Pineapple core?

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Pineapple core?

Has anyone tried/heard of this before?

Using Pineapple to Assist Implantation: Pineapple contains bromelain. Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme that breaks up proteins that inhibit embryo implantation. Consuming a whole pineapple (focusing on the core as it has the highest concentration of Bromelain) during a fertility cycle can be beneficial.

For IVF*[in vitro fertilization] cycle: one pineapple, divided into 5 portions - consume one portion each day, over five days, beginning on the day of your embryo transfer.

IUI*[intra-uterine insemination] cycle: one pineapple, divided into 5 portions - consume one portion each day, over five days, beginning on the day of your IUI.

Timed intercourse cycle: one pineapple, divided into 5 portions - consume one portion each day, over five days, beginning on the day after ovulation.

Note: Be careful not to start consuming pineapple too early in the cycle. Beginning to consume pineapple*BEFORE*the recommended days above can actually affect your vaginal and cervical mucus PH, making it more acidic.

Maybe I should add pineapple to my grocery shopping list tomorrow. I've read online where they say just to eat portions of the core and not worry about the rest of the pineapple.
What do you guys think? A bunch of hooplah? Biggrin

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Huh...interesting! I have never heard of that one before, but couldn't hurt to try, right? Plus at least pineapple tastes good! Smile

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Haha.. I guess because of the "dirty" threads you guys have been posting lately *haha* when it says use a pineapple core to assist in implantation I thought..well... you dont want to know what I thought... hehe..

Funny, so pineapple can bring the baby in, then bring the baby out? I remember hearing to eat pineapple to induce labor too!

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Lol I like pineapple ... I see a trip into the store in my future

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"lemonlemon" wrote:

Haha.. I guess because of the "dirty" threads you guys have been posting lately *haha* when it says use a pineapple core to assist in implantation I thought..well... you dont want to know what I thought... hehe..

Funny, so pineapple can bring the baby in, then bring the baby out? I remember hearing to eat pineapple to induce labor too!

LOLOLOLOL you and me must be in the same mindset cuz i was imagining dirty sex toys made from pineapple. and then i read you are supposed to eat it? oh surprise to me... LOLOLOLOLOL

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Hahahahaha! You two. Wink We def are the frisky board. Love it! Now I'M imagining something nasty. Lol!

Anyways, I ate my first round of pineapple core tonight. After last month, I don't think it could hurt. Kim, are you giving it a try?

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Sso there may be some truth to this theory because when i was prego Sad i craved pineapple juice like crazy !! But maybe it was because i was in barbados lol

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Kim- was the pineapple hard-core?
Im so corny I could poke myself
hahaha
(I'm really L O L 'ing @ my stupid jokes) I'm totally gonna be the mom that embarasses her kids daily with stupid jokes and thinks shes's hilarious..

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"DrakePlusOne" wrote:

Hahahahaha! You two. Wink We def are the frisky board. Love it! Now I'M imagining something nasty. Lol!

Anyways, I ate my first round of pineapple core tonight. After last month, I don't think it could hurt. Kim, are you giving it a try?

lol we are the frisky board for sure LOL. So did you eat the center too? i usually throw that part away.... was it hard to chew?

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Im going to try it too

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Yeah, it's a little chewy, but they say to cut it into 5 pieces and eat one piece every day after O. Just the core and not the whole pineapple. We'll see what happens!! *fingers crossed* I know after last month, anything to make a nice happy 'home' for a little bean, I will try. Smile

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You mean I didn't have to eat the whole core at once?!? Frick. Well I have pineapple for several days then. Geeze I am dumb.

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"DreamingBig" wrote:

You mean I didn't have to eat the whole core at once?!? Frick. Well I have pineapple for several days then. Geeze I am dumb.

LOL i love these threads you girls make me laugh! I'm picturing you choking down the whole thing in one sitting LOLOLOL. You poor thing.

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I agree with Gina, Kim..... you poor thing! I would have been like a cow chewing her cud! How long did it take you to get it down?

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Hmmmm I had my IUI today so maybe I should make DH go back to the store to get me a pineapple! I'll try anything at this point..

PS: You ladies crack me up. Getting bad mental images while reading these posts LOL

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Meg, do it!!!! I'm sending lots of sticky vibes your way! Woo hoo Biggrin

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LOL I love you girls!!! I have been so depressed at the thought of me having Ovulation problems and I come on here and start smiling and laughing right away! thank you! Smile

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"DrakePlusOne" wrote:

I agree with Gina, Kim..... you poor thing! I would have been like a cow chewing her cud! How long did it take you to get it down?

Well I ate it over the course of an entire day at work... I was chewing... chewing... chewing... I didn't even count the calories because of all the chewing.

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