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Are Herbs Just a Waste of Money?

One of the areas which may cause significant frustration for you and can create doubt about yourself and what you are doing to improve your fertility comes up frequently in our discussions with patient that come into the clinic.  I wanted to discuss one particular scenario this week so hopefully you will feel prepared to respond comfortably if this situation should come up for you. Have you ever gone into a doctor’s office and told …

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How To Know When to Draw The Line

Last week I promised an email about “how to know when to draw the line” As you can imagine, this is a very personal decision for each couple.  But many times I am asked, “Should we continue?  Do you really think we still have a chance?” so I wanted to address this in a tip. Most times, I cannot answer this very personal question, unless of course there is a specific diagnosis such as removal …

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Trans Fat, Bad News For Fertility

London, Jan. 20 (ANI): Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston have found that fats hidden in thousands of foods can reduce women’s chances of conceiving. They say that hidden fats can increase the risk of fertility problems by 70 per cent or more, and that eating as little as one doughnut or a portion of chips a day can have a damaging effect. Women who want to conceive, advise boffins, better …

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Guys…Do you feel like all you are is a sperm donor?

Fertility issues are often thought of as women�s business. How the male is effected is often not discussed and even if there is an issue with the semen or sperm there are far less investigations done into why there is an issue with the male compared to the female. Literally this week I received 82 pages of test reports from a couple who have been dealing with fertility issues for the past 6 years. 4 …

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Christmas Blues? Here’s how to let them go.

Well, Christmas is just around the corner and as I type this I am thinking of the presents I still have left to buy. Thankfully its not too many though. I hope you don�t find yourself in the same boat as me. I know however that this can be a difficult time for someone experiencing fertility issues. In the letters I receive each week I hear many stories of the difficulties of going through Christmas …

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Do you think you are a failure because you haven’t “achieved” a pregnancy yet?

Fertility tip Do you think you are a failure when you don’t conceive? If you have been reading my tips for a while now you know that I choose the tips based on what I see in the clinic week after week. Some of the information in the tips is based on my observation and listening and talking to the other therapists at the clinic about what their patients are going through and experiencing. Some …

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DHEA Supplementation, Helpful or Detrimental to Your Fertility

To understand whether DHEA supplementation is right for you its important to have an understanding of what is happening with this hormone and how it relates to other hormones and reproductive health. DHEA is converted into a hormone called androstenedione which is a precursor to testosterone. In other words androstenedione then gets converted into testosterone and testosterone gets converted into estradiol mainly in the ovaries of a premenopausal female. Estradiol is the estrogen closely associated …

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Address Your Stress, Increase your Fertility

So much is written about how stress effects health but so little is done to help the couple dealing with fertility issues address their stress. And the treatment couples receive many times adds to the stress. Many studies are now even showing oxidative stress on the smallest life units in your body, your cells, is associated with fertility issues. The irony in that is many of the conventional treatments for fertility issues are associated with …

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Getting rid of sadness to move yourself closer to conceiving”

Sadness Well, I can honestly say I do not know anyone going through fertility issues that has not experienced this emotion.  So you are not alone. Is it normal to feel sadness? Absolutely.  The idea of having a child goes along with one of human beings most basic needs.  All of us at some level want to be able to express our potential.  Having a child is one way to express our human potential.  And …

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Fertility and Fear

In the last few weeks I discussed anger and sadness and have gotten a heap of feedback.  Most were saying they felt better knowing they weren’t alone and can see the benefit in letting these emotions go.  Keep in mind however that any negative emotion that you feel is important because it has a message for you.  So allow yourself some time to go over the steps in these tips to get the message you are sending yourself …

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