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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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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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Caffeine Effects on Fertility

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Caffeine Effects on Fertility

Take a second to count the number of cups of coffee or black tea you drink a day. Now consider this: these caffeine-containing beverages have zero nutritional value. Caffeine is immensely addictive and found in chocolate, sodas and many over-the-counter medications. Caffeine can elevate the mood, energize, delay fatigue, and stimulate the central nervous system. It can also cause hands to tremor and the heart to palpitate. So, why is caffeine our national drug of choice? Caffeine feeds our cultural addiction to fast-paced lifestyles. There are numerous reports on this topic, all of which you...

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Thyroid Hormones Can Affect Fertility

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Thyroid Hormones Can Affect Fertility

Having low thyroid (hypothyroidism), or even suboptimal levels of thyroid hormones can lead to a myriad of issues. Some of the most common ones include menstrual abnormalities in women, and a loss of libido in men. Women with mild forms of hypothyroidism may have prolonged or heavy menstrual bleeding, as well as a shorter menstrual cycle. Because thyroid hormones interact and directly affect estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol, infertility is often the result of the imbalanced endocrine system. In some women, even if pregnancy does occur, low thyroid can lead to miscarriages, or premature...

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