Cannabis is a hot topic in health circles. Medical cannabis is linked to the treatment of treatment for cancer, epilepsy, depression, and arthritis to name a few. However, many individuals, surprisingly, have come to associate cannabis with improved fertility. Even more so, the plant has been getting more attention from pregnant
For the most part, infertility can be described as attempts to get pregnant through frequent intercourse for an extended period of time with no conception. Both men and women experience infertility and it affects millions of couples in the US. There are signs that men and women experience that can
Old wives tales are some of the greatest and most pervasive myths that we’re told as children. I’m still not convinced that I won’t go cross-eyed if I still too closely to a tv, or that kissing a frog won’t give me warts. The beauty of these unshakable childhood anecdotes
A weight loss of as little a 5-10% can improve a woman’s chances of falling pregnant. In the world’s first comprehensive study on weight loss and its effect on fertility, researchers found that losing even five percent can have a significant effect on a woman’s chances of conceiving. The study, which involved
Some women become pregnant easily, while others may struggle. If you’re one of the growing numbers of women who are finding it difficult to fall pregnant, before spending money on trying to find out what may be wrong, the first thing you should do is to take a look at
When you and your partner decide to take the plunge and start a family the epidemic of infertility always comes to mind. And the usual thought that runs through your mind when conceiving becomes a challenge, is that the issue lies with you. But the truth is it takes two… The
Fertility comes down to many factors, one of them being the state of our immune system. This may seem odd, but the dynamic between the immune system, the sperm and a new fetus is crucial for pregnancy. 50% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. This story goes beyond our hormonal health.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the fastest growing reproductive disorders in the world today. Affecting around 10% of the world’s female population PCOS has hit the status of epidemic. It’s even effecting celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Jamie Oliver’s wife, Jules Oliver. But there is hope; new schools
Suffering from exhaustion, sleep disorders and weight problems is no way to live. Today many people are walking around with undiagnosed thyroid conditions. You may have had your thyroid checked and the results were ‘normal’, or you may be on thyroid medication and still be suffering from the same symptoms.
By Kim Bell Women are resilient and robust – the caretakers and comforters. And often, while the signs of ill health may be there, they are overlooked, dismissed, ignored. Intuitive as we are, we sometimes fail to listen to that which is calling for our attention: our bodies. What is