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Saturday, September 30, 2017

EFT: EMOTIONAL ACUPRESSURE FOR FERTILITY

I heard about EFT many years ago when I was searching and researching natural ways to prepare my body for pregnancy.  EFT stands for "Emotional Freedom Technique" and it can be thought of as emotional acupuncture or acupressure.  It is a system of  clearing out emotional blockages that may be preventing you from getting pregnant (it can be used for a number of disorders, not just infertility).
It combines the physical benefits of acupunture with the benefits of cognitive therapy.  Many women who delay childbearing do so for reasons relating to their childhood and their upbringing.  For
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example, I had a negative impression of marriage and children for many years and, when I was younger, I would tell people I didn't want children.  It wasn't until I was in my upper 30's that I got married and even thought about getting pregnant.  It's no wonder my body wasn't responding the way it should to getting pregnant or staying pregnant.  I did practice EFT, and I'm sure it helped me get pregnant naturally, even at the age of 44.
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

PROBIOTICS FOR FERTILITY AND OVERALL HEALTH

Probiotics are Essential for our Health

Guest post by: Jennifer Kays

Most of us are unaware that our health is directly connected to billions of beneficial microorganisms that live in our gastrointestinal tract. These microorganisms help our body break down and absorb food, produce essential nutrients, and help to clean putrefaction and waste. The microorganisms also kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast. These microorganisms are beneficial bacteria i.e. flora that make up over two pounds of our body weight. We need to maintain an adequate amount of beneficial bacteria i.e. flora to counteract harmful bacteria\'s potential harm to our health.

SEE ALSO: PROBIOTICS FOR FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)

So why has it become necessary and essential for us to add natural probiotic supplements to our diet?
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Our current food production in our country has become that of highly processed foods that are full of chemicals, simple sugars, and carbohydrates. This means that we are eating foods that are essentially without anything living. A very large portion of our agricultural production has used a great amount of pesticides and fertilizers that have almost depleted living soil-based microorganisms that are essential for our health. It has become standard practice to use antibiotics for any ailment that we may be experiencing. Anti means against biotics. In other words, antibiotics kill all the bacteria in our intestinal tract whether it\'s beneficial bacteria or harmful bacteria.. Farm animals are given antibiotics in their feed and we in turn ingest the antibiotics when we eat meat. The chlorine in our water kills our intestinal flora. Alcoholic beverages kill the flora we need and leaves an environment for the growth of harmful bacteria, yeast and fungi. Overuse of intestinal cleaners and colonics for detoxing our intestines removes much of our beneficial flora. The use of radiation and chemotherapy also kills our beneficial intestinal flora.

Our modern food processing, diet, and other practices can leave our digestive system without the essential flora it needs to keep us healthy. As a result, many of us experience acid reflux, depleted immune systems, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, candida, food allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome and perhaps a cancerous condition.

When we use probiotic supplements, the supplements are designed to withstand the acidic condition of our stomach which can kill beneficial bacteria. A probiotic must be resistant to gastric, bile and pancreatic juices in order to reach our colon alive. The probiotics then attach to the wall of our intestine and increase the number of beneficial bacteria and lowers the amount of harmful bacteria.

Probiotics break down hydrocarbons i.e. divides the food we eat into it's most basic components so it can be absorbed by our digestive system therefore increasing the amount of nutrition we need for energy and cellular production and repair. In addition, probiotics get beneath the layer of sludge and accumulation of waste on our intestine walls attach themselves and loosens the waste and decay so that it can be eliminated. The sludge and decay often keep toxin e.g. heavy metals in our bodies. When the waste remains on our intestinal wall it can lead to either constipation or diarrhea. Probiotics relieve constipation or diarrhea giving us a healthy regular elimination of waste. Therefore, probiotics clean our intestinal system removing toxins so eliminating the need for use of colonics and heavy intestinal cleansers.

Probiotics produce important enzymes and increase the availability of vitamins and nutrients, especially B vitamins and vitamin K, lactase, essential fatty acids and calcium. The beneficial bacteria contained and supported by probiotic supplements strengthen our immune system therefore increasing our resistence to viruses, allergies, candida, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Probiotic beneficial bacteria work with tissue and cells to metabolize proteins and eliminate toxins from our bodies. Probiotics help to kill viruses and parasites. Probiotics help to lower cholesterol. Probiotics help prevent yeast and fungal infections and even eliminate them if they are already in existence. Probiotics stimulate B-Lymphocyte and similar natural anti-bodies that help fight infections. Probiotics produce Lactoferrin which is an iron-binding protein needed to obtain iron from our foods and facilitate the absorption of iron that we need for our oxygen carrying blood cells. Probiotics also stimulate our body\'s natural production of alpha-interferon which is essential for proper immune system response and effectiveness.

Since our skin is a major part of our respiratory system and waste elimination system, when our intestinal system is not able to function properly, our skin then is used to eliminate waste from our bodies. This results in skin irritations and disorders. Probiotics increase the waste and toxin elimination from our intestinal system making it unnecessary for our skin to be used for excess waste elimination. Therefore, with the use of probiotics, skin irritation and disorders are prevented and often eliminated if they already exist. Since our skin is no longer being burdened by waste elimination, body odor is eliminated along with bad breath. Not just our skin is cleared of toxic waste when our intestinal system if functioning properly with healthy flora, but also our lungs and other vital organs freed of toxic waste.

It is indeed unfortunate that our modern food production and processing practices have made it necessary for us to use probiotic supplements in order to have a healthy digestive system and to be able to properly eliminate the toxins i.e. chemicals and heavy metals that have become a part of our food production. It is also unfortunate that our over use of antibiotics, synthetic prescription drugs and chemicals such as chlorine, which were supposed to keep us healthy are actually causing us difficulty as they kill the healthy flora that we need in order to live. We need to be aware of these developments take care of ourselves with the use of probiotics. Probiotics are essential for our health.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN GETTING PREGNANT

Can Religion Help With Pregnancy Over 40?

As I get older, I see the world less in black and white and more in shades of grey.
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 There are so many different belief systems out there. This Newsweek article addresses some different religious viewpoints on fertility treatments as well as whether or not having religious beliefs can help you get pregnant. Read more:

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For Orthodox Jewish women, having children is critical to identity. "Not having children is unheard of," explains Michelle Friedman, a New York City psychiatrist who sees many Orthodox Jews in her practice. "The continuity of the covenant is bedrock." That's why so many Orthodox Jewish couples enthusiastically embrace reproductive technology. Mormons support in vitro fertilization but "strongly discourage" the use of donor eggs or sperm. Focus on the Family's James Dobson, in his "Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide," writes that IVF is OK but the use of donor sperm and egg are "morally indefensible from a biblical perspective." For traditional Roman Catholics, IVF is, of course, forbidden. Some deeply religious couples take the Biblical injunction not to "spill seed" literally; for them, clinics can provide special condoms so that sperm can be collected during intercourse. In all of these cases, marriage is a requirement.

Women who sincerely want to bear children on their God's terms, then, face excruciating choices. Can an Orthodox Jewish woman use a donor egg from a non-Jewish donor? Can a conservative Christian adopt frozen embryos, knowing that some of those embryos might die in utero? When Eileen Lyon, who is Catholic, was trying to conceive, her ob-gyn pressured her to try IVF but she said no. Her Catholicism, she says, gave her a sense of the sacredness of her marriage and of her own body, which she was not willing to violate. "You feel kind of brutalized by physicians who dismiss your religious views. If you choose against IVF, it's your fault you will have no baby," says Lyon, who is a history professor at SUNY Fredonia. Lyon finally sought treatment at the Pope Paul VI Institute, a clinic in Nebraska that seeks to help infertile couples without IVF. After surgery for her endometriosis, Lyon had a baby boy. Even though she tried—and failed—to get pregnant a second time, Lyon says she is glad she made the choices she did. "I feel a real sense of contentment," she says. "It's God's will if you have a baby."

Conventional fertility clinics may be dismissive of the Nebraska institute's approach, but one thing appears to be true: a religious or spiritual mind-set may help infertile women. In a study of nearly 200 women published in 2005, psychologist Alice Domar and her colleagues found a high correlation between women who said they were religious and those with low rates of anxiety and depression during fertility treatment. Here, then, is the million-dollar question: does being religious actually help infertile women get pregnant? Domar says it's possible. If religious women have less depression and anxiety, and lower rates of depression and anxiety correlate to higher pregnancy rates, "it stands to reason that religious and spiritual women should have higher pregnancy rates." No wonder Sarah laughed.

from (www.newsweek.com)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

HIGH FSH, THE REAL SCOOP

FSH Information

One reason I left the "traditional" medical protocols for getting pregnant is because too much emphasis was put on the proverbial "numbers".
If you're numbers fall outside the "acceptable" range, you're basically told to give up or to consider donor eggs.  FSH stands for "follicle stimulating hormone" - it is what is sounds like: the hormone which helps your follicles develop. Many women live and die by their FSH numbers, but FSH is only one measure of fertility.  As mentioned below, a high FSH reading can be caused by a number of factors.  The number can also fluctuate.  Read more:


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 High FSH does not preclude pregnancy. High FSH indicates that a woman is likely to be a poor responder to fertility medications. It does not necessarily mean that there aren’t any high quality eggs remaining and that pregnancy is impossible. It MAY mean that it will take a long time for her to become pregnant and that IUI/IVF may or may not increase her chances of pregnancy. If a young woman has prematurely high FSH, this woman MAY or MAY NOT suffer from premature ovarian
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High FSH can be caused by other factors besides DOR (Diminished Ovarian Reserve). Your RE should rule out other potential causes for high FSH before diagnosing you with DOR. Other causes are unusual but should be investigated nonetheless. FSH can rise due to autoimmune disorders, adrenal gland impairment, hereditary dizygotic twinning, discontinuing the use of oral contraceptives (FSH can rise temporarily after extended use of contraceptives), lactation, unilateral ovariectomy, recovery from hypothalmic amenorrhea and excessive smoking.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

OVERALL HEALTH AND FERTILITY WITH AYURVEDA

Ayurvedic Tips for Kapha Season

Guest Post By Nicole Perriella

Based on ancient texts called the Vedas, Ayurveda is a comprehensive healthcare system from India. It is known as the "Science of Life." Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of creating and maintaining health through proper diet, daily and seasonal routines, appropriate exercise and lifestyle. Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and utilizes the same techniques like asana, meditation and pranayama. Its focus is on preventing the imbalances that eventually lead to disease. Health and disease have two locations: the physical body and the mind. By taking proactive steps towards perfect health before symptoms appear, we can often prevent illness.
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In Ayurveda, an individualized, multidimensional approach is taken based on unique mind-body constitution. The doshas are the three energies that govern all the functions of the body. When a person understands his/her unique mix of the three doshas (vata, pitta, kapha), he/she can adjust diet
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Late winter and early spring are considered Kapha Season in Ayurveda. This means that we can adjust our daily lifestyle choices to find balance in body and mind. When one quality is present (for example, cold), we create balance by adding the opposite quality (hot).
Kapha dosha is dominated by the water and earth elements. If you mix water and earth, you create mud. It makes sense that kapha energy is heavy, sticky, lubricated, steady, cold and nurturing. Just like the fertile mud gives rise to beautiful plants and flowers, kapha energy stabilizes us for growth.
6 Tips for Kapha Season
1. Exercise every day! This is especially important for people with a Kapha-dominant constitution. Walking, swimming, biking, running and yoga are all good choices. Since we remove ama (toxins) through movement and sweat, this one tip will make a huge difference.
2. Add some spice to your life. Sprinkle cardamom, wasabi, cayenne, ginger, garlic, cloves, cinnamon, pepper and mustard seed on your food to add heat and spark agni, the all-important digestive fire. Foods that are dry, warm and spicy clear congestion and keep things moving.
3. Sip warm water. Warm foods and drinks are easier to digest and help keep us regular. Consider warm water with 1/4 tsp cayenne powder, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and 1 tsp raw honey for a detoxifying tea.

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4. Breath freely by using a neti-pot. Since Kapha dominates the chest and upper stomach regions of the body, it's wet and sticky nature causes mucus to get stuck. The neti-pot helps flush out mucus and seasonal allergens.
5. Favor light fruits like apples, pears, pomegranates and apricots. Avoid heavy fruits like bananas, avocado, pineapple, orange, dates and figs.
6. Declutter! Kapha-dominate people tend to collect things. This type of material "congestion" weighs us down. Instead, spend a few minutes each day recycling papers, donating clothes or cleaning things up. It will help you feel free and light in mind and body.
Incorporate these tips to breathe freely and enjoy balance during this beautiful season.
Nicole Perriella is an Ayurvedic Health Coach and Hatha Yoga Teacher at the Glow Natural Health Center in Seattle, WA. Through diet, lifestyle, herbs, yoga, meditation and pranayama, Nicole guides clients to correct imbalances to look and feel their best. She specializes in digestion, weight loss, anxiety, stress management, skin and sleep. Her writing has been featured on Seattle Seedling, Ayurveda Apothecary and Inner Glow. Find her at http://www.nicoleperriella.com.
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Monday, September 18, 2017

HOW EARTHING "GROUNDS" YOUR FERTILITY

Earthing to get pregnant

There is a practice called “earthing” which is simply walking barefoot on grass, soil, sand and so on.  Whenever possible get outside (perhaps while on a walk to get your sunlight) and remove your shoes on non-paved or non-concrete earth surfaces.  Better yet, sit directly on the grass while you eat your lunch.  This is thought to draw electrons from the earth which has been associated with a number of health benefits including stress reduction and regulating our biological clocks and rhythms.  One study found, “The research done to date supports the concept that grounding or earthing the human body may be an essential element in the health equation.”[1]
Earthing is also thought to neutralize free radicals that can cause harm and cell damage in your body.  I've heard that doctors are actually prescribing outdoor activities for kids nowadays since so many of them are sitting in front of one type of technology or another.  

If you think about it, getting pregnant is one of the most natural and "earthy" experiences for human beings.  Get outside, especially while the weather is still warm and get back to nature.  It sure beats going through high tech sterile fertility procedures! 


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[1] Chevalier, G., Sinatra, S. T., Oschman, J. L., Sokal, K., & Sokal, P. (2012). Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2012, 291541. doi:10.1155/2012/291541

Friday, September 15, 2017

A LITTLE KISS MAY BE ALL YOU NEED TO GET PREGNANT

When I was in college, KISS meant, "keep it simple stupid".  But for now, it's going to mean something different.  I never knew there was such a thing as a KISS gene. Well, it's not exactly what you think. Apparently there is substance called kisspeptin which comes from the KISS gene.

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Kisspeptin is a product of the KISS-1 gene and is a key regulator of reproductive function. Animals and humans lacking kisspeptin function do not go through puberty and remain sexually immature.

Dr Waljit Dhillo and colleagues have already shown that kisspeptin treatment leads to the production of sex hormones in fertile women.

Now, they have extended their research to look at the effects of kisspeptin in women whose periods have stopped due to a hormone imbalance. 

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

ONE CHRISTIAN WOMAN'S VIEW ON DIFFICULTY GETTING PREGNANT

Many of my readers turn to their faith when they are struggling with infertility.  I know from my struggle with trying to get pregnant for 6 years that it can take a toll on your marriage.  Even though I can't claim to be a "religious" person, I did say many prayers on the road to parenthood. 
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 Fortunately it all worked out in the end, but if you are Christians struggling with infertility, this article may be helpful:

Infertility: Staying In Agreement With Your Spouse

Author:Mardie Caldwell
'Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7,8

Prayer is the lifeline of a believer when he or she is pulled by the currents of trials and tribulations. When prayer becomes as natural as the air we breathe, it opens up opportunities for God to answer our prayers. Mind you, His answers may not be the ones we specifically seek, but there is always the promise of an answer.
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If you are a couple dealing with infertility, these may be times of frustration, anger, and hopelessness. According to medical terms, a couple is infertile after at least a year of unprotected sex. For most couples, once this dreaded deadline passes, it is the beginning of innumerable medical tests and painful poking and prodding. When they eventually learn that they have remote chances of conceiving naturally, it takes them on an emotional and spiritual rollercoaster ride. The stress of whether to go in for fertility treatments, adoption, or simply wait on God for a miracle can be too much to bear, even for a Christian couple.
Couples struggling with infertility go through a whole range of emotions. But, the ones that weigh in the most are feelings of being abandoned by God and a sense of incompleteness. If you relate to this problem, then I want you to know that God has not abandoned you. Being \'childless\' does not make you any less in the eyes of your Maker.

If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement on the path to take (adoption or assisted reproduction), it may do you a world of good to surrender your future to God\'s perfect will. As we see in Mathew 7: 7-8, continuous prayer leads to receiving, finding, and opening of doors of opportunities. The Bible declares that when two or more of God\'s children come together in His name, He is in their midst. Spend time everyday in prayer as a couple. Welcome God into your marriage, ask Him to strengthen you as a couple during this difficult time, seek His wisdom and will concerning your options, and knock on the doors of Heaven until it opens up its blessings for you and your spouse.

I worked with Lisa and Thomas many years ago through Lifetime Adoption Center, as they were in deep disagreement over the route to build their family.  Lisa had endured seven unsuccessful attempts at intra-uterine insemination and she was ready to start adoption.  Thomas came from a large Italian family that valued children and family heritage. 

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When speaking with them at length, it became very clear that something had to give.  Lisa was exhausted of the shots, the attempts, and the monthly failure.  Thomas feared that an adopted child would not be readily accepted in his family since the true Italian bloodline would not be preserved.  We prayed together, asking that God would give Lisa strength if she was to continue, Thomas courage if he decided to speak with his family about adoption, and both of them wisdom to understand that in following God\'s perfect plan, the decision they made would be blessed by Him.

Today, they have a beautiful 6-year-old daughter, placed in their arms the day of her birth.  She is wholly and lovingly accepted into Thomas\' proud, Italian family as God intended. 
The Word of God declares children to be a material and spiritual blessing: they are to take care of us in our old age and are our heritage. God will never deny you this blessing. It is His desire that every one of His child bears fruit, physically and spiritually. As a Christian couple, I urge you to believe that God has a definite plan for your parenthood and that He is in control, even though your life seems to be in turmoil. Let prayer unite you in all the areas where you are not in agreement with your
spouse, so that you can make godly decisions for your future.
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Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/marriage-articles/infertility-staying-in-agreement-with-your-spouse-5156701.html
About the Author
 Mardie Caldwell, Certified Open Adoption Practitioner, founded Lifetime Adoption Center  in 1986 and is currently facilitating over 130 adoptions a year.  She has also written numerous books on adoption, including Called To Adoption: The Christian\'s Guide to Answering the Call.

Monday, September 11, 2017

MUSTARD: SUPERNUTRITIOUS FERTILITY CONDIMENT!

I consider mustard to be the hero of condiments.  Why is mustard good for your health and fertility?  Mustard comes from the seeds of the mustard plant which is one of the superstar cruciferous vegetables. 
Not only is mustard extremely healthy, but you can eat a lot of it, guilt free.  It is extremely low in calories and it adds a lot of tangy flavor to your food.  So what are the benefits of eating mustard if you are trying to conceive?

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  • Mustard it high in phytonutrients which help regulate hormones.
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  • Mustard is high in Selenium which  has been found in large healthy follicles and it has been associated with a decreased risk of misarriage.
  •  Mustard is high in Magnesium. Magnesium supplementation has been shown to help previously infertile women succeed in getting pregnant.  The women in one study received supplemental magnesium which normalized their red cell magnesium levels and helped with fertility
  •  Mustard is a source of omega 3 fatty acids which can help with hormone production.

I've actually started adding some mustard to my balsamic vinegar salad dressing (I mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar and mustard with some salt and pepper).  It's really delicious and it adds a creamy texture to the dressing.  You can also eat "mustard greens"  See how to prepare greens here (getpregnantover40.com) 

Friday, September 08, 2017

HOW CAN INOSITOL HELP YOU CONCEIVE?

Getting Pregnant With The Help Of Inositol

I've been hearing more and more about inositol for female fertility. Inositol or sometimes called myo-inositol can help with insulin resistance and it is one of the B vitamins. It can help with ovulatory disorders and help women who have stopped getting their periods as a result. Here is an

excerpt from a study done on women who took myo-inositol
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"the number of mature oocytes was significantly increased in the myo-inositol group compared to D-chiro-inositol. Concurrently, the number of immature oocytes decreased in myo-inositol treated patients. Furthermore, the myo-inositol-treated group showed an increase in the mean number of top quality embryos and in the total number of pregnancies compared to the D-chiro-inositol-treated group.
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

GETTING PREGNANT, EASY AS A DAY AT THE BEACH!

Pregnancy Over 40 with Sunshine and Vitamin D

I've done numerous posts about how sunshine can help you conceive.
 It can help regulate your body because the light dark cycle can maintain normal circadian rhythms and, as this article talks about it promotes the production of vitamin D:

The findings mean that some couples may be undergoing unnecessary and costly fertility treatment when spending time in the sun could be the answer.

For women, vitamin D helps boost levels of the female sex hormones progesterone and oestrogen by 13 per cent and 21 per cent respectively, regulating menstrual cycles and making conception more likely.

Fathers-to-be increase their fertility by going into the sun, too – because vitamin D is essential for
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It also increases levels of the male sex hormone testosterone, improving a man’s libido, according to the review of several studies, published this week in the European Journal of Endocrinology

...In their own study of nearly 2,300 men, they also found that levels of testosterone and vitamin D peaked in August and were lowest in March, just after the winter.

Women have been found to ovulate less – and their eggs have a reduced chance of implanting in the womb – in the winter months.

The link between sunshine and fertility has also been found in animal studies, the review states.

from:
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Sunday, September 03, 2017

TAMPONS, HIDDEN DANGERS FOR YOUR FERTILITY

Tampons - Do You Know the Dangers?

Guest Post By Alicia P Smith

We all know tampons can lead to toxic shock syndrome (TSS) but who knew they may lead to infertility? I said, "may," because there have not been any independent studies done. I have always wondered how safe tampons really are and curious if tampons can effect a woman's fertility. For five years I suffered through infertility and I have since been looking for all possible reasons on why I suffered so long and why I developed endometriosis.
To help answer some of my specific questions regarding the dangers of tampons, I spoke with Dr. Philip M. Tierno, Jr.: Director of Clinical Microbiologyand Diagnostic Immunology at Tisch Hospital, New York University Medical Center. He is an expert on the dangers of tampons.
Here are some highlights from my interview:
1. Alicia: "How do tampons cause toxic shock syndrome (TSS)?"
Dr. Tierno: "The material in the tampon can produce Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and this leads to toxic shock."Note: If this bacteria is not destroyed by the antibodies in our bloodstream then TSS can occur. Some symptoms are: Sudden fever (102 F or more) and vomiting, diarrhea, fainting or near fainting when standing up, dizziness, and a rash that looks like a sunburn.
2. Alicia: "Is it true there is a rise in TSS?"
Dr. Tierno: "True. But it never went away. Tampon manufacturers have taken out 3 of the 4 dangerous synthetic components. The 3 components taken out were polyester, carboxymethylcellulose and polyacrylate rayon. The highly absorbent viscose rayon is still used. The viscose rayon is the lesser of the 4 evils but it still produces toxins.
A part of the problem is that women are opting to use overnight tampons. They do not set their alarm clocks to wake up and change their tampons so they are left in much longer then they should be. They should stay in no longer then six hours.
Manufacturers have also increased the absorbent density. Now they have Ultra-absorbent tampons. [The more absorbent the tampon, the higher chance you have of developing TSS. Therefore, use the
lowest absorbent tampon you can get away with and change it frequently]."
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3. Alicia: "Does anyone know what tampons are made of besides the manufacturer?"
Dr. Teirno: "No."
Note: The FDA says it is proprietary information and therefore cannot be released. Interesting, isn't it? You know what is in your hand lotion but no clue what you put inside your body.
4. Alicia: "Have any independent tests been done on the overall safety of tampons?"
Dr. Teirno: "No. No one has given the money to a scientist to do the research."
5. Alicia: "Has there been any movement on the "Tampon Safety & Research Act of 1999?"
Dr. Teirno: "That is a good question [he is laughing]."
Alicia: "Is it because the companies you are going up against are billion dollar companies?"
Dr. Teirno: He laughs and says, "Try trillion dollar companies. You should call Carolyn Maloney. She would answer that question for you."
Note: Ms. Maloney has been trying to push this bill and it keeps getting brushed aside. She is asking for INDEPENDENT studies on the safety of tampons. All of the research done so far is from the manufacturers themselves. In the 76+ years of tampons being on the market not ONE independent test has been done!

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So let me make sure you caught that: Tampons have been on the market since 1933 and NOT ONE independent study has been done on their safety. All of the studies done are by the tampon manufacturers themselves. I have since learned that the FDA does not do the testing themselves. They simply go by what the manufacturer reports to them.Do you think they would ever report they were bad for you?
6. Alicia: "I know dioxin was a major concern before the manufacturers said they have changed the bleaching process. However, I would like to know for the millions of women who used tampons years before the change; how do dioxins leave the body?"
Dr. Teirno: "They get absorb into the vagina and some [not all] of it will detox through the liver. Even trace amounts of dioxin are cause for concern because tampons come in contact with some of the most absorbent tissue in the body. In addition, the effects of dioxin are cumulative and can be measured 20 to 30 years after exposure."
Note: While the bleaching process has changed in recent years, dioxin is still found in tampons (even those made of 100% cotton). The EPA states that due to decades of pollution, dioxin can be found in the air, water and ground. This means trace levels can be found in the cotton or wood pulp raw materials used to make tampons. The FDA currently requires that tampon manufacturers monitor dioxin levels, but as I already mentioned the results are not made available to the public.
7. Alicia: "Do you believe tampons can cause endometriosis?"
Dr. Teirno: "Dioxin is a known cause for endometriosis. Disrupted hormones can be a cause too. Another theory is that menstrual tissue pushes itself up the fallopian tubes [and exits into the body and starts to grow outside of the uterus]."
Alicia: "Can tampons cause the tissue to be pushed up?"
Dr. Teirno: "A tampon can back up the fluid once the tampon is full and the fluid can then accumulate. The fluid can be pushed up naturally [but a tampon can also be a factor]."
Note: Dr. Teirno said the most popular theory is that women have a genetic disposition for the decease.
8. Alicia: "Can Dioxin grow cysts inside of a woman's body?"
Dr. Teirno: "Dioxin can give rise to tumorous growth"
9. Alicia: "What is dangerous about the fibers that get left behind once you remove the tampon? Do they contain Silicone?"
Dr. Teirno: "We do not know. However, these fibers can cause odor and inflammation. If a woman has a chronic inflammation it can lead to infertility."
It was a very eye opening interview for me. Dr. Tierno said dioxin is a known cause for endometriosis. However, just the presence of a tampon may be a cause too. This goes back to my gut instinct of the normality of a tampon. I often wondered how safe it really was for menstrual fluid to stay and accumulate in a woman's uterus and to have a synthetic material there as well. I have learned enough to feel there may be a few links between tampons and infertility, whether the links are direct or indirect. However, we will never know for sure until studies are done.
If you are going to use tampons, doctors suggest using organic, 100% cotton, tampons. Regular cotton tampons can contain pesticides and other pollutants. You should use low absorbent tampons and switch between pads and tampons often. This might be more than you wanted to know about tampons but you should know it.Pass this information on to any girlfriends, sisters, and daughters.
Alicia Smith
Infertility Hurts
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