Can Digestive Issues Affect Your Fertility? Part 1
Is Eating Fish Safe For Your Fertility?
Can your digestive complaints be affecting your fertility?
The short answer to this question is a big YES! In my practice, when a woman comes in to improve her fertility and is having digestive complaints, this is one of the first places we look at improving. Because when digestion is off, it is a red flag that fertility is not optimal. Our digestive system is a marker of our overall health, and the way it functions can either contribute to creating an environment of a strong body or one of poor health.
The Fertility & Cervical Fluid Connection
Fish consumption is associated with many different types of health benefits. It is naturally high in omega-3 fatty acids, and also high in other nutrients and vitamins such as Vitamin D, B-12, and iron. Studies suggest eating fish can protect your heart against cardiovascular disease, boost your brain function, protect your vision, and lift your mood. And for mamas-to-be, this nutrient dense food used to be something routinely recommended as the high levels of DHA contained in fish is so important for a baby’s developing brain and nervous system.
My 5 Top Natural Treatments For Menstrual Cramps
One of the most important body signs to watch and observe for when you are trying to conceive is your cervical mucus, also called cervical fluid. Raise your hand if you were taught as a woman that it is not only natural for us to experience a change in cervical fluid throughout our cycle, but that it is also very normal. Yes, that’s right, if you are like me, no one told us this! In fact, no one even mentioned this hush hush subject.
4 Ways To Detox Your Kitchen
This is one subject that gets me fired up! Why, you might ask? I cannot tell you the number of times I begin seeing a new client for fertility or hormone help and one of her side complaints is painful periods. I usually ask if she’s ever tried treating her painful cycles with any diet changes or herbs or supplements.
Turmeric - The Powerful Spice for Your Hormones
Toxins are everywhere in our environment. And to a certain extent, our bodies are built to process and get rid of these toxins. However, we are inundated with exposures to toxins in our air, our water, our food, our cleaning supplies, and in our personal bath and beauty supplies.
Turmeric is one of my absolute favorite medicinal foods which can also act as powerful medicine. For women of any age (and men too, for that matter!), turmeric is an antioxidant-packed addition to add to your morning smoothie, dinner curry, or made into a delicious mid-afternoon drink (I won’t leave you hangin’, I do have a super yummy, easy recipe at the end of this article for you to try!).