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The Art of Being Alone

On July 10th two of my Littles flew to Italy and on July 20th my eldest Little flew with her Pathfinder Unit to British Columbia for SOAR, a worldwide Girl Guide camp. It has been just me and William (my dog) for the past week. When people learn that I am an empty nester albeit

Fertility Acupuncture: How does it work?

Patients often tell me that they heard or read that acupuncture can improve fertility. Some patients ask how does acupuncture achieve this? This is an important question. I believe that when you understand the ‘why’, you can visualize the positive effects during the process. For first-time acupuncture patients this can also help promote relaxation and

Healthy Hydration this Summer

When I walk down the grocery aisle and spot the fluorescent drinks out of the corner of my eye I wonder how much colouring are added to those drinks. When drinks glow, they have to go! The concept of an electrolyte drink is a brilliant one. As we sweat we need to replenish are sodium

Fertile Mind. Fertile Body

We celebrate fertility this month. Our journeys are each unique. Some are all consuming, filled with struggles. Others may appear easier yet still overwhelming in a different way. For those of us called to motherhood, we feel this energy with the waxing and waning of the moon. The alchemy of conception has always been a

Fertility Lessons: A Shift in Perspective

Over the years, working with couples to improve their fertility has taught me many lessons. The most important lessons are ones that cannot be found in research articles, textbooks or Dr. Google. Having a positive mindset is more beneficial than any acupuncture treatment or prescription that I can provide. Every woman on this journey knows

When To Seek Fertility Care By Erin Enns

Learning and understanding when to seek care for conception health can be a grey area for women. Naturopathic Doctors focus on identifying potential physical, emotional and environmental risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes early in order to optimizing health outcomes for mom and baby. Through education and counseling, Naturopathic Doctors help you get to know

How to Deal With Darkness

Spring is upon us, and the longer days couldn’t be more welcome. Toronto saw a mere 12 hours of sunlight for all of January. Even for those not usually touched by Seasonal Effective Disorder, the absence of sunlight was felt. There has been a significant lack of metaphorical LIGHT as well.  We are in a

SPRING EQUINOX – SPRING REVOLUTION

It’s January 1st and the yoga studio is packed with yogis. Barely 10cm separates each mat, making for many modifications in my practice. And while I’m humbled to share in my yoga community intent on connecting mind and body through breath, come middle to late February, the class size has returned to “normal” – full

Fertility Spring Cleanse

Spring equinox occurs on March 20th this year and it marks the beginning of an abundance of sunlight and an increase in yang energy until the summer solstice. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, it is the time of year to create the foundation for future projects (like conception), build new relationships and restore

Vitamin D and Fertility

One test which often gets overlooked in preparation  for pregnancy is Vitamin D. We have all heard the importance of adequate folic acid levels to prevent neural tube defects in the developing fetus and also the recommendation of taking a prenatal supplement. Has anyone ever told you to take a Vitamin D when planning to

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