Acubalance Fertility Diet

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as polycystic ovary disease (PCOD) affects five to ten percent of women in North America and is the leading cause of ovulatory based infertility. Women with PCOS have high levels of male hormones (androgens) which interfere with the normal production of female...
Endometriosis Active endometriosis linked to poor egg quality.  Herbal reserach shows promise to improve egg quality.   Endometriosis, affects 10 – 15 percent of women between the ages of 24 and 40 years of age. The triad of symptoms include dysmenorrhea (pain during menses); dysparenunia (pain with...
Chapter 3: Fine Tuning for Special Conditions More info on specific disease conditions and diet guidelines.
Chapter 2: The Fertility Food Guide Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Michael Pollan, author The simplicity of Michael Pollan’s dietary message goes right to the heart of the fertility diet. The recommendations for a fertility diet are summarized in The Fertility Food Guide. This food guide gives guidelines as to minimum...
Cellular Inflammation & Fertility Each day our body works beautifully to keep us healthy. We even have a built-in detox system. If we take good care of ourselves through diet, exercise, stress management and a clean environment, the body ages naturally and we retain our energy, vitality and health as we age. However, in the real...
Environmental Toxins The Nurses’ Health Study did not look at the relationship between fertility and toxins in the diet or the environment, however numerous other studies have shown that exposure to dioxins, PCBs, mercury and other chemicals does negatively affect fertility. Optimal health for all of us, including...
Body Weight The Nurses’ Health Study found that weighing too much or too little can interrupt normal menstrual cycles and throw off ovulation or stop it altogether. There is a wide range of body shapes and sizes that can be healthy and the number on the scale is not that relevant as a measure of health. Body...
Vitamins & Minerals High quality food is always the best source of nutrients. Supplements can be useful in fine tuning a healthy diet and providing extra support for fertility. Supplementation is individual, depending on your diet, lifestyle, heredity and health goals. Multi-Vitamin/Minerals The Nurses’ Health Study...
Dairy Products Revised Dairy (March 2009) Dairy The Harvard Nurses' Health Study found that women who ate low fat dairy products were less likely to get pregnant. The study showed that eating full fat dairy products, on the other hand, was associated with an increased chance of getting pregnant. This led...
Proteins   Findings from the Nurses' Health Study indicate that getting more protein from plants and less from animals is an important step towards fertility. Women in the study with the highest protein intake (115 g/day) were 41 percent more likely to have reported problems with ovulatory infertility...