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Elements of Fertility

Infertility, the inability to become pregnant or carry a pregnancy successfully to full term, has become a considerable global and public health concern. While there are many known causes of infertility including auto-immunity, genetic predispositions and endocrine disorders, a number of cases go unsolved, leaving health practitioners wondering: what else could be causing these fertility issues?

Kick Your Sugar Habit for Improved Fertility


Did you know consuming sugar regularly may lead to infertility, or make you existing fertility issues worse? Researchers have proven sugar to be highly addictive time and time again, and the regular blood sugar spikes and pitfalls that come with regular consumption of sugar may lead to insulin resistance which messes with ovulation and hormone balance. If you’re concerned with fertility and reproductive health, here are eight tips to help you kick your sugar habit.

Hormones and Your Metabolism

Weight management is a common concern for women and men of all ages. Whether you’re a man or woman, the hormones testosterone and estrogen play a leading role in your metabolism. Some other hormones that also play a critical role in successful weight management include cortisol, insulin, progesterone, and thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3).

Brain Injuries and Hormone Disruption

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by external physical force, which results in an impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning.[1] TBI can be the result of a fall, a motor vehicle accident, a sport or combat injury, or from violence. Over two million Canadians live with the effects of an acquired brain injury.[2]

Your Brain on Stress

Is your sleep restless?  Have you been feeling irritable, forgetting things and feeling overwhelmed or isolated? This may be due to high stress levels. The stress response can be positive in small doses, providing extra burst of energy or focus in situations such as public speaking or participating in a competitive sport, but continuous stress actually starts to change your brain.


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