Water Tastes Boring! Does My Coffee Count Towards Hydration?

“Does the Water in My Coffee Count?”

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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.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

“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.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

Which Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Nuts and Seeds Should I eat on my fertility plan?

“Don’t wait until you’re pregnant to improve your eating habits. What’s good for your future baby is the same diet that’s good for making the baby in the first place. Healthy conception, healthy pregnancy, healthy baby – healthy diet is critical at every stage!”

This is the advice we give to all our fertility clients.

As it happens, the healthiest pregnancy diet is not different from a natural fertility diet.

When trying to conceive, pay attention to getting more whole foods into your daily diet. Creating a healthy baby demands the same conditions as conception, pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding. Men and women both follow the same fertility diet principles. Food and fertility are intimately linked.

A diet that is 80% raw food, along with some healthy organic meat and dairy choices works best.

Nutritional deficiencies can cause menstrual irregularities in women, and lower sperm count in men. The fertility of both men and women depends on the bioavailability of essential nutrients, such as zinc, magnesium, vitamin C, E, and folic acid.

What are the best plant-based foods to help with your natural fertility?

  • Dark leafy greens like spinach, romaine, arugula, and broccoli are high in folate, and B vitamins. Studies have shown they improve ovulation and sperm count. Men who get higher doses of folate make healthier sperm, potentially reducing the chances of miscarriage or genetic problems in the baby.
  • Pumpkin Seeds are high in non-heme iron, the type of iron found in certain plant food and iron-fortified foods. One study found that women who regularly took an iron supplement (which is non-heme iron) were 40 percent less likely to have trouble getting pregnant than those who didn’t take iron. Toast pumpkin seeds in the oven for a crunchy (and fertility-boosting) snack.
  • Whole grains prepared in the traditional ways – methods of pre-soaking and sprouting grains activate all the healthy benefits of grains, while minimizing their negative effects.
  • Beans! That magical food. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health looked at nearly 19,000 female nurses who were actively trying to get pregnant and found that infertility was 39 percent more likely in women with the highest intake of animal protein. But women who ate a lot of plant protein were substantially less likely to have trouble trying to conceive. So throw garbanzo beans into a salad, or make a vegetarian chili. Don’t like beans? Lentils, tofu, natto, tempeh, miso and nuts are good plant-based proteins as well.
  • Acai, Goji, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries are fertility superfoods. Compared to other fruit, they are low-glycemic, anti-inflammatory, and of benefit to every step of getting pregnant. They promote timely ovulation and healthy eggs, and the lining of the uterus healthy and strong. They are high in vitamin C and magnesium, beneficial for male fertility and testosterone production.
  • Nuts (and seeds) are some of the most nutrient dense and delicious foods on earth. They are an important part of fertility nutrition 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. This includes a growing baby in its mother’s womb. The amino acids that make up protein are the building blocks of the body’s cells, including those of your baby. Protein is also an excellent source of energy. Almonds, and walnuts are two of the highest sources of protein from nuts.

 

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.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

Calcium and Magnesium for Fertility

Minerals are the scaffolding of your being. Think of it like the framework of a well-constructed house. If the walls, roof and basement are sound, you will be able to live a safe, happy healthy life inside your home. It’s the same for a babe wanting to take up residence inside you. Your superstructure is literally held together by minerals.

Two of the most important minerals to be cognizant of are magnesium and calcium. ‘Cal/Mag’ helps fortify your robust, boney shell. They’re instrumental to other conception-related function, as well:

Magnesium:

  • Fertility depends on healthy levels of magnesium. Address any deficiency before conception. It is also crucial for maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Plummeting blood sugar is a symptom of low magnesium. It causes the nausea and vomiting of the dreaded morning sickness.

Calcium:

  • Calcium is a vital ingredient in triggering the growth process in embryos. The more calcium in the surrounding fluid, the better.
  • The healthy female reproductive tract needs to be rich in minerals, especially calcium. One reason an alkaline environment is so essential to fertility is in what it does to the sperm. When it’s time to penetrate the egg, the sperm makes an abrupt shift from its slow, steady swim pattern. Its tail now uses a whip-cracking snap to thrust itself into the egg! Absorbing calcium is one of the main minerals that allows this change.

Natural fertility and conception are dependent on calcium and magnesium. The foundation for a natural fertility plan is a mineral-rich, alkaline system. You need this if your goal is to have a birth announcement in nine months time.

 

This topic is further explored in Chapter 7 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

Honey… I’m pregnant!

Are you looking to put more “honey” into your honeymoon? The word ‘honeymoon’ comes from an Anglo-Saxon fertility ritual. Newlyweds would take honey every day for a month to increase fertility. It also helped to maintain ‘bedroom performance’! Its sweet, sticky, sensual qualities speak to its aphrodisiacal properties.

Astarte was the ancient Semite goddess of sexuality, fertility, maternity, love and war. They attributed the presence of honey to her. Even the Old Testament refers to the fertile Promised Land as ‘the land of milk and honey’.

Modern research supports these ancient claims for honey. It’s a multivitamin tonic, with antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Regular doses of honey improves physical strength, boosts your immune system, and reduce mental stress. It also helps you to make a baby.

Honey is rich in minerals, amino acids and can assist in ovarian and sperm functioning. It’s also rich in vitamin B, necessary for the production of testosterone. Studies have shown that honey increases the level of testosterone in the body.

Nitric oxide is a hormone involved in opening blood vessels, necessary for erections. A good dose of honey (about a hundred grams) can increase nitric oxide levels in the blood by 50%.

Pollen is a key component of honey. It stimulates ovarian function, helping women who are trying to conceive. Bee pollen is often a supplement used in successful fertility plans.

So how does it work? Well, Bee pollen is a mixture of bee saliva, plant nectar and flower pollen. It is rich in minerals such as copper, potassium, sodium and zinc and 24 others. Bee pollen contains at least 20 of the 22 known amino acids. A rich source of minerals is essential for fertility and conception.

Fertility benefits of pollen:

  • It contains natural hormonal substances that stimulate and nourish the reproductive system.
  • Increase sexual stamina and endurance.
  • Improve sexual dysfunction caused by prostatic disorders.
  • Stimulate ovarian function and increase the biological value of the egg.
  • Eases symptoms associated with PMS.

Pollen isn’t the only component of honey beneficial to reproductive health. Propolis and royal jelly also have beneficial properties.

Propolis Information and Benefits

Bees build and protect their hives with bee propolis mixed with wax. Propolis contains a wide variety of nutrients including flavonoids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. It acts as a hormone stabilizer. It also stimulates sexual potency in both men and women.

Royal Jelly for Fertility

Royal jelly is rich in B vitamins, enzymes, hormones and amino acids. It assists in the treatment of PMS, menopause, infertility and impotence. It is also used as a hormone balancer as well as for improving sexual performance.

Preparation

You can consume honey alone, in herbal tea or dissolved in warm cow’s or nut milk, like coconut or almond.

Administration

Men can eat two tablespoons of honey (or dissolved in warm cow’s or nut milk or herbal tea) every night before bed. Women can eat half a teaspoon of honey with a hint of cinnamon before bedtime every night.

You’ll find royal jelly and propolis at your local health food store. Choose ‘unpasteurized’ honey to get its full benefits.

 

This topic is further expanded in Step 3 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

What does fertility taste like?

Zinc is an essential nutrient for the reproductive system of both men and women. It is an essential component of both sperm and eggs. It is central to many factors of fertility and reproduction.

Did you know that zinc deficiency is widespread? Do you recall our previous discussion on minerals and nutrient density? Following that general dietary advice will help with your zinc levels.

You can test your zinc levels yourself using a “zinc tally” test. It is a liquid supplement that you “taste test” to see your zinc levels. That is, if you taste nothing when you put some in your mouth, then you are extremely zinc deficient. The opposite response of disgust, and wanting to spit it out is a good sign. It means your zinc levels are sufficient. This is your taste buds telling you if you need it or not, based on your primal attraction or repulsion response.

If you are low, then you can add more zinc-rich foods to your diet (see the list below). Retest over time to make sure your levels are improving. In more extreme deficiencies, you may need a zinc supplement.

For women, zinc contributes to regular ovulation. For men, it’s necessary for semen and testosterone production. The National Institute of Health recommends that men receive a daily intake of 11 mg of zinc and women take 8 mg.

The foods highest in zinc:

  • Calves liver
  • Oysters
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Venison
  • Sesame seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Yogurt
  • Turkey
  • Green peas
  • Shrimp

Healthy nutrition always revolves around the same underlying principles. Whole, processed, unrefined foods are always the beginning and end of a healthy diet. Avoid “white salt” (as we mentioned in chapter 2), “white sugar”, and all other processed and refined foods. Be wary of any attempt at improving on nature.

 

This topic is further expanded in Step 3 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

Which Sweeteners Should I Use on my Natural Fertility Plan?

Sugar may contribute to infertility?! That’s right – sugar may lead to infertility, or worsen pre-existing issues. Most sweeteners cause acidity and disrupt hormones. Not what you want when you’re trying to promote your fertility. Refined sugar is one of the most acid producing foods you can consume!

Cakes, cookies, cocktails, wine, fudge, candies; the list goes on. So why even care – are we not supposed to enjoy ourselves and indulge a little? If you’re struggling with fertility issues, consider looking for sugar alternatives. Refined white sugars are bad news for fertility.

It is important to avoid:

  • white table sugar
  • white flour
  • white corn (including corn syrup)
  • white rice
  • high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS).  It’s in most pre-packaged foods at the supermarket
  • all artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame, Splenda, Xylitol, and Sorbitol
  • alcohol

Sugar Creates Hormone Disruption

The above ingredients break down quickly by the body. In turn, this raises your insulin levels too quickly. How does this affect men and women’s hormone levels? This quick spike in sugar levels creates a ‘high’ in your body that lasts from 15-30 minutes. After that, your sugar levels plummet, leaving the body drained and exhausted. This creates a ‘fight or flight’ reaction in the body. Over time, the adrenal glands become stressed.

Your adrenal gland takes the sudden drop in sugar levels as a signal. It releases cortisol and adrenaline in an attempt to replenish sugar levels. Your adrenal glands weaken over time in this stress response cycle. This leads to sluggish adrenals, and in turn, hormonal imbalance.

Not enough hormones are being produced or released. It becomes the best game of ‘broken telephone’ you’ve ever seen. It disrupts hormone levels and rhythms throughout the entire endocrine system. This includes crucial fertility hormones of estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and testosterone. Men and women are BOTH affected in their fertility.

Insulin Resistance

The pancreas secretes insulin to convert the sugar in your blood to energy in your cells. Over-consumption of sugary foods requires the pancreas to release more and more insulin. Over time, continued release of too much insulin may create insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance disrupts normal ovulation. It prevents ovulation and can limit the maturation process of the egg. It may also disrupt the ability of the egg to implant in the uterus after conception. It increases the likelihood of miscarriage 4-5 times. It is also a key factor for PCOS.

Yeast Overgrowth

A yeast infection may not be a direct cause of infertility, but can hinder the sperm’s ability to reach the egg. An acidic vaginal environment can also cause pain during sexual intercourse.

PMS

Too much sugar consumption may cause hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia contributes to PMS, or makes it worse.

Lowered Immunity

Research has shown that 1 tablespoon of sugar can lower your immunity for up to 4 hours at a time. No wonder we get so sick in the winter holiday party season! Lowered immunity means that you are more susceptible to infections of all kinds. This includes yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, and also sexually transmitted diseases. These will all affect your fertility.

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency

A continuous insulin and cortisol cycle chews through your vitamin and mineral stores. B vitamins (especially B6), vitamin E, magnesium, and copper are the first targets. There’s a link between low levels of vitamin E and miscarriage.

Organic fruits are a source of healthy sugars. Natural sweeteners (raw honey, maple syrup, and raw can sugar) are OK in moderation. Even so, an excess of sweetener – even natural – will contribute to everything discussed above.

We’ve seen many of our patients conceive after switching to a no-sugar keto or paleo approach. Coincidence? We think not.

 

This topic is further expanded in Step 3 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

Soak your nuts to get pregnant faster!

All kidding aside. Did you know that nuts are not ready to eat unless you soak them first? If you buy packaged nuts (roasted and salted), they’re in a dormant state. Same goes for raw nuts. That is to say that their enzymes have not yet been activated.

Nutrition isn’t simply the static mineral or vitamin component in a food. It’s actually living, organic energy that needs to be in its proper state for us to access the nutrition. Without their enzymes activated, nuts can be difficult to break down and assimilate.

You know how porcupines have quills to defend themselves? Or how an opossum plays dead if threatened? Nuts have their defense mechanism, too. It’s called phytic acid. It’s there to repel predators. That includes you.

The only way to remove phytic acid is to soak your nuts before eating them.

Phytic acid binds to essential minerals in your gastrointestinal tract.  This includes calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc. This inhibits your gut’s capacity to break the nut down properly. It can show up as undigested bits in your stool the next day.

What does all of this have to do with your capacity to conceive? Reproduction is a function of taking excess life energy, and channeling it into creating new life. If your resources are being taxed, baby-making gets bumped way down the biological priority list.

Soaking Steps 101

  • Get a glass jar
  • Fill the jar with a cup of good quality, organic nuts.
  • Cover the nuts with pH balanced spring water.
  • Let soak for 4 – 12 hours depending on the type of nut (don’t worry, we’ll get to that in a second).
  • Discard the water and give them a really good rinse.

Note:  Be sure to store them in the refrigerator or consume them within 24 hours. You can also dry them in a dehydrator. You can even make them into nut milk or crackers.

Nut Milk Recipe

Take soaked nuts and whizz them up in your blender with 4 cups of water. Add a dash of vanilla, salt and a tablespoon of maple syrup. Strain the milk through cheesecloth, reserving the pulp for crackers (recipe below). Refrigerate and enjoy as a base in your smoothies or simply as a healthy beverage. Best of all is that it doesn’t contain the inflammation-causing carrageenan (thickener) found in most store-bought nut milks.

Grain and Gluten Free Nutty Crackers

Mix the nut pulp in a bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil, an egg and a dash of salt, flax seeds, chia seeds, rosemary, savoury, taco seasoning, cumin or any other herb or herbal blend that you love. Drop onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until desired crispiness. Enjoy with almond butter or hummus.

Soaking and Dehydrating Instructions

Almonds: soak for 12 hours, dehydrate for 15 hours.

Brazil nuts: soak for 12 hours, dehydrate for 18 hours.

Cashews: soak for 6 hours, dehydrate for 15 hours.

Hazelnuts: soak for 8 hours, dehydrate for 12 hours.

Macadamia nuts: soak for 4 hours, dehydrate for 12 hours.

Pecans: soak for 8 hours, dehydrate for 12 hours.

Pine nuts: soak for 8 hours, dehydrate for 12 hours.

Walnuts: soak for 8 hours, dehydrate for 12 hours

 

This topic is further expanded in Step 3 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

What Sources of Iodine Are Best For Me?

Iodine is an essential nutrient. It’s one of the “who’s who” nutrients that’s behind almost every healthy function in your body. If we believed in panaceas, this would be near the top of our list. The key point is that your body cannot produce it. It can only be ingested from your diet.

Iodine is an essential fertility nutrient. Your thyroid gland can’t function without it. If your thyroid is off, it will bring down your hormonal health. When your hormonal rhythms are off-kilter, the fertility process can stall. Your fertility plan must include enough dietary sources of iodine (see below), or supplements when necessary.

What are the signs of iodine deficiency? You may feel fatigued or cold. You may even catch multiple colds. Your metabolism could be off and your weight may spike up or down without changing your diet. Memory loss and depression can also be present. All of this points to a possible iodine deficiency, which is a red flag for fertility.

At one point in the early 20th century, the practice of adding iodine to commercial salt began. This was to combat the rising public health problem of goiter. A better solution would have been to leave the iodine (and all minerals) in natural salt in the first place. Frankenstein never turns out the way that the scientist had hoped.

Stripping salt of its minerals, and then re-adding iodine makes for gross dietary imbalances. On this note, try to avoid all foods in the grocery store with the word “fortified” on their label. Bread, milk, and orange juice are common examples. The word “fortified” is another way of saying “we’re trying to put back some of the good stuff we took out”.

Iodine helps regulate ovulation. It is also behind the basic functions of cell division and growth. If you followed iodine through the body, you’d find that it’s connected to every single fertility factor. This is the reason we pay special attention to this nutrient for natural fertility. You can’t be successful trying to conceive when it’s deficient.

Natural Food Sources High in Iodine Include:

  • Sea vegetables, such as kelp, dulse, nori, arame, hiziki, kombu, and wakame.
  • Saltwater fish – cod, sea bass, haddock, and perch.
  • Dairy and dairy products (yogurt) – Choose full-fat, raw, organic, grass-fed.
  • Eggs.
  • Navy beans.
  • Replace your iodized table salt with a real salt, such as sea salt or Himalayan crystal salt.

Other Foods With Moderate Amounts of Iodine:

  • Onions.
  • Mushrooms.
  • Lettuces.
  • Spinach.
  • Green peppers.
  • Pineapple.
  • Cantaloupe.
  • Strawberries.
  • Peanut.
  • Whole Wheat.
  • Cranberries.
  • Baked potato with peel.
  • Shrimp.
  • Turkey breast.
  • Tuna.

[NOTE : iodine levels as well as all nutrients tend to be more abundant in organically grown foods.]

Do I have enough Iodine?

How can you tell if you have enough iodine? The “iodine skin patch test” is an easy way to check at home. Buy a bottle of potassium iodide from the “first aid” section at the pharmacy. Paint a one-inch square on your inner arm or inner thigh. It is a very distinct color  — a kind of orangey-brown. Track how many hours it takes to completely fade and disappear from your skin.

If you have enough iodine, then the color patch will take over 24 hours to fade. In our experience, most patients’ patches disappear much sooner. Iodine deficiency is quite widespread. A body hungry for iodine will absorb the patch as fast as it can. Then it fades completely within only a handful of hours.

You can also take an iodine supplement in addition to the foods listed above. We recommend nascent iodine – the most absorbable form. Start with the recommended dose on the label, and periodically retest with a skin patch.

 

This topic is further expanded in Step 3 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

“First things first” – How Can Sequential Eating Help My Hydration?

What if there were a way to improve your hydration without drinking more water?

There’s an easy way to do this. It comes from a concept called “sequential eating” discovered by Dr. Stanley Bass. It’s based on the understanding of how food forms layers inside your stomach. Think Tetris, but played with a knife and fork.

Your digestive system uses a different enzyme for each food item. It has an easier time with like items grouped together. Layers of food digest better than a jumble of everything all mixed together. It’s a basic efficiency factor for digestion.

“Guess who made each of the bottle” by Chad Rosenthal https://flic.kr/p/69DGCU

The basic approach is to sequence your eating from the least to most dense. Start with liquids at the beginning of the meal, and then increase the food density one layer at a time.

You’re already familiar with this pattern. The typical restaurant service always begins with a drink order. Then something of low density — soup or salad. An appetizer may follow (which is getting a little more dense, or less liquid). Finally, you’re served the dense main course.

This follows the sequential eating idea. This instinctual cultural wisdom is now explainable by Dr. Bass’ research.

Drinking during the meal is usually the biggest habit to break. It disturbs the density sequence. Retrain your habits to only drink before and between meals. Twenty minutes before each meal is the perfect time to have a glass or two of water. This primes your system with the digestive fluids it needs.

Sequential eating improves your hydration AND your nutrition. You get more value out of the diet you’re already consuming. This one simple technique improves two important fertility factors. You don’t even have to change any of your diet – only the sequence in which you eat it.

Improvements in hydration prevent overeating tendencies. Hunger and cravings are often thirst in disguise. It will also help to re-balance your pH levels.

This topic is further expanded in Step 4 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About