Diet & Fertility

If you are having issues with fertility, please read my posts on Acupuncture & Ivf and how you can increase your chances by up to 60% with Acupuncture, Herbs alone. The following is a guide only to what can help from a Diet point of view

Avoid – Excess Dairy Products (Inability to Digest), processed foods, sugar, crisps, fizzy drinks, deep fried foods, take aways.

Supplements – Zinc, Calcium, Iron, Selenium, Manganese, Potassium, Folic Acid, probiotics

Body Weight – No diets during e.g. Ivf. Weight gain/loss of 10% can reduce ovulatory/fertility.

Sleep – 8-9 Hours of uninterrupted sleep.

Coffee –Slows down rate of conception, increases miscarriage

Nicotine – Up to 30% reduced rate of conception.

Alcohol – Slows down rate of conception, increases miscarriage.

Start day with glass of luke warm water with lemon

Exercise – Walking, Swimming, Yoga, Pilates

Mediterranean Diet – Increases up to 40%

This list is one of the most important you will ever read for your general health/fertility.

Antioxidants

Vitamin C – Berries, Citrus fruits, leafy green veg.

Vitamin E – Nuts, Seeds.

Co-enzyme Q10 – (Organic) Beef, Chicken, Pork, Salmon, Trout, Broccoli, Oranges.

Selenium – Lamb, Turkey, Cod, Halibut, Sardines, Salmon, Tuna, Brazil Nuts.

N-actylcysteine – Chicken, Duck, Pork, Turkey, Broccoli, Onions, Red Peppers.

Lycopene – Grapefruit, Tomatoes, Watermelon

Zinc – Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Spinach, Oysters, Nuts

Hydration – Drink up to 2 litres per day.

Green Tea

 

Male Sperm

Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus, B12, Vit C+D, Omega 3

Vitamin D = Motility

Zinc/Omega 3 = Quality, Quantity

This is a guide only, but combining a multi-disciplined approach by incorporating your Diet, Acupuncture, Herbs, Hypnotherapy and your weekly Acugraph Assessment, you can see your chances of conception improving.

 

David qualified in Chinese Medicine in 2004 and is a member of the Acupuncture Council Of Ireland.

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