It seems a little bit too fantastical, but Canadian researcher Johné Liu may just have discovered the fountain of fertility, so to speak. The main reason women over 35 have reduced fertility, more miscarriages and more babies born with birth defects is that they produce more egg cells with the incorrect number of chromosomes. But according to Liu, drinking water or taking a pill laced with natural compound putrescine could boost fertility and seriously reduce the number of abnormal eggs produced by women older but pre-menopausal women. More
Yesterday, I got pretty angry about a piece that CNN wrote, regarding a forthcoming study about how ovulation and hormones impact a woman’s decision to vote. And, apparently, I wasn’t the only one who didn’t like the lack of skepticism … More
Remember how everything from the way you dress to the foods you eat to the men you date can all be traced back to what’s going on with your ovaries? According to a soon-to-be-published study, ovulation is also one of the driving factors behind how you vote. Because apparently ovulation is better at understanding foreign policy, economic plans, reproductive health issues, and voting record? Yeah, I’m going to go ahead and call BS on this. More
This week, I mentioned offhandedly to a friend that I was thinking of doing some shopping. “You must be ovulating!!” she exclaimed, telling me about an article she read in which Science proved that women like to shop when their ovaries are squeezing out potential babies. Which reminded me of all the other things I’ve ever heard attributed to ovulation. Because, apparently, the steering wheel of a woman’s body is located squarely in her egg nest. More
Check out this post by Catherine Donaldson-Evans at AOL Health.
Women may have a harder time focusing at different times of the month, a new study suggests.
Canadian researchers from Concordia University found that a surge in estrogen, which occurs when women are ovulating and during pregnancy, is linked to an inability to concentrate, pay attention and learn. More
A new study shows that ovulating women are more likely to choose clingy clothing when they’re shown a photo of an attractive woman. This means that they subconsciously feel the need to buy sexy clothing in order to outdo their … More