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: , |

DHEA increases chances of a successful IVF

DHEA increases chances of a successful IVF Image credit: Serge Bertasius Photography Aging is not the only proces that causes fertility to decline. As a consequence of a mixture of lifestyle-related factors, such as environmental toxins and exposure to oxidative stress, the ability to conceive naturally declines over time. The progressive decline in women’s fertility after the age of 35 is constantly increasing the number of patients consulting fertility specialists. Among a wide [...]

2018-06-18T10:14:06+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Five supplements which will improve your egg health fast-track

Five supplements which will improve your egg health fast-track Image credit: alex_ugalek at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Egg maturation and growth depend on woman's age and general health, as well as on flow of nutrients to the ovaries. This means that your diet, your exercise, even the way you manage stress will have impact on the egg maturation processes. In addition to good nutrition (here you can read about why eating Mediterranean diet helps) and a [...]

2018-05-31T11:22:13+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) for egg health? Don’t make the lab out of your body!

PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) for egg health? Don't make the lab out of your body! Image courtesy: jk1991at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Some months ago I was asked for the first time about using PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) to improve egg quality. I was not too surprised, as women often come to me long lists of supplements which they take in hope of improving egg quality and often my consulting work boils down to reducing long lists to [...]

What is the value of a human egg? How much would you pay to your egg donor?

What is the value of a human egg? How much would you pay to your egg donor? Image credit: phaitoon at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Thousands of babies are being born each year as a result of egg donation. In 2013, over 9,500 babies were born thanks to donated eggs. Fifteen years ago (something like middle age of reproductive medicine), egg donation was more a method then a business. At that time, ASRM (American Society for [...]

2018-06-18T10:53:09+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Tags: , , |

How can I improve egg quality? With some time and dedication!

How can I improve egg quality? With some time and dedication! While it’s true that the younger you are, the better quality eggs you have (and with this better chances to get pregnant), it's problematic in our society for a young woman to gather together the resources necessary to raise and provide for a child. More and more we tend to delay finding a permanent mate. Instead, we develop careers, build security, and basically lay-in supplies for a [...]

2018-06-18T12:24:21+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Tags: , , |

CoQ10: ubiquinone or ubiquinol to improve egg quality?

CoQ10: ubiquinone or ubiquinol to improve egg quality? Image courtesy: annat ticker at FreeDigitalPhotos.net How does CoQ10 help egg quality? Should I use ubiquinone or ubiqunol? These are probably the most common questions I get in the emails from my readers. But let's start from the beginning: Most women ignore the ticking of their biological clocks. To them I say, don't do it, or at least don't expect me to support it. Because the ticking [...]

2018-06-18T12:30:51+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Have a question for me? Meet me via Skype or e-mail!

Dear ladies, thank you very much for your letters, questions and support. Each one of your voices and your comments over the past years has helped me to build a better website. For that I feel very grateful. But most of all, thank you for letting me have a glimpse of many of your fertility journeys and asking for my opinion; I felt honoured every single time. Lately, I am getting more questions and emails that I [...]