I met with a new patient last week who asked an awesome question. We were discussing she and her partners’ diet, and talking about the general dietary principles I encourage all of my patients to follow, very basically: 1. whole foods only; nothing processed 2. no refined flours 3. no added sugar 4. tons of veggies (at least 50% of every meal) 5. the highest quality protein you can afford (25% of every meal) 6. high quality fats with every meal (avocado, nuts/seeds, olive oi
Whether you’re trying to conceive naturally or with IVF, egg quality should be on your mind. Women are born with all the egg cells they’ll ever have – and we carry them with us throughout our entire reproductive lives! That’s a long time to be housed in a body, and a long time being exposed to every environmental toxin, nutrient, and hormone in the cellular environment. The quality of the egg cell and sperm cell prior to conception are of paramount importance when you are t
I’ve shared a few articles in the past on the use of nutritional IV therapy for fertility and overall health – see here for one on the overall effects, this article about micronutrient deficiencies and your fertility, this on IVs for migraines, here for glutathione and fertility… You get the point, I’m a pretty big fan! With patients who are new to micronutrient IVs, especially those who are trying to conceive, I am often asked how frequently, and when is the best time to re
At some point during pregnancy, most women will battle with pain – from headaches to muscle aches, back pain to pelvic pain, it’s incredibly common and is often a huge source of discomfort. Faced with pain, many women may consider taking something to ease it, and may turn to over-the-counter meds. Ibuprofen is one of several medications that fall under the category of over-the-conter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and may be considered for pain relief.
It’s that busy time of year, when we’re all running around trying to get things done before the holidays - making sure we’ve bought gifts for people we love, stocked the bar for guests, and tied up all the year's loose ends. And if there’s one thing that saves me at this time of year, it’s a one-pot meal. As much as I love putting together elaborate meals, I really appreciate those dishes where you chop a bunch of veg, chuck it together in a pan with some spices, and throw
In parts 1 and 2 of this thyroid series, we’ve seen that the thyroid gland is often touted as the most important hormonal gland because thyroid hormone affects literally every cell in the human body. It can either make you feel healthy, vital, and fertile, or it can make you feel like your body is falling apart. We’ve learned that there is more to thyroid hormone testing than getting a TSH and calling it a day, and now it’s time to shift focus onto how you can support proper
Gluta-what? If you're reading the title of this post and have no idea what I’m talking about, you’re not alone. In fact, many of my patients who I regularly inject with glutathione have trouble pronouncing the name - but most know at least one of the benefits of glutathione, it’s the body’s master antioxidant. Sounds cool, right? Master antioxidant – one of the most effective means of fighting free radical damage, similar to how vitamin C and vitamin E work. If it’s the ma
At Acubalance, we practice proactive health care to assist you in achieving optimal health. We’re always striving to be on the cutting-edge of the latest in natural medicine, and one of these therapies that we use is nutritional IV therapy. You may have heard of nutritional IV therapy before (the classic Myer’s cocktail for example), where a doctor infuses vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream. At Acubalance, we tailor our nutrient c