Food Can Influence your Ability to Conceive

by Guiomar Campbell TCM, Dipl Sh. RN

Can what you eat affect your ability to conceive?

The answer is yes!

“Food and love are inseparable pairs” Food comes in many shapes and colors, different taste and nature. Food can bring you joy and refresh your memories. It is also said that food in in the shape or sexual organs are known to stimulate fertility.

Food affect your ability to conceive and your ability to stay healthy and fertile. You can boost your chances of conceiving and of having a healthy baby  if you eat a healthy and balanced diet.

It is also important to understand your biological rhythm and your constitution, and choose foods that are good for you. We need to be educated on all the healthy choices available to us so we can leave our lives fully.

One of the major problem women have these days is the ability to know  their body type as well as to understand their menstrual cycles and when they are ovulating.

Knowing your body type is essential to understanding yourself and knowing about when you are ovulating means knowing when you are fertile.

Women are often physically, mentally and emotionally depleted with constrained energy in their bodies. This stagnant energy or Qi creates blockages in their pelvis creating conditions such as irregular and painful period or polycystic ovaries.

All these factors create stress and disruption of their natural biological rhythms.

Why are some of us women so depleted in energy?

Because of our nurturing, nourishing and carrying nature. we are naturally givers but we forget to give to ourselves, therefore we become poor receivers. Not only poor receivers of emotional nourishment but poor receivers of love and food. Mental stress also plays a big roll on women’s fertility.

There is an increased number of women in the workforce although it can be very positive experience, the amount of pressure required of so many women is causing a great deal of stress which in result weakens their reproductive system.

One of the most affected area is the diet.  Very often I hear  women asking me: “What kind of food is good for me”? “I don’t have time to cook”, or “where can I find nutritious food”?

Few steps you can take to balance your diet

Very simple, educate yourself on your diet Find out what kind of food  is the best for you. Buy locally grown, organic food.

Than start creating a list of super foods that you like, super snacks that you can have when you rushing between appointments, or even learn simple easy to make recipes that will help you on those busy days.

We also need to learn about our bodies, our menstrual period and most importantly how to recognize our ovulation signs not only to conceive but also to keep us in control of our cycles.
What you really need to know about your ovulation signs is to recognize signals your body is giving you every month.

Start by observing your cervical fluid. Before ovulation its consistency is tacky,  than it becomes moist, changing to creamy white and lastly egg-white, which is the perfect environment for sperms to swim and to live for up to 5 days. Moist sensation at the vulva 10 days after the period initiates the fertile days.

Than observe your body temperature. It is cooler before ovulation and warmer after ovulation due to the action of hormones. Remember to check it everyday and keep a temperature chart on your bedside table.

Foods listed below not only helps to nourishes the Sp, the blood and the yin energy.
but are also well known for regulating the production of cervical mucus, ovulation as well as  healthy hormones.

Fertility foods

- Onions, Figs and oysters are known to stimulate fertility. They are rich in minerals such as calcium and magnesium which will help to strengthen your blood.
- Olive oil, Avocado is another good vegetable source of saturated fats which are essential for healthy hormone functioning.
Nuts, seeds, flax seed oil and hempseed oil are all powerful antioxidants.
- Quinoa, oats, brown rice, are complex carbohydrates and full of energy. It also contains Vitamin B and E which helps to balance hormones and produces healthy sperm and ova.
Leafy greens and red clover herbs are rich in calcium and magnesium. It helps to minimize breast tenderness.

 

What are scientists saying

- Raw cacao. According to David Wolf author of “Sun Diet” raw cacao is extremely high in Magnesium which has been found to be the most common deficient major mineral even following a balanced diet. It is also High in anti-oxidant 14 times more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine and 21 times more than green tea.

- Aloe vera - It aids in detoxifying and also cleanses liver, kidney and colon.

According to David R. Friedman, chiropractor and Naturopathic doctor and writer, Aloe Vera stimulates cell growth and tissue healing.   It has 20 of 22 amino acids including 8 essential nutrients.  It is an excellent source of vitamin B12.
It contains several healing compounds including natural steroids, antibiotic agents, amino acids, minerals and enzymes.

- Seaweeds such as nori, dulce, arami or kelp are known to be nutritionally dense plants as they have access to all the nutrients in the ocean. According to researches, they can contain up to 10 times more calcium than milk and eight times as much as beef.

When you find out what is actually going on inside you, and make healthy choices to nurture your female nature you will no longer be bound by society’s notions of what you should be doing, saying, thinking, and feeling. It will allow your energy to flow freely and with abundance

For more information email guiomar@lotusartswellness.com

This information is intended to educate the public on other alternative approaches to health and not to cure diseases. Please consult your Doctor if you need any help.

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