Why buying expensive CoQ10 makes sense and you should save money somewhere else

Why buying expensive CoQ10 makes sense and you should save money somewhere else In 1978, British scientist Peter Mitchell received a Nobel Prize for his contribution to the understanding of biological energy transfer and his hypothesis about the role of CoQ10 in the transfer of energy in the mitochondria. While Peter Mitchell was not the first to discover CoQ10 (its original discovery is contributed to Frederick L. Crane), his studies revealed that CoQ10 is a [...]

2018-06-18T08:19:00+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Tags: , |

What can cause a man to be infertile: Things about male fertility you need to know

What can cause a man to be infertile: Things about male fertility you need to know While at the workshop at the Dexeus University Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, I had a chance to talk to the head of the Andrology Department, Dr. Alvaro Vives. I thought he would not find much time for my questions or show interest in my blog. Dexeus is a busy clinic and it's not just any andrology department that they [...]

2018-06-18T08:20:53+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Expert interview : How egg donation works in real life

Expert interview : How egg donation works in real life Dr. Elizabet Clua Dr. Elisabeth Clua has blue eyes and blonde hair. One could easily think she looks like a typical German doctor. Only that she is not. Elisabeth is Spanish and a leading expert in reproductive biology. Her daily job is egg donation or, more precisely, matching donated eggs (from healthy, young women) with their recipients (older, infertile women). In even more [...]

2018-06-18T08:22:17+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why

Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why During the workshop at a spanish fertility clinic, I took the opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Fina Gomez, a leading embryologist in the IVF lab. I asked her the kind of questions that we discuss here on the blog; I wanted my readers to hear a real person speak about real issues related to [...]

2018-06-18T08:24:57+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Tags: , , |

FSH home-test (fertility test): you can use it but make sure to know this

FSH home-test (fertility test): you can use it but make sure to know this One of the most important hormones telling a women how many eggs she has left is FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). In recent years, several home tests have been developed as a convenient means to check fertility at home. Such tests are similar to pregnancy test strips, meaning it's really very easy to use them. Testing should be performed on cycle day [...]

2018-06-18T08:26:49+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Trying to conceive but forgetting about vitamin D? Great.

Trying to conceive but forgetting about vitamin D? Great. My kids at the Christmas Market in Berlin. Yes, THAT one. I hate winter in Berlin and don't see any reason why not to hate winter in Berlin. I could count over a dozen reasons for it and the first one is the fact that winter in Berlin lasts for about six months each year. And as much as I try to at least [...]

2018-06-18T08:29:53+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Tags: , , |

The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me

The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me We've discussed in the last post how many women, especially those older than 35 or undergoing IVF treatments, wish to get pregnant with twins and I promised to further elaborate on that. Is it possible to boost chances of having twins? There are, indeed, ways of increasing the chance to conceive with twins: by [...]

2018-06-18T08:31:11+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Why do women over 35 often wish to have twins? How to increase the chances of having twins?

Why do women over 35 often wish to have twins? How to increase the chances of having twins? Some years back while I was trying to get pregnant with my first child, I participated in Qi-Gong classes with a group of women who dealt with infertility. Once a week after our Qi-Gong session, we would go out for a drink afterwards and update each other on the progress of our fertility journeys. I remember I once [...]

2018-06-18T08:33:39+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Tags: , , |