• probiotic gettting pregnant
    Can probiotics increase your fertility? Very likely. Can probiotics increase your fertility? Very likely.

    Can probiotics increase your fertility? Very likely.

Can probiotics increase your fertility? Very likely.

probiotic gettting pregnantToday, I would like to only quickly address one issue I wrote about a few years ago, but only now we start to see more articles addressing one important issue: Conception and our gut bacteria.

A quick reminder to start with: Gut bacteria (often called gut microbiome) are not only very important for digestion, they are also many; around 2kg of bacteria we carry around in our gut.

It is estimated that our guts have tens of trillions bacteria, with at least 1000 different types of species, and almost two thirds of our bacterial populations […]

  • extra weight and getting pregnant
    Extra-weight does decrease your chances of getting pregnant Extra-weight does decrease your chances of getting pregnant

    Extra-weight does decrease your chances of getting pregnant

Extra-weight does decrease your chances of getting pregnant

I will start this post by telling a little secret. In my counseling sessions, I sometimes insist on having video chats, for the reason that I like to see the women I’m talking to.

Why do I need to see them? Because even when they’re directly asked, women will not really admit their extra weight, and we can spend a lot of time discussing where things can be improved and how […]

  • Mediterranean, Harvard Fertility-Diet, low-carb, Paleo? What did I eat during the time I was trying to get pregnant and why? Mediterranean, Harvard Fertility-Diet, low-carb, Paleo? What did I eat during the time I was trying to get pregnant and why?

    Mediterranean, Harvard Fertility-Diet, low-carb, Paleo? What did I eat during the time I was trying to get pregnant and why?

Mediterranean, Harvard Fertility-Diet, low-carb, Paleo? What did I eat during the time I was trying to get pregnant and why?

We are physiologically adapted to a varied diet without too much sugar, without toxins and additives, and we can cope with irregular meals, or even occasional hunger. Yes, hunger.

Please take one breath and try to imagine that 99% of our evolutionary time has passed with such nutritional rhythm. This is a very long time during which nature has had many opportunities for trial and error; however, we as individuals can not afford this time.

Therefore, I am convinced that we […]

  • paleo get pregnant
    While Low-carb and Paleo-diet might help increase fertility naturally there is one thing to be aware of While Low-carb and Paleo-diet might help increase fertility naturally there is one thing to be aware of

    While Low-carb and Paleo-diet might help increase fertility naturally there is one thing to be aware of

While Low-carb and Paleo-diet might help increase fertility naturally there is one thing to be aware of

As you can read all over my blog, there are at least two diet styles that are scientifically proven to increase fertility in women. These are the Mediterranean diet with its many fertility benefits published over the last years and the Harvard Fertility-diet, which works particularly well in women with ovulatory disorders.

But many women have realized that there are huge overlaps between the two eating styles, as well as discovering that two more diets can help […]

  • paleo get pregnant
    Could some aspects of the Paleo-diet help increase fertility? Could some aspects of the Paleo-diet help increase fertility?

    Could some aspects of the Paleo-diet help increase fertility?

Could some aspects of the Paleo-diet help increase fertility?

paleo get pregnantOne option that is becoming increasingly popular and discussed in terms of increasing natural fertility as well as maximizing health in general, is so-called Paleolithic or Paleo nutrition. This oldest way of eating has only been “discovered” in recent years, its direct effects on pregnancy rates of those who are trying to conceive have not yet been the focus of systematic clinical studies.

Due to its radical reduction of sugars and of foods without much nutritional value, the Paleo eating style gives clear health benefits, especially to people who are struggling with […]

  • conceive faster diet
    Conceive faster with the Mediterranean Diet Conceive faster with the Mediterranean Diet

    Conceive faster with the Mediterranean Diet

Conceive faster with the Mediterranean Diet

There are some pretty crazy ideas out there in the world, such as if you sleep with a knife under your mattress you’ll have a boy child. Utterly ridiculous but people in some cultures do it. Also the doggy style position is recommended to couples who wish to conceive a boy (which is probably equally crazy, but at least not so dangerous to try). There is certainly no science, nor any logic to it.

On the other hand, there are things which […]

  • mediterranean diet fertility
    New studies on mediterranean diet and a few more nutrition tipps New studies on mediterranean diet and a few more nutrition tipps

    New studies on mediterranean diet and a few more nutrition tipps

New studies on mediterranean diet and a few more nutrition tipps

One thing you might want to consider is eating Mediterranean Diet to increase fertility while trying to get pregnant.  Although the ultimate mechanism behind it needs yet to be determined (several studies exist already, please follow the references below), preliminary data clearly show that couples eating diets high in whole grains, fish fruits and vegetables have less trouble getting pregnant.  Moreover, there have been additional ties to decreased rates of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.

Mediterranean Diet to increase fertility

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