MYF 27 | Egg Quality 101 with Special Guest Dr. Jaclyn Chasse

Welcome to Episode 27!

In episode 27, we interview naturopathic physician and integrative fertility expert, Dr. Jaclyn Chasse. Her practice, Perfect Fertility, is dedicated to fertility, sexual health and family wellness. Today, Dr. Chasse is talking to us about egg quality, including how to properly assess for ovarian reserve, the 4 primary factors that negatively impact egg quality, how to test for each of these factors, and specific steps you can take to improve egg quality and boost fertility.

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    Show Notes:

    7:10        Dr. Chasse’s background, personal story, and passion for fertility

    10:25     The decline in female fertility – even excluding the impact having children later in life

    14:50     How the quality and genetic integrity of our eggs change with age

    16:55     The best ways to test for ovarian reserve and egg quality – optimal levels for these tests

    26:10     Reasons that women may see a decline in ovarian reserve sooner than others

    32:55     Four major factors that influence egg quality, how to test for them, and what to do about them

    33:20     Low androgens

    42:45     Oxidative and carbonyl stress

    47:10     Telomere shortening

    48:40     Mitochondrial defects

    53:55     Other supplements, diet, and lifestyle strategies to boost egg quality

    68:50     Dr. Chasse’s upcoming class for practitioners – Integrative Approaches to Infertility

    71:55     Wrap-up