- In a study done by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 35.6% of male partners of infertile couples had a whole blood mercury concentration higher than the normal range (concentration of sperm, percentage of morphologically normal sperm and percentage of motile sperm were reduced in these men, though the difference was not statistically significant)
- A 2008 study found that women with exposure to pesticides at home or work took longer to get pregnant. Those with work exposure to pesticides were 30% less likely to conceive each month.
- A study done in Hong Kong on 150 infertile couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) versus 20 fertile couples found that the infertile couples had significantly higher blood mercury then the fertile group. Over 1/3 of infertile men had abnormally high mercury and about 1/4 of the infertile females had high mercury levels.
- The University of Surrey held a fertility-boosting program that included use of appropriate supplements, removal of heavy metals, improvement of diet with increased organic food as well as correction of infections and lifestyle issues. By the end of the study 89% of the couples had given birth. Within the group 37% had been having a history of “infertility” – and of those 81% had born a healthy child through following the natural health program. Of the study group, 38% had past miscarriage – of these 83% had given birth and none had miscarried.
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Dr. Yik and TCM practitioner Gianna Buonocore will be holding a free health seminar on BOOSTING FERTILITY NATURALLY. Whether you have a medical condition or the cause of your infertility is “unexplained”, we are dedicated to helping you to improve your chances of becoming pregnant naturally and carrying a healthy baby to term.
Come find out more on how we can help at IMI’s free “BOOST YOUR FERTILITY NATURALLY” health seminar.*
Address: Integrated Medicine Institute, 17th Floor, Kailey Tower, 16 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
Date and Time: Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 7pm
*Plus- A COMPLIMENTARY NUTRIENT ABSORPTION TEST TO ALL ATTENDEES
Of all nutrients associated with fertility, zinc is among the most important. Want to know your nutrient status? Dr. Yik will be offering zinc absorption tests for each attendee in a complimentary 10-minute session to discuss your fertility concerns.
SOURCE: Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2001 Feb;41(1):75-7; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 50(12):1335-1342