Nutrients

Fat…are you getting enough?

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 in Nutrients

Fat…are you getting enough?

You need to be eating fat.  Yes, you read it right!  You need good quality fats in your diet every day.  Essential Fatty Acids, which can only be derived from your diet or through supplementation, help balance hormones and help fuel the sperm on its journey to the egg. Research has shown that 90% of women of child-bearing age are not getting enough omega-3s in their diet which are essential for optimum fertility. Fat also stores the important vitamins A, D, E and K, which all have a role to play in your fertility and provides protection for our organs as well as being a great energy source....

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How Antioxidants can help your fertility

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 in Blog, Nutrients

How Antioxidants can help your fertility

You’ve probably heard antioxidants can help fertility; they’re great for helping to stop or lessen cell damage caused by free-radicals; these are the bad guys produced by radiation, air pollutants, pesticides, cigarettes, medications, alcohol, fried foods, and many other industrial and household chemicals.  Our body also makes some to defend against viruses and the like. Antioxidants may help boost your chances of getting pregnant by enhancing the quality of your eggs and promoting ovulation and improving the maturation and motility of sperm. So here’s a list of foods high...

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Fats for Fertility

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 in Blog, Food, Nutrients

Fats for Fertility

Why you need to eat fats for fertility to improve your chances of getting pregnant and the health of your future baby. Click here to find out more

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Foods to max your fertility

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 in Blog, Food, Nutrients

Foods to max your fertility

Foods to max YOUR Fertility Yep, foods to max your fertility do exist and are nothing fancy.  The less toxic food you feed your body, the greater the amount of nutrients your body has to help improve the viability of your egg or sperm. So here’s some easy tips: Eat fresh and local foods, preferably organic Eat seasonally as this is eating in line with nature Eat good, quality fats such as nuts and avocados but avoid trans-fats or rancid oils Avoid processed, packaged foods which are nutrient-poor and a possible source of trans-fats Avoid fast-foods, as they are also often a source of...

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When folic acid might be doing more harm than good in your body

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 in Blog, Nutrients

When folic acid might be doing more harm than good in your body

When folic acid might be doing more harm than good in your body. You probably know that 1 of the most important vitamins you both need for fertility is “folic acid”.  However, what you might not know, is that due to a gene mutation not everyone can utilise the folic acid found in common prenatal supplements and high-street multi-vitamins.  In fact, this form of folic acid could be hindering your chances of falling pregnant. The gene in question is the MTHFR gene which controls how well your body makes the activated form of folate; if this gene is being expressed (as either C677T or A1298C)...

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