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September wellness

Does September feel like the new January to you?⁠ As nature begins its transition to autumn colours and shorter, cooler days, there is a natural change to the rhythm of our days as well. The return to routine always feels notable to me this time of year and as much as there might be moments of resistance to summer fading, I am also aware of welcoming the fresh start of fall and the new opportunities [...]

By |September 20th, 2022|Mindfulness, Wellness Wednesday|

Summer Reading

This summer, my friend and I are having a contest to see who can read the most books....enjoyably, we are both still determined to be the winner!  Here are a few of my summer picks so far: Currently, because it came highly recommended by one of my patients, I am reading "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry. I love reading historical fiction novels set in India, so this has been quite the magnificent journey. I [...]

By |August 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

There is more to you than sperm

When it comes to fertility and fertile potential, the quality of sperm and the genetics contained within that sperm are paramount. So what affects sperm quality and how might we be able to improve it? To answer this we should first consider that there is much more involved than just the reproductive organs in creating quality sperm. Take this analogy of a car and its wheels for example. Just because a car has wheels doesn’t [...]

By |June 16th, 2022|Men's Health, Uncategorized|

Toe the Line

Despite what the current May-cember weather situation would have us believe; summer is rapidly approaching. For many this means a welcome return to open toed shoes and more barefoot time. Finally your toes can breathe some fresh air and spread out a little after being constrained by ski boots, dress shoes and rain boots. Have a look at your feet next time they're not ensconced in a fashion-cast. Do your toes look like sausages crammed into [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Exercise and mobility, Massage|

Eating for Endometriosis

What should I eat to help with my Endometriosis? If you typed this question into any search engine or social media site you will be inundated with numerous recommendations and products that all claim to have benefits. So what is the problem with this you ask? Not every woman experiences endometriosis in the same way, and therefore one specific diet will not work for everyone who has this condition. The strategy is often to decrease [...]

By |March 23rd, 2022|Pain, Women's Health|

Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects an estimated 1 in 10 people around the world and can show up differently for each person affected by it. The symptoms can range from bloating and discomfort, chronic pelvic pain, pain with menstruation (dysmenorrhea), pain or cramping with intercourse, discomfort or pain with urination and bowel movements, to challenges with fertility. The severity and number of symptoms a person may experience may not be related to the size or proliferation of endometriotic [...]

By |March 23rd, 2022|Pain, Women's Health|

Reflections on Gratitude and the Unexpected – by Dr.Ginevra Mills

Guest post by Dr. Ginevra Mills (Olive Fertility Victoria) I had the pleasure of meeting Stephanie a few months ago through a professional acquaintance who believed that her and I would work well together with our mutual passion for fertility care.  She was not wrong, and since meeting, Stephanie and I have been in almost constant collaboration mode.  I was intrigued by Stephanie’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR) for infertility, and I decided to [...]

By |February 15th, 2022|Mindfulness|

Reflecting on Resolutions

Stephanie was invited to write this guest post for the Olive Fertility Centre: As the holiday season winds down, one more holiday tradition remains: pondering those pesky New Year’s resolutions. It's interesting that this tradition continues when research says only 8% of people actually achieve them! One of the problems with resolutions is that they can create effort mode, obsession with outcomes & notions of success & failure. The hazard of expectations on specific outcomes [...]

By |January 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Men’s Health 101: Getting to know your prostate

Hey guys, have you ever stopped to think about what kind of environment your prostate would like most? Probably not, right? Well, now is your chance and here are some suggestions to help optimize the environment where that organ calls home. Where is it and what does it do? The prostate organ is a gland that produces and secretes fluid to nourish and transport sperm. It is a part of the uro-genital system, functionally located [...]

By |November 7th, 2021|Men's Health|

Cultivating Gratitude

Stephanie was invited by Olive Fertility Centre to write this guest post for Thanksgiving... In a recent article by Dr. Richard J. Davidson, a neuroscientist and director of the Center for Healthy Minds, he notes that the psychological impact of “the pandemic has affirmed that it’s more important than ever to care for our own well-being.” How can we build resiliency despite our current circumstances and the challenges we might be facing?  How can we [...]

By |October 11th, 2021|Mindfulness|
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