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Nutrition and Fertility

Eur J Endocrinol. 2012 May;166(5):765-78. doi: 10.1530/EJE-11-0984. Epub 2012 Jan 24. Vitamin D and fertility: a systematic review. Lerchbaum E1, Obermayer-Pietsch B. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Vitamin D has been well-known for its function in maintaining calcium and phosphorus homeostasis and promoting bone mineralization. There is some evidence that in addition to sex steroid hormones,…
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Infertility & Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of ultra-thin, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points on the body which reside on channels or meridians; these are pathways in both the exterior and interior of the body. These points, when needled, can regulate the way in which the body functions. Can Acupuncture Be Used To Treat Infertility? Acupuncture, frequently…
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Aspirin does not prevent pregnancy loss, NIH study finds

A daily low dose of aspirin does not appear to prevent subsequent pregnancy loss among women with a history of one or two prior pregnancy losses, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. However, in a smaller group of women who had experienced a single recent pregnancy loss, aspirin increased the likelihood of…
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Acupuncture for Infertility

When used in conjunction with Western fertility treatments, acupuncture increases conception rates by 26%. A recent study from Tel Aviv University reports, ““When combining IUI with TCM treatments, 65.5 percent of the test group were able to conceive, compared with 39.4 percent of the control group, who received no herbal or acupuncture therapy.” For the…
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Uncover food and chemical sensitivities with the Alcat Test

There is a more than 80% chance that you are intolerant/sensitive to  certain foods you eat regularly! Inflammation caused by intolerance/sensitivity can be linked to a wide variety of  acute and chronic health issues including: Gastrointestinal disorders, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), indigestion, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, bloating, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease Metabolic disorders, such…
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Are you texting yourself into back pain?

We were designed to stand upright and be mobile! In today’s world however, many of us spend our days with our heads in flexion while slumped over to stare at the tiny screen of a smartphone or tablet. On average, we now spend 2 to 4 hours a day with our necks unnaturally flexed in…
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Lack of sleep may cause back pain!

Many adults suffer from lack of sleep and back pain, and University of Haifa researchers who collaborated with colleagues from Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center have linked the two ailments for the first time. “Our findings point to the importance of integrated treatment for the two to prevent back pain and improve the quality of…
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Chiropractors Can Treat These 5 Conditions

From: http://health.usnews.com/ Read on if you’re stressed, have a migraine or struggle with flexibility. Chiropractic care. Chiropractors are trained as neuromusculoskeletal specialists, and one of the main focuses of chiropractic care is the positive impact it can have on a person’s nervous system. You might think chiropractors are only able to help with back aches,…
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Omega 3’s for Brain Health

Omega 3 fatty acids have many health benefits. Research shows that omega-3’s EPA and DHA can help lower inflammation throughout the body in addition to lowering triglycerides and blood pressure and omega 3 fatty acids may also help with other conditions, such as risk of stroke, heart disease and heart attack, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, visual…
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Endometriosis and Traditional Chinese Medicine

What is Endometriosis? For females with endometriosis, uterine lining is retained in the body, implanting in areas outside of the uterus. These uterine tissues then accumulate on the bladder, bowel, ovaries, and other organs, leading to the de velopment of adhesions, scarring and invasive nodules. Endometriosis can then cause symptoms that include painful periods, chronic…
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