As a holistic medicine practitioner, Dr. Simone Sturm fields questions about all the latest health trends on the market. But few have proven to be as as controversial as the topic of phytoestrogens.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is an ever present, common diagnosis amongst children (and even adults) these days. Its symptoms vary from patient to patient, but generally, lack of attention and focus, hyperactivity and impulsivity, behavioral problems, and sleep troubles are some of the hallmark symptoms of ADHD.
For some couples, conceiving a child seems to come easy. This is especially true when you are struggling with fertility issues, seeing others get pregnant, seemingly without effort. For a couple struggling with infertility, the painful reality is that trying to become pregnant becomes a full-time job; for them, there is a much smaller chance of “a happy accident” or becoming pregnant “when the time is right”.
Infertility is estimated to affect as many as 15% of couples in the United States. Of these couples, men and women contribute just about equally to the causes of infertility. Because infertility is so prevalent, many men, women, and couples choose to seek medical help when they are unable to conceive despite their best efforts.
For many women trying to conceive a child, factors such as age, lifestyle choices like drinking alcohol and smoking, hormone balance, family history, and even exposure to certain chemicals can all affect fertility. One factor that strongly affects a woman’s fertility is her body weight. Many women struggling with infertility may be unaware of this until they have a consultation with a fertility specialist.