Infertility is an incredibly frustrating and stressful process that affects more people than you can expect. In fact, over 6 million pairs in the United States (or 1 in 6) experience infertility, which is defined as if it can not get pregnant after a year or more of unprotected sex – and that number is not likely to fall shortly.
The sad part, infertility is rarely considered holistic – and much of the focus remains on the reproductive system. I have so many friends who go through IVF, IUI or other forms of fertility treatment without the support of their team about which supplements to take (outside prenatal), which foods eat or follow the level of vitamins and inflammation. This can often lead to unsuccessful outcomes if a woman is still under chronic stress, a hormone suppressed, malnourished or burned.
Good news: As a functional dieticist, I discovered that diet and nutrition can significantly affect your inflammation and hormones, essentially by pressing the button to reset your body's fertility.
During my career, I spent a lot of time in creating protocols for autoimmune diseases, metabolic syndrome, weight loss, digestive disorders and diseases, and balancing female hormones (focusing on PCOS); and I used the ketogenic diet in practice to help reduce inflammation and help restore the intestine, balance blood sugar, manage diabetes, and lose body fat. However, just when I began to experience infertility, I began to explore how these antiinflammatory, intestinal restoration and metabolic effects can affect fertility and healthy conception.
In fact, for the first six years of using a ketogenic kid as a tool in my clinic, I did not think that I was "needed" to go keto alone, because my blood sugar was balanced, I was not overweight, and I was not chronically ignited. But after seeing what looked like a 50th "infertile" client, I got pregnant after I completed the ketosis protocol (I think all the pregnancies around you are trying to start!), I decided to explore and explore the mechanisms of action . Spoiler: Now I have a 3 year old daughter – so it's unnecessary to say, and I did it!