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Resveratrol Found to Improve Embryo Quality

By |2020-02-11T14:15:08-05:00August 23rd, 2018|Acupuncture, DNA quality, fertility, Infertility, Low AMH, poor embryo quality, sperm, supplements, Uncategorized|

Acupuncture improves fertility 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 […]

Part 2: Men, Depression and Lowered Pregnancy Rates

By |2020-02-11T14:15:09-05:00August 2nd, 2018|Acupuncture, fertility, Infertility, poor embryo quality, sperm, Uncategorized|

Depresion in men Depression in men lowers pregnancy rates.

I believe Western Medicine is ignoring the emotional state of many couples undergoing treatment for infertility.  Read my other article on depression in men.

Western medicine is only starting to understand the physical effects on men undergoing the emotional struggle with infertility. The Mayo Clinic has found headaches, heart disease, digestive problems, fatigue, irritability and low libido are often related to depression in men.  We are only starting to understand the effects of depression on sperm quality.

For many reasons – down playing symptoms, reluctance […]

Poor Sperm Related to Increase of Genetic Disorders in Embryos

By |2020-02-11T14:15:10-05:00June 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 […]

Subpar Sperm – DNA Damage

By |2020-02-11T14:15:12-05:00March 8th, 2018|Acupuncture, DNA quality, fertility, Infertility, poor embryo quality, sperm, Uncategorized|

Sperm quality and infertility 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 […]