Posts Tagged ‘fertility’
Could the answer to today’s modern stresses be found in the roots of an ancient Indian shrub? That’s what proponents of ashwagandha are banking on. This plant-based remedy has been used for millennia as a treatment for a slew of concerns and conditions, from arthritis and insomnia to infertility and low libido. Even better? The herb appears to act as an adaptogen, which means it may modify the body’s response to stress, both calming anxiety and adding a gentle boost of energy. Sounds amazing, right? There’s just one problem. There’s very little good evidence in people to support these claims. […]
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Tags: adaptogen, anxiety, arthritis, aswaganda, fertility, stress
A small preliminary study involving women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) at one medical center showed that they are more likely to conceive when they ate a high protein diet with few carbohydrates. The study was presented at the recent annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, in New Orleans. In the study, Dr. Jeffrey Russell, director of the Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Newark, Del and his team asked 120 women to record their diets for three days before undergoing IVF. They used a computer software program to calculate the daily protein and carbohydrate consumption […]
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Tags: fertility, high-protein diet, whole foods
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