Infertility Awareness Month

Did you know October is National Infertility Awareness Month?

Hello dear readers of Go Fit Girl!  I’m honored to be guest blogging today.

I’m writing a post about how to be more Infertility Sensitive.  I’ve worked with many women who were suffering with infertility, and it’s not an easy road.  And when someone isn’t aware, it can be easy to do or say something inadvertently that can be really devastating to a sufferer of infertility.  Yes, they are super sensitive.  But if you’ve been through it, then you know … it’s a very sensitive issue.

One in seven women will suffer with infertility, so odds are, someone in your circle has suffered or is suffering from infertility. And most women who are suffering will not discuss this situation with the majority of their loved ones.  In fact, many just keep it silently to themselves.  So, don’t thind that this doesn’t apply to you – it probably does.

So here are three suggestions to be more infertility sensitive in your everyday actions:

1. Don’t Ask when Someone’s Having Kids

Of course this question has good intentions behind it.  Perhaps you have lovely children; you know how awesome it is.  So you … Continue reading

Diet & Relation to Metabolic Disorder, PCOS and Diabetes

PCOS Question copySeptember is PCOS Awareness Month!

Today’s guest post is written by Dorothy Pang, the Natural Fertility Expert.  She’s a healthcare expert who’s helped hundreds of people to make healthier choices in their life, boosting their health, energy and fertility.

You can read more information about her at the bottom of this post.

What is PCOS?  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS is a condition that affects many women.  It can lead to infertility.  When a disease condition is referred to as a syndrome, that means that it is not very clearly understood by Western medicine.

PCOS seems to be related to metabolic disorder, and to diabetes.  Metabolic disorder, and PCOS could be seen as intermediary steps on the way to diabetes.  If a body with either of these conditions is left untreated, the patient is at a higher risk for developing diabetes.

I like to explain that diabetes happens when the spleen and pancreas (spleen and pancreas are seen to work together as a unit in Traditional Chinese Medicine) blow a gasket.  They have been overworked and just plain poop out.  … Continue reading

Comment Contest Tuesday announcement

Thank you to everyone who participated in the most recent Comment Contest Tuesday.

The Comment Contest Tuesday was connected to Go Fit Girl’s September Monthly Challenge where GFG! readers were asked to come up with healthy ways to improve their lifestyle that they don’t have time for.

Recently in my yoga teacher training we are learning to ask ourselves What is important for me? What are my priorities? What do I want to make time for?

For the Comment Contest Tuesday I asked my readers to post their challenges and for others to come up with advice and solutions.

There were so many great comments. The best part for me was to see my readers to be so supportive of one another. It was beautiful and amazing.

I am not a mom, so I can only give so much advice to those who struggle with their time for themselves, their children, job, etc.

It will take me some time to sort out the winners. Yes, I said, winners. This Comment Contest Tuesday has multiple prizes.

Thanks again to those who participated to show support to Go Fit Girl! I asked my readers to make a commitment to be … Continue reading