The naturopathic doctors at the Whole Health Naturopathic Clinic take a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to fertility. It is ideal to begin your fertility preparation 4 months prior to trying to conceive, if possible. Taking this approach allows us to guide you in cleansing your body for future pregnancy, making appropriate dietary recommendations to support pregnancy and conception, bringing your nutrient status up to the ideal level, eliminating excess inflammation, optimizing hormone levels, and reducing lifestyle stress. We also offer acupuncture treatment to patients as an option for fertility. Once we have all of the information about your case, we will make individualized recommendations to improve your fertility outcomes.
Our naturopathic doctors use blood testing to screen for any nutrient deficiencies and hormonal imbalances. We look at iron, Vitamin B12, folate, thyroid hormone levels (TSH, fT4, fT3), Vitamin D levels, blood glucose/sugar levels, Cortisol, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Progesterone, Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulphate (DHEAS), Luteinizng hormone (LH), Testosterone, Estradiol, Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) and Prolactin. We use these tests to help guide our recommendations for each individual case.
Our naturopathic doctors also use salivary hormone testing or Dried Urine Testing (DUTCH) to evaluate hormones. The DUTCH test also provides important information about oxidative stress levels, cortisol levels, and nutrient deficiencies. Choosing between the blood, saliva, and urine tests will be discussed within our comprehensive assessment of your fertility concerns, as not all patients require all of these tests. Patients will be guided and educated on the different testing options, and a recommendation for your specific case will be made.
Food Sensitivity Testing
Some patients experience fertility challenges when their dietary intake is causing inflammation and malabsorption of nutrients throughout their body. By performing a food sensitivity test we can discover and eliminate the foods that could be leading to this inflammation and hampering your fertility outcomes.