My thoughts about what I believe true hope is through my experience of infertility and baby loss. https://youtu.be/3ag00gfJHXU What does Hope mean to you? I would love to know your thoughts too.
Lead Researcher from the University of Illinois found that the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) is critical for the formation of the acrosome, or part of the head of the sperm that contains the enzymes used to penetrate the ovum. Why not add more DHA rich foods to your DH’s diet!? Such as salmon, … Continue reading DHA for sperm health
A delicious and date night worthy sugar stabilizing dessert (that doesn’t need baking): Dark Chocolate-Dipped Fruit Skewers.You’ll need: 6 ounces dark chocolate (at least 85% cocoa)Assorted fruit, ie: apples, cherries, pineapple (why let strawberries have all the fun!)A pack of skewers or toothpicks (no messy fingers, yay!)Wax paper 1) Put a small pot of water … Continue reading Delicious Date Night Dessert!
Are you on a tired-and-wired, caffeine-->sugar-->crash cycle, and you know it? Yep, the struggle against the temptation towards “fake energy” you get from caffeine and sugar is VERY real, and constant. The good news…Knowing it’s fake energy (like Pill periods are “fake” periods) is your first step towards reversing the caffeine-sugar crash cycle! Having more … Continue reading Fake Energy
In those early days baby making sex seemed fun... it was exciting, it made you feel free... it was love making with the added hope and anticipation of creating a new life!After maybe 5 or 6 months it was still fun and loving but before we knew it there was an element of disappointment and … Continue reading Love making or baby making?
There are so many options for providing a slow-release dose of carbs to give your cells - ovarian and all - a steady dose of glucose energy, insulin willing. Here are 5 Grab and go Slow carbs to get you through:Carrots -🥕 They are a non-starchy, low GI vegetable that will not spike your blood … Continue reading 5 Grab and Go Slow carbs
In pre-diabetic, insulin resistant conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), insulin receptors all over the body - including in the ovaries - are resistant to the turn of the insulin “key” that lets glucose into the “door” of the cell membrane. Result: Glucose energy can’t get into the cell. The cell is tired. You are … Continue reading PCOS, Insulin Resistance and what you need to know
The average age of menopause (Menopause = No bleeding for 12 months) is 51 years old.PERI-menopause is the time leading up to and around menopause. It can be up to 10 years long. Nature takes its time to wind down our fertility, just like it takes some time to wind it up in adolescence and … Continue reading Menopause
A goal of dieting is often to reduce body fat. However, experts in human reproduction have known for several decades that women need a certain amount of body fat in order to achieve the hormonal balance required for regular ovulation. Changes to a woman’s body composition (i.e. percent muscle mass and percent fat mass) can … Continue reading Body Fat for Fertility
1) Safeguard your sleep – Develop a favorite bedtime routine (e.g. a warm drink or bath and a good book or magazine, a few stretches, a to-do list for tomorrow, etc…) and protect your 6 to 8 hours of sleep time from visual or mental distractions. 2) Eat more foods with Vitamin B, C and … Continue reading 7 Tips to Stress Less