Wellness Alberta Magazine

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Is Your Food Affecting Fertility

Six surprising ways that your gut health can affect your chances of reproduction. Most people don’t realize that there is a strong connection between gastrointestinal health and fertility. This is because the health of the gut affects the reproductive system in many subtle ways. The obvious signs of digestive problems include constipation, diarrhea, heartburn or acid reflux, abdominal bloating, sharp or dull abdominal pains, gas, and urinary irritation. But many other symptoms show up when the gut isn’t working properly,…

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What’s Your PMS Profile

PMS is often joked about or misunderstood. But, the symptoms that many women experience are no laughing matter. Premenstrual symptoms can be a sign that something is out of balance in the body, as well as a call for greater self-care. For many women, premenstruation and menstruation are times of heightened sensitivity. Your hearing, eyesight, and senses of taste and smell may actually be keener, making ordinary stimuli more overwhelming. It can help to unplug from the world and give…

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Spring Cleansing

Two simple steps to detoxify your body As winter turns to spring, it’s traditional to clean house to clear out all the dust and debris that accumulates over the cold months. As you get your house in order, why not do a spring cleansing for your body? Our bodies have an amazing ability to process and eliminate wastes and toxins. However, sometimes these systems can get overwhelmed, especially in a time when there are so many chemicals in our food,…

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A Bitter Pill To Swallow

Find out how birth control hormones can damage your fertility Taking the birth control pill is so common for today’s women that it’s almost a rite of passage, on par with getting a driver’s license or graduating from high school. But most women taking birth control don’t want to prevent pregnancy forever – they just want to delay it until the right time in their lives. Here’s where the problem comes in: although these methods are marketed as safe and…

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Good Vitality Equals Good Virility

Holistic strategies for boosting sperm count Many men don’t give their sperm count a second thought unless they find themselves facing fertility challenges. For couples trying to conceive, those little swimmers play a crucial role. Fertility declines with age in males just as it does in females, but there are fewer heroic medical interventions available to men with fertility issues. Fortunately, it’s possible to boost sperm production naturally by adjusting diet and lifestyle. Fertility is a reflection of overall health,…

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Sun Helps Fertility? Who Knew!

Vitamin D enhances fertility in both men and women It feels great being out in the summer sunshine, especially after one of Edmonton’s notoriously long winters. The sun’s rays on the skin fill us with warmth and vitality, and the long bright days encourage activity. The bright sun isn’t just a mood booster – it’s also a vital source of vitamin D. Many people know that vitamin D helps with strong bones, immunity, and even as a cancer preventive, but…

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Preparing for Pregnancy: 3 Strategies to Naturally Improve Fertility

Whether you’re planning for your first child or hoping to add to your growing family, there are a number of things you can do to improve your chances of conceiving easily and naturally. Proven Fertility Strategy #3: Maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Your menstrual cycle health is a reflection of your overall health. If you are getting regular, moderate exercise; eating a balanced, whole foods diet; and taking time in your life to do things you enjoy, you will…

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Dark Nights, Bright Lights

How seasonal shifts in light and darkness affect moods, weight gain, and fertility Living in a northern city like Edmonton, it’s impossible not to notice the wild swings in daylight from season to season. At the summer Solstice in June, we have just over 17 hours of daylight, whereas at the winter Solstice in December, it dwindles to a mere seven and a half hours. Many cultures have a tradition of gathering with family and friends to eat, drink and…

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Praise for Rose!

"For health reasons, I didn’t want to depend on the birth control pill anymore, on the other hand I felt scared to get pregnant too early. I was amazed how enjoyable I found it to learn about my cycle, something I wasn’t in touch with at all. "

— Christiane Panesar, Edmonton