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Foods for Fertility

By | 2018-03-16T01:29:51+00:00 October 28th, 2010|Categories: Chinese Herbal Medicine, Diet, Infertility|Tags: , , , , , |

Health issues, stress and age are all major factors that influence the ability to conceive. With nearly three million women facing fertility challenges in America each year, its important to realize that you are not alone and that there a number of treatments that can help you.

In Chinese Herbal Medicine, there is the belief that you must “prepare the soil” before getting pregnant. So, three or four months before you plan to get pregnant, its important to add in some key natural foods that will help your body accept the pregnancy. These include:

  • Miso: Filled with healthy salts, miso balances the kidney, one of the most important organs in the body according to TCM.
  • Kale/Chard/Collards: These dark leafy greens are abundantwith vitamins and minerals, especially folic acid, which hasbeen shown to improve your chances of conception.
  • Seaweed: Seaweed helps balance your “water essence” and offers a number of minerals and natural salts that help nourish the kidneys.
  • Beans: Take a look at the shape of the beans you are eating. Those shaped like the ovaries, kidneys, etc. are beneficial to the respective organs and provide good natural protein.

If you want more information or have specific questions, please call our office at 917.763.8560 to schedule a complimentary 20 minute phone consultation.

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