Fertility Food Friday: Maple Walnut Granola

Maple Walnut Granola

By Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.

Granola is such a great breakfast because it’s quick and convenient while also providing so much more nutrition than boxed cereal. Even many store-bought granolas can taste overly sweet and be loaded with sugar and fillers. Luckily, making your own granola is super simple! This Maple Walnut Granola is full of goodies to nourish fertility and start your day off right. In fact, every ingredient features some kind of benefit to your health and fertility. But let’s just discuss the headliners:

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Wellness Wednesday: Let’s talk about Dolce and Gabbana

Dr Sonya Kashyap comments on the Dolce and Gabbana IVF scandal

When I first saw the headline “Victoria Beckham supports Sir Elton John and ‘beautiful IVF babies after Dolce & Gabbana criticism,” I was surprised. As I went on to read the entire article, I was shocked. Children born through IVF or other forms of reproductive technology are not fake or “synthetic”—they are human beings, with thoughts and feelings and people who love them, just like any other child.

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Fertility Food Friday: Coconut Curried Chicken

Fertility Food: Coconut Curried Chicken

By Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.

While we’ve been lucky enough to have a lovely taste of Spring weather here in Vancouver lately, I haven’t been fully prepared to give up the warm comfort of winter soups and stews just yet. Comfort food of all kinds can be an important part of a fertility diet in that it can be grounding during times of stress and uncertainty. It’s an added bonus when your comfort food is also full of fertility-promoting properties. Allow me to introduce you to this beautifully flavorful curry dish that covers all your bases. It features high fiber, protein, healthy fats, anti-oxidants, and spices that promote blood flow, aid in digestion, fight inflammation, tone the liver, and help regulate blood sugar. Cumin, turmeric, and black pepper are all used in Ayurveda to balance various infertility conditions such as uterine tumors, fibroids, ovarian cysts, genital tract health, and hormone interactions.

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Meet Us Monday: Raising Our Hands Against Racism

Here at Genesis Fertility Centre, not only do we see individuals and couples of all walks of life visit our clinic, but our own team is made up of an incredibly diverse collection of talented individuals. Whether it’s our Embryologist Larysa Fedarava from Belarus, or our RN Helen Ortojan from the Philippines, everyone here is dedicated to helping patients achieve their dream of one day starting a family. Where you’re from or the colour of your skin does not determine this passion, and we believe it’s important to recognize this.

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Happy International Women’s Day

International Women's Day

 

Happy International Women’s Day from all of us at Genesis Fertility Centre! Each year this day is marked by a theme, and 2015’s focus is Make it Happen: a call to action for advancing and recognizing women.

In terms of fertility, women and women’s rights have made incredible bounds over the past 50 years. Thanks to advances in both thought and technology, women have more options than ever when it comes to their fertility health. Procedures such as IVF have allowed countless women to conceive children, who without it may never have been born.

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Fertility Food Friday: Lemon Quinoa Spectacular

Quinoa

Guest post by Nikki Hurst

Quinoa is a high-protein, gluten-free whole grain loaded with fibre, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and iron. Pair quinoa with fresh citrus juice, and it’s loaded with Vitamin C as well, making this dish an explosion of essential nutrients imperative for optimum fertility. Serve this dish as a side or main, you decide!

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