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Five of the Best Foods for Perimenopause

Food has the power to heal. With the right diet and exercise plan, you can overcome many of the ailments that plague our culture today.

Treating severe perimenopausal symptoms is no different. You'll find a number of foods that can help treat your body and balance your hormones without the help of synthetic drugs.

Below is my list of the top five best foods for perimenopause.

Top Five Best Foods for Perimenopause

# 1. Salmon.

Salmon is rich in Omega 3 fats and protein, both of which are beneficial during your perimenopause years. Omega 3 not only helps manage those nasty hot flashes it also boosts your mood and supports brain health. The protein from fish and meat increases progesterone production in the body, balancing your hormones.

Try to avoid Atlantic farm-raised salmon as it contains PCB's and other chemicals. Wild Pacific or organic salmon is your best bet and provides the most benefits.

# 2. Flax.

Also rich in omega 3 fats and protein as well as fiber and antioxidants, flax helps alleviate gut issues and fights estrogen dominance.

Flax also contains something called lignans. Lignans are a type of phytoestrogen that has the power to block the xenoestrogens found in our environment. These xenoestrogen toxins contribute to estrogen dominance and aggravate your perimenopause symptoms. Lignans also help balance overall estrogen levels in your body and are great for breast health.

Add flax seed oil as a dressing to your salad and sprinkle ground or whole flax seeds into your yogurt, smoothies, granola or salads.

# 3. Broccoli.

Broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables like kale, cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts contain a phytonutrient called indole 3 carbinol- (or I3C). Studies are still being done on I3C but researchers think that it may help ward off cancer. I3C also promotes liver detoxification and assists the body in burning fat. Because it helps block toxic estrogen found in our environment, I3C can promote hormone balance in the body.

But there are still other benefits found in adding more broccoli to your diet. Broccoli, along with broccoli seeds, fenugreek, cauliflower and fresh parsley, help decrease the amount of aromatase in the body. Aromatase is an enzyme, if in excess, that can produce too much estrogen in the body. Eating aromatase inhibitors like broccoli can help reduce estrogen dominance and alleviate severe perimenopause symptoms.

Eat broccoli and other cruciferous veggies raw, lightly steamed or fermented. You can also find a good quality I3C supplement to take.

# 4. Eggs.

Egg yolks specifically are rich in healthy fats and protein- everything you need to promote progesterone and DHEA production in the body.

Do not believe the idea that eating fat will make you fat. The opposite is actually true. Healthy fats boost your metabolism and help you to feel satiated for longer periods. Sugar, trans fats and hydrogenated oils are your real enemies in weight loss. If you're looking to shed a few pounds, avoid those foods at all cost.

The fats and saturated fats found in eggs help build cell membranes, reduce infection and assist the body in hormone production. Exactly what you need during your perimenopause years.

# 5. Pomegranates.

A powerhouse when it comes to fighting estrogen dominance, pomegranate seeds can block toxic estrogen in the body by up to 80%. Also great for breast health, pomegranates can prevent certain types of breast cancer cells from multiplying. Add them to your yogurt and smoothies.

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Post-Partum Symptoms Arising From the Human Energy Field

Of all the energy healing agents I've worked with since the 1980s, my postpartum women are some of the closest and dearest to me. I think this is because, once they can return home feeling better, the lives of the little ones that depend so directly on them are also made better, not to mention the rest of their families.

Most had C-sections, which has become “the way to birth” these days. For convenience, I suppose, but history will have to tell whether it's a good trade-off or not.

When I started working with the human bio-field, C-sections were mostly a long vertical cut down the center of the belly. This was the cut that “Miranda” had when she came in to see me. Actually, she was kind of dragged in by her friend and was a total wreck.

The friend told me that since the baby was born, Miranda had been plagued with terrible fears that she would drop her baby. She began avoiding picking up her little girl for fear she could not hold on without dropping her.

She was prescribed antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds, but unfortunately felt that it might make things worse and did not take them. When I scanned the bio-field around her abdomen, it became clear to me why Miranda was feeling the way she did.

There was a huge opening in the field around the belly which indicates that, while the body itself heals over the surgical site, the bio-field does not always follow, and it stays open, unhealed.

There are different ways an opening in the field can feel to me. In Miranda's case, the energy flow around her belly felt like it was rushing out and in a downward motion. It made perfect sense to me why she felt the way she did. Life energy from where she had carried her baby internally was now “falling down” and away from her. That was the condition in her bio-field that she was picking up on and interpreting as fear of dropping her baby.

This is a primary principle to understand when dealing with the human energy field or bio-field. (It's also called the aura, the electromagnetic field and, most accurately, the morphogenetic field.) The body communicates with the bio-field and the bio-field communicates with the body.

The subtle energy of the bio-field interacts with and informs the physically denser body. This has been researched and documented extensively in the late 20th Century but has yet to be incorporated into medical curriculum, so it is not yet acknowledged by doctors.

It was no wonder to me that on some minor level Miranda “knew” that she would drop her baby because that's what the bio-field around her was telling her.

“Sue” had a different postpartum experience. She was constantly exhausted, like Miranda, but also felt she could not 'connect' with her body or with her baby. She started antidepressants but felt the were not 'fixing' the problem. And they were not because the problem was not biochemical. It was bio-energetic.

Sue's C-section was the newer 'smile' cut under the bikini line. Like Miranda, Sue's incision had healed over but unlike Miranda, her bio-field also was healed over, just the way we'd expect all incisions, all wounds, to heal. So we had to search for other areas where the field might not have healed.

We found that Sue's energy was leaking out of the sit where her IV had been inserted. It was a “slow leak” but constant, and to Sue it felt like she could never get enough rest or take anything that would recharge her batteries and give her energy.

This is like some of the other moms I worked with that had regular childbirth experiences but who had either an epidural and / or episiotomy. These are also sites where the woman's energy can leak out and cause depression, exhaustion, anxiety, the lack of will to live or go on another day.

Sometimes this can even occur in childbirth without an epidural or episiotomy, especially with a difficult birth. The bio-field gets pushed out as the baby comes out and sometimes does not return to its normal place. With an opening or distortion in the bio-field around the first chakra or spiritual center (also called the root chakra), the will to live can simply drain away.

Another typical post-partum issue can be a lack of interest in sex, even a downright aversion to it. This is a subconscious response to protect or avoid the area of ​​the body that feels vulnerable. Most of my post-partum women had some degree of sexual compromise. And this is true of all the symptoms – they can be mild or they can be extreme.

Finally, there was “Carol” which C-section left her bio-field partially open; but rather than her energy leaking or rushing out, Carol's unhealed bio-field felt like a vacuum that wanted to pull my hand into her body. It was like an open energetic “wound” that left her feeling vulnerable and fearful. She would have terrifying nightmares of being attacked or a victim of unidentifiable and frightening forces.

Carol was a nervous wreck and her baby was picking up on her distress. Everyone in the family was tense and anxious. And that was the condition of all my postpartum clients, their babies, and their families.

Carol was told that it was “all in her mind,” because everything “looked good”; she was prescribed a variety of medications. But it was not all in her mind. It was very real and these symptoms needed to be addressed on the level on which they occurred – in the human bio-field.

In every case, once we were able to identify the area in the bio-field that had not properly repaired after the birth, it quite took me more than one healing session to repair the energy field and witness the end of the very real, very disturbing symptoms. While invisible to us, the existence of the human energy field is proven, is real, and can be successfully restored to eliminate very real symptoms.

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Revealed: Why Every Pregnant Woman Should Take This Prenatal Supplement

Pregnancy changes everything. No longer are you living just for yourself. You're now responsible for the new life inside of you as well. And just about everything you do affects that growing baby. When it comes to nutrition, this is especially true. You know – as you gently rub your growing belly – whatever you eat goes right to the child developing inside of you.

But what if no matter how carefully you eat, you're also passing onto your baby one of the world's deadliest toxins?

This could very well be the case. But Fortunately, new research demonstrates there may be an easy and natural way to protect both you and your baby.

You Do not Want Your Child To Have This Prenatal Food

A few years ago, women were horrified to find that careful careful diet choices, their breast milk contained traces of several environmental toxins including dioxin.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), dioxin is an extremely toxic chemical. It has been linked to cancer, reproductive problems and immune problems. It disrupted hormones and interferees with healthy fetal development. And it's found through our food supply – particularly in meat, dairy, eggs, and seafood.

No mother is safe from this contaminant. While dioxin levels in breast milk have been decreasing in studies conducted in the European Union, the WHO found dioxin to be present in breast milk worldwide.

However, there are some things you can do to help minimize dioxin creeping into your body and contaminating the food you pass on to your child.

Reduce Your Child's Prenatal And Postnatal Dioxin Exposure

First, you can eat less animal products. Dioxin is persistent, hard to metabolize and get rid of. It accumulates in animal fats. So the higher you eat up the food chain, the more dioxin you'll get.

In one study conducted in South Africa, researchers were surprised to find black women had lower levels of dioxin than white women. They realized that because white women tended to be in a higher income bracket, they also ate more meat, dairy and eggs. Black South African women tend to eat a diet higher in grains and vegetables with less animal products. Here, they consumed less dioxins in their diet. [1] Similarly, German women who were vegetarians had lower dioxin levels than German women who were not. [2]

Nonetheless, vegetarian women still find dioxin in their breast milk. And according to researchers, no level of dioxin is safe or healthy.

For that reason, all pregnant and breast-feeding women – both vegetarian and omnivore – should consider adding a special supplement to their prenatal vitamins … Chlorella.

New Research Shows Prenatal Supplementation with Chlorella Reduces Dioxin Levels

In Japan, dioxin is of particular concern due to the high consumption of seafood, much of which is contaminated with it.

Concerned about the levels of dioxin passing to newborn infants, a group of Japanese researchers undertook studying how chlorella may help pregnant women as a prenatal supplement. The researchers measured dioxin levels of 44 pregnant women, looking at their placenta, cord blood, breast milk, blood and fat. Then they divided the women into two groups. One of the groups started supplementing with chlorella while pregnant.

They found that the women who supplemented with chlorella had 30% less dioxin in their breast milk than the women who did not. And they had 26% less dioxin in their cord blood – the blood that flows between the mother and the baby via the umbilical cord. [3]

A second study yielded even more encouraging results …

Again a group of pregnant women was divided into two groups. Half of the women supplemented with 6 grams of chlorella each day for six months, starting during the 12th to 16th week of their pregnancy. They supplemented with chlorella at every meal.

In this study, not only did the women who took chlorella have close to 50% less dioxin and other contaminants in their breast milk compared to the control group, but they had an additional gift for their children. Their breast milk contained more of the antibody immunoglobulin A – a key part of an infants' developing immune system – than the breast milk of the women who did not supplement did. [4]

High in protein, chlorophyll, B vitamins, lutein and other essential vitamins and minerals, chlorella provides an amazing spectrum of nutrition for a growing baby. But as these studies demonstrate, its prenatal benefits may be even larger … As the researchers are finding, chlorella may help limit how much dioxin your body absorbs and help your body excrete it faster. And as a result, your baby will be exposed to less dioxin, too.

Protect Your Baby From Dioxin With Chlorella

After some debate, experts generally conclude women should continue to breastfeed their children even if their breast milk is contaminated with dioxin. Health experts agree breast milk's nutritional and immunological benefits far outweigh the potential downsides of dioxin contamination.

But now you do not have to settle for such a compromise when it comes to your baby's health. As these studies demonstrate, chlorella can help your body get rid of dioxin and other pollutants you do not want inside of you or your baby. Better yet, it offers both you and your baby outstanding nutrition.

With chlorella as part of your prenatal nutrition plan, you can be sure you're giving your baby the best start ever.

Sources:

[1] Schecter, A., et al. Chlorinated Dioxins and Dibenzofurans in Human Tissue from General Populations: A Selective Review, Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements 1994; 102 (Supple 1): p. 159-171.

[2] Somogyi, A. Nuturing and Breast-feeding: Exposure to Chemicals in Breast Milk. Environmental Health Perspectives Journal 1993; 101 (Suppl 2): ​​p. 45-52.

[3] Nakano S et al., Maternal-fetal distribution and transfer of dioxins in pregnant women in Japan, and attempts to reduce maternal transfer with Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) supplements. Chemosphere. 2005 Dec; 61 (9): 1244-55. Epub 2005 Jun 27.

[4] Nakano, S et al. Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) supplementation decrees dioxin and increases immunoglobulin a concentrations in breast milk. J Med Food. 2007 Mar; 10 (1): 134-42.

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Bleeding After Menopause: Is It Possible?

Menopause signals the end of the menstrual cycle of ovulation and the binding that enterprises who most women refer to as the period. When a woman has made it 12 months with the absence of monthly bleeding, it is generally believed that menopause has been reached, but is it possible to continue bleeding after menopause? The answer is yes. Please continue reading to find out why some women have bleeding after the completion of menopause.

What to do if you experience post menopausal bleeding?

The first thing that you should do if you begin bleeding after menopause is to schedule an appointment with your health care provider. Do not wait for the bleeding to stop. There are many possible causes and only your health care provider can properly diagnose and recommend treatment for the cause of the bleeding.

Is cancer the only cause of post menopausal bleeding?

The most common reaction to unexpected vaginal bleeding after menopause is the dreaded “C” word. However; This is not always or even usually the case. There are many different possible causes for post menopausal vaginal bleeding which are not life threatening events. Although cancer can cause this symptom, it is generally something quite different. In the event that it is cervical or uterine cancer, catching the disease in stage 1 results in a 96% cure rate. This is why it's important to seek medical diagnosis immediately when you experience this unsettling symptom.

Non-cancerous causes of post menopausal bleeding

Endometrial hyperplasia – This is a condition that may result from an overabundance of estrogen and not enough progesterone. The lining of the uterus thickens and this may cause bleeding. This is more common in women who are obese. In addition, and with some patients, this condition can lead to endometrial cancer. It is not the case with all patients, however; those who have abnormal cells when tested for the condition, have a higher risk.

Polyps – Polyps are growths that may develop within the uterus, inside the cervical canal, or on the cervix. They are generally benign, or non-cancerous, and may cause vaginal bleeding after menopause .

Endometrial atrophy – This is a thinning of the endometrium, or tissue that lines the uterus. Due to the lessening of estrogen levels in the body, the endometrium may become much thinner and has the potential for bleeding due to the thinning.

Medication – Certain medications, such as blood thinners can cause post menopausal bleeding . Do not assume how; that these are the cause. Consult with your physician to make sure.

Infection – Infections in the cervix or uterus can also cause post menopausal bleeding.

Hormone therapy – Hormone therapy can also cause post bleeding after menopause. In addition to this, if the body ovulates, signally that menopause has not yet completed, this can also be a cause. Although more rare, it can happen.

Should I concern about post menopausal bleeding?

Any physical symptom out of the ordinary describs attention and should be investigated. Most often, bleeding after menopause is harmless. It can be a sign of a cancerous condition which can be frightening, so it pays to get medical attention right away and have this rule out. In addition, pre-catastrophic conditions may also cause vaginal bleeding after menopause . Catching this disease before it spreads results in a high success rate for treatment. The fear of contracting cancer is something that crosses the minds of most women experiencing this symptom, however; This is not generally the case, as only ten percent of women who experience post menopausal bleeding actually end up having cancer. There are more often, other causes responsible for the bleeding.

Conclusion

Women who experience bleeding after menopause should seek medical attention to identify the cause of this symptom. Most women will find that the bleeding is caused by conditions that are not life threatening, and highly treatable. Medication, hormones, infections, endometrial atrophy or polyps are some of the most common causes of post menopausal vaginal bleeding . For the ten percent who will test positive for pre-cancerous or cancer conditions, early detection of such conditions increase the odds of successful treatment. Some women may actually have bleeding due to ovulation because menopause has not fully completed. If you experience what you believe to be post menopausal bleeding, check with your health care provider to isolate the cause instead of waiting for the bleeding to stop or spending precious time worrying.

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C-Sections Performed Unnecessarily Throughout the U.S.

One out of three babies is delivered by Cesarean section (C-section). This surgery involves making a long incision in the pregnant woman's abdomen, then in the uterus through which the baby is removed. C-sections exist to make delivery safer for women and babies when something interferees with vaginal delivery.

But concerns have emerged recently about the number of C-sections being performed in many hospitals throughout the country. Some researchers and practitioners are suspected that the procedure is being treated not as the emergency standby method it is meant to be, but as an elective prescribed willy-nilly. This is troublesome because there are C-section risks for mom and potentially for baby as well.

Three scenarios typically merit a C-section: 1) the baby is not properly positioned to be delivered vaginally; 2) the mother has had a C-section before; and 3) the placenta is blocking the cervix so that the baby can not come through. A new Consumer Reports rating report for over 1,500 hospitals across the country found that, in most hospitals, C-sections are often performed in situations that do not fit these guidelines.

For hospitals overall, Consumer Reports found that the C-section rate for “low-risk” deliveries was 18% – up from 12.6% in 2000 and amounting to more than half of the overall C-section rate of 33%. The rate varied drastically by hospital, ranging from less than 5% of low-risk deliveries at Saint Croix Regional Medical Center in Wisconsin to nearly 57% at Three Rivers Medical Center in Kentucky.

Conductors of the survey found no clear reason why rates of low-risk delivery C-sections varied so highly. Consumer Reports spoke with Doctor Elliot Main, who choked it up to the medical culture of the staff at various hospitals. Main suspects that some doctors are eager to get home rather than see a natural labor through, and he notes that it's very easy to convince a woman in labor to have a C-section. It is also possible that doctors honestly believe longer deliveries come with more risk and compliance, information which is likely outdated.

The top 10 highest- and low-rated hospitals, as well as the Consumer Reports article describing the survey, can be found at http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2014/05/what-hospitals-do-not- want-you-to-know-about-c-sections / index.htm . The full rating chart is available to subscribers.

Side Effects / Risks of C-Sections

• More regional pain for woman after birth (perineum and incision site especially)
• Longer recovery for mother
• Life-threatening complications, rare in any case, are 3 times more likely for women with low-risk deliveries receiving C-section than those undergo vaginalbirth
• Risks increase with each subsection C-section, and having one C-section increments the chance of having another one
• Abdominal adhesions, which can lead to pain and spread to organs in the abdomen, causing bowel obstruction
• Babies delivered vaginally are more likely to be breastfed
Babies born vaginally are less likely to have breathing problems

The Takeaway

A C-section may seem like a good short-cut, but it's a major surgery that should be used only when deemed necessary, not a convenient alternative to vaginal birth. To increase the chances of not receiving an unnecessary C-section, pregnant women may want to look into the Consumer Reports rating chart before choosing a hospital.

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Many Women Are Affected By Cellulite

Just under the skins surface lies that horrible looking fat known as cellulite. It makes dimples that are not at all attractive on the skin. Believe it or not this term has been around and used for over a hundred years. Other names for this condition includes cottage cheese skin and orange peel skin. When you look at the skin from cellulite it really does resemble those terms. Women are usually teenagers before it appears, while men usually will not be affected by it. As the woman gets older the cellulite chances will increase.

Some research blames hormones and not being overweight like we mostly think it is. No hormone cure though is available even though it is thought to be the cause of the condition. You can even find thin individuals with it and the same with overweight people. The condition is no way a signal of something wrong with the person, just the ugly appearance does affect people's pride. Cellulite shows up on the body at locations like the hips, thighs and buttocks. The problem affects women in different degrees. Some have a mild problem and others will be overwhelmed with it. For the average woman it is not a problem until she decides to wear short pants or go the beach in her bathing suit.

The Appearance Can Be Reduced

As I mentioned before, orange peel skin can affect a lot of women and really upsets those with the problem. Needless to say, cellulite needs to be eliminated. Liposuction has become the treatment of choice for many women. This procedure needs to be done by a specialized physician. They will use their equipment just like a vacuum and from benefit the skin suck out all the fat they can. It can take a few visits and a bit of money to get this performed. It has been noted by many that the suction causes the cottage cheese skin to actually look worse than before.

Many use a massage therapists to work on the orange peel appearance. These therapists will target the affected areas. You can also find a load of cosmetic companies that say they have a product to rid your thighs, hips and buttocks of cellulite. As with almost all products you will find individuals that will swear by one solution or the other. And then there are a few health professionals out there that like a low fat diet to be used against the fat.

Cellulite is not as hard to get rid of as a few will have you believe. Just as in losing weight where exercise is used so will it improve the overall condition. So long as you have the motivation to carry out the exercises, you will and can see noticeable results.

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Workout Routines for Women

As the pace of modern life has increased over time, people have less time to spend for their health. Beside, the amount of physical labor that modern people undertake is threateningly low. On top of that, environmental pollution, anticipating impurity in food, etc. are making the task of staying healthy more difficult. Here, it is high time people got more conscious about health. Workouts can definitely aid in the journey to a healthy life. By working out, you will lose your extra, unnecessary fat in the body, you will enjoy increased blood flow in your vein, and then that will become more energetic and active. The chances of heart failure will reduce. Being a female, the importance of workouts for you is just as much as it is for a male.

Bodybuilding generally consists of the use of workout to manage and build up musculature. Female bodybuilding is like the male bodybuilding. The female bodybuilding in the nature of competition began in the late 1970s when women started to take part in bodybuilding contests.

Women not only need to look after family at home, but also need to maintain job at work. Here, staying fit is as much and sometimes more important for female than it is for male. Either you want to lose the extra weight, or maintain the fitness of your body, you need to exercise regularly. For effective workouts, first decide on the objective. Is it only the extra weight, or you need to build and tone muscles as well? Once decided, find the best routine that fits your way of life and objective.

The workout routines for women will certainly be different from that of male counterparts. The difference is mainly due to the differences in objectives, body shape and lifestyle. Females have particular objectives for working out ie a tighter butt, trimmer thighs, flatter belly, and toned arms – not an 18-inch neck, huge biceps, and thick thighs.

After choosing the working out routines, plan your schedule and food intake accordingly. It does not have to be one fixed time. Rather, it is important that you love your workout. Find the workout that you love most by trying different alternatives. Concentrate on your food intake. It is advisable to find out the food value of your menu before eating. You can also plan your food habit couple of days ahead. Beside, while shopping, try to avoid the junk foods, as those are usually high in calorie. Rather, focus on consuming more protein at breakfast and other meals. In fact, scientifically it is proven that protein helps keep you satisfied for longer, thus reducing your food intake frequency and quantity. Other than food habit, also focus on workout techniques. In workouts, try to lift weights sometimes. Science says that weight lifting can help one burn more fat.

Do not feel like having the workout today. Keep in mind that it is okay to be derailed off the workout routines sometimes. The more important thing is to come back to the track immediately. Last but not the least, over your temptation to have the rich, spicy, high calorie food as much as you can. However, there are certain things you can do to motivate yourself for regular workouts. Choose your workout clothes and tools that you like and will best suit you. You can also choose your workout place close to the nature so that the fresh air will energize your spirit, and natural beauty will soothe your eyes.

So, here are the ways to get the best workouts for women and the most out of your fitness routine, from trailing weight to dropping stress to feeling grand about yourself. Therefore, do your workouts regularly, keep fit, strong, beautiful and young as ever.

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Why People Choose to Proceed With Egg Donation?

Women who own eggs do not result in a viable pregnancy choose this treatment. There are various reasons why a woman's own eggs can not be used:

  • Premature ovarian failure is a leading cause where women stop producing eggs at an early age. There are cases where women go into early menopause in their early 20s. Women suffering from premature ovarian failure can no longer produce healthy eggs that can lead to pregnancy.
  • Some women are born without ovaries, in which case the only possibility of having a baby is through egg donation.
  • Women who go through chemotherapy or radiotherapy which ovaries may have been damaged by the treatment may also need this procedure
  • Women who produce eggs but have genetic diseases could also choose egg donation to ensure healthy children.
  • Older women with diminished ovarian reserves or older women who are going through menopause could also become pregnant with egg donation.

Use of donated eggs results in a highly enhanced pregnancy rates in the region of 75% – 80%. This is due to the egg donors' proven fertility. Egg donors go through strict screening to ensure that the egg donation will be successful. Most egg donors are below the age of 30 with proven ovarian reserves. They are also screened for genetic diseases and a psychological examination is performed.

The donated eggs can either be provided by an egg donor or by the receiver couple's friends or family. Depending on the regulation of the country, it can be absolutely illegal (eg Italy, Germany) or the egg donors could be known or anonymous. In anonymous egg donation, the clinic matches the most suitable donor for the couple based on physical characteristics.

Egg donation is performed in a very similar way to normal IVF procedure except that the egg of a donor is used for fertilization. The fertilized egg (embryo) is then transferred to the female who else could not use her own eggs. The pregnancy then develops normally. This greatly enhances the probability of a successful pregnancy.

In addition to traditional couples, recently gay couples have begun to use this procedure and surrogacy to become parents. However, there are only very few countries in the world where allow this in their regulations.

With the huge improvement of success rates, egg donation has really become a great hope for couples wishing to have babies where the woman could otherwise not conceive.

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How To Prevent Ovarian Cancer

Are you suffering from persistent abdominal pains? Do you experience persistent abdominal swapping and pressure, sudden loss of appetite or increased appetite, frequent urination and urinary urgency?

If your answer is yes to all the questions, you should speak to your doctor immediately. These symptoms that often mimic digestive problems, could mean something more serious such as ovarian cancer. Let's start by understanding where it begins, the risks of developing ovarian cancer, and also actions you can take to prevent.

Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. The ovaries are small, lumpy, almond-shaped glands that sit just above the fallopian tubes – one ovary on each side of the uterus. Every month during ovulation, either one of the ovaries produces a single mature egg for fertilization. Despite the fifth most common cancer among women, the cause is still unknown to medical professionals. Instead, a woman may be at risk of developing ovarian cancer if she is / has:

• A postmenopausal women over the age of 45

• A non-breastfeeding-feeding women or infertile

• Consuming contraceptive pills

• Eating a high-fat, high-protein, high-calorie diet

• A family history of ovarian cancer, or a family history of breast cancer and non-polyposis colon cancer

In the initial stages, early symptoms are not obvious, just like the ordinary digestive symptoms, so they often get ignored. Tumor usually grows to a certain size and is usually found at the pelvic area. Ovarian cancer grows and spreads very fast, so women must pay attention to the prevention and treatment of it.

Women aged 25 and above should start to focus on ovarian maintenance, as it will not only help to maintain beauty and good body shape, but also health and the prevention of ovarian cancer, including a number of gynecological diseases and systemic diseases.

Endocrine disorders are actually combination disorders of three hormones secreted by the ovary, namely estrogen, progesterone, androgen. High estrogen levels cause fibroids and cysts, while low estrogen levels cause body deformation and osteoporosis. High progesterone causes uterine endometriosis, while low progesterone causes difficulty to conceive. High androgen causes female to have masculine features. In short, any hormonal imbalance will cause serious harm to the health and body.

Supplements can help to balance the endocrine, protect the ovary, reduce the risk of breast cancer, and prevent ovarian cancer. Women with gynecological diseases can be treated. Women without gynecological diseases can better nourish the ovary, prevent gynecological diseases, and delay menopause.

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Have Your Periods Become Irregular?

While you may not be excited about menstruation, you tend to realize the importance of this cycle when, suddenly, it does not occur when it is provided to. Why do periods start earlier on some months, and later on others? Let's start by understanding how the menstrual cycle occurs.

The Regular Menstrual Cycle

During a woman's fertile life, follicles and eggs mature within the ovaries in a cycle that typically lasts 28 days. Every 28 days, about twenty eggs start to mature in fluid-filled sacs known as follicles. About 14 days into the menstrual cycle, only one follicle will release a mature egg for fertilization, while the rest of the follicles get absorbed by the body into the ovarian tissue. This process of releasing a mature egg is known as ovulation.

The empty follicle transforms into a corpus luteum, responsible for producing hormone progesterone crucial for pregnancy. If fertilization occurs, this hormonal support will continue through the pregnancy. If fertilization does not occur, the corpus luteum will wither, causing the uterus to shed its lining, resulting in the start of menstruation

The Irregular Menstrual Cycle

Having an irregular menstrual cycle means that the interval between periods varies each month. For example, sometimes your periods start every 20 days, sometimes they start every 30 days. The causes can range from hormonal fluctuations especially in adolescents and teens, pregnancy especially adults, or premature ovarian failure especially in women before the age of 40.

Other most common causes of irregular periods include:

  • Eating disorders
  • Over-exercising
  • Excess weight gain or loss
  • Stress or emotional problems
  • Hormonal problems
  • Breastfeeding
  • Medical drugs or birth-control pills
  • Travel

The ovary function starts to go downhill after women reach the age of 30. Premature ovarian failure is caused by a series of root problems. If ovarian function is poor, it can affect the secretion of female hormones, sexual function, skin and body measurements, causing facial hair, yellowish face, bloated body, vagina dryness and premature aging.

If ovary function deteriorates, it can result in:

  • Reproductive system: irregular menstruation, vaginal dryness, low ovulation
  • Reduced sex drive and sex life disruptions
  • Vegetative nervous system: hot flashes, irritability, depression, insomnia, etc
  • Physique changes: Weight gain, bloated belly, saggy hips, thick waist, etc
  • Skin and hair: dryness, loss of elasticity, hair loss, and reduced shine
  • Reduced immunity: infection or chronic diseases such as colds, infections
  • Cardiovascular system: the atherosclerosis, such as myocardial ischemia, myocardial infarction
  • Urinary system: contraction of the urinary tract, urinary frequency, urinary incontinence, etc
  • Bones: cervical spine diseases, rheumatism, arthritis, osteoporosis and so on
  • Digestive system: stomach discomfort, loss of appetite, constipation, etc.

Are you caring enough for your ovaries?

Many beauty salons offer ovary care massage treatments that may not be enough to treat your ovary health problem. This is because the essential oil can not penetrate deep enough into your body to reach your ovaries.

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The Top Natural Breast Enhancement Foods To Eat For Bigger Breasts

Breast augmentation surgery is a billion dollar industry with many women willing to go under the knife in order to have larger breasts. But before you go under the knife, you should know that there are many natural ways to make your dreams of having larger breasts come true. One of these is to use food. If you are interested in this, here are some of the top natural breastfeeding enhancement foods you need to eat more of a larger bust.

Why do I have small breasts?

There are many reasons why many women have small breasts and one of the top reasons is having excess amounts of the male hormone testosterone. Yes, women do have testosterone in their bodies but ideally, it should only be in small amounts. The female hormone known as estrogen usually kicks in at puberty to enable breast growth and the development of curves. Men also have estrogen but ideally, it is in small amounts that are much less than that in woman.

Men with excess amounts of estrogen may have less body hair, hips, bigger butts, man boobs (moobs), etc. Conversely, in addition to having small breasts, women with excessive amounts of testosterone may have more body hair, deeper voices, an Adam's apple, broad shoulders, etc.

Keep in mind that an excessive amount of testosterone is just on e cause of having small breasts. Excess testosterone production suppresses estrogen's breast growing capability.

Hormonal imbalance is usually noted at puberty, during menopause, during the menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, etc. This imbalance may lead to excessive production of testosterone which then supersedes the activity of estrogen.

The exception is that during pregnancy, the breasts actually grow larger but it is not because of estrogen. During pregnancy, another hormone in the female body known as progesterone is responsible for enlarging the breasts during pregnancy as well as milk production after birth.

Since getting pregnant just to have larger breasts may be out of the question and surgery costs too much and comes with unpleasant side effects including the fake looking breasts, what can you do to get bigger breasts?

Increasing the levels of estrogen in the body may work if excessive testosterone is the reason for your small breasts.

One of the best ways to boost levels of estrogen in your body is to eat certain foods that are rich in estrogen. This helps to maintain the proper estrogen / testosterone balance which can increase breast size. Some of the top breastfeeding enhancing foods that are rich in estrogen include the following;

Natural breast enhancement foods

1. Fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains

These contain phyto (plant) estrogens that mimic the action of the estrogen produced by the body. The increase of estrogen in the body due to eating these phytoestrogen rich foods helps to control testosterone production and may lead to breast enhancement.

Vegetables and legumes that are rich sources of phytoestrogens include carrots, beets, cucumbers, soybean sprouts, garlic, green beans, chickpeas, black eyed peas, etc.

Fruits rich in estrogen include cherries, apples, peaches, dried prunes, strawberries, raspberries, etc.

Grains and seeds that are estrogen rich include flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, barley, wheat, rice, etc.

2. Green vegetables and leaves

As breasts expand, eating green vegetables and leaves can also help to prevent the related stretch marks as the skin expands to accommodate the larger breasts. Large breasts are great but not when they are covered with stretch marks.

3. Nuts

Nuts such as chestnuts, pistachios, walnuts, etc, contain high amounts of breast enhancing phytoestrogens.

4. Herbs

There are many herbs that are usually recommended for natural breast growth because they contain some of the richest sources of phytoestrogens. Many of these herbs also contain more than one type of phytoestrogens. Highly performing herbs for breast enlargement include but are not limited to;

  • Pueraria mirifica which is native to Thailand and Myanmar and contains more than four different types of phytoestrogens some of which are only found in this herb.
  • Watercress leaf which is rich in various phytonutrients.
  • Red clover is very rich in isoflavones which are water soluble chemicals that mimic estrogen.
  • Fenugreek seeds and sprouts are highly valued not only for breast enhancement but for increased milk production in nursing women.
  • Saw palmetto berry oil contains a variety of physosterols which can also help reverse atrophy (wasting away) of the mammary gland.
  • Fennel seeds are abundant in flavonoids which are compounds with estrogenic properties.
  • Wild yam root contains very powerful phytochemicals that can help with natural breast enlargement.
  • Dong quai root which should really be crowned the ultimate female herb as it wears many hats and is usually recommended for various feminine issues can also help stimulate breast enlargement when used correctly.

5. Chicken

Chicken is one of the top natural breast enhancement foods as it helps to increase the production of estrogen. Do try to avoid the chemical laden chicken and only eat the meat obtained from free range chickens that are not pumped full of antibiotics, steroids and other chemicals that may have negative consequences in your body.

6. Beverages

Certain beverages also contain phytoestrogens that can help with breast enlargement. These include red wine, white wine, green tea, etc. This also includes soy milk that is produced from soy beans which already mentioned, contains high amounts of phytoestrogens.

7. Healthy fats

There are bad fats (trans fats and most saturated fats) which should be avoided. But there are also good or healthy fats that are extremely beneficial for your body as well as breast enhancement.

Bad fats usually sit in your belly making you unhealthy and being difficult to get rid of. Healthy fats are distributed all over the body including your breasts. Healthy fats include polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). Both types are beneficial for the body but MUFAs are especially beneficial for breasts and include olives, olive oil, avocados, avocado oil, various nuts, sesame seeds, sesame seed oil, herring, etc.

These are a few of the top natural breast enhancement foods that you need to eat if you want bigger breasts. These help to not only increase the levels of estrogen in the body but also help to control other hormones like testosterone that suppress estrogen and can result in small breasts.

While eating the right foods is important for breast growth, you also need to stop or reduce the consumption of unhealthy foods such as fast foods, drink more water, get adequate sleep, exercise, avoid alcohol (except for a little wine here and there) and carbonated drinks, etc.

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How to Regain Your Sex Drive – Increasing Female Libido Naturally

Do you want to enjoy a robust libido once again?

It is unfortunate that most women lose their sexual appetite as they get older. A mix of various factors such as age, hormonal changes in the body, emotional issues like stress, depression etc. can deprive you of your sexual desire.

However, it is possible to enhance female libido with the help of some changes in diet and lifestyle.

Here are some simple ways to boost your libido:

1. Just Relax

The first and foremost step to enhancement libido is to de-stress yourself. Just relax and forget about all your worries. Work pressure, daily chores, teenage kids etc. can leave you in no mood for having sex.

Try to take out time for yourself. Enjoy a few precious moments with your partner. You would be surprised to see what it can do for your libido and sex life.

2. Workout Regularly

Exercising regularly can help you keep fit. It can help you stay in shape. This can make you feel more confident of yourself. It can also help improve your body image.

Not just this, exercise can also help you beat stress. Another benefit is that it can help increase blood circulation in your body. This can help increase your libido naturally.

3. Try Foods that Increase Nitric Oxide Production

Foods that help increase nitric oxide in the body help dilate blood vessels so that more blood can flow into the clitoris. This can help increase your sexual desire. Pomegranate is one of the best foods that can help increase nitric oxide secretion in your body. Apart from this, foods that are rich in l-arginine also help increase nitric oxide production. Some of the best sources of such foods include red meat, fish, poultry, nuts and beans etc.

Certain herbs like ginkgo biloba and horny goat weed are also extremely effective in enhancing nitric oxide production.

4. Try a Natural Libido Supplement

Natural libido supplements are a blessing in disguise for most women. Such supplements are a powerful blend of herbal extracts, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that help:

  • increase blood flow to the genitals
  • enhancement nitric oxide secretion
  • stimulate estrogen production in the body etc.

Top of the line supplements are safe and free of all kinds of side effects. They do not interfere with any other medicine such as birth control pills etc.

So, if you want to enjoy sex once again, check out the best libido pills that have become a massive hit among women.

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Foods That Increase Libido in Women

Do you suffer with low libido or sex drive?

Trust me, you are not alone. Millions of women experience a drop in their sexual appetite as they turn older. However, there are certain foods that can help boost your sex drive naturally.

Here are some of them:

1. Red Meat

Red meat is a great source of zinc and can help your body produce more testosterone. Although testosterone is the principle male hormone, women also produce it in smaller quantities. However, a drop in testosterone levels can result in poor libido or sex drive.

Zinc in red meat can help increase testosterone and also inhibit production of prolactin, that can impair your sexual function.

This gives you ample reason to enjoy your steak!

2. Enjoy Salmon

Salmon is a classic example of oily fish that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Such fats are important for keeping your arms well oiled to ensure good blood circulation in your body. They can help increase blood flow to the genitals.

Thus, such fish can help strengthen libido in women.

Another benefit is that your body needs such fats for proper production of estrogen and other sex hormones.

Last, but not the least, such fats can also help increase dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is also called the 'feel good chemical' and it can help you get in the mood to have sex.

3. Have Some Chocolate

Chocolate is an excellent aphrodisiac. It contains magnesium that helps you relax.By de-stressing, it puts you in the right frame of mind to have and enjoy sex. Moreover, it helps release endorphins in your body that make you feel good and sexy.

4. Begin Your Day with Oatmeal

Oats are excellent for increasing your libido or sex drive. They are an abundant source of l-arginine that helps increase nitric oxide secretion in your body. Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow to the clitoris.

So, try to begin your day with oatmeal. It will also help strengthen your energy levels.

After all, good sex is all about energy!

5. Try a Natural Libido Boosting Supplement

Apart from the above, you can also try a natural libido boosting supplement that compresses of time-tested herbs, minerals and vitamins.

Some of the best supplements contain ingredients like ginkgo biloba, hops extract, vitamin C, l-arginine, tribulus etc. Such supplements increase blood flow to the clitoris and increase and balance production of sex hormones in the body.

They not only enhance libido but also help alleviate other problems like vaginal dryness and hot flashes. Good quality supplements are approved by doctors and do not have negative side effects.

So, if you want to enjoy better sex, check out the best libido supplements for women that have been getting outstanding user reviews.

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How to Increase Female Libido Naturally – Easy Tips to Increase Sex Drive in Women

Millions of women suffer with libido problems in middle age. Although age is a factor, it is not the only cause behind your diminishing sex drive. Other factors such as hormonal shift in the body, stress, depression, fatigue, relationship issues etc. can also take a toll on your sexual appetite.

The good news, however, is that it is possible to inspire female libido with simple changes in diet and lifestyle.

Here are some easy ways to increase your sex drive:

1. An Understanding Partner

As far as women are concerned, they need to be prepared emotionally to have sex. Lack of understanding or communication with your partner can make you lose interest in sex. Better communication with your partner can help resolve a lot of conflicts.

If he loves you, he will listen to you. This can help increase understanding between you two and enhance intelligence. It can strengthen your bond with each other and act as a powerful libido booster.

2. Enjoy Something Exciting Together

Instead of a walk on the beach, go for surfing. When you do something excited, your heart begins racing faster and your nervous system gets activated. This is the same thing that happens when you get sexually aroused.

Doing such an exciting activity together can help you grow closer to each other and increase your sexual desire too.

3. Consider Red Wine

Typically, alcohol has a suppressing effect on your sex drive. However, red wine can actually help boost your sex drive or libido. This is because it is rich in polyphenols that help blood vessels expand, resulting in increased blood flow through your body, including the genitals.

However, the key is to limit it to just one glass. Any more than that can prove counter productive.

4. Practice Yoga

Yoga is a great form of exercise. It can help you relax and calm your nerves. Another benefit is that it can make you more familiar with your body. Yoga can also help improve blood circulation in your body. Thus, it can act as a great libido booster for women.

5. Try a Natural Libido Boosting Supplement

Last, but not the least, you must also try a natural libido enhancement supplement for women.

Such supplements have changed the face of female enhancement industry. They are getting increasingly popular with time. Such pills are a blend of herbs, minerals and amino acids that increase blood flow to the genitals, stimulate and balance production of sex hormones in the body and strength response to sexual stimulation.

Good quality supplements are safe and devoid of side effects.

So, if you want to increase your sex drive, check out the most powerful libido pills for women that have been getting a huge response.

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Ways to Enhance Libido in Women

Do you want to get a libido boost?

Most women lose their sexual appetite as they get older. Although age is one the factors that can take a toll on your libido, it is other issues such as stress, fatigue, hormonal changes in the body, relationship issues etc. that play a greater role in determining your sex drive or libido.

Lack of sex drive can, however, affect your relationship too and can make your man look for other ways to seek sexual satisfaction.

By increasing your libido or sex drive, you can add spark to your relationship once again. There is no harm in trying to enhance your sex drive and enjoy sex once again.

Here are some simple and easy ways to increase your libido:

1. Begin by De-Stressing Yourself

As far as women are concerned, state of their mental well-being is a crucial factor in determining their sex drive. Stress, depression, guilt, relationship issues etc. can lower your desire to have sex.

Try to de-stress yourself. Juts relax and go out with your partner. A simple walk on the beach, holding each other's hands, can help you two grow closer to each other. Trust me, simple things like this can help boost your libido or desire to have sex.

Yet another way to reduce stress is with the help of yoga. It is a great exercise form that concentrates on body postures and breathing patterns. It can help you achieve inner calm and peace. One of the most interesting effects of yoga is that it can help reduce stress.

It can also help increase blood circulation in your body. Better blood circulation can enhance energy and libido. Basically, it can strengthen all your internal systems. If you want to enjoy better sexual and overall health, try to join a yoga class.

2. Try Some Natural Libido Pills

Apart from the above, you can also try a natural libido pill. Such pills are getting increasingly popular since they are safe and effective at the same time.

Such pills are made with powerful herbs, minerals and other nutrients that:

  • increase blood circulation to the genitals
  • enhancement production of sex hormones including estrogen, testosterone and progesterone
  • increase nitric oxide secretion in the body
  • Ensure quick and full body arousal etc.

Such pills can increase response to sexual stimulation. They can also increase natural lubrication so that you do not have to worry about vaginal dryness. Top of the line pills do not have any side effects and are recommended by doctors too.

So, if you want to enjoy sex once again, check out the best libido pills for women that have been getting excellent reviews.

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