After the NPC Shutdown – What Now?

So you have completed the shutdown and feel strong and fertile; what now?   The next things you do are very important: First and most importantly, you keep doing all the healthy eating, diet and exercise things you have come to “love”.  Make sure to have your 8 glasses of water a day, try to continue juicing or at least making healthy smoothies if you can; or will.  Take your supplements – that are not cleansing supplements (except fiber if you need it).  Visit Our Store for pre-natal vitamins, digestive aids, natural progesterone cream and so much more. Next, do you know how to use the progesterone cream after shutdown?  You will not be shutting off ovulation any longer so from here on you would use it only once ovulation has occurred up until menses.  No need to go off the cream and wonder if your period will come.  It will come, even on the progesterone cream, if you have ovulated but not conceived. Consider a fertility monitor like the Fertility Tracker, OvaCue or even LH test trips to know when you are about to ovulate.  We prefer the Fertility Tracker for cost and efficiency. Take your temps if you like.  You can read about how to here by searching through the categories or tags. Watch your symptoms carefully.  Determine how your body is behaving now and how it may need some more tweaking. Join our group. Follow us on Twitter (beyondfertility) We would love to have you stay in touch for support or updates.  Feel free to ask us questions.  There is still a journey ahead; maybe short, maybe...

NPC Shutdown – The Purpose

The purpose of the NPC Shutdown program (aka Cleansing for TTC Shutdown) is to not only achieve pregnancy, but to conceive and carry a healthy baby through healthier parents – overcoming both female and male infertility.   (Click on links for topical info.)  Get started on the journey?  WAIT!!   Visit our updated Overview pages now. Our website has had a major structural change.  The information below is not complete.  If you have been directed here by a forum or link from a site, please update those links to start HERE. The purpose of this program is: The purpose of the NPC Shutdown program (aka Cleansing for TTC Shutdown) is not ONLY to achieve pregnancy, but to conceive and carry a healthy baby through healthier parents – overcoming both female and male infertilty. (Click on links for topical info.) I can not stress enough how we have helped, literally, 1000s with this protocol. It works even for a large percent of women who have given up hope completely.  Many whom have failed over and over again with fertility drugs and IVF have gone on to give birth to healthy babies from the NPC Shutdown. The cost of shutting down is small.  Millions of couples spend 10s of 1,000s of dollars on in-vitro leaving nothing but debt behind.  Let us teach you how to conceive naturally and healthily.  Let’s see what it is all about: The first thing we do is to determine what your needs are.  What is your diagnosis?  If you have short or long cycles, cysts, endometriosis, PCOD, PCOS or progesterone – estrogen imbalance for just some examples, we...

FAQ Natural Progesterone Cream During Shutdown

The FAQs of how to use natural progesterone cream during the NPC Shutdown / Cleanse. Join our private group at Facebook.  Click to like THIS page and then join THIS group. Recap  – The Purpose (read more on the full Purpose page): 1:   To cleanse the major organs of the body which in turn affect the reproductive system and often allow the body to produce life again. 2:   To restore cyst covered ovaries by shutting off FSH and LH surges for 3 months to restore the ovaries… 3:   To lose weight or change eating habits and to give the body proper nutrition which again can make for a better ovulation and healthier baby. FAQ on how to use Natural Progesterone Cream during the NPC Shutdown Q:   How do I use the Natural Progesterone Cream during shutdown? A:   Natural Progesterone cream may be used as a safe way to overshadow estrogen and to shutoff ovulation during this time.  If you have cysts and/or PCOS which are inhibiting ovulation, this method is highly recommended by Dr. Lee and others, noted in the field of hormonal health and women’s issues.  If you have long cycles or periods of waxing and waning mucus without ovulation then it is helpful for you as well.  If you have short luteal phase it may be a consideration as well. If you do not have cysts, anovulation or long cycles and will not be using Cycle Balance or Balance Cream you may skip this section.   We believe it is best to use the cream during this time. Q:   Is progesterone cream a contraceptive? A:   It...

Morning Sunshine

Morning Sunshine is how I start the day every day of my life.  It is great for weight loss and the Vitamin C makes it amazing for fertility / infertility.  Nourish your adrenals and save your hormones The most important thing to know about juicing for weight loss, fertility, detoxing (detoxifying) is how to start your day.  Consider that every night you probably go to bed thinking that tomorrow is going to be different.  Well tomorrow truly CAN be different! Start your day with the Morning Pucker. Then get your juicing going and add these to the hopper: 1 medium grapefruit 1 juice orange or a juicy orange.  I juicing orange has thinner skin.  It is not the same as a navel orange and they are smaller.  They might have spots on them but that is OK. 1 lemon with the rind removed or cut off.  Leave some of the pith (the white part) if possible.  Though it is more bitter than the center it is where a high concentration of Vitamin C is found. 1 – 1″ cube of ginger root.  You can leave the skin on if it is organic or cleaned. Optional to take the edge off would be a few strawberries, leaves and all.   Share and...

Ms Testimony

This testimony is from M who does not want her name, her husband’s or her baby boy’s on the web but feels that her testimony might help others.  Her natural approach to health paid off; TWICE. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall rise up withwings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary , they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah40:31 – The Lord gave me this verse at age 13 to be my life verse – but it wasn’t until myrecent struggle with infertility that I understood the depth of His love for me and a true understanding of that scripture from the Old Testament. As a young women – if you would have asked me if I was ever to get married – I wouldhave put my nose up at you and said emphatically – NO – or at least not till I am in my30’s – . My priorities as a young women (not that I am too old now heheh – will be 30 inJanuary2001) were God first – then traveling and seeing the world and my career – I had notime for men in my life —– HAH! when I was 20 – I had just come back from Israel – andmet the love of my life – I fell gaga googoo in love with my husband and we were marriedwhen I was 23. Now if you had asked me at that time if I wanted kids – again that lookwould have come upon me – like are u crazy? I have no desire nor time...

Lauras Testimony

I have hesitated to share my news with the group, as I know how receiving someone else’s good news feels. However, I believe my struggles and success may help others and therefore I share with you today. I am almost 9 weeks pregnant. (Laura gave birth to a baby girl in September 2000 and then did another cleanse and had a baby boy in 2004)  If you bear with me, I’ll share my story as best I can.  These are her words. My dh and I are both 35 now and have been ttc #1 for 2 years. We have/had unexplained infertility. I did see an infertility specialist (RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist) after 6-9 months without success. When I first starting seeing the RE I had little knowledge of my own body or general reproduction. I am in the health field (dietitian), however andtherefore understood basic medicine. We did the usual tests. Hormones, checked for anemia, thyroid and other unusual labs. Everything was normal. Mydh also did a standard sperm analysis and this, too was normal. It was then suggested we do an HSG (dye test to see if my tubes were clear). We did it and it, too was normal. Mycycles were deemed regular (29-31 days always) and from best of my knowledge I always ovulated. My weight has always been good, I routinely exercise. I eat a generally good, mostly vegetarian diet. So, it was then determined that we had unexplained IF. At this point, my RE suggested Clomid. I asked why and she said, it could boost my ovulation, provide a stronger egg(s).  I hesitated, but decided...

FAQs of Juicing for Fertility

Are you ready for juicing?  Want to make eating for fertility even easier?  Juicing is a little work for a LOT of benefit. Use the contact form to write with your juicing questions.    Q:  What juicer is the best? A:  There are so many great juicers out there. I don’t believe you have to have an expensive juicer at first.  Work your way up, if you want, but I have never needed something fancy.  At this writing I use a Jack La Lane Power Juicer.  We are just going to talk about what makes  good juice, why juice and how to juice. Q: Why Juice? A:   Juicing is a natural way to supplement your diet with natural vitamins and enzymes.  Juice is able to enter your system with very little work for your digestive system because it is already broken down. Q:  Are organically grown foods better? A:   By all means.  Organically means it is pesticide and GMO free with higher growing standards. Q:  Some juicer companies make a lot of health claims about their machines, are these claims legitimate? A:   A juicer must be able to liberate the hidden values from fibers and place them into the juice under pressure without loss by aeration or static in order to obtain the full nutritional value of such juices extracted from fruits and vegetables. Juicing Tips from Cherie Calbom’s book “The Juice Lady’s Juicing for High Level Wellness and Vibrant Good Looks” 1.  Wash all produce before juicing; fruit and vegetable washes are available from many grocers and health food stores. Cut away all moldy, bruised, or damaged areas before...

Cleansing and Detoxing

At InfertilityWorkshop we believe that the best you can do for your baby is to love him before he is even conceived.  To do this cleansing and detoxification is a valuable time spent. The companies whose products we carry are those that understand this and produceproducts made specifically to deliver the body from toxic waste, chemicals, years of buildup due to poor eating habits and build the body in the process.  It is not enough,for instance to move your bowel regularly if it is forced.  Rather it is important to”build” while removing waste product and teach the body to work well on its own. Our trusted companies to this end can be found at Product Lines. These products may be purchased in our catalog store and you may write us for more information if it is not available here for you. Please read about the three month cleansing/shutdownthat many people have used in our group and around the world. Read more about detoxing the colon – Detoxing See our ProductLines page for options on detoxification and cleansing. This page is continually growing with information to help you get “squeakyclean”.  Thank you for your patience. Why Detoxify? March 2000 AIM® Partners Magazine Very simply, toxins undermine our health and removing them from thebody is one way to maintain digestive health as well as good overall health. Elson Haas, M.D., in his bookStaying Healthy with Nutrition, defines a toxin as “anysubstance that creates irritating and/or harmful effects in the body, undermining ourhealth or stressing our biochemical or organ functions.” More specifically, a bodyoverloaded with toxins can result in a number of symptoms....

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...

Immune System and Fertility

For the immune system, life is hard.  It is a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, 52-weeks-a-year battle against awell-equipped and persistent army trying to harm your health.  The immune system never rests and must always be on red alert. It takes no furloughs. The soldiers who make up the immune system comefrom and are found in a diverse collection of organs.  Although the components, when taken together, weigh only about two pounds (900 g), these two pounds are integral in keeping the scale of good health balanced. The sentries The largest and most easily seen component of the immune system is the skin. The skin is a physical barrier against pathogens—harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi—and also a chemical barrier: the skin’s natural acidity is a poor environment for invaders. The mucous membranes are the sentries at the gates of our body: the openings of the eyes, sinuses, mouth, and so on. They secrete mucus, which both cleans away and traps pathogens. If bacteria should progress through the mouth or nose and into the stomach, it is still difficult for them to get into the blood. They must survive the stomach, which to them is a poisonous torture chamber of acids and digestive enzymes. Within the gates When a pathogen breaches a gate and enters the body, other components of the immune system—white blood cells—go to work. One type of whiteblood cell, a phagocyte, is like the skin in that it counters all invaders. Other types of white blood cells, in the class known as lymphocytes, are programmed to go after only certain pathogens.   The various types of white blood cells all work...

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...

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...

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. ...