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: , , |

Which supplements support male fertility? It depends on different things and here is how you can decide

Which supplements support male fertility? It depends and here is how you can decide Ever since I started this blog about three years ago, women have asked me why I blog only about female fertility? I always said how I believe it's important to focus on the topic you feel most passionate about. This is because it takes time to read scientific studies, understand and compare data, and put them in a form that most [...]

2018-06-18T09:56:34+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

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: , , , |

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: , , , |

There’s a difference between folic acid and folate, do you know what it is?

There's a difference between folic acid and folate, do you know what it is? Image credit: tiramisustudio at FreeDigitalPhotos.net If you had to answer the question, which vitamin would better prevent that your baby develops a neurological disorder, folate or folic acid, would you know the answer? Don't worry if you wouldn't. Many doctors can't tell the difference either and honestly (though I'm aware of the differences between the two) I myself often [...]

2018-06-18T10:16:00+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Which CoQ10 is best for fertility: Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone?

Which CoQ10 is best for fertility: Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone? Some weeks ago I received one of the best comments on my blog so far (thank you Iva S.). This is what Iva asked me: Dear Darja, first of all, I liked very much your book about improving egg quality in women over 35, it's informative and motivational, thank you for writing it! As you may know, there is another book on the same topic available Amazon [...]

2018-06-18T10:22:54+00:00 May 16th, 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 [...]

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: , , |