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Echinacea and conception
Echinacea has long been popular for colds and flu because it may help boost the immune system. It appears to be antiviral and stimulate T-cell production, very useful for a cold. However, it may also inhibit hyaluronidase, and this could factor in to decreasing your odds for conception.
Birth control and conception
At some point in their fertile lives, many women take birth control pills. They're very effective and reversible. But there are a lot of myths about "the pill."
Eating organic food and conception
I admit that I didn't always care about how well I ate. I was naturally thin and athletic, so I didn't care. I ate what I wanted. Over time, my mindset about food has changed. I started to read labels, and I learned more about modern farming, and I became more concerned about the food I eat.
Pre-conception genetic testing
Pre-conception genetic testing is offered to couples who are concerned about inherited disorders.
Leptin and conception
Leptin receptors are mostly found in fat tissue, but researchers have found a receptor for leptin in endometrial tissue. It has also been discovered that leptin levels rise during the follicular phase in pre-menopausal women and fall during your period.
Conception and IVF
DHA and EPA fish oil and conception
Fish oil is pretty important for everyone, but especially for pregnant women and women who want to conceive. And as you may already know, there are two components to fish oil--EPA and DHA.
Red Clover and Conception
Red clover is no different from any other clover except that it has pretty little red blooms. Like all clover, it contains coumarin, which is the active ingredient in most rat poisons.
Alfalfa and conception
Fields of alfalfa have the sweetest smell when being harvested. It's a great crop for field rotation, too, but it turns out it can't help much with conception.
Ginger Heliconia and Conception
Ginger is commonly used to treat an upset stomach. It works pretty well for that and for motion sickness. It doesn't contain any medicinal agent, but it seems that the volatile oils it contains are good for settling your stomach.
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