How taking birth control pills as an adolescent reduces fertility later in life. fertility women's health

This shouldn’t come as news, and yet, it is commonly believed that young women on the pill are not affected later in life in regards to their fertility. Contrarily, research has shown that there is actually an affect of reduced fertility with long-term birth control use. Is it any...

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What not to do when you have the flu gut health health men's health women's health

Here are the Top 3 things you SHOULDN’T do if you have the flu… and the three things you can do instead


Antibiotics kill your gut microbiome:
 
When you take antibiotics for an infection, they not only fight against that bacteria, but they also kill ALL the good bacteria in your...

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Do you clench your pelvis? fertility health women's health

Have you ever clenched your jaw? Or felt your shoulders be tight? Similarly, lots of women clench their pelvic muscles. This clenching and restriction of the muscles often make it difficult to conceive. Why? Because clenching or tightness of muscles decreases blood flow. And...

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The Science Behind Why Kissing Feels Good brain healthy fertility

Lips are the most exposed erogenous zone, which makes kissing feel very good

Scientists in the Netherlands have reported that we share about 80m bacteria during a passionate ten-second kiss; a finding that makes puckering up seem cringe-worthy – and downright unsanitary at the...

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What Occurs Inside Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar dieting gut health health

Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar

By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Neuroscience Doctoral Candidate Penn State College of Medicine

 

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally...

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Kitchen Science: The Friendly Bacteria That Live In Your Food bacteria fermentation gut health probiotic

As you sip a cup of coffee, enjoy a rich chocolate treat or savour the aroma of a piece of Roquefort cheese, have you ever considered the extraordinary contribution made by the microscopic creatures that have worked so hard for your pleasure?

 

As the French chemist Louis Pasteur...

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Is your uterus on FIRE? fertility nutrition women's health

Is your uterus on fire?

If you are one of the many women who have experienced IVF failure, implantation failures, or frequent miscarriages — you may have an inflamed uterus.

 

Inflammation has been connected to almost every dis-ease from heart disease to cancer to diabetes. Would it...

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NSAIDs may be affecting your fertility fertility health women's health

Are you one of the thousands of women who regularly have to take over the counter pain medications to help you through your cycle? On average, 84% of women report menstrual pain and about 50% report having pain with every cycle. With this type of prevalence, the use of Non-Steroidal...

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Top 5 Ways to Preserve Your Fertility Naturally: Alternatives to Egg Freezing egg fertility freezing natural tips

To Freeze or Not To Freeze?

 

With all the buzz about tech companies paying to freeze eggs for career-focused women that want to ‘wait,’ there are a lot of women that are upset, and a lot of women that are happy. Really, I believe women should have a CHOICE about when to have...

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Don’t gain weight this holiday season- no dieting necessary brain health dieting gut health health nutrition

Food cravings are abound:  here are some tips so that you don’t have to gain weight over the holidays…

 

Do you ever wonder why so many people have food cravings? Doesn’t it seem like more and more, people are addicted to sugar? Some to carbs? And yet, a...

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Why didn’t clomid work? fertility women's health

To stimulate ovulation, many women are given clomid as the first line of therapy. Usually, you don’t need to see a reproductive endocrinologist but rather, your OB/GYN can prescribe clomid for you. However, it’s often not the magic bullet. It doesn’t work for many women...

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Feeling sick? Here’s when you should — and shouldn’t — exercise through it exercise health

If your symptoms are above the neck, you’ll still be able to manage a lighter-than-normal workout.

 

Health Check: can I exercise while getting over a bug?

 

As we move into winter, the cold mornings, dark evenings and rain tend to bring out the best excuses to miss a session...

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