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Practically Fertile

Formerly The How To Get Healthy and Get Pregnant Podcast. Why am I not pregnant yet? How do I chart my body temperature? What foods should I be eating? How do I know if I'm ovulating? When is the best time to do the baby dance? These are all the questions swimming in your head if you're a woman who is trying to get pregnant. And let's face it, the internet is a crowded place for fertility information. It can be overwhelming and confusing. You don't have to sort through all of it on your own. Adrienne Wei, Acupuncturist and Integrative Fertility Guru with a background in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is here to help. Her number one passion is to help women get pregnant and become the mother they are meant to be. Discover why thousands of women on the Trying-To-Conceive journey have turned to Adrienne to learn about her trademarked Practically Fertile® Methodology.
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Apr 3, 2020

In the world where everyone is an "expert", who do you listen to?  Everyone has an opinion, who is right and who is wrong?

Apr 1, 2020

One of the most popular questions I get: what exercises are considered fertility-friendly?

Gyms and yoga studios are closed, and you're following the stay-at-home orders, so I'm going to talk about five exercises that you can do at home, that can help with fertility and not hurt your fertility.  

Mar 30, 2020

I always say small actions add up to big results.

Here is the proof: one of my patients raised her leptin level after suffering from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) from 6 to a 9 in just three weeks.

To help you put things in perspective, a leptin level of 6 was too low to start her IVF cycle.

Mar 27, 2020

Ashley and I talk about the 10 things that are ok to do right now while you're on the TTC journey and your life maybe disrupted.  

Mar 26, 2020

Most of you who listen to this podcast have likely experienced a delay in getting pregnant. 

And as if things wouldn't get any worse, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought everything to a screeching halt.  This perhaps caused disruptions to plans.  But, it doesn't mean you have to put your health and fertility on hold.  

Mar 25, 2020

The causes of the lack of EWCM, why you shouldn't use cough syrup, 3 ways to boost EWCM production.

Mar 24, 2020

Learn how to cycle certain types of bone broth to match the phases of the menstrual cycle.  

Mar 23, 2020

What if you're sheltering at home, and you have no access to ovulation predictor kits? How do you know when you're ovulating

Also, in case you missed this message from last week.  

Hey beautiful fertile friends, things have changed dramatically for all of us this past week.

I struggled a bit last week to produce a formal podcast episode, due to having to make changes to schedule at my acupuncture clinic. To fulfill our social responsibilities and obligations to our patients, we're operating with a skeleton crew.

Anyway, I'm still here and committed to help you on your TTC journey. I just need to make some adjustments to the format in which I bring you value and free education!

So here is what I'll be offering for the next few weeks or until things can get back to normal:

1. I will be going live EVERYDAY inside the Two Elefants Facebook page. We've decided to consolidate all of our live broadcasts to just one page to avoid confusion.

2. We'll be suspending the Unfiltered show until we can figure out how to do a split screen Facebook live since we're practicing social distancing at the clinic.

3. Inside the free Facebook group, Practically Fertile the Podcast, we're continuing to have deeper discussions, advice sharing, and support. So please join us if you haven't.

4. The Facebook lives from Two Elefants will be made into a podcast episode in case you cannot watch the videos, however, I strongly encourage you to join us live because, I will be able to answer your questions in REAL TIME.

5. We're revamping a lot of our courses and online education, and we're aiming to launch our membership site very soon. So follow us on Facebook or Instagram very soon!

Friends, during this stressful times, I'm here for you. Our community is here for you. I have never been more proud of our tight knit group. When this pandemic blows over a few weeks, or months from now, we're going to realize that we've all become stronger, more courageous, more grateful, and more FERTILE 

Mar 20, 2020

Hey beautiful fertile friends, things have changed dramatically for all of us this past week.

If you're reading this right now, you probably are wondering where the podcast episode is.  The truth is, I did not have time to produce a formal episode this week.  I struggled a bit this week due to having to make changes to schedule at my acupuncture clinic.  To fulfill our social responsibilities and obligations to our patients, we're operating with a skeleton crew.  

Anyway, I'm still here and committed to help you on your TTC journey.  I just need to make some adjustments to the format in which I bring you value and free education!

So here is what I'll be offering for the next few weeks or until things can get back to normal:

1.  I will be going live EVERYDAY inside the Two Elefants Facebook page.  We've decided to consolidate all of our live broadcast to just one page to avoid confusion.  

2.  We'll be suspending the Unfiltered show until we can figure out how to do a split screen Facebook live since we're practicing social distancing at the clinic.

3.  Inside the free Facebook group, Practically Fertile the Podcast, we're continuing to have deeper discussions, advice sharing, and support.  So please join us if you haven't.

4.  The Facebook lives from Two Elefants will be made into a podcast episode in case you cannot watch the videos, however, I strongly encourage you to join us live because, I will be able to answer your questions in REAL TIME. 

5.  We're revamping a lot of our courses and online education, and we're aiming to launch our membership site very soon.  So follow us on Facebook or Instagram very soon!

Friends, during this stressful times, I'm here for you.  Our community is here for you.  I have never been more proud of our tight knit group.  When this pandemic blows over a few weeks, or months from now, we're going to realize that we've all become stronger, more courageous, more grateful, and more FERTILE :)

Mar 18, 2020

Find out the one supplement that you should be taking if you're having trouble sleeping, and it's NOT melatonin.

Also, get excited about all the FREE education that's coming your way... with love from... me :)  

Mar 13, 2020

I say this a lot...that an interview is one of my favorite, but I can honestly say that this one knocked it out of the park for me. 

And that’s because Dr. Geeta Nargund, who is a Reproductive Endocrinologist based London, UK, actually wants her patients to exhaust all options before moving on to IVF.  And when they do decide to pursue IVF, she wants to use no medication or as little as possible.

This is such a breath of fresh air.  I don’t hear it very often that doctors encourage their patients to try natural routes first. And I’ve never met any doctor who wants to use little or no drugs for IVF.  

Dr.  Geeta is the director of CREATE Fertility and Lead Consultant in Reproductive Medicine, St George’s Hospital in London. 

She is so passionate about natural or mild IVF, you can hear it in her voice.  I admit that had no idea how the interview was gonna go when we hopped on the call, but we ended up talking for almost an hour because I had so many questions for her.  

You’ll get to hear about why she’s so passionate about natural IVF, what it is, we talk about egg freezing, male fertility, fertility testing, and honestly so much more.  

Mar 11, 2020

Reishi mushroom is all the rage lately.  We see it everywhere. 

It is one of the safest herbs to take on its own, something that's not very commonly seen in Chinese medicine.  

While it's exciting that as Chinese herbs are becoming more accepted by the Western world, they're often mis-used.  

 

Mar 6, 2020

Today I share the top five questions from our Fertility Tip Tuesday show and my answers for them.  

Mar 4, 2020

Any guess on what the most popular Chinese medicine pattern is?

In this episode, Ashely and I talk about this pattern.  How to resolve it, and more on Chinese herbs.  

Feb 28, 2020

When it comes to TTC what you put in your body truly can impact your chances of getting pregnant...I know you know this.  

But what do you do when you've tried every diet out there and nothing seems to working?  You're starting to wonder if it all matter.  

Today, we'll talk about the three major reasons why you diet may not be working for you.  

Links mentions:

www.2elefants.com

Feb 26, 2020

I haven't talked about Chinese herbs much on this podcast, but Chinese herbs are actually my THING...

Learn all about Chinese herbs, why they're amazing, and how they can help to shorten the time that it takes to get pregnant.  

Feb 19, 2020

Spleen is one of the most important organs for fertility according to Chinese medicine.  

Why?  Doctors will tell you that you do not need a spleen to survive. 

Listen as I talk about in details what the spleen does and why it matter.  

Feb 14, 2020

The uterus is such a special organ that Chinese medicine, it is named Child’s Palace.  

 Today I want to kick off a series of episodes about the uterus.  Here is what you will learn:

  • All about the uterine lining
  • The process of implantation and what the ideal conditions should be in the uterus.  It’s going to be a bit technical but I think it’s important for you to understand what happens after the egg is released.
  • And I’m going to give you my top tips on what you can do in the two-week- wait to create that ideal environment in the uterus to encourage implantation.  

To join us in our private group, click here.  

Feb 12, 2020

This is one of the topics that I'm so passionate about.  Personally, I had to manage my PCOS in order to become pregnant.  

PCOS is a complicated condition.  What bothers me is that people are not educated about natural management options, and they jump into medicated procedures too quickly.

Feb 7, 2020

Today I want to give you the blueprint to getting pregnant and which major areas you should be focusing your attention on.

It doesn’t matter if you’re starting out or if you’ve been trying for a while, this episode is for you.

I want you to really focus on the process first, and not worry about the small details.  Once you get the big picture, you can then fill int the details.  

Jan 31, 2020

You may have read that DHEA helps with egg quality and wondering if you should be taking it. 

I do not want to be a nagging parent and keep saying the same thing over and over...but DHEA is actually a hormone and is not appropriate for everyone. 

So we’re going to talk about what DHEA is, how it became so popular, how it works, and who should take it.

To join our private Facebook group, click here.  

Jan 29, 2020

Learn mistakes to avoid, the difference between various licensing levels, and why you should always consider going to someone who specializes in fertility acupuncture.  

Jan 24, 2020

Today, I’m bringing you an interview with my good friend Andrea Jang.  Andrea is a fertility acupuncturist in the San Francisco bay area.  Her clinic was the first clinic other than my own, to embrace the Practically Fertile Methodology.  We’ve been working closely together for two years.

What Andrea has added to her practice recently is functional medicine. According to Andrea, Conventional lab ranges are inaccurate, bell curves are used, and only limited tests are ordered. Unlike conventional lab tests, functional lab values are more sensitive to reveal problems. 

Andrea wants to offer the Comprehensive Thyroid Evaluation for only $147 (Regularly $350). And this test will be Available to the first 10 people who contact her.  

Offer includes:

Complete thyroid panel including 9 key thyroid tests plus a one on one Functional Medicine consultation to review the test results.

  • T3 Uptake 
  • T3, Free (FT3) 
  • T3, Reverse, LC/MS/MS  
  • T3, Total 
  • T4 (Thyroxine), Total 
  • T4, Free (FT4) 
  • Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 
  • Thyroglobulin Antibodies 
  • TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) 

Most tests run only 1-2 of these markers and miss the key underlying imbalances. This offer also includes a 25% discount on a supplement purchase through Fullscript and a Thyroid Health Education card. 

(Lab testing not available for residents in NY, NJ, RI. )

To register, text “Thyroid” to 415.496.JANG (5264) or go to jangacupuncture.com and click the email icon to get in touch. 

Jan 22, 2020

Can I just tell you that the supplement industry is a multi-billion dollar industry!  One of the things that bugs me is the misconception that more is better.

It’s common to see supplements especially multi vitamins that are overloaded with like 500% of something or 3500% of something.  And that, besides possibly throwing money away, more importantly it can be dangerous.

Jan 17, 2020

Ashley is in the house!  We were working on several projects, and I grabbed her to get on the podcast with me.  

We talked about methods of ovulation, and I rank my favorite to my least favorite methods.

And we talked about how you need to be more Yin in the Yang Phase, which is the TWW.

You want to know what to eat for fertility, and I have the answers.  To learn more about the Practically Fertile® Online Intensive for Nutrition, here is the link:  www.practicallyfertileclub.com/nutritionintensive

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