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5 Foods that Help and Hinder Fertility

When it comes to fertility, everyone seems to be an expert. They offer their opinions, whether they are wanted or not. Sifting through the tips like “My sister in law took castor oil shots and was pregnant in a month” can be confusing and extremely overwhelming. As it is the holiday season, we tend to be more indulgent in food and drink, regardless of what stage we are in life. Don’t feel guilty when Susan questions your choice of champagne at midnight on New Year’s Eve if you’re in baby-making mode. CELEBRATE and enjoy yourself. One glass won’t leave you baren! It’s all about choices and control. This month we’re breaking down the foods that can help to naturally boost...

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10 Facts EVERYONE Should Know About Male Fertility

In the world of fertility, women often put A LOT pressure on themselves. We download apps, clean up our diet, exercise regularly, take our vitamins, and even sometimes dance under the full moon during the fall harvest (no judgement here).  We feel your pain! BUT remember! It takes two to tango.  1. Pull that phone out of your pocket ASAP! Studies have shown that the radiofrequency electromagnetic waves (or free radicals) from your laptops and mobile devices have caused cell death, decreased motility of the sperm and damaged the integrity of the DNA. Can you say NO THANK YOU? 2. It’s Getting Hot in Here.. Excessive or prolonged heat is bad for the testes. They hang outside of the body...

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5 Things You Can Do To Naturally Increase Fertility

The secret is out ladies! Read our list of 5 things you can start doing today to naturally boost and maintain your fertility 🌿 1) Eat Well Eat your veggies! Eating nourishing foods can not only do wonders for your body but can also boost your fertility! A poor diet lacking essential vitamins and nutrients can be linked to lengthy menstrual cycles (which means less frequent ovulation). Foods such as fruits, veggies, nuts, and grains are packed full of nutrients and beneficial antioxidants like Vitamin C and E, folate, and beta-carotene (healthline.com). Antioxidants also remove free radicals from your body which can damage sperm and egg cells. 2) Stay Hydrated Let’s get real… most of us do not drink anywhere...

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10 Simple Life Hacks to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Let’s be honest, we all have those days (or weeks) when leaving a body print in your couch from binging four seasons of Friends feels so right… Yes Netflix, I am still watching. When it comes to living a healthy active lifestyle, finding the time and energy can be hard! Our lives are so busy that the gym often gets abandoned... leading us to question why we still pay for those monthly memberships anyways? Instead, why not just give your lifestyle an activity boost? Here are 10 simple healthy life hacks you can fit into your busy schedule: 1. Park Farther Away - It’s natural to spend more time waiting for the spot closest to the door. Instead, save yourself...

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Fertility vs. Aging: What Really Happens?

DON’T RUN! This isn’t another lecture from your parents! (We *definitely* won’t ask you when you’re planning on getting pregnant.) BUT, it’s no secret that as we get older, things begin to change. Our responsibilities build and we have to think about things we never in a million years thought we would have to think about. Reproductive health is one of those topics that is so often overlooked until much later in life. Times have definitely changed from the baby boomers generation as more and more women are choosing to have children after the age of 30. And why not! With more women than ever in thriving careers, searching for Prince Charming is often put on the backburner. Unlike your...

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