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Foundations of Fertility Part 2: Blood Sugar Regulation

Maintaining a tightly controlled insulin and blood sugar relationship is crucial for conception. This means ensuring the pancreas does not produce too much insulin in response to your meal. You may have a problem with blood sugar balance and insulin resistance if you have trouble with weight loss, have been diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), live a sedentary life, or have been consuming a diet high in sugars, [...]

Endocrine Disruptors and Fertility

"It can be hypothesized that the ingestion of endocrine disruptor (ED) metabolites (from the water supply and food chain) can result in detrimental outcomes for males and females, such as prostate and breast cancer, infertility and C-sections; either through mechanisms of hormonal imbalance or dysfunctional metabolism. Physiological and biological mechanisms of action thought to be involved include creation of a state of estrogen dominance, and that EDs can alter the [...]

Dysbiosis: A Common Root Cause of Sub-Optimal Health

Do you have Dysbiosis (bacterial imbalance) in your Gastro-intestinal tract?Causes of bacterial imbalance:intestinal overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria, parasitic or fungal infectionintestinal mucosal permeability (leaky- gut)history of antibiotic or pharmaceutical useprotein maldigestion (or excessive intake) due to low stomach acid, or enzymesconsumption of foods not recommended for your blood type or food sensitivitiesconstipationbile duct obstructionaccelerated protein decomposition (as seen in septicaemia)Common signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal toxicity:bloating, indigestion, excessive flatulenceconstipation, diarrhea, [...]

Acupuncture and IVF

Listed are published articles related to Acupuncture and enhanced fertility: Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility: a systematic review. Complement Ther Med. 2011 Dec;19(6):319-31. Epub 2011 Oct 5. CONCLUSIONS: Our review suggests that management of female infertility with Chinese Herbal Medicine can improve pregnancy rates 2-fold within a 4 month period compared with Western Medical fertility drug therapy or IVF. Assessment of the quality [...]

The Fertile Body

(as featured in Health Wellness and Safety Magazine) If you’re having trouble conceiving, here are some aspects of your health you must take a look at. 1. Stress levels – the stress of not conceiving yesterday, can be enough to decrease your chances of conceiving, on top of your daily stressors. Stress increases the acidity of the body, affects hormones, and actually causes the fallopian tubes to contract, hindering the [...]