In patients with PCOS, a high percentage of women taking myo-inositol will establish regular periods and show evidence of ovulation.
Integrative Medicine Blog
Two of the most popular fertility supplements are CoEnzyme Q-10 and DHEA. Learn where these supplements are found, how they are administered, and how they can help men and women undergoing infertility treatments.
The CDC estimates that more than one-half of U.S adults take dietary supplements, which are not standardized like prescription drugs and can vary in active ingredients, strength & potency.
Dr. Sgarlata discusses Vitamin D intake and its role in achieving pregnancy.
In "Preparing for Pregnancy 2015: Part 2 – Men," Dr. Sgarlata offers ideas to men planning on fathering a child. He stresses the importance of how planning ahead allows both women and men to be proactive vs. reactive.
In "Preparing for Pregnancy 2015: Part 1 – Women," Dr. Sgarlata offers ideas to women preparing for a successful pregnancy. He stresses the importance of how planning ahead allows both women and men to be proactive vs. reactive.
By Dr. Aumatma, a naturopathic doctor (N.D.) with 12 years of experience. Naturopathic medicine can help discover deeper issues contributing to a couple's inability to conceive. Learn how the use of natural substances can help rebalance the body.
The approaches that help to preserve your fertility naturally are actually the same things that will help keep you looking young & healthy for years. Learn about fertility preservation options as alternatives to egg freezing.
Thanksgiving is coming and we are "supposed" to be thankful. But what do you do if you aren't feeling that way?
For many folks, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. For others, however, it can be a time of great sadness, loss and stress. Here are a few suggestions on how to make it through.
Helpful information for patients to review to best prepare for a successful outcome for your upcoming treatment with our clinic provided by Dr. Sgarlata and Dr. Wachs.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata – New research has given us more information on the potential role Vitamin D & fertility supplementation takes for women attempting pregnancy, especially those undergoing IVF, prior to embryo transfers.
By Judy Tognetti – Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one option to treat women who are afflicted with conditions that can affect their reproductive system, and ultimately impact their level of fertility.
By Judy Tognetti – Information for patients considering Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help treat fertility or menstrual issues.
By Judy Tognetti – Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used for over 4,000 years in China to treat many diseases and conditions including infertility problems.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata – Reiki is a natural, hands-on healing art that might help patients with infertility issues. It is part of a field known as energy medicine. Dr. Sgarlata is certified as a First Degree Reiki Practitioner.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata – There continues to be new information reported on the potential impact of cell phones and male fertility. Here is a brief update on what we now understand.
By Judy Tognetti – Many people seek Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for infertility. TCM explores causes and treats each one with specific protocols to overcome the barriers to conception.
Dr. Sgarlata discusses the claims, side effects and cautions of taking Chastetree, a fruit that has been used for centuries for a number of female reproductive conditions including infertility.
By Dr. Sgarlata – Knowing what you are taking is important for you health and safety. Compile a list of current prescription medications, vitamins, supplements and herbal preparations for yourself and future physician consults.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata – Many times patient’s ask why we as Fertility specialists can’t find a reason for their lack of success. Genetic factors, lifestyle and age are just a few influences for successful pregnancy.
By Dr. Sgarlata – Flu season has arrived. The flu season typically peaks from late November through May. The major influenza strain in the United States currently is the H1N1 virus, but it's not too late to get your flu shot.
By Shaylin Ebert – Instead of having your happiness, contentment and wellbeing dependent on something that has yet to happen, what would it be like to rest it on what is already here?
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata – We know Vitamin D levels influence fertility and IVF. Dr. Sgarlata provides an update on two recent studies that provide further knowledge on this topic.
Stress is often a large part when facing the challenge of infertility. Mindfulness is one approach to decrease stress and help with treating infertility, childbirth and parenting classes.
A report from the Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York concluded that drinking as little as three small glasses of wine a week could reduce a woman's chances of conceiving by two thirds over a 3-year period.
A team of South Korean researchers presented their findings on the sleep habits (self-reported) of 656 women prior to starting IVF treatment.
Dr. Sgarlata is the first board certified reproductive endocrinologist to complete Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) Fellowship that now has over 1000 graduates.
On September 23, 2013, OB/GYN’s were asked to advocate for governmental policy changes in order to identify and reduce toxic environmental agents and exposure.
Folic acid is advised before pregnancy begins, and a woman should take it if there is any possibility of her becoming pregnant.
In a recent article in the journal Biology of Reproduction, healthy young men exhibited a small but statistically significant improvement in sperm health after adding walnuts to their diet.
On January 31, 2011, The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 was released. The publication provides information and advice for choosing healthy eating habits.
On June 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced MyPlate, which replaces the food pyramid that has been used for the past 20 years. The icon is intended to provide a simple visual dietary guide.
What do we know about children conceived through IVF and their health? National registries collect data on all IVF cycles and make it possible to look at outcomes of pregnancies conceived through IVF.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata - While vitamin D deficiency has been shown to compromise reproduction in a number of animal models, there is currently a lack of quality human studies that specifically look at the effects of vitamin D on fertility.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata - Myo-inositol is a compound that is a member of the vitamin B complex group. It is found in a wide variety of foods including fresh fruits, beans, whole grains and seeds.
Dr. Sgarlata talked to CreatingaFamily.org about all aspects of the use of alternative medicine in infertility treatment.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata - Most of us have heard about melatonin. It is a hormone produced primarily from the pineal gland and helps control of our circadian rhythm. We now understand that melatonin is involved in many factors of human reproduction including the regulation of female reproductive hormones and ovulation.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata - Maca (lepidium meyenii) is a plant native to the Peruvian Andes. Traditionally, Maca has been taken to increase energy, stamina and athletic performance – it is also used for enhancing fertility and sex drive in both men and women.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata - An updated overview of Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10) supplementation for women.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata - Waiting for the results of a pregnancy test can be stressful. The nine to fourteen day wait can seem like forever. Here are some ideas to help you get through.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata - METFORMIN is an oral medication commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is also commonly being used in patients with irregular periods and/or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) to aid with menstrual regulation and ovulation.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata - “Mind-body practices focus on the interactions among the brain, mind, body, and behavior, with the intent to use the mind to affect physical functioning and promote health”.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata - Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies worldwide. Iron deficiency is common in women of childbearing age (9-16%). Iron deficiency often leads to anemia-low red blood count.
By Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata - DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a naturally occurring hormone produced primarily by the adrenal gland. DHEA levels peak in early adulthood and decline with age. DHEA is used by our bodies to produce Estrogen and Testosterone – the major female and male sex hormones.