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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

What the world needs now…is LOVE… sweet LOVE

With the tragic events and current upheaval in the world today, it is my strong belief that our response should be love. Anger is paralyzing. Love is freeing. In many ways we are responding with love, ie The Woman’s March, mourning together over the tragic events in Quebec, standing up for one another in our

The Languages of Love

Love is more than a feeling. It is a language, and not everyone speaks the same one. Falling in love is intoxicating. Literally. The hormone cocktail your body produces at love’s first blush is the chemical equivalent of being high on cocaine. And as anyone who has been in a long term relationship can attest,

5 Tips to get your child to take medicine!

Is it difficult to get medicines into your child? Well, you are not alone!   Some children are content with any food you put in front of them, while others put up a huge stink whenever you encourage them to eat a healthy snack. It can be difficult to get your child to consume nutrient-dense

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