lorne's Blog

Fertility snake oil supplements or the real deal

Mar 16, 2014 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I received an interesting info graphic from a client.  I am not sure of her intention, since it simply stated "I may find this interesting".  Basically, it was illustrating how much evidence supports the use of different vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

Low Ovarian Reserve - Perseverance pays off with natural conception

Jan 21, 2014 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
When it comes to infertility, it often takes time to reap what you sow

Prevent the Three Costly Mistakes that Shut Down Your Body to Conception

Oct 20, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Special Event Announcement - Joyfully Pregnant Summit
I am happy to share that I am participating for the second consecutive year the Joyfully Pregnant Summit where I am joining another 15 healthcare providers in offering tips and suggestions to help with infertility and miscarriages.

Special treat for patients today Two sets of doctor eyes

Oct 01, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Today, October 1st, 2013, I have Dr. Kali MacIsaac joining on my initial consults.  This is a special treat for our patients as they are getting two sets of eyes looking into some of the reasons why they are not conceiving and what action steps can be taken to increase their chances of conceiving and delivering a healthy baby.

Why IVF is like being kicked in the balls for girls!

Sep 26, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
IVF patients often ask me if it is “normal” to feel sore and even tender to touch in the lower abdomen after egg retrieval and the days leading up to embryo transfer. 

Laser Acupuncture to reduce pain, reduce inflammation and increase tissue healing

Sep 25, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Many of our patinets are aware of Acubalance's laser for use on IVF transfer days to increase implantation and pregnancy rates.  We also use it for pain and injuries with great results.  We can use the Laser therapy alone or with combination of acupuncture to reduce pain and accelerate healing.  

Co Q 10 to improve fertility egg quality and IVF support

Sep 09, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Co Q 10 has been shown in animal studies to improve egg quality.  In a study done on mice, retired breeder mice (no  reproducing because of age)  were supplemented with Co Q10.  These mice were able to to produce offspring again (healthy offspring) like they had once done in their reproductive prime.

Increasing Fertility: CoQ10 and Female Egg Quality - YouTube

Are you full of crap? Not a good idea if you are trying to get pregnant!

Jun 24, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Most of us who eat the North American diet may not be aware of how much crap we are eating. "Crap" is being defined here as junk food, processed foods, refined flours, trans fats, and added sugar. These foods can interfere with our fertility as well as increase our chances of certain cancers, Alzheimer, diabetes, depression and obesity.

Common cause between depression in children and infertility?

Jun 10, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
A BC study, led by Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos, a pediatric endocrinologist, says antipsychotic drugs are being over-prescribed to children. Two recent articles in the Vancouver Sun on Dr. Panagiotopoulos' study (May 13th and June 10th, 2013) warn of emerging evidence showing that the drugs can cause:

On Dr Oz - Is conventional medicine becoming obsolete and failing todays patients.

Jun 10, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Dr. Oz interviews integrative medical doctor on how conventional medicine is becoming obsolete and failing todays patients.
"Dr. Soram Khalsa MD believes that traditional medicine is failing you! He's devoted his entire career to integrating the best of traditional and alternative medicine to help you feel better. Could his methods could be the secret to wellness?"