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Thursday, April 28, 2016

WOMAN, 52 HAS NATURAL PREGNANCY AFTER YEARS OF CHILDLESSNESS

I came across another remarkable story of pregnancy over 50 naturally.  Of course, I have to share these when I find them! Kate Fezigha had wanted children and even tried to adopt without success.  Just when she thought some strange symptoms were related to menopause, she found out she was pregnant.  Watch the video here:

SEE ALSO: TRUE STORIES OF PREGNANCY OVER 50 (getpregnantover40.com)


















Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CAN MAGNETIC WATER HELP FERTILITY?

I've heard quite a bit about the healing benefits of magnets and magnetic water.  This guest post talks about the many ways that magnetic water can improve your health.  Fertility is enhanced when you create a more alkaline environment which occurs in magnetized water.  Read more:
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Guest Post By Janet Forsythe
What is Bio-Magnetic Water?
Water is paramagnetic - meaning that it will hold a magnetic charge. In nature, the earth's magnetic field naturally charges water in lakes, wells, and running streams. However, as water passes through treatment plants and is transported through pipes to your home or work place, it loses its magnetic charge. Treating water with magnetic fields simple restores the natural energy and balance that nature intended. Magnetized water has more hydroxyl (OH-) ions that form alkaline molecules which reduces the acidity. Normal tap water has a pH of about 7. Magnetized water is more alkaline and can have a pH as high as 9.2. Magnetizing water reduces the surface tension of the water making it feel softer. It is thinner, wetter, and more absorb able, so it is better able to penetrate cell walls and deliver the nutrients that it carries.
Health Benefits
Your body is over 70% water. All biological functions including circulation, digestion, absorption, and excretion depend on water. Water is required for blood, the lymphatic system, and healthy skin and muscles. It is well known among health professionals that when you are sick, the pH of your body is more acidic. Magnetized water, which is more alkaline, raises the pH of your body, which allows the body to get rid of the toxins. Bio-magnetized water is believed to be energy-building, activating, cleansing, and detoxifying. People have reported resolving bladder problems, recovering quickly from a stroke, alleviating arthritis pain, reducing blood pressure, and breaking up kidney and gall stones by drinking magnetic water. Scientific studies have proven that magnetized water has health benefits for animals. Therefore it seems reasonable that it should also be beneficial for
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humans. Reported health benefits of drinking magnetic water include:
o Magnetic water tastes sweeter and has more clarity.
o Magnetic water reduces acidity in the body and promotes a more alkaline pH.
o Magnetic water promotes healing of wounds and burns.
o Magnetic water has a therapeutic effect of digestive, nervous, and urinary systems.
o Magnetic water can be beneficial for asthma, fevers, colds, coughs, bronchitis, and sore throats.
o Magnetic water can be beneficial for menstrual and menopause discomfort.
o Magnetic water revitalized the body.
o Magnetic water has a positive effect on the autonomic nervous system.
o Magnetic water can help regulate the heart function and clear clogged arteries.
o Magnetic water is beneficial for kidney ailments (removal and prevention of stones), gout, obesity (it improves metabolic activity), and premature aging.
o Magnetic water helps relieve pain.
o Magnetic water infuses energy into the body, controls bacteria, and stimulates brain function.
o Magnetic water can help dissipate toxic deposits in the body's connective tissue.
o Magnetic water can regulate blood pressure (high or low).
o Magnetic water can be used to wash and disinfect external cuts and scrapes.
o Magnetic water will remove the plaque on your teeth if you use it to brush your teeth, rinse your mouth, and drink.
o Magnetic water will make your hair softer and more manageable while using less shampoo when used to wash your hair.
o Magnetic water is ionic so it helps reset the charge on cell walls, thus promoting better circulation.
Pets
Your pets will enjoy many of the same benefits from bio-magnetic water that you do. They will drink more water, have more energy, and feel younger and healthier. A friend was giving her dogs magnetic water. When she moved, she temporarily had to give them tap water. After a few days, they began scratching all the time. When she started them back on bio-magnetic water, the scratching stopped almost completely.
Plants
Bio-Magnetized water will help your plants grow stronger, greener, and larger. In one study seedlings' germination rates were 68 % with bio-magnetized water, while with non-magnetized water only 8% germinated. In another study, Texas A&M researchers found that squash weighed 24% more when it was grown with magnetized water vs. non-magnetized water. Bio-magnetic water is more solvent and has a lower surface tension, so nutrients in the water are absorbed more readily. Thus you get a healthier plant while using less fertilizer.
Other Fluids & Uses
Almost any fluid can be magnetized. Using Bio-Magnetic Water will drastically improve the taste of coffee, tea, and foods. Foods and beverages made using magnetic water will acquire the same healing powers as bio-magnetic water. Cosmetics, facial and skin products function a lot better when magnetized. Magnetized milk will give vigor and vitality to the weak and exhausted person. Magnetized milk has been proven useful for recuperating and enhancing sexual power. When fruit juices are treated with bio-magnets, they become more refreshing and give more nourishment. Beer can be magnetized to give better effect. Magnetized olive oil can be very rewarding in the treatment of gout and rheumatism.
Use bio-magnetic water to make your coffee and after a month or two the inside of your coffee maker will look like new. The bio-magnetic water will remove the scale build-up in your coffee maker.
How to make Bio-Magnetic Water
Making Bio-magnetic water is quite simple: just place a glass or container filled with water on a magnetic pad. Never use a metal container. You want to use a container that has a flat bottom without any raised edges. You want the bottom of the container touching the magnet pad. How long you need to leave the water on the magnet will depend on how much water you have. I usually use a gallon milk container and leave it on the pad for 4-6 hours or longer. It won't hurt to leave it there longer, you can even just leave the container on the pad and refill it as you use the water. The water will stay magnetized for several days after you take it off the magnet.
Summary
There is a long history of the use of magnets to improve the quality and health benefits of water. Many countries have been using magnetic water for patients with digestive, urinary, and nervous problems, for pain, swelling, and many other ailments. Whether all of the claims are true or false remains to be tested by science. However, Magnetic Therapy has been accepted by many for the relief of pain. It is now accepted that each of our cells possess a small magnetic field and that water can be magnetized. Then, the logical conclusion is that magnetic water has the ability to affect our cells and help our body perform as it was meant. There is much evidence that bio-magnetic water is beneficial and none that it can be harmful.
Visit our website for more information about Bio-Magnetic Therapy and Bio-Magnetic water.
Janet Forsythe of Forsythe & Associates is a scientist and has been involved in alternative, natural therapy for many years. Our web site http://www.bio-magnetictherapy.com deals with Magnetic Therapy Products and has several articles about the subject.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Janet_Forsythe/114566
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

TIGHT CLOTHES MAY LEAD TO DECREASED FERTILITY

Did you know that in certain countries where women wear loose garments, conditions such as endometriosis are much less prevalent?
 It's true...tight clothing can cause a multitude of heath problems not just for women, but men too.   It just can't be a good thing to cut off circulation to some of your vital organs...especially your reproductive organs.  Read more:

Whether or not this study is true, it is widely believed (among doctors as well as laypeople) that tight pants do in fact damage the testicles and can cause infertility or cancer. But that’s not all. Wearing tight pants is associated with a host of negative consequences for both men and women. For starters, the same reason tight pants causes infertility problems in men (overheating of the crotch area) can cause yeast infections and urinary tract infections in women.

See Also: Natural Remedies for Endometriosis (www.getpregnantover40.com)

According to Pravda, tight pants also limit the mobility of hip joints, cause stretching of joint capsules, and negatively affect the spine. A too-tight waist constricts the abdominal area filled with vital organs, causing problems such as reduced lymph flow from the pelvis, improper immune system function and poor circulation.
from:  (ergonomenon.com)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

IMPROVING MENS FERTILITY, NUTRIENTS

Male Fertility - Diet For Father to Be

Guest Post By Stuart Hutchings
In general the diet for a healthy father-to-be should be every bit as balanced, varied, and nutritious as the diet for mother-to-be.
A balanced diet is extremely important. Research shows that poor eating habits and drinking alcohol regularly, for instance, can lower the quality and quantity of sperm. Infertility is as much a man's problem as it is a woman's. It is reported that approximately 30 - 40% of infertility can be attributed to men. Nutrition could have a direct impact on the potency of sperm. Following a healthy diet could boost your chances of conceiving a child.
Specifically, future dads should eat plenty of foods rich in vitamin C, get more zinc and increase intake of calcium, vitamin D, vitamin E and L-arginine.
There are many contributors towards the improvement of male fertility (some work more effectively in combination with others):

 SEE ALSO: NATURAL WAYS TO INCREASE SPERM COUNT (Getpregnantover40.com)

 

Promoters of fertility (in alphabetical order)

  • Calcium - is a key regulator of sperm function. It improves the vitality and longevity of sperm.
Sources: low fat milk, yoghurt, cheese, hummus, broccoli, spinach, salmon, sunflower seeds, almonds, sesame seeds.

  • Chromium - is an essential trace mineral involved with blood-sugar regulation and the hormone insulin. Severe chromium deficiency may interfere with normal growth and decreased fertility.
Sources: raw onions, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, honey, brewers yeast, oysters, liver.

  • Coenzyme Q10 - is a nutrient mainly used by the body in the production of energy but it has been linked to increases in sperm count and motility.
Sources: beef, soy, mackerel, sardines, spinach, peanuts, vegetable oil.

  • Essential Fatty Acid's - EFA's have a critical effect on every part of the body, both of the important families omega-3 and omega-6 are components of nerve cells and cellular membrane throughout the body. They act as hormone regulators. Sperm tails contain high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids particularly DHA. Semen is rich in prostaglandin's, which are produced from fatty acids. Diet alone sometimes cannot offer sufficient intake of essential fatty acids; supplementation of fish oils can help to restore depleted levels of omega-3 levels.
Sources: linseed oil, flaxseed oil, hemp oil, starflower oil, evening primrose oil, herring, salmon, mackerel, sardines.

  • Folic Acid (also known as folate) - is a form of water-soluble B vitamins. Studies have shown those most deficient in folic acid could have lower quality and lower density of sperm. Folic acid is said to work more effectively in combination with zinc.
Sources: grains, wheat germ, spinach, liver, eggs, romaine lettuce, lentils, fortified cereals.

  • L-arginine - is an amino acid found in the head of sperm, it is essential in sperm formation; it increases sperm count and quality, and also, improves sexual desire and ejaculation.
Sources: in the food chain arginine is found in chicken, turkey and other meats.

  • L-carnitine - is an amino acid that is essential for normal functioning of sperm cells. Higher levels of L-carnitine equals higher levels of sperm count and motility.
Sources: mutton, lamb, beef, pork, rabbit, chicken, cow's milk.

  • Niacin (also known as vitamin B3) - is critical to energy production. It causes a large release of histamine all over the body it aids proper circulation for long lasting erections.
Sources: liver, peanuts, chicken, tuna, salmon, peanut butter.

  • Selenium - is an anti-oxidant that protects against sperm damage, maximises sperm formation and can reduce mobility. Low levels of selenium have been found in men with low sperm count. It works synergistically with vitamin E.
Sources: brazil nuts, tuna, beef, cod, turkey, noodles, egg, rice.

  • Vitamin B12 - is needed to maintain fertility, it improves low sperm count and sperm motility.
Sources: meat, dairy products, eggs, yeast.

  • Vitamin C - reduces the risk of sperm damage protecting them from oxidant damage. It stops sperm from clumping together making them more motile (clumping reduces fertility).
Sources: cereals, apple juice, grapefruit, orange, strawberries, asparagus, red cabbage, peppers, new potatoes, peas.

  • Vitamin D - may help to improve fertility because it assists in the absorption of calcium from the food that you eat.
Sources: low fat milk, salmon, mackerel, cod liver oil, tuna, sardines, eggs, cereals.

  • Vitamin E - increases fertility. The anti-oxidant properties are said to make sperm more fertile - by protecting from damage and increasing quality. It corrects the functioning of the endocrine glands that produce hormones, which influence growth, development and metabolic activity. Vitamin E is more effective when taken with another key anti-oxidant - Vitamin C.
Sources: wheat germ, almonds, sunflower seeds / oil, safflower oil, hazelnuts.

  • Zinc - is involved in the health of reproductive organs and prostate glands and virtually every aspect of male reproduction. It is found in high concentration in the sperm and is needed to make the outer layer and the tail of the sperm. Even short-term deficiencies can reduce sperm volume and testosterone levels. Zinc is said to work more effectively in combination with folic acid.
Sources: pumpkin seeds, baked beans, chick peas, muesli, oysters, extra lean mince beef, dark chicken meat.
It is not always possible to obtain satisfactory levels of these substances from diet alone, taking supplements can sometimes be a good way of ensuring adequate levels are maintained but do not over-do this.
Inhibitors of fertility (in alphabetical order)

  • Alcohol - can cause a decrease in sperm count and testosterone levels and contributes towards the production of abnormal sperm. It can also lead to lower proportions of motile sperm. Alcohol also inhibits zinc one of the more important minerals for male fertility. Cut out or cut back on alcohol. While an occasional drink is generally considered safe, studies show that daily consumption of wine, beer or spirits can be detrimental.
  • Caffeine - like alcohol it can prevent your body from receiving and absorbing nutrients leading to problems with sperm count, abnormalities and motility.
  • Drugs - recreational drugs such as marijuana and cocaine should be avoided. These can affect the brain chemistry responsible for releasing reproductive hormones. A father's drug use can also cause birth defects. It is also wise to check with your doctor about medicines as some of these can suppress sperm production and quality.
  • Radiation and chemicals - exposure to hazardous substances at work can also damage sperm, reduce sperm count and possibly cause genetic defects.
  • Smoking - decreases sperm count, makes sperm more sluggish and increases the number of abnormal sperm. Smoking is also known to decrease vitamin C levels in our bodies.
  • Stress - even minimal stress can cause a man's testosterone levels and sperm count to drop.
Recommendations for improving male fertility
Sperm is produced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week but it takes approximately 72-90 days (up to 3 months) to produce mature sperm. It is should be recognised that any changes in lifestyle, diet etc. need time to have an effect.
The basic message is that you need to commit yourself to a few months of clean living and healthy eating which means plenty of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, lean meats - and a safer lifestyle, you will then be in good shape to father a child. It may be necessary to take some supplements to ensure that optimum levels of minerals, vitamins and fatty acids (link) are obtained. In some cases studies have shown that RDA levels need to be exceeded to restore imbalances.
Terms used:
Motile sperms - swim forward in an essentially straight line but non-progressively motile sperms swim in a more abnormal path, such as tight circles. They are less likely to find the target!
Aggulation of sperms - relates to the 'clumping' of sperm (when sperm sticks together) it reduces fertility.
For more information on nutrition and pregnancy, visit: nutrition and pregnancy [http://www.from-little-acorns.com/nutrition.html] at From Little Acorns Academy
Stuart is a father of four children, with a passionate belief that all children have the potential to be great in their own way.
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Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Stuart_Hutchings/261691
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Monday, April 18, 2016

ATTRACT A BABY INTO YOUR LIFE

I firmly believe that we attract things into our life not just by our actions, but by our thoughts.  Our thoughts are things and we should all be "mindful" about what we think at every moment.  Have you ever noticed how negative people hang around with other negative people?  Or some people seem to have very bad luck?  It really boils down to how they attract things into their life.  When I was trying to conceive, I had every strike against me I could think of.  I was pushing my mid forties, I had a history of multiple miscarriages, and I only had one fallopian tube after my failed fertility treatments left me with an ectopic pregnancy.  But, somehow I knew I was going to get pregnant.  Even though all the doctors looked at me like I was crazy....I knew I was going to have a baby.  I decided to ditch the doctors because I felt like they were derailing me from my goal by constantly reminding me how old I was and how the statistics were not in my favor.

Aside from all the physical steps I took to prepare my body for pregnancy, I had to prepare my mind and attract a baby into my life.  One very powerful method of doing this is using vision boards.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON CREATING YOUR OWN VISION BOARDS (getpregnantover40.com)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

FERTILITY GODDESS, ORIGINS AND STORIES

Lessons on Infertility from an Ancient Fertility Goddess

Guest Post By Amy B
If you are having a hard time conceiving a child, it can often make you feel like a failure as a woman. It can be very hard to deal with infertility, and the stress of trying to conceive.
You may often feel as though your desire for a child is so great that it should be enough to help you conceive a baby. When you run into that wall again and again, it's tough.
You should know that you are not a failure as a woman. Women are amazing, strong creatures who all have their own inner fertility goddess. Get in touch with your inner goddess. Women are unique, nurturing creatures. Our biggest instinct is to 'mother.'
Let us take a look at some ancient fertility goddesses and find out what lessons they may be able to teach us while we work on our own fertility.
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Ishtar is the ancient fertility goddess of Babylon. One of the most famous stories that surround her was of her descent into the Underworld, or the world of the dead. Ishtar marches right up to the gates and demands to be let in. She tells the gatekeeper that if she is not let in, she will tear down the gates and break the locks. Well, she gets let in.
Something wonderful that we can take from the ancient fertility goddess Ishtar, and from the inner goddess in all women, is to never give up. When the gatekeeper told Ishtar that she could not come in, she demanded to be let in, and threatened great consequences if she was not. She faced the horror of the Underworld, and let nothing stop her.
Using your inner ancient fertility goddess, face your pain. Let nothing deter you, and never give up. If Ishtar would have turned around defeated and mumbled under her breath while she walked away, nations would never have worshiped her. We would never have known her story. Never give up.
Venus is the ancient fertility goddess of Rome. She is also the goddess of Love. She was, and still is the mother to a beautiful and great country. She is worshiped far and wide for her beauty and kindness. Venus was the mother of Cupid.
Reach in and take from your own inner ancient fertility goddess the ability to give birth to beauty and love. Women are natural creators, and nurturers. While working on your fertility [http://www.fertilitybynature.com/], allow yourself to mother a different type of creation.
Paint, draw, sing, write, perform in a play, or plant a garden. Allow the beauty inside of you to come out in some type of creation. Do something that you love. Giving of yourself through art is a beautiful thing. Allowing yourself an outlet can also help with the frustration you feel. Venus gave birth to love, and so can you.
Another important thing that you must take from your inner ancient fertility goddess is the right to be human. Possess the right to err, to make mistakes, and to mess everything up once in a while. Take the right to be imperfect, still knowing that you are a nurturer, a lover, and a creator.
Most importantly, take the ability to love yourself for what you are. You are Woman, and you are unique and beautiful. Use these goddesses, and your own inner ancient fertility goddess and remember to enjoy love and beauty, and to never give up.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Amy_B/110362
http://EzineArticles.com/?Lessons-on-Infertility-from-an-Ancient-Fertility-Goddess&id=664636
Amy is the creator of FertilityByNature.com [http://www.fertilitybynature.com/], a resource for Women who want to get pregnant naturally and uncover unbelievable discounts on fertility monitors, pregnancy tests, ovulation tests and more.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

HOW TO IMPROVE CERVICAL MUCUS FOR CONCEPTION

Assuming you don't have blockages or other medical conditions, many believe that your cervical mucus is the key to getting pregnant each cycle.  As a matter of fact, this is the key to natural family planning for those in the fertile world who are trying to avoid pregnancy.
If you are trying to conceive, you want to do everything in your power to get the consistency just right for sperm friendly cervical mucus.  There are things you can add to your diet to help and if all else fails there are sperm friendly lubricants on the market.  Some people swear by egg white as a natural lubricant as this is the exact consistency your cervical mucus should be during your fertile days.  Read more:

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON IMPROVING CERVICAL MUCUS (getpregnantover40.com)

Monday, April 11, 2016

HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP FERTILITY?

I've never actually been to a chiropractor, however, I've been to a few seminars on how chiropractic can help with a number of conditions.
There does seem to be a relationship between the spine, the nervous system and the reproductive system.  Every part of the body is controlled by the nervous system, so it makes sense that if things are not aligned, it may lead to infertility.
If you've never heard of "vertebral subluxation", the article below explains how this condition may interefere with a woman's fertility and how chiropractic can help:

SEE ALSO: ACUPUNCTURE FOR FERTILITY AND GETTING PREGNANT (getpregnantover40.com)

 

From the article:

The three women reported on in the study were in their early thirties and had been previously diagnosed as infertile.

One of the women had been attempting to conceive for 2 years without success. She had attended the services of a fertility center and received 2 rounds of the fertility drug Clomid but without success. She was at the time of chiropractic consultation considering artificial insemination. The fertility center found no medical problems with the patient or her husband to attribute the couple’s inability to conceive.

Another case described in the paper was of a woman and her husband who had attempted to conceive for 4 years without success despite assisted reproductive technology. She was prescribed infertility drugs that eventually resulted in 2 ectopic pregnancies. Each ectopic pregnancy was followed by laproscopic surgery. The woman also underwent 2 failed in-vitro fertilization procedures.

A third case reported on involved a woman who reported an inability to conceive over the last 7 months and had concerns about her fertility based on a history of irregular menstrual cycles.

When examined, all three women showed signs of vertebral subluxations which were identified using spinal x-rays and advanced technology known as thermography and surface electromyography. These tests are used to identify the extent of nerve interference resulting from the subluxations.

After undergoing short periods of chiropractic are all three women conceived and delivered healthy children. The authors of the study call for more research on the role of chiropractic care in reproductive disorders.

from: 
echiropractic.net.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

HOW EARTHING CAN HELP FERTILITY, BIORHYTHMS

Have you ever heard of earthing?  It may be essential to your health and your biorhythms which can affect your menstrual cycles and fertility.  Read more from this guest post:

Earthing: This May Be the Best Discovery of the 21st Century!

Guest Post By Anne Shelley-Smith
People of yesteryear came literally to love the soil. They sat on the ground with the feeling of being close to a mothering power. It was good for the skin to touch the Earth, and the old people liked to remove their moccasins and walk with their bare feet on the sacred Earth. The soil was soothing, strengthening, cleansing, and healing.

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Throughout evolution, humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground and received from the Earth a natural, nurturing, and gentle electric energy. You may have felt this while walking barefoot on a sandy beach - a sense of well-being. That sensation is the ground's electric energy rising up into your body, the result of the skin of your conductive body making contact with the "skin" of the conductive Earth.
Our modern lifestyle has increasingly separated humans from this flow of subtle omnipresent surface energy. Today we wear insulative rubber or plastic-soled shoes that block the flow unlike in the 1960s when we all wore leather-soled shoes. In other words, we lose the good negative electrons when we wear rubber soled shoes. Our ancestors and those people living in third world countries were/are grounded - they wore/wear no shoes and they ate raw food. The good thing is our body stores electrons (from the soil) and will deliver electrons from damage. Research now indicates it's our Telomeres (at the bottom of our DNA) shortening that creates ageing.
Dr. Gerald Pollock states that Grounding/Earthing ourselves structures the water in our body so there's a negative transfer of electrons in the cell membrane. This is why maintaining good hydration is so important, for when we are dehydrated we are electron deficient. Water rids a headache, not a painkiller. The supplement CoQ10 is an electron donor. When flying in an aircraft it's a good idea to remove your shoes and socks and put your feet on the seat struts - this will ground you.
Research is now revealing that this energy creates a distinct and uplifting shift in our physiology. It promotes health, vitality, and better sleep; harmonises and stabilises the body's basic biological rhythms; knocks down (and even knocks out) chronic inflammation; and reduces/eliminates pain. The disconnection from this natural resource right under our feet may likely be a totally overlooked - and major- factor behind the alarming rise of chronic disease in recent decades, and inflammatory-related conditions in particular.

SEE ALSO: MEDITATION AND VISUALIZATION FOR FERTILITY AND GETTING PREGNANT (getpregnantover40.com) 

 

These revelations are the central themes of a new book "Earthing". Studies were done over many years by Stephen Sinatra, MD, the well-known integrative cardiologist, and Clint Ober, an amazing individual who discovered the health benefits of reconnecting to the Earth.
Darkfield microscope images of blood taken from three individuals in attendance at Dr. Sinatra house just before and after forty minutes of Earthing showed the before and after images. Pictures clearly show a dramatic thinning and decoupling (no aggregation) of blood cells.
Low LDL cholesterol thickens the blood and this is why raising one's HDL is important because it thins the blood. We need both types of cholesterol in our body (although doctors may say otherwise) for brain function, healthy prostate, etc.
Dr. Sinatra, was skeptical about Earthing at first. He now describes this discovery as the most exciting health breakthrough that he has encountered in his 30-plus years in medicine. It's a profoundly simple, practical, effective, and cost-cutting way to combat common illnesses and pain problems, and make people healthier. In the field of cardiology, Sinatra says it has great promise for improving arrhythmias, lowering blood pressure, blood viscosity (Earthing thins the blood by improving its zeta potential i.e. it improves the energy between your red blood cells), flow, and energy production of heart cells. And Earthing increases zeta potential by an average of 280%; an incredible discovery states Dr. Sinatra because if we can increase thinning of the blood naturally by Grounding, you can fight off disease. (i.e. any illness that requires good oxygenation to tissues).
It takes around 80 minutes for the free electrons of Earth to reach your blood stream and transform your blood. High blood pressure is thick blood so Earthing/Grounding is of great benefit for the brain. A high sugar diet, smoking, radio frequencies, other toxic electromagnetic forces, emotional stress, anxiety and high uric acid make your blood hyper-coagulable (i.e. thicker and slower moving ) with increased risk of having blood clots or stroke. So when blood doesn't flow well, oxygen can't get to the tissues. So one can see how beneficial it is to be Earthed if you have suffered a stroke, have alzheimer's or other neurological issue.
If children are disconnected from the Earth it disrupts human sugar metabolism, and this may be the cause of a dramatic rise in diabetes in children. Those kids get no exercise, have lots of sugar (soft drinks, bread, pasta, noodles, etc.) and we've taken away the ground (many live in high-rise apartments).
Ground yourself on the Earth when doing yoga or your exercises/squats, sprinting, etc. as this delays the onset of muscular soreness (caused by inflammation). Being Earthed allows abundant free electrons to enter the body, which is electrically conductive. Earthing, which enhances ATP (like good nutrition), was found to be the best method to relieve pain in a controlled study. Whenever we provide electrons to make ATP (energy) it allows ATP to not only rejuvenate cells, but revive and repair cells with the raw materials. However fructose (lots in fruit) and high fructose corn syrup (in commercial foods) annihilates ATP.
Lift your heals and near your big toe is acupuncture point K1 - this is most beneficial for receiving free electrons. Dr. Sinatra stated tradesmen would be wise to remove their boots for the first 30 minutes of the day and they would not get pain in their bodies. Concrete is a good conductor but not gravel. The best is bare feet in the sea water, on wet sand, or the dew on the grass of a morning as they push the electrons up the body.
Earthing refers to the discovery of significant health benefits resulting from contact with the Earth's natural surface electric energy. Contact is as simple as walking barefoot outside, or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors on an earthing sheet which incorporates carbon or silver threads to conduct the Earth's energy. This allows you to sleep "Earthed" in your bed. Floor or desk and keyboard pads allow you to work or relax grounded (thus preventing carpel tunnel or tendonitis in the wrists); and Velcro body bands and standard medical EKG patches, with a Grounding connection, applied to body parts are used to address local pain and inflammation. If you have knee pain, simply kneel on the grass for 30 minutes.
The wires around our bed, in the wall behind our bed, even if the bed lamp is turned off, is irradiating us with electricity and electric blankets electrify you. There is a rotating magnetic field in the refrigerator which is not healthy for our body. So just as we need Grounding so do our indoor pets. Ensure you are at least five feet away from cooking in a microwave oven and don't let the children watch it.
Thousands of people - adults and children - have benefited from these Earthing devices. Victorious American-sponsored cycling teams at recent Tour de France competitions used Earthing "sleeping bags" to recover dramatically faster than normal from injuries and grueling competition.
We are a collection of dynamic electrical circuits. In our complex bodies, trillions of cells constantly transmit and receive energy in the course of their programmed biochemical reactions. The movement of nutrients and water into the cells is regulated by electric fields, and each type of cell has a frequency range in which it operates. Your heart, brain, nervous system, muscles, and immune system are prime examples of electrical subsystems operating within your "bioelectrical" body.
If you sustain a light injury your immune system sends white blood cells (neutrophils) to the site. We now understand inflammation markers as: 1) pain 2) redness 3) heat 4) loss of range and motion 5) swelling.
Earthing research demonstrates that connection to the Earth initiates an immediate electrophysiological shift inside your body indicative of improved blood, nervous system, immune system, and muscular function.
When we're connected to the Earth, the body receives an electric signal that normalises and stabilises its many biological systems. This signal also appears to be the source of negatively charged free electrons, present in unlimited quantity on the surface of the Earth. The hypothesis put forward by scientists involved in Earthing research is that the transfer of electrons into the body quenches/neutralises positively charged, electron-seeking free radicals that drive chronic inflammation activity at the core of many common diseases. So it appears that the mightiest anti-inflammatory on the planet may be the very planet itself!
Just as sunlight provides us with vitamin D, the Earth provides us with another essential ingredient. It may be regarded as an overlooked factor in disease causation - a missing link. Gary Schwartz, PhD, a professor of psychology and medicine at the University of Arizona, suggests that "Earthing may be as fundamental as sunlight, air, water, and nutrients."
Cultures around the world honoured connectedness to the Earth and described the energy of the Earth as Qi (or ATP/energy) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Prana in Ayurveda (India).
The distinct health benefits of this energy have remained largely unknown. Thanks to the curiosity and persistence of Clint Ober, a pioneer of the cable TV industry, the benefits are now surfacing. At the age of 49, he became deathly ill - the result of an abscess that nearly destroyed his liver. Ober recovered from the ordeal and decided to look for a higher purpose in life.
It occurred to him one day, when observing people's footwear, that almost everyone was insulated from the electrical surface charge of the Earth. Knowing the body is conductive, i.e. it conducts electricity, he performed a simple experiment on himself. He rigged up a crude conductive grid to fit on his bed. He took an alligator clip and attached it to the grid, connected a wire to it, ran the wire out the window, and fastened it to a ground rod outside. He then lay down on the grid and measured the voltage on his body. He found that when he was "Grounded," the EMFs (which are magnetic) on his body had disappeared. The next thing Ober knew, it was morning. He had fallen asleep and slept soundly for the first time in years - and without a pill. This was a big deal for him. He had suffered with constant back pain and disturbed sleep. His friends also had better sleep and less pain.
Ober has inspired and brilliantly organized a dozen studies with scientific experts that have thoroughly validated his initial personal observations of better sleep and reduced pain. They clearly show that Earthing has a powerful influence on the delicate balance between health and illness, with the prospect of longevity and a better life.
One person experienced an immediate cessation of annoying restless leg syndrome. It's a good idea to sleep Earthed at home and when travelling (preferably with no PJs). Recently introduced is a Blue Shield product which one can use when out of the home, in the car or wherever which is no larger than an iPhone which covers 3m in all directions (it's recommended not to be used in the bedroom). The annoying need to get up at night to pee, can be substantially abated, to once a night then to nil visits to the bathroom. One lady with asthma found that after she started sleeping Earthed, she rarely used her puffer. Another lady was "absolutely amazed" saying she had not a single flare-up of her fibromyalgia pain.
To quickly experience Earthing for yourself, walk or sit barefoot on the grass, sand, gravel, or unpainted concrete - ground surfaces that conduct energy (wood, asphalt, and plastic do not conduct) for 30 minutes and you should feel calmer and perhaps have less or no pain.
Biophysicist James Oschman, PhD, a leading expert and author on energy medicine, sums up Earthing this way: "The moment your foot touches the Earth, or you connect to the Earth through a wire, your physiology changes. An immediate normalisation begins. And an anti-inflammatory switch is turned on. People stay inflamed because they never connect with the Earth - the source of free electrons which can neutralise the free radicals in the body that cause dis-ease and cellular destruction."
People with auto-immune (low vitamin D) diseases benefit from Earthing, and those with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease, are stronger when grounded.
Here is a short list of the feedback from people who have Earthed themselves, primarily while sleeping at night:
• Improvement or elimination of the symptoms of many inflammatory-related disorders

• Reduction or elimination of chronic pain

• Better sleep and faster getting to sleep

• Increased energy

• Lowered stress, more calmness by cooling down the nervous system and stress hormones

• Normalisation of the body's biological rhythms

• Thinner blood, improved blood pressure and flow

• Muscle tension and headache relief

• Accelerated recovery from intense athletic activity

• Lessened hormonal and menstrual symptoms

• Dramatically faster healing and reduction/prevention of bedsores

• Reduction/elimination of jet lag

• Protection against potentially health-disturbing environmental electromagnetic fields (EMFs), e.g. phone towers, high tension wires etc.
High tension wires are chaotic electrical forces coming from electricity that are causing children to get leukemia, and people working with electrical machinery (motors, etc.) have had much higher rates of stroke and CVD. Small motors like a high dryer, a clock radio put out an electrical field which can travel 12-50 feet. Sleeping on a water bed - that's electricity.
Clint Ober said this electrical pollution/charge goes into the body - he's talking 60AC. Cordless phones (RF), mobile phones and microwave ovens are another spectrum which are evil chaotic vibrations that destroy the pineal gland, shuts down melatonin, and also disrupts the internal electrical climate of the body, and these all affect the mitochondria (inside every cell). The mitochondrial DNA, unlike nuclear DNA has no defense mechanism. Also, the mitochondrial DNA don't have the antioxidants glutathione, SOD, etc. to fortify them. That's why Dr. Stephen Sinatra gives the fertiliser of Magnesium, Ribose, Carnitive, and CoQ10 which breathes in a defensive mechanism Without mitochondrial support we are very vulnerable. The U.S. processed food diet is a mitochondria killer he says. Our mitochondria needs a little zinc, copper, chromium, definitely CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, plus vitamins C and E to get inside the mitochondrial membrane.
The studies to date show sleeping Earthed normalises cortisol levels and improves sleep. Ghaly M, Teplitz D. J Alt Comp Med. 2004;10(5)767-776.
We live in toxic times emotionally, physically and spiritually and our nervous system has become unbalanced. Clint Ober showed Earthing ourselves calms the sympathetic nervous system showing an improvement in heart rate variability (HRV), so improving the organism.
Alpha blockers used in prostate problems and one for asthma affect HRV so increasing cardiovascular events and the heart is more likely to go out of rhythm. Panic, fear and anxiety also affect HRV. That's why people have more arrhythmias. Also, blood viscosity is a forgotten risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Linus Pauling knew we need vitamin C because when the red blood cells (RBCs) loose vitamin C the velocity of the RBC became less. Pauling knew that when RBCs went down normal functioning did not happen. This can be caused by cigarette smoke that raises fibrinogen that clots the blood. If one, however, carries the gene for hemochromatosis one can't have high vitamin C because that's going to enhance the absorption of iron (Fe).
It's recommended we give blood every 3-4 months because this reduces blood viscosity.
Earthing raises our melatonin because we sleep better. The sicker you are, the more you need to Earth yourself. For high blood pressure it is recommended one gets 12 hours of Earthing. Also, with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, severe angina and heart problems, ground as much as you can to get the blood moving. To this end walk with bare feet, sleep Earthed and use an Earthing pad with your computer, or watching TV. Go bare feet when you walk the dog.
Adding a pinch of Celtic or Himalayan salt in a glass of water twice a day will conduct the body even better.
Given that 99% of us have thick blood it behooves us to Earth ourselves every 30 minutes.
Create your perfect day.
My website has information on how you may obtain a grounding sheet, universal mat for the computer or under your feet, etc. Also, the newly released portable units to carry on you when you leave the home, plus more.
We cannot afford not to be Earthed/Grounded daily in order to live life to the max, in a pain-free manner. I invite you to go to the following link:
http://howtoreverseageing.com/natural-anti-aging-program/

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Anne_Shelley-Smith/2106869


http://EzineArticles.com/?Earthing:-This-May-Be-the-Best-Discovery-of-the-21st-Century!&id=9023689

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

ROSE QUARTZ, HEART CHAKRA, FERTILITY

Rose Quartz - Uses; Healing Properties of Pink Quartz

Guest Post By Loren Mann

Rose quartz is a very attractive stone that is widely used by those interested in crystal healing. This article takes a look at its uses and properties in more detail.
What Is Rose Quartz?
Rose quartz is a quartz variant with a distinctive pink colour. Quartz itself (silicon dioxide) is the second most commonly occurring mineral in the earth's crust (after feldspar), and may take on different colours if other substances are present. In this case, the presence of manganese, iron or titanium may be what gives rise to its characteristic rosy hue, which can range from very pale pastel pink to a much deeper colour. However, the mechanism responsible for the pink colour isn't completely understood, and it may have different causes in different rose quartz formations.
Rose quartz is normally translucent, although transparent specimens are sometimes found. It is sometimes known as the 'love stone' in crystal lore.
http://getpregnantover40.com/fertility-bracelet.htm
As a very popular and commonly available crystal, pink quartz can be bought as clusters, points, sphere, wands, pendulums and other popular crystal forms.
Healing & Metaphysical Properties of Rose Quartz
This stone is known most of all for its calming, soothing effect, and its connection with the emotion of love.

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  • Can be used to draw love and affection into your life, or establish a sense of harmony in existing relationships
  • Increases sensitivity and empathy towards others
  • Helps to heal emotional wounds
  • Good for relief of loneliness and other negative feelings
  • On a physical level, it is associated with the circulatory system, as well as the heart and chest area, and may be used to relieve problems in this region
  • It is also connected with the sexual organs, fertility and sexual drive, and may have a protective effective during pregnancy
  • Promotes self-love and a non-judgmental attitude towards the self
  • Connected with the heart chakra, and may be used for this in chakra balancing work

SEE ALSO: FERTILITY JEWELRY (getpregnantover40.com)


Overall, this type of quartz is an excellent stone to use if you are feeling in need of an emotionally soothing effect, or wish to improve your relationships (all relationships, not just romantic).
Using Rose Quartz
Rose quartz can be especially beneficial when placed on the chest area during healing sessions, or worn as a pendant which hangs over the chest during the day.
As with other crystals, regular cleansing is recommended - this can be accomplished by holding the stone under running water, and then placing it outside to recharge in natural light.
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If you're interested in tapping into your full potential on a physical, mental and spiritual level, I strongly recommend the use of binaural beat meditation, which can be used in conjunction with crystal work and many other self-empowerment techniques. For more information, visit my site at http://www.quantumbliss.com/
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Loren_Mann/538753
http://EzineArticles.com/?Rose-Quartz---Uses-and-Healing-Properties-of-Pink-Quartz&id=4756308

Monday, April 04, 2016

56 YEAR OLD GRANDMA PREGNANT NATURALLY

I always share these stories when I find them...here's another women over the age of 50 (56 to be exact) who was enjoying her life with her kids and grandkids when she unexpectedly became pregnant.  What's even more surprising is that she was told she could be carrying twins.  This is probably another case of high FSH causing more than one egg to ovulate. 
This article was from 2014, and I cannot find any updates to see how her pregnancy progressed or if she was in fact carry twins, but it certainly is encouraging that even a 56 year old can get pregnant naturally. Read more:

 

SEE ALSO: TRUE STORIES OF NATURAL PREGNANCY OVER 50 (getpregnantover40.com) 


“I told my doctor I was concerned because I was putting on a little weight,” Sallie recalls. “He said he would have to do a pregnancy test, because he didn’t want to give me any new medications if I was pregnant.”
Sallie rolled her eyes, but reluctantly agreed to do as her doctor had asked. A few minutes later, he returned with the stunning news.
“I liked to fainted right there in the doctor’s office,” Sallie says. “I was so overwhelmed. I said, ‘Me? Pregnant?’ I couldn’t believe it — it really threw me for a loop.”
Then came the news that Sallie could be carrying twins. She says she weighed about 170 pounds before getting pregnant, but her weight had increased to nearly 210 pounds earlier this month.
Reaction from family, friends and co-workers has been predictable. Charles had a hard time convincing his co-workers at Flowers Baking Co. in Jamestown that his wife had, well, a bun in the oven.
“They didn’t believe me,” he says. “They said, ‘Get out of here, Brown! You’re too old! You ain’t having no kid!'”

from: workingwomanreport.com 

Friday, April 01, 2016

CAFFEINE AFFECTS FALLOPIAN TUBES

Here's Why Caffeine May Hurt Fertility

It's been well publicized that caffeine can contribute to infertility and miscarriage.
This article gives an explanation about why caffeine can interfere with conception. I've never heard this explanation before, but it certainly is a good reason to start weaning yourself off if you haven't already:
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See Also: My Series On Foods/Beverages For Fertility (www.getpregnantover40.com)

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"This provides an intriguing explanation as to why women with high caffeine consumption often take longer to conceive than women who do not consume caffeine," Ward added.

Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, colas, chocolate and certain medications.

Researchers noted that the study's findings, published May 26 in the British Journal of Pharmacology, could further the understanding and treatment of infertility as well as some complications of pregnancy.

Previously, it was thought that eggs moved through the fallopian tubes assisted by hair-like projections called cilia, but this study suggests that specialized pacemaker cells coordinate the contractions that push the eggs along.

"As well as potentially helping women who are finding it difficult to get pregnant, a better understanding of the way fallopian tubes work will help doctors treat pelvic inflammation and sexually transmitted disease more successfully," said Ward. "It could also increase our understanding of what causes ectopic pregnancy, an extremely painful and potentially life-threatening situation in which embryos get stuck and start developing inside a woman's fallopian tube."


excerpted from 

www.kcautv.com

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

HIGH PROTEIN DIETS MAY HARM FERTILITY

If You Want To Get Pregnant, Eat Protein In Moderation

I was a vegetarian for many years, but when I started trying to get pregnant, I decided to start eating meat because I had read that vegetarians might have hormonal levels that may not encourage conception.
Even after I started eating meat, I only had it in moderation. Usually the meat was part of a dish or part of a casserole. To this day, I rarely sit down and eat a hamburger or a steak.

SEE ALSO: MY SERIES ON FOODS FOR FERTILITY (Getpregnantover40.com)

I've never been an "all or nothing" type of person. I truly belive that women and men should eat a well balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables. When I was trying to conceive, even though I did eat some meat, I believe a key peice of my success was eating fruits and vegetables that promoted hormonal balance. However, hormones are made of proteins, so you do need some high quality protein in your diet.  If you want to eat a little meat, go ahead...just remember - everything in moderation.
Read more:

The researchers fed female mice diets with either a high proportion of protein (25%) or a normal proportion (around 14%).
It was found those on the high protein diet had four times the amount of ammonium in their reproductive tracts than those on a normal diet.
Previous research had shown that high levels of ammonium can damage mouse embryos and impair foetal development by affecting a key gene - H19 - involved in controlling growth.
From bbc

Monday, March 28, 2016

WALNUTS GOOD FOR SPERM

Walnuts For Fertility In Men and Women

Walnuts have a number of health benefits for men and women - including improving fertility.
I've written before about how walnuts can help women with PCOS, but according to this article, walnuts can improve sperm quality in men. 

From the article:

SEE ALSO: NATURAL WAYS TO INCREASE SPERM COUNT AND MEN'S FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)

However, the men in the walnut group had higher levels of omega-6 and omega-3 (ALA) fatty acids in their blood at the end of the study period than they did at the start.


The men in the walnut group also experienced improvements in sperm quality over the 12 weeks of eating walnuts, there were significant increases in measures of vitality, motility, and morphology. Their sperm also showed fewer chromosome abnormalities at the end of the 12 weeks than it did at the start of the study.

The control group, however, showed no such changes.

The researchers conclude that their:

"Findings demonstrated that walnuts added to a Western-style diet improved sperm vitality, motility and morphology."

 from:
medical news today

Saturday, March 26, 2016

THE EASTER BUNNEY AND FERTILITY

I always find it interesting how certain traditions and customs get started.
With Easter here on Sunday. I thought I would post this article about Easter, Easter Eggs, the Easter Bunny and fertility.

SEE ALSO: INFERTILITY IN THE BIBLE (getpregnantover40.com)

From the article:

In the British Isles and Germany, the spring fertility festival involved eggs and bunnies, because they are natural symbols of fertility, and it also involved worshipping trees. The Christian missionaries who brought Christianity to the British Isles and to Germany suffered quite a lot of grief at the hands of our ancestors when they chopped down the sacred trees to demonstrate that they weren’t gods. Since the people did not actually worship the bunnies and eggs, the missionaries figured they could just Christianize them. So the custom began of painting Christian art on eggshells and they just tolerated the bunnies. I guess they would be greatly saddened if they could see that the eggs and the bunnies once again overshadow the cross.
from:  (www.kencollins.com)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

FERTILITY JEWELRY

My website has some new fertility jewelry so I thought I'd do a post today about the symbols and stones that are thought to help women conceive.

Rose quartz, Amethyst bracelet  with elephant charm



Rose Quartz:  This is thought to be a stone of healing.  It is also thought to carry feminine energy and and it targets the heart chakra.  It is a stone of vitality, energy and fertility.
Amethyst: This beautiful stone is thought to stimulate the endocrine glands which can help with hormonal balance.  It is also good for sleep which is essential for fertility.

Elephant symbol:  Elephants are a symbol of fruitfulness, especially in feng shui.  They are supposed to attract good luck.  In Chinese, the word for elephant is written and pronounced the same as "sign" or "things to come", just like your baby that is on the way!
See the fertility bracelet to the right and click on the picture for more information.
http://www.getpregnantover40.com/fertility-bracelet.htm
Jacqueline Laurita RHNJ


http://getpregnantover40.com/buy-fertility-jewelry.htmFertility bracelets were made famous when one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey was experiencing infertility and miscarriage and had a successful pregnancy after being given a fertility bracelet (similar to the one above right) by her sister.

 

Fertility Goddess
Fertility Goddess earrings
The fertility goddess is thought to be the creator and giver of life.  She also plays a role in rains and harvests.  Her pregnant womb is a symbol of fruitfulness.  She is a wonderful reminder of the beauty and wonder of new life.  See the Fertility Goddess earrings to the right and click on the picture for more information

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Fertility Angel 
Fertility Angel Necklace

The fertility Angel can help look over your body and can help attract a baby into your life.  It is sometimes called "The Baby Caller".   When you do conceive, they will look over your pregnancy.  The fertility angel will give you patience and help you release the anger and frustration of infertility.  The shape of the fertility angel is similar to the goddess above, but it has the addition of the classical angel wings.

See the Fertility Angel necklace to the right and click on the picture for more information.



Monday, March 21, 2016

TRUE STORIES, NATURAL PREGNANCY OVER 50

I frequently write about women who have babies well into their forties.  Some of these pregnancies are planned and some are by surprise.  But what about women over the age of 50?  Yes, it does happen...some women don't even believe that they could still be fertile.  Usually pregnancies that occur spontaneously over 50 are a surprise and shock to the women and couples involved.  I have devoted a page on my site of true stories of natural pregnancy over 50.

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT WOMEN AND COUPLES WHO CONCEIVED NATURALLY OVER AGE 50 (getpregnantover40.com)

 See our fertility jewelry and gems including the Feng Shui Elephant Bracelet (Rose Quartz and Amethyst), the Goddess and Angel Necklace and the Dangle Earrings Featuring the Fertility Goddess

 

Friday, March 18, 2016

HOW FOOD CAN HELP YOU CONCEIVE

Dietary Nutrients Can Help Egg Quality

I know I sound like a broken record when I keep stressing the importance of the connection between diet and fertility.
We could eliminate so many health problems in this country if we all ate a well balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables. We could reduce the incidence of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and many more life threatening conditions if we took better care of ourselves. If you're trying to get pregnant, you need to treat your body with the utmost care. You're going to be expecting a lot from it!

SEE ALSO: FERTILITY DIET, FOODS TO GET PREGNANT (getpregnantove40.com)

Here is yet another article that draws a connection between diet and fertility:


From the article:
The blood supply into the ovary carries the nutrients into the ova and the graafian ovarian follicles help to mature the ova using those nutrients. You also have the endometrium, which has to be nutrient-rich in order for the blastocysts to implant and grow. In fact, the latest research is showing that the blastocysts actually roll down through the endometrium to find a spot to attach where it is rich in nutrients. The attachment enzyme requires zinc and vitamin E.

We know that, in order to mature and produce healthy ova, we need sound nutrition. I have just worked with a woman of 42 years and she has had six failed IVFs eight years ago and was told her eggs were very poor quality. I worked with her for five months and she has gone back and done IVF, as she had her fallopian tubes removed, and she was told her eggs were the quality of a twenty-year-old and she is now pregnant with twins. So there is obviously a mechanism whereby the nutrients for maturing egg and sperm are crucial to fertility.

Dr Stephen Kennedy, MD: Are there any particular foods the couples should avoid and are there are any particular foods that people should be encouraged to take?

Dian Shepperson Mills: Foods, I think, from research, using Mormon women as controls because they do not drink, they do not have alcohol, they do not have coffee, they avoid smoking. It would appear that caffeine has a detrimental effect on ovarian function, so caffeine in strong coffee, chocolate and strong tea and fizzy-cola-type products should be kept at a low level.

Certainly, you need to ensure if you have digestive problems, the main two gut irritants would be caffeine and citrus because they do irritate the gut membrane. So, if you have digestive problems, which could be compromising your absorption of nutrients, those would be the first two foods to avoid.

There is some research now showing that wheat can be a problem - wheat gluten or the gliadin factor in wheat. It used to be felt that one in 2,500 people have what is known as coeliac disease, but there is now a category known as non-coeliac dysfunction and that is finding that one in 100 to 1 in 200 people have problems with gliadin and gluten digestion and it can impact on fertility.

The main research looking at that is in America and they are finding that you can get all sorts of problems with this and it can impact on thyroid function. So, in certain people, there may be a gene, and you need to look at this, Sir, which proposes that you have sensitivity to gluten. The people affected by this are Jewish people, people from Scandinavian countries and the Irish - they carry the gene for gluten sensitivity. This is another area that needs looking into.

Other foods you need to be careful with: there is some research on aspartame interfering with the hypothalamus and pituitary functions. People who are drinking eight cans of fizzy diet whatever a day, could be having problems because it could be interfering with digestion and fertility.

The other area is people who are dieting. When I was doing my MA, I worked with 50 couples in Denmark and 50 couples in Britain, who were undergoing IVF, and they had to fill in a food diary for seven days so that I could track what they were eating. It was very obvious that I had to hunt vegetables and hunt protein – and you need the oils and vitamins and proteins to help hormone function.

The other problem was that, while they were undergoing IVF, a lot of the women who were taking Clomid,, Gonal-F and Perganol because of the action of the drug, they were bloating and retaining fluid and these women were dieting because they did not want to put weight on. There is a point in time when you are desperately trying to get pregnant that you need sound nutrition. In animals, there is a system known as flushing where before you put an animal into the fertility zone, as it were, you actually flush the animal with nutrients and animals always get pregnant, from veterinary research, on a rising body weight, never on a falling body weight.

Dieting at the very moment you are trying to conceive is a very, very bad idea. A), you are not taking in the nutrients you need and b) you are upsetting pituitary function because there is research showing that if you skip a meal, it can impact on the pituitary, which then does not send the right message to the ovaries for the next 24 hours.

There are lots of things you need to eat to be healthy. They would be fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, the fresher the better. Organic if you can get them but I do not like people being paranoid because we cannot always get organic, so if you can’t get organic then peel, and do the best you can with the money you have.

Fresh deep-water fish: there is pollution in shallow seas so trying to avoid oily fish from shallow seas would make sense because we know dioxins and PCBs are in that food, but certainly deep-sea oily fish - fish oils seem to help fertility. Two-thirds of the brain is oil, every cell membrane is oil, and it seems to be crucial in the ovary and testes and sperm. So eat fish oils, lean meat, nuts and seeds because the oils in the nuts and seeds are also very important; berry fruits because they contain proanthacyanadins, which are anti-oxidant in function, and peas, beans and lentils. Again, you have to be careful not to have too many legumes because in peas there is a chemical which can cause sterility if eaten to excess. This research was looking at Tibetan men, who only, on average, fathered two children and they wanted to know why. Because they have high pea content in their diet, they found it was a phyto chemical. So peas, beans and lentils are fine in moderation but not in excess. 

from:  endometriosiszone.org

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