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Can an ancient Chinese massage help couples conceive?

A woman from Cardiff, in the UK, says that she has helped hundreds of women beat infertility through reflexology and reiki massage. Victoria Miles says that 300 babies have been born in the last 5 years thanks to their mothers receiving an ancient Chinese massage at her natural fertility clinic. Reflexology works on the premise […]

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Icing your testicles in order to have a baby? An unusual male fertility fix

It is estimated that 1 in 6 couples experience difficulty conceiving, with 30% of those problems being caused by problems with the male partner’s fertility. In the face of those statistics, increasingly men are being encouraged to try to improve their fertility through lifestyle changes, as well as other natural and sometimes unusual, “fertility fixes.” […]

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I’m in my early 30s and I’ve been trying to get pregnant for about a year. One of my friends mentioned that maybe I’m not getting pregnant because I have a food intolerance or allergy. Is there any truth to the connection between infertility and food intolerances? If so, what should I do to be tested and what is involved in treatment?

Written by guest expert, Dr. Alana Shaw, naturopathic doctor at Boda Health, Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn more about Dr. Shaw here. We have known for centuries that the foods we consume can have a profound effect on our health.  More recently, food intolerances have been linked to a wide range of unpleasant symptoms and chronic conditions […]

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I was recently diagnosed with premature ovarian failure. I’ve been told that it is very unlikely that I will be able to get pregnant. I’ve heard that women with POF have been able to have a child after using alternative and naturopathic approaches. I’m wondering what herbs and vitamins you’d suggest to increase the likelihood of a pregnancy for women with POF?

Written by guest expert, Dr. Alana Shaw, naturopathic doctor at Grace Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn more about Dr. Shaw here. Premature ovarian failure (POF), also known as premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), is a loss of ovarian function before the age of 40.  Women with POF have low levels of estrogen and elevated levels of […]

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