How can I improve my egg quality? - a teensy answer

"How can I improve my egg quality?" is a question I get asked a lot.  

My response?  To improve egg quality enough to have and sustain a healthy pregnancy requires significant lifestyle upgrades.  There is no magic pill despite what Dr. Google may say.  If that were the case, fertility issues wouldn't be affecting 1 in 8 couples.

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This is why I can't sit...

My dog pulled me off my bike.  Again.

Three days later, my right butt still hurts.  

I wasn't paying close enough attention.  So he stopped in the middle of his tracks to poop on the street.  Unfortunately, I was still moving forward when he suddenly anchored himself so down I went.

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Calling all the single ladies out there!

Are you single and ready to settle down? Is starting a family important to you? 

I got an unusual call yesterday by a casting producer to find someone for a new FOX reality show.  Kinda like a "The Bachelorette" But a more mature version.  Here are the deets...

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Keeping my daughters off the pole...

We all know that learning is a lifelong journey.  No one person has all the answers.  So I like my teachers to come from all walks of life.

One of the funniest and unexpected teachers is comedian, Chris Rock.  In my eyes, he has serious street cred, lending incisive insights to his witty social commentary.

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An unexpected, rare gift for women TTC...

Large, well designed, unbiased studies are the lifeblood of my approach to improving fertility naturally. 

They often validate what has been known for thousands of years in holistic medical systems such as Chinese medicine.  Like the fact that fertility is not purely determined by age.  Rather, it's influenced by your environment.

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You probably are suffering from this deadly disease...

If we think of everything we have to do, we feel overwhelmed. If we do the one thing we need to do, we make progress. - Simon Sinek

I had a discussion with a fertility client this week about starting her own business.  She's digging my lifestyle where I work mainly from home and see clients in the clinic 2 days a week.

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Death is a morbid subject. So let's talk about it!

The first time I saw a dead body was at 16yo.

One of the most profound experiences as a kid was when I did a summer science program at Stanford University.  Open to low-income and underrepresented minority high school sophomores and juniors in Northern and Central California, it's still around.  I highly recommend it if you wanna share with your friends and family.

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Not quite 10,000 leagues under the sea...more like 25 feet

When my kids and I were in Hawaii last week, my 13yo begged me to take her to Waimea Bay on the north shore of Oahu. She wanted to rock jump.

I got there, stood looking at the rock which was about 25 feet high, saw the waves crashing against the face and told her that I thought it would be too dangerous for her so she couldn't do it.

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Frankenstein at the gym

I was at the gym yesterday and saw a woman, probably a little younger than me.  Can't tell with those Asians. ;) If I were able to custom order a body, hers would be it.  Sculpted, lean, and fit.  For a brief moment, I fantasized about chopping off her head and stitching mine on top of her perfect body - a la Frankenstein.  Then my leg cramped and the fantasy ended.

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The antidote to death and destruction

I was watching a few episodes of Netflix's "Daredevil", not realizing how violent it would be for my 9yo.  

In one scene, Kingpin, Daredevil's archenemy, repeatedly slams one of his employee's head with the car door until the skull cracks open and blood drips down the door frame.  I hate gratuitous death and destruction scenes - see plenty of that in real life, thanks very much to our sensationalist media outlets.

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If you're at the "what's next?" stage...

I've been watching the series "Arrow" with my 8yo.  It's our Friday night "movie".

The main character has serious skillz with his bow and arrow.  Surprise, surprise.  

His teacher starts his training by having him slap his hand in a bowl of water for hours to gain the strength to pull the bow. Kinda like Miyagi in "Karate Kid" with the whole wax-on, wax-off thing.  Or how when I first learned acupuncture, we started with pieces of fruit before we could insert sharp objects like acupuncture needles in actual humans.

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Harvard study shows some women have fewer eggs because...

As I write this, I'm dragging.  Stayed out late with an out-of-town guest.  

It's moments like these when I harken back to the days when I could stay up all night and be ready to go a few scant hours later.  Those were good times. 

Now, I have a pretty structured sleep schedule so I can get in my 8 hours.

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