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INFERTILITY

This is the inability to become pregnant within one year of trying. Approximately 25% of the population may experience this difficult at some point in their life.

CAUSES FOR WOMEN

Female hormone cycle dysfunction
Endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease
Neuroendocrine imbalance: adrenal stress, hypothyroidism, PCOS
Chlamydia and other infections
Parasites, candidiasis and digestive pathogens
Sperm antibody production
Excess radiation
Emotional influences
Heavy metal toxicity
High stress levels
Birth control pill affects
Environmental toxins: xenoestrogens, plastics, pesticides
Medications i.e. Lupron
Toxicity
Autoimmune dysfunction

CAUSES FOR MEN

Over the past 60 years, the average sperm count for men has decreased 40%. There are many reasons given to explain this trend. Below are some of the main influences we find

Toxin exposure: pesticides, chemicals, xenoestrogens
High stress levels
Free radical damage to sperm
Low sperm count
Infections
Erectile and/or ejaculatory dysfunction
Inflammation
Varicose veins in the scrotum
Childhood diseases i.e. mumps
Excess radiation
Imbalance in testosterone to estrogen levels
Medications i.e. Dilantin, Tagamet, Azulfidine,nitrfuranyoin
Toxicity

Since there are so many variables to consider with infertility, it becomes critical to evaluate the situation as thoroughly as possible. Before moving forward with any therapies, a long detailed case history must be taken. It should include the patient’s mother’s health history, especially around the time of conception and pregnancy. It should include medications, environmental exposures including home, hobbies and job. The patient’s history should cover in much detail the following: in-utero, childhood problems, onset of menarche, hormonal problems, use of medications and recreational drugs, psychological profile, metabolic tendencies, state of present and past relationships, dietary, sleep, play and work habits, sexual history, environmental exposures from neighborhood, home, job and hobbies and dental records. This information offers insight to which variables may be having the strongest influences. Other parameters used in our office are:

Applied Kinesiology testing
Metabolic and symptom survey
Dietary analysis
Metabolic laboratory testing for:
Metals

Parasites, fungus and other digestive pathogens

Hormonal imbalances

Therapeutic modalities we use include:

Dietary changes
Foods

Cooking and eating utensils

Eating habits

Preparation

Vitamin, mineral, herbal and fatty acid supplementation
Personalized program depending on the results of the kinesiological and lab
testing i.e. liver detoxification, candida elimination, metal chelation etc.

Stress reduction techniques
Referral services that work in conjunct with our therapies