Monthly Archives: July 2013

Stress and Fertility


Just like all health concerns, more and more research is suggesting a strong connection between stress and physical wellbeing. Stress can make a mess of your already sensitive endocrine system by increasing the production of cortisol and prolactin. Elevated adrenal function associated with your stress

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Explaining the Unexplained


By Sage Breslin, Ph.D. It’s nearing the end of the week, and I am exhausted and nearly overwhelmed. I show my last couple of the day to the office and they sit, side by side, on the couch. They are composed for the first few

Explaining the Unexplained2016-12-05T13:08:44-08:00

Study Links Stress to Premature Aging


“How does this affect Infertility, and what you can do to improve your chances of conception?” A recent study by Elissa Epel, a psychiatrist at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). Ms Epel helped conduct the research on stress and its affect on

Study Links Stress to Premature Aging2016-12-05T13:08:44-08:00

Premature Ovarian Failure


Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is a loss of normal ovarian function before the age of 40. Ovarian reserve is measure of the remaining number of eggs in the ovaries. As the women ages, ovarian reserve becomes depleted. Women with POF show high levels of FSH.

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Mental Health and Acupuncture


Depression is a mood disorder characterized by both physical and psychological symptoms that can disrupt an individual's daily life. Depressed people often suffer from a variety of symptoms such as poor sleeping habits, crying spells, anxiety, worry, poor memory, inability to concentrate, and stomach disturbances.

Mental Health and Acupuncture2013-09-03T15:15:48-07:00

Facts About Male Factor Infertility


“You think it might be me???” Facts about Male Factor Infertility We’re watching TV late at night, rapt as the couple on the screen struggles to talk through their latest issue.  They want to have a baby but something is wrong and they can’t seem

Facts About Male Factor Infertility2016-12-05T13:08:44-08:00

Irregular Periods


Irregular Periods & Amenorrhea A normal menstrual cycle should arrive every 28-32 days, with 4-7 days of bleeding. When the period is delayed significantly, or never arrives at all - it is known as amenorrhea.  In western medicine, this disorder can be classified as one of

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IVF Support – Featured Medical Resources


Lori Arnold, M.D. Dr. Arnold has helped hundreds of families meet their reproductive goals, with a focus on individualized care and state-of-the-art technologies. She takes a special interest in building healthy families with high technology such as Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). Dr. Arnold is Medical

IVF Support – Featured Medical Resources2016-12-05T13:08:45-08:00

Recurrent Miscarriages


According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, about 25% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. The most common symptoms of a miscarriage are pelvic pain, cramping, weight loss, vaginal discharge, painful contractions, increased bowel movements, brown or bright red bleeding or spotting and any

Recurrent Miscarriages2014-04-30T12:57:01-07:00

Fertility Diet Guidelines


Eat organic fruits and vegetables as often as possible in order to avoid harmful pesticides and herbicides. This is so important when making your food choices. Eat organic dairy products that do not contain hormones or antibiotics. If you are dealing with endometriosis, fibroids or

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