Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua Naturopathic Doctor PhD in Pharmacy

Natural treatments for infertility

By Dr. JJ Dugoua ND PhD



In North America, 15-20% of couples struggle with infertility.  A person's fertility is a clear reflection of their overall health and wellbeing - when we are at our peak health, we are also our most fertile. Our fertility depends on a multitude of factors: genetics, current diseases, history of disease, medication use, nutrient status, stress, anatomy, age, exposure to toxic chemicals, diet, previous surgery, previous infection, drug use and many many more. 



Treatment options to promote male fertility will be discussed: l-carnitine, co-enzyme Q10, vitamin E, zinc, selenium, vitamin C, ashwaghanda, glutathione precursors and others.  Treatments to promote female fertility will be discussed: probiotics, vitex, evening primrose oil, dong quai, rehmania, bupleurm and others.  Anti-fertility agents will also be discussed.