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Friday, September 28, 2012

Mentally Control Your Fertility


Mind-Body Fertility

The mind/body connection is sort of at the root of everything I believe about physical health, fertility, and just about everything else.  This is one reason I did meditation and visualization when I was trying to conceive (learn more about my meditation CD here: MEDITATION AND VISUALIZATION CD )
 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fertility Food Plan From the UK



I've written countless articles about what to eat when you're trying to conceive. This article from the Mirror (UK) talks about what men and women should be eating. Most of these food are no surprise, but they do address the reason why some foods should be eaten. Read more:

www.mirror.co.uk

From the article:

A Spanish study recently found that men could boost their sperm counts by eating less red meat and fatty food, and more fruit and veg.

Meanwhile, research at Harvard University also found that women who made dietary changes reduced their risk of infertility by as much as 80%.

“The food choices you and your partner make can have a major effect on improving fertility,” agrees fertility expert Dr Zita West, whose client list includes actresses Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett and Davina McCall.
Here are the foods you – and your partner – need to eat...

How to do it
The first step to better fertility is to ensure you have a balanced diet and don’t cut out any major food groups.
“Make sure you both get adequate protein from lean meat and fish, essential fats from fish, nuts and seeds, wholemeal carbohydrates and lots fruit and veg,” says Zita.
Once you have the basics right you can then add the specific superfoods that researchers have found can boost egg and sperm production.
But be patient: you will both need to stick to a diet plan for at least three months before you will know if it has had any effect.
Here’s what should be eating...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

48 Year Old Australian Woman Has Baby The Old Fashioned Way

I frequently post stories and videos of women who are well into their 40's who have babies the natural way.  Here is a video of an Australian couple who planned and succeeded in having a baby without high tech treatment:


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

CAN ONIONS HELP FERTILITY?

Have A Baby Over 40 With Onions!

I love to cook with onions, I practically add them to almost every recipe.
Chopping up raw onions in a salad can also be a great way to get them in your diet. If you're worried about your breath, try brushing your teeth and tongue with baking soda after eating them. Onions have many healing properties and can help resolve issues that lead to infertility. 

So what are the benefits of eating onions for your fertility?
  • For men, onions are supposed to increase testosterone production, they are also high in antioxidants which protects sperm from damage.  Onions are reported to increase sperm number, percentage of viability and sperm motion
  • Onions enhance libido
  • Onion cleanse the liver, kidneys and blood. Sulphur rich foods like garlic and onions can help to detoxify heavy metals from the body
  • Onions can fight insulin resistance which is especially important for women with PCOS

See Also:  Foods For Fertility At www.getpregnantover40.com


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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Could Mercury Levels Affect Fertility or Response To Treatments?

Mercury In Fish - A Problem In Pregnancy


I think we've all heard about the danger in eating fish in pregnancy because of the mercury levels.
 My site: www.getpregnantover40.com
This article talks about a celebrity wife who had extremely high mercury levels because of her love of fish. Interestingly, her levels dropped with a change in her diet. Read more:

www.mirror.co.uk

From the article:

Rod, 65, and Penny, 39, said they tried for two years to give son Alastair a brother or sister but turned to IVF after fertility experts said they could not conceive naturally. Model Penny was told her mercury levels were "off the scale" as a result of her love of fish.

So she cut seafood out and after a third IVF cycle their dreams came true.

Penny said: "After two months' detox my mercury levels fell by half, which is scary - I had no idea what fish had been doing to my body."

Monday, September 17, 2012

Study Finds Sperm Improves With Good Vitamins C, E, Folate, Zinc

Most of us have always known that good nutrition is important for both men and women who are trying to conceive.  This study proves that some key antioxidants and nutrients actually do protect and improve sperm health, namely, C, E, Folate and Zinc.  Read more:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/249484.php

From the article:

 Each volunteer's intake of a micronutrient was classified as low, moderate, or high based on how they compared to other participants. The median daily intake, both from diet and supplements, was 162 milligrams for vitamin C, 23.7 milligrams for vitamin E, 2,586 micrograms for β-carotene, 475 grams for folate, and 12.3 milligrams for zinc. Many participants, even those who reported to be healthy, consumed much less than the recommended dietary allowance for many of the micronutrients...

...The scientists analyzed the data several ways and came up with the same result each time: A diet high in antioxidants and micronutrients may decrease the risk of producing sperm with DNA damage, especially in older men.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

LOWERING FSH: REFLEXOLOGY FOR FERTILITY: WOMAN LOWERS FSH FROM 25 TO 8


You Can Lower FSH

Here is an amazing article about a woman who had high FSH and was told that doing IVF would be a waste of time. She underwent some treatments of reflexology and her FSH went from 25 down to 8. Although the fertility community may be skeptical of this treatment, the woman in the article is convinced that her reflexology treatments made the difference. If you're interested, I address how you can perform reflexology on yourself in my DVD, Fertility Bodywork.

Read more:

Doctors had told them Mrs Chapman had a hormone problem which meant fertility treatment would be a waste of time.

But the 40- year-old mother remembered she had read somewhere that reflexology could help with infertility.

With nothing to lose, she had three months of foot massage and, at the end of her course, was delighted to hear that her hormone levels had returned to normal.

She soon became pregnant and gave birth to second son Fraser five months ago. While doctors insist there is nothing to prove the alternative therapy was responsible, she is sure it worked.


SEE ALSO: GET PREGNANT WITH HIGH FSH (getpregnantover40.com)

Mrs Chapman, who also has a four-year-old son called Jake, said: 'I am convinced I wouldn't have become pregnant without the reflexologist's help. I was absolutely shocked, but obviously delighted, to find I was pregnant after being told we couldn't have a second child. It's a dream come true.'

Mrs Chapman, from Deepcar, Sheffield, said she was 'devastated' to be told she would never conceive again.

'I was told that there was no point in attempting IVF treatment because it would be a waste so I would have to resign myself to the fact that we couldn't have another baby,' she added. A hormone test - which indicates if a woman is entering the menopause - showed levels were too high, suggesting her ovaries had stopped producing enough oestrogen, which controls the reproductive cycle.

To become pregnant, a woman needs a hormone rating of ten or below but Mrs Chapman's was above 25. Following reflexology, however, it dropped to below eight.

' I told the doctors about the reflexology but they dismissed it and just said it was possible that hormone levels can drop when you become more relaxed and less anxious.

'The effect of the reflexology was amazing. It seemed to relax me so much. I became pregnant quite quickly and everything went smoothly. The doctors never admitted that the reflexology had anything to do with it but I have no doubt at all.'

from: 
dailymail.co.uk

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fertility Drugs - Dangerous in Higher Doses

 I could totally relate to the following article.  This woman had hyperstimulation of her ovaries after being given higher doses of fertility drugs.  I also had that condition and it's painful and uncomfortable.  It can also be life threatening if not treated.  The woman mentioned in this article had to be hospitalized for her condition and, like me, decided enough was enough.  Read more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/health/research/high-doses-of-hormones-add-to-ivf-complications.html?pagewanted=all

From the article:

It was my first time doing IVF, and I’ll never do it again,” said Ms. Demidon, 28, a quality assurance specialist in Cayuga, N.Y. “It was awful. When you have that much fluid in you, it puts pressure on everything.”
OHSS is a little-known complication of fertility treatments that rely on high doses of hormones, which are standard in the United States and the United Kingdom; the syndrome is not the only health problem to be linked to in vitro fertilization. Fertility clinics in Europe and Japan have turned to a safer, low-dose form of IVF, but clinics here have largely resisted on the grounds that the success rates for low-dose IVF are not as high...

... And experts have debated for decades whether IVF contributes to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer; studies have reached conflicting conclusions.
Lupron, used to suppress the ovaries, has raised concerns as well. The drug is approved to treat prostate cancer; its use in IVF is off-label (meaning it is not FDA-approved for this purpose). Thousands of women have reported adverse reactions, including memory loss, liver disorders, bone loss and severe muscle, joint and bone pain, said Marcy Darnovsky, associate executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society, a public interest group in Berkeley, Calif.
“Lots of drugs are used off-label, but is this use appropriate?” said Ms. Darnovsky. “Considering the number of women who’ve taken these drugs over the past 25 years, you’d think much more rigorous studies and analysis would have been done on them.”

Monday, September 10, 2012

PCOS HELPED BY CINNAMON

PCOS may be helped by cinnamon 

I've heard that cinnamon can be a great tool in trying to control insulin resistence.  It can also be a natural way to deal with PCOS which is a common underlying cause of infertility.  Here is an article in its entirety about cinnamon for PCOS:

SEE ALSO: GETPREGNANTOVER40.COM FOR A WHOLE SERIES ON FOODS FOR FERTILITY AND OTHER NATURAL WAYS TO CONCEIVE

Common Kitchen Spice May Help Control PCOS and Improve Fertility


Guest Post By John Miley


Are you trying to get pregnant and have PCOS? if so, you must know about this simple kitchen spice. If you have PCOS, you know it can signal other health issues if not controlled - health issues such as pre-diabetes, diabetes, thyroid problems and more.
Furthermore, it can make getting pregnant very difficult for some women, and nearly impossible for others.
Don't despair, there are some things you can do (before you go on a pharmaceutical drug) to regulate PCOS.
Stable blood sugar and insulin levels has a positive effect on PCOS. Eating complex carbohydrates, grass-fed proteins and vegetables is a helpful step in managing PCOS as is the addition of this simple kitchen spice:
If you are interested in including a spice that can help stabilize blood sugar, consider using cinnamon daily (1 Tablespoon) mixed into your daily diet. You can try taking a teaspoon of cinnamon before meals, or drink it as a tea 30 minutes before you eat.
Properties in cinnamon help regulate blood sugar and can moderate the insulin response your body has toward blood glucose--and when your insulin is regulated, PCOS tends to improve
Other helpful considerations you can use to regulate and control PCOS naturally:
-Eat plenty of antioxidant rich foods (blueberries, greens, red and orange veggies) as they fight inflammation that can worsen PCOS.
-Relieve stress. Go on long walks. Get out the fresh air and move your body. Exercise is a great help in regulating PCOS.
-Try acupuncture and acupressure. Studies conducted in Europe suggest that 33% of the women with PCOS treated with acupucture noticed restored and normal ovulation.
-Balance your blood glucose (blood sugar) and insulin with a diet rich in omega-3 proteins, plant-based low in complex carbohydrates. You can even experiment with eliminating grains altogether to see how your PCOS responds to this change.
These tips can get you pointed in the right direction, so give them a try. Small changes in your daily lifestyle choices can often yield big results.
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Friday, September 07, 2012

CAN WATERCRESS HELP FERTILITY AND GETTING PREGNANT?

Trying To Get Pregnant?  Add Watercress To Your Diet

I just saw a piece on TV about the benefits of eating watercress. It can help with everything from wrinkles to cancer prevention to fertility.
 Read more about watercress:
Watercress is among the most highly nutritious
vegetable, many of the great herbalists wrote of the revitalizing power of watercress. The health benefits of watercress are attributed to its nutrient content. Watercress is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E, manganese, and carotenes. It also a good source of calcium, fiber, iron and copper. Watercress livens up raw salad and it also makes a valuable juice. Watercress juice is a green juice and must not be consumed alone. It also tastes bitter and is much easier to swallow if mixed with carrot, potato, and a little parsley or carrot, spinach, and turnip leaves. For optimal health benefits, eat watercress raw and as fresh as possible.


_SEE ALSO: FOODS FOR FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)


Health Benefits:

* Watercress contains anticancer properties.
* Watercress helps protect the eyes because it contains a high level of two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin.
* Watercress helps to normalize cholesterol and blood pressure.
* Watercress increases sexual energy and enhances fertility.
* Watercress can help improved memory, mental function and to retard ageing.
* Watercress is a powerful cleanser of the body, especially the bloodstream.
* Watercress can help increase production of breast milk. 

from: 

 http://www.cookingmail.com/watercress/

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Powerful Intentions To Get Pregnant


Here is an article in its entirety about a woman who used her "intentions to get pregnant:

Powerful Intentions

By Tammi Putnam



Are you building your life with powerful intentions?
Powerful intentions are what you intend to manifest with the knowing that you can consciously create. So, let me ask you again...Are you building your life with powerful intentions?
To build your life the way that you want it requires the understanding that in every moment the universe is checking your vibrational energy to see what you're feeling and matching that vibration.
1. You Are a Conscious Creator
You're creating all the time! When you say yes to what you want, you start in motion the creation. When you say no to what you don't want, you start in motion the creation. Understand that Law of Attraction is working in your life whether you want it to or not! The Law of Attraction says that whatever you focus your energy and attention on, you'll attract more of the same. Or to put it simply, "Like attracts like."
When you see something that you desire such as a new car you're attraction factor is working. You feel good when you see the car, you say, "I like that." Yes, Law of Attraction is working as you are a conscious creator. Then you say, "Oh, I can't afford it." "I'll never have the money for that." You've just repelled your desire.
I remember for myself a vivid example of how this works. When I was attempting to get pregnant after many, many years of infertility that no one knew about. A friend saw me when I was not feeling well. She said to me "Maybe you're pregnant." To this I replied these fateful words, "Heaven forbid." (I didn't really want my friend to know my struggles with infertility and all the doctors I'd seen.)
Well, I spoke into existence exactly what I didn't want.
Sidenote: Yes, I did get pregnant about 3 years after those words I wanted to retrieve the moment they left my mouth.
Be aware of what you're thinking, speaking and acting as a conscious creator!
2. It's Your Life, Live It!
Powerful intentions are being planted when you get clear about what you want. Yes, you. Not your spouse, children, neighbors, friends or family. Too often we don't even know what we want anymore. How do you get clear about what you want? A simple exercise is to write down what you don't want and that gives you clues to what you do want. Yes, it's true we're putting our focus on what we don't want...briefly. This is not a wallow in what we don't want exercise. This is to gain clarity through contrast.
For example: I want to live somewhere else but not sure where I want to go.
I don't like: the beach, humidity, desert, being far from my family, small town etc...
Therefore I know I like: land with trees, drier climate, close to family, city.
Options: Denver, Colorado or Albuquerque, New Mexico
You're planting your powerful intentions with the focus on what you want! Get clear.
3. Say "Yes" to What You Desire
When you say yes to what you want, Law of Attraction is checking your personal vibration and says "Yes," to your desire. When you believe that you can have your desire, the attraction is in the process. It's when you worry, fear and doubt that it can be yours, that you'll repel your desire.
Worry, fear and doubt are all negative emotions and you can't attract what you desire with negative feelings. To attract what you want, focus on what you want! Thinking, talking and acting as if your desire is already yours is creating your desire.
4. Change Fear to Faith
Both fear and faith are unseen. Fear is a negative emotion toward that unseen worry. Instead why not demonstrate faith? Faith in the confidence in the unseen, knowing it's there. Worry, fear and doubt don't stand a chance around a faith driven mindset! You see, your mind can only hold one thought at a time, so if faith is its companion how could fear stand a chance? It can't!
5. Powerful Intentions vs. Attached Expectations
Powerful intentions are the planted seed. Attached expectations are the waiting for the harvest to appear and if it doesn't appear on our time frame, we begin to wonder where it is. Detach and trust the process. Part of the universal test is the demonstration of how badly you desire what you want. You say you want it. Believe me, the universe will find out for sure!
That's where problems, struggles and challenges come in. The universe checking to see you if you want your desire enough. Plant your intentions with "I intend to..." and then detach from the results.
How can that be? You say to think, talk about act upon what I want. Yet, you say don't attach to the results. Well, here's how it works. When you're so attached that you feel like your forcing the results, you're actually pushing your desire away from you. How do you know if your forcing? If you find yourself using words like, "I've got to make this happen." "I must make a sale." Any have-to statements are repelling your desire.
Enjoy the process of creating. We create with our thoughts, words, actions and feelings. Trust that your desire will manifest.
I'll look forward to hearing how you set your powerful intentions and what manifests!
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