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When, how and why to take Vitamin A

Vitamin A is one of our fat soluble vitamins, meaning that it is stored in adipose tissue, as well as in the liver and skeletal muscle.  Vitamin A is required for normal vision and it is found in two forms in our diets. The most bioavailable form is called retinol (or retinoids) and is found in animal foods (like eggs and liver).  

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In Support of LGBTQIA+2S

At Yinstill Reproductive Wellness we are dedicated to providing a safe and compassionate space for all people.

 

Yinstill is happy to support those within the LGBTQIA+2S community, and provide exceptional holistic treatment for those experiencing fertility and/or reproductive issues. 

We believe that nothing is more important than family and everyone who desires should be able to experience the gift of becoming a parent.

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GLUTATHIONE – The Primary Protector

Glutathione has many important functions in our body, and we will briefly discuss all of these here, but most importantly, it is the king of antioxidants! Unfortunately, our body has to manufacture Glutathione from other vitamins and minerals, so if we are not taking good care of ourselves glutathione levels can be deficient, and with this comes consequences.

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Acupuncture for Pre and Post Surgery

During your reproductive journey, it may be necessary to have a surgery to better your chances of conception. Typically in the reproductive arena, many of these are laparoscopic surgeries which are minimally invasive. Sometimes more extensive surgeries are unavoidable and required to continue towards the goal of conceiving. This is when taking stock of your goals and timelines becomes even important as many couples are working within timelines.

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Comprehensive Genetic Health Report

Everyone’s first step into taking charge of their health and well-being should be a Comprehensive Genetic Health Report. This report gives you the blueprint to the foundations of your health so that you can make the necessary adjustments to support your current health conditions, and avoid challenges in the future.

As Rhonda Patrick states: “

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Cannabis and Female Fertility: Is it a fit for you? 

With the abundance of cannabis dispensaries available to us today, and the multitude of issues and symptoms that claim to be eased and solved with cannabis, one can easily be led to think this is a harmless addition to your daily or weekly routine.

In a time where there is mass information and conflicting data on the use of cannabis,

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The Stress and Infertility Connection

We often hear that stress can contribute to fertility difficulties – some couples can try for years, with no success and it’s when they are not actively trying that somehow pregnancy occurs.

Why does this happen?  What is the connection between stress and infertility?

That answer is hormones!

Female hormones,

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My Endometriosis

As a TCM practitioner, I think it is important that patients know they are not alone. I hope that sharing my story with you will encourage you to seek support and look for alternative treatments, if are needing them.

 

In high school, I began experiencing heavy and painful periods. I had no idea that the start of “womanhood” was going to change my life in ways I couldn’t even imagine.

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How to be active in the Winter to Spring transition

Spring has officially sprung here on the West Coast and it couldn’t be fresh and lovely outside. Spring is the time of rejuvenation, rebirth, and the revitalization of all things in nature.

 

In Chinese medicine, physical movement is essential for health as it is in this time where movement should begin once again after the cold hibernation of winter.

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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,

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Getting to the root of PMS

What is PMS?

 

Most women I have worked with over the years “know” when their period is coming.  Some experience a change in their mood, have bloating or sore breasts, develop acne, have abdominal cramping, or a change in their bowels.  Some unfortunate women have all of these things, and more.

Today it is estimated that 3 out of every 4 menstruating women will experience at least once in their lives some form of physical or emotional changes after ovulation happens until the menses begins,

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Acupuncture Alters Sugar Metabolism & Gene Expression in PCOS

Recent research published in the journal NATURE concluded that low-frequency electroacupuncture with muscle contractions remodels epigenetic and transcriptional changes that elicit metabolic improvement[1]. In other words, after ONE electro-acupuncture treatment the authors reported a increase in whole body glucose (sugar) uptake, changes in the expression of over 2300 genes and changes in DNA methylation in over 7000 individual genes in the adipose (fat) tissue of women with PCOS.

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