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Meditation for Fertility Optimization

From the perspective of meditation, every state is a special state, every moment is a special moment. ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

For anyone facing challenges trying to conceive it doesn’t take long to understand the basic biology behind the mechanism of how stress can negatively impact fertility. In summary, the physiology of any animal in distress results in the same end: the valuable resources intended to nourish and strengthen the reproductive system are allocated to vital organs for survival (heart,

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Benefits of Immune Boosting Vitamin C IV’s

What can we do to stay healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic? First and foremost, we must eat well to fuel and nourish our bodies and minds with the necessary nutrients to energize and feel good throughout the day. Of equal importance is movement, of any kind. It’s vital for circulation, digestion, immune function, and mood to do some form of exercise every day. Going outside and exposing ourselves to some sunshine (whenever possible) is best for getting a mega-dose of Vitamin D,

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How do we get sick? Chinese Medicine theory

Health is more than just the absence of disease. Health is a state of balance within your body, with an adequate reserve of energy and resources so that you can thrive.

Balance is the key to health in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is important to have a balance between work and exercise, a balanced diet, a balance in sexual activity, a balance in exposure to climate, and a balance of emotions.

In Chinese Medicine theory,

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What you need to know about chemical exposure & fertility

The following videos and information were compiled by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). The ASRM is a non-profit organization that sets standards, ethics, and guidelines for the field of reproductive medicine and fertility doctors in the United States.

Compelling scientific evidence in recent decades has established strong links between chemical exposures and endocrine diseases, as well as causing issues with reproduction and pregnancy.

In 2019, the Endocrine Society’s Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC’s) Advisory Group gathered a Task Force to develop resources that would help endocrinologists and fertility specialists answer questions about EDCs and facilitate evidence-based discussions with their patients.

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Conception During Corona [March 24, 2020]

Whether your immediate goals of conception are on track or have temporarily been put on hold, ensuring that your immune system is strong is essential. The best part of the following guidance on strengthening your immune system is that almost all of these activities will also positively impact your fertility. Win-win.

  • Sleep. Without a doubt, this is the top of my list. Without enough quality sleep, all biological function suffers. It’s that simple.

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Functional Medical Testing

At Yinstill we offer a variety of testing to suit the needs of each patient. Any combination of the tests listed below may be recommended to those struggling with reproductive and/or health challenges. Since we know fertility optimization is dependent on the cultivation of whole health, precision medical practices to individualize your treatment plan is necessary, and testing is an important step.

Hormones

Both male and female hormone status may help discover underlying issues that could be causing reproductive challenges.

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The 6 Causes of Infertility

The following is an important overview of the true causes of disease such as infertility and related conditions [Endometriosis, PCOS, male factor infertility, etc]. This simple overview makes it easy to understand where we need to put more focus so that we can both optimize our reproductive health, and stay healthy for the long run!

The six causes of infertility and any other dis-ease in the body according to Chinese Medicine are;

1. …

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New Research: Omega 3 fatty acids for egg quality…

New research (the first of its kind) recently published in Fertility & Sterility has shown that the Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) content in the cell membranes of human eggs (oocytes) could be correlated to egg quality.  This makes perfect sense as the same is true and well-accepted science with sperm quality. Time to take your (quality) fish oils!

The membranes that protect and hold together our cells, mitochondria, and DNA are primarily made up of PUFA.

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Do we really need to take supplements?

I’m healthy, I eat well, prioritize sleep, exercise regularly, manage stress, get plenty of fresh air, and drink lots of quality filtered water – why would I need to take supplements?

If this is you, fantastic! You are really laying the foundation for good health. You may also already be taking some supplements such as vitamin D, omega oils, and a multivitamin – lean forward, raise your hand above your head,

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Overcoming IBS and Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders,  estimated to affect about 12% of the Canadian population (1). It is characterized by a vicious cycle of recurrent abdominal pain, and altered bowel habits (i.e., constipation, diarrhea or both), often accompanied by bloating (2).   Studies suggest that between 65 to 78% of people affected by IBS actually have SIBO as the underlying cause of the syndrome (3, 4). 

What is SIBO? …

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