You can’t think about your fertility as something separate from your general health. In fact, it is always important to check yourself with this question, “Am I fertile?” It is only logical that a healthy body will have no problem or at least have lesser difficulties in conceiving. While there are medical techniques that have been developed to address infertility, never forget that you also have the option of trying out natural fertility enhancers.
Improving general health
In most trying to conceive tips that promote natural methods, diet is always mentioned as a major health factor. Quality should be your primary consideration when choosing the right food to eat and this basically means that the food should as much as possible be organically produced. Typical or non-organic fruits and vegetables come from plantations that heavily use herbicides and pesticides, while livestock are given doses of antibiotics and hormones. When you consume such products, you also take into your body trace amounts of those artificial substances. Imagine what that can do to your health and fertility. Our habits also affect health and fertility. Coffee, alcohol, and cigarettes are the three most frequently identified culprits. If you’re serious about conceiving, quit these habits months ahead of your targeted pregnancy date to give your body time to recuperate.
Improving reproductive health
While any natural or organic produce can improve your health in general, there are types of food that can more specifically enhance your fertility. Going on a fertility diet involves supplementing what should already be a regular healthy diet with these fertility enhancers.
Fruit and vegetables. Folic acid also known as Vitamin B9 is a nutrient that can increase sperm count and aid ovulation because it is mainly used by our bodies for tissue growth. This substance in fact is a consistent part of pre-natal prescriptions. Some examples of high-folate fruits and vegetables are papaya and asparagus. ‘Super fruits and vegetables’. They are called so because of their exceptionally high and all-around nutritional value. The goji berry and maca root are said to be prime examples that are often included in a fertility diet. They both increase energy and libido, and normalize hormone production. Maca specifically improves sperm production and motility.
Bee products. Royal jelly is the nutrient substance that makes queen bees constantly reproductive. It is said to enhance quality of both human sperm and eggs. Other bee-derived foods that can naturally develop fertility are bee pollen and bee propolis. Take note that bee products can cause allergic reactions in some people.
Infertility and natural remedies
There are various causes for infertility and treatment can range from simply taking particular types of medication to more invasive techniques. The natural approach usually involves preparation and use of herbs. The following are some herbal remedies for infertility in men and women.
Men. Male infertility is often due to low sperm count and poor sperm motility. One of the most widely used herbal remedy for this is ginseng. There are Asian, Siberian and Indian varieties of ginseng. The most common method of preparation and use is boiling it in clean water and then drinking the resulting tea. Another herb that enhances sperm motility is astragalus. Pumpkin seeds which are rich in fatty acids and zinc generally aid the proper functioning of the male reproductive system.
Women. A common underlying cause of female infertility is an imbalance in hormone production. The herbal remedies for infertility in women are often the types that can help regulate the glands and thus achieve hormonal balance, and promote regular pain-free menstrual cycles. Sweet fennel for example helps relieve cramps and other symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome. Lemon balm on the other hand is said to have a normalizing effect on the thyroid gland.