Tanya Smith

Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Cultivate the soil before planting the seed

Ugh, Morning Sickness…

Why medication may not be the best choice and what to do instead

 

It's awful to see people in early pregnancy struggling with nausea and vomiting. Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP), often termed pregnancy sickness, occurs in the first trimester in up to 80% of pregnancies (Gadsby et al., 1993). Symptoms range from mild nausea (often accompanied by aversions to...

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Deconstructed Nicoise Salad

This salad is so satisfying! I could eat it everyday!

It's quick and easy to throw together, whether you are making a few ahead for lunches for the week or you need a quick dinner idea.

Ingredients:

The ingredients for this salad are purposely vague, you can change the ratios to suit your...

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Endometrial scratch and acupuncture

A client called the other day to tell me that she is going in for an endometrial scratch procedure this cycle to prepare for a frozen embryo transfer next month. She said her fertility doctor described it as "cultivating the soil".

One of the ways I describe my work is that we cultivate the soil before planting...

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Sweet Potato Hash

I love a huevos rancheros type breakfast, with black beans and eggs. But since starting the Whole 30, I have been giving my guts a little break from legumes.

This morning, in a fit of inspiration, I cooked up this sweet potato hash that is almost as good as the real thing!

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An answer to “What can I do??”

There is not a lot of peace in my heart these days. I am feeling the turmoil of the world around me, the swirling bath of anxiety, anger, frustration, hatred, misunderstanding, grief and despair.

For days, I have been sitting with the question, "What do I do?"

And then, in an email, the answer came. An advanced course...

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