Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes that food is an essential foundation for balanced energy.The food you eat, the air you breath, the water you drink, the rest you have, the work you do, the love you recieve, the thoughts you think all contribute to who you are.
Nutrition and Fertility can be a Woman’s main source for daily balance. You eat everyday, why not take a bit of extra time to be kind to yourself and choose foods that nourish you, rather than expend energy trying to eliminate "foods" that hinder you.
When looking at foods, we consider the source and how your body is fit to metaloblize the food.
What Foods Enhance Fertility?
Iron requirements for the loss of blood during menstruation are key. Iron rich foods are meat, fish and poultry, tahini, black strap molasses and raisins. Other non-animal sources of iron are best absorbed along with some vitamin C such as piece of fruit or vegetableand legumes.
Licorice Tea helps to smooth the digestionand helps detoxify your liver which will help with constipation and your body metabolize excess hormones such as Estrogen and Progesterone. .
Vitamin B6 helps to regulate reproductive hormones.Foods high in B6 are: Tuna, Salmon, Potatoes, Spinach, Sunflower Seeds.
Fish and Flax oils are crucial for brain development and also helps hormone related aches and pains
Avoid caffeine, reduce your intake of coffee, chocolate and tea before and during menstruation. This will help with cysts, PMS symptoms and cramping.
Vitamin A and C for sperm health. Foods that contain A are red peppers, carrots, apricots. Foods that contain C are asparagus, cooked tomatoes, strawberries.
Are You Absorbing Your Nutrients?
In Chinese Medicine your Spleen and Stomach are responsible for taking in your foods, transforming and transpoting the nutrients. If you have used antibiotics, excess alcohol, over processed foods, Birth Control, raw vegetables, you digestive system may be comprimised and this will hinder the way you absorb foods.
Symptoms of digestive imbalances are:
Loose Bowel Movements • Constipation • Bloating
Joint Pain • Headaches • Cysts • Insomnia
Here at Fertile Way we will spend time evaluating each individual inorder make specific food and nutrient recommendations.
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