Demystifying Infertility

The causes of infertility are varied and multiple. However, on a pathophysiologic level infertility root cause is normally thyroid/parathyroid dysfunction, low/borderline progesterone, obesity and a pro-inflammatory diet. I normally recommend IVF as a last resort secondary to sometimes very toxic side effects. Fertility acupuncture and the Tao of Fertility book are excellent starting points on one’s fertility journey. Optimizing the aforementioned systems can easily be the cure for fertility issues.

The management of chronic pain syndrome

Chronic pain syndrome is mainly managed by first optimizing the body’s innate wound healing repair system and immunity system. To achieve this goal one has to mainly create a hemodynamically balanced system by focusing on function and not laboratory ranges. The balance is manifested by listening to the patient clearly delineate their symptoms and then try to figure out the source of the problem and eliminate it. The systems to focus on initially are thyroid/parathyroid, circulatory/hemoglobin, GI/microbiome-microbiota, micronutrient/Vit D-Vit B complex and the trace minerals such as zinc/copper/selenium.