STUDY: Chinese Medicine Improves Pregnancy Rates 2-Fold Compared With Western Medical Fertility Drug & IVF Therapy
spence — Thu, 12/01/2011 - 05:36
A research study recently published from the University of Adelaide, Australia suggests that management of female infertility with Chinese Medicine can improve pregnancy rates 2-fold within a 4 month period compared with Western Medical fertility drug therapy or IVF. (link to study absract)
Cost comparison of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Traditional Chinese herbal/acupuncture therapy;
spence — Fri, 11/25/2011 - 17:08
Daily ejaculation (or more!) is important when trying to optimize sperm. A Spanish study published in the November 2011 edition of Fertility & Sterility (the bible of reproductive health peer reviewed medical publications) states: "Overall, if oxidative stress in the epididymis increases SDF (sperm DNA fragmentation), then the more prolonged the storage time in epididymis the higher will be the increase in SDF. Thus, reducing the storage time should help to prevent the extratesticular increase in SDF." Translation, ejaculate more often.
spence — Wed, 11/02/2011 - 15:57
Fashion and fertility is not the focus of this blog post. When I refer to the 'belt' I am making reference to an ancient Chinese concept of the Dai Mai, a vessel that runs around the midsection of the body just like a belt.
spence — Sun, 10/30/2011 - 16:09
I read an article today about PCOS and it's links to diabetes and cardiovascular health. More interestingly it talked about PCOS being an evolutionary survival mechanism; ovulate less when times are tough. It also stated that stress triggers a similar mechanism, yet again another tie between infertility and stress. The conclusion had this excerpt and quote from a doctor that I wanted to share...
spence — Fri, 10/28/2011 - 14:30
Americas largest reproductive medicine conference just finished in sunny Orlando Florida last week. Many notable new pieces of fertility evidence were presented, but possibly the most important being how diet relates to sperm.
spence — Wed, 09/28/2011 - 17:42
It is my belief that you can never be too clear on where you are going in life and what type of person you want to be. It is also my belief that we need a guide to help us along the way, to hold up the mirror when necessary, and to ask the right questions when our ego is running the show.
My most recent few months with my guide, Thomas Kevin Dolan, once again resulted in a vision with even more detail and clarity.
spence — Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:52
A recent study published in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine demonstrated increased rates of celiac disease (gluten intolerance) in women who present with unexplained infertility. Each participant underwent serologic screening for celiac disease as well as routine infertility testing. The diagnosis of Celiac disease in women also diagnosed with 'unexplained' infertility was significantly higher when compared to other types of infertility.
spence — Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:15
A recent study from a research team in Albany New York revealed that BPA, a chemical found in canned food and the smooth sales receipts from many new credit card machines (i.e. moneris) may affect peak estrogen levels in women undergoing IVF (in vitro fertilization). This chemical is also known to affect sperm production in men.
spence — Thu, 07/28/2011 - 21:27
One of the most painful things about infertility for women is that it often makes them feel estranged from their closest friends and sisters as it can seem like everyone in their social group is having a baby and they are the only ones left out. So when they most need to tend and befriend they have no one to turn to.
When fertility has become an issue in a womans life, it is important that they spend time with their girlfriends, help out with others children, and be nourishing to theirselves.
spence — Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:53
I believe asking questions about important things in life is necessary to keep the 'powers that be' in check. While it is not my intention to perpetuate conspiracy theories, a little shock and awe to get people questioning authority is the underpinning message of this blog entry.