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Resveratrol Found to Improve Embryo Quality

By | August 23rd, 2018|Acupuncture, DNA quality, fertility, Infertility, Low AMH, poor embryo quality, sperm, supplements, Uncategorized|

Improve egg quality with acupuncture, Chinese herbs and resveratrol For over a decade I have encouraged clients to use resveratrol to improve their egg quality. In this research article resveratrol was used in a unique way. What’s resveratrol? Resveratrol is found in peanuts, berries, the skin of red grapes, red wine, and in the Japanese Knotweed plant also known as polygonum. Research has proven it has strong antioxidant/estrogen protection which can enhance egg quality. Resveratrol increases the protein SIRT1, which slows a cell's aging process and improves the DNA quality within the egg to potentially enhance embryo quality. [...]

Poor Sperm Related to Increase of Genetic Disorders in Embryos

By | June 12th, 2018|Acupuncture, DNA quality, fertility, Infertility, poor embryo quality, sperm, Uncategorized|

Poor sperm lead to poor embryos quality. Here’s another study correlating sperm with poor quality embryos. The study group is small. It involved genetically tested embryos (PGS) created from men with low sperm count and motility. The authors found reduced embryo quality in oligospermia (34%) and oligoasthenospermia (39%). I do believe we are on the cusp of a big change. For years, women have shouldered the blame of poor quality embryos. Men were seen as untouchable – they could be 70 years old and father a child. The old school mind set was – the sperm might be [...]

Subpar Sperm – DNA Damage

By | March 8th, 2018|Acupuncture, DNA quality, fertility, Infertility, poor embryo quality, sperm, Uncategorized|

Sperm Quality and Infertility Here’s another study reviewing subpar sperm from men requiring fertility intervention, such as IUI. Though this study is small (only 16 subpar men), it clearly shows subpar sperm have shortened telomeres. Shortened telomeres indicate DNA damage. DNA damage will lead to poor fertilization rates and the potential for poor embryo quality. So, I’m back on the soapbox, ladies - egg quality is not THE only issue in creating a good quality embryo. It’s time for Western medicine to stop solely focusing on egg quality and investigate the DNA quality of the sperm. The best [...]