Magnesium is so important to fertility for both men and women and yet so many of us don't get enough in our daily diet. It is a major stress and anxiety reducer and improves sleep. For women, it prevents spasms in the fallopian tubes, helps with egg fertilization, implantation, blood flow in the uterus and … Continue reading Delicious Magnesium Rich Smoothie
DHA for sperm health
Lead Researcher from the University of Illinois found that the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) is critical for the formation of the acrosome, or part of the head of the sperm that contains the enzymes used to penetrate the ovum. Why not add more DHA rich foods to your DH’s diet!? Such as salmon, … Continue reading DHA for sperm health
Delicious Date Night Dessert!
A delicious and date night worthy sugar stabilizing dessert (that doesn’t need baking): Dark Chocolate-Dipped Fruit Skewers.You’ll need: 6 ounces dark chocolate (at least 85% cocoa)Assorted fruit, ie: apples, cherries, pineapple (why let strawberries have all the fun!)A pack of skewers or toothpicks (no messy fingers, yay!)Wax paper 1) Put a small pot of water … Continue reading Delicious Date Night Dessert!
Are you on a tired-and-wired, caffeine-->sugar-->crash cycle, and you know it? Yep, the struggle against the temptation towards “fake energy” you get from caffeine and sugar is VERY real, and constant. The good news…Knowing it’s fake energy (like Pill periods are “fake” periods) is your first step towards reversing the caffeine-sugar crash cycle! Having more … Continue reading Fake Energy
5 Grab and Go Slow carbs
There are so many options for providing a slow-release dose of carbs to give your cells - ovarian and all - a steady dose of glucose energy, insulin willing. Here are 5 Grab and go Slow carbs to get you through:Carrots -🥕 They are a non-starchy, low GI vegetable that will not spike your blood … Continue reading 5 Grab and Go Slow carbs
PCOS, Insulin Resistance and what you need to know
In pre-diabetic, insulin resistant conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), insulin receptors all over the body - including in the ovaries - are resistant to the turn of the insulin “key” that lets glucose into the “door” of the cell membrane. Result: Glucose energy can’t get into the cell. The cell is tired. You are … Continue reading PCOS, Insulin Resistance and what you need to know
Body Fat for Fertility
A goal of dieting is often to reduce body fat. However, experts in human reproduction have known for several decades that women need a certain amount of body fat in order to achieve the hormonal balance required for regular ovulation. Changes to a woman’s body composition (i.e. percent muscle mass and percent fat mass) can … Continue reading Body Fat for Fertility
Having more nutrient-dense vs nutrient-depleting beverage options to keep you company at your desk, in your car, or wherever you feel you need a pick-me-up drink may be the game changer for kissing the caffeine-sugar crash cycle good-bye. Here are a few simple suggestions:- Soda replacement: Fizzy without the Flux (blood sugar fluctuations from high-fructose … Continue reading Healing Beverages
Ovaries need Glucose Energy
Like many other vital organs, our ovaries have insulin receptors on them. (Yes, your ovaries ought to be considered vital, like your brain, heart and lungs!!) This is because your ovaries need lots of glucose energy to ovulate. Insulin receptors bind to insulin, which is the “key” that lets glucose into the “door” of the … Continue reading Ovaries need Glucose Energy