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Are you suffering from Rushing women syndrome?

By Cassie Everett | May 28, 2014

A fantastic ted talk from Dr Libby Weaver discusses the consequences of women trying to please everyone and what its doing to their bodies and their hormones.  She says too many women are using caffeine to warm up in the morning and alcohol to cool down and night and this is taking its toll on…

Its not down to how old but how HEALTHY you are…

By Cassie Everett | May 19, 2014

An article featured in the Telegraph today discusses how the general drop in fertility is not as great as we are sometimes led to believe.  It talks about how a lot of articles we read on fertility are based on some very old statistics and that statistics based on studies carried out in the 20th century are…

Could your soap be the reason you can’t fall pregnant?

By Cassie Everett | May 13, 2014

An article published in the Independent newspaper yesterday discusses how hidden chemicals in everyday toiletries are negatively effecting sperm health. They are linking this to the rise in unexplained infertility. Interestingly the charity organisation Foresight who I work very closely with have been well aware of this connection for over 30 years now and have…

The Viscious Cycle of Stress and Infertility

By Cassie Everett | April 21, 2014

A recent article in the Guardian discusses a 4 year study that links long-term stress to infertility. The study, led by Dr. Courtney Lynch, followed 501 couples for up to 12 months as they tried to conceive. The women’s saliva was tested for measures of stress biomarkers, and results showed that higher levels of stress are…

Could metal in the body be stopping you conceiving?

By Cassie Everett | April 1, 2014

High levels of heavy metals in the body can impair your fertility.  In men, lead, mercury and cadmium can impair sperm production and cause problems with the testes.  In women, even low levels of metals can increase the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth. Exposure to metals can occur in certain occupations (i.e.: decorators) through water…

Are you getting the timing right?

By Cassie Everett | February 20, 2014

There is a lot of conflicting information out there about when is the right time to have sex in order to get pregnant.  before ovulation, at ovulation, after ovulation, when is ovulation? It throws up a lot of questions that can be very confusing. Too many people come in to see me and when asked around…

Is toxicity tampering with your fertility?

By Cassie Everett | January 19, 2014

You would think that with all the healthy food available and medical advancements we should be gaining fertility, not losing it. Unfortunately though this is not the case. One of the reasons for this is an increased amount of toxicity in the body. Increased toxins in the diet increases the body’s toxic burden, especially if not…

home made granola yum!

By Cassie Everett | December 17, 2013

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts breakfast is the most important meal of the day for sustaining your energy and keeping your hormones balanced.  So here is a wonderful recipe for home made granola.  Once you’ve made a batch up you could even eat it while on the train into work if you have an…

The perils of the pill

By Cassie Everett | December 3, 2013

One of the first questions I ask my clients when they come to see me for help getting pregnant is if they have ever taken the contraceptive pill or any other form of hormonal contraception and inevitably many of them have done for many many years. The problem being that whilst on the pill, the…