Enhance Sperm by Choosing Salmon Over Pepperoni

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A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition (2014;144(7):1091-8) suggested that eating fish instead of other meats was associated with better sperm parameters including count and morphology than seen in men who ate more red meats than fish. Another interesting finding in this study that was that men who consumed proportionally higher amounts of […]

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Reduce the Risk of Peanut Allergies

Reduce the Risk of Peanut Allergies

Women going through infertility treatment often ask what is safe to eat while attempting pregnancy in the hope that their child will have the best chance at being healthy. Eating foods high in folic acid such as green leafy vegetables and most importantly folate supplements are well known to be important in preventing neural tube […]

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Lifetime

Prenatal care is the reason for the dramatic reduction of maternal illness and mortality in the United States. Initially, this care was focused on the major pregnancy complications: blood pressure, infection and hemorrhage. As medicine has evolved, so has the goal of prenatal care. Its focus is to the developing fetus with the reduction of […]

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Benefits of Folic Acid in Pregnancy

January 6-12 was Folic Acid Awareness week. Folic Acid is an essential B-Vitamin that everyone needs to build DNA for cell growth and development. Enriched grains and fortified cereals contain Folic Acid. However, the best method of ensuring that you are receiving enough of this important water-soluble vitamin is to take 400 micrograms of Folic […]

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Walnuts Improve Sperm Quality

A recent study published on line in the papers in press section of the journal, Biology of Reproduction (Biol Reprod. 2012. 112.101634) found that men who ate 75 grams (about two handfuls) of walnuts per day over the course of a year had significant improvement in sperm motility and morphology compared to men who did […]

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Eat for Fertility

A traditional Western-type diet composed of a high consumption of trans unsaturated fats, animal proteins and carbohydrates with a high sugar content has been associated with a risk for cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. Insulin resistance is also increased and is implicated in ovulation dysfunction in women with PCOS and with infertility and recurrent […]

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