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Low Cortisol Levels and Stress Adaptation

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August 8, 2023 by Tira Mills
Cortisol and Stress Many of us have heard that having high cortisol levels can be damaging to our health, but what about having low cortisol levels? Studies show that low cortisol levels, or hypocorticolism, can be linked to long term exposure to stress. During stress, the body adapts by increasing levels of cortisol to push... Read more »

Chinese medicine Nutrition for Summer

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July 27, 2023 by Tira Mills
Summer is the season of the big yang and is characterized by the fire phase and summer heat. Heat feeds on body fluids and harms yin. It is recommended to take in predominately cooling, dampness- providing foods (yin food) to disperse heat and build up body fluids. The bitter flavour corresponds to the fire phase,... Read more »

Practice Yoga with Friends

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July 12, 2023 by Tira Mills
Summertime is ideal to practice communally. It is a time to get out and spend time with others, teaching and learning from each other through observation and insight. Summertime is joyful and uplifting! This is the polar opposite of winter, which is interpersonal and reflective. Some postures to incorporate into a summer practice are dynamic... Read more »

Chinese medicine Nutrition for Spring

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May 4, 2023 by Tira Mills
Spring is the season of the beginning small yang and is characterized by growth, movement, and expansion. After winter, the body’s qi energy begins to flow strongly again and seeks to expand freely. Food during this season should supplement qi energy, allowing it to course freely, and support Chinese medicine spleen and liver functional systems.... Read more »

Christina & ARC’s Dr. Ariadne Daniel on CTV Morning Live

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April 25, 2023 by Dr. Alda Ngo
Watch Whole Family Health fertility specialist, Christina Pistotnik and Alberta Reproductive Centre’s Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Ariadne Daniel on CTV Morning Live – speaking to Canadian Fertility Awareness Week 2023.

Dr. Ariana from ARC on Global Health Matters

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April 24, 2023 by Dr. Alda Ngo
Listen to Dr. Ariadne Daniel from Alberta Reproductive Centre speak with Global Health Matters host, Su-Ling Goh about Canadian Fertility Awareness Week (CFAW), her new IVF clinic’s vision of Whole Person Fertility Care and our joint event offerings for CFAW’23.

Christina on Global Morning Live!

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April 23, 2023 by Dr. Alda Ngo
We are grateful to Global Weekend Morning Live for having us on this morning to raise awareness for Canadian Fertility Awareness Week!

WFH & ARC on CBC RadioActive!

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April 19, 2023 by Dr. Alda Ngo
WFH’s Dr. Alda & ARC‘s Dr. Ariadne had the pleasure of speaking with CBC RadioActive Host Jessica Ng about Canadian Fertility Awareness Week and our collaborative events for supporting the 1 in 6 this year. What a pleasure and honour it was – we are very grateful to CBC Radio for hosting us!

Katonah Yoga for Fertility

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April 15, 2023 by Tira Mills
Katonah Yoga is based upon the principles that yoga is designed to improve the function of the organs.The practice creates space within the body, thus creating room for the organs to function well. Chinese Medicine Organ Systems and Fertility The primary organ systems related to fertility in Chinese Medicine are the Kidneys and the Heart,... Read more »

Fertility Blood Analysis

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April 13, 2023 by Kassidy Finch
You may wonder why your hormone blood work analysis is taken on different days of your menstrual cycle. Hormone testing is an important tool used in assessing and diagnosing reproductive disorders. In particular, testing for hormone levels on specific days of the menstrual cycle can provide valuable information about the functioning of the ovaries and... Read more »

What Is Katonah Yoga?

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April 10, 2023 by Tira Mills
What is Katonah Yoga Katonah Yoga is a formal technique that informs and reforms your yoga practice. It’s about listening to the body through alignment & measures. It is a specially designed technique that provides information and insight to your yogapractice. It focuses on alignment and measures to ensure that you are working through formalizedmovement... Read more »

Whole Person Fertility Care

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April 6, 2023 by Kassidy Finch
When it comes to fertility treatment, the emphasis is often on the physical aspects of the process. But we see the Whole You and we realize that your emotional and mental well-being should not be overlooked. Did you know that research shows the psychological impact of fertility struggles are similar to those associated with conditions... Read more »

Inflammation Due To Stress – What You Can Do About It

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April 4, 2023 by Dr. Alda Ngo
Stress: why & how is it bad for us? We know that stress is bad for us, but exactly why and how is it bad for us? A study published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. cites that chronic stress changes the activation of genes in immune cells at the bone marrow level. These... Read more »

Canadian Fertility Awareness Week

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April 2, 2023 by Dr. Alda Ngo
April 23-29 is Canadian Fertility Awareness Week #CFAW This year, we are joining the conversation to help elevate and redefine (in)Fertility to be more positive and inclusive. In recognition of the diversity of modern families and that there’s more than one way to build a family, this year we are super happy and excited to join... Read more »

Cancer, Fertility Preservation & Acupuncture

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February 9, 2023 by Kassidy Finch
February 4th is World Cancer Day and it’s an opportunity to raise awareness about cancer and the impact it has on individuals, families, and communities around the world. Cancer & Fertility Preservation One of the lesser-known impacts of cancer is the effect it can have on fertility. Many cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery,... Read more »

National Breastfeeding Week

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August 5, 2022 by Catherine Woodlock
In honour of National Breastfeeding Week, we want to acknowledge the immense journey of breast & chest feeding mamas and parents. However you feed your baby is best, and for National Breastfeeding Week we see you and acknowledge what an important job it is. The journey of breast/chest feeding can be fraught with difficulties, especially... Read more »

Whole Family on CBC Radio

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April 28, 2022 by Dr. Alda Ngo
Listen to Whole Family Health’s Dr. Alda Ngo and Dr. Caitlin Dunne from PCRM speaking to Canadian Infertility Awareness Week 2022. From CBC RadioActive: This Saturday, a virtual event is taking place to help those struggling to have children. Dr. Caitlin Dunne is a Reproductive Endocrinologist, and Co-Director of the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine,... Read more »

The Research On Acupuncture For IVF

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April 22, 2022 by Christina Pistotnik
Acupuncture has become a commonly sought out resource for people going through IVF fertility treatment. When you see a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner for fertility support, they take more into account than just your reproductive organs. Your practitioner looks at your whole body and how the interconnected systems may be out of balance to support... Read more »

Massage Therapy For Stress & Headaches

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January 11, 2022 by Dr. Alda Ngo
Did you know that massage therapy is about so much more than relaxing muscles? How Massage Therapy Works Massage activates arterial and venous blood flow in the lymphatic system and in the connective tissue and muscles. It also increases circulation and helps to correct postural stress from long periods of sitting. This can be especially... Read more »

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