Diet and Fertility

Sunday, I curled up on the couch to watch “Life,” an 11 part  documentary on Discovery Channel about just that: “LIFE.”  It takes a look at all living things on earth and the challenges they face everyday. It is an amazing show and definitely a must-see. One particular moment struck me. There was a lizard that lived in the desert and she just walked and walked until she found a mate. Once, she found a suitable bachelor, they did the deed and off she went to wander the desert alone again and then lay her eggs. One time was all it took, and she was pregnant. WOW!! How does that happen? I am definitely not an expert on the reptilian reproductive system, or fertility in general, for that matter, but I do know that most humans do not get pregnant, or it seems to me, on the very first time.

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