spence — Wed, 02/20/2013 - 01:29
An article posted yesterday in the Vancouver Sun spoke about the drugs fertility doctors are giving their patients. The cause for concern may stem from younger and relatively healthy women moving to IVF as a means of attaining a pregnancy faster.
spence — Thu, 02/14/2013 - 17:28
For many years now I have been treating men suffering with conditions such as; male factor infertility (poor sperm parameters), premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low libido (testosterone), and prostate conditions such as prostatitis, BPH, and chronic pelvic pain (CPPS). I have come to some overarching conclusions about the treatment and prognosis of these conditions, and not surprisingly, they are not that dis-similar to one another.
spence — Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:44
Both mine and my wife's favorite magazines (Success & Oprah, you guess which is who's!) always feature an article by the famous Dr. Oz. Below are the pearls of one of his recent columns on Hormone balance. He likens the hormones that run a women's body to an orchestra: '...each plays its own part in creating a perfect concert - until the day one is out of tune and throws off the entire melody.'
If you are overweight you may have elevated estrogen levels as fat cells produce this hormone. This can elevate your chances of reproductive cancers.
spence — Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:40
Infertility rates in Canada have been on a steady upward climb for the last many decades. I just wanted to share some statistics for the last 30 years, and some correlations that should not be overlooked. These correlations quite likely display some of the causes of the infertility trend, and they are either reversible or treatable.
spence — Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:37
2012 blessed Yinstill Reproductive Wellness with 57 women that fell pregnant while in our care. I am proud and deeply honored to have been chosen by these couples to assist in the manifestation of their dream. Of course we are always striving to provide care that surpasses that of any expectation.
Our clients success is our success.
Good luck creating your family.
spence — Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:33
Autumn follows on the tail of the harvest, signaling that it is time to prepare for winter. The sap of trees settles into the interior, sinking down toward the roots. With fall comes a sense of gathering in, stocking up, mingled with a sense of loss as the light begins to fade and the air chills. It is a time to eliminate what is unnecessary and become aware of what is essential. In our human body we find that our "Qi" dives deeper; for preservation of cold weather ahead. We are more likely to want to "toast" in our beds each morning rather than jump out of bed to start our day.
spence — Fri, 07/27/2012 - 04:47
A wonderful email from a client that needed to be shared. It portrays a journey I see over and over with women and their fertility struggles. The self-reflection and beautiful changes that come with these tough times are often the silver lining that begs to be given the spotlight it truly deserves.
The bullet points are my responses.
Thank you for your email and checking in on me. You know me well ;-)
I'm honestly not really sure what I was looking for. But I felt the same way as you did. Something was missing when I left.
spence — Tue, 07/24/2012 - 02:57
Things you can do today to help optimize your IVF success (click here to watch the free 70 minute recorded webinar)
drink enough water avoid or reduce caffeine, flour, sugar, animal dairy reduce wheat & gluten get enough sleep include high protein high fiber breakfast (i.e. oatmeal, egg whites) make a commitment to gentle, restorative exercise regular deep relaxed breathing schedule things you enjoy & do them - time with friends
spence — Tue, 07/24/2012 - 02:40
I like sharing the emails I get from clients that I believe are important for other women to read. I am so impressed by the way this woman views life. She is full of faith and it shows in how she surrenders and accepts her reproductive outcomes.
spence — Sat, 06/16/2012 - 18:03
A recent study in the Journal of Human Reproduction, June 2012, showed that wearing tight fitting underwear is associated with a lower motile sperm concentration - A. C. Povey et al. This study also showed no correlation between sperm quality and obesity, smoking, or drinking, which is an unfortunate message to give dad's to be, as there is absolutely no doubt that the health of the father plays a role in the health of the off-spring, long term.