I wanted to write a case study about a particular patient who I believe is a great example of how powerful low level laser therapy and acupuncture can be. This patient, who I will call Sarah, was struggling with secondary infertility after naturally conceiving her son a few years prior...
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Eggs are particularly rich when it comes to mitochondria boasting 200-500,000 in each egg. This means there are at least 100x more mitochondria in eggs than there are in any other cell in the body. Why is this important? Embryos need healthy mitochondria because
...select points in order to trigger a healing cascade and increase the cellular function of the skin and muscles of the face. There are several mechanisms that come into play...
in studies measuring the amounts of advanced glycosylation end products (proteins or lipids that become glycated through high blood sugar levels and are factors in the causation of aging and chronic disease) in women undergoing IVF. Those with higher levels of these products at the time of egg retrieval had a reduction in the number of eggs retrieved, fertilized, and good quality embryos. There was also an increase in miscarriage rates and increased rates of aneuploidy (abnormal) embryos.
Whether you’re trying to conceive naturally or with IVF, egg quality should be on your mind. Women are born with all the egg cells they’ll ever have – and we carry them with us throughout our entire reproductive lives! That’s a long time to be housed in a body, and a long time being exposed to every environmental toxin, nutrient, and hormone in the cellular environment.
Should You Be Taking Antioxidants To Boost Your Fertility? Could They Harm Your Chances of Conceiving?Jul 27, 2018
Antioxidants have been a hot topic in the world of fertility the past few years. Many believe antioxidants boost both egg and sperm health but do they really help? could they actually cause harm to your fertility? Before answering this question we need to know what antioxidants do and how do they work.
We live in an inflamed world. Inflammation has a crucial and naturally beneficial process in our bodies, as I’ve previously talked about here, but nonetheless can give rise to a host of issues when chronic and rampant. Uncontrolled inflammation can cause cellular damage, disrupt hormone levels, and cause premature aging.
Change is uncomfortable for me. I love adventure, but I am also a creature of habit - I like things to be just so and I get to love things the way I know them to be. It is with a mix of emotions that I will be making a move across the mountains to Edmonton next month with my family.
So, it’s summertime. The sun is out, birds are singing, the sky is blue; all the beaches in the city explode with people; music festivals appear everywhere you look. And you feel really, really, really, really, super happy, right?
YOU DID IT!! You’ve been waiting and waiting….and waiting…. for that little blue line to show up on your pregnancy test and it finally happened! First things first, let’s do the Happy Dance.
Ok..now that we’ve had a chance to celebrate, it’s time to get organized. Many of my patients become so tunnel-visioned about getting pregnant, that they find themselves feeling lost once they finally become pregnant. This week’s blog post is a guide map for a healthy pregnancy.
Have you been searching for the signs of early pregnancy? The magic symptom that will tell you for sure if your pregnant or not? Most if not all of my fertility patients are. The hard part is that there are no perfect, definitive symptoms which can 100% guarantee that you are pregnant. Besides doing a home pregnancy test or better yet a blood test with your doctor the symptoms of pregnancy are often similar to that of PMS.