A client testimonial about Suzanne's integrated medicine approach towards endometriosis.

Endometriosis – Hannah’s testimonial

Endometriosis sufferers can benefit greatly from Suzanne’s integrated medicine approach Hannah suffered years of endometriosis symptoms, which actually worsened following a purely medical approach. She approached me out of desperation and now loves to share her story of transformation in the hope it may help others. Hannah’s story “After the misdiagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome…

detox preparation for pre-conception planning

Detox preparation tips.

As with any ecosystem, your body and mind can suffer when pollutants overwhelm them. This can really affect your reproductive health. Whether someone is struggling with fertility, menstrual issues or menopausal transition, an important step in seriously addressing the underlying cause is to detox. The ability of men or women to reproduce healthy babies can…

fertility-emotional-health

Fertility Mental & Emotional Health

Mental and emotional health care should be a cornerstone of your pre-conception preparation plan. Finding ways to maintain emotional equilibrium is essential for giving yourself your best chance of getting your baby. The body-mind is an integrated entity. Of specific relevance to those planning to have a baby, depression, anxiety and elevated emotional stress levels…

Human Sperm Motility And Crocodiles

Crocodiles provide useful info about human sperm motility Crocodile sperm behaviour is providing useful information about human sperm motility and maturation. According to studies, the sperm of the Australian saltwater crocodile continues to mature outside the testicles similarly to human sperm. “Human sperm only becomes fully mature and capable of fertilizing an egg during its…

Pre-conception Preparation

Pre-conception preparation is linked to your baby’s health. Mindful pre-conception preparation is increasingly being supported by research.  The moment a baby is conceived, it receives the genetic makeup that will determine how he or she develops in utero and after birth. I generally advocate a minimum of 6 months to 1 year of pre-conception preparation…

DHEA appears to influence egg quality

DHEA May Influence Egg Quality

DHEA appears to improve IVF outcomes for some women, and may improve egg quality Research into DHEA and its role in fertility medicine has largely been focused on whether it can help improve the number of follicles produced during an IVF stimulation cycle. More recently, analysis of the follicular fluid surrounding a developing egg has…

An HSG examination of the fallopian tubes is linked to increased pregnancy rates

Evaluating Fallopian Tubes

Checking fallopian tubes can help natural conception. Obviously, natural conception opportunity is improved if a woman’s fallopian tubes provide a clear conduit for an egg to move through. But how can you know for sure whether yours are free of blockage? Even if you are wanting to achieve natural pregnancy, there is a place for…

The interpretation of ovulation blood tests can sometimes be too simplistic

Ovulation Evaluation Issues

Ovulation blood test timing can give insufficient information Have you ever had blood tests done to evaluate ovulation? Or have you assumed you are ovulating because you have a regular cycle? On the other hand, have you been told your blood work in fact shows ovulation hasn’t actually occurred in one or more cycles? Before…

A compilation of epigenetic influences on humans. The figure represents a compilation of the various epigenetic influences on humans by different sources present in the environment. While some of these might be beneficial for health and behavior, others might be harmful and interfere with the body and mind creating an imbalance, which might manifest as a disease or psychological disorder. Some of the beneficial influences listed are exercise, microbiome (beneficial intestinal bacteria), and alternative medicine whereas harmful influences include exposure to toxic chemicals and drugs of abuse. Factors such as diet, seasonal changes, financial status, psychological state, social interactions, therapeutic drugs, and disease exposure might have beneficial or harmful effects depending on the specific nature of the influence. The environment thus complements and shapes human health. With the help of extended research in the field, we might be able to steer these influences in a positive way. This is partly due to fertility regeneration processes resulting from our body's ability to regenerate most of it's own cells.

Fertility Regeneration

Fertility regeneration: Why you need to re-frame what you think about your fertility. Human fertility is declining worldwide. Drug therapy is currently the most common way people attempt to overcome fertility barriers, but with low response rates, natural fertility regeneration is important to consider. This is not only to achieve healthy pregnancy but also as…