An arboreal alphabet

I'm not showing you any images with this one. Head over right now and read this interview with Katie Holten and see the examples of her work, and then you might want to create your very own arboreal alphabet. Or perhaps, instead of trees, you might choose flowers, or leaves, or birds, or insects or fish;... Continue Reading →

Periods, healing spaces and science. 

A new purchase, and an older one. Lara Briden's Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods Esther M. Sternberg's Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being  Does the world make you sick? If the distractions and distortions around you, the jarring colors and sounds, could shake up the healing chemistry... Continue Reading →

Do sperm have a sense of smell, and what’s it got to do with Lily of the Valley and sea urchins?

During pre-conception care, one of the things I discuss with couples is the "fertile window", and that there's a lot of chemical signalling going on between sperm and the egg. In these discussions, essentially we're working to ensure that there will be several million healthy, active sperm waiting in the fallopian tubes before ovulation occurs, quietly communicating with the... Continue Reading →

Acupuncture for insomnia. Yes or no?

  Yesterday somebody asked me if acupuncture for insomnia has been proven effective, so I checked a meta-analysis, and quickly reviewed "insomnia". Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep and/or the inability to remain asleep, with non-restorative sleep lasting for a month or more. Anyone who’s experienced insomnia understands how this can affect their quality... Continue Reading →

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