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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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