Numerous studies in the recent literature have shown a link between celiac disease (the autoimmune disease) and infertility for both men and women. It is not necessarily clear from the research why this link exists yet, but it isn’t hard to postulate some of the reasons gluten could be interfering with conception.
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.
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.
I’m Dr. Kali MacIsaac, Naturopathic Doctor in Vancouver, BC at Acubalance Wellness Centre. I have just relocated to Vancouver and will be taking patients at Acubalance starting in October, 2013. I look forward to sharing interesting articles and thoughts on natural medicine and the health topics that are close to my heart on this blog!
One of my favorite ways to better health and boosting fertility is through diet. Something so simple as to what we are putting into our mouths on a day by day basis plays one of the most important roll in our overall health and fertility.
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.
Doing the same thing over and over again trying to get a different result is the definition of insanity ! This quote from Albert Einstein reminds me of many couples going through fertility treatments. Couples I often see have been through multiple failed IVF cycles. They keep doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.