Posts Tagged "reproductive"

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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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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Environmental Effects on Fertility

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Environmental Effects on Fertility

Where do the environmental toxins come from? They are all around us, and can directly affect our health and fertility. Some of the sources include the chemicals and hormone disruptors found in contaminated air, food, water, our homes, and the outdoors. We live in a toxic world. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently has an estimated 65,000 known toxic chemicals catalogued in its databases. There are additional 1,500 applications that the Agency receives annually to manufacture new chemicals. Not to mention the numerous chemicals being released into the environment during the...

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Five Tips to Enhance Reproductive Health and Fertility

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Five Tips to Enhance Reproductive Health and Fertility

    In order to be able to nurture yourself and enhance your fertility, it is essential to engage in healthy lifestyle habits. Here are five basic ways to balance the health of your reproductive system. Eat fresh, unprocessed foods. The basic principle of nutrition is that it offers essential nutrients and minerals to the body. The word ‘nutrition’ is derived from Latin and means ‘to nourish’. Your well-balanced plate should comprise of foods that are fresh and as much organic as possible; the emphasis is on vegetables, fruit, fish, and free-range meats....

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Unexplained Fertility: What Could It Be?

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Unexplained Fertility: What Could It Be?

  Unexplained fertility rates are around twenty percent. Perhaps exploring further any environmental and lifestyle habits that can have a major impact on the ability to conceive. Some factors to consider in people with ‘unexplained fertility’: environmental toxins, or exposure (home, work, dental, and other) nutritional deficiencies (these are quite common) inflammatory processes in the body (processed foods, lifestyle, and other) stress (may result in elevated levels of cortisol, which affects all hormones) immune function (possible overactive) It is not simply...

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