Unfortunately, because in vitro fertilization costs 30 to 40 thousand dollars — making it very profitable — most physicians never hear about natural treatments for infertility. The truth is that there is a long list of natural treatments that can be very effective at restoring fertility — and you can do them on your own! (For a detailed list, see my article, "Effective Natural Treatment for Infertility").
A new study has added another natural treatment to the list: vitamin E. In fact, vitamin E can even make conventional treatment for infertility more effective!
Researchers studied 53 women with "unexplained infertility" who were being treated with several conventional methods — and added 400 IU of vitamin E to the daily regimen of some of the women. They found that those taking E had a uterine lining (endometrium) that was thicker and more receptive on the day the women received hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) for infertility.
"Vitamin E administration may improve the endometrial response in unexplained infertile women via the likely antioxidant and anticoagulant effects," wrote the researchers, adding, "The problem of a thin endometrium in these cycles may be adjusted."
"Vitamin E effect on controlled ovarian stimulation of unexplained infertile women," Cicek N, Eryilmaz OG, et al, J Assist Reprod Genet, 2012 Feb 1; [Epub ahead of print].
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.