Fighting Cancer with Food

exercise fertilityWhen someone receives the news that they have been diagnosed with cancer, the last thing on their mind is food. However, nutrition can pay a big role in survival rates of cancer. Many cancer patients are often diagnosed with having malnutrition and 50 to 80 percent of patients suffer this condition.

Cachexia, which is sever wasting of muscle and tissue is accounted for in 30 percent of cancer-related deaths. The stats for this is 30 to 50 percent of deaths in patients with gastrointestinal tract cancers and up to 80 percent of deaths in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. Even though these numbers can be shocking, up to 80 percent of these patients never receive a referral to dietitian or nutritionist with a specialty in oncology. Read more ›

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Maria Menounos Shares IVF Struggles Via Snapchat

Making the decision to become pregnant is a personal one and it is up to you whether or not you want to publicly discuss your decision. Sometimes it is not always easy to become pregnant ad due to this it can make talking about it harder. A lot of people who are public figures and celebs already have their lives put out on display for the masses and as a result it makes it difficult to discuss this topic. However, Maria Menounos decided to share the struggles with IVF that she was having on social media. She has even been very open with her fans for the past several months about the steps she has been taking to become a parent.

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Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency

exercise fertilityResearches have conducted studies that have found there are many people who are not getting enough vitamin D and that the levels of vitamin D in the U.S. population has actually dropped between 1988 and 1994 and then another drop occurred between 2001 and 2004. Over 75 percent of those participating in the study had levels of vitamin D in their blood that is inadequate. Read more ›

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What Men Should Know About Fertility

exercise fertilityWhen it comes to conception and pregnancy the media and even social attention seems to be focused on women. This is understandable seeing as how it is the woman’s body and that it is mostly about the woman. However, they are naturally wrong seeing as how it does take two people to make a baby and male fertility is equally important. There are seven key things that every man needs to know. Read more ›

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Lesser Known Pregnancy Symptoms

exercise fertilityWomen are already familiar with some pregnancy symptoms such as weight gain, being tired and morning sickness. There are so many hormones and changes that the body goes through but there are also some symptoms you may not be aware of and they can seem pretty strange. The good news is that these weird symptoms are totally normal. Keep in mind that it is always best to talk to your doctor if you have any concerns but these 10 symptoms are nothing to be worried about. Read more ›

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Studies Show Fruit Improves IQ in Baby

exercise fertilityBy regularly eating fruit it has been found that it can help reduce health complications like Alzheimer’s and can also prevent gaining weight, but now new research has made the suggestion that better benefits can happen from a high fruit diet.
In Canada child development experts have discovered that pregnant women who eat fruit have a higher likelihood for having smarter children than pregnant women who either don’t eat fruit or consume smaller amounts of fruit.

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Birth Control and Fertility

exercise fertilityWomen have chosen to use birth control pills as a contraception often wonder if they are still ovulating while taking the pill. The short answer to this question is no. The pill has been created to stop ovulation while taking it. If, however, for some reason you do ovulate while taking the pill, it still has two other back up methods that prevent you from becoming pregnant. That is why it is over 99 percent effective when it is used perfectly.

There is a surprising number of people who don’t actually know how their reproductive systems work. If you’re one of these people, there’s no need to be embarrassed.  Read more ›

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Can Exercise Hurt Fertility?

exercise fertilityExercise can be good, however, too much exercise can be bad and can actually hinder fertility. According to Dr. Richard J. Paulson, the director of USC Fertility at the University of Southern California, “There certainly is a link between the amount of physical activity someone does and whether they’re likely to become pregnant. Extreme exercise, where you’re straining the body, puts stress on the body that can be perceived by the brain as too stressful to allow ovulation to occur.” Read more ›

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Bridget Marquardt Opens Up About IVF

bridget marquardt ivfFormer playmate and Girls Next Door star Bridget Marquardt recently revealed that she and her husband Nick Carpenter are undergoing IVF treatments in order to get pregnant.

Now 42, Marquardt tells Us Weekly that she froze her eggs at age 34. She’d always wanted a family but wanted a little extra time, viewing her choice to freeze her eggs as insurance. Since her time on TV, however, medical problems made the process of conception more difficult than she’d planned. Read more ›

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New Study Examines Link Between Lycopene and Sperm Quality

tomatoes and sperm qualityPrevious studies have shown the red pigment lycopene- the compound in most sun ripened tomatoes- has the ability to boost male sperm count by as much as 70% in addition to other reproductive health benefits in males.  What is still known, however, was whether or not that boost in sperm count also meant a boost to sperm quality.

The answer to that question and more is what researchers are currently aiming to find out over the course of a 12-week trial.

While an estimated one in six of all couples are unable to conceive on their own, half of these cases are attributed to sperm quality. For this reason, this study and studies like it are important to reproductive health. Read more ›

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