A common misconception is that age determines your fertility. Recent studies indicate that it is not age, but the health of your eggs and sperm that really matters.
Having more control over any fertility issues involves becoming more educated about the various dietary and lifestyle factors that affect your health.
Herbal medicines and specific nutritional supplements can improve fertility outcomes.
A survey by Foresight, the Association for Pre-conceptual care in the UK demonstrated an astounding success rate of 81% of conceptions among couples previously diagnosed as infertile. A second survey between 1997 and 1999 also showed that combining preconception health care with IVF doubled the IVF success rate from 22.6% to 47.1%.
A healthy, highly nutritious, whole food diet is essential to provide your body with the building blocks needed to produce healthy eggs and sperm in order to create a healthy baby.
Studies now indicate that one couple in six are having difficulty conceiving.
Stress also affects many of the hormonal systems required for healthy eggs and sperm, ovulation, conception and foetal growth. Stress alters oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone production, it imbalances blood sugar balance which in turn adversely affects your sex hormones. Stress can also alter thyroid function which may affect a womens ability to conceive and maintain a pregnancy.
Immune function The consequences of poor immune function may be even more far reaching as it can impair detoxification, digestive function and circulation, which may also alter your fertility state.
Men often get overlooked in the preconception stages. Recent research indicates that the fathers sperm is more likely to affect conception and the babys health. The quality of the sperm is more important than the quantity. The most important nutrients men need for healthy sperm include zinc, protein, antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
Even though pain and mood swings are considered normal in some women they are not healthy. Many symptoms of PMT are due to inadequate level of progesterone, blood sugar irregularities, inflammation and poor thyroid function, poor nutrient intake and toxins. The most important nutrients women need for a healthy menstrual cycle include vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
I like to approach to reproductive health in a holistic way, focusing on preconception care to maximise the potential for a healthy conception, pregnancy, and baby.
Herbal remedies, vitamin and mineral supplements essential for fertility and advice about eating healthy and nutritional foods to support fertility.
Support for those undergoing IVF fertility treatments.
Herbal treatment for Metabolic Syndrome.
Herbal treatment for PMS, Endometriosis, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, and Recurrent Miscarriage.
Herbal treatment for Low libido, Sperm Count (volume, motility, morphology)
Herbal treatment and support when no medical reason can be found to explain the inability to conceive.
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