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Sperm and Miscarriage

Many studies show a link between poor sperm quality and miscarriage, therefore this possibility cannot be overlooked when recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is affecting a couple. The good thing is, with natural medicine, there is much that can be done to help.

Are You Cooking Your Balls?

Don't Cook Your Balls, yup, you heard right! This is an amazing website which is a self-proclaimed 'A Light-Hearted Guide to Men's Sexual and Reproductive Health'. Are You Cooking Your Balls? Complete the 10 minute questionnaire NOW, it will provide personalized recommendations for how to optimize your fertility.
Are You Cooking Your Balls?

Literally, Tiny Engines to Help Sperm Swim!

Ok, yes this is really happening - tiny motors that attach to sperm to help improve how well they swim (motility), and experts are saying that this might soon become a feasible treatment for male factor infertility.

Beet Dip

If the thought of dipping carrot sticks into a bowl of bright pink paste seems peculiar, I urge you to give beets a chance and try this dip! It is smooth, creamy, and surprisingly not overly ‘beety’ in the taste department. Of course, it is also ridiculously nutritious, bursting with too many health benefits to name in this blog post. Iron is just one of the many nutrients that this recipe has going for it, with both the beets and sunflower seeds rich in the important mineral. While trying to conceive, it is a good idea to load up on iron-rich foods in order to prevent iron-deficiency anemia, which is very common during pregnancy.


TeacherLove - Offer ends September 30th! Beat the Back-to-School STRESS with a complimentary acupuncture treatment at Yinstill (Vancouver or Surrey locations)! That's right, if you are a teacher, simply call 604.873.9355 or email to book. But that's not all - on top of receiving a free acupuncture treatment, we are also offering a free Blood Typing with our Dr. Nora Shilo, AND 50% off Stress and Immune Boosting IV treatments (see complete IV menu here -

Meet Dr. Fisher, Yinstill Clinical Manager...

We are so lucky to have such a great doctor at Yinstill. As clinical manager Dr. Harris Fisher ensures that all practice operations run smoothly and that each one of our doctors is doing all they can to maintain our premium service to the women and couples we see. The proof is in the results, and the success that Yinstill has with so many couples is due largely in part to the contributions of Dr. Fisher.

Blueberry-Mint Smoothie

Guest Post by Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.

Fruit smoothies with greens are perfect for light summer snacks; they make use of all the garden-fresh ingredients available, are cooling to the body, and provide extra hydration. Adding lettuce greens to your fruit smoothies is a great way of including more green foods in your diet, and the fruit usually masks the taste of the greens so you won’t feel like you’re drinking a salad.

Strawberry-Lavender Chia Jam

Guest post by Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.

Hooray for strawberry season! If you’re like me and you bought a large basket at the farmer’s market and now find yourself in a race against time to use up all those beautiful berries before they go overripe and mushy, this is a recipe for you. Spoon this stuff on toast, pancakes, oatmeal, or plain yogurt for a sweet fruity treat without the refined sugar that traditional jam is known for.

Yinstill in Surrey!

We are so excited to announce our new location in Surrey, 15300 - 105 Avenue (Guilford), such easy access right off the highway (152 st exit). We are proud to be sharing space with the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM). If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please call 604.873.9355 or email

Sally's Fertility Story...

“After two years of trying unsuccessfully to have a baby, I knew something was wrong. My periods had always been very irregular and I was frustrated because my family doctor would not refer me to a fertility specialist until we’d been trying for at least two years.


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