Infertility

Have you experienced infertility, miscarriage, or infant loss?

Have you experienced infertility, miscarriage, or infant loss?


In this interview, the founder of the Vancouver Butterfly Run shares her story of infant loss and how The Butterfly Run came to be as a result. The Butterfly run is a walk/run event held for those who have experienced infertility, miscarriage, or infant loss. Its fundamental belief is rooted in the idea that a bereaved parent is a path that no one should walk alone.
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Spence Pentland

Hormone Hacking: Eat, Move, Work and Play Aligned with your Cycle

Hormone Hacking: eat move work + play aligned with your cycle


There are many ways that you can influence and optimize your menstrual cycle (and therefore your fertility), and a good place to start is gaining a deeper understanding of your cycle and what is happening in each unique phase. Once you understand the characteristics and timing of the different phases of your cycle, you can begin to implement simple concepts and habits into your life that are in alignment with your natural rhythms. The result; optimized hormones, emotions, health, and fertility.
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Spence Pentland

Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine when trying to get pregnant?

Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if trying to get pregnant?


DISCLAIMER: A non-biased review of a recent debate article published in the medical journal ‘Fertility & Sterility’ of the pros and cons of COVID-19 vaccination when trying to get pregnant, before IVF, or during pregnancy. This podcast is only intended to help deliver the up-to-date conversations in the reproductive medical world so that women and couples can make informed decisions.
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Spence Pentland

Glutathione Can Improve Fertility

Glutathione Can Improve Fertility


IF…high degrees of oxidative stress (inflammation) and low antioxidant status are implicated in conditions contributing to infertility, AND, deficiencies of glutathione have been shown to negatively impact both sperm and egg quality, the fertilization process, and embryo development, AND, glutathione is the body’s most powerful antioxidant which also helps in preserving and recycling other antioxidants, THEN… glutathione injection treatment strategies to boost the exhausted antioxidant pools the reproductive microenvironment is intuitive…
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Spence Pentland

Yoga Acupuncture Therapy: How to Build Resilience

Yoga Acupuncture Therapy: How to Build Resilience


(42:21) Erin Flynn, BA, MSc, Dr. TCM offers Yoga Acupuncture therapy at Yinstill in Vancouver. Through teaching, breath, forms, and finally acupuncture, she provides participants with tools to help them cope with the day to day stress and challenges associated with infertility. In this podcast Dr Flynn explains the history of Yoga and its journey to the West, the basics of Yoga Acupuncture therapy, how Yoga affects the autonomic nervous system, and the process she takes people through in an actual session. I am very excited to have this wonderful service for our patients, to aid in their journey toward health, pregnancy, and family! 
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Spence Pentland

Treating Unexplained Infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Unexplained Infertility – treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)


(46:00) Katherine (MBA, DACM, LAc, FABORM) entered into the study and practice of TCM for infertility through her own personal experience with reproductive challenges. She has an extensive background in the medical field and has operated reproductive health clinics in both New Hampshire and Maine for the last decade. In this interview she highlights her clinical knowledge of treating couples with unexplained infertility with ‘Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine’. As the president of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) she is a strong advocate for patients utilizing properly certified TCM reproductive health specialists when choosing this avenue of care.  
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Spence Pentland

How to Live Toxin-Free to Boost Fertility

Living Toxin-Free to Boost Fertility


Manda is so knowledgeable on the topic of toxins and our health that the important information just rolls off her tongue, all while she is smiling and enjoying that she gets to share this important wisdom. This is part 1 of many more to come as it is such a big topic that one interview just won’t cut it. There are so many great take aways during this podcast that you are going to want to have a pen and paper ready. This is realistically the easiest way to take steps toward improving your fertility and ensuring your future children do not begin life in a toxic environment.
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Spence Pentland

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