Nuts and Seeds for Fertility

Nuts and seeds are some of the most nutrient dense and delicious foods on earth. They are an important part of fertility nutrition, pregnancy nutrition, and beyond, because they supply the body with ample fiber, protein, minerals and essential fatty acids. Proteins are required for building and repair of the body’s tissues in general, and baby-making in particular. The amino acids that make up protein are the building blocks of the body’s cells, and is also an excellent source of energy.

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You’ll need to know how to consume and store nuts and seeds for fertility health. All nuts and seeds should be consumed in their raw form, or as close to raw as possible, to ensure all nutrients stay intact. Essential fatty acids and zinc are especially sensitive to heat and can be destroyed when heated.

Nuts and seeds with the highest content of protein (per ounce) :

  • Peanuts 6.7 g
  • Sunflower seeds 6 g
  • Flax Seeds 6 g
  • Almonds 6 g
  • Sesame seeds 5 g
  • Walnuts 4 g

How Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid supports fertility:

  • Regulate hormones.
  • Increase cervical mucous production.
  • Promote ovulation and improve the quality of the uterus by increasing the blood flow to the reproductive organs.
  • It helps to regulate the inflammatory response, thereby aiding fertility issues such as endometriosis, PCOS, and uterine fibroids.
  • It’s important for proper sperm production.
  • In pregnancy, omega-3 EFA can help support proper nervous system and brain development.

The best nuts and seeds for omega 3 are:

  • Walnuts – 1/4 cup = 2,270mg
  • Flax seeds – 2 Tbs = 3,510mg
  • Hemp seeds – 3 Tbs = 3,000mg
  • Chia seeds – 1Tbs = 2,300mg

Zinc

  • Zinc works with more than 300 different enzymes in the body to keep it running smoothly. It is important for fertility because it plays an important role in proper development of ova and sperm, hormonal balance, prevention of chromosomal defects, and prevention of recurrent miscarriage.

The best nuts and seeds for zinc are:

  • Pumpkin – 1/4 cup = 2.7mg
  • Sesame – 1/4 cup =2.8mg

Vitamin E

  • This vitamin is essential to fertility. In fact, the chemical name for the most active form of vitamin alpha-tocopherol comes from the work tokos which means “offspring,” and phero, which means “to bear”. So in order to bear children, you must have adequate levels of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which has been shown to be supportive of nerve cells, red blood cells, the liver and the immune system.

The best nuts and seeds for vitamin E are:

  • Sunflower Seeds – 1/4 cup = 18.10mg
  • Almonds – 1/4 cup = 8.97mg

How to Get the Most Out of Your Nuts and Seeds

  • Eat nuts and seeds that are organic and raw (see more below if you are sensitive to raw nuts).
  • Purchase nuts still in their shell.
  • Choose raw nut and seed butters or make your own.
  • Grind small fresh seeds like flax, chia, sesame to get the full benefits. That’s because small seeds usually pass through the digestive tract undigested.
  • Sprout raw nuts to help your body to digest them.
  • Make your own nut and seed milks.
  • Purchase nuts & seeds that have been stored in the refrigerated section of the store. This is more common in health foods stores.
  • For longer-term storage, keep in an airtight glass container in the fridge or freezer.

What to Avoid:

  • Avoid roasted nuts and seeds, especially those roasted in oil. Nuts roasted in oil may be high in free radicals, which damages cellular health. Dry roasted is better, but raw or sprouted is best.
  • Avoid salted nuts and seeds, unless you lightly salt them right before eating. The salt for soaking in brine water is fine.
  • Avoid purchasing nuts and seeds that have been stored on the shelf. The oils go rancid quite quickly.
  • Avoid roasted nut and seed and butters made from them.

Important Note About Peanut Allergy & Pregnancy:

  • Allergies to peanuts are serious. Some studies suggest that when a pregnant woman consumes peanut products, the fetus may be exposed to peanut allergens. This means a developing baby may be at higher risk for developing a peanut allergy later in life. This is especially concerning for parents with peanut allergy. It is suggested that pregnant mothers with a family history of peanut allergy on either side of the baby’s family, should avoid eating peanut products during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

 

This topic is further explored in Step 3 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About.

You can download your free copy here.

Three Facts You Need To Know About Dental Mercury, By Amanda Just and John Kall, DMD of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)

This article has been reprinted with permission from worldmercuryproject.org.

1. All silver-colored dental fillings, also called amalgams, contain approximately 50% mercury, and dental mercury is still being used in the USA.

In 2013, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) formalized a global convention to reduce mercury usage, which includes initiatives to phase down the use of dental mercury.  The UNEP mercury convention will come into force on August 16, 2017, and as part of this effort, the European Union is taking action on dental mercury.  A new EU mercury regulation plans to prohibit the use of amalgam for vulnerable populations (pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under 15 years old) and provide for discussion about the feasibility of ending dental amalgam use in the European Union by 2030.

Prior to the 2017 ratification of UNEP’s mercury treaty, other countries had already taken protective actions against dental mercury.  For example, Norway and Sweden have banned dental amalgam, and Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Japan have reportedly limited its use to less than 5% of tooth restorations.  However, mercury fillings are still used on about 45% of direct dental restorations worldwide, including in the United States.

All silver colored dental fillings, which are still being used in the USA, contain about 50% mercury.

2. Mercury vapor is released from these fillings into the human body, and this dental mercury has been linked to health risks.

Mercury vapor is continuously emitted from dental amalgam which means that people are directly exposed to the mercury in their mouths.  The output of mercury vapor can be intensified by the number of fillings and other activities, such as chewing, teeth-grinding, and the consumption of hot liquids.  Mercury is also known to be released during the placement, replacement, and removal of dental mercury amalgam fillings.

Scientific researchers have associated this mercury in amalgam fillings with Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), antibiotic resistance, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, autoimmune disorders/immunodeficiency, cardiovascular problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, hearing loss, infertility, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and an array of other health problems. Click here to learn more about the potential health risks of dental mercury.

3. Safety measures can reduce the amount of mercury vapor released during the removal of amalgam fillings.

Some patients require the removal of silver amalgam fillings due to device failure, while others opt for the removal of silver amalgam fillings because of cosmetic purposes (white-colored fillings match the teeth better) or because they prefer to have dental fillings that do not contain mercury. However, the process of drilling out amalgam fillings liberates quantities of mercury vapor and fine particulates that can be inhaled and absorbed through the lungs, and this is potentially harmful to patients, dentists, dental workers, and their fetuses.

The application of specific safety measures can reduce the potential negative health outcomes of mercury exposure during the amalgam removal process.  It is crucial for patients to know what these safety measures are so that they can insure these practices are implemented during the removal of amalgam fillings.

These writers co-authored a chapter about the health risks of dental mercury that was published in a textbook about epigenetics from Springer in 2016.

Amanda Just, MS:  Ms. Just is the Program Director of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxiciology.  She is also a freelance writer and dental consumer who has shared her writings about the impact of dental mercury amalgam fillings with the United Nations Environment Programme, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and various NGOs.

John Kall, DMD:  Dr. Kall serves as the Chairman of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxiocology’s Board of Directors.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Past President of the KY Chapter of the AGD, a member of the Louisville Dental Society, and a member of the Kentucky Dental Association.

Why You Need ‘Living Water’ On Your Fertility Plan

Is the water you’re drinking full of life? The critical aspect to water quality is the degree to which it is ‘alive’ or ‘dead.’ We have to go back to the topic of minerals again to understand the meaning of “living” water. The highest definition we can give for cellular health is ‘a free flow of energy’. This depends on the mineral balance in the water molecules.

“black light” by David DeHetre https://flic.kr/p/8Dajhd

The words ‘hydration’ and ‘hydrogen’ share the same roots. These are ‘hydra’ (water) and ‘gen’ (generative energy). The transfer of hydrogen electrons at the cellular level is the flow of life energy. Water is the biochemical basis of life. It is identical with life itself.

This connects to our previous discussion on the pH balance of your diet and lifestyle. The term “pH” stands for “potential for hydrogen” . Your water needs to activate this potential, just as your diet and lifestyle do. This is another form of the concept of “alkalinity”, as applied to the quality of your water.

The contaminants in water create the toxicity and hormone disruption that you’d expect. Not only that, but they also kill its “aliveness.” They impede the free-flow of hydrogen ions. You could be drinking lots of water but still starving your cells of energy! In addition to drinking enough water, you need to ensure it is good quality, clean water.

We’ll be bumping into this topic again very shortly. In the meantime, stay hydrated with good quality water! It is not optional on your fertility plan.

 

This topic is further explored in Step 4 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About.

You can download your free copy here.

Which Water Should I Drink?

What is the best source of healthy water? Believe me when I say, we’ve been studying the answer to this question for the last 20 years!

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We recommend using distilled water plus a high-quality carbon filter. This ensures that there are no contaminants remaining in your water.

Distillation mimics the natural cycle of water in nature. Finally, your water should be “re-enlivened.” This means your water needs to be “infused” with life energy and alkaline properties to make it ideal for your health and ultimate conception.

To re-enliven your water after distillation, use at least one of the following:

1) Himalayan solé brine (Yes, the same one from Chapter 2). The rich mineral blend will restructure the water.

2) Create a vortex. Stir your water to create a tornado-like vortex. This gives the molecular structure of your water the freedom to reorganize itself. Then it can regroup according to its innate living form.

3) Use a product such as Dr. Willard’s “Willard Water” or “Megahydrate”. They help to increase available free hydrogen. Fresh lemon juice in water accomplishes this, as well.

Hopefully, you are as excited as we are and full of gratitude that we’re at the point where we can share with you 20 years of research most Doctors, both allopathic and alternative, don’t know about.  By following our blog posts, you can up your fertility quotient exponentially, starting with re-enlivened water.

 

This topic is further explored in Step 4 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About.

You can download your free copy here.

Sequentially Yours

[This post is from the November 2018 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Ever wonder why we peel your onion sequentially? Did you know that your shocks and traumas are what invite the roots of your chronic diseases to surface in a specific order? One patient I served called Heilkunst the most elegant system of medicine known to man or woman. We have to agree!

I used to be a financial advisor in a former incarnation. That was before my son was cured of his autism spectrum issues by this system of medicine. I could not work in a field that was governed by no principles, further marginalized by suppression or trial and error. I needed clear, realizable edicts and repeatable results. And that’s what I got over 20 years ago, when I studied to become a Heilkunst practitioner.

Heilkunst achieves this end by following a very strict methodology termed, “the law of succession of forces”.  Simply put, your disease matrices are layered like a geological dig. By going after each trauma in order, we purchase your freedom, one event after another, each 28 day appointment cycle.

In the beginning things are a little chaotic. It’s like a plane trying to right itself with a dizzying, dynamic instrument panel of spinning dials. However, by a few short months the patient does ‘straighten up and fly right’. Stripping the onion becomes much easier and predictable. The gains become so mind-blowing, often folks go well beyond just the resolution of their physical ills. Heilkunst becomes a way into consciousness and self-knowledge.

To learn more about sequential treatment, read the following blog article here.

Homeopathy Works on Warts!

 

Does homeopathy work?! You bet it does! ‘G’ had a wart on his finger for about a year… It started growing bigger and bothering him more about a month ago. Grossss.

Four weeks after starting our wart remedy from Arcanum, THIS is his finger now! No oils, no supplements… One homeopathic dropper bottle.

THIS is the system of medicine you want!

Water Tastes Boring! Does My Coffee Count Towards Hydration?

“Does the Water in My Coffee Count?”

“Impact Hub, Munich, Germany” by jgbarah https://flic.kr/p/NZqPZ5

Our patients often assume that every liquid is hydrating. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, juice  — “They contain water, right?” This assumption is dead wrong. They’re not really hydrating. In fact, some of these beverages are dehydrating.

They contain too high a concentration of TDS (total dissolved solids). This means that they do not provide the desired effect of hydration. The high concentration of TDS blocks the transfer of hydrogen ions.

Some beverages actually dehydrate you. You may be losing ground with each cup! We use the rough calculation that each cup of coffee, tea, or soft drink will take TWO cups of water just to get you back to zero. For example, if you drink two cups of coffee per day, it will take four cups of water to neutralize them. That’s four cups on top of your basic need for daily water intake!

Herbal tea, by the way, is not bad for you. It provides a combination of nutritional and medicinal benefits. Due to its TDS level, it won’t provide as much hydration as pure water.

Do you remember our previous discussion about noticing satisfaction as a guiding signal when you eat? Satisfaction is a very positive body signal that tells you when your nutritional needs have been met. “Thirst”, in a similar sense, is a danger signal. It is the signal your body sends meaning the opposite of satisfaction.

If you only “drink when you’re thirsty”, you are “red-lining” it. Your body is in a state of chronic dehydration, in that case. The sensation of thirst is not healthy, but a big warning signal. Dr. Batmanghelidj explains this in his book Your Body’s Many Cries For Water: You’re Not Sick; You’re Thirsty: Don’t Treat Thirst with Medications. Those “cries for water” are some of the earliest signs of chronic illness.

Drink, drink, drink properly pH balanced and enlivened water and you’ll help to kick your fertility struggles to the curb. As you reverse course away from cellular dehydration, your body will begin to enjoy, and even crave the taste of pure water.

 

This topic is further explored in Step of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About.

You can download your free copy here.

“Pinch Me!” (and other ways to know if you’re staying hydrated)

Diet and lifestyle are one of the pillars of a successful fertility plan. Hydration is the foundation for good diet and lifestyle. Every physiological function, and every cell in your body can’t run without water.

How much water do you need? On average women need just over two liters of water a day to maintain health. Men need closer to three. Even more if you’re exercising, or out in the sun sweating.

Pinch me! Or rather, I meant to say – do you know about the pinch test? It’s one basic way to test for proper hydration. Give a gentle pull to the skin on the back of your hand and then release.

“Pinch!” by Jinx! https://flic.kr/p/8q8EWX

Observe how fast or slow your skin goes back to a normal flush state. The faster your skin returns, the better your hydration. If it’s too slow  — drink, drink, drink!

Most of our patients tell us that they are afraid to drink this much water. They’re worried that they’ll end up in the washroom all day. This can be true, especially if you increase your water intake too fast.

It’s better to increase at a slow, steady pace. Over time, your cells will allow more water to penetrate your cells, and you’ll only need to pee a handful of times over the whole day. Imagine what it takes to soften a dried out sea sponge.

Another way to observe your level of hydration is in the color of your urine. Upon waking, your pee should be a dark yellow. That’s because you’re not hydrating during the night. By mid-morning, your urine should be a pale golden color and remain that way for the rest of the day. That’s one of the simplest ways to keep track.

Early warning signs of dehydration include weakness, excessive sweating, dizziness and confusion. Stay on top of your hydration throughout the day by keeping an eye on these two indicators.

 

This topic is further explored in Step 4 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About.

You can download your free copy here.