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Video: Fertility Tips – Healthy Digestion for Fertility

Video: Fertility Tips – Healthy Digestion for Fertility

Fertility Tips - Healthy Digestion for Fertility

Digestive health is important for optimal health and overall fertility wellness. Find out how to begin supporting your digestive health today. This is a tip important for anyone, male or female, who is trying to conceive. This video was shared live on Periscope! Download the Periscope App to get notifications of my live broadcasts!

The main areas to focus on when preparing for conception are:
– eating a clean Fertility Diet
– taking herbs and supplements
– using mind/body therapies to reduce stress
– practicing natural therapies to improve circulation

What is important to understand is that the body is only able to benefit from improving each of these areas if you have a healthy digestive system. If you have poor digestion, you won’t be absorbing nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals from the nutritious foods you’ve been eating, or the supplements you’ve been taking.

Think about your digestion. How can you answer these question, “I ate and now…

  • how do I feel? (energized, nourished, tired, bloated, etc.)
  • do I have gas?
  • how many times have I gone to the bathroom today?

The goal in eating healthy and taking supplements each day is to flood the blood with nutrients to supply eggs and sperm with the material they need, the healthiest DNA possible, to pass on to become your future child.

Steps to focus on to increase digestion:

1. Eating whole foods. Whole foods provide fiber, are generally alkaline, and eliminate consumption of mostly processed foods.

2. Chew your food. Chewing stimulates digestive enzymes starting in the mouth and breaks down food to help digestion.

3. Eat fiber. Fiber helps the body to eliminate excess hormones, supports digestion, and feeds probiotic bacteria (the good bacteria in the gut).

4. Take a probiotic. Probiotics are the good bacteria in the digestive tract that help the GI tract keep the whole body healthy.

5. Use herbal bitters. Bitters taken before, during or after a meal stimulate the digestive system, enzymes and bile, the fluids we need to properly digest our food.

Resources mentioned in this video:
Fertilica DIM Complete
Urban Moonshine (bitters)

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Hethir Rodriguez - Certified Herbalist, Nutritionist, Birth Doula

Hethir Rodriguez is the Founder and President of Natural Fertility Info.com. She has been a Certified Herbalist for over 19 years, holds a Bachelors degree (BS) in Nutrition Sciences and is a Certified Birth Doula and Massage Therapist specializing in fertility massage. Since founding Natural Fertility Info.com in 2007, Hethir’s research, articles, and guides have been read by over 40,000,000 people, currently averaging at over 1,000,000+ readers per month.  Hethir has dedicated her life to helping provide a source for high quality, research based information and support for those on their journey to becoming parents.

Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN

Dr. Traxler is a University-trained obstetrician/gynecologist, working with patients in Minnesota for over 20 years. She is a professional medical writer; having authored multiple books on pregnancy and childbirth; textbooks and coursework for medical students and other healthcare providers; and has written over 1000 articles on medical, health, and wellness topics.  Dr. Traxler attended the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences and University of Minnesota Medical School,  earning a degree in biochemistry with summa cum laude honors in 1981,  and receiving her Medical Doctorate degree (MD) in 1986.

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  1. Thank you so much for posting this article. It just goes to show that the reason for my husband’s low morphology issues is most likely, directly related to his Crohn’s disease. Of course, the doctor immediately says it is a genetic issue and there’s nothing we can do about it. However, if he isn’t obtaining the nutrients he needs to, it very well can affect his sperm – don’t ya think?! We are trying everything with diet, exercise, acupuncture and the best kinds of supplements to improve this situation. Hoping and praying for our miracle babies AND for complete healing for my husband!!

    • Hi Jessica!

      I agree! We have a gut health article posting tomorrow, October 11, 2017, so watch for that for more tips.

      My very best to you and your husband!

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