Monday, July 30, 2007

Tomato Soup Boosts Male Fertility?

There's always a new study coming out that suggests "this or that" can help to improve fertility.  I'm a big believer in, "if it can't hurt, why not?."  Some new research in a very limited study suggested that eating a can of tomato soup daily may help to boost fertility in men.  The reason is a substance called lycopene which is found in tomatoes and has been touted as being very healthy in general.  It works in the body better when it is cooked, which is why the tomato soup is recommended instead of eating fresh tomoatoes.  In this case, since lycopene is known to be a healthy addition to any diet, I'd certainly recommend adding it to the diet for any male's who are trying to increase their fertility.
Daily dose of tomato soup can boost male fertility
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - 20 hours ago
Photo / Listener Eating a can of tomato soup every day can help men increase their fertility, scientists have claimed. A research team from the University ...

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Yoga To Boost Fertility?

Very cool news story about using yoga as an aid to conception.  The article points out that there are several controllable factors such as diet, exercise and stress which can affect a woman's ability to conceive.  Yoga has always been known to help reduce stress so it may be something to try as it certainly can't hurt.   If you don't want to read the news story, there is a video of the newsclip you can watch instead.

Using Yoga To Boost Fertility
NewsChannel 9 WSYR, NY - 16 hours ago
Lisa Kiefer, owner of the CNY Yoga Center in Liverpool says, “You hear stories about people trying to get pregnant, go through all the treatments, ...

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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Are Alternative Therapies Hurting Your Chances of Pregnancy?

Some new research has come out claiming that women using alternative therapies along with IVF have a reduced chance of getting pregnant.  This research is likely to cause some confusion as many women turn to alternative therapies to help increase their chances of pregnancy.  The truth is, the study doesn't differentiate between women using herbal treatments and those using relaxation techniques such as acupuncture and/or reflexology.  It makes sense that mixing herbs with infertility drugs could cause potential problems, but it seems ridiculous that stress relieving treatments could do anything other than help. 

Alternative therapies 'cut IVF fertility rates',?United Kingdom?- 10 hours ago
Researchers found women who used complementary and alternative therapies (CATs) while undergoing fertility treatment were 30 per cent less likely to become ...