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.
With patients who are new to micronutrient IVs, especially those who are trying to conceive, I am often asked how frequently, and when is the best time to receive nutritional IVs to optimize 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?
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.
Healthy blood flow promotes fertility
Acubalance Wellness Centre was founded by Dr. Lorne Brown, a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine and a former chartered accountant (CPA).
A passionate advocate of supporting the body’s innate ability to heal itself, Brown combines a love for the science of human physiology with a deep respect for what’s been learned through thousands of years of traditional medical practices in China.
At Acubalance we believe in a simple equation. Healthy sperm + healthy egg + healthy uterine environment = a healthy baby. Endometrial health and receptivity is crucial for the implantation process to occur whether in a natural pregnancy or in a pregnancy following any type of assisted reproductive technology (IUI, IVF). Approximately two thirds of implantation failures are due to poor uterine receptivity whereas only one third is attributed to problems with the embryo.
March is endometriosis awareness month which reminded me of a blog I had written a few months ago about a patient who had been struggling with infertility.
In my practice, I treat a variety of health complaints, such as eczema, allergies, fertility, digestive problems, anxiety and sleep. However, when you tell your friend that you see an acupuncturist, usually they assume it’s for pain. The reason acupuncture has this reputation is because it works so quickly and effectively for pain, that people tend to believe that’s all it treats.