Here is what you should and should not be doing to improve and boost your fertility.
Dealing with infertility can be extremely difficult and it can feel like a neverending emotional rollercoaster. Infertility can have a serious psychological toll on a woman and many reported feeling depressed and anxious. Studies show that up to 15% of couples are emotionally and mentally impacted by infertility. Needless to say, coping with infertility can be a journey.
I have had many women in my online practice come see me with this exact concern. Through an extensive lab panel, we are able to determine what the root cause of their infertility is, which helps me create the most effective wellness protocol for the individual. Now, while everyone is different and has their own unique set of wellness instructions, there are a few lifestyle factors that can be addressed to improve and boost one's fertility.
Your lifestyle has a significant impact on your overall health and most importantly, your hormones. Lifestyle factors such as age, weight, physical activity, stress management, caffeine consumption, and much more all have substantial effects on fertility.
Learning how to adopt healthy habits into your daily routine is one of the easiest ways to get started with your journey to good health and improved fertility. This is because you are ultimately in control of YOU. You have the control to monitor and manage what you do with your time and the things you consume. So here are my top tips for improving your fertility…
Limit your dairy consumption. Consuming high amounts of dairy has been shown to increase ovulatory dysfunction.
Maintain a healthy weight. Estrogen imbalances can occur whether you are overweight or underweight, and this usually impacts one's fertility negatively.
Exercise regularly. A study of over 4,000 women in Norway found that a few hours of exercise every week has helped regulate their menstrual cycles and improve fertility.
De-stress… Learning how to manage your stress in a healthy way can help boost fertility.
Reduce environmental toxins! Swapping your household and cosmetic products with a more clean formula can help reduce your exposure to toxins and improve your fertility.
Consume more antioxidants. A study of 232 women showed that increasing their intake of foods high in antioxidants was linked to higher rates of implantation, clinical pregnancy, and live birth.
Get rid of processed foods. Highly processed foods are directly linked to impacting insulin levels negatively, over time this can contribute to infertility.
Eat more fiber! Fiber helps keep your hormones balanced, as it eliminates excess hormones and regulates your blood sugars.
Cut out the caffeine. A study done in 1997 showed that women who had more than 500 milligrams of caffeine, which is equivalent to 4-5 cups of coffee, took 9.5 months longer to get pregnant.
Natural supplements. As mentioned above, in my online practice, I am able to create a personalized wellness plan for someone based on their specific needs, including fertility. The importance of following personalized recommendations is crucial to effectively address your wellness concerns regardless of what they may be. For more information, click here.
Overall, they are many different factors that contribute to one's infertility, but there are things you can do to help. I hope these tips help you on your journey of wellness and fertility. And if you’d like a more personalized approach to your infertility concerns, be sure to click here to get started today.
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