Supplements

Raspberries?

January 25th, 2010
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Raspberries are by far one of my favorite foods in the world! When I overheard somewhere that raspberries could be beneficial to women with infertility problems I jumped for joy. I went out to the grocery store and bought a whole flat of raspberries that night. By ten p.m. I had eaten three green baskets [...]

The Truth About Crinone

June 23rd, 2009
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I was very reluctant to stop taking my Progesterone In Oil (or PIO) shots and move on to the Crinone 8% vaginal progesterone gel. When I begged my doctor to let me stay on the shots (crazy I know) he told me that I would love the gel – that it would be so much [...]

Are You Getting Enough Folate?

June 9th, 2007
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I have just finished reading an article about the nutrition status of United States women in regards to folate. Folate definition from pdr health. The term folate is used in two different ways. Folate, a member of the B-vitamin family, is a collective term for a number of chemical forms which are structurally related and [...]

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Infertility and Supplement Use

April 12th, 2007
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Over on yahoo health they offer a list of supplements that can be helpful in relieving some types of factors of infertility. The complete article is here. First of all, here is the disclaimer: This condition requires supervision by a medical practitioner. Always consult your Doctor for a diagnosis and advice. This information is in [...]

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“All Headaches Are Not Created Equal”

July 17th, 2006
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In the mail today I received my seasonal copy of ewChAT, News and Continuing Education Workshops for the Alternative Health Industry. The cover article for the information involves headaches. It was written by Erik Dalton. The headings for the article are as follows. Identifying Systems and Triggers Food Reactions Environmental Reactions Body Reactions Classifying Migraines [...]

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I was Blind, But Now I See That I Need Fish Oil

April 7th, 2006

I am passing on this tidbit from a press release (3/28/06) from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, an affiliate of Harvard. I was digging through some newsletters, actually to research my novel, i.e., do my OTHER work. But I’m always always finding things to share on the Fertility Blog. Quick summary: these bad health [...]

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But Which Fish Oils Are Safe???? (Part 2)

April 6th, 2006

ConsumerLab.com is a handy place to know about. They are an independent lab that tests the purity of nutritional supplements since (sigh) the government doesn’t seem to care. The question is not, is there poison, dead rat, etc., in this bottle of gingko biloba, but more, is there any gingko in here, or is it [...]

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But Which Fish Oils Are Safe???? (Part 1)

April 6th, 2006

WORRIED about mercury? PCBs? Dioxin? Cadmium? I sure am. Of course, I just wrote a column on why fish oils are so good for you, especially if you are trying to conceive. But this begs the question: our seas as so polluted, how can we get pure fish oil? Okay, so here’s a compilation of [...]

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Omega-3 Fatty acids

April 5th, 2006

(Pig + Algae gene = good source of omega-3 fatty acids?) Read on… When I was little, I remember my mother used to make us kids take cod liver oil. I also remember the taste was totally disgusting. Either I’d have to take it all at once and want to throw up, or, the teaspoon [...]

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Nutritional Supplements/Herbs that May impede MAN FERTILITY

March 21st, 2006

Herbs work on the body through the same channels as drugs. In fact, many drugs are just purified botanicals. Of course, some herbs are stronger than others; eating a ton of basil is unlikely to affect your fertility, but eating a bunch of bella donna or foxglove (where digitalis comes from)is likely to kill you. [...]

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