Male Fertility and Estrogenics

Originally written by Marilyn Shannon For far too long, male fertility has been overlooked. Yet when it comes to fertility, the man’s reproductive function is equally as important as the woman’s. While estimates vary, recent data suggest that about 40 percent of infertility is due to male factors. The spinoff of this new research not…

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Making Sense of PCOS

Originally written by Marilyn Shannon Defined classically, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a reproductive dysfunction in which a woman ovulates infrequently or not at all because her ovarian follicles become arrested in their growth. The small follicles accumulate on her ovaries; hence the name. Besides the menstrual cycle disruption due to the arrested follicles, obesity…

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Hormonal Contraceptives

ovulation | ov u la tion: the discharge of a mature ovum (egg cell) from the ovary, into the fallopian tube for possible fertilization. It’s such a simple definition for a complex and beautiful process that could also be considered a monthly miracle of female biology, since it requires healthy anatomy, physiology, and hormone levels…

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Period Problems

Just because a cycle seems normal doesn’t mean its healthy. There are self-help resources for problematic periods. Heavy bleeding? Try flax oil around the time of your period, 3-5 g/day starting 2-3 days before your period and continuing until it is over. This is usually enough to alleviate the problem. Painful cramps? A balanced diet…

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