Monday, June 15, 2009


I have been asked to share what I know about infertility. I've been turning the questions over in my mind for about a month. This is such a tender subject. I know that most women who are enduring the trial of infertility are doing absolutely everything they know to do. If you are such a woman reading this blog, my earnest prayer is that God would bless you with conception and a healthy pregnancy.

I share these thoughts just in case there is something you haven't tried yet... just in case one of these thoughts is eye-opening. Yet I post them knowing that in all probability, you have read and tried most of these ideas.

  • First, I would like to mention that not all vitamins are created equal. I know from experience that some vitamins are expensive and ineffective. If you are experiencing infertility, your body is in need of substantial nourishment. I would suggest trying these vitamins since I know that they are tested specifically for purity, efficacy and performance. You would not be wasting your money. You could be confident that you were providing your body with everything that it needed to regain health and balance. This product pack includes the Vitamin E, Selenium, Zinc, B Complex, and Vitamin C that are known to support a healthy female reproductive system.

  • Second, protein is essential in the production of balanced, healthy hormones. If you are not already supplementing your diet with a bioavailable, complete protein, I would suggest adding this protein. It is the only soy protein I would recommend.

  • Third, heavy metal toxicity can sometimes interfere with hormone production and prevent conception. You might want to consider a hair analysis test to determine if you have any alarming levels of heavy metals.

  • Fourth, environmental toxins can have the same detrimental effect on hormone regulation and production. Switch to safe cleaning and laundry products, BPA-free or glass food storage containers, non-teflon cookware, and wear clothing that does not need to be dry cleaned. There are many more changes that can be made in this area. For further information, I recommend the book Green Goes With Everything: Simple Steps to a Healthier Life and a Cleaner Planet by Sloan Barnett.

  • Use non-toxic personal care products. Check the toxicity levels of the hair, skin and cosmetic products you currently use here. Then, check the list for products do not contain harmful chemicals.

  • Avoid all Genetically Modified Foods. While these are still legal in the United States, they have been shown to cause infertility in numerous animal studies. As I mentioned before, there have, for some unknown reason, been no published human studies on these questionable "foods." My previous post on GMO foods has a link to a very useful non-GMO shopping guide.

  • Avoid all hydrogenated fats, trans fats, fried foods and most fast food. All of these fats are detrimental to hormone regulation. Instead, replace them with natural, healthy fats that support the female reproductive system. Women do need fat in their diets!

  • Avoid dairy products with estrogens, antibiotics and growth hormones. In fact, it would be preferable to eat only organic foods and thereby avoid all other food chemicals as well.

  • Take a close look at medications and over the counter drugs. Some of them have side effects like infertility or lowered female hormone production.

  • Consider taking an pure Omega Three Fatty Acid supplement that includes a wide spectrum of beneficial fatty acids.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. And, as I mentioned at the outset, most women trying to conceive are very thorough in investigating possible nutritional factors. I humbly offer this list in hopes that it may be a benefit to someone. Keep hoping. God is able.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Thank you. You are right, i've tried nearly everything here, but surely appreciate your caution in taking on this subject. It is so full of pitfalls!

You did a lovely job of addressing this in a sensitive manner. :)