Inflammation Is a Contributor To Many Diseases Including Infertility

Inflammation Is a Contributor To Many Diseases Including Infertility

Inflammation is a contributor to many diseases including infertility, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis), insulin resistance, PCOS and obesity. It may also have a hand in preeclampsia and preterm labor. Inflammation is a symptom, as well as, a disease whose exact root cause is unknown. Some of the inflammation that we see in reproduction is manifest […]

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How To Keep Weight Off Once You Have Lost It

How To Keep Weight Off Once You Have Lost It

Do you struggle with how to keep weight off once you have lost it? A new study published this March in the Journal, Obesity reported that people who were successful at maintaining weight-loss relied on physical activity to keep from gaining back previously lost weight rather than dietary restriction. Successful weight loss was defined as […]

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Help For PCOS And Weight Gain

PCOS and weight gain

Insulin is the key that opens the door and allows the sugar to transit from outside the cells to the inside. Weight gain can be associated with additional weight gain. Many patients suffering with PCOS ask us how to get help for PCOS and weight gain? Excess fat cells drive insulin resistance (where the cells […]

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Couples With Obesity May Have More Difficulty Conceiving

obesity and fertility

A new study out of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that couples with obesity may have more difficulty conceiving than couples where both partners are at a normal weight. Specifically, obese couples were not even half as likely to conceive as couples with a normal body mass index (BMI). Additionally, couples where both […]

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What is the Best Option for Long-Term Weight Loss?

Weight Loss Strategies

A healthy life-style including optimum weight is important in reproductive health as infertility and complications of pregnancy including miscarriage are associated with excess weight. Weight loss for most of us is a difficult task and maintaining optimum weight is even more difficult. What is the best option for long-term weight loss? Many diets are promulgated […]

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Keeping a Food Journal

Keeping a Food Journal

There is no better way to bring awareness to what you are putting in your mouth than keeping a food journal. Most people couldn’t tell you what they ate yesterday. Even if they can remember a few of their meals they are likely forgetting about the handful of M&M’s that they grabbed from their coworker’s […]

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10 Effective Weight Loss Strategies

Weight Loss Strategies

A freelance writer for the Washington Post, Jennifer Van Allen posted a column August 12 in the Wellness section outlining 10 effective  weight loss strategies. These strategies include: 1) Strength training since muscles burn more calories than fat 2) Keep tempting foods out of reach and more healthy choices visible. Drink water rather than fruit juices […]

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Losing Excess Weight Improves IVF Success

weight loss ivf success

Over weight and obesity are known to adversely affect health and are associated with many reproductive maladies including infertility, pregnancy loss, and other obstetrical and neonatal problems. A recent study from 3 IVF Centers in Spain reported at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) found that losing excess weight before IVF improved […]

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Gastric Bypass and Female Reproductive Function

Obesity has been linked to a number of health concerns including impaired reproduction. Obesity in women is associated with sexual dysfunction which may reduce sexual desire and frequency of intercourse, ovulation dysfunction, depleted or poor egg quality, uterine lining (endometrium) abnormalities that may compromise implantation, pregnancy loss, and other pregnancy complications. Obesity among infertile women […]

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Leptin, the Hunger Hormone

Many hormones and interactions are crucial to the dynamic process we call reproduction. What remains elusive is whether there is a single molecular switch, a common regulatory element that governs the process. And along came leptin, a neurohormone which remains a candidate for this position. Leptin, the hunger hormone,  is a hormone signal that wears […]

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