Dealing with PCOS: Look Into Aromatherapy

Right, moving on to another subject of interest when dealing with PCOS – Aromatherapy. This is simply the art of using natural oils to heal or treat illnesses, improve health and support total physical wellbeing. The list of carrier and essential oils goes on and on with different names as well as numerous benefits they bring to their users. However, there are certain ones that when properly combined could help in preparing your body for fertility.   Continue reading

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Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen & Bee Propolis for Fertility | Dalene Barton-Schuster, CH, Doula

Bees are amazing creatures. They produce a wide variety of substances, many of which have been found to have great health benefits for not only the bees but humans as well. Bee keeping and Apitherapy has been done for thousands of years, dating back around 6000 years ago. Apitherapy is the use of bee products honey, propolis, bee pollen and royal jelly for healing.

Many people are curious as to these health benefits reported by thousands of people and most notably by bee keepers themselves. With the variety of bee products out there, it can be confusing to know what the difference is between them, what their health benefits are and which product is best for certain health issues. Since this website is focused on fertility I am only going to list general information on the differences between Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen, and Bee Propolis and their health benefits in relationship to fertility and fertility issues. Continue reading

Dealing with PCOS: Consider Apitherapy

Again, a word I wasn’t aware of before the time I dealt with PCOS is APITHERAPY.

For anyone who doesn’t know what apitherapy means, this is simply the art of using honeybees’ products {which is where api is derived from, as bees mean apis in Latin} for medicinal use with the aim of promoting health and this has been in use for thousands of years. Some examples of honeybees’ products are pollen, propolis, royal jelly, honey, and beeswax. However, the honeybees’ products that have the most known use for fertility are royal jelly, pollen, and propolis. Continue reading

BPA, Infertility & Egg Health | Hethir Rodriguez C.H., C.M.T

The Study:
A small-scale University of California, San Francisco-led study has identified the first evidence in humans that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may compromise the quality of a woman’s eggs retrieved for in vitro fertilization (IVF). As blood levels of BPA in the women studied doubled, the percentage of eggs that fertilized normally declined by 50 percent, according to the research team.

The chemical BPA, which makes plastic hard and clear, has been used in many consumer products such as reusable water bottles. It also is found in epoxy resins, which form a protective lining inside metal food and beverage cans.

“While preliminary, the data indicate the negative effect of BPA on reproductive health and the importance of allocating more funding to further investigate why such environmental contaminants might be disrupting fertility potential,” said Victor Y. Fujimoto, MD, lead study author and professor in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, who also is on the faculty of the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health.

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Dealing with PCOS: A Big No to BPA Plastic

I’m back on the subject of PCOS  and finding natural ways to deal with it. Today, I would be looking into why using BPA Plastic may not help when dealing with PCOS. I was one who never knew the difference between BPA {Bisphenol A} plastic or non-BPA plastic. I just basically used any plastic available regardless of its BPA status. It wasn’t until I dug into my research on how to deal with PCOS naturally that I encountered the risk involved in using BPA plastics, especially when dealing with PCOS. Continue reading

Dealing with PCOS: Go Organic

I once told you how I use to think that selling organic foods was a way the high street supermarkets get more money out of our pockets for something we can always pay less for. My thought then was why should I pay more for exactly the same item only because there is an inclusion of ‘organic’ with the product. Well, that is what ignorance does to a person. When you are unaware of the benefits something will do for you, you get content with what you always have been used to which provides lesser benefits.

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Dealing With PCOS: Weight Management

Weight plays an important role in dealing with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Many a time, when we hear weight management, we often confuse this for people who are overweight and need to lose weight, but this may not always be the case as it may also be for folks who are underweight as well. However, with the subject of PCOS in view, you may more often than not hear of weight loss to achieve ovulation, This is because any woman with a BMI of 30 or higher would likely have issues conceiving. Continue reading