Top Functional Medicine Specialist for Fertility in Whittier
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If you have been struggling with fertility issues for a while, Oasis Healing Functional Medicine & Wellness Center in Whittier can offer a range of integrative diagnostics and natural therapies that can help you enhance your fertility.
Dr. Jamie has studied the PNEGI system for years – this is the Psycho-Neuro-Endo-Gastro-Immunological system, and it shows how interconnected all our organs and systems are. While many fertility doctors focus only on the endocrine system, Dr. Jamie takes a deep look at all of your systems, because your hormones do not exist in a silo! They are influenced by your psychological state, your neurological health, your liver and gut health, and your immune status. Based on your unique lab results, Dr. Jamie will type up a thorough and detailed summary and interpretation so that you can fully understand what your lab results mean. She then creates a personalized treatment plan that will include clear instructions and actionable steps to take for your diet, nutrition, stress management, body movement, and nutritional supplements.
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What are the benefits of seeing a Functional Medicine specialist?
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The following factors can cause hormonal imbalances and adversely affect fertility:
- Gut microbiome imbalances
- Structural changes to the gastrointestinal tract, like leaky gut
- Chronic stress
- Excessive or insufficient exercise
- Deficiencies in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients
- Inflammatory and autoimmune disorders leading to thyroid dysfunction, PCOS, endometriosis, and fibroids
- Toxins that disrupt the endocrine system, found in the environment and household products
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Dr. Jamie will then recommend the most relevant labs for you. You decide which labs you’d like to run (all lab test kits can be done in the comfort of your own home) and in a few weeks your results will come in. At your second visit, Dr. Jamie thoroughly reviews your lab results and your personalized treatment plan. Often your treatment protocol will include dietary instructions (because food is medicine), key nutritional supplements, and bio-identical hormones to restore hormonel balance and optimal fertility.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does Functional Medicine support fertility?
Fertility is affected by diet and lifestyle, genetics, psychosocial factors, inflammatory processes, and other environmental inputs, which is why the systems-based approach of Functional Medicine is essential.
Dr. Jamie does her best to explore all possible factors that may be hindering your fertility. The roots may lie in your strained relationship with your partner, or your undiagnosed autoimmune disease, or a hidden bacterial infection, or even medications and vaccines you’ve received that may have altered your hormone rhythm. Functional Medicine is superb at getting to the roots of infertility, especially “unexplained fertility.”
When should you get acupuncture for fertility?
Many patients see Dr. Jamie for both Functional Medicine and Acupuncture to optimize their fertility. If you’re trying to conceive naturally without any interventions, the sooner you start acupuncture, the better.
A great schedule would be to come in twice a month: just before ovulation and just before the start of your period. If you’re undergoing any form of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) the ideal time to begin acupuncture is three months prior to starting in-vitro fertilization (IVF) protocols or intrauterine insemination treatment (IUI).
Can stress cause fertility issues?
We believe that stress is a major obstacle to fertility.
Stress puts you into a sympathetic nervous state, more commonly known as the fight-or-flight mode. When you’re in this state, your survival biology kicks in: blood sugar shoots up and energy is preferentially directed to the brain and muscles to quickly respond to stress or any actual or perceived threats. As a consequence, energy is shunted away from other non-urgent functions that are not essential for immediate survival like digestion, growth, and reproduction. If you have chronic stress, your brain will constantly be sending signals to your body to suppress reproductive function.
Another consequence of chronic stress is a reduction in pelvic blood flow and decreased fallopian tube movement, resulting in poor nourishment and transportation of eggs and embryos. Chronic stress is also inflammatory, which adversely affects multiple hormone-regulating factors that act on the growing follicle within the ovary.
Managing your stress and implementing healthy, effective coping techniques is an essential part of optimizing your fertility. It also helps you to simply live a healthier, happier life and to feel more whole and balanced. Invariably, the road to motherhood, if traveled well, leads you to greater health and wellness overall. Get in touch with our Functional Medicine doctor in Whittier, Dr. Jamie, for guidance!
What foods are linked to infertility?
Simple sugars, refined carbohydrates, and highly processed foods cause inflammation, which as we mentioned above adversely impacts your hormone-regulating factors that signal to the growing ovarian follicle.
Alcohol, vegetable oils, fried foods, and charred meats are also very inflammatory. Working with a Functional Medicine practitioner near you in Whittier can help give you guidance and direction in navigating your daily meals and selecting the best foods for you throughout the stages of your menstrual cycle, and eventually through the stages of your pregnancy.
Meet the leading Functional Medicine specialist in Whittier & the region
The Oasis Healing Functional Medicine & Wellness Center is recognized as one of the leading health centers in Whittier and the region. Our expertise in Functional Medicine extends far beyond fertility treatments.
Our holistic and integrative services include:
- Functional Medicine healthcare
- Comprehensive hormone testing procedures
- Expert diagnosing for food allergies
- Pain-relieving acupuncture treatments
- A variety of therapeutic massage services
- Professional acupuncture treatments for fertility
Let’s discuss your concerns, uncover the root causes, and create resilient health… and some babies!