Nutrition

Discover how to optimise the quality of your eggs or sperm, create a nourishing environment for conception and a baby to grow, as well as manage conditions that affect your fertility. Consult a qualified nutritionist for specific dietary advice and always go with your gut; you know what's best for you.

 
 
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1. fertile foods

Discover which nutrient dense food is recommended to optimise the quality of your eggs or sperm and improve your chances of conceiving. Includes a grocery list.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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2. what food to avoid

Find out what food can be a chemical source of stress in your body, deplete you of vital nutrients, expose you to harmful toxins, affect your hormone levels and the quality of your eggs or sperm.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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3. Macronutrients

These include protein, carbohydrates and fats. We require them in large amounts as they provide the body with energy and enable it to function properly. There are different types of protein, carbohydrates and fats. Learn which ones you should be eating to optimise your fertility.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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4. High quality fats

Find out which type of fats are good to eat (in moderation) as part of a balanced diet.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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5. High quality proteins

Find out which type of protein is good to eat as part of a balanced diet.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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6. 4-day energy experiment

Find out which type of protein gives you energy and which robs you of it using this 4-day energy experiment.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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7. High quality Carbohydrates

Find out which type of carbohydrates are good to eat as part of a balanced diet and learn about bridge foods, which help to ease the transition between refined processed carbohydrates and a diet rich in whole foods.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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8. Micronutrients & Supplements

These are vitamins and minerals. We require them in very small amounts. They are essential for keeping the body working properly, especially when trying to conceive. Learn which vitamins and minerals you should be getting from your diet or in supplement form to optimise your fertility.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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9. how to balance blood sugar

Maintaining your blood sugar levels is important, especially when you're trying to conceive. This is because you want to prevent insulin resistance and inflammation in the body, which can affect your fertility. Learn what causes sugar cravings and how to keep your blood sugar balanced.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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10. how to reduce inflammation

Certain foods can trigger inflammation, which can be a huge source of chemical stress in the body. Discover which foods can reduce inflammation and prevent free-radical damage to eggs or sperm.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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11. feel-good nutrients

Learn how to increase your levels of serotonin – a feel-good hormone – by consuming certain nutrients in your diet.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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12. natural aphrodisiacs

An aphrodisiac is a substance that tends to be derived from plants, which increases sexual desire, performance or pleasure. Discover three aphrodisiacs for men.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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13. how to keep hydrated

Water is not only essential to maintain bodily functions, but also to flush out toxins and boost your energy. Find out how much water you should be drinking and tips on how to stay hydrated.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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14. Gm Crops & Pesticides

Become more aware of health issues related to food produced with GM technology and how to reduce your exposure to pesticide residue.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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15. how to munch mindfully

Learn how to eat more mindfully, improving your digestion, absorbing more nutrients from the food you eat and creating a more nourishing environment for your eggs or sperm to mature and a baby to grow.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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16. How to stop comfort eating

Whether we feel stressed, sad or stroppy, we often turn to food for comfort; feeding our feelings instead of filling our tummies. So why do we have this urge and how can we stop using food as an emotional comfort blanket?

 
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17. fertility food rules

Follow these simple fertility food rules to improve your digestion and absorb more nutrients from the food you eat, keep your blood sugar balanced and create a nourishing environment for eggs or sperm to mature and a baby to grow.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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18. OESTROGEN dominance

This is when there is too much oestrogen or too little progesterone to balance out the oestrogen. Find out how you can adjust your hormone levels by eating and avoiding certain food.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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19. endometriosis diet

Endometriosis is a hormone-dependent chronic inflammatory disease. Studies have suggested a link between diet and risk of endometriosis. Learn how to reduce your risk and manage your condition through your diet.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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20. PCOS diet

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects hormone levels in women and is characterised by cysts on the ovaries. Learn how to manage your condition through your diet.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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21. Uterine Fibroid Diet

Uterine fibroids are also known as leiomyomas or myomas. They are the commonest benign (non-cancerous) uterine tumours, with an estimated incidence of 20-40% in women of reproductive age. Learn how to manage your condition through your diet.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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22. ivF & ICSI diet

Find out which foods have been found to increase the effectiveness of assisted reproduction procedures and those to avoid.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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23. Fermented food

Fermented foods are rich in ‘good’ bacteria, which fortify the gut microbiome and help to support the immune system. Learn about fermented food you can add to your diet.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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24. Sea vegetables

Sea vegetables are a great natural nutritional source of minerals such as iodine, which is important in thyroid function, vitamins and antioxidants.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist

 
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25. Three superfood powders

Find out which three superfood powders have particular health benefits, especially when it comes to your fertile health.

By Juliana Kassianos, Natural Fertility Therapist