infertility

Foundations of Fertility part 3: Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, and is responsible for how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and responds to other hormones. Thyroid hormones affect how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other organs work. It is very important this gland is working optimally for a timely conception, pregnancy, and after the birth. Studies show that there is a “higher prevalence of [...]

Foundations of Fertility Part 2: Blood Sugar Regulation

Maintaining a tightly controlled insulin and blood sugar relationship is crucial for conception. This means ensuring the pancreas does not produce too much insulin in response to your meal. You may have a problem with blood sugar balance and insulin resistance if you have trouble with weight loss, have been diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), live a sedentary life, or have been consuming a diet high in sugars, [...]

Nutrition for Ovulatory Infertility

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 [...]

Lifestyle Strategies to Enhance Fertility

  Just like all roadblocks in life, dealing with a fertility challenge requires a new strategy, often with your lifestyle. These 3 lifestyle habits are essential to improve your chances of increasing your fertility, and to make this time period more enjoyable. Fertility Enhancer #1 Stress Management – I hear it all the time, “but I love my life, I’m not stressed!” Let’s define stress then; a state of mental [...]