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I’m in my early 30s and I’ve been trying to get pregnant for about a year. One of my friends mentioned that maybe I’m not getting pregnant because I have a food intolerance or allergy. Is there any truth to the connection between infertility and food intolerances? If so, what should I do to be tested and what is involved in treatment?

Written by guest expert, Dr. Alana Shaw, naturopathic doctor at Boda Health, Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn more about Dr. Shaw here. We have known for centuries that the foods we consume can have a profound effect on our health.  More recently, food intolerances have been linked to a wide range of unpleasant symptoms and chronic conditions […]

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The unexpected risks of multiple IVF treatments

Two recent articles profiled the stories of women who went into early menopause after undergoing multiple IVF treatments, raising the question: can multiple IVF cycles actually cause early menopause? Helen Burke, 39, tried to conceive a baby since she was 22, and underwent 10 failed rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Fifteen years later, at […]

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Vegetarianism and veganism could damage men’s fertility

A well-balanced vegetarian or vegan diet has been found to promote a healthy immune systems. However, a recent study conducted in the United States at the Loma Linda Medical School suggests that being vegetarian or vegan can damage men’s fertility. Men in the study who followed a vegetarian or vegan diet were found to have […]

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Making sure I don’t get pregnant

My name is Greta and I’m 22 years old. My friends and I were at a Halloween party on campus and we ran into a cute guy named Daniel, who I’ve always had a crush on. It was a great night. We were flirting and laughing and ended up going home together when the party […]

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