jueves, 31 de diciembre de 2015

Embryologists, the best job in the world!

Embryologists, the best job in the world!
    To study several years, and to finally become a biologists or a medical doctor it takes years, not easy at all. Some people study several years and decide to pursue their career as researchers or physicians. I believe just the brave ones go unto the world of becoming an embryologist.   If I … Continue reading »

Fertility Market

Fertility Market
Fertility Market Fertility Online have a range of products dedicated to people’s wellbeing. They can be used for fertility purposes, as well as many other purposes. You will find creative ideas and natural organic products like our famous Arnica Salve, which is our best seller. This salve has been formulated specially for every single symptom … Continue reading »

miércoles, 30 de diciembre de 2015

The Science of Interstellar 1st Edition

The Science of Interstellar 1st Edition
The Science of Interstellar 1st Edition | Review by Lucy Coleman.   Comment: I watch the movie Interstellar and believe it is the best movie ever. I had to watch the movie several times to understand most of the physics involved on it. When I got this book, Kip Thorne explained everything in so much … Continue reading »

martes, 29 de diciembre de 2015

Fertility Spa.

Fertility Spa.
It will be the ultimate, luxurious relaxing experience. As a fertility specialist I always though there was a gap in the field for patient’s wellbeing. I used to treat patients that underwent fertility procedures and asked me if there was a range of products dedicated to anxiety, stress-management and to help them prepare for the … Continue reading »

lunes, 28 de diciembre de 2015

Astral City. Where are we going to?

There are reasons and sense for everything in life and the afterlife. I just watched this movie and think everyone in the awakening process should watch it too:  

The Boston IVF Handbook of Infertility: A Practical Guide for Practitioners Who Care for Infertile Couples (Reproductive Medicine and Assisted Reproductive Techniques) 3rd Edition

The Boston IVF Handbook of Infertility: A Practical Guide for Practitioners Who Care for Infertile Couples (Reproductive Medicine and Assisted Reproductive Techniques) 3rd Edition
The Boston IVF Handbook of Infertility: A Practical Guide for Practitioners Who Care for Infertile Couples (Reproductive Medicine and Assisted Reproductive Techniques) 3rd Edition | Review by Lucy Coleman. A must have book for specialist wanting to work with USA protocols Amazon Review: Affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Boston IVF is one of the leading … Continue reading »

domingo, 27 de diciembre de 2015

How to do research about infertility issues? (For patients)

How to do research about infertility issues? (For patients)
You are sitting there in front of the computer, trying to understand all the gibberish written there regarding possible causes of infertility, male causes, female causes, so many medical terms, it is so difficult to read. Although getting online is easier than trying to read it on a book, because books seemed to be written … Continue reading »

Christmas?

Christmas?
  Today some 2 billion people –roughly 1 billion Catholics and another billion in protestant faiths-observe Christmas.   If you were asked, “Why do you celebrate Christmas?” How would you respond? Many would say Christmas honors the birthday of Jesus. Others feel that Christmas is a good Christian family get-together. Many do it because they’ve … Continue reading »

How to start a fertility clinic from scratch?

How to start a fertility clinic from scratch?
I am writing this article because it has been one of the common questions patients, colleagues and friends ask me frequently. How did I start a fertility business from scratch? Especially in a country where the political and financial situation is getting worse every day. The idea came to me one day sitting with my … Continue reading »

Understanding Bioethics and the Law: the promises and perils of the brave new world of biotechnology

Understanding Bioethics and the Law: the promises and perils of the brave new world of biotechnology
Comment: quoting amazon: In this book, Schaller provides a thorough examination of the impact of biotechnology and biomedical advances on the everyday lives of people in modern society. Individuals and institutions are increasingly faced with a growing number of critical personal and ethical decisions that present themselves at all stages of life, from birth to death. … Continue reading »

Ovulation Calculator – Ovulation Calendar

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Ovulation Calculator. It is all about timing. In fertility time is crucial. Whenever you decide to have a baby time will become one of your most precious allies. Through this Ovulation Calculator you will have the opportunity to predict the chances of getting pregnant and even it might possible to choose the sex of the … Continue reading »

sábado, 26 de diciembre de 2015

Bravery, inner quality of an organ donor. Expectancy of an organ recipient.

Bravery, inner quality of an organ donor. Expectancy of an organ recipient.
A few days ago I received an email from a dearest friend named Luciano Guido. Every year he remembers the anniversary of his Dad’s kidney transplant done 33 years ago. A procedure that allows his father to live longer thanks to the science and skills of the specialists performing it. He was the first patient … Continue reading »

432 Hz tuning as a pleasant experience in fertility.

432 Hz tuning as a pleasant experience in fertility.
Today I was invited by my good friend Melanie Harrell to an event called Crystal bowl meditation…flight 432 with Daniel Brower. It was a great experience. I enjoyed every single moment from the lovely store named Body, Mind and Soul www.bmshouston.com, to the great opportunity to spend time with very nice and interesting people..I was … Continue reading »

Black hole of negativity

Black hole of negativity
  Negativity is a disabling emotion. It makes us feel there is no way to achieve our goals, there is no alternative to a better life, incapacitate us to keep looking and to find the Light through darkness.   People are constantly followed by it, because as a negative feeling it feeds of fear, doubt, … Continue reading »

viernes, 25 de diciembre de 2015

The Awakening.

The Awakening.
A few nights ago before my yoga class with my teacher Doug Hayward I had a moment of what I call “continuing removing of the veil”. I was sitting there thinking about how grateful I felt for what I have right now in my life, I received the news from colleagues confirming positive pregnancies of … Continue reading »

What is fertility online for?

What is fertility online for?
  Through this blog I will communicate the discoveries I’ve made during my fertility experience. It has been a broad experience fulfilled with new discoveries, understanding and respect for the field of life. I am sure many of the patients coming here will find comfort to several questions they may have, as a way to … Continue reading »

martes, 22 de diciembre de 2015

The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe

The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe | Review by Lucy Coleman.   Amazon Review: In this groundbreaking classic, investigative journalist Lynne McTaggart reveals a radical new paradigm—that the human mind and body are not separate from their environment but a packet of pulsating power constantly interacting with this vast energy … Continue reading »

viernes, 18 de diciembre de 2015

Humans

Humans
How difficult is it being humans? It should not be so hard. It has been wonderful to live here having a body after all. I once met a remarkable person, who was ill with terminal lung cancer. He was young still and at the beginning he refused the idea of leaving this world being so … Continue reading »

Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration

Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration

Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration | Review by Lucy Coleman.

Amazon Review: ncludes a preview of Leap of Perception, the next book in Penney Peirce’s Transformation Trilogy.

Because science has long taught us to rely on what we can see and touch, we often don’t notice that our spirit, thoughts, emotions, and body are all made of energy. Everything is vibrating. In fact, each of us has a personal vibration that communicates who we are to the world and helps shape our reality.

In Frequency, Penney Peirce shows you how to feel your personal vibration and work intentionally with energy to transform your life. By learning to find your “home frequency” — the highest, most natural personal vibration you can attain — you can maximize clarity, minimize struggle, and discover new talents and capacities.

Awakening to the new reality that a higher frequency reveals can help you dramatically improve relationships, find upscale solutions to problems, and materialize a life that contains everything you need. Frequency shows you how to manage your energy “state” so you can stay on track with your destiny — and reap the benefits of the life you’re truly built for.

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Essential Reproduction

Essential Reproduction

Essential Reproduction | Review by Lucy Coleman.

Amazon Review: First Prize in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology category at the British Medical Association Book Awards 2008 Essential Reproduction provides an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to the study of reproduction for students taking courses in reproductive physiology in a wide range of subjects, from medicine and midwifery to veterinary medicine and bioscience. The book spans the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, behavioural science, endocrinology, immunology, genetics and clinical science. It draws out the general, fundamental principles of reproduction, and makes clear the differences between species in relevant areas – often in tabular form or as illustrations for clarity of presentation. There is a strong emphasis on clear structure and layout, and a good use of pedagogical features such as Key Points, Learning Points, and Further Reading.

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Connectivity.

The following video is courtesy of UFO Disclosure Group.

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.

 

martes, 15 de diciembre de 2015

“The non-biological causes of Infertility”

“The non-biological causes of Infertility”

 

To read this, I recommend you to have a look at some of my other articles, that way it will be easier to understand. I need you to have an open mind.

The article “Biological and non-biological causes of infertility” there contains explanations about all the biological causes. However, even though many patients present with biological causes, an increased majority are aware there is something else involved, and is not biological.

Once the non-biological causes are acknowledge, it will be easier to understand.
We humans are composed of matter. There is matter everywhere inside us. Matter is the connection with the physical world we live in. As we are submerged in our material or physical world there are ways to connect with the non-material world. It is possible to feel that connection with the non-physical world in several ways. Most people do not know this, or they prefer to ignore it because it makes it easier for their lives. I was one of them, one of the most skeptical of all, used to ignore there was another realm we can connect to in ways we are capable of receive Love and Light.

There are several non-biological causes of infertility, and they are related to our selfs and souls. Through them we can establish this connection with the rest of the Universe. They are difficult to understand at the beginning. It is hard to get the fact they affect us, because most times we are not even aware they are present.

We can summarise some of the reasons our selfs and souls get affected:

1. Parent issues: Issues with our parents, especially issues originated in this lifetime, will affect the balance in our lives.

lunes, 14 de diciembre de 2015

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable | Review by Lucy Coleman.

Interesting book to use when you are looking to loose weight understanding the basics
Amazon Review: Carbohydrate restricted diets are commonly practiced but seldom taught. As a result, doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and nurses may have strong opinions about low carbohydrate dieting, but in many if not most cases, these views are not grounded in science.

Now, whether you are a curious healthcare professional or just a connoisseur of diet information, two New York Times best-selling authors provide you with the definitive resource for low carbohydrate living.
Doctors Volek and Phinney share over 50 years of clinical experience using low carbohydrate diets, and together they have published more than 200 research papers and chapters on the topic. Particularly in the last decade, much has been learned about the risks associated with insulin resistance (including but not limited to metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and type-2 diabetes), and how this condition is far better controlled by carbohydrate restriction than with drugs.
In this book, you will learn why:
Carbohydrate restriction is the proverbial ‘silver bullet’ for managing insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes.
Restricting carbohydrate improves blood glucose and lipids while reducing inflammation, all without drugs.
Dietary saturated fat is not a demon when you are low carb adapted.
Dietary sugars and refined starches are not needed to feed your brain or fuel exercise.

Legal Conceptions: The Evolving Law and Policy of Assisted Reproductive Technologies 1st Edition

Legal Conceptions: The Evolving Law and Policy of Assisted Reproductive Technologies 1st Edition

Legal Conceptions: The Evolving Law and Policy of Assisted Reproductive Technologies 1st Edition | Review by Lucy Coleman.

I went to one of Dr. Crockin’s conferences a few years ago. I was amazed by the knowledge she has in the legal field regarding human reproduction. Despite being such a sterile field a few years back, she gathered lots of useful information from different patient cases, and even described the legal procedures in every case. I read her book from cover to cover and felt she really know exactly what she is talking about. I also need to quote amazon because the description of the book is very accurate
Amazon Review: Written by a medical and a legal pioneer in the field, this book comprehensively reviews and analyzes the evolving law and policy issues surrounding assisted reproductive technologies. Dr. Howard W. Jones, Jr., founder of the first in vitro fertilization program in the United States, offers medical commentary, while attorney Susan L.

Human cloning.

Human cloning.

“ The potential of cloning to alleviate suffering…is so great in the medium term that I believe it would be immoral not to clone human embryos for this purpose”. Ian Wilmut.

Cloning is a procedure that removes the nucleus of a cell (that will become a surrogate cell) and replace it will the nucleus of the cell from the organism or species intended to be cloned. There are discussions regarding this technique since it’s first attempt during the 90’s where animal cloning was possible through the creation of the well-know Dolly sheep (named after the singer Dolly Parton, because the cloned DNA was taken from a mammary gland).

There has been news regarding scientists claiming to have cloned human embryos with success. Today, therapeutic cloning it has been allowed in some countries for research purposes only, until the technique shows to be safe. Most news have only been lies based in scientific claims with no scientific based of what they got as a result and the models used. However, they’re serious groups of scientists working today towards the future use of this technique.

Human cloning has cause several moral, ethical and religious debates, no wonder the reasons why. But some of these groups have accepted the fact that therapeutic cloning might help alleviate diseases that could cause humans to be affected in the future.

Some people believe that cloning a human will result in the same human’s cloned, with exactly the same physical characteristics, personalities, etc. Well, this is a misconception as while they share the genome, they will be more like twins instead of the same person cloned. In this case, for those expecting to create an exact carbon copy of a loved one, this might not be the desired way to accomplish it.

Surrogacy. The true gesture of kindness.

Surrogacy. The true gesture of kindness.

There is a whole lot of information regarding this procedure online. There are books informing patients and doctors experiences with it. Leaflets can be found in fertility clinics explaining about it. However, we do receive many weekly emails asking about the procedure, what does involves, how is it done, the risks, tests needed, etc., and it makes me think there is still too much more to be known.

I can start by saying surrogacy is a kindness gesture a human can shown to life. It is the way a woman collaborates with other in order to make possible the growth of a baby. A woman gets pregnant with the future known intention of handing over the child to someone else after gibing birth. It is usually done using someone else’s gametes.

 

Today several patients need surrogacy, because of many reasons, they might not have uterus, they have a disease, they are a same sex couple, etc. A team of professional experts in surrogacy evaluates the need of the procedure and will advice the steps to follow next. Usually patients need to undergo an IVF procedure to obtain viable embryos, which will be frozen or transferred in fresh to the surrogate’s uterus. It is important to consider the legal aspects of surrogacy because they vary in different areas of the World. Some patients prefer to look in countries where surrogacy is allowed/legal or non-regulated, as they can benefit of not having to go through the adoption procedure which can take months.

 

I do work with a surrogacy team of experts to provide patients with the information of the best options of treatment. Costs also vary depending on the location, it can cost between 70,000 USD even to 150,000 USD in countries like USA. India 50,000 – 60,000 USD, Thailand 60,000 – 40,000 USD, Ukraine 70,000 – 50,000 USD, Mexico 50,000 USD, and Venezuela 40,000 USD (including the IVF procedure).

 

In many countries surrogacy is not illegal, but there are no regulations to support it or not. For that reason some patients chose to go to countries where they feel it is safer, even if is more expensive. Other patients take the low cost option.

domingo, 13 de diciembre de 2015

If I don’t find you in this life, I will look for you in the next one.

If I don’t find you in this life, I will look for you in the next one.

One day I read someone’s article stating that in this lifetime she could not be happy with any men she had a relationship with, and that she knew perhaps he did not come to this lifetime this time to meet her. By the time I read the article I did not know the things I now know. I was not aware of the fact that we, as souls, can recognize each other with our energy. I know as a fact we all have souls that mean a world to us: an infinite love. It is not the love we feel for the rest of the souls, whom we also love very much. This is a much deeper love, so deep that it is difficult to explain with words.

Once we realize in any lifetime, that we are all connected, and our energies are capable of great things, we can see more clearly.

I have seen many people depressed and sad because they are on disturbed, unhappy, and disrespectful relationships, and they cannot understand why they are submerged into such unhealthy situations. For us who are on the other side of the line, it is counter intuitive that someone would live that way. However, for them it might be something they feel they have to live with. Perhaps, because society dictates it that way, or because they do not want to recognize they made a mistake in getting into the relationship on the first place. It is not an easy situation, and I am sure many of you have experienced it yourselves, or with friends and family.

People communicate to me that they feel as if they are paying for something bad committed in a previous lifetime, which is a very common way to see it. Subsequently, my question is always the same: “don’t you think you are just scared to let go and the right one is not there yet?

sábado, 12 de diciembre de 2015

Are you a fertility patient? These advices are right for you then

Are you a fertility patient? These advices are right for you then

There is a huge lot of information out there these days regarding assisted reproduction and fertility. We can find implications, consequences, side effects, results, probabilities, etc. All this information seems useful for patients to understand what they are going through, and the chances of success.
Personally, as a former patient in fertility, I understand the difficult times we have to go through once we become the patient. Success and positive results is all we wish for. However, is not always what we get.

Once you become a fertility patient is because you have been trying as much as possible to get the results of conceiving naturally. You become a person in need of help of a fertility specialist. There are also helpers during that pathway. Those helpers are other methods that can be used together with the assisted reproductive treatment. I call helpers exercise, good balanced nutrition, yoga, Reiki, fertility massages, reflexology and acupuncture. They all have been showing to be excellent helpers on the assisted reproductive procedure prior, during and after. They all have been reported to increase the chances of success.

Exercise and a good balanced nutrition contribute to maintain the body on a physiological balance, which contributes to improve the hormone levels and the quality of the gametes.

Did you know that?

Did you know that?

Did you know that? by Lucy Coleman

– Infertility is defined as he inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse or the inability to carry a pregnancy to live birth.
– 7.4 million women, or 11.9% of women, have ever received any infertility services in their lifetime.
– 1 in 8 couples (or 12% or married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy.
– Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained.
– A couple ages 29-33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has only a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month. After six months of trying, 60% of couples will conceive without medical assistance.
– Approximately 44% of women with infertility have sought medical assistance. Of those who seek medical intervention, approximately 65% give birth.

– Approximately 85-90% of infertility cases are treated with drug therapy or surgical procedures. Fewer than 3% need advanced reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF).
– The most recently available statistics indicate the live birth rate per fresh non-donor embryo transfer is 47.1% if the woman is under 35 years of age, and 37.9% if the woman is age 35-27.
– 1 in 7 marriages are between spouses of different ethnicities. And multiracial children have increased 50% in the past decade.
– Because your weight, health and lifestyle can all affect your fertility, it is important to make sure you are eating well, managing your weight, and exercising.
– If you are over the age of 35, the time of trying to conceive is reduced to 6 months.

jueves, 10 de diciembre de 2015

The Reproduction Bundle: Human Preimplantation Embryo Selection

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The Reproduction Bundle: Human Preimplantation Embryo Selection | Review by Lucy Coleman.

Handy book that pays special attention to all the areas of human embryo development to help scientific – embryologists with the best section of embryos to be implanted. It has lots of good illustrations and comparative guides with different types of human embryos and their performance while in the embryology laboratory.
Amazon Review:
The most profound dilemma in assisted reproduction to date is the inability to recognize potentially viable embryos before their replacement into the reproductive tract. Application of increasingly advanced new technology has allowed the field of embryo evaluation to evolve rapidly and dramatically over the past five years.

Human Preimplantation Embryo Selection assembles the leaders in the field of assisted reproduction to discuss their visions of dealing with the topic of embryo selection in the light of the limitations involving the fragility of the early human embryo. The purpose of this book is to shed light on the ever-expanding techniques that are being employed and evaluated with regard to embryo selection. A comprehensive overview may guide the ART practitioner in choice of techniques and evaluation of benefits and drawbacks.

The Reproduction Bundle: Human Preimplantation Embryo Selection (Reproductive Medicine & Assisted Reproductive Techniques) (Volume 5) 1st Edition will provide an up-to-date overview and reference source: an invaluable tool for assisted reproductive practice worldwide.

martes, 8 de diciembre de 2015

Is fertility trendy?

Is fertility trendy?

Because today the number of people having fertilityproblems is increasing, there is a trend for patients to go to the fertility clinic to find treatment and solutions to their problems. In the last years the number of patients in fertility clinics has been increasing, and will continue. Couple find the need of becoming parents at certain age and they know they will be able to achieve this thanks to the many advantages of reproductive techniques. Its is a great option to freeze eggs or embryos, and have them back in the uterus whenever the time is right for the parents. Also a great advantage for single woman who wish to become single mothers getting a sperm donor. The many advantages that fertility techniques offer are contributing with the fact that fertility is trendy today.

It is very normal to hear the occasional conversation of someone who knows someone who has a fertility problem. It is most common that what you think.

However, in my several visits to different fertility clinics around the world, I have encountered patients waiting for consultation at the waiting area being ashamed, scared and even trying to hide because they feel as if they were the only ones with this problem. It is not necessary to feel that way as I know as a fact the number of patients with different problems is huge. The attitude towards fertility treatments has been changing because it is very frequent, specially in developed countries.

The brand Fertility Spa offers to patients a range of products designed to target several needs, one of them is the anxiety of going to a fertility consultation. It will make it a fun and pleasant experience. There is a line of tote bags with different scenarios that will make the patient feel proud of what they are doing, and they will also feel encouraged to speak to others about their fertility experience. The idea is targeted to make a fertility procedure a different experience for everyone...Continue reading

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lunes, 7 de diciembre de 2015

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility: The Requisites in Obstetrics & Gynecology

reproductive endocrinology and infertility the requisites in obstetrics gynecology

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility: The Requisites in Obstetrics & Gynecology | Review by Lucy Coleman.

This is my favourite book in human reproduction. It is very concise, complete and explains the exact subjects that every specialist in human reproduction needs to know. I carry it with me everywhere. The section about steroids and prostaglandins is really great and helped me understand about their receptors and the role of each one of them in every tissue of the human body.
Amazon Review: During the last decade, health care providers have made great strides in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility-a condition that affects 50-80 million people worldwide. This first volume in the new Requisites in Obstetrics and Gynecology Series thoroughly examines every aspect of reproductive endocrinology and infertility from normal menstrual cycle and pubertal development, through to management of a full range of common pathologic conditions and the role of human sexuality in infertility management. Given its importance in modern treatment, assisted reproductive technologies are also addressed. This text, while comprehensive in its scope, is also succinct and user-friendly in format, making it an ideal choice for those who need concise, authoritative guidance at their fingertips.

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domingo, 6 de diciembre de 2015

A bridge between Worlds. Witnessing life and death.

A bridge between Worlds. Witnessing life and death.

A bridge between Worlds. Witnessing life and death. By Lucy Coleman, MD.

How to describe the feeling of witnessing what I call “the bridge” between dimensions and realizing that feeling was always there, waiting to be explored further and understood in a deeper spiritual sense. The feeling is unimaginable. And this was my experience.

I am a doctor, specialist in Reproductive Medicine, a scientist, a former believer that everything could be demonstrated, even the things that have not being demonstrated yet, because their time to be demonstrated it is about to come. Now I know everything has a time.

I dedicated my entire life to science and medicine, believing that science had most of the answers. And most times found the explanation I was looking for, because it seemed they had the correct and scientific logic for most of the phenomena occurred in nature. My beliefs were that we had all the tools to find answers, explanations, reasons and logic. That was a fact until now, because realized I was far from being right. And the true was about to come to me. For some reason it was shown to me.

 

In Reproductive Medicine most events are amazing. From the beginning of the formation of each gamete, to the fertilization of the eggs, developing of the embryo, division, implantation, growing of the fetus, birth, every event is amazing. Research in this field had shown science is capable to find answers for most of the events happening during each step, and even go further to find explanations to events that before were unexplained. Scientist and observers have been looking at these events during centuries. Since the 14th century, scientists were looking the sperm freezing, but it was not until the 20th century that we developed ways of freezing and thaw sperm in a way that the technique does not affect the sperm capacity of fertilization. I can keep going non-stop writing about every single phenomenon our nature is showing us in Reproduction...Continue reading

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viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2015

How to talk to your fertility specialist?

How to talk to your fertility specialist?

Once you acknowledge something is not working properly in the fertility area, it is advisable to find a fertility specialist. This way you will get a proper guidance and the next steps to diagnose the possible causes.

The first important thing to do is to select the right fertility specialist. This is not easy as many specialists are available, most of them with impressive curriculums and studies, however once you get to know them it might be disappointing to find out they are not the person you were looking for. Others are very difficult to get appointments with, because they are so good that the waiting list is very long. It seems like a matter of luck to find the right one. I make emphasis in this because the relationship you establish with your specialist needs to be based in trust, otherwise you will not get the expected results.

Once you select the right fertility specialist, then comes the appointment. Most fertility clinics have a nice warm environment to promote relaxation and tranquility to patients.

If possible try to write notes with the questions you would like to ask. The meeting with the infertility specialist might be overwhelming and condensed with lot of information that will make you leave with even more questions. If you make notes it will be possible to address the previous questions before getting any new information that will result in even more questions accumulated.

Ask all your questions to your specialist.

 

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miércoles, 2 de diciembre de 2015

The Little Book of MEDICAL Breakthroughs Hardcover – 2010

The Little Book of MEDICAL Breakthroughs Hardcover – 2010

The Little Book of MEDICAL Breakthroughs Hardcover – 2010 | Review by Lucy Coleman.

Comment: Useful and interesting little book that covers interesting facts we sometimes forget that exists today, and they are possible thanks to our amazing researchers.
Amazon Review: professional and everyday resources in healthcare

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Originally posted 2015-10-12 23:02:38.

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martes, 1 de diciembre de 2015

Biological and Non-biological causes of Infertility

Biological and Non-biological causes of Infertility

 

There is an extensive information regarding the main causes of infertility. There are biological physical causes related to our bodies and non-biological causes related to our energy and well-being.

Regarding to biological causes we can separate them in female and masculine causes.

The female causes are:

– Ovulation disorders: these ones can be related to hormonal disorders, which prevents the egg to be released from the follicle of the ovary. These hormonal disorders may be related to genetic predisposition, disorders in our diet, tumours, injuries. Causes of these disorders can be related to polycystic ovarian disease, hyperprolactinemia, hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism, hypergonadotrophic hypogonadism.

– Endometriosis: which is presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. This can be painful and affect the function of the ovaries.

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lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2015

The search for life on Earth

The search for life on Earth

Past, present, future. Infertility was, is and will still being a challenge in the world, actually it is increasing dramatically and will become a bigger challenge than what it is today. We Doctors strive to learn more and more everyday about the peculiar behaviors of Mother Nature, however we still far from the truth.

My deceased grandmother used to say: “the problems of today will become the plagues of the future”. Today I understand what she meant. We are trying to solve problems today that will be very harder to solve in the future. Let’s analyze the way we humans behave. We do have natural resources which we are consuming without the appreciation and gratefulness deserved. We do have amazing, perfect and healthy bodies, which we damage and destroy, with our daily habits. We are part of a perfect designed universe that wants us to learn and grow; instead we are stuck in our stubbornness and believe that we do not need anything else. We think very highly of ourselves when we discover something new, however we still have a lot more work to do with what we’ve accomplished, to collaborate with futures generations’s accomplishments. There is no reason or logic for our lives, according to most humans. We fight the challenges that are put in our way without understanding that those challenges were there for a reason. That is the life we are living right now, and it is not a healthy life.

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viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2015

Thermodynamics and reproduction. Where the energy comes from?

Thermodynamics and reproduction. Where the energy comes from?

How can we describe energy? Energy is a property that cannot be created or destroyed. It is also a mechanical work or heat in thermodynamic language. However, it is really difficult to describe what is energy in biological systems.

British physicist Lord Kelvin once said: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.”

Thermodynamics is mainly a matter of discovering and then using the principles, or laws, that govern energy transformations and working out the relationship between those principles (1).

The First Law of Thermodynamics related heat, work and internal energy. It tells us that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, despite being able to change form; the total energy of a reaction, and indeed of the universe, is constant. The First Law tells us with breathtaking generality that a boundary on the possible is a basic characteristic of our universe (2).

 

 

The Second Law of Thermodynamics makes biological processes more interesting, including the Entropy of systems. This is the measure of the order of a system, in a way of describing how molecules are arranged in space, and how these molecules change when the system change temperature, pressure, volume, etc. It is a degree of disorder or randomness. The Second Law of Thermodynamics is a principle, which states that in any cyclic process the entropy will increase or remain the same. In every natural thermodynamic process the sum of the entropies of all participating bodies is increased. So the Second Law says that no natural process can occur unless it is accompanied by an increase in the entropy of the universe. Ultimately every process that occurs in nature is irreversible and unidirectional, with the direction being dictated by the requirement of an overall increase in entropy (3).

 

 

All living organisms are highly non-equilibrium systems. A system will exhibit net change if it is not at equilibrium, even if the rate of change is imperceptible...Continue reading

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martes, 24 de noviembre de 2015

A Textbook of in Vitro Fertilization and Assisted Reproduction

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A Textbook of in Vitro Fertilization and Assisted Reproduction: the Bourn Hall Guide to Clinical and Laboratory Practice | Review by Lucy Coleman.

I trained mostly in United Kingdom and, as many specialists in the reproductive field know, it is one of the most regulated countries with respect to human reproduction. This book covers most of the protocols used in the United Kingdom, and I believe many specialists should read through and take most of the content. It is a book that includes several different protocols and laboratory settings. Having worked and several countries I know it is sometimes difficult to get used to different laboratories. After reading the book I took my own ideas of my own protocols of work, according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and it has been the same way since. It has a new version and I believe it might be as good as this edition.
Amazon Review: This is an enlarged, updated, color-illustrated new edition of the definitive clinical reference on in vitro fertilization and assisted reproduction. It contains 37 chapters by top-ranked specialists from around the world covering every aspect of investigation and therapeutic options as taught and practiced at the world-famous Bourn Hall Clinic. Large format, double-column pages. Includes bibliographic references, procedures, protocols and information sheets, and index...Continue reading

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lunes, 23 de noviembre de 2015

Thanks for the knowledge and Thanks for letting me see into your cells.

Thanks for the knowledge and Thanks for letting me see into your cells.

“When I see into the stars, it gets easier for me to understand most of the answers still out there, in the universe around us”.

I wake up everyday early in the morning, drink a large glass of water, watch some news, run for 10 minutes, get my breakfast, and head on to the clinic. I get there, get changed with clean clothes and it takes me around 5 minutes to get ready; I need to be as clean as possible. I do not wear a watch so do not need to be concerned about the time. Once I am ready, with my hair and shoes covered, and clean hands and face, I start my favorite part of the day: to go inside my embryology laboratory.

To be part of that, the place where amazing things happen, it makes me feel grateful for the opportunity of being there.

It was hard work though. Several years on the medical school, several years specializing in human reproduction, long working hours at fertility clinics in several places around the world, many hours of studying and reading new advances and research. Although I have not been a researcher publisher myself, it has been a pleasure to read new developments and achievements in the reproductive field. Everyone takes different paths. Mine was something else. To have spent long hours inside the embryology laboratories amazed by the perfection of life. I mean any life...Continue reading

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domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2015

The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin

The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin

The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin | Review by Lucy Coleman.

Comment: Bob Harper has been my trainer guru. A friend recommended me his book a few years ago, and my life changed. I feel I live with his rules in my head all the time. I learned to respect my body, and to think before eating anything about how much good or bad it will do for me. The great fact about this book is that covers every one of the rules with detailed explanations, this way it makes it easier to follow because we do know now what really happens when we do or eat anything. I read it all and sometimes read it again to refresh a few topics. I have recommended this book to most of my friends and they have it now.
Amazon Review: With so much conflicting weight-loss advice out there to confuse your efforts, it’s no wonder you haven’t been successful losing weight and keeping it off. But with Bob Harper, superstar trainer and co-host of NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser as your personal authority and coach, you can and will finally shed the pounds—whether you want to lose two or two hundred!..Continue reading

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viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2015

Principles of Oocyte and Embryo Donation

Principles of Oocyte and Embryo Donation

Principles of Oocyte and Embryo Donation | Review by Lucy Coleman.

Interesting book for professional practicing in human reproduction
Amazon Review: This is the definitive reference on the medical, surgical, legal, and ethical aspects of establishing and maintaining an office-based egg donation program. The editor has assembled an international list of authors with known expertise in this rapidly expanding field. The clinical procedures are clearly depicted in the book`s many line drawings and photographs.

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jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2015

Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi | Review by Lucy Coleman.

Amazon Review: This quality paperback edition of Autobiography of a Yogi from Self-Realization Fellowship includes a bonus audio CD with clips from SRF’s rare archival recordings of Paramahansa Yogananda.
Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation. Profoundly inspiring, it is at the same time vastly entertaining, warmly humorous and filled with extraordinary personages.

Self-Realization Fellowship’s editions, and none others, include extensive material added by the author after the first edition was published, including a final chapter on the closing years of his life.

Selected as “One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century”, Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into more than 30 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a classic of religious literature. Several million copies have been sold, and it continues to appear on best-seller lists after more than sixty consecutive years in print.

With engaging candor, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda tells the inspiring chronicle of his life: the experiences of his remarkable childhood, encounters with many saints and sages during his youthful search throughout India for an illumined teacher, ten years of training in the hermitage of a revered yoga master, and the thirty years that he lived and taught in America. Also recorded here are his meetings with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Luther Burbank, the Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann, and other celebrated spiritual personalities of East and West. The author clearly explains the subtle but definite laws behind both the ordinary events of everyday life and the extraordinary events commonly termed miracles. His absorbing life story becomes the background for a penetrating and unforgettable look at the ultimate mysteries of human existence...Continue reading

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Bikram\’s Beginning Yoga Class

Bikram\’s Beginning Yoga Class

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The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice | Review by Lucy Coleman.

Amazon Review: The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga–yoga adapted to the needs of the individual.

• A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher.

• This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings.

Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. Elements of Krishnamacharya’s teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indra Devi, who all studied with Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya’s son T. K...Continue reading

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Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness

Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness

Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness | Review by Lucy Coleman.

Amazon Review: World-renowned yoga master Erich Schiffmann now offers an easy-to-follow, exciting new technique—the first to combine hatha yoga and meditation—to all who are seeking healthful beauty and inner peace.
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The Anatomy of Stretching, Second Edition: Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation

The Anatomy of Stretching, Second Edition: Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation

The Anatomy of Stretching, Second Edition: Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation | Review by Lucy Coleman.

Amazon Review: The multiple stresses of contemporary life—whether from excessive sports play, overwork, or overuse of technology—are increasingly taking a toll on the body. Symptoms range from muscle soreness and pain to pinched nerves to potentially more permanent disabilities, including serious body injuries. One safe, quickly productive way to address the problem is through a simple therapy that can be done anywhere, anytime, and without special equipment: stretching. This new edition of Brad Walker\’s best-selling book on the subject presents 135 unique stretching exercises designed to help repair the body and make it more flexible, fit, and relaxed.

The book begins with clear, detailed descriptions of important principles of anatomy and physiology, the benefits of stretching, different forms of stretching, rules to remember, and how to stretch properly. It also focuses on the kinds of stretches that are most helpful in the alleviation or rehabilitation of specific sports injuries. Organized by body part, The Anatomy of Stretching presents stretching exercises in a uniform style accompanied by full-color anatomical illustrations. Equally useful for fitness fans, pro or amateur athletes, coaches and personal trainers, and healthcare practitioners, this new edition contains 20 new stretches; expanded physiology and anatomy information; and a revised numbering system that makes the stretches easier to reference. An expanded appendix includes a longer resources section and a helpful chart describing the top five stretches for each sport and sports injury...Continue reading

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Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition

Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition

Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition | Review by Lucy Coleman.

Amazon Review: The best-selling anatomy guide for yoga is now updated, expanded, and better than ever!

With more asanas, vinyasas, full-color anatomical illustrations, and in-depth information, the second edition of Yoga Anatomy provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself.

From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked.

Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practicing yoga for years, Yoga Anatomy will be an invaluable resource—one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light.

With Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition, authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, both internationally recognized experts and teachers

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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife

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Dr. Eben Alexander. A neurosurgeon’s journey through the afterlife.

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miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2015

Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

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Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery | Review by Lucy Coleman.

This is an oldest edition but it is one of my favourite ones. This book was my guide through all my learning about the scientific and medical field in human reproduction. I believe every future specialist should have it. This book it is not easy to find. It took me a while before getting it through amazon, and it has been a useful tool specially regarding surgery key points for specialists in reproductive medicine. Highly recommended.
Amazon review: Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery is the new, definitive resource in reproductive medicine. This unique text offers detailed discussion on both the medical and surgical management of reproductive disorders, as well as coverage of associated imaging modalities. Included are chapters on Reproductive Genetics, Management of Endometriosis (including interventional radiology), Ultrasonography and Sonohysterography, Preservation of Fertility, and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. A resource every practitioner interested in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility needs!
Offers detailed discussion of medical and surgical management of reproductive disorders … No other text offers coverage of both medical and surgical management in one resource...Continue reading

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martes, 17 de noviembre de 2015

How to be truly happy with your life?

How to be truly happy with your life?

A challenge you think? Well no. It is not a challenge. It is actually easier than what you’ve been thinking. It is a matter of attitude towards life.

I usually encounter patients and friends who complaint too much about their lives. Because they do not like their jobs, because they do not like the partner they are with, because the political situation in the country is crazy, because everything is too expensive, because they wish to do something and it seems unimaginable for them to do it, and keeps going on and on. It is their day-to-day way of living. And I usually ask them: and how are you expecting to change that? – Their answer: “we can’t”.

You won’t be able to change anything if you are not doing anything to change it!

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domingo, 15 de noviembre de 2015

The role of Yoga in Fertility

The role of Yoga in Fertility

 

Yoga is one of the six fundamental systems of Indian thought, collectively known as Darsana. It can mean sight, view, interpreted as a view inside ourselves. Another meaning of Yoga is “to attain what was previously unattainable”, something that we are unable to do today. Yoga is the change we accept in our lives to learn to know ourselves in a deeper way. It will bring back the focus into our lives to establish a connection between the here and now, and with our body and mind. That way we can be “one with the Divine”. Our communication with the Universe that allows us to understand there is a power higher than ourselves, and to establish harmony and acceptance. Every person decides their path and will change their lives in the direction they wish, although some changes need to be make in order to gain that capability and to keep it. Any religious belief is accepted, as Yoga does not need people to believe in any particular God. Also there is no discrimination against sexual orientation, political view, social status, etc.

 

Yoga uses different poses called Asanas, each of them have meaningful connections between the experience of exchanging valuable information linking our body with our mind-soul. This information is gained because our conscious mind operates in ways we do not perceive if do not have the control gained by mastering the art of meditation and self-discovery.

 

 

In people’s day-to-day lives negative feelings play an important role, sometimes occupying most of their time. Negative feelings increase stress levels and they can very much affect the health in several ways. If we look at one of the main common factors involved in most fertility patient’s lives, then we will all agree stress is one of them. The frequent practice of Yoga provides exercising and meditation techniques, including respiratory skills that will improve our health in many ways. When practicing Yoga, the stress levels can be dramatically decreased, providing an increase in the blood flow throughout the body, releasing muscle tension, balancing hormones, helping cells to regenerate, healing and taking care of injuries. Some people have even claimed they have totally cured from diseases after the frequent practice of Yoga.

 

Yoga among its many accomplishments has been one of the most increasingly used by fertility patients today. There are Fertility Yoga – routine exercises made especially for this group of patients, and the success has been shown to be increasing with testimonies of successful fertility procedures, healthy pregnancies and newborns...Continue reading

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