Women who followed a combination of five or more lifestyle factors, including changing specific aspects of their diets, experienced more than 80 percent less relative risk of infertility due to ovulatory disorders compared to women who engaged in none of the factors, according to a paper published in the November 1, 2007, issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
The study was led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and did not examine risk associated with other kinds of infertility, such as low sperm count in men.
“The key message of this paper is that making the right dietary choices and including the right amount of physical activity in your daily life may make a large difference in your probability of becoming fertile if you are experiencing problems with ovulation,”
It is great to see research being performed on the effects of diet and lifestyle on fertility and ovulation. The results are not surprising to me at all, but refreshing. Once again an 80% success rate using a natural approach…
There are three areas included in this study where if you made lifestyle shifts now could make a big difference in your fertility.
Diet/nutrition:Eat a whole foods diet with emphasis on organic, fresh foods. Take a multivitamin…
Stress: Have a stress reducing “practice” in your life such as exercise, meditation or yoga. Learn more about the effects of stress in this article.
Exercise: Exercising every day makes for a healthy body in general…
All of these factors are not new news. They work because they help to bring the body back into balance, where your fertility is abundant.