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Genesis Open house: Wednesday, October 7th

Join the Genesis Fertility team at our open house on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This will be a fun chance for you and your family and friends to get to know the Genesis team and to mingle with others on an infertility journey, or thinking of starting one. If you are just in the beginning stages of learning about infertility, this is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and network with a community of people who can stand alongside you through your journey or talk to you about their firsthand experiences with infertility.

The open house is free to attend – all we ask is that you RSVP online by clicking here or on the invitation directly.

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Avneet Panesar, Genesis Fertility

Meet Us Monday: Avneet Panesar

Hey!

I’m Avneet, one of the medical office assistants’ that works here with the Genesis family.

Since joining the Genesis family, I have only felt love and sincerity from every individual that I have worked with. Everyone from our welcoming receptionists to our amazing doctors who ensure that everything that they do provides a warm, caring, and compassionate atmosphere for our patients. From the moment we meet our patients and begin their treatment plans, we start to build relationships that don’t just last until the end of their appointments, but rather for a lifetime.

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Fertility Food Friday: Cauliflower Salsa

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

So fresh, so simple, and so full of fertility-loving goodies! Support your body’s inherent detoxification activities, protect your fertility organs from oxidative stress, and combat inflammation with this yummy end-of-summer salsa. Cauliflower is not a vegetable I would normally enjoy eating raw. Along with it’s cousins, broccoli and cabbage, raw cauliflower would normally cause my belly expand into a hot air balloon. In this recipe, however, the cauliflower really mellows out as it marinates and almost ‘cooks’ in the citrus juice. This makes it easier to digest as well as more palatable; a fantastic way to get this nutritional powerhouse into your diet. Enjoy on tortilla chips, crackers, tacos, or salad.

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Fertility Food Friday: Pumpkin Soup

By Karen Weggler of the Movement Studio

Autumn is my favourite season hands down! We have been blessed with a gorgeous summer here in Vancouver, British Columbia, however, I am craving a cool breeze and those multi-coloured leaves.

Pumpkins are PACKED with Vitamins A, C (antioxidants!), fibre (promotes healthy digestion!), is low calorie, satiating, and absolutely delicious. WIN.

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office manager, Genesis fertility Centre

Meet Us Monday: Ruth Cheung

Hello!

I’m Ruth, the Office Manager at Genesis Fertility Centre.

I am one of the first people you will get to connect with over the phone whether it be answering any questions you might have or assisting you with your appointments. Prior to arriving at Genesis, I spent most of my professional life working for the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, while moonlighting as an event planner.

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beet dip

Fertility Food Friday: Beet Dip

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

If the thought of dipping carrot sticks into a bowl of bright pink paste seems peculiar, I urge you to give beets a chance and try this dip! It is smooth, creamy, and surprisingly not overly ‘beety’ in the taste department.  Of course, it is also ridiculously nutritious, bursting with too many health benefits to name in this blog post. Iron is just one of the many nutrients that this recipe has going for it, with both the beets and sunflower seeds rich in the important mineral. While trying to conceive, it is a good idea to load up on iron-rich foods in order to prevent iron-deficiency anemia, which is very common during pregnancy.

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Fertility Food Friday: Going Head To Head with Morning Sickness

Nikki Hurst RHN, The Movement Studio 

Being pregnant is an amazing adventure, with an amazing ending. However, for those of you who are or might be experiencing morning sickness during those first three months, here are a few tips to help get your through this uncomfortable time.

Please note, while the term is coined “morning” sickness, it should really be described as “any part of the day or night” sickness. But have no fear! There are things that can alleviate or at least ease the symptoms.

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potato salad

Fertility Food Friday: Potato Salad with Lemon-Hemp Dressing

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

Potato salad may not seem like a fertility-boosting dish, and the thick stuff you’ll find at your supermarket’s deli counter certainly is not. This healthy, dairy-free, vegan potato salad uses hemp seeds to achieve a creamy dressing instead of mayo. Best of all, you can probably find most of the fresh ingredients at your local farmer’s market at this time of year. It tastes like summer in a bowl! Full of vitamin C, healthy fats, minerals, protein, and liver-cleansing veggies, enjoy this potato salad guilt-free as part of your healthy fertility diet. Or, bring it to share at a potluck or BBQ and watch it disappear.

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blueberry smoothie

Fertility Food Friday: Blueberry-Mint Smoothie

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

Fruit smoothies with greens are perfect for light summer snacks; they make use of all the garden-fresh ingredients available, are cooling to the body, and provide extra hydration. Adding lettuce greens to your fruit smoothies is a great way of including more green foods in your diet, and the fruit usually masks the taste of the greens so you won’t feel like you’re drinking a salad.

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