Approaching fertility from a natural health perspective

Written by Endeavour College of Natural Health | 14 November, 2019

Infertility affects approximately 15 in every 100 Australian couples.1 There are many causes of infertility in both men and women including hormonal imbalances, damaged or blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, low sperm count, poor sperm movement or ejaculation failure. Even though both women and men play equal roles, the medical definition of infertility focuses on the woman’s age. A woman under 35 is considered infertile if she fails to become pregnant after 12 months of regular unprotected sex. This threshold shortens to 6 months for those over 35 years old.2

For couples trying for a baby, dealing with infertility can be a stressful and expensive time and may lead to relationship strain. Now for the good news. We wanted to highlight the power of natural health, particularly Naturopathy when it comes to fertility.

There are several lifestyle changes that you may have already heard of that could be implemented to improve your chances of having a baby (both men and women). These include reducing your alcohol intake, eating a balanced diet, avoiding recreational drugs and smoking, losing weight (if you’re overweight) and wearing loose fitted clothing (this one is for the gents). However, if you’re already taking these actions, there are other natural and effective measures that are available.

Natural Fertility Prescription is one of only a few natural health fertility approaches to be endorsed by the conventional medicine industry. The program boasts a high success rate, reversing infertility in more than 80% of infertile couples and nearly doubling the IVF success rate of patients from 25 to 47%. It is the brainchild of Endeavour College alumni Iva Keene.

Iva believes the key to her success lies in translating her education and extensive research into an online training package which leverages the most current fertility findings and is holistic, affordable and patient-friendly.

“I have spent years developing an evidence-based program which infuses the most advanced naturopathic fertility science from around the world with little known ways to use sleep to boost fertility and new Ayurvedic and Chinese fertility insights. It is all about providing your body with the best conditions to do its work naturally,” she says.

Iva made a conscious effort to keep the costs of her program down and took a bold step when she decided to make a large amount of her information and expertise freely available via articles and e-newsletters. “I have never guarded my expertise and have invested in sharing a great deal of my knowledge. This has generated much goodwill and raised my profile globally.”

One glance at the success stories on Natural Fertility Prescription website, and it’s clear to see how many couples (now families) Natural Fertility Prescription has touched.

For more information on natural fertility treatments, book in a consultation with a Naturopath where they’ll be able to go through your options and tailor a treatment plan to you.

Interested in studying Naturopathy? Read more about the course and download a course brochure here.

References:

  1. https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/infertility
  2. https://www.abc.net.au/health/library/stories/2007/05/30/1919840.htm

Endeavour College of Natural Health

Endeavour College of Natural Health is Australia's largest Higher Education provider of natural medicine courses.

The College is known as the centre of excellence for natural medicine and is respected for its internationally recognised academic teams and high calibre graduates. Endeavour offers Bachelor of Health Science degrees and Honours programs in Naturopathy, Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, Acupuncture and Myotherapy, a fully online Bachelor of Complementary Medicine and  HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

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