Enhancing Fertility

Fertility can be significantly impacted (either positively or negatively) by nutrition, lifestyle, and toxic exposure.  There are many beneficial ways to improve hormone balance and fertility in natural ways – nourishing food, acupuncture, reducing stress, and decreasing toxin load.

Even with the great advances in medicine, infertility and miscarriages are not uncommon.  We have to ask, why?  Is it a normal phenomenon?  Certainly some miscarriages are a natural protective mechanism of life.  However, many scientific studies show environmental toxins have a measurable effect on fertility and rates of miscarriage.   We now have more toxins in our environment than anytime in history.  Plastics are endocrine disruptors and can cause infertility by unbalancing women’s hormones.  Many environmental toxins are known to cause injury to fetuses – leading to increased miscarriages.

While most women understand the importance of avoiding toxins during pregnancy, many are unaware of the danger of past exposure to toxins.  These past exposures (when unable to be detoxified) are stored in the body.  These toxins then stay in the system, are stored in the fat, and can circulate through the blood stream influencing hormonal balance and having contact with the delicate fetus.

Nutrient deficiencies can also be associated with infertility.  As Americans, we often believe we do not suffer from malnutrition or nutritional deficiencies.  This is not true.  Much of our food is stripped of nutrients during processing or grown in unhealthy soil, (as well as loaded with chemical additives).  When there are not enough nutrients to support the mother and baby through pregnancy, the body's intelligent design protects the mother by reducing fertility until carrying the baby can be done healthfully and safely.  Depending on the health and dieting history of the mother (being over or underweight, a history of eating disorders, low nutrient reserves, etc.), a woman may see very beneficial results in fertility from improving her diet.

For more information, see:

  1. Boosting nutrient reserves
  2. Improving digestion and intestinal terrain, and
  3. Detoxifying heavy metals and toxins (BEFORE conception only. Never detox while pregnant or breastfeeding)


Learn all the essentials in Julie's Nutrition for Pregnancy class.


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