Diet

Foods That Boost Fertility

August 31st, 2009
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It is never a bad idea to eat well. It can definitely be difficult, though, to concentrate on being healthy and eating good for you foods in the midst of the turmoil and disappointment that infertility brings. Researchers and doctors suggest that noshing on comfort foods or pick-me-up sweets can actually be detrimental to not [...]

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Vitamin D and Fertility

June 4th, 2009
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I recently went in for a thorough physical and got into a discussion with the Doctor about Vitamin D deficencies and new research that shows that supplements can really make a difference for women in regards to bone strength, fatigue, rates of certain types of cancer, and in a number of different areas. I was [...]

Folic Acid Before Pregnancy

May 4th, 2009
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When my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby we followed all of the recommended steps. We went to a pre-conception check-up, started trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle, had heartfelt discussions about our parenting philosophies, and I started taking pre-natal vitamins and folic acid thinking it could never be too soon. [...]

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Really, Does That Work?

March 6th, 2009
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There are quite a few tactics and techniques swirling around out there in the “world” of infertility that are supposed to help you conceive. I’ll admit that at first I was reluctant to try most of them, but after a couple of years I was game for pretty much any suggestion. I must say that [...]

What To Eat During Your Period

June 2nd, 2007
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I’m starting a new type of birth control method this month, which means that I will be having a period again. With my previous method, an absence of a period was a very pleasant side effect for me. But now that I’m getting into all of the cycling again, I was wondering what foods I [...]

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Fertility and Beef Consumption

April 2nd, 2007
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Eating A lot of Beef May Affect Son’s Sperm “In sons of ‘high beef consumers’ (more than seven beef meals/week), sperm concentration was 24.3 percent lower,” the researchers wrote in their report, published in the journal Human Reproduction. The team at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York studied data on the partners [...]

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Conception and Whole Fat Milk

March 5th, 2007
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Eating ice cream, avoiding skim milk could be beneficial to conceiving a baby? This sounds like a study that many women could jump on board with. With a small amount of cost and trauma. If I told my husband that ice cream consumption would help with his part in conception, I’d be scared to think [...]

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Organic Snacks–Oprah Loves them and So Do I

April 6th, 2006

This picture is Licette Comanzo Walker, the owner of Comanzo and Company Speciality bakers (photo from Rhode Island Monthly). This is not just some posed picture to make you think some nice caring person is baking your cookies–these really are her cookies. She used to sell her cookies from home to a local coffee shop [...]

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Organic Foods and Cancer

March 30th, 2006

Aha, two of my favorite subjects coming together plus now I know where I heard that “Let food be your medicine” quote–our old buddy Hippocrates. Instead of putting in so much money into these cancer “fighting” drugs that have so many awful side effects (including death), why aren’t we putting more money into organic food? [...]

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You Are What Your Eat–and Drink!

March 29th, 2006

(Pretend these ice cubes are your teeth floating in Coke…yum….) I had a high school friend who was inordinately fond (as most high schoolers are) of junk food and soda (which we call “pop” in Minne-SOHta). However, in college, I heard that he’d given up Coke. This was strange enough that I had to inquire [...]

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