Supplements for Men

Supplements for Men The following is from many sources such as Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition -Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Male infertility message board, A Practical Approach to herbal Extracts and others. Some of the products we carry on our website speak to these issues and therefore they are mentioned as the reasons are explained. This is a very long list and you will not be taking all of these supplements.  They are all here to give YOU the options armed with information.  Be sure to take time and read the links highlighted. It is most important that you educate yourself to make good decisions about your health. It is important to note that men also need proper levels of LH, FSH and testosterone, where for women  progesterone, LH and FSH  along with estrogens are tested. Dong Quai Dong quai is a useful for a man as a woman. Dong quai isfor blood purification which may be necessary for healthy blood flow toreproductive organs. Horse Chestnut Horse chestnut is known to shrink inflammation thatcauses blockage in his “veins” which is called varicole.  This is wellmatched with the dong quai above. Rye Pollen Extract Rye pollen is important to theprostrate which actually becomes estrogen dominant as well for men. It is very much thesame as the uterus for a women and without proper contracting or with loweredtestosterone,  a man’s fertility diminish. One of the important factors of ReAssureis the inhibition of the binding of the male hormone 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) tothe prostate cells. Some women’s husbands are already seeing improvement. Studies have shown that it ismore effective than saw palmetto extract.  By...

Ovulation Symptoms

Signs of Ovulation; 1, 2 and  3: Sign 1: Mittelschmerz as a sign of ovulation Mittelschmerz is one of the common symptoms of ovulation but not a good sign. It is generally associated with small cysts on the ovaries. Mittelschmerz is also a post ovulation sign which is helpful if you want to know if you are ovulating but not if you are trying to conceive and looking for signs of ovulation for preconception. Mittlelschmerz gets it name from the pain, a twangy kind of pain in the middle of the cycle. While it is associated with ovulation it is an “after thought” to ovulation. The word mittelschmerz is German and has it roots from “mid-cycle pain”. Many may have felt this pain but never known what it was and actually some find comfort understanding the reason for this twinge at ovulation time. Sign 2: Basal Body Temperature as a sign of ovulation Another sign of ovulation and even pre-ovulation is found in monitoring basal body temperature. Basically, you roll over in the morning, turn off the alarm and reach for the thermometer. By lying still for the next couple minutes (until the electronic thermometer beep sounds) you can track changes in the cycle by this “base line” temperature. Thus, it gets it name basal body temperature. Two key things play in the role of monitoring impending ovulation when taking basal body temperature: The first sign that ovulation is possible is that temperatures “should” be lower in the beginning of the cycle. This part is known as the follicular stage.The follicular stage is named that because it is when...

Herbs ContraIndicated for Pregnancy

Herbs Contraindicated During Pregnancy These are listed as first in the Latin name, which is used for homeopathy also.   Second is the name of the herb you would look up. Also important to know is that these are concentrated herbs. For instance, flaxseed oi lor flax isn’t a problem BUT the herb might be too powerful. Herbs separated are different than eating food or the vitamins taken from them. They each have certain properties that speak to specific neuro receptors in the body. Even some of the ones listed are not  dangerous in small amounts but you need to know each herb. That of course is why I’m here. By Actions:  This means what they DO. (US) Uterine Stimulants (E) Emmenogogues (A) Abortifacients By Chemistry:  This means what they are. (AL) Anthraquinone Laxatives (EO) Essential Oils (AK) Alkaloids (B) Bitter Principles Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) EO, B, E Acorus calamus (Calamus) B, E, US Artemisia spp. (Wormwood) US, E, A, EO Berberis vulgaris (Barberry) B, AK Capsicum spp. (Cayenne) EO, US Chelidonium majus (Celandine) AK, B Dryopteris filix-mas (Male fem) B, US Ephedraspp. (Ephedra) AK, B Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) EO, US Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) US, E  safe in very small amounts Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal) B, AK, US safe in very smallamounts.  write us for more details Juniperus communis (Juniper) EO, B Lavandula officinalis (Lavender) EO, B Linum usitatissimum (Flaxseed) US  safe in amounts of 1 TB orless. Mentha pulegium (Pennyroyal) EO, US, E, A Passiflora incamata (Passion Flower) EO, US, E Phytolacca americana (Poke Root) US, E, A Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple) US, E, A, AL Prunus serotina (Wild Cherry)...

Dribbling Into Middle Age

Men! Are your nights interrupted by frequent trips to the bathroom? Do you groan in agony when you see a “next rest stop, 69 miles” sign on the road?  Have you given up basketball games because you’re doing more dribbling than the players? If so, you’ve truly entered middle age and are experiencing the one problem that nearly all men share: Prostate problems, especially benign prostatic hyperplasia. The prostate is a donut-shaped, chestnut-sized gland located below the bladder. More important is that it surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine flows from the bladder. If the prostate is inflamed or enlarged, as is often the case with prostat problems, it can push against the urethra, pinching it and causing it to narrow. Theresult is the same as when you pinch your garden hose; the water dribbles out. To compensate for the narrowing of the urethra, the muscular wall of the bladder contracts more strongly to expel urine. This increased “exercise” leads to the thickening of the bladder wall and a decrease in its urine capacity. The bladder will hold less and less urine, resulting in having to urinate more and more. Basically, there is nothing you can do to keep the prostate from enlarging as you age.When in your 20s, 30s, and 40s, the prostate remains much the same size, but when you hitthe big five-zero it starts growing. By age 85 just about every male has some prostate growth. This growth is generally known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Known traditionally as “old man’s disease” because so many elderly men develop it, various reports state that 50...

Benefits of Bee Pollen

THE BENEFITS OF BEE POLLEN.  A GENERAL LOOK AT AN AMAZING FOOD. Men worry about physical and mental function as they age. But aging can be limited.  Looking for products to help with your prostate issues?  Visit our Men’s category at our Catalog Store  and read about ReAssure prostate formula, FertilAid and Adam’s Prostate Progesterone cream for men. Benefits Nutritive, energetic, and metabolic advantages Maintain immune system Features Contains 25 percent vegetable protein (including at least 18 amino acids and all eight essential amino acids) and contains more than a dozen vitamins, 28 minerals, 11 enzymes and coenzymes, and carbohydrates Easily digestible and readily assimilated into the blood stream Bee Pollen What is bee pollen? Bee pollen is a substance that bees collect from flowers to use as food. When a bee climbs into a flower to gather nectar, it brushes the flower stamen, which holds pollen. The pollen is collected in tiny baskets at the back of the bee’s legs. It is taken back to the hive, and enzymes and nectar are added to it to create bee pollen. This pollen is then used to feed the young. Bee pollen is often referred to as “the bread of bees.” What nutrients are found in bee pollen? Bee pollen is one of the few foods that, in itself, is life sustaining. This is because it contains everything we need: It is 25 percent vegetable protein (including at least 18 amino acids and all eight essential amino acids) and contains more than a dozen vitamins, 28 minerals, 11 enzymes and coenzymes, and carbohydrates. This adds up to a nutritional, more-than-a-food...

Fertility Aids

Body Balance Products – BodyBalance is a separate division of GreatSmokies Diagnostic Laboratory that specializes in screening products such as Osteocheckand FemaleCheck. Great Smokies is a specialized clinical laboratory offering a unique anddynamic blend ofeducational and laboratory services to people around the world. Great Smokies specializes in diagnostic tests that evaluatephysiological function, risk prevention, and chronic illness using samples of stool,urine, blood, saliva and hair. Great Smokies’ tests reveal how well the body is doing its job in six important areas:Digestion, nutrition, detoxification/oxidative stress, immunology, allergy, hormone andmetabolic function.  See the link below for more info. The Fertility Tracker™ – The Fertility Tracker is a 100Xmagnification illuminated microscope complete with instructions to make the tracking awomen’s salivary and mucus changes throughout her cycle much simpler. Since the Fertility Tracker is a microscope and not a chemical ovulation predictor kit it has many advantages over these other tools.  Read more about it by clicking here or by visiting the Fertility Tracker . com site itself. Share and...

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...

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. ...

Infertility products special discount

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 While you are shopping, 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 the 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 Come get healthier, naturally healthier and save while you do.  Our catalog has products from AIM International, Cycle Balance Cream, Lose While You Snooze (Lose weight in your sleep),  The Fertility Tracker, Body Balance and ZRT home hormone test kits, Fair Haven Health supplements, Happy PMS Cream and more. Infertility supplements, pregnancy and ovulation kits, natural progesterone cream, fertility monitors; all at 10% off this month.  Enjoy, Brenda Share and...

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...

Herbs to increase iron levels

As with anything we do at Infertility Workshop we want to make sure that the herbs we introduce you to would be healthy for TTC.  So even though we don’t have all the answers, we do want to help you with your health questions about herbs as much as possible. Herbs for increasing iron levels are as follows: The best tea for enhancing iron absorption is anise.  Mint, caraway, cumin and licorice teas are also effective but anise is the best. Gentian (available in tincture form) is used in the treatment of anemia because it stimulates the secretion of digestive juices, thereby enhancing iron absorption. Yellow dock (available in tincture form)is used to raise hemoglobin levels in the blood and is also a good source of iron. Dandelion is another helpful herb and can be taken in tincture form, but if possible, juicing is best. You can purchase it in any good produce section or healthfood store or even a farm stand.  Just juice it for the best results because you will get the entire leaf and stalk for vitamins AND minerals. Click here for more information about Herbs and TTC (Trying to Conceive) Share and...

B6 and progesterone production

The benefits of B-6 are many.  Let’s look at the best of them: Vitamin B6 in its natural state, as opposed to isolated in a laboratory, will give your body the “anutrients” that are supposed to accompany it.  A-nutrients are the balancing nutrients that all vitamins and minerals have “attached” to them.  An example is that to separate calcium from magnesium would make calcium almost unusable by the body.  Calcium needs magnesium to draw it into the blood and tissue.  Copper needs zinc etc.  With vitamins it is the same. Vitamin B6 is the vitamin necessary for the production of progesterone and a good healthy egg. Vitamin B6 will also lower prolactin; the hormone which produces milk for baby after birth.  It is this higher level of prolactin after birth which suppresses progesterone production.  This may not sound positive if you are nursing but for those who have allergies to dairy it is very helpful.  Note: Because of this lack of  B6 and subsequent rise in prolactin many will find fertility during nursing lowered.  Raising B6 will therefore lower prolactin, milk production and raise progesterone levels over time. Vitamin B6 will also help the body to deal effectively with stress.  Without it, stress raises cortisol which affects testosterone as well causing the imbalance of testosterone and estrogen necessary for proper a proper cycle.  More about this when we develop hormonal strategies. Vitamin B6 is necessary for the formation of antibodies and red blood cells. Vitamin B6 maintains and stabilizes healthy body tissue, skin and nerves, and hormone production. Vitamin B6 is as important to men as it is for...

Benefits of Ho Shou Wu

Concerning the Ho-Shou-Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) also known in the U.S. as Fo-Ti-Tieng: Ho Shou Wu is a fantastic adaptogen. (Read about what adaptogens in our herbal glossary. If you take it in large enough quantities you will likely experience some or all of the following: * Strengthening your liver and kidneys.  Ho Sho Wu behaves aggressively in getting your body to fire up its vital force and energy. * Notice improvement in blood sugar levels.  When the liver is strengthened blood glucose levels are maintained more effectively by the body. * Notice you feel a sense of calm come over you more often.  You can deal more effectively with stress. * Notice a significant change in energy levels.  As part of your fertility therapy ho sho wu helps because it works on the energy zones of the body, especially the kidney-liver realm.  It is the liver and kidneys that control fertility aspects. Think of what this herb can do for you. Because of how Ho-Shou-Wu works for both male and female infertility both husband and wife can benefit from its use.  There is a special energy that goes back and forth between people when they are in close physical contact. Studies of this herb have shown that this herbal energy works ten-fold during lovemaking and the energy is actually exchanged between husband and wife during this time. While taking Ho Shou Wu you may find your husband’s closeness brings about healing in a way all its own. Ho-Shou-Wu is also strengthening to your body’s structuring design such as bone, ligaments, tendons, etc. While taking a few capsules a day...

Intro to Natural Progesterone Cream

Most women on the internet who are searching day and night to find fertility answers to infertility problems have read about natural progesterone cream.  Do most women understand the subject of natural progesterone, progesterone the hormone or what progesterone cream even IS?  NO.  That is my answer and I’ll stick to it. I have been helping couples overcoming infertility; naturally, since 1998.  The reason we have so many couples overcoming infertility is because we don’t spend time sprinkling invisible baby dust but rather, we teach couples why they are infertile and what to do about it. We are going to give you an envelope of baby dust free with an order but we are going to help you to feel great about what information you are armed with and will use to better your health. There is one thing that I have found, of ALL the products, herbs, supplements and gadgets that helps most every couple who crosses the threshold of our fertility websites; PROGESTERONE CREAM and I mean Natural Progesterone Cream. Why?  Because at the top of the mineral deficiency list is always Calcium and the top of the hormones lacking is usually progesterone.  I say usually because it does depend on pre or post menopause.  At Happy PMS Cream . com you will find a wonderfully effective natural progesterone cream with all natural ingredients and very popular in fertility/TTC circles. It is one of the 3 creams we recommend for TTC and in our Cleansing for TTC Shutdown; all time and effectiveness tested. More… Share and...