Whether you’ve just started thinking about children, or have been trying to conceive for awhile, infertility can be a painful topic to discuss. Approximately 12% of couples struggle to conceive. True infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of trying. There are many factors that affect fertility including physical, chemical, and emotional issues. It is also important to take both male and female health into account.
Conventional medicine treatment involves the use of synthetic hormones, many of which have undesirable side effects. Chiropractic care is a natural approach that allows the body to function properly without the use of drugs or other invasive means. By removing interference in the nervous system, adjustments promote an increased state of health regardless of the specific complaint. Acupuncture is another natural alternative that has been shown to help with infertility.
Diet modifications are a big part of supporting the body and increasing fertility for both men and women. A diet lower in carbohydrates and higher in healthy fats is ideal. Coconut oil, olive oil, nuts and avocados should be included. Garlic, salmon, green leafy veggies and eggs are all foods that support healthy testosterone balance in males. There are several supplements that are important for reproductive health and for fetal development. Folate is especially important if you are trying to conceive, as it helps to prevent neural tube defects early in pregnancy. Be sure to use a form of Folate and not Folic Acid. Vitamin D3 and Omega 3 fatty acids have also been shown to benefit reproductive health.
Wellness Essentials Pregnancy is a comprehensive prenatal multivitamin supplement we carry in office that contains these and many more essential nutrients. It is a convenient way to make sure you are getting what your body needs. Ask at the front desk for more information!