Mr. Odone, Lorenzo Odone's father, inspired me to do research about a common infection women share, as well as horses. I wondered at the difference between horses and women with regards to success in giving birth to live offspring. Very little research exists for humans and a common infection, yeast. Much is known about horses and yeast. But perhaps more will be known for horses when humans are studied more. Below is the article I wrote after researching about yeast, women and infertility/miscarriage. Lorenzo died May 30, 2008. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,361148,00.html
Robert O. Young, PhD, believes that infection and all disease is a symptom of the pH scale of the blood being off kilter. I highly recommend his site www.phmiracleliving.com for his articles of health blogs because our bodies never become resistant to chlorophyll and alkaline water, but on the other hand, some anti-fungal drugs cause miscarriage and the body becomes resistant.
http://www.authorhouse.com/ to purchase Fertile Prayers as an ebook.
Charlotte Fairchild Many Infections are Silent (c) 2005
Many infections are silent, symptomless. An infection does not need to be sexually transmitted to be listed in the STI/STD category(CDC, 2004) or to have been found to cause infertility in horses (Google, 2004). Humans have not been studied as extensively? An example: horses infected with Candida from fescue and/or caterpillars become infertile. (Google, 2004) Common infections, as well as sexually transmitted infections might well disrupt hormones, and decrease fertility. The research for common infections in humans affecting FSH (Folicle Stimulating Hormone) has yet to be done (urinary tract infections, yeast infections, dental disease, colds, to name a few). If there is a relationship to fertility and common infections, one test will not close the door to treatment, as well as hope for many women to give birth to their genetic child. It may instead open the door to better health. Perhaps the pH Miracle and alkaline diets will change the milieu of sterility, stillbirth, infertility, miscarriage.
Most women who reach menopause will have high FSH levels. Follicle Stimulating Hormone comes from the pituitary in the brain, and is necessary for ovulation in women. Higher levels spell menopause and the end of ovulation. Some women have higher levels as soon as their 20s and other women have normal levels in their 40s. The women with higher levels find it is difficult or impossible to have their genetic children. Little research has been done directly for factors of FSH levels. So much has been written about the age factor, when perhaps there is more. (Hanson, 2003) Perhaps infection plays a role.
Four studies gave differing views of infection and FSH levels. HIV infected women had higher levels of FSH in one study. (Salmassi, 2001) Cattle had normal FSH levels, but still fewer and smaller follicles with a uterine bacterial infection. (Sheldon, 2002) (The FSH levels may have been different, but the effects were similar, because fertility factors decreased in each study.) FSH is related to viral replication time (Wang, S.W., 1995). “Our findings reveal that endotoxin interrupts the follicular phase of the cycle by interfering with several steps in the preovulatory chain of endocrine events.” (Karsch, 2001) ########
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http://endo.endojournals.org/cgi/content/full/138/10/4273 full text Mar. 2004
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