Recent medical literature suggests that it is reasonable for all women with unexplained infertility to be tested for Celiac Disease (CD).1 The reasons for this are threefold: First, there is a strong association of infertility in women with CD, even in those who do not exhibit the typical signs and symptoms of CD. Secondly, the cost of testing for CD is far less than the cost of an infertility workup using Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Restoring natural fertility or achieving a successful IVF cycle through complementary alternative medicine involves four essential steps. Your journey begins with the diagnosis of the source of the imbalances through a detailed history and physical, lab work, a basal body temperature chart, and Traditional Chinese Medicine evaluation. Next your diet is modified to include the essential micronutrients needed for fertility and exclude inflammatory insulin-resistance fueling foods.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Menstrual Cycle
Some of the most compelling pieces of evidence that nutrition plays a pivotal role in the condition called infertility are recent research articles linking the metabolic syndrome, or Syndrome X, to infertility.
Syndrome X is characterized by the following: insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia and hyperglycemia, increased triglycerides, decreased HDL, increased LDL, reduced fibrinolysis, hyperuricemia and the classically associated diseases of type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypertension and obesity.1