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Healthtalks ep 4. Get yourself fertile. My top 5 tips to fertility.

Today on healthtalks, I talk fertility.

You need to know THIS.
Fertility doesn’t mean babies. Fertility is simply healthy reproductive function.

In this weeks segment, I’ve summed up my top 5 (ok 6, because I like to talk) tips to fertility PLUS I share a really easy, quick and delicious cook up from my e-book – Fertilise Yourself – you can grab it here as either an e-book OR the i-book.

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Fertility certainly isn’t just about the babies. Fertility is the ability to conceive. I’d like you to think of it as an extension of your health. It sums up overall wellness, because if you are fertile, you can bet your bottom dollar your body systems are doing an ok job of things. So, before you run off faster than you can say ‘fertility’, you might want to take a look see as to how you can have yourself firing on all cylinders with some simple pointers and take a step in improving your reproductive health.

Your body is a clever machine. When life is taking it’s toll, your reproductive organs are the first to have the switch flicked off because, you don’t need them to work, for the rest of your body to function. BUT to be healthy, we need overall wellness and so, this is another segment you won’t want to miss.

Reproductive wellness includes those with diagnosed conditions too – think Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, thyroid troubles and hormone imbalance. These conditions are clear signals that your body needs your help, to make specific decisions in your diet and lifestyle to make things better. These conditions are very treatable, and such treatments start with you.

Jess and I are on the couch knitting through these tips but before you race off to put the advice into action (thank me later boys), stick around to watch Sam and I get busy in the kitchen!

So go on then! Check it out here:

Thanks for stopping by! Please share this post with your friends, like it and if you feel like saying something about it, don’t be shy! Nat x

 

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10 Responses to “Healthtalks ep 4. Get yourself fertile. My top 5 tips to fertility.”

  1. Bec

    You ladies are doing an amazing job! So informative and you can see the passion for your topics. Keep it coming! Hugs x

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  2. m.e (cathie)

    wonderful tips Nat! thanks for sharing your passion x

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  3. Liz

    Hi Nat,

    What sort of water filter do you recommend to filter out those nasties?

    🙂

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    • admin

      I like bench top jugs like brits or bobble – they do a great job at filtering. You can also get filtering systems that are installed at the mains – this means the entire house benefits!

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  4. Michelle

    It’s really amazing how your diet and lifestyle can affect your reproductive wellness. Even if you have conditions such as PCOS or endometriosis, you can actually “improve” them by making certain modifications in your lifestyle. I just hope more women can learn from this.

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  5. Stephanie

    Healthtalks are my favorite! Love everything you’ve been putting out. Keep up the great work ladies. Great reminders about achieving optimal fertility. Thanks Nat!

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  6. Mrs G

    “Fertility certainly isn’t just about the babies. Fertility is the ability to conceive. I’d like you to think of it as an extension of your health. It sums up overall wellness, because if you are fertile, you can bet your bottom dollar your body systems are doing an ok job of things. ”

    I have to say that I do not totally agree with this affirmation.

    Some women are not healthy and still they manage to give birth to (relatively) healthy babies: women living in unsanitary conditions, women who are obese or undernourished, women who smoke, drink and use drugs, women malnourished because an unhealthy diet, women experiencing high levels of stress because of war, violence, etc.

    I’m none of all this, I’m in good health except for PCOS and still I’m infertile. If fertility is the mirror of your health those women should be infertile as well since their physical and mental health is doubtless worse than mine. And I never took the pill.

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    • admin

      Thanks for your feed back Mrs G. I understand what you are saying however, the factors that you have mentioned will absolutely affect fertility. In most of these cases, when such women fall pregnant, it isn’t necessarily out of a desire to be.

      PCOS is the indication that things aren’t working optimally within. There is always a good reason as to why conception can be difficult, and it doesn’t necessarily mean you are infertile but it is about finding somebody to help you to look hard enough at what is going on. So for this reason, the above statement is very real. Fertility isn’t about babies. It is about health. If there is something standing in the way of this (i.e. endo or PCOS) then it absolutely must be addressed to move forward.

      You are right – women from all walks of life fall pregnant, mostly when they aren’t focusing on falling pregnant. Stress is a huge contributor too.

      As I said, it is all about finding out why. I’m sorry for your struggles. If I can help in anyway – you know I am here.

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      • Mrs G

        Thx for your reply!

        Well, since a while I’m trying to solve my problem with a combination of Western medicine (clomid) and psychotherapy over my anxiety and improving my diet plus homeophaty. It takes time.

        I would love if you write a blog post over facial hair, a symptom of PCOS. I’ve had them since I was 14 or so. Not pleasant, but I never cared much for my physical apperance. I had laser treatment which helped but the problem is still there. The only “remedy” I found so far (by trial and error) is to not eat pork or any kind of processed meat, since they aggravated the problem.

        I’m sure I’m not the only one with this problem and many would benefit from your insight.

        Thx a lot.

  7. Margs

    Loved this segment. Thanks Nat. I will be trying that recipe over the weekend.

    I have endometriosis and had my son via IVF. I have been trying for the past 3 years to have another baby (naturally no IVF). I have no feelings of endo and my specialist has scanned me a couple of times and I have no cysts. My diet is beyond clean and I see Ruth Trickey for treatments. Still no baby.

    Any other suggestions welcomed! I do not want to do IVF again.

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