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  • Nutritional Status

Functional Approach to Fertility Optimization

July 28, 2021


Infertility is increasing, along with the use of reproductive technology. One of the most overlooked and undervalued approaches to fertility is screening the couple's preconception health and evaluating nutrition. Ideally, 3-6 months months prior to conception, we would want to optimize nutrient reserves, decrease toxic burden, and promote a healthy diet. In other words, prepare a healthy seed and healthy soil.

With the use of functional medicine nutrition testing, we are able to directly get an assessment of several nutrients-including fatty acids, B-vitamins, and minerals-that has been shown to help optimize fertility health and lead to better pregnancy outcomes. Join nurse practitioner Taylor Dukes in discussing a preconception protocol to optimize egg quality.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand how to optimize body prior to conception
  • Review of macro and micronutrients to support conception and pregnancy
  • Using the NutrEval and Metabolomix+ profiles, discuss common nutrient deficiencies important for conception

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