spence — Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:44
Both mine and my wife's favorite magazines (Success & Oprah, you guess which is who's!) always feature an article by the famous Dr. Oz. Below are the pearls of one of his recent columns on Hormone balance. He likens the hormones that run a women's body to an orchestra: '...each plays its own part in creating a perfect concert - until the day one is out of tune and throws off the entire melody.'
If you are overweight you may have elevated estrogen levels as fat cells produce this hormone. This can elevate your chances of reproductive cancers.
spence — Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:33
Autumn follows on the tail of the harvest, signaling that it is time to prepare for winter. The sap of trees settles into the interior, sinking down toward the roots. With fall comes a sense of gathering in, stocking up, mingled with a sense of loss as the light begins to fade and the air chills. It is a time to eliminate what is unnecessary and become aware of what is essential. In our human body we find that our "Qi" dives deeper; for preservation of cold weather ahead. We are more likely to want to "toast" in our beds each morning rather than jump out of bed to start our day.
spence — Fri, 07/27/2012 - 04:47
A wonderful email from a client that needed to be shared. It portrays a journey I see over and over with women and their fertility struggles. The self-reflection and beautiful changes that come with these tough times are often the silver lining that begs to be given the spotlight it truly deserves.
The bullet points are my responses.
Thank you for your email and checking in on me. You know me well ;-)
I'm honestly not really sure what I was looking for. But I felt the same way as you did. Something was missing when I left.
spence — Thu, 03/15/2012 - 17:51
Finally there is a simple way to explain how acupuncture reduces stress. Researchers from Georgetown University prove something everyone that has ever had acupuncture already knows. This can and will now be linked to how acupuncture has beneficial effect with women experiencing infertility.
spence — Wed, 09/28/2011 - 17:42
It is my belief that you can never be too clear on where you are going in life and what type of person you want to be. It is also my belief that we need a guide to help us along the way, to hold up the mirror when necessary, and to ask the right questions when our ego is running the show.
My most recent few months with my guide, Thomas Kevin Dolan, once again resulted in a vision with even more detail and clarity.
spence — Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:15
A recent study from a research team in Albany New York revealed that BPA, a chemical found in canned food and the smooth sales receipts from many new credit card machines (i.e. moneris) may affect peak estrogen levels in women undergoing IVF (in vitro fertilization). This chemical is also known to affect sperm production in men.
spence — Fri, 05/27/2011 - 18:04
I have a story that I would love to share. It is truly a miracle story, one that Hollywood makes movies about or that you usually only hear about happening to someone you do not know. A couple years ago a woman came to see me at my clinic, she began to tell about the bike accident she had about half a year before coming in to see me. The injury was very severe and she was told that she would never be able to walk again, and likely never feel her body from the neck down for the rest of her life.
spence — Fri, 05/20/2011 - 17:32
The topic of my last coaching session with Thomas Kevin Dolan; 'excuses'. It was amazing to find out what I am subconsciously committed to. Underlying commitments that really are only creating more struggle in my life, when what I am striving for is more peace. The excuses, justifications, and rationalizations I make in life are clearly taking up far more energy than they should be. When talking to Thomas I actually tried to rationalize when an excuse may be justified,...isn't that perfect!
spence — Tue, 03/01/2011 - 01:04
The following is a story about a woman that suffered with endometriosis, irregular menstrual cycles, & poor general health. She committed to some simple small choices in life, as well as regular acupuncture and herbal therapy to obtain the improvements in her life that she enjoys today. She tells the story best...