The Harvard Health Publication has written 10 dietary strategies to improve ovulatory infertility. You can read about them here.
In regards to the info about folic acid, the latest research has found that women should take the activated form L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate in case they do not methylate the unactivated form on their own. You can read a bit about that here.
In the Harvard Health Publication, whole milk or ice cream is preferred to skim milk, as skim milk actually promotes infertility.
“It’s unclear why low-fat dairy appears to adversely affect fertility, but several theories exist. There’s reason to believe that some of the substances that may be responsible for increased fertility rates among full-fat consumers are removed when low-fat milk is processed. Low-fat milk additives could also be to blame. Whey is often added to low-fat milk to make it more visually appealing and to give the product a better taste. Unfortunately whey protein may influence a body in the same way testosterone does. Tests involving mice and whey consumption have led to that conclusion. If that’s, in fact, the case, then low-fat milk may actually lead to a hormonal imbalance in women that’s associated with infertility” [source: Medical News Today].
If you choose to add whole milk to your regime, consider organic, goat’s or sheep’s milk, or raw milk. Another strategy for those who cannot stomach dairy would be increasing good fats such as avocados, coconut oil, fish oil, and flax oil. Eggs are great too – we need cholesterol to make hormones, and eggs contain lecithin which is composted of choline. Choline helps digest fats, move wastes and nutrients in and out of cells and maintain permeability.
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