Fertility

How Laser Acupuncture Can Improve IVF Outcomes with Chromosomal Screening - A Case Study

I wanted to share a case study of a patient. As my patients know, the treatments they receive encompass more than just needles, we offer a holistic and integrative approach. So what did this patient do to achieve enough improvement to make her 2nd IVF cycle a success?

Egg Quality and What You Can do About it

If you are trying to conceive, you probably already know this, but it’s so fascinating that it bears repeating. You’ve had all of your eggs since before you were born. In fact, they’ve been in your ovaries since you were an embryo. This fact alone is interesting enough, but it gets better. Since your mother’s eggs were in her ovaries when she was an embryo, that means the egg which eventually became you was, at one time, in your grandmother’s uterus.

A Crucial Component in a Preconception Diet

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.

The 5 Factors That Determine The Quality Of Your Eggs

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?

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.  

This 1 Food Decreases A Couples Time To Pregnancy and Has An Added Benefit

It sounds obvious to some degree that couples who have more sex will also get pregnant more frequently. Unfortunately in my practice I see many couples who find it to be more like work than pleasure when it comes to the topic of sex. It's not uncommon for me to see couples only having sex during the short fertile window each month. Many different factors will effect both women and men's libido. Stress, lack of sleep, poor diet and a variety of other causes can cause our libido to plummet.

The Legalization of Marijuana in Canada, How Will This Effect Our Fertility?

With the Canadian government announcing this week the legalization of Marijuana I wanted to touch upon the health implications this could have. There are many incorrect assumptions which go along with something becoming legal and the idea of it now being healthy. Marijuana, although in the process of being no longer illegal is still not healthy. So what are the health concerns with those who consume marijuana products and how is it effecting their fertility?

3 Changes You Can Do To Improve Fertility Using Diet

For the majority of my patients' diet plays a big role in their success. What we eat on a day to day basis plays a massive role in our overall health. The old saying "we are what we eat" is one that I do believe. If we eat food low in nutrients, high in calories and toxins then our body isn't able to perform as it wants. If we are eating foods that support our bodies needs it will be able to function optimally. Our body needs more than calories and research supports how the quality of food is imperative to our health.  

Men Who Want A Smarter Child May Have To Do This One Thing!

We're always looking for the "magic bullet" when trying to find solutions. This is true with all health issues such as losing weight, gaining muscle, living without pain, and improving our intelligence. A recent study has just seen a correlation between this one habit that can improve their children's IQ! Although I believe many things influence the health of our offspring this one habit surprised me in that it could offer a cognitive benefit to the next generation.
 

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