Monday, March 24, 2008

The Fertility Diet and Flax Seed Oil- Can they help?

I had a question about the efficacy of The Fertility Diet and flax seed oil as an aid to conception.

I have not found any solid, replicated studies on flax seed oil being effective in aiding with conception but this doesn't mean it isn't good for you. Anything that is good for your health can't hurt when trying to conceive.

From my initial review of The Fertility Diet, some of the studies have shown it to be effective in aiding with conception. It uses the principles of the glycemic index for "good carbs" and "bad carbs" and would be effective in helping those with insulin resistant fertility issues. I don't know how effective it would be in assisting those without insulin resistant issues in conceiving but, there again anything that contributes to overall health, contributes to conception.

Here are a few links for a little more info:

Flax Seed Oil

The Fertility Diet

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Can Accupuncture Really Help Me Get Pregnant?

Research link:

Is Nutra-Sweet Safe When TTC ......or Ever?

If you really want to know the answer to that question, here are the links to the timeline/memos regarding aspartame approval as well as the FDA report.

I had a question about the FDA and why some things are approved and others are not. The two examples I was asked about were marijuana and stevia. I'm going to lump both of them together.

It is well known within the medical community why and it boils down to what it ALWAYS boils down to, money. GENERALLY SPEAKING, If you want to know the why of something or understand someone's motivation.........follow the dollar sign.

How many billions of dollars are generated by artificial sweeteners?

How many billions of dollars would be generated by stevia, a plant that you can grow in your backyard and requires no processing to extract the sweetness other than crushing or chopping it? Why is it ok to be sold as an herbal supplement but not as a sweetener?

How many billions of dollars are generated by anti-emetic (anti-vomiting) drugs?

How many billions of dollars would be generated by marijauna, a plant you can grow in your backyard and requires no processing to get the anti-emetic effects except drying it and eating it?

Why is alcohol and tobacco, the number 1 and number 2 contributing factors for all 4 of the top 10 cause of death in the US still legal?

Why is alcohol still legal when it is the number 1 contributing factor in auto accidents?

Yes, it really is that simple. Sad isn't it?

Side Note: Is there any particular reason why spell check is still down? Blogger can't get something as simple as spell check fixed? How long has it been now?