Blog Posts in September, 2010

PCOS and Thyroid Disease: Is there a link?

By Breea Johnson, MS RD In a previous blog posting, I recommended that women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) get screened for autoimmune thyroid disease as research has shown that women with ...
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Sex and the Fertile Gal

Tami’s got a smoking hot blog on PDtM’s Fertility Authority blog today – check it out! In addition to the tantric tips Tami provides, the simple act of relaxing and being present can ...
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Alternate Nostril Breathing

Today is the Autumn Equinox, a time when the length of day and night are nearly equal. It is a time to reflect on balance and equilibrium, and to address areas of imbalance in our lives. Alternate ...
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Anna’s News: Fertile Feet

PDtM Acupuncturist Anna Pyne has this fabulous self-care suggestion for fertility. Read her post on Pulling Down the Moon’s blog at Fertility Authority! And for more about those sweet little ...
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Quick Tip – Eating Out

By Breea Johnson, MS RD LDN Eating out at restaurants can be especially challenging when you are trying to eat well for fertility. Try these three easy tips to make better choices at restaurants. 1. ...
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Heart-Opening Meditation

We feel so much better when we are able to love. Reserarch shows that people in community tend to live longer and enjoy better health than those who live in isolation. Yet fertility challenges can be ...
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PCOS and Miscarriage Rates

By Breea Johnson, MS RD Women with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) may endure a lot to get pregnant - from utilizing medications to induce ovulation to undergoing IVF – all while experiencing ...
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Step Up! The Surprising Benefits of Getting Involved

On October 13, Pulling Down the Moon Chicago will be hosting a Step Up Salon: Fertility 101 with Fertility Centers of Illinois. We’re very excited about this event, both on a community level ...
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The Role of Inflammation in PCOS

Margaret Wertheim M.S., R.D., L.D.N. By Margaret Wertheim M.S., R.D. , L.D.N. When most people hear the word "inflammation," they think of a swollen ankle, red and irritated eyes, or the pain of an ...
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Supplements for PCOS: Myo-inositol vs D-Chiro-Inositol

By Breea Johnson, MS RD In the world of PCOS, most people are familiar with the common recommended medications such as Metformin and the birth control pill to help regulate the cycle and sensitize the ...
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Insulin Resistance: A Role in PCOS

By Breea Johnson, MS RD When most people hear the term "insulin" they immediately think of someone with diabetes- not knowing why or how they use insulin but knowing that something with their levels ...
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Is it PCOS? Ask Your Mom

Beth Heller, M.S. Has your fertility journey caused you to ask your mother questions about her experience trying to conceive? Many women at Pulling Down the Moon report that their challenges have ...
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PCOS Awareness Month

By Breea Johnson, MS RD LDN September is PCOS Awareness Month which helps bring attention to women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Did you know about 7 million women in the U.S. have PCOS? ...
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