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One of my favorite ways to better health and boosting fertility is through diet. Something so simple as to what we are putting into our mouths on a day by day basis plays one of the most important roll in our overall health and fertility.
Co Q 10 has been shown in animal studies to improve egg quality. In a study done on mice, retired breeder mice (no reproducing because of age) were supplemented with Co Q10. These mice were able to to produce offspring again (healthy offspring) like they had once done in their reproductive prime.
Doing the same thing over and over again trying to get a different result is the definition of insanity ! This quote from Albert Einstein reminds me of many couples going through fertility treatments. Couples I often see have been through multiple failed IVF cycles. They keep doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.
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.