Menstrual pain sucks. Luckily, there are things that help. Here’s one.

(In cooperation with PharmaNord) In this article from a few weeks ago I wrote about how women all over the world hate having periods and we've discussed the reasons why women bleed every month. Today, I would like us to look at one insightful study I recently found on the topic of menstrual discomfort, and also mention a few things that are scientifically proven to help. Menstrual pain is caused by hormones called prostaglandins. The most [...]

2018-06-18T09:58:49+00:00 October 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Have PCOS? Lose weight to get pregnant faster

Have PCOS? Lose weight to get pregnant faster Image credit: marin at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a set of symptoms that arises due to elevated male hormone levels in women. Among signs pointing to PCOS are: 1) Irregular periods (mention this to your doctor if it happens more than twice within one year), 2) Higher androgen levels (detectable on a blood test) and 3) Polycystic ovaries (detectable by ultrasound). Most women [...]

2018-06-18T10:04:37+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Slightly elevated prolactin? Three natural ways to lower it

Slightly elevated prolactin? Three natural ways to lower it Elevated prolactin may have a negative impact on egg quality. Image courtesy interphasesolutions at FreeDigitalPhotos.net One common finding among women with fertility issues is elevated prolactin. Elevated prolactin can be caused by a number of things, such as medications, long-term stress, lack of sleep (or even having sexual intercourse just before the blood check). There are frequent mentions in the medical literature (like in [...]

2018-05-31T11:24:10+00:00 July 25th, 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 [...]

How to read my E-book on improving egg quality: Know your options, but don’t panic

How to read my E-book on improving egg quality: Know your options, but don’t panic As much as I love to get feedback about my e-book (which made it to the #1 Kindle in its category on Amazon), I sometimes still get confused by the messages you send to me. Several ladies claimed in their reviews to have read the book in a single day and praise my writing to be simple and easy to [...]

2018-06-18T11:41:41+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , |

What I would tell my daughter when she gets her first period

What I would tell my daughter when she gets her first period Young women are often poorly informed about the impact of age on fertility and there is hardly anything new about that. But, if you now think I am talking only about being aware that one-third of women over 35 are not able to get pregnant as easily as ladies who are ten or more years younger - that's not what I mean. There [...]

2018-06-18T11:49:38+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

What factors affect fertility and eggs as women get older?

What factors affect fertility and eggs as women get older? Women put off becoming mothers because they're focused on their careers, working toward advanced degrees, or travelling the world. Or at least that's what the mass media say. I don't think so. Most women over 35 actually hide behind these issues as long as they can because that's what helps them avoid confronting the real #1 problem. Namely, it has become increasingly difficult to find [...]

2018-06-18T11:59:11+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Tags: , , |

5 reasons to NOT wait for one year before visiting a fertility doctor

5 reasons to NOT wait for one year before visiting a fertility doctor Photo: Shutterstock Looking back from this perspective, not waiting to see a doctor was one of the best things that happened to me when I was first trying to get pregnant seven years ago. I had such an urge to talk to someone who would understand me that I lied to my doctor that I was trying to get pregnant for about [...]

2018-06-18T12:05:05+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Tags: , , |