Natural Treatment to Promote Fertility

Can there be a link between diet and fertility? 2.1 million, approximately 7.4 percent of married women between the ages of 15 to 44 in the United States of America have trouble getting pregnant or carrying a baby full term, says the Center For Disease Control and Prevention.  These women suffer infertility for a number of reasonpregnancy (39939)s but most doctors will tell you the reason is “unknown.”  More and more experts realize that there is a direct connection between diet and fertility and that the increased number of infertile men and women can be traced to what they eat and what they do not eat. 

Approximately 25 percent of all couples trying to conceive will successfully do so within the first month by having regular intercourse.  The other 80 percent of all couples will successfully conceive within a year.  A small percentage, about four or five percent will conceive naturally after a year. However, there are those that do not conceive after a reasonable amount of unprotected regular intercourse. These couples are considered infertile and often look for alternative means of getting pregant.  If you have been trying to conceive for more than a year with no success, try re-assessing your diet.  A barren, mineral deficient body cannot produce life.

Studies that Provide a Link Between Diet and Fertility

According to the book “Alternative Guidelines for Improving Conception: Natural Treatments for Infertility,” by Karen Bradstreet, M.H., a researcher from the American Health Foundation in New York found a very strong link between nutrition and fertility.  In the 1970’s Dr. Hill studied the hormone levels of the women of the Bantu African tribe before they switched to a Western diet and after their switch to a Western diet.  When assessing the post-Western diet hormone levels of these African women, Dr. Hill noticed a sharp decrease. A study in the 1950’s by Cornell University researchers showed that 91 of 100 women who had a history of spontaneous abortions, carried their baby to term by taking large doses of bioflavonoids with vitamin C throughout their pregnancy.

According to her study and research, Karen Bradstreet outlined a list of do’s and don’t to help increase your chances of getting pregnant.


The list of Do’s and Don’ts

Dietary Do’s

  • Dong Quai
  • Red Raspberry
  • Black Cohosh
  • Alfalfa
  • Kelp
  • Ho Shou Wu
  • False Unicorn
  • Damiana
  • Wild Yam
  • Blessed Thistle
  • Liquid Chlorophyll
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Astragalus
  • Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex)
  • Siberian Ginseng
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Pumpkin Seed
  • Bee Pollen
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin C
  • Bioflavonoids
  • B-Complex Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Selenium

Dietary Don’ts

  • Tobacco
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Environmental and Workplace hazards
  • Heavy Metal
  • Food Additives

Always check with your doctor before you starting any supplements.  The best way to get the proper nutrition is to eat the proper foods that contain the essential vitamins and minerals. Therefore, a complete dietary change may be in order depending on what you are eating now.  Choose the best vitamins, FertilAid for Women: Female Fertility Supplement">herbs and supplements that work for you in order to achieve your goal. The point is to feed your body with the proper nutrition on a daily basis-and do so even before you start trying to get pregnant. Again, let us remember that a barren and nutritional deficient body cannot produce life, so your objective is to eliminate the bad and feed your body what it needs so it can heal itself.



Resources and References

Fertility Aids for Men and Women">Fertility Aids for Men and Women

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Fast Stats

Alternative Guidelines for Improving Conception: Natural Treatments for Infertility; Karen Bradstreet, M.H., 1997


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