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,...
AMH and What it Means for Getting Pregnant

AMH and What it Means for Getting Pregnant

Does this sound familiar…you’re having trouble getting pregnant or have had a couple miscarriages (or more). Doc decides it’s a good idea to check your hormone levels. He rambles on about AMH, FSH, blah blah blah. You nervously await the results and finally...
Understanding Ovulation – Plus FREE Tracking Guide

Understanding Ovulation – Plus FREE Tracking Guide

If you’re looking to get pregnant then step #1 needs to be making sure you’re ovulating.  Wait…what??? I might not be ovulating? Well, it’s possible. Anovulation (not ovulating) is far more common than most of us realize. It’s possible for a woman to have...
I’m Broken

I’m Broken

There I was lying on a table in the tattoo parlor watching a 20 something dude brand my arm with a message for my soul… “She was brave and strong and broken all at once.” I hadn’t yet decided if I had truly accepted that statement or if the branding was my...
The Secret to Surviving Cold & Flu Season

The Secret to Surviving Cold & Flu Season

Fall is such a beautiful time of year. Gorgeous colors…cool weather…warm sweaters and cute boots. It’s got it all! Unfortunately, this time of year also brings something a little less desirable…the cold and flu. Ugh! Really? Yes, it’s the...