From research, 1 out of 6 couples in developing countries is suffering from infertility problem, and the question some people have been prodding is why are there still rising incidences of infertility issues in spite of all the drugs the biotechnology companies are making?
The reality is that drug manufacturers are not focused on finding “the lasting remedy” to infertility problems but are rather pre-occupied with launching more orthodox drugs that only treats symptoms while increasing their investors’ bottom-line.
This is exactly why there is a growing increase of health-conscious and wellness practitioners in Nigeria and they have taken up the responsibility on enlightening the general public over these challenges and the healthy practices they should adopt to help couples become fertile; conceive and stay pregnant without allowing orthodox drugs and other synthetic products rule over their lives.
Fertility Problems Arising from Modern-Day Lifestyle and Poor Food Choices…
Drawing from my personal experience as a certified fertility therapist, I have noticed that 90% reasons why many couples are battling infertility issues, such as:
- Ovarian cyst
- Lack of ovulation
- Hormonal imbalance
- Irregular cycles
- Thyroid diseases
- Unexplained infertility
- Low sperm count and mobility etc.
are all commonly due to nutritional deficiencies; bad lifestyle habits like alcohol intake, cigarette smoking, coffee consumption, canned foods and packaged fruits juices consumption; use of harmful plastics, bleaching creams etc. which many research have clearly found to be responsible for lowering fertility and resulting to lack of conception.
Here are The 5 Top Ways You Can Supercharge Your Fertility:
1. Focus On Eating Healthy Diets:
Foods make up the entire body system, such as your ovarian cells, blood cells, tissues and hormones etc. This is why it’s very important you focus on healthy diets as you are preparing to conceive.
Sadly, nowadays many adults are so much in a hurry and can barely make out time to eat natural foods or prepare healthy meals that will add nutritional values to their body for improved health.
People would rather buy processed and canned foods from Fast food restaurant on their way to work and have it fast!
And this has become a fad in our today’s society, which is the harbinger of many infertility issues couples are currently battling with.
2. Avoid Alcohol:
Alcohol is a “no-no” if you are trying to conceive or planning to start a family. It depletes your eggs and drastically reduces its quality. As for men, alcohol does lower sperm cells and has been attributed to as a major cause of male infertility.
One finding reports that women who take alcoholic beverages more than 5 times weekly have a higher chance of having miscarriages in their early trimesters.
3. Avoid Xenohormones:
Xenohormones are simply things you get from eating modern-day diets that have a lot of additives, preservatives, sweeteners loaded into them which are mere chemicals and toxins that mess up your health and immunity resulting to hormonal imbalances and infertility problems.
A woman with extreme buildup of xenohormones in her body from the use of synthetic/body care products, after a long haul of using these products, their consequence often result to reproductive health issues like irregular periods, menstrual cramps and hormones imbalances which will be difficult to correct using orthodox drugs unless these fertility-harming chemicals are flush out away from the body by doing natural detoxification.
The same thing with the man, eating a lot of processed meals and smoking cigarettes load up the body with toxins and lowers the immunity and sperm cells mobility.
For an effective detox treatment to flush out “xenohormones” and other fertility-harming chemical toxins mentioned above.
4. Take Omega 3 Fatty Acids:
The reproductive system and organs are coordinated by chemical messengers which enables your vagina, womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries to function and communicate together for conception. This chemical messengers is known as hormones, in which without them there won’t be any childbirth or even sexual arousal.
Hormones need to be balanced so they can carry out their functions such as inducing ovulation, sperm cells production and labour initiation.
One natural way to ensure that you always have your hormones readily produced by your body is by eating “healthy good fats” (monounsaturated fatty acids) such as OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS. It will support your reproductive health and ensure you get adequate supply of hormones. Here are the food sources:
- Soy beans (roasted)
- Chia seeds
- Canola oil
- Cod liver oil
- Salmon fish oil
5. Take Fertility-boosting Herbal Supplements and Superfoods:
Superfoods are powerful antioxidants that you get from certain fruits and vegetables. They help to protect your eggs from harmful chemicals known as free radicals.
On the other hand, Herbs too are extremely good form of medicine, as old as planet earth in which virtually all modern drugs are derived from.
In the past, doctors were biased towards prescribing herbal supplements, but the great results herbal supplements are producing in the area of fertility and chronic health issues have led to more investments in herbal remedies.
However, before taking herbs it’s important you check for NAFDAC approval and also work with a practitioner for the right prescription if you want to improve your fertility and enhance egg quality.
Examples of effective fertility-boosting herbs and superfoods recommended which you can try:
- Red raspberry
- Milk thistle
- Red clover
- Vitamin A, D, C and K
Taking these fertility-boosting superfoods and remedies will greatly enhance your reproductive wellness; improve your egg quality thereby increasing your chances of conceiving naturally, while not forgetting that you also should avoid unhealthy diets that will rather take away from your health such as processed foods, use of plastics to store foods and synthetic body care products loaded with fertility-harming toxins.
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