Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook
Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook is a collection of information on topics of interest
to Dr. Weyrich that may be of interest to the world wide audience.
Due to limitations of time, not all information that Dr. Weyrich knows or would like to further research is
Dr. Weyrich welcomes financial contributions to support specific research topics, as well as copies of
non-free access journal articles for him to review on a topic.
Constructive criticism is also welcome.
Overview of Infertility
Infertility is an increasing problem in developed countries. Various reasons have been
advanced, including environmental toxins, increased stress, and even genetic damage to the
mother's mitochondrial DNA. In some instances problems can be attributed to the father, while
in other cases the problem can be attributed to the mother. This web page addresses only a few
of the potential causes, and treatments that Dr. Weyrich is prepared to provide.
Complimentary and alternative treatments for infertility that are considered below include:
Some practitioners have noted an association with
inflammatory process mediated by homocysteine [Rogers2008, pg 9]. Note that the common
diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) increases homocysteine levels [Westphal2003].
Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments
Optimize Thyroid Function
In the event that the mother has a low basal body temperature (below 97.8 degrees when
measured in the axilla), a trial of thyroid replacement with a desiccated thyroid or
synthetic T4/T3 blend has often been found to result in pregnancy within several cycles
[Starr2005, pg 60], [ Barnes1976], [Hertoghe1914].
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
[LdnResearchTrust_conditions] reports that female infertility
is a condition that LDN could help.
Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN).
However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of female infertility with LDN.