Fertility Weight Loss
I get this question at least weekly in clinic and since it’s a pretty hot topic and we haven’t blogged about it in quite a few years, I thought I would shed some light and include some more up to date information and studies. The first thing we need to do is separate the facts for men and women.
No one diet plan works for everyone. But one thing you can’t argue with is that stabilized blood sugar (avoiding extreme highs and lows) is crucial for health. It is also undeniable that processed sugars and refined carbohydrates should be limited.
For the majority of my patients' diet plays a big role in their success. What we eat on a day to day basis plays a massive role in our overall health. The old saying "we are what we eat" is one that I do believe. If we eat food low in nutrients, high in calories and toxins then our body isn't able to perform as it wants. If we are eating foods that support our bodies needs it will be able to function optimally. Our body needs more than calories and research supports how the quality of food is imperative to our health.
The holidays are known for a diet that tanks our health and swells our midsections. The good news is one of the common foods served can boost our fertility. The mini cabbage takes the cake for couples trying to conceive. Both men and women will see improvements to their chances of conception by eating brussel sprouts and here's why!
Rich in Folic Acid
In parts 1 and 2 of this thyroid series, we’ve seen that the thyroid gland is often touted as the most important hormonal gland because thyroid hormone affects literally every cell in the human body. It can either make you feel healthy, vital, and fertile, or it can make you feel like your body is falling apart. We’ve learned that there is more to thyroid hormone testing than getting a TSH and calling it a day, and now it’s time to shift focus onto how you can support proper thyroid hormone production.
I posted a photo of these beauties on my Instagram and Facebook accounts this week, and got so many requests for the recipe that I thought I’d share.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching (sorry, not sorry – I love the fall!), it is almost automatic that I find myself frequently taking mental note of the things in my life that I am grateful for. Of course, the big things come to mind easily – love, relationships, career, nature – but then as I continue to make my mental list, I am reminded of lazy Sunday mornings, sipping coffee, reading books, cozy breakfasts and long walks with the puppy.
I’ve been in a real plant-based diet phase lately. It’s so satisfying to look down at my table and see a pallet of colour and texture. I rediscovered a meal recently that I used to make all the time, but got out of the habit.