Pillar Healthcare Statement on Coronavirus

A Statement from our Managing Director, Mark Whitney.

During this uncertain time, it is important that we stay kind as we are all facing an unknown quantity. Each of us will have our worries, concerns and fears. We must not let our fear get the better of us. You might be worried about a loved one, your home, your business, your income and countless other issues that are important to you and yours. It is imperative that we remember that we are all going through this as one people and the best way for our communities to fight these fears is to work together, to pull together, to achieve a better outcome for us all. There is a saying in Ireland:

“Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine” which means “In the shadow of each other, we live.”

We need each other, we are protected by one and other, and in these extraordinary times, it is important that we act together as a community, for the betterment of each and every one of us.

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Pillar Healthcare welcomes new Medical Advisor Dr. Ning Qu

Pillar Healthcare welcomes new Medical Advisor Dr Ning Qu

Pillar Healthcare was established in September 2012 with a clear proposal. The proposal as outlined by Pillar’s founder, Mark Whitney, was to design and create a nutritional formulation that could be clinically shown to normalise fertility parameters in men and women. Over a three year period, making reference to over six thousand published materials, the nutritional supplement ‘pre-Conceive’ was formulated. pre-Conceive was independently examined in a landmark study for Europe. The Lead Researcher’s Conclusion, which featured in national and international press stated:

“pre-Conceive combined with nutritional advice improves the levels of key fertility and nutritional parameters, though a larger study is required to validate if pre-Conceive can improve overall fertility in patients.”

Pillar Healthcare is now operating across three continents. Pillar Healthcare’s pre-Conceive has helped countless couples conceive all across the world, both as a viable alternative to assisted reproductive procedures as well as a conjunctive aid to the procedures.

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Pillar Healthcare’s Mark Whitney joins Expert Panel

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Founder and Managing Director of Pillar Healthcare, Mark Whitney, has been invited to join a leading international project that promotes restorative medicine and transparent science.

The Jurby Wellness Incubation Centre (JWIC) is based on the Isle of Man, British Isles. It is an open scientific collaboration of experts in fields related to restorative medicine and pursuing greater transparency in clinical trials and scientific data.

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Australian IVF clinics have been misleading couples

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Source: The Guardian

Several major IVF clinics in Australia have been misleading couples about their success rate, an investigation by the Australian consumer watchdog has found.

Earlier this year the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission launched a review of website content from all major Australian IVF clinics, and found some made success rate comparisons without adequately disclosing and quantifying the data used to make the claims.

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Implanting two embryos during IVF can reduce chances of pregnancy

Implanting two embryos during IVF can reduce chances of pregnancy

Source: The Guardian

Implanting two embryos during IVF can cut the chance of becoming pregnant by more than a quarter if one of the embryos is in a poorer state of health, new research suggests.

A study of almost 1,500 embryos that were implanted in women of all ages found that putting back a healthier embryo with one of poorer quality dramatically cut the chance of a successful pregnancy compared to just transferring one embryo.

Experts behind the study believe that the body tends to focus on the embryo termed the one of poorer quality and rejects a possible pregnancy, rather than focusing on the healthy embryo that would lead to a successful birth.

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How to be sensitive to those dealing with infertility

How to be sensitive to those dealing with infertility

It’s a sensitive issue that is difficult enough to deal with without awkward questions and comments from friends, family and even strangers.

As National Infertility Awareness Week in the Unites States approaches (April 23–29), some experts have suggestions for handling these difficulties, both for would-be parents and for the people who know them.

Relationship expert Andrea Syrtash said it’s all too common for women who aren’t getting pregnant to receive unsolicited advice — e.g., increasing wheatgrass consumption, relaxing, thinking positively, etc.

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Fertility Apps – which ones can you rely on?

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A study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, analyzing 53 online tools such as fertility apps and websites that aim to help women predict when they’re most likely to get pregnant, has revealed a shocking finding. It is that most simply don’t work very well.

The study analyzed 20 websites and 33 apps, but found that just one website and three fertility apps correctly identified when users were most likely to be fertile.

That site was Babymed.com, and the three apps were Clue, iPeriod, and My Days (android & iPhone).

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The late Dr. David Smallbone – An Appreciation

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On Friday the 31st of March, 2017, Pillar Healthcare lost a dear, dear friend and a most trusted advisor.

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce that, Dr. David Smallbone, M.B., Ch.B., L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., M.F. Hom., F.C.O.H., passed away late that evening.

Dr. Smallbone was the ultimate professional. Throughout his long and decorated career, he devoted himself to identifying and understanding the best ways to treat all those that came before him.

He had a deep passion and love for helping people and making them feel better, either through his vast array of medical knowledge, or as a friend, over a cup of coffee. His career is too long and distinguished to list in detail here, but all those who were treated by him or spoke to him realised they were in the presence of greatness.

The word ‘unique’ can be overused but in its raw definition, there is no better way to describe Dr. Smallbone – being the only one of his kind; unlike anyone else.

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