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

Will A Vegetarian Diet Help You Get Pregnant?

Will a vegetarian diet help you get pregnant? Yes and no … but mostly no. For fertility, we generally recommend a ‘vegetarian-style’ diet. That is, it still includes portions of healthy animal proteins. You’ll want the majority of your food to be raw and cooked vegetables. This is both for fertility as well as  other health reasons.

Fresh, organically grown vegetables are nutrient dense. Yet it’s generally not a good fertility strategy to “go all the way” into a pure vegetarian diet. Fertility and pregnancy have an essential need for animal fats and proteins.

Photo by MS-R / Michael S-R “Health” https://flic.kr/p/7eekgw

It turns out that your physiology is not as ‘modern’ as you’d like to think. It still harkens back to your paleo roots. Let’s take iron and vitamin B12 as examples. A vegetarian diet is usually quite deficient in these. Doubly so if your focus is conception, or the stages of healthy pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Iron is a difficult mineral to get in a balanced, absorbable form, other than from animal sources. I remember during both my pregnancies, I craved a bloody steak, weekly! I thought I was going back to my primal, cave-woman roots.

There’s another indirect challenge with the vegetarian diet. That is, the tendency is to eat a lot more carbs (as filler) and sugars (driven by various cravings). This is a path of LOW nutrient density and filler foods. A lack of healthy animal fats and proteins opens up a nutritional gap for this downward spiral.

Should you worry about too many saturated fats with this diet? Beware, as we’ve been sold a bill of goods known as ‘the cholesterol myth’. It was really a marketing campaign engineered by the Statin drug industry. It has wrongly steered folks away from healthy animal fats and proteins. Instead, it encourages an unhealthy abundance of carbs. It’s not fats that make you fat, it’s sugar!

Good pH balance is the number one fertility factor. A vegetarian diet pushes you in the opposite direction. At its worst, it tends towards lower density carbs and sugars and other types of cravings. It may “sound like a good idea at the time,” but is out of touch with your fertility nutrition needs.

Another hallmark of the vegetarian diet is all the soy protein substitutes. Soy burgers; soy protein powder; soy milk – you know the drill! Consider soy foods to be ‘anti-nutrition’. We’ve written more about this elsewhere.

The phytoestrogens found in soy interfere with:

  • Endocrine function (potential to cause fertility problems)
  • Reproductive issues
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Reducing the assimilation of important minerals
  • Premature puberty

It’s a hormonal nightmare! Adding this to the general issues of a vegetarian diet is an open invitation for infertility. Dr. Price’s research shows the importance of animals fats and proteins for fertility. Our clinical experience confirms this. It’s the foundation for a healthy fertility diet.

 

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

Why Soy-Based Foods Need to be Eliminated for Natural Fertility

Soy is in everything. It’s also heavily sprayed with genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). Like corn, it’s a cheap cash crop. There is nothing cheap about you, so these foods are not recommended. The other thing is that soy is a hormone disruptor for both men and women. Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!

Soybeans contain such strong anti-nutrition factors that we strongly recommend that you check all products you buy for soy additives. Avoid the following soy-based products:

  • Soy milk
  • Tofu
  • Edamame  
  • Soy-based meat substitute products

There is one exception. That is soy foods fermented using traditional methods. This won’t cause you harm and the first two are actually highly beneficial in this form.

  • Miso
  • Tempeh
  • Organic soy sauce
  • Tamari

Unfermented soy products contain phytoestrogens that are harmful to your body. They limit oxygen to your cells. Thousands of studies show the negative health consequences of soy. Dr. Kaayla Daniel’s book The Whole Soy Story highlight many of these, including:

  • Malnutrition
  • Digestive distress
  • Immune-system breakdown
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Cognitive decline
  • Heart disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Brain damage
  • Infant abnormalities
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Kidney stones
  • Immune system impairment
  • Severe, potentially fatal, food allergies
  • Reproductive disorders and impaired fertility
  • Danger during pregnancy and nursing

Did you notice that second to last item in the above list? Yes, I bet you did! Avoid soy as part of your natural fertility program. Consider letting it go permanently except, perhaps, when you’re out for Japanese food at a restaurant. They generally ferment soy properly.

 

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 Folic Acid Are Best For Fertility?

Folic acid (also known as Vitamin B9) always comes up as a topic of prenatal health. Not only is it an essential nutrient for a growing baby but also for the pre-fertility health of the parents. It is necessary for regularity of ovulation, for starters, as well as sperm health.

We usually only recommend supplements for their intended purpose. That is, to supplement a healthy diet and not replace it. We also emphasize food-based vitamins over synthetics. Your body does not recognize those manufactured pills. They’ll go from one hatch to the other (mouth to rectum). They are not absorbed very well at all. It would be more efficient to dump those into the toilet, where they’d end up anyways.

Real food and food-sourced vitamins are going to give you a whole lot more of what your body needs.

Which Foods are Rich in Folic Acid?

  • Dark leafy greens. Including spinach, collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, romaine lettuce, asparagus and broccoli.
  • Fruits like papaya, oranges, grapefruits, strawberries, and raspberries.
  • Love on your guacamole! One cup of avocados has approximately 22% of your daily folate needs! It’s also high in fatty acids, vitamin K, and dietary fiber.
  • Peas, beans, and lentils are also high in folic acid. Go for lentils, pinto beans, and garbanzo beans (chickpeas). Also black beans, navy beans, kidney beans, lima beans, split peas, green peas, and green beans. With one bowl of lentils, you’ll have met 90% of your daily folate needs! This is better than what any multivitamin could ever offer you.
  • Nuts and seeds are good sources of folate. You can try almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. Almonds and peanuts also rank high in folic acid. Try sprinkling them on salad. You can also take them to the next level by sprouting them. Your future offspring will love you for it!
  • Other foods high in folic acid are okra, cauliflower, beets, celery, carrots, squash, and corn. You can cut brussel sprouts in half and roast them face down in olive oil and garlic.

Many maternal vitamins tout folate in their ingredients, however, it is folic acid you’re seeking in your diet. In this case, Mother Nature knows best. Her source is always the best choice so enjoy her bounty and make it part of your natural fertility plan.

 

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