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Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Chinese Medicine, Fertility, Whole Woman Wednesday | 0 comments

Prevent Premature Aging And Protect Your Fertility Using These 3 Tips

Prevent Premature Aging And Protect Your Fertility Using These 3 Tips

  In today’s episode of Whole Woman Wednesday, you’ll learn my three best tips to prevent premature aging and protect your fertility. My second tip is to improve your sleep, and you’ll hear why in the video. Click here to watch a previous episode where I teach you three of my favorite techniques to improve your sleep. And please share any sleep tips that have worked for you in the comments below. As you’ll hear me say in today’s video, we are made up of trillions of cells. And guess what the biggest cells in our body are, as women? Our eggs! So, when it comes to protecting and boosting our fertility, cellular health and preservation is key. The absolute best way to keep our cells healthy is to take a high quality multivitamin. Click here to shop the pharmaceutical-grade supplements from USANA Health Sciences that I recommend to my patients and provide to all my online program participants. Click here to ask me for supplement recommendations before you buy, if you aren’t sure what...

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Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Chinese Medicine, Fertility, Menstruation, Whole Woman Wednesday | 0 comments

Eliminate PMS Using These 3 Easy Chinese Medicine Tricks

Eliminate PMS Using These 3 Easy Chinese Medicine Tricks

  Just because PMS is common, doesn’t mean it’s normal, or that you should have to suffer through it every month. Fortunately, there are some simple practices you can do at home to make your period a happy, smooth experience. In this week’s episode of Whole Woman Wednesday, learn my three favorite Chinese medicine tricks to eliminate or greatly reduce PMS. Click play above to watch my quick, four minute video. In today’s episode, I talk about eliminating caffeine and alcohol the week before your period is due. Try these healthy alternatives, listed below, to help you achieve that goal.   Healthy alternatives to alcohol and caffeine:   Teeccino, a wonderful coffee-like substitute made with chicory root which is high in potassium, giving you a natural energy boost that also promotes bowel movements, just like coffee! And I love the rich taste. Green tea actually helps to smooth the Liver Qi, from a Chinese Medicine perspective, and the small amount of caffeine can help you with the transition from coffee. Swiss water process decaf...

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Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Chinese Medicine, Fertility, Personal Development, Whole Woman Wednesday | 0 comments

Unlock Your Fertile Potential Using These 3 Unexpected Tips

Unlock Your Fertile Potential Using These 3 Unexpected Tips

  In today’s episode of Whole Woman Wednesday you’ll learn three unexpected ways to unlock your fertile potential and feel more powerful and supported in the world. (Even if you’re not trying to conceive, you won’t want to miss these tips, they can be life-changing!) So often in my practice, when working with a fertility patient, she will start to undergo major life changes and ask herself who she wants to be and how she wants to live her life. According to Chinese medicine, this deep introspection and consequent action is the key to becoming more fertile. If you’re interested in learning more about the concept I talk about in this video of accessing your fertile potential by expressing more of your authentic self, read this article I wrote. Click play above to watch the full episode–and see my ballet warm-up bloopers at the end. Real ballerinas, don’t judge. 😉 If you like today’s video, please share it with your friends and family. And be sure to subscribe to my newsletter here to get Whole...

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Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Chinese Medicine, Fertility, Personal Development | 0 comments

How Healthy Boundaries Improve Fertility And Digestion

How Healthy Boundaries Improve Fertility And Digestion

  It may sound strange, but setting healthy boundaries can actually improve your digestion and fertility, according to Chinese medicine. Many of the women I treat who struggle to conceive also have several food sensitivities and/or digestion issues. These women also tend to be what we call Earth-type people in Chinese medicine. However, all of us have Earth energy, no matter what our type. According to Chinese medicine, each of us is made up of the five elements: Earth, Fire, Metal, Water, and Wood. Each element corresponds to a different organ system in the body. The Earth element rules the digestion. Symbolically, the Earth element represents how we “digest” the world around us, in all aspects. When there is an imbalance in Earth energy, one of the ways this imbalance can manifest is by not being able to discern between “self” and “other” when foreign bodies enter into a woman’s system such as food or the DNA of her partner when trying to conceive. Both of these instances are examples...

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Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Fertility, Personal Development, Pregnancy, Useful Tips | 2 comments

How To Energetically Protect Yourself As A Highly Sensitive Woman

How To Energetically Protect Yourself As A Highly Sensitive Woman

  I believe highly sensitive, empathetic women are healers. Whether or not you’re in the healing profession, if you’re this type of woman, you tend to assimilate the energy of the people you love and come into contact with in effort to take away their pain. It’s what we do best. While being highly sensitive and empathetic have enormous benefits, it’s imperative that we learn the art of self-protection. With the internet and social media, the amount of people we are in contact with day-to-day has grown exponentially. Side note:  You don’t have to be in someone’s physical presence to feel the effects of their energy, as I’m sure you have already experienced to be true. When I was in acupuncture school treating patients in the student clinic, I would see a patient and later complain of the exact symptoms I was treating earlier that would seemingly come out of nowhere. Interestingly, my patients would report they felt better immediately after our session. This became a pattern I would notice frequently throughout my schooling and into my first...

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Chinese Medicine, Fertility, Perimenopause, Personal Development | 4 comments

Redefine Your Authentic Feminine Power After Age 35

Redefine Your Authentic Feminine Power After Age 35

  After age 35, a woman enters into the Queen or Imperial phase of life, according to ancient Chinese medicine texts written about self-empowerment in 600 CE. She transitions away from the Maiden or Princess phase, where she was concerned with what the world thought of her, how she looked to everyone around her, what others wanted her to do, and procreation. During this transformation, the Heart, also known as the Emperor or Empress in Chinese medicine, heats up and loses communication with the cooling water aspect of the Kidneys. This can lead to irregular periods, mood swings, and fertility issues; a collection of symptoms also known as perimenopause. I believe the Heart heating up is the body’s way of speaking up to be heard. It’s asking the woman, what do YOU want? How do YOU feel? What is YOUR expression of your authentic self in the world, regardless of other’s opinions and expectations? Literally and figuratively, what does your heart want? I recently listened to an interview on Dear Sugar Radio with singer/songwriter India Arie, who talked...

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