Anyone who has followed CCL for any amount of time is likely familiar with our best-selling book, Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition by Marilyn Shannon. The 5th edition was just released a few months, and was a complete re-write (not just an update) with as much solid, new information on the connection between nutrition and fertility…

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects roughly 5 million people worldwide, making it one of the most common causes of infertility in women. September is dedicated to PCOS awareness, but we’re willing to bet there’s some stuff even you armchair experts didn’t know about its detection and treatment. Check out this helpful infographic, compiled from the newest edition of Marilyn Shannon’s Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition, available digitally and in print next month!

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Fun fact: A natural, healthy period should not be long, heavy or painful. You read that correctly: five days at most, only moderate flow, with no noticeable cramping. But when you think of having your period, what comes to mind? If you’re like most women who experience these negative symptoms (along with an array of…

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Verily is on a roll! The website that promotes positive and healthy views and lifestyles of women is talking a lot about women’s bodies and the pill, and it’s definitely not what you’d expect to find in our contraception-heavy culture. They recently published two articles talking about women’s bodies, fertility, and the pill. And whether you’re new…

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From the Family Foundations archives   Good for you How NFP & better health go hand in hand By Maria Wiering   Ten years ago if you would’ve told Laura Devick she’d have chickens in her garage, the newlywed would’ve laughed. But fast forward a decade, and you’ll find three chickens behind her home in…

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I haven’t come across too many people who don’t like the autumn season with its beautiful changing leaves and crisp, cooler air. And because the changing scenery is so vivid, I can’t help but be reminded that nature cycles — it moves from one phase to another and repeats. And as a woman, so do I.…

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Marilyn Shannon doesn’t think so. The author of CCL’s popular book, Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition, has found many common sense self-care strategies that can help reduce morning sickness, drawing from medical research, her counseling experience, and her understanding of human physiology. She has recently updated her booklet Managing Morning Sickness from the ground up, and…

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