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Fertility Foods

October 16, 2018

Fertility and diet are popular topics today, and during the cold winter months, they can be an especially hot topic (think soup!!!). Can eating certain foods boost your fertility? They certainly won’t hurt, and especially if there is an underlying endocrine disturbance they can certainly help!! Your overall diet does matter. Researchers have found that unhealthy eating habits can harm ... Read More

13 Science-Backed Health Benefits Of Peanuts For The Body And Mind

August 3, 2018

Peanuts can keep you full thanks to their unsaturated fats, proteins, and fiber. You’ll be less likely to binge eat, making it easier to lose weight. The unsaturated fats also improve cholesterol levels and blood pressure, so you’ll have a lower risk of heart disease. If you’re dealing with skin problems or arthritis, the anti-inflammatory ... Read More

10+ Ways to Boost Your Fertility

July 27, 2018

It’s an aspect of our health that most of us take for granted: Have sex, get pregnant, right? In reality, even minor stressors can throw your body out of whack. If you’re trying to conceive, these simple health moves can help protect your fertility.   1of 13 Eat Well Here’s good news: Staying well nourished ... Read More

17 Research-Backed Health Benefits Of Walnuts For Good Health

July 20, 2018

The benefits of walnuts for skin and hair include softer, wrinkle-free, pimple-free skin, dandruff-free hair, and reduced hair fall. Use a decoction of dried walnut leaves to make a natural antiperspirant, and use walnut oil for youthful skin and strong hair. Eat walnuts to improve brain and heart health, manage diabetes and arthritis symptoms, prevent ... Read More

Natural Ways to Boost Male Fertility

July 16, 2018

So often in life, things that are very good for us can also be bad if we have too much, or too little, of them. This is especially true with male fertility, which is a delicate balance of hormones and proteins to create healthy sperm so you can have children. Thankfully, there are some proven ... Read More

Heavy lifting, shift work may negatively impact women’s fertility

July 13, 2018

Heavy lifting, shift work may negatively impact women’s fertility   Women who have physically demanding jobs may experience decreased fertility, finds new research by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Working schedules that fall outside normal daytime office hours may also lower a woman’s ability to conceive.   Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, a research fellow in ... Read More

Fertility Tip – 10 Steps to Sustained Weight Loss & Achieving a Healthy Weight

July 11, 2018

Achieving a healthy weight prior to trying to conceive is not only going to help you get pregnant, but it is also going to help you have a healthy pregnancy. Women who are overweight are more likely to experience difficulties in achieving pregnancy due to a hormone imbalance creating an increased risk of ovulation dysfunction and miscarriage. ... Read More

5 Best Workout Moves to Prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy

February 9, 2018

5 Best Workout Moves to Prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy Get ready for the most physical journey of your life.   Pregnancy is the ultimate workout. It’s more unpredictable than an obstacle course, it lasts longer than a marathon, and it includes a wiggly free weight built to pack on its own pounds (or ounces) ... Read More

Easy-To-Make Meals for Your Pregnancy

February 7, 2018

Easy-To-Make Meals for Your Pregnancy Simple Recipe Ideas for Busy Moms-To-Be   While you’re figuring out the do’s and don’ts of what you should eat while expecting and especially all those foods to avoid during pregnancy, it’s easy to forget that you’ll often feel too tired to get busy in the kitchen – especially during ... Read More

8 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

February 2, 2018

8 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter It takes more than hand-washing. Here’s an easy guide to preventing infection. Now that we’re heading into the season when colds, flu, stomach bugs, and other infections can run rampant, it’s an ideal time to review strategies that can help us stay healthy this winter. Picking up the germs that ... Read More

Top 6 Annoying Pregnancy skin issues and how to deal with them!

January 19, 2018

Top 6 Annoying Pregnancy skin issues and how to deal with them! You may be radiating with excitment, but your pregnancy complexion doesn’t always reflect that inner joy. Skin issues can abound during pregnancy—we’re talking everything from teenage-like acne to stretch marks and strange rashes. Here are some of the most common skin problems women ... Read More

5 Supplements That May Ease PMS Symptoms

January 8, 2018

5 Supplements That May Ease PMS Symptoms Can vitamins and minerals nip premenstrual syndrome symptoms in the bud? Here’s the scoop on supplements being studied in connection with PMS. In the days leading up to their periods, many women experience symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. PMS symptoms vary from woman to woman, but they may ... Read More

Exercise and Pregnancy, Dr. Berger’s Corner: Health Topics from the Medical Director of CHA Fertility Center, Los Angeles

December 18, 2017

Dr. Berger’s Corner: Health Topics from the Medical Director of CHA Fertility Center, Los Angeles Exercise and pregnancy Maintaining a regular exercise routine throughout your pregnancy can help you stay healthy and feel your best. Working-out can help improve your posture and decrease some common discomforts such as backaches and fatigue. If you were physically ... Read More

8 Household Products to Avoid When TTC

December 1, 2017

8 Household Products to Avoid When TTC When you’re trying to conceive (TTC), it’s important to reduce your exposure to unnecessary chemicals that affect your fertility. Here are 8 everyday items to avoid.   1OF 8 House Paint Exposure to oil-based paints, paint thinner and painting supplies containing lead or mercury is a no-no when ... Read More

Non-medicated Allergy Treatment at Home

November 22, 2017

Non-medicated Allergy Treatment at Home Are you reluctant to take allergy medications because you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy? Skin allergy symptoms like redness, itching, and swelling often go away on their own in a week or two, with or without treatment. You can do some things to make it more comfortable in non-medicated ... Read More

Vitamin D and Pregnancy, Dr. Berger’s Corner: Health Topics from the Medical Director of CHA Fertility Center, Los Angeles

November 17, 2017

Dr. Berger’s Corner: Health Topics from the Medical Director of CHA Fertility Center, Los Angeles Vitamin D and Pregnancy There has been an enormous amount of publicity surrounding Vitamin D over the past couple of years. In pregnancy, the issues surrounding Vitamin D testing and replacement become critical because there are not one but two ... Read More

Unexplained Infertility – No One’s Fault!

February 6, 2017

CHA Fertility Center’s Medical Director Dr. Joshua Berger says infertility, including unexplained infertility, is no one’s fault! Many women spend much of their early adult lives trying not to get pregnant. But when you finally do want to start a family and it doesn’t happen right away, it can leave you feeling frustrated. Not to ... Read More

Dr. Berger Discusses Fertility Issues on Andisheh TV Wednesdays at 8pm PT

August 3, 2016

Starting tonight at 8pm Pacific, Dr. Joshua Berger discusses fertility issues with legendary Dr. Ari Babaknia on Andisheh TV. This special program will run for a limited time. Fertility Issues Dr. Babaknia, one of the first IVF doctors in Orange County, asks our Medical Director fertility questions such as: why infertility seems to be more prevalent in ... Read More

Infertility Affected by Common Food Additives, EWG Warns

July 20, 2016

Several food additives known to possibly affect infertility have been included in the Environment Working Group’s list of top 12 most hazardous additives found in common food products. These common foods include: sausage and lard tortillas muffins potato chips beef jerky convenience foods Infertility and Food Dr. Joshua Berger, CHA Fertility Center’s Medical Director, advises the following: Remember, you ... Read More

Former Miss World Has Baby from Frozen Egg

February 27, 2016

Former Miss World Diana Hayden, 42, announced the birth of her daughter, who was conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) with her husband using her own previously frozen egg. At 35 and single, the 1997 Miss World pageant winner Hayden decided to have her eggs frozen. “I’m a practical person. I’m also a diehard romantic. ... Read More

Next CHA Fertility Center Seminar: Jan 30, 2016

January 26, 2016

Got questions about infertility, IVF, egg freezing and more? We invite you to our free Fertility 101 educational seminar. After the presentation by our knowledgeable doctor, you will also have the opportunity to meet the doctor and our friendly staff. Guests will receive a complimentary Consultation Voucher worth approximately $600 with registration. Consultations are one-on-one ... Read More


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