Coming to the decision to use a donor egg usually doesn’t come easy. Donor eggs are never anyone’s first option. They can however, be an amazing gift to get you back on the path to parenthood when other options have not succeeded.
With patients who are new to micronutrient IVs, especially those who are trying to conceive, I am often asked how frequently, and when is the best time to receive nutritional IVs to optimize fertility.
With the Canadian government announcing this week the legalization of Marijuana I wanted to touch upon the health implications this could have. There are many incorrect assumptions which go along with something becoming legal and the idea of it now being healthy. Marijuana, although in the process of being no longer illegal is still not healthy. So what are the health concerns with those who consume marijuana products and how is it effecting their fertility?
The power went down in Acubalance last week. Which on its own makes for a less than ideal day at the clinic, but what accompanied the power outage was an alarm in the waiting room that beeped every 7 seconds at an irritating pitch and tone.
For the majority of my patients' diet plays a big role in their success. What we eat on a day to day basis plays a massive role in our overall health. The old saying "we are what we eat" is one that I do believe. If we eat food low in nutrients, high in calories and toxins then our body isn't able to perform as it wants. If we are eating foods that support our bodies needs it will be able to function optimally. Our body needs more than calories and research supports how the quality of food is imperative to our health.
Healthy blood flow promotes fertility
Acubalance Wellness Centre was founded by Dr. Lorne Brown, a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine and a former chartered accountant (CPA).
A passionate advocate of supporting the body’s innate ability to heal itself, Brown combines a love for the science of human physiology with a deep respect for what’s been learned through thousands of years of traditional medical practices in China.
At Acubalance we believe in a simple equation. Healthy sperm + healthy egg + healthy uterine environment = a healthy baby. Endometrial health and receptivity is crucial for the implantation process to occur whether in a natural pregnancy or in a pregnancy following any type of assisted reproductive technology (IUI, IVF). Approximately two thirds of implantation failures are due to poor uterine receptivity whereas only one third is attributed to problems with the embryo.
March is endometriosis awareness month which reminded me of a blog I had written a few months ago about a patient who had been struggling with infertility.