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Archive for the ‘Fertility & Baby’ Category

Metabolic Balance and PCOS

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Did you know that the Metabolic Balance programme is great for any women suffering from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)? One of the main problems of PCOS is a disordered insulin metabolism, which makes it easier to gain weight weight and more difficult to lose it.  Other issues include hirsutism (increased facial hair) and sometimes poor […]

Nutrition and pregnancy

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

So you’ve recently had a positive pregnancy test – congratulations!  After the initial elation you are quickly bombarded with a whole litany of dos and don’ts about what you should and shouldn’t be eating.  You, through the foods you eat, will be the only source of all the building blocks that your baby needs to […]

Balancing hormones naturally

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

An essential step in balancing female hormones is avoiding exposure to xenoestrogens.  Xenoestrogens are oestrogen-like chemicals found in plastics, some chemicals and pesticides and have an effect on hormonal balance.  In the wild this has been clearly demonstrated with some fish, for example, now growing both male and female sex organs.  A number of steps […]

Maximising fertility

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Fertility is multi-factorial, so there are many things that can affect your ability to conceive.   What you eat, nutritional deficiencies, excess toxicity and lifestyle all have a dramatic effect on the health of your reproductive system.  However, one substance that is definitely worth avoiding if trying to conceive is alcohol.  It is toxic to the […]

Tips for beating morning sickness

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

I’m now in my 24th week of pregnancy and feeling great! But this wasn’t the case during the first trimester of my pregnancy when I had morning sickness and felt very tired. Being a nutritional therapist I thought I would get off lightly with any pregnancy symptoms but this wasn’t the case! I admit I […]

Nutrition – the alternative to IVF abroad

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

IVF is frequently in the headlines, and last week was no exception with ‘fertility tourism’ splashing the pages.  According to a European-wide study, hundreds of British couples are travelling to the continent every month for fertility treatment because they cant get it at home.  Couples who are over the age of 40 are unlikely to […]

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