Interviewed On Fertility And Functional Medicine By Ben Weitz

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I was pleased to be interviewed by my colleague, Dr. Ben Weitz, on how to treat fertility issues with a functional medicine approach.  We spoke about many areas, including PCOS, hypothyroid, and other issues that affect fertility and how to treat them with nutritional changes as well as with acupuncture.

Would love to hear your comments as well as what other topics you’d like me to speak about.

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Tie Me Up

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They stood before us, he in his black pants, black leather vest and cap and his wife in her silk bra and striped underwear. She smiled at her husband when he said, “Isn’t my wife gorgeous?” And she was. Her rectangular glasses framed her face perfectly, her kinky hair stood straight up with a pink headband wrapped around it, as if to hold it in place.

I admired their love and her willingness to expose that voluptuous, chocolate brown body, ...

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Let’s Talk about Sex

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I want to talk about sex…  What I see in my practice is sexual dysfunction of many varieties.  It is so personal that people don’t really want to discuss it.  So I thought I would bring it out a bit.

When one thinks about fertility, sex would come to mind for many.  However, in my fertility practice it seems this is the one thing that is NOT happening.  Infertility is stressful enough and to ...

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Riding the Monthly Wave

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If you are a female, chances are the majority of your thoughts, actions, your physical and emotional sensations, are under the reins of your hormones.  However, the control we give our hormones depends on a variety of things: what we eat and drink, how we discharge nervous/stuck energy, or how we bring our creativity and expressions out into the world.  There isn’t one specific thing that determines the quality or duration of the pre-menstrual period.

Specifically, I want to talk about ...

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

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Anyone who loves their preferred form(s) of exercise understands that the long term benefits go well beyond just being stronger, fitter, or looking better. Exercise can immediately make us happier and more energetic.  Exercise is a great coping mechanism to help balance the drama of life.  We are usually much more pleasant to be around after a good work-out since it’s much harder to stress when the body and mind are coasting on a post-exercise endorphin rush!  Regular physical movement ...

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Chicken Soup to Bring in the Breast Milk

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The amount of energy invested during pregnancy, labor and birth can leave the body exhausted of vital substances. Age, constitution, preconception health, and the care the mother receives post-delivery will determine how her body will fare/recover in the months that follow.

Postpartum care in certain cultures is known as the confinement period and involves sufficient rest combined with warm nourishing meals. Chicken broth, prepared by simmering the bones, muscle and fat of chicken meat for several hours in water to release ...

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