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Top 5 Tips for Boosting Fertility After 40

Jun 13, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Since 1985 the average age of women trying to conceive their first child continually increases.

Pregnant with 1 Ovary and Diminished Ovarian Reserve - Endometriosis Case Study

Jun 09, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I was reminded of a patient I had seen a while ago and I wanted to share her story to help encourage those who have endometriosis and are trying to get pregnant. Endometriosis is a stubborn problem and many of my patients come in extremely discouraged and frustrated. There is hope!

High FSH Levels? What You Can Do to Lower Elevated Follicle Stimulating Hormone!

May 25, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (known as FSH) is a hormone that is commonly assessed to help predict a womans ovarian reserve or fertility. It can only be performed on day 3 of her menstrual cycle or the levels will not be accurate for this test.

Knock These Back To Knock Her Up! A list of Male Fertility Supplements

May 19, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Alright guys, women have been taking prenatal vitamins for years and its about time that we do too. Studies have shown the benefit for women to take vitamins in pregnancy for almost 70 years yet the idea of vitamins for men and fertility is a relatively new idea.

Discounted IVF In Canada Using INVOcell Technology

May 12, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
A clinic in Calgary is looking for 100 founder patients to pay a discounted rate of $4,000 for this new low cost modified IVF cycle. Patient fee's will be raised to $6,500 once the clinic is up and running.

Phase 4 - What You Can Do During the Two Week Wait to Improve Your Fertility

Apr 08, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
The luteal phase is also known as your pre-menstrual phase or more commonly the The Two Week Wait! This 4th phase is a long 12-14 days where women who have been trying to conceive often feel every twinge, pang and twang thinking it possibly can be implantation.  

Phase 3 - What You Can Do To Help Ovulation and Boost Fertility

Apr 06, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
This is the magical phase of a cycle where an egg is released from the ovary and if present, sperm will penetrate the egg to create an embryo. All of this happens in or around the Ovaries and fallopian tubes, not within the uterus. 

Phase 1 - What You Can Do During Your Period To Help Improve Your Fertility

Mar 30, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
There are 4 phases of a menstrual cycle and each phase fulfills a different purpose supporting your fertility.  Each of these phases offers an opportunity to help boost and improve fertility while increasing your chances of conceiving.  The four phases of your cycle are:

The Trilogy of Male Fertility! Boost by 42% or Bust by 49%

Mar 16, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Although commonly overlooked, male factor infertility is very common. When looking at the stats infertility is 33% male factor, 33% female factor and 33% combination male/female factor. This means that 66% of the time there is a male problem that needs to be addressed yet in my practice I see the guys less than 30% of the time. Definitely an area of infertility where we need some improvement!