Five simple lifestyle interventions which will protect your fertility and egg health

Five simple lifestyle interventions which will protect your fertility and egg health Image courtesy: radnatt at FreeDigitalPhotos.net If I had to pick only five lifestyle interventions in terms of being simple to implement and bringing immediate and measurable benefits to women over 35 who are trying to get pregnant, these would be: 1. Stop smoking. Smokers are 30 percent less fertile than non-smokers and three times more likely to take more than a [...]

2018-06-18T10:50:12+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

About Ana who pissed me off (but then got pregnant anyway)

About Ana who pissed me off (but then got pregnant anyway) Ana (the name changed) is one of the readers of my blog who managed to get pregnant by changing her diet and taking supplements to improve egg quality. What makes Ana special is that at our first contact she managed to really piss me off. Her first email to me went like this: I have found your blog on the Internet and I have [...]

2018-06-18T11:09:40+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Tags: , , |

A number of pain-killers can stop ovulation and lower fertility?

A number of pain-killers can stop ovulation and lower fertility? Image courtesy: marin at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Of course, I was occasionally taking anti-pain medications during the time I was trying to conceive. I mean, who doesn't? Though I am generally trying to avoid any medications as much as possible, I sometimes do get headaches (or toothaches!) that can't be relieved without reaching for the ibuprofen. But was it always ibuprofen that I took? My [...]

2018-06-18T12:00:22+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

As long as there is ovulation, there is a hope!

As long as there is ovulation, there is a hope! Image courtesy: sattva at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Poor egg quality is the most common cause of age-related infertility. Makes sense, right? Your eggs were all there as you were yourself still a fetus in your mom's belly at 4 months! I think it's a HUGE wonder that anything as sensitive as an egg survives that many decades and still keeps a full potential to develop into a [...]

2018-06-18T12:06:36+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , |

Do fertility apps work? Not really and here is why

Do fertility apps work? Not really and here is why Image courtesy: stuart miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Someone I know in Berlin is developing a new fertility-app. She runs a dynamic young start-up and is a welcome guest at all kinds of digital health meetups. Because healthcare is going digital and digital healthcare is going mainstream. So the last time we met, Ms.Start-up asked me whether I could give her new fertility app some promotion [...]

2018-06-18T12:33:26+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

How eating paleo diet may help you get pregnant

How eating paleo diet may help you get pregnant Paleo and Mediterranean nutrition are good for fertility and general health In short, “paleo” is translated from the Greek word, palaios, meaning “ancient” or “very old.” As a nutritional style, it represents the entire food spectrum eaten by our ancestors throughout the Stone Age (this broad historic period lasted over 3 million years, compare that with last 150 years of industrial food revolution). Basically, [...]

2018-06-19T09:35:24+00:00 May 18th, 2013|Tags: , , |