Yoga for Fertility

Yoga Can Help with Fertility

Begin each practice with a seated meditation. Breath deeply through nose and exhale through the mouth.  Repeat 2-3 times. End each practice in the corpse pose. Lie on back with low back supported letting your legs roll outwards and your arms out to the sides of your body. Palms facing upwards.Continue reading

Meal Planning Tips

Planning our lives around food is essential. Eating together healthy, well planned meals is essential because it can help prevent disease, can maintain our weight by avoiding quick fix indulgences, can alleviate stress, and it encourages our children’s development.  Continue reading

Children’s Health & Chinese Medicine

Pediatrics is one of the oldest specialties within Chinese medicine. In TCM pediatrics children are not just considered miniature adults. Rather, children are believed to be immature both physically and functionally, and most of the common pediatric complaints are due to this immaturity. Continue reading

Prenatal / Fertility Nutrition

  1. Omega 3 fatty acids: best source: fish. Due to mercury content of a lot of seafood, it is best to be cautious. Eat 12 ounces/week of low-mercury fish such as:
    • Canned light tuna, salmon, trout (fresh water), anchovies, calamari, caviar, crab (king), whitefish, scallops, herring, sole, salmon, shrimp, clams, oysters, sardines.
    • Supplement with an omega 3, 6, 9 plant based product such as Udo’s oil. 1-2 tablespoons/ day
  2. Iron: Check levels and if low supplement. Source suggestion: Floradix liquid or hemoplex. Foods: dark, leafy greens, beets, red meat, grains, beans, legumes etc. 10 mg iron: ¼ cup of pumpkin seeds/ 1/2 cup tofu. 5 mg iron: 1 cup spinach/ chickpeas/ kidney beans/soya beans/ whole wheat flour/ 100mg mussels/ 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses/1 tablespoon kelp granules/ 100 g fried apricots. To assimilate properly iron absorption needs folic acid, Vit C, B6, B12, calcium & copper.Continue reading