It’s that lovely time of year… Sidewalks are bustling, dining is al fresco, and people are either preparing for a beach vacation or are just getting back from one. Ah, sweet summertime! What else is sweet about summer? The bounty of fruits and vegetables that are perfectly ripe this time of year. So if you’re trying to conceive or simply working on your overall wellness, it's a great time to take advantage of all that fresh produce to create a healthy, balanced plate.
Endometriosis is not only a painful and often-misdiagnosed disorder, but if left untreated it may also lead to fertility struggles. In the video below, Dr. Spencer Richlin, a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at Illume Fertility, speaks more on what exactly endometriosis is, how to manage symptoms, and what it all means for a woman’s fertility.
For the last 32 years, when I find something interesting or intriguing, I take it straight to the people I care for the most: those that need help building their family. More specifically, those faced with infertility or those in the LGBTQ+ community who need reproductive health services.
Did you know that more than 200,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with endometriosis each year?
When it comes to conception, there has been a theory shift that might surprise you: losing a ton of weight in a short period of time may NOT be the key to solving your infertility. An emerging body of research shows that achieving an overall healthy lifestyle may be better than just losing the weight, particularly if the method of losing weight is not healthy or sustainable, such as a crash diet. First, though, it’s important to define what a “healthy lifestyle” means for you.