It is the era of food intolerances, but are we really becoming more intolerant or are we just following a fad? Topping the list is the king of the food intolerances- gluten.
Exhausted, irritable, overwhelmed with life?
These can all be signs of becoming burnt out or also under chronic adrenal stress. The common naturopathic term for this is ‘Adrenal Fatigue’, but we have a new fancy name called Hypothalamus- Pituitary- Adrenal Axis Dysregulation aka HPA Axis Dysregulation. Hmmm sexy isn’t it..
"Deciding to have a baby is a HUGE life decision, infact the biggest of them all. There is no selling the baby if you don’t like it, swapping for a different one, etc so it is very important that both parents-to-be are happy and comfortable with the decision. This is a big part of preconception, as I believe if one person is not fully on board with the idea of having a baby, this can greatly affect your chances of conceiving. Making a baby is a complete body, mind and spirit experience and if someone’s heart is not all in..."
Male fertility rates are rapidly declining. In 1940 the average male at a sperm count of 113 million/ ml of semen. Today a count of 20 million/ ml is considered normal!! Although counts above 40 million/ ml have better pregnancy rates.
Sperm morphology (which is essentially how many normal shaped sperm there are per sample), have dropped from a normal level of 40% to just 4% considered normal! Once again, a very scary statistic
Thankfully we also have some wonderful nutrients to support men’s fertility
Your nutrition and health has been shown to directly impact on the baby and getting this right can prevent conditions such as insulin resistance, obesity, autism, and other cognitive conditions. These are the nutrients that are most important in the preconception period for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
The preconception period is one the most important stages of your future baby’s health as both parents are setting up their baby’s DNA for life. Essentially inside an egg and sperm cell is the DNA or we could think of as blueprint, that will be joined together to create your baby. Dietary and lifestyle choices during the preconception period can influence this DNA for better, or worse.