I recently went from vegetarian, to nondairy vegetarian, to vegan, and I LOVE it. I am reading The Kind Diet now. I also love this website and all the tips! So here is a question: a dear friend, who is an omnivore but very vegan- and kind-friendly, is unable to get pregnant, a year after a miscarriage. Does anyone have any kind tips to increase fertility?
I suffer from infertility, and although i am very very new to trying to go vegan myself(whitch i highly reccomemd your frienmd does) The fats,excess hormones in meat are in no way promoting fertility) I think i may have some tips and ideas worth sharing. I have always been very into natural care so hear are things i have learned upon investigating things of such. She should try to be active and keep her body fit however i would reccomend yoga, its strengthing but also very calming not at all harish or intense.Theyeven offer yoga targeted just for infertility( i have heard great things about yoga for infertility from brenda strong(aka mary alice from desprate housewives). Along with this i would ask her to look into her diet (perhaps a food journal for a week or so and tak a look at what and when she is eating. Water is one of those things that is so so much but cant be said enough the body needs to be nourished and hydrated. OBvoiusly sugar,caffine,proscessed flour and things of this such i would not be eating if she is ttc or planning to. Much of the ideas in the kind diet are great for ttc and during pregnancy. Fruits,veggies,whole grains and beans you really cant go wrong:) Many studies are50/50 about soy and its affects on fertility especially for women that already suffer from things such as thyroid problems or pcos.One school of thought is that soy containing estrogene may be good for pcos as the soty based estrogen will cling to the bodies natural estrogen thus making it more productive and efficient.The second school of thought is that any addition of hormones to the body( soy isoflaves or not) may have a negative affect on the bodies already strained capabilities to process its own hormones. So keeping with the idea that itsbetter to besafe than sorry i would say try to avoid it, however with being vegan especially for dairy it is hard but if she could limit her consuption of these products andjust keep away from soy based meat replacements she may be fine and maybe even see improvement in fertility signs ( ther is that 50/50 chance of improvement with soy) such as CM(cervical mucus, better folicle stimulation and even regular menstration and ovulation.There are also herbs she may be willing to try such as evening primrose or vitex.(strongly sugest you still contact a docor before starting a herbal regimen). There is fertility massage as well that is suppose to aid in the relase of ovarian cyst or any blockage if done correctly over time.Please google these herbs,therapies and do plenty of research.I hope this helps i wish your friend all the luck in the world and hope she recives her bundle of joy no matter what path she chooses to follow.
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