2 Exercises You Should Avoid If You Are Pregnant Or Trying To Become Pregnant

2 Exercises You Should Avoid If You Are Pregnant Or Trying To Become Pregnant

Exercise is a vital part of staying healthy during pregnancy and when preparing for pregnancy. However, there are two forms of exercise that I suggest staying clear of during these times. (I can only imagine the heaps of hate mail I am about to receive) Okay, here it goes… 1. Hot yoga. There is absolutely nothing…

Boost Your Fertility With Glutathione

Boost Your Fertility With Glutathione

Gluta-what? If you’re reading the title of this post and have no idea what I’m talking about, you’re not alone. In fact, many of my patients who I regularly inject with glutathione have trouble pronouncing the name – but most know at least one of the benefits of glutathione, it’s the body’s master antioxidant. Sounds…

Could A Probiotic Influence Implantation and IVF Success?

Could A Probiotic Influence Implantation and IVF Success?

Until very recently, it was assumed that the uterus was a sterile environment – that is, until the advent of next-generation gene sequencing that revealed the presence of an ‘endometrial microbiome’ containing bacteria. In general, most healthy women (without any complaints of vaginal symptoms) have a uterine microbiome that is dominated by Lactobacillus species; it is entirely possible, however,…

1 Daily Habit Men Do That Increases Miscarriage Rates By 73%

1 Daily Habit Men Do That Increases Miscarriage Rates By 73%

I’m a big believer that the little things we do on a daily basis can make a massive impact on our health. This is true in all aspects of our health including fertility. I recently saw a post from Olive Fertility on male fertility and how 1 thing in a man’s diet can significantly impact miscarriage rates.  …

Your Brain and Fertility: Adding Laser To Your Brain For Fertility

Your Brain and Fertility: Adding Laser To Your Brain For Fertility

Transcranial Brain Photobiomodulation – Laser for Fertility and overall well-being and mood. “Why are you putting lasers on my head when my ovaries are in my lower body? How is this going to help my fertility?” I can see why my patient was questioning me, as it seems like I am way her target area…

Is Your IBS Contributing to Your Fertility?
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Is Your IBS Contributing to Your Fertility?

A standard question during my consults is around your bowel movements. How regular? Form? Ease? Any issues with bloating, uncomfortable gas, or abdominal pain? The digestive tract impacts what nutrients we absorb, it houses our microbiome, directly influences inflammation, and is our primary organ for the elimination of toxins. In my opinion, the health of…

Laser And Fertility and The Microbiome Connection
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Laser And Fertility and The Microbiome Connection

The Microbiome Connection In the early days of Acubalance adopting low-level laser therapy (aka photobiomodulation) as part of our fertility and well-being approach, I was interested in what possible mechanisms were involved that could increase fertility and pregnancy rates.  My interest in LLLT / laser acupuncture being applied to my fertility patients quickly grew into…

Laser For Fertility Low AMH and Repeated Unsuccessful IVF Cycles

Laser For Fertility Low AMH and Repeated Unsuccessful IVF Cycles

Low-level Laser Therapy (LLLT) / Photobiomodulation and Fertility Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) continues to show some promise for women struggling with infertility. The mechanism behind laser for fertility is as follows: During my literature review on using low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for fertility, I came across the paper below from an infertility clinic in Japan…

7 Benefits of Laser for Fertility

7 Benefits of Laser for Fertility

There has been a lot of advancements in the field of laser therapy since we introduced laser acupuncture to maximize egg quality and improve IVF success back in late 2008.  Low level laser therapy (LLLT) for fertility, referred to as photobiomodulation (PBM) for fertility by the scientific community may sound like futuristic medicine but the unique treatment…

How To Improve Your IVF Results

How To Improve Your IVF Results

PRECONCEPTION CARE The last thing patients typically want to hear when they’re awaiting their first second, third, or fifth round of IVF is to use the next 100 days to optimize their fertility.  But those 100 days of pre-conception cate have the potential to make an enormous difference in your IVF results. IV NUTRIENT THERAPY Adequate…