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...

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...

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...