Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Success Story: Fertility Case

A woman in her 30’s came to see me for fertility problems; she had been trying to conceive for 4 years prior to coming to see me. She had previously tried in vitro fertilization with no success. After 2 months of treatment at our clinic, she got pregnant and she recently gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Initially we did a thorough health history intake to determine possible reasons why this couple was having difficulties conceiving and then together we came up with a treatment plan that was suitable for them. Treatment involved simple diet changes, high quality herbal and nutritional supplements and weekly acupuncture sessions.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Answers to some of your Detoxification Questions

What are the Benefits of detoxing?
Detoxing helps the four detoxification organs in eliminating toxins – the liver, colon, kidneys and skin. Toxins build up in our bodies through eating the wrong foods, our environment and living an unhealthy lifestyle. Sometimes our bodies need assistance in getting rid of these toxins and this is the purpose of a detox.

When is it a good time to do a detox?
Detoxes can be done at anytime during the year if you want to address a certain condition. However, if you are looking to do a general cleanse, then the optimal times are spring and fall.

What are the side effects?
Everyone responds differently to detoxing. Some people who are more sensitive and/or have a lot of toxicity may experience headaches, low energy and moodiness but these symptoms usually clear up within the first week or two.

What detox is right for me?
There are many different detoxes available. General liver/colon cleanses, digestive cleanses, Candida diets and heavy metal detoxes are some examples of detoxes that are available.

What’s involved in a detox?
A detox usually involves necessary dietary modifications along with 1 or 2 nutritional and/or herbal supplements. They usually last about 3-6 weeks.

Keep Those Bones Strong

Did you know that the highest rates of osteoporosis are in developed countries and that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 mean over the age of 50 are diagnosed with osteoporosis? Did you also know that it is possible to reverse osteoporosis and even though aging and menopause are risk factors, diet and lifestyle play a huge role in optimal bone health. It is never too early (or too late) to start taking calcium, both from food sources and supplements. When choosing a calcium supplement it is important to choose one of good quality as these contain the highest amount of elemental calcium (the calcium that your body absorbs). Make sure your calcium supplement also contains Vitamin D as calcium will not be absorbed without it. Keeping active is extremely valuable in keeping your bones strong as well.