How to naturally help seasonal allergies

Winter is finally over and the warmth of Spring is upon us. The fresh morning breeze, the flowers in full bloom, the birds chirping and the trees showing off their new greenery brings us all tears of joy, or is it tears from all the pollen in the air? For some Spring is the season of growth and renewal while for some others it is the season of allergies resulting in watery, itchy eyes, constant nasal dripping,

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Liver – what’s it good for?

Taking Care of the Liver


The Liver is one of our largest internal organs and one of the most underestimated organs. It does so much for us, from detoxifying to purifying blood to regulating our metabolism.


Although the liver is wonderful at healing and self-recovery, it does take a great deal of abuse in our everyday lifestyles.  Some of the choices can be fairly obvious (like eating non-organic food,

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How to Transition Into Spring Using TCM Theory

The winter time has passed in its somber glory; having brought skies of marbled greys and trees so graceful in their naked beauty. Those cold days for slumber and reflection are waning and a new vitality rises. The air breathes balmy, dissolving the ice that keeps the seeds and tree buds asleep. The blossoms decorate, like cake frosting on the trees in luscious creams and pinks. Spring has arrived!



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Fertility and Oral Health

By: Sarah Lindgard

If I asked you to think of important factors that make up a healthy lifestyle, which sets the stage to support a healthy pregnancy, what comes to mind? Do you picture things such as eating a nourishing, wholesome diet and taking your daily prenatal vitamins? Making time for gentle exercise several times a week? Perhaps practicing methods of stress reduction and getting the proper amount of sleep?

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More Appreciation and Less Negativity Please

Give your partner one appreciation every day. It can be a quality that you love or something your partner has done recently. It is so important to give and receive appreciations, to be looking for things to appreciate and to be acknowledged for something wonderful you have done. Sometime, we fail to acknowledge what our partners are doing that is contributing to the betterment of the relationship. We easily focus on the problems and what our partners are not doing,

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Easy Pressure Points for Stress and Anxiety

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I would venture to say that every human being on the planet knows what it is like to feel stressed. For some, it may be a few fleeting moments, triggered only perhaps by extreme circumstances. For the large majority of others, stress can be a lot more than just a passing feeling, and too often its left to get to the point where it can become incapacitating.

It’s pretty easy to say to someone “just relax”,

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The other side of the ART equation

As of a 2009 CDC survey, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) births represented 1.4%of total US births, or 60,190 infants. It is now estimated that over 5 million births worldwide have been the result of medical reproductive intervention, a long way to come after the birth of the very first “test tube baby” in 1978. However, these advances have not come without their own concerns. In the same 2009 survey, it was also stated that 33.4% of ART births were born preterm,

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Doctor Said My Swimmers Are Bad, Now What?

The facts

Male infertility affects 10% to 15% of reproductive aged couples worldwide. Since male infertility is such a common problem, it is important to understand the true role it plays in male health and relationships. Men diagnosed with infertility suffer intense negative sexual, personal, and social strains that might be considered typical for other medical illnesses such as cancer or heart disease.

Generally, male infertility is not the fault of the man.

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Reclaiming Fertility

More and more women today are seeking fertility assistance. Stats Canada noted a decline in women having children in their 20’s and an increase in women conceiving in their 30’s. Overall, up to 15% of Canadian women from 18-44 years of age are having difficulty conceiving (a twofold increase from 1992).

Fertility declines in the woman’s 30’s and progressively becomes more difficult after age 35. Physiological reasons for lowered fertility rates include:

  • Pre-existing pelvic conditions (e.g.
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