How to naturally boost fertility; What % fertility patients use cannabis? And why one scientist says most people will need IVF in 25 years' time.

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Here’s what we’re covering in today’s *Fertility Diet & Lifestyle* special newsletter:

Welcome to the second in our special focus series over the coming weeks! Recap the first special on mental & emotional health here. Today’s Fertility Diet & Lifestyle Special Issue is devoted to the second vital pillar of the ELANZA Whole Patient Care Pledge: we’re looking at the effects on fertility of what we put in, on and around our bodies. Here’s what’s included:

  • Why “most couples” may need fertility clinics by 2045

  • Natural ways to boost fertility

  • How preconception lifestyle influences assisted reproduction success rates

  • Common chemicals and their impact on male and female fertility

  • What % of fertility patients use cannabis?

From The Experts

  • Can sleep affect conception? Julian Scholl /

  • The benefits of exercising/being active when trying to conceive.

  • Why the chemicals that surround us could be affecting sperm counts. Chris Stokel-Walker / Telegraph + check out our upcoming expert webinar on sperm

  • The link between stress and fertility. Professor Greg Anderson / ELANZA

  • 16 natural ways to boost fertility. Mary-Jane Brown / Healthline

Come and join us this Friday as we hear from renowned expert guest Dr. Angela Le, DACM, MSTOM, LAc. A leading integrative reproductive health expert, acupuncturist and founder of Fifth Avenue Fertility Wellness in New York City, Dr. Le will be sharing her experience about key lifestyle areas that can impact fertility. Grab a free spot by RSVP-ing now!

Enhancing Fertility Naturally: Friday 2 April, 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7pm GMT


From The Patients

  • How I (finally) got pregnant quickly. Cheryl Malik / 40aprons

  • Exercise for PCOS: “How I learned to work out with polycystic ovary syndrome.” Katie Baskerville / Stylist

  • Women share their endometriosis stories and how anti-inflammatory meal plans help with symptoms. Nikolina Ilic / Women’s Health

  • Hypothyroid mom’s story of hope: her miracle babies. Dana Trentini / Hypothyroid Mom

  • Eating disorders and infertility. Heidi Murkoff / What to Expect

Science & Ethics

  • Before the beginning: nutrition and lifestyle in the preconception period and its importance for future health. Professor Judith Stevenson et al. /The Lancet

  • “Most couples may have to use assisted reproduction by 2045”: a professor of environmental medicine explains how chemicals in plastics are causing our fertility to decline – and what we can do about it.” Zoe Corbyn / The Guardian

  • What percentage of fertility patients say they use cannabis? The use of cannabis and perceptions of its effect on fertility among infertility patients. T. Jordan / Human Reproduction (ESHRE)

How You Can Contribute to Change


  • PAST OR CURRENT PATIENT? Anonymously share your experience

  • FERTILITY PATIENT ALLY? Forward this email to share helpful resources!

Thought for the day

“Health is a state of complete mental, social and physical well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

- World Health Organization

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