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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

HOW INFLAMMATION CAN HURT MENS FERTILITY

Inflammation and men's fertility

Inflammation seems to be the buzz word among all the health gurus nowadays. It seems to be responsible for everything from cancer to infertility. Here is an article about how men can be affected by a pro-inflammatory substance call MIF.  This substance seems to be found in people who have inflammatory diseases and autoimmune diseases.  I have known a number of people with autoimmune disease who were able to control it (even without medication) by eating an "anti-inflammatory diet.  Most of the foods I recommend for fertility (see (see fertility foods - getpregnantover40.com) are anti-inflammatory.

Read more:

Yousef Al-Abed, PhD, and his colleagues at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have isolated an immune substance called macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in semen samples from infertile and reproductively healthy men. MIF is key to helping sperm mature, which is necessary for its union with an egg. The finding could lead to a diagnostic test to determine fertility status.

The study appears in the latest issue of Molecular Medicine. The semen samples were collected from men three to five days after a period of sexual abstinence. The scientists had no idea when analyzing levels of MIF whether the sample came from any of the 68 men who had problems conceiving or from the 27 healthy controls. The findings have a Goldilocks kind of quality: Those with infertility problems had MIF levels that were either too high or too low. Those who had no problems conceiving had levels that were just right. 

from:
medicalnewstoday.com

Monday, September 29, 2014

INFERTILITY, ANGER AND JEALOUSY

Trying To Get Pregnant Over 40 Can Be Psychologically Difficult

I hear from women all the time who aren't just dealing with the physiological aspects of infertility, they are dealing with the emotional aspects as well - there are so many feelings that erupt inside of you.

I guess that's a nice way of saying they're downright angry, enraged, fuming, you name it. Almost anything dealing with pregnancy, children, and of course trying to conceive is a landmine ready to explode. This anger affects their relationships with family and friends and can be very isolating (sometimes its just easier to avoid everyone). All this anger has other side effects too. That constant churning in the pit of your stomach or in the center of your chest can't be helping your body prepare for conception or pregnancy.

Infertility Leads To Anger and Jealousy

I don't know why drug addicts or teenagers who eat junk food, smoke and drink get pregnant time after time...I've often wondered why the "powers that be" thought them more worthy than so many couples who have so much to give to a new baby. None of us will ever know why things like that happen...but one thing I do know is that holding on to anger and jealousy will only keep you or at the very least delay you from realizing your dream of having a child.  Everyone is on their own path in life and your job is to prepare your body and mind for a new life.

Try To Get The Anger of Not Being Able To Get Pregnant Out of Your System

Remember your goal here is to get pregnant, right? Think of a baby deciding whether or not to come to you as their mother. Would they want a calm peaceful loving environment or one filled with rage, envy, and ill will? Perhaps it's no coincidence that I got pregnant with my daughter right after I screamed and cried so loud that I'm surprised my neighbors didn't come over. I finally got all that built up rage out of my system - I'm convinced it made made my body more receptive because I got pregnant with my daughter right after that.  Maybe you do need to find a private place to let it all out.  Believe me, it feels good to release the tension and "not be strong" if even for a little while.

 Here's an article about changing your mindset to conceive

Why Can't I Have A Baby?

Friday, September 26, 2014

CHLAMYDIA AS A CAUSE OF INFERTILITY

A Silent Epidemic

Guest Post By Eric Daiter, MD

Billboards, television ads, and 7th grade health teachers all proclaim the message of safer sex, yet the U. S. Department of Health and Services estimates that 13 million people become infected with a sexually transmitted disease every year.  According to the Center for Disease Control, Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States with 3 million new cases occurring each year.  This article will talk about signs and symptoms of Chlamydia, how to treat it, and how to avoid it.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON INFECTIONS AND INFERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com) 

Chlamydia is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and is transmitted through vaginal, anal, or oral sex.  It can also be transmitted to a new born baby as it passes through the birth canal of the infected mother.  50-75% of women infected with Chlamydia show no signs or symptoms and have no idea they are infected, which is why it is sometimes referred to as "the silent epidemic".  Chlamydia, when untreated, can cause pelvic inflammatory disease.  This puts the woman at risk for infertility, endometriosis, and damage to the reproductive system.   Endometriosis symptoms can be extremely painful, and if considering conception, may require infertility treatment.  Common symptoms of Chlamydia include unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge, pain in the abdomen, fever, and painful urination.   In order to diagnose Chlamydia a culture swab must be obtained
Once detected, Chlamydia can be cured with antibiotics.  The most commonly used antibiotics in treatment of Chlamydia are Azithromycin, Doxycycline, Tetracycline, and Erythromycin.  Antibiotics must be prescribed by a physician and are administered orally according to the doctor's specifications.  It is also important to complete your course of medication completely in order to recover from the infection. It may be a good idea to return to your doctor for Chlamydia testing every year, as it is possible to be re-infected with the disease even after treatment.  Abstain from sex while being treated for the disease even if you no longer have symptoms.  You can resume sexual activity once your course of antibiotics is finished.
The risk for transmission is dramatically reduced with the use of condoms with a water based lubricant, such as K Y Jelly.  Petroleum based lubricants, such as Vaseline, should not be used because they break down latex (the material the condom is made of).  The only sure way to avoid becoming infected with Chlamydia is abstinence (not having sex) or monogamy with an uninfected partner.
It is important for partners to discuss their sexual history before having sex and have STD tests done.  Essential to prevention for sexually active individuals is an understanding of sexually transmitted diseases and how they are spread.
Eric Daiter has been sponsored by The NJ Center for Reproductive Medicine, a leading provider of infertility treatment, to write information about endometriosis symptoms.  For more information, please visit www.infertilitytutorials.com
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Eric_Daiter,_MD
http://EzineArticles.com/?A-Silent-Epidemic&id=930833

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CELIAC AND INFERTILITY: SCREEN AT HOME

Celiac and Infertility

I've written before about how celiac disease can be a cause of infertility and may contribute to miscarriage. Celiac disease occurs when an individual is gluten intolerant resulting in digestive problems, malabsorption and the list goes on. Now you may be able to screen for the often missed disease at home. Read more:

Infertility affects as many as one in six couples in their reproductive years in America. Of those, about 15 per cent are from no apparent cause. At the same time, the symptoms of celiac disease are not always obvious. It may be years before symptoms worsen and the disease is diagnosed, and by then child-bearing years may be over. The Biocard™ Celiac Test Kit, first developed in Finland, gives these couples an easy way to find out if celiac disease is a possible cause for their infertility.

See for more on fertility foods to help you conceive (getpregnantover40.com)

  Celiac disease affects people differently and not all symptoms are obvious. Classic celiac symptoms include diarrhea, stomach pain, weight loss and, in children, delayed growth. For others, the symptoms are subtler, such as such as bloating, or excess gas. Fatigue, weakness, joint pain and migraines -- symptoms typically not associated with the gut -- are also reported, and the diagnosis is often anemia, stress, irritable bowel syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome. Without treatment, celiac disease increases the risk of malnutrition, osteoporosis (because of poor absorption of calcium and vitamin D), certain digestive tract cancers and other disorders such as Type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease. 

(www.medicalnewstoday.com)

Monday, September 22, 2014

TUBAL LIGATION REVERSAL SUCCESS

Pregnancy Over 40 After Tubal Reversal

There is a segment of women over the age of 40 who previously completed their family, have their tubes tied, but for whatever reason decide they want a child later in life.
 Many times, these women are in a new relationship or are in a point in their life that they want another child. Here is an article in its entirety about how tubal ligation reversal may be better than IVF:

Study The Success Rate Of Tubal Reversal

By Den Hamphery

Due to the influx of information on these treatment plans. Always with careful consideration and advice from a supplier such as those in the Atchafalaya Obstetrics and Gynecology judgments you can decide which method is best for you.
Many women (and even patients and their doctors) think that IVF is the only real option for pregnancy after tubal pregnancy compared to later. However, in reality, the reverse tubal ligation is a real option in many cases, probably the best option for the treatment procedure for most women. PS reversal of tubal replacement offers a higher success rate and only the cumulative effect of a successful pregnancy significantly cheaper.

SEE ALSO: TRYING TO CONCEIVE WITH AN ARCUATE UTERUS (getpregnantover40.com) 

A study of more than 5,000 women undergoing tubal reversal in the Atchafalaya Obstetrics and Gynecology in the last 8 years has revealed important facts will be valid only if you are considering a reversal of tubal ligation. In the study, only 36% of women undergoing in vitro fertilization has managed to unlock the passage of pregnancy and even less, only 30% of women in the study, carried a pregnancy to term and have a baby. In comparison, women who have chosen compared with IVF, tubal reversal became pregnant contributed to 66% of the hourly rate of pregnancy. Moreover, for most, a woman over 40 who often have more difficulty becoming pregnant, the results were even more striking: only 1.6 IVF women who chose to have a successful pregnancy, compared with 1 three women who had a baby after tubal reversal, double the luck with the IVF! For years, younger women or with 33% probability of live births with tubal reversal, while in vitro fertilization rate for this age group are around 15%.
In addition to being more successful in the survey are tubal ligation reversal procedure expensive because the transaction involves a lump sum at the time of surgery, after which a woman can pregnancy test is repeated as many times as she wants. Compared to IVF, where costs can be quite impressive, and compared to that, for IVF, you are obliged to pay for each treatment cycle - if you are pregnant. This means that if a cycle fails, you're not pregnant, the next time you invest again next cycle. In fact, some women pay for repeated cycles of IVF month after month without ever being pregnant at all!
Obviously do not just take our word for it. If you had a tubal ligation and are considering becoming pregnant, be sure to check it is advisable to check the pregnancy statistics and research on the success rate of reversal of tubal compared to IVF for you. We are confident that after watching it, you'll be convinced that a tubal reversal is cheaper, more efficient and flexible procedure for your pregnancy! If we hope to convince you of the prettier of the two alternatives for having more children after tubal ligation!
Women under 30 years old, the age is 43% of women gave birth to a child, while in vitro fertilization, more than half (55%) than their peers to choose the opportunity to experience a live birth, compared to 55% of IVF and Tubal Reversal became mothers. These data show that tubal reversal is an effective and much better than a good choice for comparison, you can easily make you understand the power of tubal reversal than IVF in vitro fertilization.
Many people attribute a Tubal Reversal in resolving some of these complaints. Tubal Ligation Reversal is the best way to be pregnant after tubal ligation. Reversal of Tubal Ligation becomes more secure these days. See here http://www.mybabydoc.com/
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http://EzineArticles.com/?Study-The-Success-Rate-Of-Tubal-Reversal&id=6147936


Friday, September 19, 2014

YOGA FOR FERTILITY AND GETTING PREGNANT

Getting Pregnant: Yoga Poses and Postures That Help Enhance Fertility

When I was trying to conceive, I did everything I could to get my body ready for a healthy pregnancy.  After some research, I found that there are
some yoga poses that can  open up the pelvis to increase pelvic circulation.  These poses include
  • The Reclining Hero pose
    acefitness,org 
  • The Bridge Pose 

acefitness.org
  • The Cobbler's Pose  
    yogaoutlet.com

For more yoga poses, and instructions on how to do self pelvic massage, reflexology and acupressure for fertility, see my information page on "Fertility Bodywork" (getpregnantover40.com)

FERTILITY BODYWORK, by Sandy Robertson

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NATURAL PREGNANCY AT 47 AFTER IVF

47 and Pregnant After Children Born Through IVF

I just love stories like this one. This woman had her children through IVF, then spontaneously conceives at the age of 47! It just goes to show you that babies come when they are ready!  As a matter of fact, there does seem to be a trend that couples conceive naturally after having children born through IVF (my website has a number of articles about this phenomenon - scroll down to the bottom of the home page for more articles on this subject)

From the article:

Susan and Ambrose Samulski used fertility treatments to help conceive their three children. So it was a bit of a surprise when, 12 years later, they found out they were pregnant with a fourth.

"I thought I'd gone through menopause," says Susan, who was 47 at the time. "I went to the doctor and had a list of all the things that were bothering me. He said, `Could you be pregnant?' and I said, `No way.'

"I made him test me twice – I just didn't believe it."

It was a total shock, agrees Ambrose – he had worried his wife had a terminal illness.

As for the children, "My son said something like, `You crazy kids,'" Susan recalls. "But we were all thrilled."

from:
www.thestar.com

Monday, September 15, 2014

BACTERIAL INFECTIONS: COMMON CAUSE OF INFERTILITY

Pregnancy Over 40, Fertility Over 40 May Be Linked To Infections


Talk with you doctor about whether or not you can be tested. It seems like you should try the easy and inexpensive route before embarking on expensive and sometimes dangerous fertility treatments.
Here is a short on-line book about how an infection in your reproductive system can cause infertility.
The solution is actually quite inexpensive and easy. Read more:

In fifteen years of practice as a pathologist and obstetrician-gynecologist at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City, I have examined and treated over forty thousand patients complaining of infertility. The majority of these patients have already invested years with other physicians by the time I see them. They are confused by the complicated and contradictory theories they have heard. They are exhausted by the invasive and costly tests and treatments they've undergone. And they are intimidated by all the advanced technology they've come to suspect may hold the only solution to their problem.

SEE ALSO: FERTILITY, PREGNANCY DETOX: HOW TO DETOXIFY YOU BODY TO GET PREGNANT (getpregnantover40.com) 

By contrast, what I offer my patients is a course of infertility treatment that is simple, painless, relatively inexpensive, and most important-highly effective. Putting together what I have learned from my patients' histories, from my treatment of their cases, from my own research, and from dozens of other studies performed by my colleagues in the profession, I am convinced the fundamental cause of at least half of all infertility cases is common bacterial infections. Therefore, a high percentage of these infertility cases can be easily and safely reversed with the proper combination and dosage of antibiotics.
 from: Fertility Solution

Saturday, September 13, 2014

FLUORIDE, FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY

Reporting Dangers of Fluoride - And Mass Medication

Guest Post By Sally Wilson
Mass medication through water systems of the world began in 1951 with fluoridation. The optimum level was originally set at the rate of 1 part per million (1ppm) and considered safe.Fluoridation of the public drinking water however has many risks and dangers.
The most obvious question we must ask in trying to assess the purpose of this unusual action taken to medicate the public water supplies, is to enquire as to its real purpose. Health authorities approved fluoridation ostensibly is for the improvement of the teeth of the people. The assumption is that fluoride will improve tooth enamel and that all people will require the same amount of this chemical regardless of their age.
Firstly there is irrefutable evidence from prominent medical researchers, showing this chemical that is sufficiently toxic as to have asserted its place as a rat poison, is also harmful to humans when ingested.

SEE ALSO: FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY DETOX (getpregnantover40.com) 

In spite of this, fluoride not only continues to be used in many chemical and even pharmaceutical products but has for decades been deliberately pumped into our Australian public water supplies in spite of extensive demonstrations of objection by groups and individuals. This has left a situation where those members of the community who do not wish to have the quality of their drinking water downgraded in this way must purchase water filters in their home, laboratories, factories and hospitals. Food processing and therapeutic products and industries have been particularly affected. It would be difficult to assess the negative damage to the health of the whole community.
Logical arguments have had no influence in changing the decisions of health departments and medical authorities on a national scale in Australia and will have not the power to do so as long as state governments retain the authority on health issues. Over the years, many scientists and individuals from many countries in the world have put forward their objections. These include the following points as a basis for their argument.....
Regarding the claimed benefit to dental health:

Firstly why should it be seen to be a priority over any other health issues prevalent in the community, such as heart trouble, cancer, diabetes and other diseases? Only a minute percentage of public water will be consumed by children in the suggested time frame when there is potential benefit to their developing teeth. In fact, over-dosing of fluoride produces irregularities in the enamel of children. Appreciating that the recommended safe dose is 1ppm but difficult to guarantee that pumping stations produce an accurate dilution of the toxin in amounts that are totally safe......and that a tube of toothpaste contains up to 1500 ppm and a can of commercial fruit juice contains about 2.8 ppm and mouth rinses from 230-900 ppm we can only conclude that the majority of people in western countries are probably over the toxic limit of ingestion of fluoride prior to any water content analysis. This factor alone leaves commercial enterprises open to exhaustive litigation as the councils and water authorities and even dentists. Gum irritations and allergies are common, not only in those using fluoride toothpaste but in drinking water and medical drugs that are fluorinated.

African American children are shown to be more susceptible to fluorosis or tooth mottling than whites. This demonstrates a need to consider racial constitution as a factor in mass medicine. Those who choose to medicate with fluoride and are persuaded it is to their dental benefit are free to do so through controlled tablet intake.
REGARDING GENERAL HEALTH ISSUES:

Need for Pure Water
It has always been acknowledged that pure water is the basis of good health so accent should be directed by responsible community guardians towards extracting any untoward elements in the water rather than injecting toxic substances into it, even at 1ppm. There is no way to demonstrate that there is any scientific way to control the amount of fluoride any individual will ingest through their water intake because of personal differences in habit, thus making it, along with any other proposed mass medication, an offence against medical principles.
Compulsory Medication is Unethical

To endure compulsory medication through water, the most essential element for health represents a pollution that offends both our aims to good health and is a crime against our democratic principles of personal freedom of choice.
Proven Dangers and Risks

Excessive fluoride or fluorine components in the body that can occur with certain medical drugs produce mild to extreme symptoms and even fatal consequences. The dangers are not only physical such as interfering with thyroid function but include extreme mental and emotional irregularities. This has been a line of research following outbreaks of violent and irrational behavior of young teenagers that have been demonstrated over the last years.
Obesity - Heart Disease - Kidney problems- Cancer -

Obesity is now reaching epidemic proportions in western countries. The toxic affect of fluoride upon the function of the thyroid gland is considered to be a causative factor. As aluminium cookware was last century considered a serious cause of cancer and dementia, fluoride toxicity is suspected of being a factor in this as in many other diseases such as bone deformation, premature aging and nerve and brain diseases. Seemingly co-incidental with fluoridation of water supplies in the twentieth century has been the explosion of cancer and other serious health issues.
Brain and Mental Disease

Many generally prescribed medications and drugs in western countries contain fluoride in considerable amount to make them questionable negative factors and suspected of being the cause of many allergies and conditions as serious as psychotic behavior, depression, and inhibited mental abilities. Warnings include many specific drugs such as Prozac, Luvoc, Lescol, Lipitor, Crestor, Baycol with the last having been removed from the American market after fatalities from adverse reactions.
Pregnancy

Pregnant Women are advised to take no fluoride as it can damage brain function and hormones in the foetus.
Elderly

Elderly are at equal risk as fluoridated water is indicated as a possible main cause of Alzheimer's and dementia.
Children

Children have been harmed by fluoridation and medications containing flurorine and derivatives to the extent that the numerous cases have led to parents forming support groups to lobby for changes. Most recent research shows the link between fluoride and Asperger's disease and autism because of the accumulative lead component involved.
Political Tarnish:

Motivation for the introduction of tons of fluoride into public water supplies is tarnished by considerations that are politically rather than therapeutic in their aims. This is a subject that has been explored by some who seek a reason for such an extreme and illogical action such as fluoridation. Some go further to claim that the practice violates the Nuremberg code regarding restriction on human experimentation.
Industrial Pollution:

The practice is claimed as a convenient dumping ground for industrial wastes. Some believe that the aluminium and fertilizer industries that produce fluoride as a by-product found a convenient and profitable disposal of toxic waste in the public water supply. Fluoride buried in the earth kills plant life. In the air kills stock. In the water...?
SCIENTIFIC OBJECTION:

There is an almost overwhelming amount of evidence accumulating in scientific journals and forums warning of the dangers and risks of our present water fluoridation system upon health. It is widely accepted that it is unsafe a method and entirely uncontrollable in dosage. The factor of chemical allergy and damage to physiological function also give cause for great concern. On these issues there are many doctors and scientists adding their voice and is best said by Dr Arvid Carlsson, Nobel Prize winner for Medicine (2000). "I am quite convinced that water fluoridation, in a not-too-distant future, will be consigned to medical history...Water fluoridation goes against leading principles of pharmacotherapy, which is progressing from a stereotyped medication - of the type 1 tablet 3 times a day - to a much more individualized therapy as regards both dosage and selection of drugs. The addition of drugs to the drinking water means exactly the opposite of an individualized therapy."

Dr Peter Mansfield physician from UK and member of the advisory board to the government review of fluoridation (2000) states...
"No physician in his right senses would prescribe for a person he has never met, whose medical history he does not know, a substance which is intended to create bodily change, with the advice: 'Take as much as you like, but you will take it for the rest of your life because some children suffer from tooth decay.' It is a preposterous notion." The very existence of an organization 'Parents of Fluoride Poisoned Children', founded by Andreas Schuld, a recognized leading expert on fluorides, says enough.
International Consent/Dissent:

The International Dental Federation (FDI) first recommended water fluoridation in 1951. In Europe, since that date it is estimated that more than 53 million people who endured water fluoridation for years are now free of its pollution. Many countries have now ceased the practice. There are now only 6 countries where the people are still compelled to drink fluoridated water: USA, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Columbia and Singapore.
Australia - fluoridation, in spite of hot protest and many public demonstrations is now in many states. At one time the Tasmanian government sought to pass a Bill to "Prohibit public meetings on fluoridation." Our Australian Constitution allows 'the provision of..medical and dental services, but not so as to authorize any form of civil conscription.' On this basis in time fluoridation and any further attempt at mass medication will be banned.
Austria - Some report fluoride has never been added to the water supply but others say in 1956. and that caries in children decreased after stopping in 1973.
Belgium -on the basis that drinking water is not the place to deliver medicinal treatment to people fluoridation was never accepted
Canada -The Green Party of Canada seeks to end water fluoridation in Canada by introducing legislation that will ban fluoridation in Canada at the federal level, effectively overriding any and all local mandates that say otherwise. At present fluoridation of water is in current use but remains a highly controversial issue.
Japan introduced in 1952, stopped 1972 with subsequent rejection of artificial fluoridation. Sweden introduced in 1952 and withdrawn 1971 Sweden banned fluorides in drinking water, toothpaste and food.
Norway - In the later 1990's decision was taken against ever fluoridating the water
Finland introduced 1959 in one town stopped 1993 for the right of individual freedom to enjoy pure water.
Netherlands introduced 1953 withdrawn 1976 after legal ruling of the Supreme Court that there was no legal basis for fluoridation.
China- Fluoridation is banned
Czech Republic - since 1993 no treatment with fluoride has taken place on the basis of it being uneconomical, against ecological patterns, unethical, and its toxicological influence debatable.
Denmark - No Danish city has ever been fluoridated
European Union Less than 2% of the drinking water in Europe is fluoridated.
France - Fluoride is not added to treatment of water for ethical as well as medical reasons.
Germany introduced 1952 and withdrawn in 1971. It is now banned as unethical. German Democratic Republic introduced in 1959 and withdrawn 1990.
Greece - has never fluoridated water, perhaps in order to retain democratic freedom?
Hungary - once fluoridated but ceased in 1960's and now chooses to remain so.
India - has been working hard to eliminate naturally occurring fluorides from drinking water that is high in the natural groundwater. 17 of its 32 states are afflicted with people suffering crippling skeletal fluorosis without adding more toxic material.
Israel - after serious study and recent suspension of mandatory fluoridation in 2006, it is now rejected.
Italy -has strict laws against adding fluorides to drinking water.
New Zealand - is in two minds and is recently urging promotion of fluoridation.
Northern Ireland - for a short period only fluoridation in two localities but later ceased.
Scotland - never had fluoridation been introduced and in 2004 plans to add fluoride to the country's water system continued to be rejected.
Spain- a few areas practiced fluoridation of the water supplies
Switzerland in 2003 the country voted to cease Basel's water fluoridation program that had been functioning for about 40 years.
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics introduced 1960 stopped 1990
United States of America 60% of the States fluoridate their water but 200 cities have withdrawn it.
UK- fluoridation is considered by many who are fighting for its ban, to be illegal medical research. They argue that its implementation is against freedom and constitutional rights of the individual. Against all opposition, efforts of health agencies continue to push for further fluoridation of Britain, with the same power as occurred at a critical time before decision to join the European Union and surrender of the national will to its dictates.
From the information which is available to us all on the internet, the problems are considerable and cannot be commented on in detail enough to satisfy our enquiry here. There are about 202,000 postings on the dangers of fluoridation and 432,000 and 727 videos on the subject on the side effects of fluoridation, presenting us with a considerable amount of data to consider if we wish to explore this controversial matter for ourselves and assess without bias the reports of professionals.
Aromatherapy or the science of Osmics is proving immensely popular when applied in self help or in professional healing. It is a delightful way to employ natural perfumes to assist mood and mind states and is particularly helpful as an adjunct to relaxation techniques and stress relief.

 Sally Wilson is an expert in aromatics and author of one of the earliest publications on the subject, directing its use in incense and in healing and has utilized the subtle benefits in her naturopathic practice over many years. More details at associated sites...
http://www.essence-of-yoga.net
http://www.breathing-fragrance.com

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Sally_Wilson
http://EzineArticles.com/?Reporting-Dangers-of-Fluoride---And-Mass-Medication&id=5377508


Thursday, September 11, 2014

YOUR FERTILITY IS NOT DETERMINED BY YOUR NUMBERS

Fertility is not in your numbers

When I discontinued fertility treatments, it was such a relief to give up my dependence on doctors and lab values.  I absolutely did not want to have another lab test done.  Even when I knew I was pregnant with my daughter, I did not have an HcG test done (blood test), because I didn't want someone telling me that they weren't doubling etc.  As it turns out, this was my successful pregnancy.  Having labwork done would have done nothing for me.  Here is an article about how women should not put so much emphasis on their "numbers"

 CLICK HERE FOR MORE ENCOURAGING INFORMATION ON CONCEIVING NATURALLY (getpregnantover40.com)

There is so much more to health and fertility than the
numbers: One of my greatest challenges as a Chinese
medical practitioner is getting patients to let go of the
numbers and listen to what their body is telling them.
When you follow your body’s wisdom instead of a book,
test, doctor’s order, or advise column you are much more
likely to be on the right track.
A woman in her 40s might listen to her body and say,
“well, I feel good, my energy is good, digestion is fine, I
sleep well, go on walks, have little to no PMS, and my
emotions are even.” With all this information, her age is
just a number and she can know she is fertile. On the
other hand, a woman in her 20s might listen to her body
and know she is very out of balance. She may feel anxious
and nauseated, tired all the time, irritable with PMS,
not sleep well, and have chronic migraines. Despite her
age she might know that she needs to do some work to
improve her fertility.
So, the next time you want to focus on just one number,
ask yourself, what does that number really mean to me?
Be honest with your emotions and express them. Check in
with yourself and see how you are feeling overall (does it
match the number or not?) Remind yourself that numbers
can be misleading, and know that numbers can change.
Then, take a step back, look at the big picture and let
those numbers go!
from:  by Nicole Lange Lic.Ac. MA.OM. Dipl.Om.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

MAKING YOUR OWN FERTILITY TEA RECIPE

Blending Fertility Tea (Recipe)

There are plenty of fertility teas being advertised online and offline, but you can blend your own.   Common ingredients include: Vitex (Chasteberry), Red Raspberry, Green Tea, Red Clover and more.  Click here for instructions on blending your own fertility tea"



 

Sunday, September 07, 2014

MIDCYCLE BLEEDING, OVULATION BLEEDING

Trying To Get Pregnant, The Meaning Of Ovulation Bleeding 

If you have experienced mid-cycle bleeding, there may be a number of causes.  For some women, bleeding during ovulation is completely normal, but in my case, mid cycle bleeding was an indication that I had some small fibroids and some endometirosis which I eventually had removed. Bleeding at times other than when you're on your menstrual cycle can be scary because you don't know what is causing it.  Many women bleed when they ovulate as the article explains below. However, sometimes this mid-cycle bleeding can be caused by conditions which should be treated (as in my case). Some of these conditions can affect fertility. Read more:

SEE ALSO: SHORT & IRREGULAR MENSTRUAL CYCLES AND FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)

A variety of factors can cause ovulation bleeding. For most women who experience ovulation bleeding, the cause is not clear. It may be related to the emergency of follicles. Hormones prompt ovaries to produce around 20 follicles that contain an immature egg, and out of this only one follicle matures. It is during this process of maturing and bursting out from the follicle that pain or bleeding occurs. Ovulation bleeding that is severe or that lasts longer than a couple of days can be a symptom of certain medical conditions, including endometriosis.

Bleeding episodes that are 2 weeks apart suggest that there may be a lack of ovulation altogether. A variety of conditions can cause this, including irritation to the cervix, polyps in the cervix, or polyps in the uterus. 

from: 
 babyhopes.com

Friday, September 05, 2014

COUPLE HIRES SURROGATE, NOW PREGNANT WITH TWINS

Surrogate and Couple Pregnant At Same Time

I usually write about women who get pregnant naturally after IVF or failed IVF, but this story is about a women who hired a surrogate, but also went through IVF at the same time...and it worked in both of them. Why? Maybe it was just luck, or maybe she relaxed enough to make it happen because there was a surrogate as a "back-up". Read more:

Amber is a gestational surrogate. She was implanted last October with embryos created by Misty and Brian.

Indianapolis Dr. William Gentry selected the two healthiest embryos for Amber and four lesser quality embryos for Misty, the hopeful mom.

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"Why not both of you try? I mean, who knows?" Gentry said. "I think her thought was, 'Sure, why not? But it's not going to work with me. It never works.'"

Misty was hardly expecting success after failed in vitro treatments and a miscarriage, but she got it with a set of twins from Amber and a set of twins that she is carrying.

"'You were our ace in the hole,' (Gentry) said, and he said, 'Misty was our wild card,'" Amber said.

"The whole idea for people to say, 'Just relax,' I mean, if you could have a relax switch on the wall and turn it off, you would love to be able to do it, but you can't," Misty said.

Amber knew the same emptiness, having miscarried before.

from: 
theindychannel.com

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

OVERWEIGHT: 35% LOWER CHANCE OF PREGNANCY

Overweight Women And Pregnancy

I'm all for finding natural solutions to fertility problems which is why women should look at all the factors under their control before they jump into the high tech route. Although it's hard for many people to lose weight, it can be done and it may raise your odds of conceiving by 35%. Being overweight can also sabotage your efforts of conceiving if you undergo fertility treatments.   However, weight loss should occur before trying to conceive as the body is also less likely to conceive as weight is declining. Read more:

SEE ALSO: getpregnantover40.com FOR MORE ARTICLES ON TRYING TO CONCEIVE AND WAYS TO ENHANCE FERTILITY NATURALLY

Obese women were up to 35 per cent less likely to become pregnant and twice as likely to have a stillbirth than thinner patients having fertility treatment, researchers found.

The fatter the women were the less chance they had of having a healthy baby.

Experts warned that overweight women should try to lose weight before undergoing treatment.

More than one in four Britons is now obese and the nation’s weight problem is predicted to continue to increase in coming decades.

Being heavily overweight is known to reduce the chances of conceiving naturally, but the new research is the largest study to detail its effect on patients receiving fertility treatment. 

from:
www.telegrpah.co.uk

Monday, September 01, 2014

PROCREATION VACATION: GETTING PREGNANT ON HOLIDAY

What is a procreation vacation?

In honor of the Labor Day holiday, I thought I would write about vacations and getting pregnant. I've read and written a number of articles over the years about "procreation vacations" .  It seems like a number of people tend to get pregnant while they are away from all of the stressors in their life.  If you are a couple that has been trying to conceive for one or more years, it almost becomes a job.  You have everything very scientifically planned out and your bodily cycles are monitored like a mission control center.
The  idea behind procreation vacations is that you put your mind and body to rest.  Yes, you still might be trying to conceive, but it is done in a very relaxed way.  There are a number of resorts that actually cater to couples who want to take a vacation for the purpose of getting pregnant

Here is a story of a couple who succeeded in getting pregnant on vacation:

 SEE ALSO: STRESS, INFERTILITY AND MISCARRIAGE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO (getpregnantover40.com)

Hughes and her husband, Kemry, went to the Westin at Our Lucaya Grand Bahama Island, where the three-night Procreation Vacation starts at $1,893. They lounged on the beach, swam in the pool, sipped pumpkin soup and enjoyed couple's massages. Hughes and her husband also were also served an age-old Caribbean fertility concoction three times a day: sea moss, the Caribbean's version of Viagra, mixed with evaporated milk, sugar and spices. (She said it tasted like an almond smoothie.)
The chain also offers the package at their resorts on St. John and Puerto Rico.
"My husband and I thought that we would go on the vacation and learn all these nice fertility secrets and we'd be practicing them for a number of months for them to work," said Hughes, 35, who conceived the day she got back from the trip. "We were stunned. There's definitely some truths to the foods and the elixirs." from USA today

 

Friday, August 29, 2014

AYURVEDA AND TCM FOR FERTILITY AND GETTING PREGNANT

Ayurveda and TCM for Fertility and getting pregnant

 Many people are confused about what exactly what Ayurveda is and how it can help fertility.  TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine is something most people have probably heard of, and many people have tried different modalities.  This article will help to define what is involved with TCM and Ayurveda and how the principles of each can help you get pregnant, enhance fertility and improve your overall health:

  AYURVEDA AND TCM FOR FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

INFERTILITY: LETTING GO MAY HELP YOU GET PREGNANT

Let go of pain and anger from infertility

 We've all been there...if you are struggling with infertility, it's hard not to feel pain, anger, a feeling of injustice, jealousy and a sense of unworthiness.  You see other women get pregnant at the drop of a hat and you're sure that they don't appreciate what they've been given.  I can relate to this article below....once I totally gave up on the idea of getting pregnant and having a baby....guess what? 
 I got pregnant with my daughter and had a totally uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery.  Sometimes, just letting go is all that is needed.  Although this article speaks of women going through fertility treatments, it applies to those trying to conceive naturally as well:

SEE ALSO: STRESS, INFERTILITY AND MISCARRIAGE (getpregnantover40.com)

From the article:

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who cope with the stress of infertility treatment by relinquishing control are nearly twice as likely to get pregnant as those who don't adopt this strategy, research from Israel shows.

The findings, say the researchers, suggest that techniques like meditation, which is focused on teaching people to "let go," could help improve women's chances of getting pregnant.

SEE ALSO: MEDITATION AND VISUALIZATION FOR FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY (getpregnantover40.com)

There is increasing evidence that stress and emotional distress can influence in-vitro fertilization (IVF) success, Dr. Nathalie Rapoport-Hubschman of the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva and her colleagues note in the journal Fertility and Sterility. But evidence on the effects of other psychological factors has been inconclusive, they add.

Rapoport-Hubschman and her team theorized that coping mechanisms, rather than traits like anxiety or hostility, might play a role in IVF success. While problem-focused coping is an effective way to deal with situations that are under a person's control, so-called "emotion-focused coping," which can involve humor, denial, relaxation, and letting go, might be a less stressful way to handle infertility treatment, they suggest.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

INFERTILITY STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED

Long Island University, Brooklyn is currently conducting a research study to better understand the emotional and psychological experience of women who have experienced infertility.

Eligible participants:
·      Must be women
·      Must be between 18 and 50
·      Must have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive for at least the last 12 months or have received a diagnosis of infertility.
Participation involves:
·      Completing an online questionnaire about general demographics, infertility information, current mood and experience. The survey should take under 30 minutes to complete.
·      All participants will have the option to be entered into a raffle to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards at the end of the data collection period, October 2014.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the primary investigator, Alexandra Farber, at infertilitystudyLIU@gmail.com, or proceed directly to the online study: https://liubpsych.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3OAth2rOo0BE4Bf

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