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How to Optimize Fertility
- Make sure your nutrition intake is optimal.
- Eat good fat to manufacture hormones from cholesterol, ie. coconut oil, butter (pref organic) – no low fat dairy or rancid fats.
- No coffee – this also goes for male partners. Men who drink 2 coffees a day take twice as long for their partners to conceive as those who don’t!
- Ensure your system is in parasympathetic dominance. Massage, walking, yoga, acupuncture are great; whatever works as a regular stress management protocol.
- Avoid all types of radiation (microwaves, phones in close contact, flying).
- Avoid environmental toxins, ie. cleaning products and chemical based skin care.
- Shatavari (good for stress induced infertility).
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Fertility and Pregnancy Affected by Digestive Health
Bowel health has an immediate, lasting and significant impact on all aspects of fertility and pregnancy. Women with celiac disease have been show to have:
- A shorter duration of fertility
- A later onset of menarche
- An earlier onset of menopause
- Increased difficulty conceiving
- More fertility issues
- More consultations with fertility specialists
- Fewer children
- Higher rates of spontaneous abortion, preterm delivery, and cesarean section
To avoid these issue prevalent in women with digestive problems stop eating foods containing gluten and rebuild your bowel health with a vastly improved plant-based wholefood diet.
Thoughts from Nats
Our Exceptional Head Health Coach & Nutritionist
Fasting & Fertility
Here are Exceptional Health we are familiar with Natural Fertility Management and have used this to help with managing those who are struggling with fertility. The important thing to remember is every body is different and when it comes to fasting we need to practice this safely and with guided support.
As Jason has said in his book Eat Less Live Long,
[Being][/Being] underweight, undernourished, obese, very overweight, pregnant, lactating, blood sugar problems, hypoglycaemia, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, overly hypochondriacally focused, have an eating disorder, or suffering any other syste disease, such as cancer or a serious heart condition, or if you are under 18 years old, consult your chosen health professional before fasting. This is a thorough and cautious list, but it does need to be pointed out that fasting while in expert hands is always best.
If any of these sound slightly like you, it may be an idea to cease or reduce the frequency of your Regular Intelligent Fasting (RIF).
If you are slightly underweight, only fast when your mind and body feel ready; this may only be one day a month or every few months at most. It can be a good idea to fast within the 2-3 days before your period is due – this may or may not work for your body, just see how it feels. When adjusting your diet and lifestyle practices, it can take a wee bit of trial and error to see what it is that suits you best. You may find you are more suited to fasting on smoothies for your first few attempts to give your body that extra bit of fibre and nutrients and to help with habituating the mind with not eating regularly throughout the day. There may be some emotional resistance to begin with!
Some studies have shown that lean women will experience changes in their neuroendocrine function such as anovulation and lengthened follicular phase, which demonstrates that lean women are more vulnerable to fasting ‘stress’ (changes in system functions) than ‘average’ weight women. Other studies observe that calorific restriction can have profound effects on female reproductive health (especially in those who are underweight or within a normal weight range) – resulting in neuroendocrine changes that create physical vulnerability. Therefore, it is necessary to proceed with care and pay great attention to that which works best for you and your mind/body.
My team and I are here to help – please feel free to get in touch for support.