#212 Sperm quality, motility, oxidative stress, current research and what we can do in male fertility with Ayla Barmmer, MS, RD
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This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to Ayla Barmmer, MS, RD of Full Well Fertility about sperm quality, motility, oxidative stress and all the current research. We discuss the perception and reality of just how much male fertility impacts a couple trying to conceive and even dig into nutrients needed to support male fertility.  KEY TAKEAWAYS: "Treatment Pie" for fertilityRole of male fertilityFunctional medicine approach to get to root causeOxidative stress and inflammation will rob the body of fertility resourcesThings we do now have an impact on future generations fertility wiseMale impact on pregnancy complications Sperm count and quality is down over past 16 yearsConventional vs Functional approach to assess sperm Nutrients for fertility- selenium, zinc, B12, lycopene, absorption doesn't mean utilization GUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON: Being in a good place health wise before trying to conceiveImportance of both male and female participation in fertility prepCauses of oxidative stress in male fertility- environmental toxins, poor diet, alcohol/drugs/smokingWays to mitigate oxidative stressSmart supplementationOptimal dietChoosing a quality supplement PROMOTION:  go check out fullwellfertility.com and get a discount on your order with the code “less stressed”  ABOUT GUEST: For over 15years, Ayla Barmmer, MS, RDN, LDN, has been advancing the health and empowerment of thousands of clients, patients, peers, and mentees, at the intersection of nutritional science, functional medicine, and evidence-based holistic solutions. Ayla owns and operates Boston Functional Nutrition, an integrative and functional nutrition multi-clinician practice, that specializes in women's health and infertility. She is also the founder of Full Circle Prenatal, a fertility wellness brand, widely endorsed by a diversity of health practitioners for its quality and education. Ayla founded the Women's Health Nutrition Practice Group in 2017 where she serves as a preceptor, mentor, and educator, and co-founded the Women's Health Nutrition Academy in 2018, a leader in its field.  WHERE TO FIND GUEST: fullwellfertility.com on IG @aylabarmmer_rd https://whnacademy.com/ WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA: https://www.christabiegler.com/ On IG: instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/ Shop our Favorites christabiegler.com/shop Loving the podcast? Leave us a review and ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY NOW! Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlife SPONSORS: A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.
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