Infertility and Subfertility: Effective Herbal Approaches
Thursday, July 18, 6:30-8:30pm in the Min Zidell Healing Garden at NCNM. Light refreshments will be served.
2.0 CEUs approved by OBNM
Infertility affects 12 percent of couples in the US, and the use of assisted technology for conception is on the rise. Herbal medicine provides prospective parents with a safe alternative to conventional therapies and often aids in subfertility issues well before the need for conventional treatment. Dr. Nygaard will discuss infertility, its common causes, and traditional herbs used to balance hormones and improve conception outcomes.
Dr. Carolyn Nygaard received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a certificate in natural childbirth in 2009 from NCNM. She also has a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Dayton, where she focused on biomedical and analytical chemistry research. She began teaching as an assistant professor of research for the ND program in 2010 and in the Master of Science in Integrative Medical Research (MSIMR) program in 2011. Dr. Nygaard focuses on women’s health research and mentoring students in the MSIMR program. Her areas of interest are in clinical immunology, vaccines, women’s health and pediatrics. She is a clinical investigator on several projects at the Helfgott Research Institute including studies on women’s health and fertility. Dr. Nygaard is also in private practice as a naturopathic doctor and midwife in Northeast Portland, where she offers students preceptorships and mentoring opportunities.