Infertility and health with Elizabeth King

Infertility and health, including sperm health. It’s no longer just about female health and egg health but if we aren’t addressing the mans health then that could be a big missing health piece for improving fertility. The good news it that men can pretty quickly improve the health of their sperm. Take a listen to my conversation about improving fertility…

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The link between coffee and blood pressure

Moderate amounts of coffee intake may reduce high blood pressure. Coffee is a staple of many diets around the world. As coffee consumption has increased throughout the years, several studies have linked moderate coffee drinking (3-5 cups per day) with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, those who are heavy coffee drinkers […]

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How Your Blood Sugar Impacts How You Feel and How to Stabilize It

Blood sugar spikes and drops can result in a slew of less than ideal symptoms. If you’re wondering whether or not your blood sugar levels are balanced, keep reading! Do you find yourself craving more sugary or starchy foods? Are you feeling lethargic or experiencing brain fog, headaches, dizziness or hunger more often than you’d […]


Not Just for The Toilet: What to do With Your Period Blood

We all have our own unique relationships with our periods. Periods can be painful, messy, funny, confusing, really the list of feelings people have towards their periods is infinite.  Using a menstrual cup gives you the special opportunity to interact with your blood in ways you aren’t able to with other period products. With a […]


What are the long term heart risks of high blood pressure in young people?

Researchers in China evaluated the future cardiovascular risk of high blood pressure in young people. High blood pressure is a well-recognized risk factor for cardiovascular problems such as heart attack or stroke in later life. Reducing raised blood pressure through healthy lifestyle improvements (such as increasing exercise, losing weight or stopping smoking) and antihypertensive medication […]

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Can Your Blood Type Actually Predict Your Coronavirus Risk?

It’s looking increasingly likely that having blood type O might give you some protective effects against COVID-19, while blood type A may be linked to more severe illness from the virus. A new European study involving 1,980 patients with COVID-19 revealed people with blood group A had a higher risk of catching coronavirus and developing […]

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Coronavirus: Blood clots targeted in treatment trial

Scientists are to test whether an experimental drug can prevent potentially deadly blood clots associated with Covid-19. The trial, funded by the British Heart Foundation, will test the theory the clots are caused by a hormone imbalance triggered by coronavirus infection. It will become one of several drugs currently being trialled to prevent the disease’s […]


Here’s Why You Should Seriously Consider Donating Blood — Even During A Pandemic

June is National Blood Donor Month in South Africa, and with less than 1% of the population being active blood donors, it’s important that we’re reminded just how far one donation can really go. Khensani Mahlangu, Communications Specialist at the South African National Blood Service (SANBS), tells us that the winter time can be a […]

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Coronavirus: A third of hospital patients develop dangerous blood clots

Up to 30% of patients who are seriously ill with coronavirus are developing dangerous blood clots, according to medical experts. They say the clots, also known as thrombosis, could be contributing to the number of people dying. Severe inflammation in the lungs – a natural response of the body to the virus – is behind […]


The Magical Science of Period Blood

Here at Intimina, one of our goals is to encourage people to change the relationship they have with their periods.  While menstruation can come with some unpleasant side effects, it’s also a potent time to turn in and practice period alchemy so that you can develop a deeper appreciation for your monthly gift.  Alchemy not […]

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Chimerix starts Phase II/III trial of heparin-derived blood cancer drug in Covid-19

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses A company developing a drug derived from the blood thinner heparin for a form of leukemia is planning to test it in patients with Covid-19 due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties. Durham, North Carolina-based Chimerix said […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Coronavirus Causing Blood Clots

Doctors around the world are trying to make sense of the wide range of effects that COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — can have on the body. Most people associate the infection with respiratory symptoms — fever, cough, fatigue. But many patients who contract the virus experience neurological symptoms such as […]