Day: December 27, 2010

Treating Female Infertility: Ovulation Induction with Prescription Hormones or Progesterone?

In our clinics, we often see ladies who have difficulty conceiving or have had one or more miscarriages. Most often, they have low progesterone levels. They may also have low thyroid levels. If a female is having difficulties conceiving a child or has suffered from one or more miscarriages, it may be due to a …

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The Glycemic Index

The glycemic index (GI) of foods has important implications for the prevention and treatment of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in western countries, including non-insulin-dependent diabetes, coronary heart disease, and obesity. The recent United Nations FAO/WHO Consultation on Carbohydrates recommended that “the glycemic index of foods be used in conjunction with information about …

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The Menstrual Cycle & Progesterone – Part 1

PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) PCOS is generally an extreme deficiency of progesterone and insulin resistance. It can lead to a host of problems for the female including difficult periods, an absence of periods, irregular periods, frustration with body weight and fat, infertility, miscarriages, mood swings, headaches, and excess hair. Not every female has the same …

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The Menstrual Cycle & Progesterone – Part 2

This is the second article of a series presented by NBH on the Menstrual Cycle and Progesterone. At the time of egg release, the FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) begins to gradually decline and the LH (luteinizing hormone) prevails to assist in maintaining an embryo should fertilization have occurred. But, equally and likely more important …

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