How Choosing A Healthy Eating Plan Can Boost Fertility
We all know that eating fresh food and vegetables is good for us, but modern 21st century life is so busy and frenetic and stressed for many people that taking time over these basic principles of quality living has been forgotten for many of us. The rise of fast convenience foods during the last 50 years may have made meal times quick and simple, but often there is a higher cost over the long term on our health and fertility. See our more detailed webpage looking at how a healthy eating plan can boost fertility look on this link.
Of course there are many who drink and smoke and take no exercise and generally have highly unhealthy lives that seem to have no trouble getting pregnant and indeed seem pretty healthy too. That very true. But even in these cases where pregnancy occurs easily, there can be a price to be paid by the child born being more sickly, and less developed from the Mom having not taken the best care of her diet and lifestyle.
In the case of infertility or sub-fertility it can be the case that a few simple (but not necessarily easy – working at it!) diet and lifestyle changes can set the scene for reversing the infertility or sub-fertility condition. Our bodies need good quality food and nutrients to do the miraculous things they do for us on a daily basis. Indeed there are few processes in the body quite so miraculous as the creation of a baby. Changing our diets and taking a bit more care of ourselves in general can have a massive impact on our fertility and our overall feeling of well-being. Little changes can have massive positive benefits when it comes to improving nutrition so we would heartily recommend you give this serious focus.
That’s not to say that of course where there are real physical and physiological factors creating the infertility that will definitely NOT respond to any amount of diet and lifestyle improvement. But even where these other problems exist, and must be tackled in a different way, sometimes requiring the most high tech modern infertility treatments such as IVF for example, the fact is that the IVF or other treatments will have a much higher chance of success if efforts are made to improve diet and lifestyle first before going into these treatments.
Like any major change in life it can seem daunting to see the large amount of change we need to make to arrive at our goal. But the secret is to make regular small changes and consolidate them into solid good habits that you can live with easily. And this is what I would recommend with changing to a healthy eating plan. If you say to yourself, well, I’m way overweight, I take no exercise, I smoke heavily and like a drink of alcohol and only eat fatty unhealthy processed foods – this is a mountain too hard to climb. I would tend to agree with you that if you tried to tackle all those things all at once it would be a very tough thing to do. But breaking things down into manageable chunks this large task can indeed be easily won. You just need to set realistic goals for yourself to make simple changes that chip away at moving you along the unhealthy to healthy graph.
The Pareto Principle (named after an Italian Economist that discovered this principle), also known as the 80 / 20 principle, states that we get 80% of results (i.e. benefits) from only 20% of our activity. And conversely we get 20% of our results from 80% of our activity. That is a pretty powerful discovery I think you’d agree!
Therefore, we need to think clearly and discover what are the 20% things that give us the maximum benefit from the least effort and get the best results. You know your own lifestyle and diet choices and likes and dislikes. Only you can come up with a plan that suits you perfectly. There is a ton of health and diet and nutrition books as well as websites like ours that provide really good information that can help you. But it is always down to you to filter that information into something of a plan of action that can work for you.
We are all individuals and our own health profile is different for each of us. The particular reason for your infertility or sub-fertility may or may not be known to you, but whatever the cause, we can say for sure that giving due attention to a healthy diet and lifestyle be very good for your general health and may be just the thing to remedy your fertility problems.
We will be doing more in-depth articles on specific nutritional benefits of different vitamins,minerals and herbal remedies in relation to fertility soon so please check back soon or sign up to our rss feed.