It's Possible to Create Healthy Eggs
There was a time, not so long ago, when the health of a woman's ovaries and eggs was determined by her age. Now, thanks to research and investigation, we know that is not true. Just as there are a number of factors that affect sperm health, there are also a number of factors that affect the health of the ovaries and eggs - as it turns out, many of them are the same as what affects sperm. Environmental factors, diet, hormones, and stress are just a few of the factors that affect egg health.
Healthy fertility, which includes having healthy ovaries and healthy eggs, is based on a number of factors as well. Proper circulation, where the blood is flowing adequately to all parts of the body; a healthy fertility cycle that sees a woman having a regular menstrual period every month; regular ovulation and balanced hormones are all part and parcel of healthy female fertility.
Improve Your Fertility Naturally
There are a number of ways a woman can improve her fertility naturally, without the use of drugs or extreme measures by using natural herbs, supplements, foods, and applying self massage in order to positively affect the balance of hormones, and to see wonderful results.
Many women who face challenges conceiving have been told by their doctors that the problems lie in the fact that their eggs are not healthy or that their eggs are old. The options available to these women are IVF, egg donors, or adoption. However, the little known truth is that other natural options are available that are safer and often more effective than what has been offered by the medical profession.
What Affects Egg Health?
A woman can impact the health of her eggs by using the window of opportunity that presents itself during the 90-day time period the egg is being prepared for ovulation. In this 90-day period, the eggs are affected by the following functions:
· Blood flow
· Proper oxygenation
· Hormonal balance
· Nutritional intake
In order to achieve good egg health, the flow of blood must be oxygen rich. If a woman is not exercising and is dehydrated from drinking too little water, then her blood is thick and does not supply the ovaries adequately. In order to address this, it is important that she:
· Drink at least 8-8oz glasses of pure water daily. Proper circulation is dependent upon the blood being able to get through the veins. If it is too thick, it has trouble getting nutrients to the various cells and organs.
· Exercise for 30 minutes every day. It doesn't have to be a full-on workout. Find a walking buddy and walk during lunch hour at work, or take a yoga class a few times a week. Exercise moves oxygen in the blood and increases the flow of blood to all of the cells and organs.
· Apply self-fertility massage by massaging your ovaries and uterus to bring blood supply to the area and remove stagnant old blood.
Try Some Fertility Massage
Fertility massage is a non-surgical and non-invasive alternative therapy that involves soft tissue therapy. It is used to bring healing to women who suffer with PCOS, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes, ovarian cysts, and other issues that reduce a woman's fertility.
There are many resources available to learn this technique so it can be done at home. There are also practitioners who are able to perform fertility massage and have had great success. Many cases of infertility are attributable to scar tissue and adhesions, obstructions in the fallopian tubes, the accumulation of toxins in the body and, of course, stress. Fertility massage is able to address these issues effectively and without the use of drugs or invasive methods.
Balance Those Hormones
Hormonal balance is essential for egg health. If hormonal balance is off the eggs may not respond, fertility gets out of whack, and ovulation may not occur. The balance is upset by environmental factors, stress and a poor diet. The good news is that it is possible to balance hormones naturally without the use of drugs. The best way to accomplish this balance is through nutritional intake, supporting supplements, using super foods and managing stress.
The top foods for fertility and egg health are:
· Broccoli, dark green leafy vegetables
· Pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds
· Salmon and halibut
· Turmeric and ginger
A Good Multivitamin is Essential
Take a multivitamin, an excellent prenatal vitamin is the best choice. Then, use supporting supplements like antioxidants and L-arginine, which is an amino acid shown to increase ovarian response, endometrial receptivity and pregnancy rates in IVF patients according to a study published in Human Reproduction 1999.
There are fertility "super foods" you can take as well that will boost your fertility and help your body in many ways. Royal Jelly, the food of the Queen bee, may help to increase the quality and quantity of the eggs - it is like hormonal stimulation. Green food powders are nutrient rich powders that contain antioxidants, minerals, and proteins that help to alkalize the body and nourish the eggs.
Deal with Stress
Managing stress has to be one of the biggest hurdles in fertility success. Find ways to deal with sensory overload and other forms of stress. In order to improve egg health, reducing stress levels should be a major focus. Do whatever it takes to ensure there is "me time" and, if things get out of hand, find someone who can help.
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