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Fertility with Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture

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Fertility with Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture

The primary goals of naturopathic medicine and acupuncture are to enhance and balance your body’s overall health and well-being; this allows the inherent ability of conception to take place. A healthy, more balanced body will conceive more naturally. The natural rhythms of the body are like a metronome; some of these include the heartbeat, breathing, sleep-wake cycles, and of course the menstrual cycle. Many years of emotional stress, lack of sleep, frustration, overwork, improper diet and lifestyle play a major role in disharmonies related to fertility. Both naturopathic and Chinese...

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Fertility and Hormones

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Fertility and Hormones

Your hormones make deep, meaningful music on a daily basis, each one playing over the other. Together, every 24 hours they cover a number of topics including your metabolism, temperature regulation, growth, cellular repair and regeneration, reproductive organ control, sleep, mood, energy and appetite, to name a few. Your brain and nervous system are the main conductors of this well-orchestrated “hormonic” orchestra, also known as the endocrine system. The endocrine system is made up of eight individual glands, including the pineal body, hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids,...

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Acupuncture and Fertility

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Acupuncture and Fertility

How can Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Help with Fertility? Traditional Chinese medicine is based on the fundamental idea that every element of the body is interconnected, and in order to address a disturbance in this “ecosystem” it is essential to treat the entire system rather than just one part. The health of the reproductive system is based on this same concept; people are not made up of an isolated hormone or organ, but instead depend on dynamic systems to work in a balanced manner for health and fertility to occur. This system of medicine is focused on improving a...

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Unexplained Fertility: Gluten or Celiac?

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Unexplained Fertility: Gluten or Celiac?

Celiac disease, also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is characterized by chronic intestinal malabsorption caused by intolerance to gluten. Gluten stimulates the immune system that results in increased permeability of the intestinal mucosa. This increased permeability can result in other grain and milk proteins to cross the intestinal mucosa, and cause the body to mount an immune response. It typically involves the small intestine and usually presents in the first 3 years of life, but it may reappear again with the average age of onset being 35-40 years. Some of the common signs and...

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Low Cholesterol May Impact Fertility

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Low Cholesterol May Impact Fertility

      Next time someone tells you to watch your cholesterol, consider this: low-cholesterol diets have actually been shown to cause hormone-imbalances, obesity and diabetes. The emphasis on a low-fat diet reduces the intake of fat and causes an increased consumption of carbohydrates and trans fats. For women, lack of adequate levels of cholesterol in the body can be a real issue of hormone imbalances, which may affect fertility. Why cholesterol is the most important molecule in the body: It is the main component of cell membranes and plays a major role in the endocrine...

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Infertility Causes

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Infertility Causes

The following are some of the common causes infertility, and it is by no means an exhaustive list. Ovarian Insufficiency
 Declining ovarian function affects the total number of available follicles in the body, and that is what reduce the odds of conception. Although estrogen continues to be produced in the body the ovulation does not occur, which also leads to a decline of progesterone levels. Luteal Phase Deficiency In some women, ovulation may occur normally but the levels of progesterone during the luteal phase are insufficient. Even if the egg is fertilized, this progesterone deficiency...

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