More of what you can do to boost fertility....
· Avoid estrogen based foods like soya products, they can affect male fertility and occasionally disrupt female hormone levels
· Avoid mercury, which is found in fish like swordfish and tuna. It can also be found in high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) which is used in many processed products - mercury can affect the nervous system
· Avoid junk and processed food - they tend to be low in vitamins and minerals
· Switch to environmentally friendly cleaning products - modern cleaning products maybe affecting your fertility
· Avoid plastic products that contain Bisphenol A (BPA) - in October 2010 Canada declared this chemical to be a health hazard
· Stop smoking - smoking can also affect fertility in both men and women
· Avoid alcohol -this can also have a negative effect on your fertility
· Grow your own fruit and vegetables - there is nothing like eating something straight out of the garden
· To counteract overall pollution and unavoidable environmental toxins, take a multi-vitamin supplement -choose one particularly designed for pre-conception care. Zinc, Vitamins B, C, E are also very important for your male partner to help improve sperm quality and levels
Something in our modern lifestyle is affecting our fertility, so it's worth making these small adjustments in your diet and lifestyle just while you are trying to get pregnant. It's certainly easier than having invasive fertility treatment.
Even if you are considering or are already having fertility treatment, improving your diet and avoiding these environmental pollutants may help the treatment to be more effective.
There is an old saying "You are what you eat" - what are you eating?