Apple & Pecan Salad with honey and poppy seed dressing

A yummy and seasonal salad to enjoy this late summer/fall season and their TCM dietary properties and actions: Apple & Pecan Salad with honey and poppy seed dressing Dressing: ½ cup organic honey 2 tablespoons poppy seeds ¾ cups vegetable oil ½ cup cider vinegar ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 head romaine lettuce, cut up 1… Continue Reading

Living Harmoniously with Summer for Healthy Fertility

According to the five elements, each season is associated with a particular property, flavor, function, and season. The spleen and digestive organs have an affinity for the season called Late Summer – which is the start of the transitional time between summer and fall. Issues involving the function of this organ can either be heightened… Continue Reading

Beverages to enjoy and avoid during pregnancy

Beverages to enjoy and avoid during pregnancy

“Can I drink coffee while I’m pregnant?” “I love tea, which ones can I drink while I’m pregnant?” We are often asked what pregnant mamas can and cannot drink while pregnant. We compiled a list that we hope you find helpful. Coffee: There is a lot of research that says you can, or should not… Continue Reading

Great fertility foods

Great fertility foods:  Raw pumpkin and sunflower seeds: These seeds are high in zinc and have the essential fatty acids that are very important in male fertility. Eaten daily, men are supposed to consume ¼ cup a day.  Almonds & Walnuts: Healthy and packed with healthy fats and oils, zinc, selenium and vitamin E, these… Continue Reading

Antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals for fertility

Antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals for fertility

Antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals for fertility Certain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals really support the fertile health in both women and men. The following are highly suggested: Vitamin D: Vitamin D is used in the body to create sex hormones. This influences ovulation and overall hormonal balance. Most fertility issues are due to estrogen dominance. Vitamin D… Continue Reading

The basics to nourishing your fertility

The basics to nourishing your fertility

The basics to nourishing your fertility By Christine Keller L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. Stay hydrated with plenty of clean water: Because most of the body is made up of water, it is important to stay hydrated. Our bodies rely on water to function healthily.  Most people are in fact dehydrated so drinking plenty of water is important… Continue Reading

Top Oils for Fertility

Top Oils for Fertility

Top Oils for Fertility: There are many uses for essential oils. One of our favorite ways to utilize essential oils here in the clinic and for patients at home is to support women’s health and fertility. You can use single oils alone, or blend for an even more balanced and powerful effect. Apply topically to… Continue Reading

Raw herbal formulas Q & A

Raw herbal formulas Q & A

Over the last few months we have expanded our herbal apothecary, or pharmacy, here at White Lily. We have gotten a number of questions in regards to them, so let’s take this opportunity to address a few! First, what do they do? Each raw herbal formula is specifically and individually prescribed to each patient for… Continue Reading

Top 3 favorite foods for fertility

Top 3 favorite foods for fertility

Top 3 favorite foods for fertility Food is medicine and everything we consume affects our bodies in some way.  There are so many valuable foods that contribute to fertility but these three are tops! Pineapple – Pineapple core is rich in bromelain and acts like a blood thinner and brings blood to the uterus. This… Continue Reading

Asparagus, Tomato and Feta salad

Asparagus, Tomato and Feta salad

Oh how I love summer and summer salads. Throw on a little feta and balsamic vinaigrette and I could eat just about anything. There really is value in eating seasonally. As the seasons change, so does our body’s needs. Nature tends to know when and what is best. According to the 5 elements of Chinese… Continue Reading

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