Can Diet and Alternative Medicine Affect IVF Success?

Dr. Sgarlata talked to Creating a Family about all aspects of the use of alternative medicine in infertility treatment.

logo-creating-a-familyBy Dawn Davenport

In the area of alternative medicine, the “see all sides, try all things” part of my nature has to struggle with the research geek part because unfortunately the research on the effectiveness of alternative medicine is all over the board. Imagine my happiness on yesterday’s show when I found a Western trained reproductive endocrinologist (infertility doctor) who encourages integrative medicine and was totally up to date on all the research.

Even better, Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata, a Reproductive Endocrinologist and the Director of Integrative Medicine at the Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area, is good at translating medical-speak into every day language. We talked about all aspects of the use of alternative medicine in infertility treatment, including acupuncture, herbs, supplements (yes, he named names), yoga, meditation, and diet.

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