Volume 7, Number 4
Focus on Health:
Fertility and Acupuncture
By: Joseph Steyr
The big news in fertility healthcare for Ontario is that the government is now covering IVF, but only for one session, which started January 1st 2016. So that means preparing for and maximizing your odds when going for IVF is key! There are a number of powerful tools to help treat and support fertility naturally. A recent 2015 study found that having acupuncture as an add-on to IVF increased the success rate of pregnancy (Pubmed reference PMID: 25911598). Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system, according to several studies and medical research.
Plus, many herbal and nutritional products like CoQ10, MACA and green tea have been shown to support both female and male fertility. The important idea here is that setting up a healthy foundation before trying to conceive, naturally or with treatments like IVF, is essential.
At Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness Center, you can have a special Chiropractic/Acupuncture combo with Dr. Ting or Dr. Cheung, or Massage Therapy/Acupuncture combo with Tristan, or Naturopathy/Acupuncture combo with Dr Steyr. Please call the office for more information.
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Recipe of the Month
Asparagus & Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins
3 tbsp coconut oil
1/3 cup apple sauce or reduced/cooked peaches
1 large egg
1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup gf flour (Bobs Red Mill)
1/2 tsp baking soda
Sea salt & pepper
1 red chili/ jalapenos, diced
1 bunch of asparagus, chopped BUT save tops for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 and coat muffin tin with coconut oil. Mix all wet ingredients together with peppers and asparagus. Mix dry ingredients together thoroughly & slowly incorporate into wet batter. Pour into muffin tins approx. 1/4 full. Finish with aspara-tops. Bake for 15/20 minutes until golden.
Good for up to 4 days fresh OR freeze for a couple weeks. Great with a fried egg, with preserves or what we did at home is use for sloppy Joe’s using Walter All Natural, Craft Caesar Mix.
Did you know…..?
Your sense of smell skyrockets when you’re ovulating.
Yup, you read that right. If you’ve been smelling funny things all day, it could mean it’s prime baby-making time. So instead of complaining about his overwhelming BO after he hits the gym, maybe take it as a cue to roll around in the sack — pronto (Okay, after he showers.)