Cheat Better

When we hear the word "Cheat," you may be thinking something terrible.... but relax. I'm not talking about cheating on your partner. Or cheating on tests... I'm talking about "cheating" on your diet! 

We would say, "I'm on a strict diet, so no cheat day for me." Then you see those delicious...

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How to understand Lab Results

A lab test is a procedure in which a health care provider takes samples of your blood, urine, or body tissues. These tests are used to help our practitioners to diagnose or monitor a specific condition. Laboratory tests play a vital role in your health care, especially when you are trying to...

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Tests men should request from their doctor to assess underlying issues that affect and contribute to male factor fertility

There are tests for men that can be helpful to determine their hormones. Tests that will show where his hormones are at and what needs to be done to address the imbalances or "normal" levels to be optimized for fertility health. Below are the tests and their relevance to Male fertility.

 

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Air Quality Importance

The quality of the air you breathe…

In some regions, ozone can reach significantly high levels in the summer as sunlight merges with compounds from car exhaust, gasoline vapor, and industrial emissions to produce air pollutants.

Both animal and human epidemiological studies support the...

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Neurotransmitter is affecting your fertility

We usually think of progesterone as the hormone related to fertility. But what if I told you there is a neurotransmitter that will affect your fertility?

It's true! Progesterone feeds the serotonin cycle and enhances feelings of calm and happiness. Its main purpose is to help build the lining of...

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Alcohol and Fertility

Getting pregnant might be easy if we have partners to impregnate us. But this is not true because other women experienced infertility; no matter how they tried, there is no succession to getting pregnant. Infertility is the inability to get pregnant or staying to be pregnant. No, I am not saying...

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Why do I suffer silently every month?

The pain is not in your head! Even though your doctor may have led you to believe so.... Menstrual cramps are the result of a rise in prostaglandin right before menstruation which triggers muscle contractions in your uterus to expel the lining through your cervix. The prostaglandins are necessary...

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Fertility: It starts in your gut

When we eat foods that we have developed a sensitivity to, it damages the lining of our gut. Often times food sensitivities are developed from eating the same foods over time, which can weaken the lining of our gut, allowing bacteria and other harmful substances to pass from our intestines into...

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Are there issues with starting a family later in life?

 Many women and couples are choosing till later in life to conceive. That can of course come with challenges... but is it a challenge just because of age? Or is there more to it? I believe that there is a difference between chronological age (based on your birthdate) and biological age,...

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Fertility Tracker

Most women use fertility trackers to track their ovulation when their LH surges, when their next period will come, and many other reasons. The market has many trackers, but which of them is the most preferable? Or the most accurate? 

 

In this blog, let me tell you why we need to track...

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Nicotine's Harm on Fertility, Pregnancy, and the Health of your Future Child

It doesn't come as news that cigarette and nicotine negatively affect fertility or health of future babies. But... there are a surprising number of couples that ask me for the research behind this. Well.... there are actually close to 7000 studies on this topic. But here are some of my favorites!...

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Artificial Sweeteners Impact on Hormones and Fertility

The research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine; it turns out a sweet tooth plays unseen havoc with fertility. ‘Artificial sweeteners are chemical based. If the cytoplasm of an egg can gets these chemicals, this will surely affect negatively the quality of the...

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