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Wisdom of the Body

Dec 10, 2021

Listen to part 2 of Heather’s interview with America’s only dual Fertility Expert and Virologist, Dr. Cindy Duke, about the factors influencing fertility and reproductive health today. Dr. Cindy discusses the common definition of infertility, and addresses why it’s not just about ovaries. Discover why learning to take care of your own body is also learning to take care of your future kids. You can either listen to this episode first, and then go back to Episode 63, or vice versa.

In this episode, Heather and Dr. Cindy discuss:

  • Differences in sperm count and erectile dysfunction after COVID infection vs. vaccine
  • Active misinformation/disinformation about scientific research
  • Why most people do not understand the immune system
  • How little the immune system is covered in medical school
  • The importance of good communication at this specific time in history
  • Why societal values need to shift to allow for adequate processing of loss
  • The drawbacks of employers only covering bereavement leave for first degree relatives
  • A fertility doctor’s perspective on the factors that influence fertility: age, environmental impacts affecting your body, endocrine disruption, what you eat, what you drink, what you cook in, what cosmetics you are using, inflammation, disease processes, liver health, vitamin D, smoking, nicotine
  • Why it’s less likely to have a natural conception in your 40s
  • The importance of knowing what’s in your products
  • Why 50% of the time today, fertility issues with heterosexual couples are present in the male partner of the couple
  • The importance of not just high sperm numbers, but also healthy sperm quality
  • The massive drop in the total number of sperm being made globally, and why fertility is a numbers game
  • Humans have one of the least efficient forms of reproduction of all mammals. Young, healthy couple having regular, unprotected intercourse at the right time - chance of pregnancy is 22%
  • The chance that a mouse or rabbit will get pregnant each time they have sex is 90%, so how do you have sex like rabbits?
  • 50% of pregnancies are unintended (not people who are actively trying)
  • The specific definition of infertility
  • US currently has highest rates of STIs in history - vaxxed, waxed and ready to relax 
  • People are putting their vaccination status on their dating profile 
  • The importance of being in tune with your body, connecting at your soul level, and reprogramming ourselves

Dr. Cindy M. Duke, MD PhD FACOG, America’s only dual Fertility Expert & Virologist, is a highly accomplished Johns Hopkins and Yale-trained physician, scientist, entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, motivational speaker, philanthropist, content creator, and influencer who speaks and writes about issues as they relate to life, health, fertility, female empowerment, and international telemedicine. The Physician Founder, Medical and Laboratory Director of the Nevada Fertility Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Cindy has a very engaged social media presence with a monthly audience reach of over 250 thousand, across multiple platforms, where she is a highly regarded influencer. Her Hobbies include: Gardening, Photography, Baking, and Writing Poetry. 

Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility and the host of the Wisdom of the Body podcast. A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she teaches the Regenerative Fertility Method to support future generations worldwide. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and has consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She offers virtual consultations and programs worldwide.  

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