Fertility

Birth Control “Cleanses:” Beneficial or Bogus?

More and more women are opting off the pill. One survey found that 70% of women who’ve taken birth control reported they’ve stopped taking it, or have thought about going off it in the past three years. (There are both pros and cons to the pill, which we go deeper into here.) If you’re one of…

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Folate vs. Folic Acid: What’s the Difference?

Folate vs. Folic Acid

Many people (even health professionals!) tend to use “folate” and “folic acid” as interchangeable terms. However, they’re two different types of nutrients altogether. And consuming too much of the fortified kind could have unintended and potentially harmful side effects. Folate and folic acid are two different forms of vitamin B9. Folate is the naturally occurring…

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How Does Stress Affect Your Fertility?

Stress and Fertility

Stress comes in many forms. A fight with a family member. Looming deadlines at work. An unfair boss. Financial worries. You probably already know how stress can affect you physically. For example, maybe you tend to over-eat when stressed; or perhaps you don’t eat at all. But there’s another sneaky side effect of stress on…

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IUDs vs. The Pill: Which Birth Control Is Better for You?

Nearly 60 years ago, in 1960, the birth control pill made its historic debut. Initially, it was celebrated as women around the world could finally take control of their fertility. But as more and more choices to prevent pregnancy have entered the market, many women have started to question — or even disavow — their…

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How Does PCOS Affect Fertility?

PCOS and Fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects approximately 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Symptoms include infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, as well as excess male hormone (androgen) levels. “Some woman may experience acne and unusual/extra hair growth, but this does not happen to all women with PCOS,” says Dr. Lori…

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How Your Diet Affects Your Menstrual Cycle

How Your Diet Affects Your Menstrual Cycle

When you think about the relationship between your diet and your menstrual cycle, you might think about craving chocolate, carbs and all the sugar around the time your period arrives. But what you might not know is that the foods you eat can actually have an impact on your menstrual cycle. Yes, it’s true that…

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The Modern STD Epidemic: What Does That Mean for Fertility?

The STD Epidemic According to the CDC, 2017 brought in a record high number of STD cases in the United States. We’re looking at 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis alone (1). Our nation is at the point where the public health community is referring to our state as an “STD Epidemic”. In…

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Does Caffeine Affect My Hormones?

Coffee. Tea. Soda. Energy drinks. We love our caffeine. No matter how many warnings we get about what it does to your heart, your anxiety, your mood… it seems nothing stops people from that morning coffee run. You may want to put down the Red Bull when you hear this one: caffeine is also messing…

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The Ins and Outs of PCOS Diagnosis

Written by English Taylor At BINTO, we get tons of questions about polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). What is it? What are the symptoms? How can I manage PCOS through nutrition and supplements? Considering the reproductive and hormonal disorder affects one in 10 women of a childbearing age and five million women in the United States,…

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The Yogurt Controversy: Are the Health Benefits Real?

This is an entire blog dedicated to America’s trendiest dairy product. You’re welcome   Yogurt: flavorful, portable, and all the rage in the health food world. Kind of. Lately, yogurt’s credibility is being debated by nutritionists and health experts alike. Some people want to crown it as an over-hyped food while others are saying it’s…

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