Poly cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women and a leading cause of infertility. PCOS has no cure and has yet to be clearly understood of its pathogenesis. Although research suggests a genetic composition, many women are looking for answers to help manage the condition.
For any women being told by a specialist that your chances of conceiving naturally are limited or nonexistent with the options of assisted reproductive treatments that are thwart with emotions consistent of being on a roller coaster cannot be underestimated.
It is hardly surprising that women diagnosed with PCOS have the desire to take control by researching the condition and try many treatments in the hope that something will alleviate or control the symptoms with hopes of pregnancy.
The infertility rate for those with PCOS is very high with the latest research suggesting up to 15% of women are effected by the modern condition. For those wanting a family usually require assisted treat...
The saying of ‘we are what we eat’ could not be more true, and with a little more understanding of the benefits of nutrition found within food to help manage health and fertility issues such as poly cystic ovaries, sperm count and overall quality. The body and its cellular functions needs a variety of nutrients found in all foods and sometimes it’s a question of adding more certain food groups such as greens and proteins and avoiding sugar could not be easier with my saying ‘Natures Best will help towards your Fertile quest’.
I treat many couples with reproductive cellular issues such as egg and sperm quality with some nutritional lifestyle changes which has seen improvements in their reproductive health through blood and sample testing. Although it must be said that age does have impact on our reproductive cells, but there is increasing evidence that nutrition can help improve and perhaps delay the cellular ageing process but more research needs to be carried out.
Eating a good nutritional balanced diet doesn't have to cost a fortune. Eating well is about planning and ensuring that you think about your meals during each week.
It so easy to plan your meals starting with a good breakfast which can include cereal, fruits, yoghurt and nuts and seeds as well as boiled eggs with whole grain toast as an example. If you plan what meals you are going to have through out the week, you are less likely to buy last minute foods that may not be as good in nutrition or as cost effective if you were to prepare food yourself.
Preparing a good salad to take into work, will take you 10 minutes to prepare and you will soon see that preparing foods yourself is more nutritious and you will soon start to see the difference in your energy, waistline as well as your pocket.
Had a long day at the office? Kids acting out all day? Feeling a financial crunch or relationship strain? Grab your fork and dig in to the following stress-busting superfoods.
1. Green Leafy Vegetables
Dark leafy greens like spinach are rich in folate, which helps your body produce mood-regulating neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine. One 2012 study found people who consumed the most folate had a lower risk of depression than those who ate the least.
Not to mention, research from the University of Otago found eating fruits and vegetables of any sort (except fruit juice and dried fruit) helped young adults calm their nerves.
2. Turkey Breast
Turkey is a good source of tryptophan, an amino acid (protein building block) that your body converts into serotonin. Research shows that argumentative people who consumed tryptophan become markedly more pleasant, with researchers noting:8
"Tryptophan significantly decreased quarrelsome behaviours and increased agreeable behaviours and perc...