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  1. Common household chemicals causing infertility

    Could TOOTHPASTE be the cure for baby fever?

    I've fought infectious diseases all around the world, but I've never seen anything spread faster than baby fever.

    Because it seems to travel from a woman's ovaries to her brain in an instant. How many gals are figuring out their ovulation cycles to the split second, let alone the day? I've even heard of young ladies standing on their heads after sex to get knocked up!

    Desperate women will try just about anything to get a bun cooking in their oven. And if you fellas are having trouble doing your part, it's not time to switch up your love-making routine or try some New Age chant.

    But it may be time to change your toothpaste.

    Because a new European study has found that your home is LITTERED with chemicals that turn your sperm from a fast-swimming Mark Spitz to a lazy fat kid floating along in an inner tube.

    Scientists from Germany and Denmark just studied how 96 "endocrine disrupter" chemicals in toothpaste, makeup and sunscreen affect a man's fertility. And these chemicals I've been telling you about for years -- like phthalates, mercury, and PFCs -- are killing sperm faster than anything you'll find in the "family planning" department at CVS.

    In fact, about a third of the chemicals tested damaged your sperm's ability to swim. Forget fertilizing an egg -- your sperm are moving like a jammed-up freeway during rush hour.

  2. Vitamins boost IVF success

    Imagine that -- good nutrition can help a woman get pregnant.

    Sounds like plain old common sense to me... but to the mainstream, the latest research has been an absolute revelation: Women given a blend of essential vitamins had more than double the success rate of women who took only folic acid.

    The catch here is that all 56 women in the study were undergoing in-vitro fertilization, so a certain level of success was almost guaranteed right out of the gate -- but all of the women had been trying for a year with no luck.

    That all changed when they started taking their vitamins.

    Half got a blend of essentials such as vitamins C and E along with zinc, and folic acid, while the rest got only folic acid. A few months later, 60 percent of the women who got the essentials were picking out nursery colors versus just 25 percent of those who took folic acid.

    Since the study was small and only included women undergoing IVF treatments, there's no guarantee these vitamins will boost the fertility of women trying to conceive the old-fashioned way.

    But if you can hear the ticking of your biological clock, you don't exactly have time to wait for more research on this -- and since these are all safe nutrients you should be getting anyway, go ahead and load up.

    The supplement used in the study is called Vitabiotics Pregnacare-Conception, and you can see all the ingredients right here. A good multi will have most of them, and you can always add a supplement to get whatever the multi misses.

    Whatever you do, skip the meds -- many drugs can have disastrous effects on fertility, and harm the fetus if you do manage to conceive.

  3. Health issues come to light on new energy-saving bulbs

    Congress has mandated a ban on the sale of good old incandescent light bulbs by the year 2012 in favor of the new, energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs.
  4. The one piece of my advice pregnant women should ignore

    According to a new study that's just been released, pregnant women who consume over 200 mg of caffeine per day have TWICE the risk of miscarriage than women who consume no caffeine at all.

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