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Male fertility improved on Mediterranean diet

Historically, women have always been the focus of all matters relating to fertility and pregnancy, but with global increases in infertility, more research is focusing on the men. The causes of male infertility can vary. Lifestyles, environmental factors, stressful conditions, and socio-economic conditions are significant factors. Diet plays a crucial role in improving a man’s … Read more

Folate, pregnancy, Neural Tube Defects and more

In the 60s it was suggested that low folate status was one specific risk factor for Neural Tube Defects (NTD) including Spina Bifida. What began with recommendations to supplement with folic acid during pregnancy expanded into mandatory food fortification in many countries, including Australia[i] in the mid to late 1990’s. Both of these approaches have … Read more

When hearts are made

Could some congenital heart surgery be avoided? “Little Matilda was just 10 days old when she had open heart surgery.” * A congenital heart defect, which would have been fatal if untreated was detected using a foetal heart ultrasound. Thanks to technology, a young life was saved. However, this also raises much deeper questions. For … Read more

Miscarriage

While enjoying a slow start to Sunday morning, I read an article in Stellar magazine.  Sarah Davidson, TV presenter and Seize The Yay podcast host speaks publicly for the first time about experiencing a miscarriage.  Sarah acknowledged that it is important to talk about the heartbreaking loss of miscarriage more openly as it affects far too many … Read more

Male fertility on the decline

Fertility expert Professor Peter Koopman at the University of Queensland says, “Since the 1970s, we have seen a huge increase in prevalence of male infertility and testicular cancer; this increase is directly attributable to environmental factors such as pollutants, cigarette smoke and exposure to chemicals.”[i] In 2017, research found that, between 1973 and 2011, there … Read more

Overcoming Period-Problems & Other Issues

All too often women just accept that their monthly cycle will be accompanied by pain or debilitatingly heavy bleeding, while others think it is great not to have the monthly ‘inconvenience’.  Every woman is entitled to a regular, healthy, pain-free menstrual cycle so if this is not the case for you, read on and make … Read more

Everyday Chemicals & PCOS

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) EDCs are found in commercial, industrial and agricultural industries, and can alter the body’s hormonal and  regulatory systems. The hormonal disruption caused by EDCs can interfere with the endocrine system and contribute to the  development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). EDCs have been found to disrupt the reproductive and metabolic systems … Read more

Fertility – new insights

The following article is provided by the experts at Cell Logic, home of Nutrigenomics in Australia. High grade nutrigenomic supplements are available at True Medicine.  Contact the clinic on 0468 774 633 for an appointment. It is well-established that infertility in both males and females has been gradually increasing over several decades, with one couple … Read more

MTHFR, Methylation, SNPs – what do they mean for you?

What is Methylation? Methylation is a vital metabolic process that happens in every cell and every organ in your body, taking place a million times a second. Life would simply not exist without it. Think of billions of little on/off switches inside your body that control everything from your stress response and how your body … Read more

The importance of a menstrual cycle

The Secret Powers of Ovulation (It’s Not Just for Making a Baby) September 11, 2019 by Dr Lara Briden Ovarian hormones estrogen and progesterone are highly beneficial for health. That means that natural ovulatory menstrual cycles are beneficial for health because cycling is the only way to make ovarian hormones. Does that surprise you? Men make their … Read more