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[22 Mar 2009 | 16 Comments | 84,761 views]
Learn How to Cure Blood Deficiency with Food

Concept of Blood
The concept of blood (xue) in traditional Chinese medicine is closely related to the concept of blood in Western medicine except that it goes further to include functions such as tissue nourishment.  The diagnosis of “blood deficiency” in Chinese medicine often corresponds to iron deficiency anemia in Western medicine but a patient can still have “blood deficiency” by Chinese medical standards even though testing may reveal normal blood iron level.
During female monthly cycle, blood plays a major roll in nourishing the endometrium (uterine lining) and preparing it for …

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[26 Jan 2009 | One Comment | 6,366 views]

If you think that the quality of your food does not have an effect on you and your partner’s fertility think twice!  An  article about organic food and infertility lists studies after studies that were done on animals and humans which prove that eating organic food has a positive effect on sperm and eggs.

Here are some of the highlights:
“Human fertility has been decreasing since the birth of intensive agriculture …

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[25 Jan 2009 | One Comment | 2,731 views]
Yoga During Infertility Treatment

An article published in Fertility and Sterility Journal in October of 2003 suggests that women going through  infertility treatments should try yoga.    The article says that the practice of yoga which includes meditation and deep relaxation can help women go through the stress of conventional infertility treatments.
The fact is that the stress from infertility has been compared to the stress that people experience while suffering from life threatening diseases like cancer, AIDS and heart disease.  Doing anything that decreases such high stress level can only have a positive effect on …

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[18 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 1,637 views]

One of the common things that I notice in my patients who are having trouble conceiving is inadequate diet.   Because of the fear of becoming overweight or because we have been brain washed that all fats are bad for us, more and more women are consuming foods low in protein and fats but unfortunately high in sugar and processed ingredients.  Salads and fruits are great additions to a healthy diet but they should not constitute the diet itself.   On a daily basis, I encounter patients who are very slim, fatigued, …