Diets That Can Help To Conceive A Girl
Jul08

Diets That Can Help To Conceive A Girl

When it comes to pregnancy and conception, there is no way to guarantee the gender of the resulting baby. The sex depends entirely on whether the egg was fertilized by a sperm carrying X or Y chromosomes. This means that whether you end up with a son or daughter is largely down to the father’s genetics, and if there is a history of male family members fathering boys or girls. However, this does not mean that conceiving a girl is entirely a lottery. There are several notable scientific studies into gender which suggest that certain dietary habits may influence the outcome. Although the gender is not assured, you can tip the odds in favor of having a daughter. Studies Into Calcium And Magnesium One of the more recent findings relating to diet and gender selection suggests that a maternal diet rich in green vegetables is more likely to lead to a girl. This study was conducted on 182 couples who already had one or more sons, and who were keen to add a daughter to their brood. After following a strict diet plan devised by the scientists, four out of five mothers went on to give birth to a baby girl. Although researchers cannot fully explain the reasons behind this, it is theorized that a diet rich in magnesium and calcium may alter the cervical mucus to make it more favorable to X carrying sperm. Other calcium and magnesium rich foods which may influence the gender of a baby include dairy products, nuts and seeds. Some anecdotal evidence suggests that brazil nuts are particularly beneficial, since they also contain oleic acid. This raises the pH of the vaginal environment, which may make it less hospitable to Y sperm and therefore increases the odds that a X sperm will be successful in fertilizing the egg. Conversely, studies by Dutch scientists have found that diets rich in potassium and sodium can raise the chances of a son. Therefore, mothers desiring a girl may wish to reduce their intake of starchy and processed foods whilst trying to conceive. Low Calorie Diets Favor Girls Another finding which has been recreated over numerous studies is the fact that women who have higher calorie intakes conceive more boys, whereas a low calorie diet is more likely to lead to a girl. It has been conclusively shown that women who eat breakfast daily, for example, are around twenty percent more likely to have sons. Part of the reason for this may be that habitually eating breakfast correlates with a higher overall calorie intake. Women who eat high calorie diets produce more glucose. Although the biological mechanisms...

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What Are The Risks Of Delayed Motherhood
May12

What Are The Risks Of Delayed Motherhood

The majority of women wish to have at least one child during their lives. Due to modern life being so busy, and many mothers-to-be wanting to have a career for a few years, the average age of women getting pregnant is on the increase. For most, this is not a problem, but medical professionals are warning against getting pregnant after the age of 35. To understand why, it is important to recognize how the human body has evolved. Travel Back In Time Ten Thousand Years If we were to travel back in time ten thousand years, then women would be having babies in their mid-teens to early twenties. This trend had continued since we first split from the apes. The main reason was life expectancy, as to live to the age of 40 was regarded as a long life. This meant that breeding early was a huge advantage to continuing the family line. These days though, thanks to the major advances in science over the last few decades, we no longer die from the diseases that killed many people in the past. Women can quite happily live well over the age of 80. Although we now live longer, our body clock has not yet evolved to take advantage of this. Which is why the menopause still occurs around the age of 40 in women. This is natures way of telling them that it is not a good idea having a child at this age, and so it shuts down the mechanism that allows it. Other Natural Issues Which Can Affect Pregnancy Rates There are also other natural issues which can affect pregnancy rates in older women. Aging changes the way that the ovaries produce eggs, and although they can still supply them on a regular basis, their quality can quite quickly decline. This can lead to difficulty in conceiving and infertility. If the man is of a similar age, his sperm will have also deteriorated. It is this problem of the ovaries, along with more older women wanting to conceive, that has seen a rise in the usage of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Risks Can Affect Both Mother and Baby When it comes to the actual risks, they can affect both the baby and mother. – Difficulty in conceiving can lead to anxiety and psychological problems. These can worsen as the body clock ticks away. – Complication can arise in a high number of older people, and this can affect the mother and baby. – The risk of miscarriage starts to rapidly increase at 35, and is more likely with each extra year. – High blood pressure is seen...

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Prevent Pregnancy Nausea by Consuming These Foods
Apr11

Prevent Pregnancy Nausea by Consuming These Foods

The vomiting and nausea a lot of women encounter in the first trimester of being pregnant is also known as morning sickness. Morning sickness has a tendency to start about the sixth week and begins to lessen in the 12th week. This vomiting and nausea does not usually pose a hazard for you or your unborn child, nevertheless they can be extremely unpleasant. Morning sickness is probably the most typical complaints throughout the 1st trimester. Greater than 50 % of expecting mothers encounter morning sickness as an issue, the American Pregnancy Association stated. Unfortunately morning sickness doesn’t only happen in the morning hours. Numerous expecting mothers experience a feeling of sickness all through the day and are looking for natural ways to prevent or deal with the problem. (For more info on how to cope with Morning Sickness you may like this article – http://www.mommyedition.com/how-to-cope-with-morning-sickness-during-pregnancy) To help combat the problem of pregnancy nausea lets take a look some specific foods that can possibly provide some relief and ease the symptoms. Try to eat food products which are proven to battle nausea while providing the nutrients as well as calories required to support your pregnancy while soothing morning sickness. Having said that, do not be too troubled if your diet regime is not as well-balanced as you would like it to be through early pregnancy. A lot of women have a relatively limited list of foods they are able to tolerate in the first trimester. Some food options for Alleviating the Nausea Starches – Starch within whole grains and also legumes decreases acid inside your digestive system, helping to make nausea less severe. Blend complex carbohydrates together with lean protein which can produce an energy boost while improving the condition. Forms of whole grain products consist of whole wheat bread and also corn. Types legumes consist of beans and peas. Lean protein comprise of virtually any cut of meat and / or poultry in which the excess fat is trimmed, or perhaps meat alternatives which includes tofu. Crackers – Plain crackers can settle down your tummy if you are not able to keep other sorts of foods down. Try eating 2 to 3 crackers prior to getting out of your bed in the morning, this is a recommendation of The American Pregnancy Association. Some additional items to try are dry toast or perhaps a small amount of pretzels. Other sorts of bland food products, like a bare baked potato or even chicken broth, may also relieve the nausea. Cold foods which includes salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit and veggies can also be great choices. Watermelon in addition to lemons tend to be...

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Natural Remedies for PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
Mar19

Natural Remedies for PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

Premenstrual syndrome is defined by a set of symptoms that wax and wane through the progression of the menstrual cycle. Some women notice only minor changes in physical and emotional well being while others suffer nearly debilitating symptoms, most women experience symptoms whose severity falls somewhere between those two extremes. All variations on this theme result from fluctuations in a few important intercellular messengers on a backdrop of an individual’s unique body chemistry. The Underlying Causes A number of theories have been developed to explain the spectrum of symptoms described by premenstrual women since the time of Hippocrates. Fortunately, a wealth of both ancient remedies and modern research are currently available to provide effective relief from PMS. At the heart of each explanation for premenstrual symptoms lays the combined effect of individual physiology and fluctuating hormone levels. In some circumstances, certain cells of the body become overly sensitized to the messages they receive, causing a larger effect than intended. In the case of premenstrual syndrome, some women may be overly sensitized to the effects of relative and absolute changes in hormone levels. Add to this factors such as excess stress, inadequate sleep, dietary disturbances or altered endocrine function and otherwise normal hormonal signals can lead to extreme changes in physical and emotion well being. The two most well-known hormones driving the physical changes unique to women, estrogen and progesterone, have a large part to play in the experience of premenstrual symptoms. There are, however, other actors helping to create the variety of distressing symptoms occurring in the week or two before menstruation. Prostaglandins, important chemical messengers in a variety of body processes including the inflammatory cascade, are believed to be at the heart of premenstrual symptoms. In addition to the wealth of physical changes such as bloating, weight gain, body aches, and indigestion occurring just prior to menstruation, many women also experience emotional symptoms due in large part to the effect of estrogen and progesterone levels on serotonin activity in the brain. Without enough of this ‘feel good’ brain chemical, premenstrual women are prone to bouts of depression, fatigue and anxiety. Due to serotonin’s role in moderating pain perception, aches, pains and tenderness are also a commonly occurring premenstrual symptoms. Women who have naturally low levels of serotonin activity are even more likely to experience emotional and pain-related symptoms prior to menstruation. Alleviating Premenstrual Symptoms the Natural Way Although the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome abate with the onset of menstruation and disappear for good after menopause, there is no need to simply ‘grin and bear’ these symptoms month after month and year after year. Both lifestyle modification and dietary...

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Can Diet Affect The Intimate Health of a Woman?
Feb21

Can Diet Affect The Intimate Health of a Woman?

The intimate health of your body if you are a woman is very important, therefore a woman wants to know what affects it. Topics regarding vaginal health often come up and one that most are inquisitive about is: Can diet affect this area either negatively or positively? All the foods we consume have the potential to affect the way our bodily secretions smell and taste in either a positive way or a negative way, and this includes sexual fluids. Sometimes we find ourselves smelling in a way we do not like, and this can be attributed to a number of things including what we have eaten or drank. Items like alcohol, garlic, red meat, broccoli, asparagus, and dairy tend to produce unpleasant odors. If our diet consists of consuming many foods that are sugary, or drinking a lot of alcohol this can increase the possibility of having yeast infections that may result in a noticeable difference to our body’s fragrances and also their flavors. It has been said that food is not a direct cause of vaginal odor, however changes to the environment of vagina and its scent can be contributed to by what we eat. Since these vaginal changes can be quite noticeable, they are typically mild and therefore are not a cause for much concern. If we happen to be concerned with vaginal odors to the point where we want to make changes to our scent, then diet modifications may help us. Certainly there is no guarantee that these changes will help as it just might require us eating unrealistic amounts of beneficial foods & giving up the foods we love to make a noticeable difference. Food and Beverages that we can remove from our diet that tend to cause unpleasant odors and two that may cause yeast infections are: Garlic Red Meat Onions Broccoli Cabbage Dairy Coffee Alcohol (Connected to odors and infections) Sugary Foods (Connected to infections) Here are some diet modifications that we can help us in achieving pleasant vaginal scents. Water We should always be drinking plenty of water everyday. Our bodies are made mostly of water and by drinking often it brings with it many benefits. Water hydrates us and also helps to flush out chemicals from our bodies. It can lower our acid levels, which benefits our vaginas too. Don’t just drink an extra cup in the morning or at night, drink on a regular basis throughout the day. Fruits We need to consume more fruits to make us sweeter inside. Stock up on many different types of fruits such as: kiwi, grapes, strawberries, blueberries and others. Eating more kiwi and...

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Best Exercises and Diet to Get Rid of Cellulite
Nov14

Best Exercises and Diet to Get Rid of Cellulite

Most women experience cellulite at some point in their life. The most common areas cellulite shows up is around the legs, buttocks, thighs, and stomach area. This problem can cause a lack of confidence and make you feel unattractive. This is why most women are actively trying to find ways to get rid of cellulite. The truth is, cellulite is something you can’t completely get rid of. The only thing you can do about it is reduce the appearance of it. When it comes to cellulite treatment most women turn to creams that contain stretching agents. However, most of these creams are expensive and don’t work very well. Also, some creams can do more harm than good because some skin types aren’t compatible with them. The best way to fix this problem is to turn to certain lifestyle changes like exercising and following a specific daily diet. Yoga Yoga is one of the best cellulite exercises because it helps stretch out your entire body. Yoga has a double benefit because it will stretch out your body and connective tissues so the dimpling appearance that cellulite causes will get reduced, and the stretching will also improve your lymph flow to the problem areas. If you don’t know what lymph is, it is the bodily fluid that has white blood cells in it that will help get rod of toxins responsible for cellulite. To stimulate your lymph flow and stretch out your connective tissue you can perform inversions, which is an upside down pose. Cardio Doing cardio is important because it will help get rid of most the fat deposits under your skin causing cellulite to show up. Some of the best cardio exercises include running, jogging, jump roping, cycling, or even swimming. You could play a sport that you like to play like racquetball, basketball, or tennis. Just make sure your heart keeps pumping and you keep sweating. Squats If you have cellulite around your thigh area then these are the exercises you need to start doing. Not only your thighs, but doing squats will help tone your legs and buttocks, which are some of the main areas cellulite shows up. You should probably get an experienced trainer to help you if you don’t know how to perform them properly. Lunges Just like squats, lunges are one of the most effective ways to get rid of cellulite naturally through exercise. Get a trainer to show how to perform them properly so you speed up the cellulite removal process. Once you get the hang of it add some free weights to your reps for even better results. Another effective exercise for cellulite is...

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