Natural Treatment for PCOS

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PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a hormonal disorder that affects many women and often causes symptoms such as acne, irregular menstrual cycles, excess hair growth and more. While the cause of this condition isn’t clearly understood, many who have it are curious about natural treatment for PCOS. You may be trying to become pregnant, or simply want to find relief from the symptoms. Women with PCOS may face an increased risk of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and endometrial cancer; it ...

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10 Ways to Deal with Disappointment

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Disappointment affects us all. There are no exceptions. Perhaps you are struggling with trying to have a baby, and the immense disappointment that can come from yet another negative result; or perhaps you are experiencing the loss of a loved one. Whatever the cause of your disappointment, this post may help you.

I was spring cleaning with my bookkeeper and finally got around to organizing my big grey file cabinet – the home ...

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Is Your Lube Keeping You from Getting Pregnant?

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It’s the time you are ovulating and you are just about to “do it” but realize that you are a little dry so reach for the regular lube you have been using for a little help.

You might want to read onward to understand more about lube and fertility.

It’s common knowledge that what you put inside your body affects your health. Many of us are reaching for organic foods, plenty of vegetables, clean water (is there such a thing?) and have been told ...

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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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