Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fertility websites

this is a work in progress, please leave a comment or contact me if you have anything to add to this page.......

Supplements that are suppose to help fertility:
For Women:
Maca
Vitex
Systemic enzymes
Essential fatty acids (omega 3s)
Manganese
Zinc
Vitamin E

Herbs That Can Restore Fertility
Here are a few herbs, listed in order of importance, that are often recommended by naturopathic doctors and herbalists to help restore female fertility.

  • Chaste tree berry (Vitex agnus-castus): This herb stimulates the release of luteinizing hormone (LH) from the pituitary gland in the brain. This, in turn, promotes ovulation. Chaste tree berry may restore normal periods in women with amenorrhea (lack of menstrual periods).

  • Dong quai (Angelica sinensis): Widely used for female complaints, including menstrual irregularities and infertility, dong quai can tone a weak uterus by promoting metabolism within the organ,12 regulating hormonal control and improving the rhythm of the menstrual cycle.

  • Red clover blossoms (Trifolium pratense): These beautiful little flowers are categorized in many herbals as fertility promoters. Chemical analysis shows that the herb is rich in coumestans and isoflavones, estrogenlike compounds that may promote fertility, particularly in women who are deficient in estrogen.

  • Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra): This plant contains hormonally active compounds categorized as saponins. A Japanese study found licorice-based medicines improved menstruation in women with infrequent periods. The study also found that licorice helped women with elevated testosterone and low estrogen levels, as commonly occurs in polycystic ovary disease.16

  • Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus): This and other tonic botanicals can improve fertility by enhancing overall health and vitality. Siberian ginseng also acts on the brain to promote regulation of reproductive hormones. http://www.genderlabs.com/restoring_fertility_with_vitamin.shtml



For Men:
Maca
Zinc
Selenium
Vitamin E & C
Arginine
Pycnogenol

Things to avoid for women:
caffeine
large doses of vitamin C, a natural antihistamine that may in turn reduce cervical fluid. (According to nutrition expert Fern Reiss, it’s OK to take the small amount of vitamin C found in multivitamin formulas, but don’t take additional supplemental vitamin C.)
Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) may interfere with estrogen function if used for extended periods of time.
Aspartame
Soy



Interesting Fertility websites that I come across along the way.
Please comment if you know of any that are interesting as well.

http://www.herbsforhealth.com/index.php?page=article&do=view&id=infertility


http://camstacey.blogspot.com/search/label/Miscarriage%2FFertility


http://fertility.amuchbetterway.com/2007/08/boost-fertility-naturally-with-maca.html


http://www.meltdown.com/infert.htm

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_3553.cfm


Fertility supplement websites:

http://www.herbalremedies.com/female-fertility-information.html

www.sharkeyshealingcentre.com.au

Fertility Forum sites:
http://www.steadyhealth.com/Trying_to_Conceive___Women_s_Fertility-f101.htm


Fertility Blogs:
http://www.fertilitynotes.com

Fertility Teas:
http://www.pullingdownthemoon.com
http://store.babycenter.com/product/fertilitea

Omega 3's are a must:
http://gareysimmons.com/rsq/images/stories/pdfs/omega3report.pdf
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/news/050928a.aspx

Fertility Website link pages:
http://www.savvypatients.com/infertility.htm - This one was really good.

Other Fertility ideas
Chiropractic - http://www.chiro.org/research/ABSTRACTS/Infertility.shtml


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1 comment:

gabrielle said...

Melissa, thanks so much for the link! good luck with your research. Let me know if there is anything I can do to assist.