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Thursday, July 31, 2014

DONT BE A VICTIM OF INFERTILITY

You are in charge of your fertility, not the doctors!

 It seems after the "Secret" came out some years back that everyone is talking about the law of attraction...how you manifest in your life what you focus on.  If you label yourself "infertile", guess what? You are going to attract infertility into your life.  This is something that I realized when I was trying to conceive...I needed to refocus my thoughts on how I was going to have a baby and seeing myself pregnant and having a child.  Prior to that, my focus was on how hard it was to get pregnant and how I was struggling with "infertility".  It's a small shift, but it makes a huge difference.  I also "gave responsibility for my fertility" to the doctors when I started fertility treatments (which all failed and left me with only one fallopian tube after IVF left me with an ectopic pregnancy.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON ASSUMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)





Monday, July 28, 2014

HERBS FOR MENS FERTILITY

Fertility Herbs For Men - List of Natural Herbs

By Jenifer Gate

Over time, men who have failed to deliver on child bearing have sought help from natural fertility herbs for men to help unlock this problem. And for sure, they have had their undying hope of increased sperm count hope held high than ever. Check on the fertility herbs for men below;
Panax Ginseng: besides helping enhance the immune system, you can be rest assured that your low testosterone will be boosted as well as sperm count and motility. This is just what a man experiencing reduced appetite in child siring can seek refuge in.
Maritime pine bark: it is such a strong antioxidant that is really known in improving the abnormalities found ion the sperm and their size. The sperms that appear deformed and carry an ambiguous shape can be enhanced by embracing the use of this herb.

SEE ALSO: TOP 5 HERBS FOR FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com 

False Unicorn: male impotence is an issue that is worth immediate response from both male and females who care for child bearing and siring. The false Unicorn is a typical herb known to handle cases of impotence and give a man a new bill of health.
Saw Palmetto: it is a typical natural steroid that is known to help in stimulating the glands that releases sperms and improves libido levels. Most importantly, it builds male tissues that help in making sure fertility herbs for men never fails to bring back the fertility dead man to life.
Tribulus: it is known to take part in the regulation of hormones and besides, it sees to it that testosterone levels are increased substantially to enable a man enjoy a free stress sexual life.
Astragalus: when it comes to sperm levels or count and motility, this natural herb takes care of the testosterone levels to keep the man's child siring abilities a new life.
There are more of these natural herbs worth noting; cayenne, Cramp bark, black haw, lady's mantle, motherwort, licorice and nettle. With this endless list, you can make a viable catch to solve infertility in men.
A lot more natural herbs for male infertility are many in real sense; it can take you the whole lifetime trying on any of them to find out their effectiveness. What you need to do is seek to identify the best of the best among equals so that you do not spend on bogus fertility herbs for men. Remember that money is a vital resource and needs to be spent wisely.
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

WOMAN OVER 40, PREGNANT AFTER FAILED IVF

If anyone else out there besides me has had failed IVF's, this is the story for you.  Did you know that 25% of women with failed IVF go on to get pregnant naturally?

SEE ALSO: 49 AND PREGNANT (getpregnantover40.com)

The woman in this story tried IVF multiple times, had miscarriages and even tried surrogates.  Although she had complications in pregnancy, she did succeed. Read more



A woman who endured a 14-year struggle to have her “miracle” son has been reunited with the doctor who helped her become a mother.

Lucy Fitzpatrick gave birth to Louis on her 40th birthday after seven attempts at IVF, a twin miscarriage and two tries at using surrogates. She finally became pregnant naturally


 www.thisislondon.co.uk
Picture: London Evening Standard


Thursday, July 24, 2014

PROLACTIN AND INFERTILITY

Prolactin Increase - A Key to Infertility

Guest Post By David Mark

There are many reasons for infertility. Some reasons involve complications from disease, dietary issues, and even ovulation irregularities. Perhaps one of the more common causes of infertility is excessively high levels of the hormone known as Prolactin. Known as Hyperprolactinemia, high Prolactin levels are found in 1/3 of infertility cases.
Why is Prolactin Important?
Prolactin is most integral in regulating lactation. When the baby suckles the mother's nipple, Prolactin is released and the breast fills with milk. Prolactin also affects a variety of other activities in both the woman's and infants body. Prolactin affects sexual satisfaction and arousal, surfacant synthesis of fetal lungs, and the infant immune system. Of course in relationship to infertility, higher Prolactin levels can trick the body into thinking that there is no need to ovulate, because the mother has already gone into the breast feeding phase.

SEE ALSO: DHEA AND HOW IT MAY HELP FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com) 

Causes of Hyperprolactinemia
Hyperprolactinemia or high Prolactin affects both women and men. Perhaps the biggest cause of high Prolactin is the use of prescription drugs. Many studies have shown that prescription drugs such as tranquilizers, Stelazine, Haldol, Reglan, and others that are known to block Dopamine production lead to an increased level of Prolactin. Other causes are problems surrounding the pituitary gland, like prolactinoma, which is a tumor on the pituitary gland.
Treatment for High Prolactin Levels
The drug most often picked to treat Hyperprolactinemia and return the levels of Prolactin to normal is Bromocriptine. After levels return to normal, menstruation and ovulation return in about six months.
Although high Prolactin levels contribute to most infertility problems, it is a situation that is treatable given the couple is privy to the proper information.
Learn more about fertility and Prolactin levels here: http://www.conceivingconcepts.com/learning/articles/prolactin.html
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DONOR EGGS HAVE MORE RISKS THAN PREVIOUSLY KNOWN

Donor Eggs and More Complications

Many women over the age of 40 are pushed by fertility clinics to consider using donor eggs because the success rates are supposedly better.  However, not all women need donor eggs and there may be a good reason to think twice about using donor eggs.  A recent study in France found that the egg donation itself is responsible for pregnancy complications.  The risk of pre-eclampsia which can be life threatening to the mother and baby was significantly higher in women who underwent egg donation.  It is thought that there might be immune system reactions due to the genetic differences in the donated egg from the biological mother. The French study was presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Munich.

READ MORE ABOUT DONOR EGGS OVER THE AGE OF 40 (getpregnantover40.com) 





Sunday, July 20, 2014

ARTIFICIAL LIGHT MAY CAUSE INFERTILITY

Infertility and Artificial Light

Guest Post By Marie Zenack

Artificial light while sleeping appears to interfere with the production of
melatonin, which is a hormone associated with ovarian activity.
Research shows that women's cycles normalize when artificial light is
eliminated while sleeping. Eliminating the artificial light seems to allow
the hormonal system to reset itself, so to speak, and take a fresh start.
Couples who were thought to be infertile have been able to conceive by
eliminating artificial light while sleeping.

SEE ALSO: SHORT MENSTRUAL CYCLES AND FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com) 

Many women find that menstrual cycles are easier and more
harmonious if they follow the cycles of the moon: menstruation on the
new moon, ovulation on the full moon. Because we are surrounded by
so much artificial light, even while sleeping, it can be a challenge to get
in tune with the moon's cycles. Women report being able to gradually
harmonize their cycles with the cycles of the moon by sleeping in total
darkness, except for one or two nights at the time of the full moon. If you
want to try sleeping in total darkness, make some dark shades for your
bedroom windows and make sure there is no light of any kind from your
clock radio, from under your door, etc.
If you want to try harmonizing your cycle with the moon's cycles, open
your shades for one night during the full moon, and sleep in the moon's
light. If this is not possible, get a nightlight and use it only during the
night of the full moon. You may have to continue this practice for some
months, so be patient. You may enjoy seeing your cycles gradually
respond to Grandmother Moon's light.
Marie Zenack is a teacher of fertility awareness and a facilitator of women�s rites of passage. She lives in a spiritual community in rural Southeast Iowa, where she spends her time teaching, writing, meditating, gardening, cooking and enjoying her grandchildren. http://www.menstrual-cycle-period.com/

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Friday, July 18, 2014

PISTACHIOS FOR FERTILITY AND GETTING PREGNANT

Pistachios for fertility

If you are anything like me, you love pistachios.  If you are trying to get pregnant and enhance your fertility, you are in luck!  Pistachios have a number of nutrients which enhance fertility and overall health. magnesium phosphorus and vitamins E, C and A.  It is also a rich source of iron, zinc, copper, manganese, amino acids and selenium all of which are good for fertility and hormone regulation.

As a side benefit, pistachios can lower cholesterol with its phytosterols and it is thought to help in cancer prevention because of its gamma-tocopherol.

It is recommended to eat them raw, as roasting may harm their beneficial oils.  You should also refrigerate them and eat them soon after purchasing them so they don't go rancid.

SEE ALSO: FOODS FOR FERTILITY SERIES AT GETPREGNANTOVER40,COM




Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PREGNANCY OVER 50 CASTING CALL

To my readers:  I was contacted by a casting company who is looking for women with a pregnancy over 50.  Please use the contact information below if you have had a pregnancy over 50 or if you know someone who might fit the description below:
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From Casting House:

We are currently casting for a documentary series for the Discovery channel at the moment all about unique and unusual pregnancies. As part of this we are looking for lots of different women in different situations to share their pregnancy stories. One of the particular stories we are looking into and would like to follow is that where the mother to be is 50 or over.

SEE ALSO: PREGNANT AT 49 (getpregnantover40.com) 

The show focus on women’s different and varying pregnancy stories and their individual journeys. We are therefore looking for extraordinary women who are currently going through a unique or unusual pregnancy to share their story , their challenges,and their day to day routines and how they are preparing for the birth of their child.

From sharing the news with your loved ones, to medical appointments and baby showers – right up to the big day itself - we want to explore the realities – the highs and lows, the excitement and the inevitable anxieties that being an extraordinary pregnant mum brings, and help you share your pregnancy story.

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Contact information for Emma Furniss:
email : emma@castinghouse.co.uk 
phone number is UK 01908 681 142.






Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ENDOMETRIOSIS HELPED WITH VITAMINS AND MINERALS TO ENHANCE FERTILITY

Endometriosis has been established as a common cause of infertility due to its destructive affects on the reproductive system.  Endometrial implants are found outside the uterus in the fallopian tubes and the pelvic cavity causing adhesions, blockages and pain. Here is an interesting article on how vitamins may help:

Endometriosis - How to Treat Endometriosis With Vitamins

Guest Post By Kyle J Norton

Endometriosis which grow somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. As we know, nutritional supplements play a very important role in treating endometriosis. In this article, we will discuss how vitamins help to treat endometriosis.
A. Vitamin A

I. Definition

Vitamin A is a bi-polar molecule formed by bonds between carbon and hydrogen. It is a fat soluble vitamin. This means it can not be stored in the liver but it can be converted from beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. Besides helping in treating endometriosis, it is also known to have strong effects in improving vision and enhancing bone growth.
II. Vitamin A and endometriosis

a) Vitamin A is a very powerful antioxidant that not only helps to strengthen the immune system, but also protects against the growth of endometriosis.
b) Vitamin A helps in regulating the gene expression by fighting against the forming of free radicals and protecting the body organs from abnormal growth of endometrial implants and adhesion.
c) Red blood cell production

Vitamin A working together with iron helps to aid the production of red blood cells and improve the oxygen level in the circulation of blood which is necessary for the body's cells. This results in a stronger immune system as well as protecting the forming of abnormal cells.
d) Working together with Zinc

Zinc deficiency interferes with

a) Vitamin A function of protein synthesis and fatty acid metabolism.

b) Reducing the activity of enzyme that release vitamin A palmitate from the liver causing a weakened immune system fighting against the forming of free radicals, and endometrial implants, and adhesion.
e) Work together with iron

Iron is necessary for production of red blood cells that carry oxygen in the blood stream for the body's cells. Women who have endometriosis with heavy blood loss during menstruation normally have iron deficiency because of loss of iron which is far greater than what the body can produce leading to anemia. Intake of vitamin A and iron will increase the production of red blood cells far better than taking iron supplements alone.

SEE ALSO: ENDOMETRIOSIS AND GETTING PREGNANT (getpregnantover40.com)

Remember, overloading on zinc or iron is toxic to our body. Please make sure to talk to your doctor for the correct amount.
B. Vitamin B1

I. Definition

Vitamin B1 is one of the members of the vitamin B complex, it is also known as thiamin or thiamine. It's most common form is a colorless chemical compound with the formula C12H17N4OS. It was discovered in 1910 by Umetaro Suzuki in Japan. It is a water soluble vitamin, therefore it can be stored in the body and is required to be taken regularly.
II. How Vitamin B1 benefits women with endometriosis

Women with endometriosis are found to have vitamin B complex deficiency during the menstrual cycle. It is not known if it is caused by unhealthy diet or the inability of digestive absorption.

a) Level of estrogen

Vitamin B1 helps to detoxify the liver which may be caused by intake of of alcohol, smoking and heavy metals. A strong liver is particularly important for secretion of cholesterol in breaking down estrogen that causes menstrual cramps as well as hormone balancing in the body.
b) Immune system

Vitamin B1 is an antioxidant that helps to strengthen the immune system against the forming of free radicals, endometrial implants, and adhesion somewhere else in the body except the endometrium.
c) Red blood cells




Study shows that vitamin B1 helps to normalize the activity of an enzyme called transketolase in red blood cells resulting in increased amounts of the two proteins THTR-1 and RFC-1 which helps to transport thiamine into red blood cells. This increases the production of red blood cells in the bloodstream.
d) Nervous system

It helps to reduce tension of the nervous system as a resulting of converting carbohydrates to energy which is necessary for the proper functions of the nervous system. Thereby it reduces symptoms of endometriosis in some women such as anxiety, depression, and mood swings.
e) Intestine muscle tone

Vitamin B1 helps to secrete hydrochloric acid in the stomach which is essential for the complete digestion of food particles and decreases the risk of nutrient deficiency causing hormone imbalance in the menstrual cycle.
C. Vitamin B2

I. Definition

Vitamin B2 is water soluble, also known as riboflavin. It has a chemical compound formula of C17H20N4O6. Like many other vitamin B complexes, it plays an important role in providing energy to our body by the metabolism of fat, carbohydrates and protein.
II. How vitamin B2 helps to treat endometriosis

1. Red blood cell formation

Vitamin B2 includes the active co-enzyme forms of flavin mononucleotide (FMN) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) that helps to transport vitamin b2 into the red blood cell as well as maintaining the red blood cell formation.
2. Strengthens the immune system

Vitamin B2 is an antioxidant that helps to rejuvenate the immune system caused by toxins accumulated in the liver that helps to maintain our body's function fighting against any abnormality of cell growth including abnormal endometrial cells.
3. Cell growth

Since vitamin B2 helps in protein metabolism, it helps to maintain normal cell division or cell growth which decreases the risk of cell abnormality and prevent endometrial cells to grow somewhere else in the body excluding the endometrium.
4. Iron and vitamin B6

Vitamin B2 is needed for a healthy mucus membrane in the digestive system. It enhances the absorption of iron and vitamin B6 which is essential for women with endometriosis and heavy flow during menstruation.
5. Migraine

The Riboflavin that is found in Vitamin B2 has shown beneficial results by assisting in decreasing the time as well as the frequency in which one gets a migraine headache due to symptoms of endometriosis during menstruation.
6. Nervous system

Vitamin B2 can assist with alleviating stress as well as reducing symptoms of depression that are brought on by digestive disorders that generally affects women with endometriosis during the menstrual cycle.
D. Vitamin B3
I. Definition

Vitamin B3 , also known as niacin, is a water-soluble vitamin. Besides being usedto treat pellagra caused by dietary lack of vitamin B3 and protein, it also has been known to be effective in treating endometriosis because women with endometriosis are found to have vitamin B3 deficiency. It has a chemical compound formula of C6H5NO2.
II. How vitamin B3 helps in treating endometriosis

1. Hormone synthesis

Vitamin B3 is found to help the manufacturing of hormones such as cortisone and the sex hormone estrogen in a woman's body. Besides helping to inhibit levels of bad estrogen that causes menstrual cramps during menstrual cycle, it also helps to balance the prostaglandin hormone which causes over-active uterine muscles.
2. Digestive system

Deficiency of vitamin B3 is generally found in women with endometriosis during menstruation. It may be caused by the inability of the digestive system in breaking down food particles. Intake of vitamin B3 helps to re-balance the hormones that cause menstrual cramps.
3. Metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats

Besides helping to provide energy for our body in metabolism of carbohydrate through bile secretion, vitamin B3 also helps in the metabolism of protein and fat which are important for our body's function.
4. Circulatory stimulation

Vitamin B3 also helps in stimulation of the circulatory system by reducing the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) from the arteries in some people.
5. Nervous system

Vitamin B3 is important for the healthy activity of the nervous system by providing the metabolism of protein and fat which are nutrients necessary for brain cells resulting in reduced symptoms of endometriosis such as depression, anxiety, and irritation.
6. Inflammation

Vitamin B3 increases the level of prostaglandins hormones which control the physiologic processes of blood clotting and inflammation.
E. Vitamin B5

I. Definition

Vitamin B5 is also known as pantothenic acid. It plays an important role in the forming of co-enzyme A and is critical in the metabolism and synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins and fat. Vitamin B5 has a chemical structure formula of C9H17NO5.
II. How vitamin B5 helps in treating endometriosis

Most women with endometriosis were found to have low levels of vitamin B5 during the menstrual cycle for what ever reason. Without enough vitamin B5 in a woman's body, it causes:

1. A weakened immune system

Since vitamin B5 is necessary in the metabolism of carbohydrates, it helps to generate energy for our body's cells. Without enough levels of vitamin B5, our body's immune system is weakened and is dangerous for the forming of free radicals and cell abnormalities.
2. Poor circulation

Our liver is the first line of defense by secreting bile into the digestive system to produce good cholesterol, which helps to inhibit the bad cholesterol in the arteries. Without enough vitamin B5, bad cholesterol is left unchecked causing difficulty for blood circulation.
3. Increased risk of over-active uterine muscles

Liver helps in metabolism of fat. Without enough vitamin B5, it causes hormone imbalance in the prostaglandins family leading to over-reaction of uterine muscles which in turn causes abdominal pain.
4. Increased tension of nervous system

Fat and protein are important for nourishing the cells in the nervous system. Low levels of vitamin B5 weakens the brain cell's function. This leads to symptoms of endometriosis such as anxiety, mood swings, and depression.
5. Increased risk of allergic reaction

Insufficient vitamin B5 in our body causes deficiency in co-enzyme A which is necessary for our body to react to sudden substances that enter our body, causing violently allergic reactions.
6. Acne

Fatty acid metabolism becomes less efficient and the individual is more prone to have acne.
7. Hormonal imbalance

Besides helping to reduce acne, vitamin B5 also interacts with other members of the vitamin B complex by increasing the function of the adrenal glands which is necessary to balance hormones and promote normal growth of the body.
F. Vitamin B6

I.Definition

Vitamin B6 is water soluble and a member of vitamin B complex. It plays an important role in amino acids metabolism that helps to maintain the proper function in our body.
II. Endometriosis and Vitamin B6

1. Hormone balancing

Vitamin B6 is essential for the production of the right levels of prostaglandins hormones in the prostaglandins family. Deficiency of vitamin B6 causes over active uterine muscles resulting in endometrial cramps.
2. Estrogen inhibitor

Vitamin B6 helps the live in protein and fat metabolism, thereby increasing the production of good estrogen that inhibits the bad estrogen produced by the body resulting in hormone re balancing and decrease the risk of cell abnormality and cancer.
3. Anemia

Vitamin B6 increases the production of red blood cells that usually are depleted for the women with the heavy menstrual flow during menstruation.
4. Nervous system

Our nervous system requires variety of nutrients to function daily, vitamin B6 helps not only maintain a right levels of cholesterol but also increase the circulation of nutrients to our nervous system needed resulting in decreasing the symptoms of endometriosis, such as memory loss, confusion and anxiety.
5. Cell Growth

Vitamin B6 aids in the synthesis of DNA and RNA by maintaining the proper cell division and preventing cell abnormal growth such as peritoneal cells developing into endometrial cells.
G. Vitamin B12
I. Definition

Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin and a member of vitamin B complex. It plays an important role in treating women with endometriosis, such as reducing symptoms of endometriosis during menstrual cycle, maintaining protein and fat metabolism, avoiding iron deficiency, etc.
II. Endometriosis and vitamin B12

1. Anemia

Women with endometriosis are found to have low levels of vitamin B12 during menstrual cycle for what ever reason. Deficiency of Vitamin B12 deceases the production of red blood cell in the blood stream causing depletion of levels of iron in the blood leading to anemia.
2. Nervous system

Vitamin B12 is vital for protein and fat synthesis that helps to strengthen the function of nervous system resulting in lessening the nervous tension such as irritation, loss of memory, depression and mood swing.
3. Insomnia and fatigue

Besides helping in protein and fat synthesis, vitamin B12 also play an important role in carbohydrate metabolism that helps to provide energy for our body function and aids in insomnia and fatigue.
4. Immune system

Liver required vitamin B12 to function properly, deficiency of vitamin B12 causes enlarged liver resulting in decreasing the function of liver in fighting against environment toxins leading to high levels of bad estrogen in the body resulting in menstrual cramps for women with endometriosis.
5. Cell abnormality

Vitamin B12 is vital for the synthesis of DNA. Deficiency of vitamin B12 increases the risk of abnormal cell growth in the body such as endometrial cells growing somewhere else in the abdomen.
H. Biotin

SEE ALSO: FOODS FOR FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)

I. Definition

Biotin is one of the members of the vitamin B complex. It is also known as vitamin H or B7. Vitamin B7 is a co-factor in the metabolism of fatty acids, leucine, and in gluconeogenesis. It has a chemical structure formula of C10H16N2O3S. Deficiency is extremely rare, as intestinal bacteria generally produce an excess of the body's daily requirement but for what ever reason, women with endometriosis are found to have low levels of biotin.
II. How biotin helps in treating endometriosis

1. Cell abnormality

Biotin acts as a co-factor with the other members in the vitamin B complex. It plays an important role in managing the body's cell growth. Without enough biotin, it causes cell growth abnormality such as the forming of perinatal cells into endometrial cell in the abdominal regions.
2. Poor blood circulation

Since biotin helps in gluconeogenesis, it regulates the sugar levels in the blood stream. Without enough levels of biotin, the level of blood sugar rises causing the thickening of blood which reduces the circulatory function and blocks the transportation of nutrients and oxygen to our body's cells. This results in an increased risk of symptoms of endometriosis.
3. Endometrial cramps

Since biotin is necessary in the metabolism of fatty acids, it helps to maintain levels of prostaglandins. Deficiency of biotin causes some members in the prostaglandins family to be over-produced during the menstrual cycle leading to menstrual and endometrial cramps.
4. Respiratory problem

Since biotin helps to synthesize carbon dioxide, without enough biotin it causes shortness of breath in women with endometriosis.
5. Risk of heart disease and stroke

If the liver cannot produce enough bile to generate good cholesterol because of not enough amounts of biotin in the body, it leads to cholesterol building up in the arteries causing the thickening of the arterial wall and the blockage o circulation of blood resulting in an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
6. Weaken function of nervous system

Since biotin acts as a co-factor with other vitamin B complexes in the metabolism of protein, deficiency of biotin interferes with that process. It weakens the normal functions of cells in the nervous system leading to tension of the nervous system such as anxiety, dizziness, loss of memory, and depression.
I. Folic Acids

I. Definition

Folic acid is one of the members of the vitamin B complex family and is a water soluble vitamin. It also known as vitamin M or folacin. It's major function is to maintain normal growth and DNA of our body's cells. It has a chemical structure formula of C19H19N7O6.
II. How folic acids helps in treating endometriosis

1. Anemia

Since folic acid deficiency limits cell division, women with endometriosis with heavy blood flow during menstruation are required to take enough folic acid to help in production of red blood cell. If not, it will lead to megaloblastic anemia.
2. Cell abnormality

Since folic acid is necessary for cell division, deficiency of it will lead to abnormality of some cells in the body. Some endometrial cells may become cancerous or grow into endometrial cells in the abdomen.
3. Protein synthesis

Folic acids interact with other members of the vitamin B complex family in the metabolism of protein. This helps to provide nutrients to the cells in the nervous system. Deficiency of folic acids cause the weakening of the nervous system leading to symptoms of endometriosis.
4. Abnormal cell growth

Folic acid is essential to normal DNA replication, DNA repair, and cell division. Deficiency of folic acid interferes with cell production and cannot repair the damage of cell caused by toxin accumulated in the body leading to abnormal cell growth.
5. Heart disease and stroke

Deficiency of folic acid may help to decrease the circulating level of homocytesteine in the blood. Study shows that high levels of homocysteine in the bloodstream damages coronary arteries or makes it easier for blood clotting, resulting in an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
6. Endometrial cancer

Since we already know that adequate levels of folic acid helps in the synthesis, repair, and functioning of DNA. Deficiency of folic acid may result in damage to DNA that may lead to cancer.
J. Choline

I. Definition

Choline is a water soluble vitamin and belongs to the group of vitamin B complexes. It was discovered by Andreas Strecker in 1864. It is used in traditional medicine in treating heart and liver disease caused by choline deficiency.
II. How choline helps in treating endometriosis

1. Strengthens the immune system

Deficiency of choline causes fat to be deposited into the liver and reduce the function of liver to fight against the abnormal forming of endometrial implants and adhesion in other parts of the body causing inflammation.
2. Reduce risk of heart diseases

Women with endometriosis are found to have low levels of choline during their menstrual cycle. The causes of deficiency are still unknown. Choline interacts with other members in the vitamin B complex family to help in carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism which are necessary to provide energy and nutrients for our body. It also helps help to strengthen the liver in bile production, which helps to reduce the level of bad cholesterol resulting in decreasing the risk of heart diseases.
3. Increase function of nervous system

Since choline is a chemical precursor needed to produce the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, it helps to enhance the various congestion systems within the brain resulting in an improved function of the nervous system leading to reduced symptoms of endometriosis such as memory loss, poor concentration, anxiety, and mood swings.
4. Balancing hormone

Deficiency of choline causes abnormal functions of the liver. Since the liver plays an important role in fatty acid metabolism, deficiency of choline weakens the liver function resulting in excessive estrogen produced during menstrual cycle leading to hormone imbalance and endometrial cramps.
K. Vitamin C

I. Definition

Vitamin C is also known as L-ascorbate. It is a water soluble vitamin with a chemical structure formula of C6H6O6. It cannot be stored in the body for more than 24 hours and we are required to take it regularly. It is also best known for it's antioxidant property in strengthening the immune system.
II. Vitamin C and endometriosis

1. Immune system

Vitamin C plays an important role in strengthening the immune system because of it's powerful antioxidant property. It helps to guard our body against the forming of free radicals and abnormal growth of endometrial cells in other parts of the body.
2. Increase absorption of digestive system

Most women with endometriosis are found to have deficiency of some kinds of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B complex, folic acid, zinc, and magnesium. Increasing intake of vitamin C not only helps to improve digestive absorption, but also increases the body's function in fighting against all kinds of diseases including endometriosis.
3. Hormone balancing

Besides helping strengthen the liver function to balance the estrogen level during menstrual cycle, vitamin C also balances the level of prostaglandins hormones in the prostaglandins family resulting in the calming of over-active uterine muscles.
4. Reduce heavy blood flow and blood clotting

Vitamin C not only helps to protect the breaking off of the capillaries that cause heavy blood flow for women with endometriosis during menstruation but also prevents blood clotting caused by reduction of prothrombin, thrombin, and thrombokinase concentrations in the body.
5. Decrease infection and inflammation

Vitamin C helps in protein metabolism. It not only provides our body with certain necessary proteins but also blocks the synthesis of vital proteins that cause infection and inflammation.
L. Vitamin E

I. Definition

Since vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin, it can be stored in our body and we don't require to take it regularly. It is best known for its powerful antioxidant property.
II. The effects of Vitamin E in women with Endometriosis

a) Immune system

Since vitamin E is an antioxidant, it helps to increase liver function in fighting the forming of free radicals, abnormal cells and cancers. In endometriosis, it prevents the growth of abnormal endometrial to form implants and adhesion in other parts of the body excluding the endometrium.
b) Cell protection

Since vitamin E protects the fatty acid against degradation in the human body, it helps to prevent against the oxidation in cell membranes and cellular regions resulting in protecting against the breaking off of the capillary wall causing heavy blood flow during menstruation.
c) Red blood cells

Deficiency of vitamin E in women with endometriosis were also found to have anemia. It is caused by the faster than normal aging of red blood cells because of oxidative destruction of red blood cells.
d) Nervous system

Since we already known that vitamin E is essential for increasing the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen in the circulation system, it helps to nourish the brain cells fighting against symptoms of endometriosis such as mood swings, anxiety, and depression.
e) Hormone imbalance

Deficiency of vitamin E also interferes with normal functions of thyroid and pituitary glands causing the increase of levels of fatty acids resulting in endometrial menstrual cramps which in turn result in the over-production of certain prostaglandins hormones.
M. Vitamin K
I. Definition

Vitamin K was first discovered by Danish scientist Herrik Dam in 1929. It is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is best known for its ability of protein synthesis and blood coagulation. Dietary deficiency is extremely rare because it is produced by bacteria in the digestive system. Since it is fat soluble, it can be stored in our body and we do no need to take them regularly.
II. How vitamin K effects women with endometriosis

1. Nervous and circulation systems

Vitamin K helps to convert glucose into glycogen which is essential for improving the liver function in fighting against the forming of bad cholesterol accumulated in the blood stream causing high blood pressure, making transportation of oxygen more difficult to the body's cell, increasing the risk of heart disease and elevating tensions of nervous system. Glycogen can be stored in the liver, muscles, and can be used in case of deficiency.
2. Abnormal bleeding

Vitamin K also helps in production of prothrombin which is an important substance for blood clotting. Women with endometriosis were found to have vitamin K deficiency leading to heavier than normal bleeding during menstruation.
3. Immune system

Since vitamin K helps to strengthen the liver's function, indirectly it protects our body from environmental toxins that cause abnormal endometrial implants and adhesion growing somewhere else other than the endometrium as we mentioned in the other articles.
4. Cell Growth

Vitamin K is also said to be an important vitamin that helps to regulate the cellular functions including cell adhesion, cell proliferation, and protection against the cell's cytoskeleton to break up the membrane and bulge outward causing the loss of membrane asymmetry and attachment. Deficiency of vitamin K may cause an increase in the risk of irregularity cellular growth, such as endometriosis.
5. Anemia

Since vitamin K deficiency causes heavy bleeding for women with endometriosis adhered to the abdominal region leading to anemia as a result of depletion of red blood cells in the body or inability of the body to produce more red blood cell to cover the loss during menstruation
Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and a self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look on the bright side.
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

DON'T ASK WHY CAN'T I HAVE A BABY! EVEN IF YOU'RE OVER 40

Getting pregnant with the law of attraction: Don't Ask, Why Can't I Have A Baby

If you've ever learned about the law of attraction, you probably know that what you focus on is what you will attract into your life.  If you are focused on the fact that you "can't have a baby", this may become a self fulfilling prophecy.  Instead, you need to believe that you can have a baby and that, even though you haven't succeeded yet, your baby is on the way.  If you are frustrated, angry, and jealous of others who seem to conceive at the drop of a hat, you are attracting those emotions a negativity to yourself.  This is not the right environment to get pregnant.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON THE LAW OF ATTRACTION AND GETTING PREGNANT (getpregnantover40.com)


Thursday, July 10, 2014

FERTILITY: EFT EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE AND TAPPING CAN HELP

EFT and Tapping for getting pregnant

If you've never heard of EFT or tapping, you are not alone.  EFT is based on the principles of acupuncture and acupressure but it does not use needles and it is something you can do yourself.  It can be thought of ancient chinese medicine meets modern psychology. This is something I ran across when I was trying to conceive because I wanted techniques that were all natural and did not involve other paid professionals (since we had spent so much on fertility treatments already).  EFT involved tapping your body's meridians.
By tapping to release negative emotions, we clear energy blocks before they have time to affect the physical areas of our bodies which cause disease (including our reproductive system).

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON EFT AND TAPPING FOR FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)




Wednesday, July 09, 2014

GETTING PREGNANT: MIND BODY FERTILITY CONNECTION

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 )
Here is an interesting article about mentally controlling your fertility:

From the article:

Think of it this way… If you tell your body that you want to have a baby, its job is to prepare. You will ovulate, your uterus prepares and creates a lining, and you might start eating a little bit more or feel a little more tired. This is your body’s way of preparing for what you asked from it. If you are sure that you want to get pregnant, then your body should cooperate with that mental affirmation and you will get pregnant. If there is any doubt in your mind, the chances lessen.

If you tell your body that you don’t want to have a baby, your bodies job is to make sure there is no secure place for an egg to plant itself. This doesn’t necessarily prevent conception, but even if it does occur, the egg has no where to grow and develop and is just pushed out with your period. Such as a ‘blight ovum’. If you are sure you don’t want to get pregnant, then your body should cooperate with that affirmation and your chances of getting pregnant become very low. If there is any doubt in your mind, the chances increase.

This would explain the occurrences when women get pregnant on birth control, or do not get pregnant without birth control. Or how a woman who found out about an unwanted pregnancy, might suddenly miscarry.

The idea is that you can tell your body what you want it to do, and it will do it. As long as you keep the affirmations going. Wanting to be pregnant should be clear in your mind, and you should repetitively tell your body that. If you don’t keep up the affirmation, your body might go back to its instinctual schedule and catch you off guard.\

from

scyberty.com




Monday, July 07, 2014

GETTING PREGNANT WITH TWINS: YAMS, SWEET POTATOES FOR FERTILITY

Certain Types of Yams May Lead To More Twin Births

We all know that there are more twins nowadays with the use of fertility drugs.
However, it was recently reported that in an area in Nigeria the incidence of twins is quite common. No one knows exactly why, but one possibility is that their diet is quite high in yams. Based on previous research I have done, the yams which may stimulate ovulation are not the kind you eat on Thanksgiving, They are a variety called "Dioscorea villosa".

When I was trying to conceive, I looked for these yams (Dioscorea villosa) at every health food store in my area and I couldn't find them (when I asked, they looked at me like I was speaking Greek). Perhaps they are more common in other areas around the US and the world. Here is the article about sweet potatoes for fertility:

Sweet Potatoes Yams for Fertility (getpregnantover40.com)




Saturday, July 05, 2014

INFERTILITY: SHOULD YOU TELL PEOPLE YOU'RE TRYING TO GET PREGNANT?

Sharing information about your infertility

Infertility revolves around some very private bodily functions....most of which I don't discuss even with the closest of friends.  Let's face it, getting pregnant involves menstrual cycles, intercourse, sperm counts, ovulation, cervical mucus and so on.  There is also, for some people, the fear of public humiliation when you happen to become "that woman who can't have a baby".  If you also happen to be experiencing miscarriage, even though sympathy from others is well meant, it can drag up a lot of unwanted emotions.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR INFERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)








Friday, July 04, 2014

INFERTILITY ON INDEPENDENCE DAY: SURVIVING THE HOLIDAY WHEN TRYING TO CONCEIVE

Pregnancy Over 40, Trying To Conceive and Independence Day

Remember those old re-runs of a program called "Love American Style" (or in my case you saw them the first time around)?
Fireworks represented the love and infatuation associated with your relationship and/or marriage. Well, no matter how good your relationship is, when you're trying to conceive, every aspect of your life revolves around ovulation. Intercourse can become a total chore and no, there are absolutely no fireworks. I remember a few years on independence day, I was ovulating and we could hear our neighbors shooting off firecrakers--there we were trying to "get the job done". UGGGGHHHH...not pleasant memories at all.

SEE ALSO: SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR INFERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)

Independence day is another one of those family oriented holidays. All you see around you are families packing up the car to go watch fireworks displays, kid-oriented events, BBQ's etc. It's another holiday where you stick out like a sore thumb. I recall going to a function with my husband's sister and their kids. We met a few of their friends and then the bomb dropped. One of their friends (who was there with his four kids) says to me..."I'll bet you guys have a bunch of kids right?" I was so taken off guard...he immediately sensed me squirming as I said sheepishly..."Uh no, we don't have any". End of conversation.

After that, we decided to have our own way of enjoying the holiday. We stayed away from BBQ's and had a nice dinner out. Hey, whatever works. I'm not saying you shouldn't join in (because we did that too), but you should do whatever helps you deal with the situation at the time.

So, whatever you do this holiday, please enjoy it safely and don't be afraid to go out and have some fun - even if it's not in the traditional way.



Wednesday, July 02, 2014

HIGH FSH: CAN YOU STILL GET PREGNANT?

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:


Click Here To Read More About Getting Pregnant Naturally With High FSH (getpregnantover40.com)


 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 failure or premature menopause.

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.

 excerpted from highfshinfo.com



Monday, June 30, 2014

INFERTILITY AND ADRENAL FATIGUE

 80 % of American society is afflicted with adrenal fatigue at some point in their life yet most are unaware of the problem. They simply know they don't feel well or perhaps symptoms lead them to explore other disorders; we do know that often symptoms denote multiple possibilities and sometimes overlap disorders.
What is adrenal fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is simply the allowance of stressors to influence and perhaps take control over your life. Stress is a big issue in most people's lives and all too often the person has no idea how to deal with the stress. The result is adrenal fatigue as well as many other imbalances within the body, mind and spirit of the individual.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON ADRENAL FATIGUE AND INFERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)



Friday, June 27, 2014

COOLING UNDERWEAR FOR MEN'S FERTILITY: SNOWBALLS

Boxers, Briefs or Snowballs for Sperm

I had to chuckle when I heard the name of this product, but it sounds like a great idea!  The product is called "Snowballs" (click here for more information).
Snowballs are a special kind of underwear that have freezable gel wedges that supply the cooling power to the organic cotton.  Apparently, men with fertility problems were found to have testes that were an average of one degree Celsius warmer than men without fertility problems.  So instead of asking "boxers vs. briefs", getting to the source of the problem may be what is needed.

 SEE ALSO: INCREASING SPERM COUNT NATURALLY (getpregnantover40.com)

Men's testicles may overheat for a number of reasons....everything from laptops to heated car seats and possibly their choice of underwear.  Whatever the cause, even a slight increase in temperature can damage sperm.
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