Why Reproductive Immunology?
As little as 8 years ago, I still believed that there was such a thing as unexplained infertility. But, as always, my clients are my biggest teachers.I have come to believe there are six building blocks to good fertility:
- Mental health
- Metabolic health
- Hormonal health
- Environmental health
- Physical health (ie do you exercise regularly)
- Epigenetic health
But, one was missing – Immunological health. And, it is tied up with all of the above factors, both influencing and being influenced by the immune system.I had a client who had taken care of the first six elements to the best of her ability, but yet couldn’t conceive – not even with donor egg – which is extremely unusual. She forced me to look outside the box, to consider and explore areas in which I hadn’t yet worked.
I came across Dr Alan Beer’s book ‘Is your body baby friendly‘ and went to speak to a consultant I found who worked with this information. This was transformative for my practice, for my client’s outcome (she went on to conceive two children naturally) and I began a journey down a rabbit hole from which I still haven’t quite emerged!
This module is the outcome of this journey; my deep-dive into the world of the immune system and the system effect its function has on the body.I believe that understanding the immune system gives us a lens with which you reconsider the whole body and its fertility journey, and the ability to treat it in a way that can change an outcome for your clients for the better when nothing else seems to be working.
What is actually in the module?
Each module goes through a biomedical and TCM explanation of the topic, plus:Topic 1: The Immune System
- Interpreting immunological testing
- Th1 vs Th2 dominance
Topic 2: Western Medicine Treatments for immunological imbalance
- Autoimmunity and Recurrent Miscarriage
- Western Medical testing for recurrent miscarriage
Topic 3: Pre-Eclampsia
- Connection to recurrent miscarriage
User feedback: “I am totally absorbed”
Topic 4: Diet and Autoimmunity
- Diet and the immune system
- The role of Glutathione
Topic 5: Thinking Outside the Box
- The role of fear in the treatment room
- Classic vs my Adaptive Traditional Chinese Medicine approach
Topic 6: Thyroid Disorders and Autoimmunity
- Hashimoto’s disease
- The role of Deiodinases.
Topic 7: Endometriosis and Reproductive Immunology
- An exploration of the Aetiology of Endometriosis and Pain
- Western medication for Endometriosis
User feedback: “Content is way beyond my expectations.”
Topic 8: Adjunctive Diseases
- Chocolate Cysts
- Asherman’s Syndrome
Topic 9: A brief word about Medical Mushrooms.
User feedback: “I believe Naava is an invaluable resource and believe this course will make her knowledge accessible to other practitioners.”