Listen to our Go Wellness Podcast: “Natural Solutions to Improve Fertility — Part 1” by clicking the play button below.
In the first edition of Regan’s 3-part series, the focus is on many of the underlying causes of infertility. Regan also dives deep into some of the nationwide and worldwide statistics, the potential costs of conventional treatment, and some sage advice on what to consider in both nutritional and lifestyle aspects of trying to conceive.
[00:20] In India, a 70-year-old woman recently conceived and gave birth.
[00:47] After one year of unsuccessfully trying to conceive it may be time to consider setting up a consultation.
[01:02] Some of the conventional treatments include surgery or prescribing medication. However, there are many natural therapies that have helped couples conceive.
[01:45] Worldwide, fertility rates are dropping, including the United States of America.
[03:20] Fertility is affecting as many as 1 in 3 women. The chance of having a baby after age 50 is nearly 0%.
[04:55] Are the foods we eat a cause of the decline in fertility in Americans? Could Monsanto’s GMO product be part of the problem?
[06:34] What are some of the conventional ways we treat infertility today?
[07:33] The popular hormone Clomid, anecdotally, seems to have significant effects on a woman’s mood and behavior.
[08:39] Regan provides an overview of nationwide price averages for a variety of traditional treatments.
[10:30] Ideally, we would look at a more holistic approach to ensure the health of the mother during the process of in vitro fertilization.
[12:50] Always try and conceive naturally, rather than let your body get beat up by drugs and hormones. Patients have been known to suffer medical issues for many years after I.V.F.
[16:07] What are some of the issues that can cause infertility in the first place? Regan covers a wide range of likely causes in order to find balanced solutions.
[18:45] Treatment generally takes as many as 3 menstrual cycles, depending largely on the amount of stress a patient is under.
[19:46] The way and direction sperms swim has an impact on their effectiveness. Factors contributing to low sperm count include laptops, cell phones and their electromagnetic fields.
[23:00] Couples need to have intercourse every day to increase the likelihood of conception.
[24:15] Low levels of glutathione can deplete body’s ability to detoxify and low levels of vitamin D and Coq10 can decrease progesterone production, leading to polycystic ovarian syndrome.
[25:10] Don’t even think about getting pregnant until you detoxify your body for the sake of your baby.