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Stress and Infertility

Everyone hears that stress can have a negative impact on your fertility and reproductive health, but have you ever wondered exactly how? Stress seems like such an abstract term, and not long ago the entire medical profession underestimated its effect on our health. We now know so much about the profound effects stress can have …

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Acupuncture for ovulation disorders and PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the number one reproductive disease in women. This disease disrupts normal ovulatory cycles which can result in heartbreaking infertility for millions of women. Known hormonal changes in PCOS include excess androgens (ie: testosterone), and insulin resistance. Most thought now is leaning towards insulin resistance being the primary cause of PCOS, with …

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Black cohosh may reduce side effects of Clomid / clomiphene

Clomid is one of the most commonly used pharmaceuticals in the treatment of fertility concerns today. It is often the first therapy used. Clomid (also known as clomiphene) binds to estrogen receptors, inhibiting the action of estrogen (which is produced by developing follicles) on the hypothalamus in the brain. As a result, the pituitary gland …

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Green Tea EGCG: a Natural Treatment for Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids can be a very difficult condition to treat clinically. The treatment is often surgical when symptoms are significant enough to cause problems. Uterine fibroids are believed to affect at least 1/3 of North American Women. They cause symptoms such as heavy bleeding, pressure effects on other organs, and fertility concerns: all of which …

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