Why is Infertility on the Rise?

Have you wondered if infertility is on the rise?  In my observation and practice I have seen more women in their 20’s and 30’s having difficulty conceiving with no known cause.  Did you know that only 60% of couples will conceive naturally without medical assistance within the first 6 months of trying? This means that one in every eight couples struggle with infertility issues – or a whopping 17.4 million women in the US alone.  (National Fertility Association Statistics: https://resolve.org/infertility-101/what-is-infertility/fast-facts/) Infertility is outlined as the decreased ability, or complete inability, of a couple to conceive a child, more specifically – failure to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without protection. … Read More

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6 Ways to Tell If Your Hormones are Out of Balance

Are you wondering if your hormones are out of balance?  Do you wonder what symptoms are associated with hormone imbalance?   I probably don’t have to tell you that abnormal levels of hormones can wreak havoc and can have a negative impact on your quality of life.  Not only are you suffering, but the people who may be around you are as well. Mood swings, for instance, can affect the way a woman treats people in her surroundings. From monthly periods to menopause, it is important to have an understanding of the cause of your hormonal imbalance, including how you should deal with it. You should be able to tell if you are having hormonal imbalance.… Read More

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Is Your Thyroid The Reason Why You Feel Bad?

There’s something I need to share with you.  As a nurse practitioner, I can’t tell you how many times I have seen patients that know there is something wrong with them, have seen many doctors to only be told their is nothing wrong with them.  Is your thyroid the reason why you feel bad? If you’re going through each and every day feeling like you won’t be able to take another step or wondering if you’ll have enough energy to make it through the day, you could be suffering from a thyroid condition.   Before you say, “wait, no way!” let’s look at some hard truths.   Approximately 30% of… Read More

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