Clomid users: consider adding cinnamon to daily intake



Many women who take Clomid suffer from irregular menstrual cycles, which makes it difficult to get pregnant. A new study by professionals from Columbia University found that those who are suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome may want to pair their fertility drugs with cinnamon.

Many women who take Clomid suffer from irregular menstrual cycles, which makes it difficult to get pregnant. A new study by professionals from Columbia University found that those who are suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome may want to pair their fertility drugs with cinnamon. Based on collected data, females who took daily cinnamon supplements had up to twice as many menstrual cycles during a six-month period.

"There is a lot of interest in homeopathic or natural remedies for this condition," Dr. Daniel Kort, an author on the study, said in a statement. "This may be something we can do using a totally natural substance that can help a large group of patients."

Since polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common cause of fertility issues in females (5 percent to 10 percent of women in their childbearing years have the condition), the addition of cinnamon to a daily routine could be a great inexpensive way to boost likelihood of conception. Those who are taking Clomid may want to try some healthy cinnamon-rich recipes - although researchers are currently unsure why the spice helps regulate menstruation.

Veggies with cinnamon walnuts
Females looking to end their days healthy with a fertility boost may want to try out this recipe.

3 pounds assorted root veggies, cut into 1-inch pieces (beets, carrots and parsnips all work great)
1 cup apple cider
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

The cider, brown sugar, salt and pepper should all be whisked together in a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Then the veggies can be added, and the dish should be covered with foil and placed in an oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. After 20 minutes, it can be uncovered and stirred. It should cook for another hour, and be stirred every 20 minutes.

Cook the walnuts over medium-low heat in a skillet. It will take two to six minutes for them to become lightly brown and fragrant. Then, remove from the heat and add butter, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Once the nuts are coated and the butter has melted, allow them to cool on a plate. These will be sprinkled over the vegetables before serving.

There are a number of ways to incorporate cinnamon into any meal - breakfast, lunch or dinner. Women struggling with fertility may find that adding the spice to their routines - through supplements or cooking - along with Clomid may help increase their chances for conception.