A Functional Fertility Episode
Infertility is a difficult situation for so many people. And more often than not, those struggling to conceive are not getting any real answers from conventional medicine. Receiving a diagnosis of unexplained infertility is essentially a medical dead-end and a big old shrug. And it’s incredibly frustrating to be told “we don’t know what’s wrong.” Many of my clients were told that IVF was their only option if they wanted to become parents. Well, it turns out that IVF is not your only option. An infertility diagnosis is not the end of your fertility journey… it’s just the beginning. And a functional fertility approach can help you get there!
Fortunately, there’s a lot we can do to better your chances at fertility. In this episode, we’re taking a look at fertility from an integrative and functional perspective and diving deeper into lab testing, nutrition, and lifestyle changes. I wanted to bring on one of my favorite fertility practitioners to help sort through the things that really matter when it comes to fertility – Dr. Kalea Wattles
Dr. Kalea Wattles is a naturopathic doctor, certified functional medicine practitioner, speaker, and educator. Dr. Wattles combines her naturopathic and functional medicine training to treat patients with a “Functional Fertility” perspective, using a root-cause, science-based, body-systems approach to cultivating a fertile body. She is dedicated to using this patient-centered method to support patients anywhere on their fertility journey – whether they are thinking about getting pregnant for the first time or exploring advanced fertility treatments.
This week, I’m talking to Dr. Kalea Wattles about the fertility journey patients go through when they’ve been given an infertility diagnosis.
This Week We Talk About:
- How farming and gardening has influenced Dr. Wattles’s nutrition studies
- Why Dr. Wattles went into naturopathic functional medicine
- How to let go of perfectionism when going through your fertility journey
- A deep dive into how mitochondria impact fertility and progesterone levels
- How Dr. Wattles helps her clients adjust to their new lifestyle changes
- Some of the biggest fertility misconceptions that Dr. Wattles would like to bust
Mentioned in this episode
PCOS Meal Prep Made Easy Workshop – In this hour-long workshop, I break down what foods you want to include for PCOS and what you may want to consider avoiding or minimizing. Learn my simple 3 step formula for planning meals with PCOS, which includes learning how to eat to balance blood sugar.
Where to find Dr. Kalea Wattles, ND, IFMCP
Facebook: Dr. Kalea Wattles