Tag: Natural Fertility
Acupuncture is a scientifically validated treatment that supports ovulation in women with PCOS. A thorough review is presented here of the current evidence for this therapy.
Dr. Fiona is interviewed for the Get Fertile Stay Fertile summit on Autoimmunity and Infertility. She discusses the science behind the immunological aspects of infertility, as well as natural approaches to generating a healthy immune system.
Dr. Erica does an evidence based review of Vitamin D and it’s importance for women with PCOS. Learn the most updated information on why Vitamin D is needed for insulin resistance, inflammation and hormonal regulation for the most common endocrine disorder in women!
N-Acetyl cysteine is one of the most beneficial nutrients for ovary health. It improves insulin sensitivity and glutathione levels. This study really broke it down by looking at women going through IVF and compared outcomes of those using NAC, to placebo, to Metformin, and to a combination of NAC and Metformin.
Glutathione is arguably the most important antioxidant in our bodies. It protects the ovaries from damage, for women who are in their later reproductive years, and also for women with PCOS. Learn more about how to increase the levels of this important antioxidant in your ovaries to improve fertility, ovulation and overall health.
Androgens such as testosterone and DHEA are important markers of egg quality. In women with diminished ovarian reserve we often see low levels of these hormones. A recent study outlined the reponse during IVF of women with poor egg quality or diminished ovarian reserve, with respect to their levels of testosterone.
Testosterone is one of the central problems in the treatment of PCOS. A recent study has found that a simple supplement may be of benefit in lowering the excessive amounts of testosterone that are present in the condition.
Resveratrol is a compound for grapes that has been linked in several studies to healthy fertility. The benefits range from possible help for egg quality, to improvement of PCOS and circulation. Read this comprehensive article, part 2 of a 4 part series on this important nutrient for fertility.
Tomorrow, January 28th, 2014, I’ll be providing a webinar through the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors on the topic of Advanced Fertility Topics: PCOS, Autoimmune Infertility and Egg Quality. 2 CE credits are approved for licensed NDs (1 botanical medicine and 1 clinical nutrition).
Maca root is a commonly used traditional herb in South America to improve fertility in both men and women. Although it has been commonly used in botanical medicine for these purposes, the exact action on the endocrine system remains to be fully understood. A new study has been released which may have uncovered some of this mystery. In this study, maca root was given to female rats for a period of 7 weeks at various doses.
A new study was released from Harvard Vanguard/Boston IVF recently which provided some interesting insight into the role of 3 different antioxidants on female fertility. The study investigated Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Beta carotene, and found distinct differences between the three and time to pregnancy. It also determined that these antioxidants had differing effects based on body mass index and age.
We at White Lotus have created this infographic to detail the effects of the Thyroid on Fertility. We hope that you will share it and also that it helps provide some interesting information on the important of Thyroid health in Fertility. We have also included naturopathic information including nutrient requirements of iodine, foods rich in selenium and iodine, and information on the effects of heavy metals, environmental agents and even stress on the function of the thyroid gland.