We all knew that caffeine lowers your chances of carrying a successful pregnancy, but did you know that smoking can counteract that? Yes, it turns out that smoking may upregulate the enzymes that detoxify caffeine … so it doesn’t stay in your system as long to cause problems for your fertility. But don’t get too …

A recent study looking at acupuncture’s effects on insomnia found that stimulating Ht7 increased melatonin output and improved sleep in people with insomnia. Interesting, melatonin also has protective effects on cancers such as breast cancer and it may have important ramifications for fertility, pregnancy, heart disease, and many other factors. Minerva Med. 2008 Dec;99(6):539-47.