For years I have been prescribing both men and women omega 3 to help optimize their health and fertility. I have had good success with my patients and have never had any concern about them receiving side effects by taking this supplement. That is until recently.
There's nothing better then having a barbecue with friends during these hot summer days. Overall it's a healthy meal of fresh grilled veggies, salad and some great cut of meat. The only downside is the carcinogens produced as the meat is cooked over the open flame.
I love the heat we have had over the past few days. I'm happy to know it's just the beginning of July with another two hot months ahead of us. Howwever, as much as I love the heat, it doesn't mix well for couples trying to concieve, especially the men.
Most of us who eat the North American diet may not be aware of how much crap we are eating. "Crap" is being defined here as junk food, processed foods, refined flours, trans fats, and added sugar. These foods can interfere with our fertility as well as increase our chances of certain cancers, Alzheimer, diabetes, depression and obesity.
A BC study, led by Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos, a pediatric endocrinologist, says antipsychotic drugs are being over-prescribed to children. Two recent articles in the Vancouver Sun on Dr. Panagiotopoulos' study (May 13th and June 10th, 2013) warn of emerging evidence showing that the drugs can cause: