Male Factor Infertility

THE MAN CAVE: Support for Men Faced with Infertility

THE MAN CAVE: Support for Men Faced with Infertility

DON’T GIVE UP! The under-pinning message from our male fertility podcast guest Kevin Button from The Man Cave. Kevin tells his personal story of profound fertility challenges, and the birth of the support resources he has created as a result. 
Spence Pentland

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From Zero Sperm to Baby

From Zero Sperm to Baby

In this episode, Adam tell’s his fertility story, sharing all the details of how he went from zero sperm, to baby! If you are a man faced with male factor infertility, or a woman with a partner that has been diagnosed with male factor infertility, then this is a must listen. He dives into the importance of committing deeply to health and wellness,  testosterone, CBD and much much more…
Spence Pentland

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Cannabis & Male Factor Infertility – What does the research say?

Cannabis & Male Factor Infertility – What does the research say?

We’re going to be talking and doing a deep dive into cannabis and male factor infertility. It’s a fun episode, we’re going to give a brief introduction to the endocannabinoid system, a little bit technical, but to bear with us, then we’ll get into how cannabis affects male fertility through certain semen parameters, like concentration and fertilization capacity, and the mitochondria or the energy producing powerhouses of the sperm, DNA fragmentation, different administration roots of cannabis and its impact on IVF.Near the end, you don’t want to miss this part where we’re also going to jump into some of the positive effects that research has shown with cannabis and reproduction. And then, we will give our conclusions.So, it’s an episode I think you don’t want to miss. We had a lot of fun diving into the research and coming up with some basic conclusions, so that you can incorporate it into your life. 
Spence Pentland

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What do I do? Answers For Men Faced with Male Factor Infertility

What do I do? Answers For Men Faced with Infertility

The psychological journey through infertility for a man is a lonely confusing one. Most men recoil due to ignorance or ego, and the ones that try to step in and play active role do so with little support or understanding of how to ‘be’ with their wife through this difficult time. Well, Ally and Liz have gone to great lengths to try and remedy this situation. They have planted the seed and now it is all of our turn to help ‘fertilize’ the male mental-emotional side of modern reproduction. 
Spence Pentland

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Boosting Testosterone & Sexual Function

Testosterone is a male sex hormone responsible for optimal sperm production and plays a central role in overall health and vitality in men.

Low testosterone is associated with decreased fertility, low libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, low energy, inflammation, weight gain, and poor general health. Low levels of testosterone also increase chances of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, as well as some cancers.

Testosterone is measured by calculating total testosterone, then subtracting the amount which is bound (unusable) by SBGH (sex hormone binding globulin) to arrive at how much free (usable) testosterone is present.

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What you need to know about chemical exposure & fertility

The following videos and information were compiled by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). The ASRM is a non-profit organization that sets standards, ethics, and guidelines for the field of reproductive medicine and fertility doctors in the United States.

Compelling scientific evidence in recent decades has established strong links between chemical exposures and endocrine diseases, as well as causing issues with reproduction and pregnancy.

In 2019, the Endocrine Society’s Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC’s) Advisory Group gathered a Task Force to develop resources that would help endocrinologists and fertility specialists answer questions about EDCs and facilitate evidence-based discussions with their patients.

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Functional Medical Testing

At Yinstill we offer a variety of testing to suit the needs of each patient. Any combination of the tests listed below may be recommended to those struggling with reproductive and/or health challenges. Since we know fertility optimization is dependent on the cultivation of whole health, precision medical practices to individualize your treatment plan is necessary, and testing is an important step.


Both male and female hormone status may help discover underlying issues that could be causing reproductive challenges.

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The 6 Causes of Infertility

The following is an important overview of the true causes of disease such as infertility and related conditions [Endometriosis, PCOS, male factor infertility, etc]. This simple overview makes it easy to understand where we need to put more focus so that we can both optimize our reproductive health, and stay healthy for the long run!

The six causes of infertility and any other dis-ease in the body according to Chinese Medicine are;


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New Research: Omega 3 fatty acids for egg quality…

New research (the first of its kind) recently published in Fertility & Sterility has shown that the Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) content in the cell membranes of human eggs (oocytes) could be correlated to egg quality.  This makes perfect sense as the same is true and well-accepted science with sperm quality. Time to take your (quality) fish oils!

The membranes that protect and hold together our cells, mitochondria, and DNA are primarily made up of PUFA.

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Do we really need to take supplements?

I’m healthy, I eat well, prioritize sleep, exercise regularly, manage stress, get plenty of fresh air, and drink lots of quality filtered water – why would I need to take supplements?

If this is you, fantastic! You are really laying the foundation for good health. You may also already be taking some supplements such as vitamin D, omega oils, and a multivitamin – lean forward, raise your hand above your head,

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