The Conception Channel Podcast

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

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Eat Right For Your PCOS Type

Eat Right For Your PCOS Type


THIS PODCAST IS ALL THINGS PCOS DIET! This interview with Laura Gilstrap is FULL of great information for women with PCOS. I am excited to publish this podcast as I know it will benefit so many with it’s tips, hacks, and habits that help overcome PCOS and restore fertility.
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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…
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Spence Pentland

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REGULATE – Yinstill’s custom PCOS supplement

REGULATE – Yinstill custom PCOS supplement


Interview with Dr Katie Jones about the supplements used to manage PCOS. The purpose of the Yinstill Regulate supplement was to create a simple, yet effective, all-in-one formula for our PCOS patients. Its key ingredients work synergistically to increase insulin sensitivity, decrease androgen activity, improve egg maturation, and encourage more regular ovulation…
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Spence Pentland

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PCOS & Fertility with Dr Jon Havelock

PCOS & Fertility: interview with Dr Jon Havelock

PCOS, its characteristics, proper diagnosis, and effective treatment with letrozole, metformin, IVF, diet, exercise, supplements & acupuncture. We also spend time discussing the larger metabolic/diabetic and cancer risks associated with PCOS. 
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Spence Pentland

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Acupuncture Improves Fertility Treatment and IVF Success Rates

Acupuncture Improves Fertility Treatment Success Rates & Patient Experience


Acupuncture mechanisms influencing fertility, & review of most current quality research on acupuncture & IVF and other fertility treatments. 32% increase in pregnancy rate (12 trials, 2230 women), 30% increase in live births (9 trials, 1980 women), 43% reduction of miscarriage (10 trials, 2042 women). Women that received acupuncture reported reduced anxiety after embryo transfer when compared to sham control…
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Spence Pentland

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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

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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

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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. 
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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. 
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Spence Pentland

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