The health of our children depends largely on a healthy pregnancy, but also what happens a few months before conception while planning to get pregnant.
These days many young women are having difficulties getting pregnant, so the focus for a healthy pregnancy should be on getting as many nutrients into your body as possible.
Steps to take:
Detoxify your body at least 3 months before conception
Avoid the most risky activities or substances such as: tobacco including second hand smoke, hot tubs, saunas, radiation, household cleaners, paint thinners( try not to have home renovations before conception), avoid cat litters (Toxoplasmosis)
Avoid eating or drinking risky foods such as: caffeine, some herbs and supplements i.e. excessive doses of Vitamin A, fish (high mercury content), raw fish (sushi), deli meats, hot dogs and undercooked meats, artificial colours, nitrates, MSG, cheese and milk-they are high in sulphur and phosphorus that make them acid and mucous forming foods, excessive wheat and gluten (synthetic opiates have addictive and sedative effect on the brain), grains cause fermentation in the gut and demineralise the body (make body more acidic).
General Healthy Nutrition for the Future Parents:
Fruits and vegetables
Fruit and vegetable juices
Sprouted Nuts and seeds.
Limit the amounts of animal protein
Limit or avoid grains especially wheat and gluten
Have nothing to eat for 3 hours before bed time - a cup herbal tea is fine, consider having Ashwaganda tea
Sleep 8 hours at night
Yes you read it properly. Our favourite little sleep supplement is also a key hormone in fertility, specifically egg quality.
Melatonin is a hormone we make naturally from an amino acid called tryptophan and it is secreted by the pineal gland (middle of the brain). It is secreted at night and is regulated by circadian rhythms and promotes sleep.