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Omega-3 Truffles

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Guest Post by Krista A. Parr

Walnuts are one of the few plant sources of Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Our bodies cannot manufacture these essential fatty acids (“EFA’s”) on their own, so they must be obtained through diet. As well as being anti-inflammatory and protective of the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and immune systems, Omega-3 EFA’s are very important for fertility. EFA-rich foods need to be consumed daily to promote ovulation and cervical fluid,

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Autumn Buckwheat Salad

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Guest Post by Krista A. Parr

Enjoy this colourful, anti-oxidant-rich salad as a side dish or light lunch served over a bed of baby greens. It’ll also be a hit at any potluck! Buckwheat is a gluten-free whole grain packed with B vitamins, zinc, fiber and D-chiro inositol, an important substance for women with PCOS. Choose high-quality cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and raw walnuts in order to benefit from their healthy fats.

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Omega Oils For Your Stud

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Just finished reading a study in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics and wanted to share how research keeps pointing out the importance of omega oils and sperm. Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to make a daily habit of either eating some wild salmon (better yet, herring, anchovies, or sardines) or popping a daily supplement of high quality fish oil.

The study showed that sperm from bovine studs thawed much better from its frozen state when it was supplemented with omega oils and vitamin e.

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Thyroid & Male Fertility

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When treating male factor infertility, we often treat female fertility also, this makes sense. Research and understandings of female infertility also help us better understand what to investigate when it comes to men. An area of female infertility that is generally overlooked, misunderstood, and treated poorly is issues of the thyroid. Since thyroid health is showing more and more importance in female infertility, it makes sense to start investigating its role in male factor as well.

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Pumpkin Pie Porridge

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Guest Post by Krista A. Parr

This delicious breakfast is perfect for a cool Autumn morning, and contains plenty of protein, quality fats, and low-glycemic carbohydrates to keep you satisfied until lunchtime. Amaranth, a gluten-free whole grain similar to quinoa, is exceptionally high in protein, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, manganese, and vitamin B6, which are all important for optimal health and fertility.

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LH Ovulation Strips for Tracking Fertility – the What Why and How

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What are LH Ovulation Strips, and why should I be using them?
The LH Ovulation Strip is a fast and easy home-use test to predict when you are having your LH (Luteinizing Hormone) surge. This test is a preferred method of tracking when the most fertile days of your cycle occur, and is one of the most reliable predictors of ovulation.

Besides their common use for timing of intercourse,

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How to optimize for IVF success

I was asked by a woman for a list of tips and things she could do herself to best optimize for IVF success. The following is my ever growing list. Simply choose a few of the items below and commit to being consistent with their implementation. Your plan must be sustainable and in no way shape or form ADD stress to your life, that would be extremely counter productive. Many of the resources below are further explained by clicking on them or visiting here

  • Acupuncture for both the male and female
  • Massage therapy
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    Length of Human Pregnancies Can Vary Naturally by as Much as Five Weeks

    Aug. 6, 2013 — The length of a human pregnancy can vary naturally by as much as five weeks, according to research published online August 7 in the journal Human Reproduction.

    Normally, women are given a date for the likely delivery of their baby that is calculated as 280 days after the onset of their last menstrual period. Yet only four percent of women deliver at 280 days and only 70% deliver within 10 days of their estimated due date,

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    Imago & Being Intentionally Single

    What distinguishes Imago Relationship Therapy from other types of therapy it that it provides an immediate, positive impact on relationships and tools to manage conflict in a way that feels safe and supportive. Imago consists of several important principles: we are born in relationship, wounded in relationship, and heal in relationship. In addition, we find ourselves attracted to someone who fits an unconscious profile of our primary caregivers and our lost parts.

    Imago also stresses the idea that conflict with our partner is good because it presents us with an opportunity to grow,

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    Treatment of Male Reproductive Conditions

    For many years now I have been treating men suffering with conditions such as; male factor infertility (poor sperm parameters), premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low libido (testosterone), and prostate conditions such as prostatitis, BPH, and chronic pelvic pain (CPPS). I have come to some overarching conclusions about the treatment and prognosis of these conditions, and not surprisingly, they are not that dis-similar to one another.

    First and foremost, if treatment is to be successful,

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