Ryan's Blog

Boosting Fertility One Berry At A Time

Jul 31, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
We are all looking for the magic bullet when it comes to our health. That one pill or "thing" we need to do which will magically fix everything. This search for the magic bullet is also present with my fertility patients. Although no magic bullet exists, there are things which can boost your chances of conceiving by supporting multiple areas of your health. Some taste better than others!

Male Pattern Hair Loss Medications Could Cause Infertility

Jul 20, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Hair loss is often triggered by high levels of a hormone called Androstanolone (DHT - Dihydrotestosterone).  Although it has "testosterone" in it's name DHT contains high levels of estrogens.

Which Lubricants Help You Conceive?

Jul 15, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Many couples who are trying to conceive ask about sperm friendly lubricants. This is one case where they are all not created equal! Even the brands saying they are sperm friendly may be lacking key elements. Searching for the good ones can be a difficult task. 

Going Nuts for Fertility

Jun 15, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I like to keep things as simple as possible.  This is especially true when I am working with patients trying to conceive.  An often overly confusing subject, which comes up with all my patients, is what they should be eating.

Don't Double Your Sperm Count, Quadruple It! A Case Study

May 29, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I wanted to share a success story written about a male infertility case.  Male infertility is diagnosed with 40 percent of couples having difficulty conceiving.  Many of these men don't realize there are many natural treatments that have a profound effect.  

Unexplained Infertility, Needing to use a Problem Finder!

May 15, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I see many patients who have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility.   They have undergone blood tests and physical exams only to be told that everything looks "good".  In these cases, I take the role of the problem finder before becoming a problem solver.  

What To Do After Multiple Pregnancy Losses, A Case Study

May 08, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Even after 5 pregnancy losses and not given any hope you can have a healthy child !  I was seeing a patient that was told after her multiple pregnancy losses she had less than 1% chance of carrying to term.  Her motivation, dedication and willingness to change brought her the joy of a healthy baby.  

What Your Sperm Says About Your Health

Apr 24, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Most men look at their health in a compartmentalized view; most ailments are not connected to overall health.  A headache is just a headache and not a sign of high blood pressure.  This view is often the same when they find out they have poor fertility.  What if poor sperm quality was just a sign of overall poor health and possible major health problems?  Would that make us sit up in our chairs and pay attention?

Can Fruits and Vegetables Damage Your Sperm?

Apr 09, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM

Making Your Fertility Eggcellent!

Mar 30, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
There are many different aspects of our fertility but one that I have been hearing more and more about is egg quality.  With Easter coming along bringing with it magic bunny's hiding eggs in our houses I felt it a great time to address egg quality.  I have previously blogged about a success story of a patient who co