Digestion and Weight Regulation

Fertility experts around the world know that weight regulation improves the outcomes for reproductive treatments.  The Natural Fertility Program goes further in this direction by ensuring that the microbiome, or ecosystem, in the gut is functioning optimally.  The gut is responsible for removing harmful substances, disruptive hormones and food debris that has been broken down by the liver (through methylation).

To support natural fertility, each person needs to be having 2-3 bowel movements a day.  Each time we have a bowel movement, we eliminate hormones like strong estrogens that impair fertility or toxins like bisphenol A which decrease the ability to conceive naturally.  It is a simple and elegant system.  Good stuff in.  Bad stuff out.

A stable digestive system is the first step that has to be taken. You can’t effectively regulate hormones with digestive impairment.   Think of it this way:  You have 21 opportunities a week to improve fertility by appropriately managing hormones and decreasing toxic load.  If you have one bowel movement every 2 days, your chances drop significantly to 3-4.  When “bad” stuff builds up, cellular health is impacted.  Estrogen gets stored instead of removed, building up and contributing to PCOS, endometriosis and menstrual irregularities.  Cellular health is also what is responsible for morphology, motility and numbers of sperm.  The Natural Fertility Program improves cell health, removes harmful toxins through methylation in the liver and binds them for permanent elimination in the gut.

Tips to promote healthy digestion:

  • 2-3 tbsp ground flax seeds daily (binds and removes hormones and toxins)
  • Probiotics to improve microbiome – the ecosystem of good bacteria in the digestive tract
  • Water – half your body weight in ounces (Ex. 150 lb = 75 oz of water daily)
  • Essential fatty acids like omega 3 & 6