Infertility

Coping with Infertility During the Holidays

Coping with Infertility During the Holidays

The holiday season is kicking into full swing, and it can be stressful, even in the best of circumstances. For those enduring fertility challenges, you may not be feeling the holiday cheer.  Not getting pregnant is hard at any time of the year, but it can be worse during the holidays. It’s okay to feel sad about feeling sad. Having these feelings does not make you ungrateful for the blessings you do have. Those feelings are real, they are valid, and you are entitled to them.

Steak Fajita Bowls

Steak Fajita Bowls

This nutrition for fertility recipe is a delicious bowl of steak fajitas. This nutritious bowl is sure to restore your essence and warm the body. In Chinese Medicine, steak has a naturally warming nature and is known to build blood and Qi—the vital energy that runs throughout our bodies and often is in need of nourishment

Turmeric Golden Milk for Fertility

Turmeric Golden Milk for Fertility

Turmeric seems to be at the tip of many people’s tongue these days, and it should be! This little yellow-orange root is getting more and more recognized for its medicinal properties.  Turmeric has many health benefits including being a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, and immune boosting herb.  We are highlighting this root because it can also encourage fertility.  Turmeric assists in hormone balancing and regulation.  It helps to increase blood flow and removes stagnant blood in the uterus and other reproductive organs.

Male Factor Infertility

Male Factor Infertility

When it comes to fertility challenges, both men and women are equally important to the fertile picture. Our clients are often surprised to find out that approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner, and one-third is caused by a combination of challenges in both partners or is unexplained.

Toxins Effect on Reproductive Health 

Toxins Effect on Reproductive Health 

Exposure to toxins can be a common but unnecessary occurrence.  Avoiding toxins during preconception, pregnancy and after birth is an important consideration in order to protect yourself and your child from health disorders or imbalances, and increase your ability to conceive. 

Seed Cycling for Fertility

Seed Cycling for Fertility

Seeds are a wonderful, easy, and a delicious way to support the body in finding its natural composure. Seed cycling is designed to support hormone production, regulate menstrual cycles, and can even help reduce PMS symptoms. Incorporating seeds into our diet helps promote hormone balance which guide our cycles. 

Foods for your Cycle

Foods for your Cycle

Syncing the food you eat with your cycle is a excellent way to bring mindful eating and supportive nourishment to your body while focusing on fertility.  A healthier cycle is the prerequisite for improving fertility and a healthy pregnancy. Supporting each phase helps you to maintain a regular healthy menstrual cycle, balance your hormones and sustain the health of your eggs and lining.

Chicken Livers with Passion Fruit, Pomegranate and Caramelized Dumpling Squash

Chicken Livers with Passion Fruit, Pomegranate and Caramelized Dumpling Squash

This month’s nutrition for fertility recipe is a warming and nutritious chicken liver dish. This is a great winter dish to cook at home when things have been hectic and we need a reminder to slow down and savor whats in front of us. Winter is a time when many great nutrient-rich and fertility-friendly foods are in prime season. 

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

This month’s nutrition for fertility recipe is a festive and delicious carrot ginger soup. As we approach the darkest day of the year, and the cold weather has set in, we encourage more nourishing soups and warming foods to boost fertility.

Fertility Frittata

Fertility Frittata

This month’s nutrition for fertility recipe is a baked frittata full of colorful vegetables. It is an delicious way to eat veggies and protein, for a brunch, a light lunch or supper. The eggs and broccoli stand out in this recipe, offering vital fertility support.

Blue Ova Acupuncturist Robin Sheared Excels in Reproductive Medicine with ABORM Board Certification

Blue Ova Acupuncturist Robin Sheared Excels in Reproductive Medicine with ABORM Board Certification

We are pleased to announce Blue Ova’s Lead Acupuncturist Robin Sheared has become a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) after passing the specialty board examination in April.  Earning this diplomat certification represents a significant professional achievement.  

HOW ACUPUNCTURE IMPROVES FERTILITY

HOW ACUPUNCTURE IMPROVES FERTILITY

In my practice, I have worked with thousands of men and women on their journey towards parenthood.  Infertility is defined as the biological inability of a man or a woman to contribute to conception, but very few men or women are truly infertile. Most who have been given a diagnosis of “infertility” are merely out of balance.

Fertility challenges may be due to a female factor in one-third of the cases, male factor in another one-third, and in the remaining one-third of cases the cause may be due to both partners or fall under unexplained infertility. TCM can aid natural fertility in women and men, as well as provide complementary support to assisted reproductive cycles.