Lately, I have had many patients ask me what I think about the raw food diet.
In the past few months it has received quite a bit of media attention and thought it would be a great idea to explain the pros and cons of eating a diet of raw food only.
This type of diet does provide heaps of fiber which helps to maintain healthy bowel function. Additionally, raw food retains more vitamins and minerals as they aren’t affected by the cooking process
I often get asked how long will it take for couples to fall pregnant using Chinese medicine?
The answer varies amongst each couple depending on their reproductive health, their weight, the type of diet they enjoy, various lifestyle factors and stress levels.
A very popular question we get asked is "Does IVF Acupuncture actually work" ?
Of course we are a little bias being that we are acupuncture and fertility specialists in Melbourne however it is a fair question and one we are happy to answer.
Naturally people wonder as to how a few fine needles inserted into various parts of the body actually help women get pregnant.
Here are some tips on foods to enhance your fertility during your menstrual cycle.
Why is this so important and what purpose does this serve? Nutrition is essential for enhancing general wellbeing and it's no different when wanting to maximise your health when trying to conceive.
Below is a list of foods beneficial for the follicular phase(Day 1 to ovulation) and the luteal phase (post ovulation).
Study found Tea may protect against Ovarian Cancer
A Swedish study followed more than 60,000 women ages 40 to 76 for more than 15 years. Analysis of their food showed that women who drank more than two cups of tea a day lowered their ovarian cancer risk by 46%; those who drank one cup of tea a day lowered their risk by 24%. On average, each additional cup of tea was associated with an 18% decrease in the risk for developing ovarian cancer.
Dr Irene Prantalos. Founder of Salubre Health Solutions
Salubre is a specialist clinic specialising in enhancing fertility with acupuncture and consultations, pre-natal care, women’s health, cosmetic acupuncture and promoting general health and wellbeing through herbal medicine, acupuncture and diet therapy.
Male Fertility Enhanced by Glutathione.
The fantastic drug?
As you know Salubre are specialists in IVF acupuncture in Melbourne which of course mostly relates to women. However we have found that IVF acupuncture treatments also benefit men.
I would love to share this interesting research I came across recently about the quality of food given to babies in the first 2 years of their life.
It is believed that foods impact neurological development and that the quality of food can impact their IQ level in later years. This research was done in Adelaide so its great to see our Australian researchers out there making a difference to the ways we can enhance the health of our babies.