Epigenetics, Lifestyle and Fertility

Epigenetics, Lifestyle and Fertility

It’s a fact that men and women are becoming less fertile.
Data shows infertility affects on average 1 in 6 people, 48.5 million couples worldwide and 3.5 million people in the UK.
Research also shows that the biggest causes are male factor, ovulatory disturbances and unexplained infertility. Lifestyle choices - nutrition, activity, stress, environment – are some of the reasons associated with these fertility problems.

Even though we know which lifestyle choices affect fertility, everyone is unique, and the effect of a certain lifestyle in a particular individual is not so easy to detect… That’s why inFertile Life is partnering with Chronomics and running a pilot case study on epigenetics and lifestyle coaching. But let’s go by parts.

What is epigenetics?

You might be aware that we are all born with certain genes. But depending on our environment and lifestyle choices, some genes might express differently.
What you eat, where you live, who you interact with, sleeping patterns, exercise can all cause chemical modifications in genes, making them to turn on or off.

Some diseases have been linked to epigenetics, like cancer, immunity, neurologic conditions and infertility. The good news is epigenetics is reversible and by changing your lifestyle you can improve your genes!

What does the pilot case study involve?

The pilot case study takes place over 6 months. Initially we will test your epigenetics (with a saliva swab) and identify the lifestyle aspects that need adjusting. Based on those results, we will design an individualised plan to help you implement those changes. The plan includes weekly one-to-one coaching consultations, an online course tailored to your needs, a progress tracker and stress management media. We will test your epigenetics again at 3 months and at 6 months.

How can you get involved?

We are looking for individuals aged 20 to 40 who are trying to conceive and might have a diagnosis of:

• unexplained infertility
• ovulatory disturbances
• immune problems
• sperm factor

We are particularly interested in people who believe they might need to change their lifestyle: diet, sleeping pattern, exercise, emotions or environment.
We will support you in getting data on how your lifestyle is affecting your genes and will help you make changes to improve them. We believe that making tailored changes to your epigenetics might help you achieve your reproductive goals quicker.
You can learn more about epigenetics here.
We have a special discounted offer for the 6-month programme. If you would like to apply, please complete the form below.

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