PCOS and Fertility

PCOS and Fertility

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine (hormone) disorder in women of reproductive age. PCOS not only impacts fertility but is also associated with a number of different health issues. Many of the long-term health effects of PCOS are even more...
Healthy Eating for Fertility

Healthy Eating for Fertility

First things first – so what is eating clean? Clean eating means avoiding overly processed foods, refined foods, refined flour and sugar, and trans fats, anything fried, sugar-filled sodas, and other sweetened beverages.  Clean eating means choosing foods as...
Improving Your Egg Health

Improving Your Egg Health

Historically, it was thought that the only factor affecting egg health was age. We now know this is not true. There are a number of factors that influence egg health. The good news is this means you can do something to improve the quality of your eggs. (Woohoo!) We...
Top Supplements for Fertility

Top Supplements for Fertility

Vitamins and supplements are BIG BUSINESS. In fact, the supplement industry is currently worth 123 billion dollars and increasing by the minute. Everywhere you turn someone’s pushing the next big cure in a bottle to whatever ails you. The problem is…supplements are...
Antioxidants and Fertility

Antioxidants and Fertility

Antioxidants are just that: they fight (anti) oxidation. The chemical process of oxidation is like rusting metal. A molecule loses electrons and creates the infamous free radicals.  Oxidation is also the reason why apples, bananas, and avocados go brown when the skin...
FSH & Fertility: What’s the Connection

FSH & Fertility: What’s the Connection

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland that is responsible for the development of follicles, the sacs within the ovary that contain eggs. As you age and near menopause your FSH level naturally elevates. That being said,...