Dangers of Depo Provera

What your doctor may not tell you about the dangers of Depo Provera – DANGER AHEAD If you like what you learn here, please link to us and let your friends know too. (Press and Hold CTRL and the letter D now to bookmark our site.) Liking us on Facebook, linking to us in your favorite forums, Tweeting our page, all help to get the word out and help others with the information you learn from here today. The Natural Alternative to Provera Some of the information below is from the article “Provera or The Toxic Drug” according to Dr. Lee and other parts are according to the Physician’s Desk Reference or as noted.  Though the cost of depo-provera  can be close to $100 per injection, the actual cost of taking it is much more.  It is the physical, emotional and psychological cost that has no dollar amount.  Natural progesterone cream is about $40 for a 3 month supply; including shipping AND it is the natural bio-identical to your own progesterone-manufactured-in-your-body, choice. Depo Provera FAQ list Adverse reactions to Depo-provera / side affects of depo provera (Dangers of Depo Provera) Ingredients of Depo-provera and what they do and what they mean Interesting_tidbits Warnings about Depo-provera (Dangers of Depo Provera) Precautions of Depo-Provera (Dangers of Depo Provera) Weight_loss and weight gain_and Depo-provera Info from the Provera website More important than reading the whole article is that I want to list the adverse reactions listed on their site first.  This is often what women are looking for on our site.  Also, I would like to note that the progesterone creams  NOT  progestins,...

Clomid

Clomid or Clomiphene Citrate: The whole story Please consider liking this page or linking to us and helping others not to fall prey.  I have added a few questions as a checklist at the end of some paragraphs. Please read this carefully and consider natural alternatives such as cleansing, dietary changes or herbs.  Please consider cleansing and building for TTC for the sake of your own health and that of your baby.  Clomid forces an action that is not natural to the body and its intensity in the days of use is only the beginning of the many dangers. According to the Physician’s Desk Reference Why is this drug prescribed? Clomiphene is prescribed for the treatment of ovulatory failure in women who wish to become pregnant and whose husbands are fertile and potent.     My notes: Has your husband been checked with a semen analysis test?  See testing in our store. Most important facts about this drug Properly timed sexual intercourse is very important to increase the chances of conception. The likelihood of conception diminishes with each succeeding course of treatment. Your doctor will determine the need for continuing therapy after the first course. If you do not ovulate after 3 courses or do not become pregnant after 3 ovulations, your doctor will stop this therapy. My notes: If you have been on Clomiphene, has your doctor informed you of this?   How many courses have you completed?  Does your doctor have your best interest in mind if you have been given more than the FDA allows? How should you take this medication? Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your...

Egg Whites for Cervical Mucus

How to use egg whites in place of cervical mucus: Leave egg out to make it room temperature.   So you won’t be shocked by the cold.   : ) When ready to use it,  just crack the egg open and pour only the whites into a small cup, bowl or jar and use an eye dropper or syringe to squeeze in the egg whites. Have DH shoot it into you while you are laying with your legs up, maybe even propped up on pillows.  “Dance your dance” and relax. Then it is up to the “swimmers” to begin their journey. Important Note:  It is the protein makeup that makes egg whites a viable alternative to cervical mucus.   Vaseline or lubricants like KY jelly will not give the same results and will actually deter fertility. Consider a sperm safe gel like Slippery Stuff instead of these other over-the-counter aids. Share and...

Birth Control Pills

Birth Control Pills:  The chemicals (progestins) in BCPs suppress the natural production of hormones, increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, and the inability to assimilate nutrients, all which prevent fertility.   Deficiencies in Vitamins B6, B12, C, Folic Acid and Iron are all associated with BCP’s . It may also raise levels of Vitamin A to toxicity which is known as a cause of birth defects.  See Progesterone F A Qs Many women experience amenorrhea when they go off the pill which means failure to menstruate OR ovulate.  All because the pill disrupts the normal flow of hormones from the hypothalamus in the brain to the pituitary gland and from there to the ovaries. For more information on restoring ovulation and healing the ovaries after chemical birth control see: OvarInfo Share and...

Unexplained Infertility

Unexplained Infertility Unexplained infertility is one of the most frustrating diagnoses.  You almost wish something was wrong with you so that you can fix it rather than having no answers at all. You are not alone.  Some studies report that up to 30% of infertility is unexplained.  However common, it is still difficult to go through. We believe that you can overcome infertility by making your body healthier overall. Write to us for personal help with your situation or read many of the articles and testimonies found here already.   Share and...

Secondary Infertility

Secondary infertility is a confusing diagnosis.   You already have a child…why is it so difficult to have another one? Secondary infertility is even more common than primary infertility.  And it is very different.  You might feel guilty about your infertility because you have friends who haven’t been able to get pregnant at all. You should not feel greedy for wanting another child.  Your frustration is just as valid. Making your body healthy overall can help you overcome your infertility.  We are adding more posts to this section.  Please write to us using the contact form so we can help you through this personally.   Share and...

Hypertension

Of all the illnesses that make up cardiovascular diseases (CVD)—such as heart attack, stroke, angina pectoris, atherosclerosis, and arteriosclerosis—high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is the most common. It is also a condition about which many North Americans are complacent. This is a riddle. Hypertension may be common, and we may not worry about it, but it can be deadly. Hypertension can result in serious conditions such as kidney disease to traumatic and often tragic events such as stroke, heart attack, and even death. So why the laid-back attitude? Do we just not care? It may be because of how hypertension “works.” It is quiet—there is no evidence of the disease until it has progressed to the point at which a crisis occurs. Its treatment is not without a physical cost—much of the medication used for hypertension has uncomfortable and troubling side effects. Nor is its treatment of short duration—hypertension therapy is generally lifelong. However, treatment does not have to be uncomfortable—hypertension can be lowered through three things that have no negative side effects (and actually have positive side effects); three things for which you may not have to pay extra because you use them as a matter of course; and three things that you may actually enjoy. These three things are diet, supplements, and exercise. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol; rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber; and contains small amounts of nonfat dairy products and meat, fish, poultry, or nuts. Hypertensive volunteers who followed this diet for eight weeks saw a significant reduction in blood...

PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal diseases affecting reproductive-aged women. Unfortunately, it is also the most under-diagnosed. Causes of Ovarian Cysts: Hormonal imbalance Hypothyroidism Dietary factors Genetic predispostion Cigarette smoking Psycological / emotional / sociological influences What symptoms may occur: Abdominal fullness or heaviness Pressure on the rectum or bladder Pelvic pain during intercourse Nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness A pelvic exam or ultrasound can determine the presence of cysts or polycystic ovaries. Alternative medicine therapies: Acupuncture Castor oil packs Dietary changes Herbal medicine Homeopathy Natural progesterone therapy (see shutdown/cleansing section Nutritional supplements Sitz baths Linked pages to help you overcome PCOS are coming soon. Thank you for your patience. This page is currently under construction. Share and...

Recurring Loss of Pregnancy

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss First off we are sorry for your losses and understand better than anyone. Recurrent pregnancy loss is frustrating and disheartening.  And, it often comes after finally overcoming infertility. You are not alone in your pain and frustration.  It’s not easy, but you need to stay hopeful.  Please let us help you in your pain, recovery and the next steps to take to help it not to happen again. Send us an email through our contact form.  Bless you, Brenda     Share and...

World Class Athlete

At first glance, Jim Quinn and Tony Ray do not seem to have much in common.  Jim is from the southern United states – the great state Georgia –  and has a background in a “traditional” sport: He started swimming when he was 8 years old and evolved into a triathlete after college.  Tony Ray, on the other hand, grew up on the other side of the world, in Australia, and was introduced to the decidedly nonmainstream sport of surfing when he was 7 years old: His dad gave him a surfboard for Christmas.  So what do these two world-class athletes have in common?  AIM products! Since being introduced to the AIM products, Tony has caught the wave and is riding high. He has discovered new strength and believes that this has translated into moving to the next level. “Since I’ve been on the products, I’ve had a lot of success. They’ve really helped. In November 1997, I won the OP Pro Surfing Championship in Hawaii, which is one of the most prestigious in the world.” Last February, at the Reef Big Wave Team World Championship ’98, in Baja, Mexico, Tony placed second after Carlos Burke snuck ahead of him in the last 15 minutes of the final hour. And in April, Tony competed in the Rip Curl Bells Pro, where he again surfed against the best in the world and outsurfed the four-time world champion, Kelly Slater. Tony is not hesitant to give credit to AIM products. “They work for me, I just really like them. I can definitely feel a difference in my energy levels, especially with...

Heart Disease

The ChangingParadigm Heart Disease At one time, nothing could be done about heart disease. As someone clutched their heart and gasped, we could do nothing but look on in pain. As we learned more about the heart, we developed drugs and learned how to cut open the body and partially repair the heart. Today, the death rate for all heart-related diseases is 45 percent of what it was in 1963. Many claim that drugs and surgery are the reasons for this. But, if this is so, why is “progress” slow-ing down? According to the Harvard Health Letter (January 1998), there appears to be a slight rise in the incidences of stroke and kidney disease, and a leveling of the death rate from heart disease among U.S. adults. In other words, perhaps the well-established paradigm–drugs and surgery-is not the best answer. Perhaps it is time to review our past and see what we can learn. Perhaps it is time to change the paradigm. History The history of the heart and its diseases, like all medical history, is a history of ideas: an initial idea, reinforcement of the idea, challenges to the idea, rebukes to the challenges, and, perhaps, a new idea. One of the first ideas was put forth by Erasi-stratus of Alexandria, who dissected animals and humans (probably Egyptian mummies) 2,300 years ago. He discovered the veins, arteries, and nerves, and postulated that the heart is nothing more than their junction and that the arteries contain not blood, but air, spirit, or soul (called pneuma). This entered the body through the nose, throat, and lungs-in other words, through breathing....

Healthy Cell Concept

The Healthy Cell Concept™ is one of the most important ideas that sets AIM apart from other health and nutrition companies.This concept is the basis for all AIM products and for improving quality of life. While other companies may look to just jump on the “hot product” bandwagon, AIM requires that all products adhere to the Healthy Cell Concept. The Healthy Cell Concept proposes that keeping the cell—the basic living unit of the body—healthy results in the whole body being healthy. The body and health are holistic: that is, they are both the greater whole of a number of smaller parts. The Healthy Cell Concept focuses on five of these smaller parts: Cell food, cell exercise, cell environment, cell protection, and a healthy mental attitude. These “parts” are both separate from each other and interrelated. Understanding and practicing the five ideas expressed in the Healthy Cell Concept adds up to the greater whole of a healthier life. The Healthy Cell Concept™ Cell food For our cells to be healthy, they must have pure, whole, natural, fresh foods. The best foods are raw foods, as their elements remain intact as they were created by nature. Raw foods are not modified by cooking or processes that subtract from the natural substances found in them. If we eat well, we do much toward achieving and maintaining health. Cell exercise Our cells need exercise to remain healthy. Exercise provides strength, flexibility, and mental alertness. Exercise also provides overall good health. Cell environment The environment we live in is important to our health. We may eat well and exercise, but if we live in...

Galactorhea

Galactorrhea, Milk Consumption and Fertility from the book Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition by Marilyn M. Shannon New research provides evidence that in some women milk consumption may be related to decreased fertility as they age as well as early  menopause.  This is because a sugar found only in milk, galactose, is harmful to the ovaries.  When the original milk sugar, lactose, is digested, two smaller sugars, glucose and galactose, are produced. The liver quickly takes up the galactose and converts it into glucose, so that what we call “blood sugar” is all glucose.  However, some women cannot make this conversion well, and they ahve galactose circulating in their blood.  the galactose apparently is harmful to the unfertilized eggs, which must coninue to develop before ovulation. Should you restrict milk products? If you have unexplained infertility or cycle irregularities, especially sccondary infertilty in your thirties, idealy you could have you blood tested for the present of galactose.  A negative test after drinking milk would conclusively show that ths is not your problem.  If you cannot find a physician willing to test your blood, in addition to the other nutritional suggestions here, you may wish to avoid all milk products except or butter for six to nine months, charting your cycles so that you canobserve any improvement in mucus and temperature patterns. Butter is purely fat and is an essential fatty acid of sorts – important to note that many women believe it is best to drink skim or 1% milk.  This is not true because that makes it more milk, less fat and the fat is not what people have...

Benefits of Fish Oils

Is fish oil fishy? Is fish oil passé? Health fads come and go, even in alternative health. A substance that received a good deal of acclaim a few years ago is fish oil. Recently, however, we have not heard so much about this product from the deep, as herbs seem to be the growing topic in health magazines and the popular press. Has fish oil lost its health luster? Fish oil first burst onto the cardiovascular scene in the 1970s, when epidemiological studies looking at the consumption of fish in relation to cardiovascular disease revealed that Eskimo populations that consume large quantities of fish show relatively low evidence of cardiovascular disease. This led to numerous studies exploring the potential link between fish and cardiovascular health.  Further research on fish and fish oil resulted in a tug of war. One study confirms their health benefits; another “proves” that benefits are exaggerated. A newer study reconfirms their benefits yet again, only to be “second-guessed” by yet another study. What was this tug of war and who won? Initially, it was over fish and fish oil’s effect on lipid (fats, such as cholesterol and triglycerides) levels. Consuming fish oil was said to lower, then raise, then lower, then raise cholesterol levels. One point that was agreed upon was that fish oil lowers triglyceride rates. And as for cholesterol levels? The debate over whether fish oil reduces or increases LDL cholesterol levels can perhaps best be summed up by W.S. Harris, as cited by Neil Stone, M.D., in a 1997 issue (65:4) of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Stone notes that in...

Benefits of Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay and DetoxFrom Dr. Bernard Jensen’s book: Guide to Diet and Detoxification Bentonite Clay and DetoxFrom Dr. Bernard Jensen’s book: Guide to Diet and Detoxification“When used with the elimination diet, these products assist in producing the most thorough elimination possible.”  He goes on to suggest that they are helpful because they do not further bulk the impactions often found in the bowel. From:  http://www.alternativemedicine.com/ Order healthy supplements at WholeFamilyHealth.com/shop The notion of eating clay to produce internal healing will no doubt strike many as farfetched if not a little primitive. But natural clay, especially the form known as bentonite, has not only been used medicinally for centuries by indigenous  peoples around the world, but has, in recent years, been increasingly prescribed by practitioners of alternative medicine as a simple but effective internal cleanser to assist in reversing numerous health problems. Clay is a great healer, according to clay expert Ran Knishinsky in The Clay Cure (Healing Arts Press, 1998), who quips I have been eating dirt every day for the past six years. Indeed, in over 200 cultures worldwide, every day people eat or drink clay the medicinal form of dirt as both a nutritional supplement and detoxifying agent, observes Knishinsky. It is not ordinary dirt of course. The name bentonite refers to a clay first identified (or named) in cretaceous rocks in Fort Benton, Wyoming. Although bentonite deposits occur worldwide, many of the largest concentrations are found in the Great Plains area of North America. Bentonite is not a mineral but a commercial name for montmorillonite, the active mineral in many medicinal clays and which comes from  weathered volcanic...

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia CAH

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is not a single disease but a group of genetic conditions related to each other by way of the adrenal glands. a family of genetic conditions affecting your adrenal glands. It especially affects children (girls and boys) in that it keeps their genitals from developing properly and growth is also inhibited. Those with congenital adrenal hyperplasia have adrenal glands that under produce cortisol (a hormone). It can be life-threatening but does not have to be. Share and...

Dysmenorrhea

Let’s look at dysmenorrhea, its diagnosis, cause and what can be done to help it. What is dysmenorrhea? Severe menstruation with pain and a lot of bleeding would describe dysmenorrhea best? You know what that means. Dreading not just the PMS but the actual menstruation period. What is the definition of dysmenorrhea? If you translate dysmenorrhea it would be something like “difficult menstruation.” Menorrhea is the bleeding part of your period and the “dys” is the hard part. What would be included in dysmenorrhea diagnosis? And. What are the dysmenorrhea causes? The first thing you want to think about is what part of your body is lacking and affecting the rest. First look at any hormonal imbalance there might be between estrogen and progesterone. The best way to do this is to have a saliva hormone home test kit which will test estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. By first testing these hormones you can better tell what you need to do in order to re-balance these female hormones. http://www.wholefamilyhealth.com/shop/catalog.php?item=34 Using a non-invasive saliva test kit you are able to check your hormone levels in the privacy of your home. Click for more info about Body Balance Hormone Test Kits Read about Cycle Balance, Happy PMS and AIM Renewed Balance progesterone creams. Dr. Lee recommends natural progesterone cream to counter the imbalance of estrogen and progesterone levels. Liver and dysmenorrhea: It is the liver that regulates the progesterone and estrogen balance. Too much estrogen in relationship to the proper levels of progesterone and you will have excessive bleeding and discharge from the uterus. Liver imbalance is a result of poor dietary...

Female Health

Feminine health is as complicated as it gets. There are so many mysteries to the female reproductive system. If a “women’s” health issue arises it is very important to deal with it properly and quickly to avoid long term effects. Most feminine health problems will respond well to natural health aka holistic approaches. Correcting the concern before it becomes irreversible is the key. Here are a few female health problems that are common to infertile and hormonally imbalanced women. Dysmenorrhea Amenorrhea See our individual articles on the subjects above. Share and...

Natural Progesterone Cream Shutdown

According to Dr. John R. Lee, MD it is sometimes necessary to shut “off” the ovaries for a few months to allow the body to heal. PCOS, PCOD, short luteal phases, ovarian cysts and other similar fertility issues will impede the bodies ability to conceive. In our history of helping couples to conceive naturally we have to come to understand the connections between the liver, colon, (including parasites residing in them) kidneys and background issues inhibiting fertility.  Time always feels short, especially for couples who have been trying for some time to conceive. Naturally, couples are anxious about the time and don’t normally want to take 3 months off. Once we have helped them to understand the importance of cleansing, according to traditional Chinese medicine and herbal medicine’s wisdom, they can embark on a journey using a powerful plan to achieve fertility naturally AND safely.    We do not say powerful lightly. This plan WORKS! We have every reason to believe it may very well work for YOU! I will venture to say that most of the women (and men) who come through our site and support group take part in this cleanse. Most leave pregnant; IF they have followed the plan to get healthier. We have put these pages together since 1998, through the study of alternative medicine, traditional folk uses of herbs, and for restoration and building of the body.  In this case of course, we focus on finding information to support these actions in the reproductive “department.” It is our wish to help you conceive, as many others have, naturally. Join our InfertilityWorkshop group at Yahoo...

Natural Progesterone Cream Shutdown 2

How to choose a natural progesterone cream for the NPC Shutdown – cleansing program for fertility (infertility) You may be thinking right now “Just cut to the chase and tell me what I need to do.” Our website is not the quick fix but THE fix. It is about helping you to make changes and understand that fertility should be the norm out of a body that is full of life in every cell. Let’s take a little longer and get to that place where you can see why it is important to get healthy and not just get a prescription for Clomid or Serophene (the brand names) or the generic name Clomiphene. So let me teach you a little about how the body works and WHY cleansing is a good idea during this time. There is no pressure to purchase from our site but we do have our ideas of what products and companies have proven themselves worthy of noting. This page has moved with the streamlining of our website.  We are sure you will like it even better and understand more of the flow of the program.  Thank you for your patience. Start here if you want to start from the beginning: NPC Shutdown – How to Cleanse Q:   How do I use the progesterone creams on this site? How is progesterone cream applied? How do I know how much natural progesterone cream should I use? How do I choose a progesterone cream. A:   The creams we like most are Cycle Balance Cream, Cycle Balance Plus,  Balance Cream and Renewed Balance natural progesterone cream; in that order. ...

Natural Progesterone Cream Shutdown 3

Q: What other products/herbs/foods might be helpful to use during this time? A: Let me answer this by explaining a little about how the body works. This will help you understand why some things might not be good right now and why others may help the process along. There are 12 systems in the body. Although the cleanse is targeted toward certain systems, all twelve body systems, of course, will be affected in general. These 12 systems are: * Excretory System – large colon * Digestive System – liver, salivary glands, gall bladder and pancreas * Endocrine System – Glands, pineal, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries, testes * Lymphatic System – spleen, thymus, appendix, tonsils, lymph nodes, lymph vessels and fluid * Urinary System – kidneys, bladder, ureters, urethra * Reproductive System – ovaries, ova, testes, sperm Nervous System – brain, spinal cord, nerves * Circulatory System – heart, blood vessels, blood * Integumentary System – skin, hair, nails, oil and sweat glands Respiratory System – lungs, trachea, bronchi, bronchial tubes, alveoli * Skeletal System – all bones, cartilage, joints * Muscular System – all muscular tissue. The purpose of a good cleanse is to clean, repair and rebuild these systems as quickly, healthily and thoroughly and as naturally as possible Consider some of the following products for an ideal cleanse which will take charge of your entire body. These are combinations and single herbs or supplements traditionally used and most researched in these areas. Please read the product pages for more individual herbal information. The Excretory System: Most of the revolutionaries in natural health agree that...

Infertility product specials

This is your invitation to join our InfertilityWorkshop specials and tips list.  This month until May 25th, 2010 you can take advantage of a 10% off coupon to be used once or many times, by you and your friends. Click on this link and you will be taken to our catalog store with the discount already showing: http://www.wholefamilyhealth.com/shop?code=5201025 Notice where it says that a 10% discount will be figured into your order?  As you add items to your cart you will see the same notations about the discount. Want to receive the sales in your mailbox every month?  Just click on this link and sign up.  It is easy to opt out any time.  As a matter of fact you will receive an email monthly letting you know how to do that, so you don’t even have to remember. Click here to join: http://infertilityworkshop.com/mailman/listinfo/fertility_infertilityworkshop.com Share and...

Horny Goat Weed and Infertility; Sex is fun again.

What a name for an article, right? Well, the truth is that many of the things one benefits from for fertility are actually just aphrodisiacs.  When things are right in the bedroom, things are very often right for the nursery.  As alternative therapies go, Fertile Male is something worth looking into. I was approached by someone about a new product that contains these herbs and whole foods.  How much easier could it be to take a couple of capsules at the kitchen counter and end up in the bedroom?  Most of the supplements for men we carry are specific but this is an overall tonic. Fertile Male is for it all; improve sperm count production, male libido and enhanced fertility, semen production, improves testosterone, maintains or even improves B6 and more benefits. Fertile Lady has the same ingredients with a feminine name because it restores libido and healthy sexual function in women as well. Especially for fertility in older pre or perimenopausal women.  Horny Goat Weed is also available as a single herb.  (New label coming.)  Click on any of the bottles to take you to our store. I thought I would never be posting about this subject because there are so many junk products out there, put out there by creeps.  I know how many emails we all get about Viagra in our in boxes.  But here I am saying that this is a powerful combination of herbs and whole food and it may be worth a try.  Think about it.  When sexuality is waning it does NOT feel like the time to be making love.  It feels...

Poor semen quality, thick mucus, cystic fibrosis; what do they have in common?

Let’s start with the mucus part. I’ve posted a webpage below that may be hard to understand.  It basically talks about the the affects of l-arginine on CF patients.  L-arginine is an amino acid which changes the viscosity (thickness) of mucus.  This makes the semen a healthier environment. L-arginine has many other strengths having to do with the heart, digestive track and lungs as well. Someone wrote to me about her husband having cystic fribrosis and thinking he should not have children.  Wow, I  can so understand that feeling.  I also see that she was caring about her baby in the way we talk about here; ahead of time. The great news is that there ARE natural ways to overcome the large issues, like Cystic Fibrosis as well as the smaller problems like thick semen. These problems stem from the body’s inability to produce mucus properly.  Let’s look at that, shall we?  The same applies to women with thick mucus so pay attention. I immediately thought of l-arginine because I have a stood behind a product I carry for years for men with thick, acidic, unhealthy semen and for women cervical mucus.  The eternal search for egg-white-quality mucus. Here is an article below that is intense but if you just read slowly is a good one.  CF sufferers can benefit from it as well. Cystic Fibrosis and L-arginine article Natural supplements can be applied to infertility in all manners of situations.  Too often we separate the body in our minds.  We believe that the endocrine system and the respiratory systems are not connected, as far as needs.  NOT so. ...