In all areas of health, including reproductive health, there is no question that the best way to maximize function is through prevention of disease. Disease states are almost always engendered by a combination of genetic predisposition combined with environmental stressors. We cannot control our genetic predeterminants, but we certainly can control and work toward improving environmental factors. To this end, Albany IVF supports and encourages nutritional support and supplementation for all patients (female and male). In addition to nutritional support, some patients may also consider alternative therapies such as acupunture, chiropractic, massage and other forms of alternative healing. Finally, for patients with specific needs (such as weight loss or smoking cessation) a focused plan with a timeline in place is imperative for achieving goals related to long-term health improvement.