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The Case for Micronutrient and Fish Oil Supplementation for Disease Prevention

We all know we’re supposed to eat our vegetables. But 80% of American children and adolescents and 68% of adults do not eat the minimal recommended five portions of fruits and vegetables a day. Putting two and two together, the vast majority of Americans are likely deficient in vital nutrients that help prevent disease. “A deficiency of any of the micronutrients: folic acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, iron, or zinc, mimics radiation in damaging DNA by causing single- and double-strand breaks, oxidative lesions or both.

Exercise Is Essential for Fertility

Restoring natural fertility or achieving a successful IVF cycle through complementary alternative medicine involves four essential steps. Your journey begins with the diagnosis of the source of the imbalances through a detailed history and physical, lab work, a basal body temperature chart, and Traditional Chinese Medicine evaluation. Next your diet is modified to include the essential micronutrients needed for fertility and exclude inflammatory insulin-resistance fueling foods.

Nutrition to Prevent Syndrome X and Improve Fertility

Whether you are going to use an Assisted Reproductive Technique to get pregnant or achieve a pregnancy naturally, having a peaceful internal body chemistry to nurture the very beginning of a new life cannot be over-emphasized.

When Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) famously said “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease” he was really onto something that is proving to be more accurate with each passing day.

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Infertility and Syndrome X, aka the Metabolic Syndrome

Some of the most compelling pieces of evidence that nutrition plays a pivotal role in the condition called infertility are recent research articles linking the metabolic syndrome, or Syndrome X, to infertility.

Syndrome X is characterized by the following: insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia and hyperglycemia, increased triglycerides, decreased HDL, increased LDL, reduced fibrinolysis, hyperuricemia and the classically associated diseases of type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypertension and obesity.1

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