Posts by Dr. Aumatma Shah

The pros and cons of egg freezing

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Egg freezing. It’s all the rage. It’s all the buzz. But, we ought to stop and think, is it worth it? The main benefit of freezing our eggs is that if in 10 years, when we’re ready to start a family, we have eggs in the “bank.” And… in my world, that’s awesome! But, in…

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That stubborn weight and how it affects your fertility…

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Your body weight is an indicator of your health – and is affected by so much more than your caloric intake and exercise. The women I see in my office are generally the ones that have been on so many different diets and exercise regularly. Yet, they are still heavier than they would like to…

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How Can Basal Body Temperature Charting Support Fertility?

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The timing of intercourse is very important when it comes to becoming pregnant. By doing so at the right time, you can save your time and energy being spent on trying. Because the timing is important for successful conception, monitoring the days of fertility is also becoming important. If you can find out the days…

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Ways to Improve Sperm Motility and Morphology Naturally

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Ways to Improve Sperm Motility and Morphology Naturally Low sperm motility and abnormal sperm morphology are the common causes of male infertility. This is found to be one of the reasons why some couples are not able to conceive today. Unfortunately, medical treatment aimed towards male infertility doesn’t have higher success rates. Above all, these…

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What not to do when you have the flu

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Here are the Top 3 things you SHOULDN’T do if you have the flu… and the three things you can do instead Antibiotics kill your gut microbiome: When you take antibiotics for an infection, they not only fight against that bacteria, but they also kill ALL the good bacteria in your gut. The long term…

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Do you clench your pelvis?

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Have you ever clenched your jaw? Or felt your shoulders be tight? Similarly, lots of women clench their pelvic muscles. This clenching and restriction of the muscles often make it difficult to conceive. Why? Because clenching or tightness of muscles decreases blood flow. And relaxation increases blood flow. When speaking about fertility, blood flow particularly to the ovaries to…

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The Science Behind Why Kissing Feels Good

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Getting jiggy. By Sheril Kirshenbaum, University of Texas at Austin | Photo Credit: Pedrosimoes7, CC0 Public Domain   Lips are the most exposed erogenous zone, which makes kissing feel very good Scientists in the Netherlands have reported that we share about 80m bacteria during a passionate ten-second kiss; a finding that makes puckering up seem…

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Ways to Improve Sperm Motility and Morphology Naturally

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Ways to Improve Sperm Motility and Morphology Naturally Low sperm motility and abnormal sperm morphology are the common causes of male infertility. This is found to be one of the reasons why some couples are not able to conceive today. Unfortunately, medical treatment aimed towards male infertility doesn’t have higher success rates. Above all, these…

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What Occurs Inside Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar

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Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Neuroscience Doctoral Candidate Penn State College of Medicine Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania –…

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