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Glutathione Can Improve Fertility



(38:59) 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



(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

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



(1:18:12) 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

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

What do I do? Answers For Men Faced with Infertility



(48:49) 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

Weight Loss with Lady Boss



(24:22) Weight loss can be a vital component of infertility. Losing weight may be key to realizing your dream of becoming a mother. But, this journey can be very difficult, and I am sure you have tried many things in the past that have had limited or no success for the long term. This is where I believe LadyBoss is different than any other weight loss 'program' out there, mostly because it isn't simply just a program. LadyBoss is ushering in a new era of how women will approach weight loss, and I am excited for you to dive in and finally get the results you have always wanted, and now may absolutely need.
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Spence Pentland

Part 1: Living Toxin-Free to Boost Fertility



(1:21:34) 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

Hilariously Infertile - Karen's Story...



(33:40) I had a great time interviewing Karen. She was very open about her personal story through infertility, and has taken her experience and used it to create a fantastic resource for women - Hilariously Infertile, a website, social media platforms, and a new book dedicated to her unique perspective on the struggle of infertility. She believes that laughter is good medicine and that sometimes, no matter how dire, we all could benefit from being able to laugh at our circumstance. Check out the podcast and check out her resources, they may be exactly what you need right now!
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Spence Pentland

Interview with Author of 'Conquering Infertility' -Alice Domar, Mind Body Fertility Expert



(47:04) Alice is clearly the leading expert when it comes to the mind-body-fertility connection. She presents resent research on the topic and discusses what she has seen and learned since the mid 1980's when she started her journey working with infertility and how the mind-body influences this condition.  The fertility APPS she has created (free) for both men and women are amazing and I encourage you to check them out after listening to this interview.
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Spence Pentland

Mike Berkley Discusses Common Infertility Conditions & Explains Exactly How Modern & Ancient Medicine Can Help



(1:02:40) The First Acupuncturist in the US to Specialize in the Treatment of Infertility. I feel lucky to have him as a professional colleague in the reproductive health field. Lots of amazing information packed into this podcast regarding how both modern medicine and Chinese medicine approach infertility, where each is strong, where each is weak, and how they can best work together for the benefit of the patient. As always Mike, I love you and am so happy you accepted the invite to be on the show. 
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Spence Pentland

Dissecting The Research: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) & Acupuncture (TCM)



(54:14) Lee is clearly a decorated mover and shaker. She is playing such a huge role in furthering the understanding of how Chinese medicine as a whole (which includes but is not limited to acupuncture) can help improve IVF success rates.  her research is pioneering and is the first to attempt to capture the true holistic essence and power of Chinese medicine, so that healthcare providers and women struggling to get pregnant can more deeply trust and embrace this wonderful resource.  If you haven't done so already, it's time to find yourself a Chinese medicine doctor with experience in reproductive health. 
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Spence Pentland

Cultivating Fertility Through Guided Visualization & Meditation



(48:22) Joanne is the founder of Circle+Bloom, guided audio visualization and meditations for women (& men) struggling with infertility. There are different audio programs for many of the common conditions associated with infertility such as PCOS, IVF, and much more. Since this resource was released I have been recommending it to my patients, and the results have been nothing short of amazing! Joanne and her team have really created a fantastic resource, and if you haven't already tried them, today is the day to start.
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Spence Pentland

How To Navigate Your Fertility Journey Using Your Heart (NOT HEAD) & Intuition To Guide You



(52:34) Sue embodies what she teaches, and has been helping people struggling with infertility for many years now. The focus of her approach is one that I know to be of incredible importance when faced with difficulties getting pregnant and carrying to term. It is important to put emphasis on your heart-spirit when reproductive challenges become your reality. Sue can help, come see / listen how now.
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Spence Pentland

Diet & Fertility – How You Should Eat When Trying To Get Pregnant



(1:02:24) This lady is passionate about food and fertility. She has dedicated her life to the understanding of how diet affects reproductive health. This discussion with Kathryn will prove to help get your head wrapped around the big picture of how you should be approaching diet when trying to conceive. Diet is a HUGE piece of health in general and fertility in particular. So grab a pen and get ready to take some notes, as information like this could prove to be some of the most important guidance you will receive on your path to pregnancy. 
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Spence Pentland

The Vagina Coach – How Your Pelvic Floor May Be Key To Unlocking Your Fertility Potential



(49:50) A great podcast that may hold a key to unlocking your fertility potential. First off, all I can say is that I learned a lot from this interview, so much so that I will be referring all my fertility patients to a pelvic floor physical/physio therapist from here forward! Kim is great, and has a lot of knowledge and passion for helping women have better experiences with sex, orgasm, fertility, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum periods in their life.
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Spence Pentland

Fertility & Aging, IVF & PGS, & Ovarian Reserve Testing



(1:07:43) This is a great interview with Dr. Havelock, from the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Burnaby BC Canada. We dive deep into fertility and aging, IVF, the role of PGS (preimplantation genetic screening), and ovarian reserve testing. 
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Spence Pentland

Katie’s fertility story



(57:38) I have the pleasure of being here today with Katie. We go quite far back together, we worked together when she was trying to do everything she could to accomplish her dream, a family. She's been kind enough to share her story, she's quite an advocate for anyone needing any support in any way that has the same goal and is at a point in their life where they're struggling. Welcome, Katie.
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Spence Pentland

Fertility App, The Importance of Being Good at Change, & The End of PMS



(37:56) Let me tell you a little about this lady - she is a force, a freight train moving forward toward her vision, and she is kicking major ass! She is inspirational in the arena of 'getting shit done', and pulling her weight in moving TCM into the future.  At the end of this interview you will be asking yourself 'How can I leave my mark on the TCM industry, and help more patients in the process?'.  The products she has created may even end up being a revolutionary change in your own practice. This podcast is a must not miss. 
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Spence Pentland


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