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Natural Treatments for Autoimmune Infertility Concerns | Naturopathic Immunology

Here is my article on naturopathic treatments for autoimmune infertility which was published in the March 2011 NDNR Journal. Read Part 2 of this article here. I’m in the last few days of my pregnancy and so on the eve of my little one’s arrival I wanted to post an articlewhich has touched me personally …

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How to Prepare for Your IVF Cycle: 10 Ways to Increase IVF Success for Women

An IVF cycle is a such big emotional, physical and financial investment. A single cycle costs somewhere in the range of $15,000. Hormones and emotions run at their peaks. So who wouldn’t want to do everything humanly possible to optimize their outcome? Every day I have patients who ask me what they can do to …

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H1N1 Treatments: Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Herbal Medicines

It is now commonly accepted that many severe or fatal reactions to influenza are caused by intense inflammatory overreactions of the immune system. A group from the Research School of Biology, Australian National University released an article on September 24, 2009 compiling evidence on this topic. Cytokines are chemicals which are produced in immunological inflammatory …

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Pregnancy after Miscarriage: What should I know?

Miscarriage is very common and can happen as often as in an estimated 50% of pregnancies. Many miscarriages happen before pregnancy is even detected, however with the availability of early pregnancy testing women are becoming increasingly aware of early miscarriages. Statistics compiled on miscarriage often include only reported miscarriages and since many miscarriages happen before …

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Top Fertility Tests for Women: An Integrative Medicine Perspective

Top Fertility tests : A Quick Reference for Women from an Integrative Medicine Perspective FSH – Follicle Stimulating Hormone Day 3 FSH can indicate how hard the pituitary is working to stimulate the ovaries. Though traditionally a higher FSH is given a poor prognosis, I don’t always see it this way clinically. The FSH can …

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Resveratrol for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a complex condition involving multiple hormonal components. Treatment of this disease therefore must be multifold: low glycemic index diets, exercise, therapies to reduce excessive tissue androgens and estrogens, enhancement of insulin resistance and antioxidant status, and improvement of luteal phase health and progesterone balance. In this article I will discuss one …

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