We are often asked this question and many of our clients visit our retreats or Joanne’s colonic hydrotherapy clinic to aid their fertility journey.
A lot of things can disrupt our hormone system, but the key is bringing it back into balance. Here are just a few things you can try to boost your fertility and bring your body back into balance.
Having a clean balanced diet, free from processed foods that includes protein, iron, zinc, vitamin C and vitamin D can naturally boost fertility. Deficiencies in these food sources have been linked to lengthened menstrual cycles (therefore less frequent ovulation). See our list of fertility super foods;
Tomatoes. Packed full of a nutrient called lycopene, which has been found to boost sperm count by up to 70% and increase swimming speed. Two brilliant reasons to encourage your partner to include more tomatoes in his diet.
Almonds. Just a handful of almonds a day can boost your man’s sperm health. They contain vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps to protect the DNA in both sperm and eggs. Plus, it’s thought to increase sperm production.
Bananas. A banana should be your go-to mid-morning snack if you’re trying for a baby. Each one is packed with vitamin B6, which regulates the hormones and is needed for good egg and sperm development.
Asparagus. Delicious roasted and teamed with egg or popped in a salad, is easy to add into your meals – and well worth doing, too. It’s filled with folic acid, which has been found to reduce the risk of ovulation issues.
Citrus fruits. Lemons, oranges and limes – they’re all packed with Vitamin C, which improve sperm quality and stop them clumping together.
Brussel Sprouts. This festive food may not be everyone’s favourite vegetable, but it’s packed with fertility boosting properties. They contain folic acid, great for improving fertility, and are filled with vitamins and nutrients that help women absorb balanced levels of oestrogen and help the body get rid of excess hormones. Griddle or roast yours with a little oil and garlic.
Carrots. Filled with carotenoids that give carrots their colour, this veg is ideal for boosting your conception chances. Research has found that carotenoids help sperm swim towards an egg, improving sperm performance by up to eight per cent.
Oysters. As well as being famous for being an aphrodisiac, oysters are bursting with zinc, which is crucial for conception. If you’re lacking in zinc, your menstrual cycle might be interrupted, slowing down the release of your eggs.
Dark Chocolate. You shouldn’t be as hard pressed to encourage your man to up his chocolate intake, but make sure it’s high in cocoa levels. It contains amino acid that has been proven to double sperm and semen volume and is also filled with antioxidants, which defend against free radicals and toxins linked to male infertility.
Eggs. Eggs contain vitamin D, thought to help increase fertility levels in women. Plus, they’re a pretty healthy breakfast option to add into your day.
Mackerel. This fish should definitely be your friend when trying for a baby. It’s bursting with fatty acids that help keep your reproductive system strong and your partner’s cholesterol levels low, allowing his sperm to mature properly.
Sunflower Seeds. Packed with zinc, the most important mineral for male and female fertility, sunflower seeds are great for getting your body in baby-making mode.
Garlic. Garlic is a great conception booster for men. It contains allicin, which improves blood flow to his sexual organs and protects sperm from damage, and selenium, an antioxidant that improves sperm quality.
Chicken. Protein is really important for your egg production – and gram for gram chicken is a great source. But hold off on that Atkins diet while trying to conceive, as high-protein diets aren’t advised pre-pregnancy.
Your digestive health is very important when trying to conceive, you make changes to your diet to improve your fertility but if your base state of digestive health is not good you could still have a build-up of toxins in the body hindering your chances of conception. A course of colonic hydrotherapy teamed with a juice cleanse is a fantastic reset button to get you on the right track and ensure your body is peak condition to absorb these wonderful nutrients you are feeding it! You will rest the digestive system, rid the body of toxins and waste build up from the colon and fuel your body with super-nutrients and antioxidant packed juices. Whilst caring for your digestive health, we can tailor a plan to you to help you boost your fertility, as we have successfully with many other clients, offering diet, supplement and mind-set advice.
Your mindset is key to boosting your fertility. Stress promotes stress and it is even more important to keep emotionally balanced whilst trying to conceive. Try practicing mindfulness either on your own or by joining a class. Meditate, clear the air in your home using crystals such as salt lamps and invest time in yourself. Studies have shown that treatments such as acupuncture and Chinese cupping is very effective in promoting relaxation whilst stimulating key organs.
If you would like to talk to us more about how we can help you boost fertility naturally, contact us at email@example.com we wish you the best of luck in your journey.
Kendal & Joanne