This email is geared to those preparing for an IVF procedure in the next few months, or those hoping to become pregnant this year naturally even if you are not considering ivf.  If that doesn’t apply to you I hope you have a great week and you will be hearing from me soon, otherwise you may be interested in the info below. I know that when you are dealing with fertility issues the clock can tick louder than it ever has before and this can add significant stress to your situation.  My patients tell me that they feel like failures running out of time and feel like it is all out of their control

But before listening to all the people saying you better hurry up or it isn’t going to happen its more important to understand how you can work towards improving your situation and how waiting and preparing your body may actually be the best thing you have ever done for your fertility. Please remember, that based on how the follicles develop l, i.e the follicle can take up to 8 menstrual cycles to develop and the last 3 menstrual cycles are dependent on the reproductive system, I have always recommended a minimum of 3 months (preferable 6 to 8 months) on an antioxidant program prior to IVF.  And I don’t like to give our liquid herbs to anyone who is doing a cycle with less than 3 months preparation because I honestly do not think it will have much impact.  So I developed this program based on the following studies that you may be able to do with or without our herbs.

In this study, an increased TAC (total antioxidant capacity) in the follicular fluid level correlated with higher fertilization and blastocyst development rates and decreased embryo fragmentation in both IVF and ICSI cycles. Elevated day 1 TAC was associated with increased pregnancy rates in ICSI, Bedaiwy M, Agarwal A, Said TM, et al. Role of total antioxidant capacity in the differential growth of human embryos in vitro. Fertil Steril 2006; 86: 304-9.

Antioxidants may play a significant role not only during ART procedures but also in preventing subsequent loss or damage to embryo. Cited from: The role of free radicals and antioxidants in reproduction Ashok Agarwala, Sajal Guptaa and Suresh Sikkab

 

Male Fertility Poor Semen Quality and ROS-TAC Scores in Patients with Idiopathic Infertility
Fábio F. Pasqualottoa, b, Rakesh K. Sharmaa, Eleonora B. Pasqualottoa, b, Ashok Agarwala

aGlickman Urological Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA;
bUniversity of Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, Brazil

 

>Compared to controls, the ROS (free radicals) levels were higher in the idiopathic (unexplained) infertility group whereas the TAC (total antioxidant capacity) levels were lower in the idiopathic (unexplained) infertility.  Note from Stacey:  Antioxidants help to counteract or slow down free radical damage and therefore improve the health of the cells related to reproduction. Men with idiopathic (unexplained) infertility generally present with significantly higher seminal ROS (free radicals) levels and lower antioxidant properties than healthy controls.

For those of you who read my tips regularly you know it is rare that I try to push any particular products in my emails unless I truly believe it may be of significant benefit to you.  I am sending this out because I know many are wanting to know if there is anything they can do to improve their chances for Ivf but are unsure if they want to take the herbs or don’t have three months before an IVF cycle.

Hopefully you have found the other tips I have sent and the information provided in the fertility tips on the website helpful for you.  I really like to use this mode of communication to give you information that can help support you on your journey.  So I won’t be sending out another detailed email like this again this year about these supplements or programs, only reminders for those who have just signed up.  This detailed info will be found in our fertility tips section under pre ivf program in case you want to review it later or know anyone who may benefit.
So the following programs are the cheapest I can offer to you, based on mostly wholesale pricing.  And last year we did see some promising preliminary results, with almost 50 pregnancies that we know of resulted from patients who were doing this supplementation program without the herbs.  There were also others who were doing this with the herbs who became pregnant.  Our average number of pregnancies per year is about 500 per year that we know of.  So we have seen some improvement with the addition of this program.  I wish I could tell you whether it will work for you, but all I can do is provide you with the information and you make the decision based on what you feel is best for you.
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Others have benefited just from the bowel support this program provides.  If you want to hear an amazing story, make sure you read on to find out about the woman I met last year who utilized some of the supplements below and became pregnant in 2 weeks after starting her program, when she had been off the pill for two years prior to starting some of the products below.

She now has a healthy little baby boy.
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IF you are not interested in these new programs you can stop here and I will be in touch with you soon via our tips. Otherwise, keep in mind, you can order these new packages if you live in Australia or New Zealand by contacting us at 07 5527 2248 and if we are not available pls leave a message of the easiest contact number during business hours m- Saturday so we can obtain your info to process your order. Or if you are not in Australia or New Zealand pls contact us at info@sharkeyshealingcentre.com with your contact details so we can call you or email you to let you know where in your country you may be able to obtain this program or purchase products similar to these.
Categories are as follows:
-A1 (Females over 38 years of age having a procedure in 2-4 months)

-A2  (females under 38 having a procedure in 2-4 months
-B1, 2   (females 38 and younger who do not have an ivf cycle planned at this time
– C Male Fertility Booster  any male can take to optimize the antioxidant capacity in Category A)  Doing an IVF cycle in 3 months or less (and you are not already on our individualized herbal formula)  If you are on the herbal formula from us, then you can discuss the addition of the following with your next consultation or email your therapist at info@sharkeyshealingcentre.com to ask if she feels it would be worthwhile to add any of the following.

***Category A1)  Over 38 years old having procedure in 3 months or less.

Antioxidant Vegetable protein powder Leaf Greens (consists of spinach, barley, snow peas, beans)  (1 @ whole sale price 67.50 each)(retail 85.00 ea)  4 to 6 week supply
-pleasant tasting when mixed with full glass your favorite low glycemic juice, eg apple juice

-Essentials  (potent antioxidant and multimineral) 75.00 per month wholesale

purchased directly from the company to receive the discount.

we will provide you with forms to order. This special price is for those who become preferred customers.  If you attempted to purchase the vitamins in this product separately it would cost over 250.00/month.  These are also tested for their bioavailability meaning they are pharmaceutical grade.  The vast majority of the supplements on the market DO NOT do this testing because it is not required that they prove the products can be absorbed in your system.  This company does do the testing.

**Choose probiotic:
– Powder Polybac probiotic (2 month supply 2@ 33.95) OR

if prefer capsules then order-

Nourishing Flora (2 month supply 2@ 33.95)

Herbal Fibre Blend 1 @ 43.00 (bowel cleansing herbal powder taken up to procedure) we have special instructions for use for you.  Do not follow dosage on the canister contact info@sharkeyshealingcentre.com to obtain special instructions if you do not receive these within 3 days of placing your order.  (will last 2-3 months at our adjusted dosage)

If you have a history of constipation or IBS this formulation may help you considerably as well, but we do have a bowel program that we can share with you should you need further assistance.

For maximum benefit and antioxidant capacity we also are offering
Just Carrots 43.00 wholesale  65.00 retail  one month supply

Redibeets 34.00 wholesale      55 .00 retail  one month supply

( whole food powders mixed with low gi juice and can be combined with Leaf Greens above.)

A1 price $ 330.40 (or add another 75.00 if you order 2 essentials) plus s/h

(regular retail price 438.00 YOU save nearly 120.00

*note this is one months supply of the program, with exception of herbal fiber blend and probiotic those are two months supply

** in order to receive the discounts for whole sale pricing the probiotics will come from Sharkeys and the rest will come from the company that distributes that product.  This is the only way I can give you this much savings.
*** we recommend that these programs be used consistently for atleast 3 months leading up to procedure or trying for natural pregnancy.  Let us know if you need assistance ordering additional supplies or have any feedback for us.

***Category A2:  females 38 and under having procedure in 2-4 months

Essentials – 1 month or 2 month supply;

(potent antioxidant and multimineral) 75.00 per month whole sale, (add additional 75.00 to total below if you choose to purchase a two months supply and order every other month to save on shipping, our consultant will explain this to you when she speaks to you re your order)

110.00 /month if purchased retail

purchased directly from the company for the discounted price, we will provide you with forms to order. This special price is for those who become preferred customers.  If you attempted to purchase the vitamins in this product separately it would cost over 250.00/month.  These are also tested for their bioavailability meaning they are pharmaceutical grade.  The vast majority of the supplements on the market DO NOT do this testing because it is not required that they prove the products can be absorbed in your system.  This company does do the testing.

Choose probiotic:

2 Polybac 8  Powder or 2 Nourishing Flora capsules

(probiotic to help ensure absorption of nutrients from food and supplements and to fight against bad bacteria in the body by providing good healthy bacteria)
Garden Trio purchase directly from company, we will send form in for you (Antioxidant powders mix with favorite juice)
-Barley Life
-Just Carrots
-Redibeets      Wholesale 121.50    retail 165.00

Herbal fibre blend   43.00 wholesale   65.00 retail  (purchase direct with garden trio)

(bowel cleansing herbal powder taken up to procedure to decrease toxic load and free radical in the system) we have special instructions for use for you.  Do not follow dosage on the canister contact info@sharkeyshealingcentre.com to obtain special instructions if you do not receive these within 3 days of placing your order. If you have a history of constipation or IBS this formulation may help you considerable as well, but we do have a bowel program that we can share with you should you need further assistance.

*note this is one months supply of the program, with exception of herbal fiber blend and probiotic those are two months supply

** in order to receive the discounts for whole sale pricing the probiotics will come from Sharkeys and the rest will come from the company that distributes that product.  This is the only way I can give you this much savings.

*** we recommend that these programs be used consistently for atleast 3 months prior to procedure or trying for natural pregnancy.  Let us know if you need assistance ordering additional supplies or have any feedback for us. ***A2:  Total YOUR price: 307.50 wholesale  plus s/h (savings of 25%)

 

 

To summarise:  The A category is meant for those undergoing a procedure in 2-4 months  Most of the above supplements to increase antioxidant capacity are NOT herbally based, with the exception of the Herbal Fibre Blend.  Therefore we recommend you stop the Herbal Fibre Blend prior to any procedure with medication unless you seek advise from your naturopath and physician to see what is right for your situation.  I cannot give advice on this to anyone who is not already a patient of Sharkeys Healing Centre. The Essentials, probiotic and whole food powders should be fine to take through your procedures but again seek the advice of your physician and naturopath  Always check with your health practitioner.  If you are taking any other supplements or herbs the combination of the above and what you are currently taking should be reviewed by your herbalist or naturopath

Category B

This category is designed for those who are giving themselves a minimum of 3 months to become pregnant naturally.  If after taking this program for 3 months and no pregnancy results we recommend seeing a qualified herbalist or naturopath for further instruction.  If you are on the herbal formula from us, then you can discuss the addition of the following with your next consultation.

CREATION STORY:Jen Burow, who I met last year became pregnant in 2 weeks she was off the pill for two years) while on the following combination of bowel support supplements.  She still takes the supplements to this day since she is breastfeeding and her son is doing extremely well.
***B1:

Herbal fibre blend (gentle bowel conditioner meant to optimize the health of the gastrointestinal tract)  1 @ whole sale price 43.00 ea.

we have special instructions for use for you.  Do not follow dosage on the canister contact info@sharkeyshealingcentre.com to obtain special instructions if you do not receive these within 3 days of placing your order.  (will last 2-3 months at our adjusted dosage)

If you have a history of constipation or IBS this formulation may help you considerably as well, but we do have a bowel program that we can share with you should you need further assistance.

The Garden Trio  Antioxidant whole food powder to work towards optimizing antioxidant content
Barley Life
Just Carrots
REdibeets

Wholesale 121.50   retail  165.00

1 Essentials

Essentials – 1 month

(potent antioxidant and multimineral) 75.00 per month whole sale, (add additional 75.00 to total below if you choose to purchase a two months supply and order every other month to save on shipping, our consultant will explain this to you when she speaks to you re your order)

110.00 /month if purchased retail

purchased directly from the company for the discounted price, we will provide you with forms to order. This special price is for those who become preferred customers.  If you attempted to purchase the vitamins in this product separately it would cost over 250.00/month.  These are also tested for their bioavailability meaning they are pharmaceutical grade.  The vast majority of the supplements on the market DO NOT do this testing because it is not required that they prove the products can be absorbed in your system.  This company does do the testing.
Choose probiotic (probiotic to help ensure absorption of nutrients from food and supplements and to fight against bad bacteria in the body by providing good healthy bacteria)

Powder 2 polybac 8  33.95 ea

Capsules Nourishing Flora

Your price 307.50 savings of  20%

 

*note this is one months supply of the program, with exception of herbal fiber blend and probiotic those are two months supply

** in order to receive the discounts for whole sale pricing the probiotics will come from Sharkeys and the rest will come from the company that distributes that product.  This is the only way I can give you this much savings.

*** we recommend that these programs be used consistently for atleast 2-3 months prior to procedure or trying for natural pregnancy.  Let us know if you need assistance ordering additional supplies or have any feedback for us.
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***B2  38 year old and under (if you have had ivf that didn’t work then despite your age I would look at doing B1)

Herbal fibre blend (gentle bowel conditioner meant to optimize the health of the gastrointestinal tract and increase absorption of nutrients)  1 @ whole sale price 43.00 ea.

We have special instructions for use for you.  Do not follow dosage on the canister contact info@sharkeyshealingcentre.com to obtain special instructions if you do not receive these within 3 days of placing your order.  (will last 2-3 months at our adjusted dosage)

If you have a history of constipation or IBS this formulation may help you considerably as well, but we do have a bowel program that we can share with you should you need further assistance.

Natal Complete (2 @ 29.50 each)
A comprehensive prenatal and natal multi with a significant amount of B vitamins, folic acid and iron to support fertility and address stress

The Garden Trio  (antioxidant powder from whole foods)
Barley Life
Just Carrots
REdibeets

Wholesale:  121.50   retail 165.00

Choose probiotic  (probiotic to help ensure absorption of nutrients from food and supplements and to fight against bad bacteria in the body by providing good healthy bacteria)

Powder:  Polybac 8   2 at 33.95 ea

Capsules Nourishing Flora

Total:  334: 291.50 plus s/h  savings of 20% off retail

 

*note this is one months supply of the program, with exception of herbal fiber blend and probiotic, natal complete those are two months supply

** in order to receive the discounts for whole sale pricing the probiotics will come from Sharkeys and the rest will come from the company that distributes that product.  This is the only way I can give you this much savings.

*** we recommend that these programs be used consistently for atleast 2-3 months prior to procedure or trying for natural pregnancy.   If a pregnancy does not result in the next 3 months we recommend a consultation with a qualified herbalist or naturopath.  Let us know if you need assistance ordering additional supplies or have any feedback for us. ***Category C:
Male Fertility Booster:
Herbal fibre blend (gentle bowel conditioner meant to optimize the health of the gastrointestinal tract)  1 @ whole sale price 43.00 ea.   Retail 65.00

The Garden Trio
Barley Life
Just Carrots
REdibeets =Wholesale 121.50   retail 165.00

1packets Essentials (Mega Antioxidant and Multimineral)
Wholesale 75.00 ea one month supply (retail 100.00 ea)

Choose Probiotic

Powder 2 polybac 8  33.95 ea or

Capsules  2 Nourishing Flora

One to two months supply: Total $ 307.50 plus s/h  RETAIL  408.00  Your savings

*note this is one months supply of the program, with exception of herbal fiber blend and probiotic those are two months supply

** in order to receive the discounts for whole sale pricing the probiotics will come from Sharkeys and the rest will come from the company that distributes that product.  This is the only way I can give you this much savings.

*** we recommend that these programs be used consistently for atleast 3 months prior to procedure or trying for natural pregnancy.  Let us know if you need assistance ordering additional supplies or have any feedback for us. If there is no pregnancy in the next 3 months then if you aren’t seeing a qualifed naturopath or herbalist you may want to consider this to see if there isn’t anything that is being over looked.

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For all above programs:
Once you place your order, your cc will only be charged by Sharkeys for the supplements coming directly from our clinic (probiotic and Natal complete (only in category B2).  All products sent by the other two companies that supply the Essentials, and the second company that supplies the Garden trio, Herbal Fibre blend, Leaf Greens,
Remember, this does not replace the individualized herbal formula that your therapist may have designed for you.

If you live outside of and NZ, you may be able to order these programs in your country.  Contact us and we can let you know your options.
Remember these programs are meant to enhance your health and optimize your cellular health.  The eggs, ovaries, follicles, endometrial lining and semen and sp**erm are all made up of cells.

If you have any questions, pls email us at info@sharkeyshealingcentre.com or if you are in you can call 07 5527 2248 and if we are not available, pls leave a message.

I hope these programs help you feel more empowered that you are taking responsibility on your fertility journey, and to know you are doing all you can to optimize your fertility.
Let me know how you go on these packages.

Next weeks tip will be related to what questions you should ask your physician that may be key to you finding out why you aren’t pregnant yet.  I am also updating our database so you may get another email from me this week confirming your subscription.

Have a great week.

Stacey Roberts BSPT, Q Herbalist

www.sharkeyshealingcentre.com

www.naturalfertility.com