Qi deficiency is one of the most common patterns that affects fertility.
In this episode, we talk about what it is, how it affects fertility, and most importantly what you can do to resolve it beyond your diet. Because for some of you, Qi deficiency might not show up as digestive problems.
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Today I’m so excited to talk about a hot topic, gluten.
It seem like the perception is that gluten-free automatically means healthy but that isn’t the case at all.
My stance on gluten is that going gluten-free would never hurt you. And cutting out gluten might actually eliminate a ton of processed foods from your diet altogether...which is also a good thing.
We also dive into the topics of food sensitivity, intolerance and allergies. Whether a food sensitivity test is really all it claims to be.
Today, we talk all about intermitten fasting and whether it’s appropriate for fertility.
Intermitten fasting has becoming super trendy these past few years. I asked my friend Carrie Jackson, a Registered Dietician who specializes in functional approach instead of the traditional approach to diet, to talk to us about what intermitten fasting is, who is it for, the biggest mistakes to avoid, and how exactly it affects fertility.
Minerals are so important for bodily function, and therefore can absolutely affect your fertility.
However, before you run out and grab bottles of minerals such as selenium, chromium and zinc, listen to this episode first.
You'll also hear about a crazy idea Ashley has about how to boost your cervical mucus production. We got a pretty good laugh out of it.
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I want to give you an overview of my supplement philosophy and protocols.
There are three levels of supplements: essential, optional, and specialty.
I would encourage you to start with the essential vitamins and diet. Then add on the rest if you need to. If you take something that you don’t really need, we have no idea what that would do to your body.
The two categories of teas out there, which types of teas are safe to drink and won't mess up your hormones, and one type of tea for each phase of your menstrual cycle.
Many of you might not know this but certain raw vegetables can actually damage your thyroid. And many reasons eating raw vegetables and smoothies are not fertility-friendly.
Today, we answer questions about:
The Basal Body Temperature (BBT) chart is useful for fertility, but these are some of the most common mistakes to avoid so that you can get the most accurate information.
In true Unfiltered style, we talk all about Chinese medicine and the four substances, the double standards and stigma that our medicine faces, and why you need to embrace the Integrative approach to getting pregnant.
During a Fertile Period Lab member Zoom Hangout, we ended up talking with a member for an extended period of time about her TTC journey. She's been trying to conceive for 6 years. Afterwards, Ashley had some major questions about endometriosis.
I’m going to talk about one of the biggest PCOS diet mistake to avoid for those of you who have the classic type of PCOS.
The classic types of PCOS are type 1 and 2 PCOS. The symptoms are more pronounced. This is where you see weight gain, not able to lose weight, facial hair, acne, no periods or long cycles, cysts on the ovaries.
Learn why you need to avoid this mistake and the three steps you need to take.
You asked, we answered.
We cover Luteal Phase Defect, light period and painful cramps, and Secondary Infertility.
Learn what each means for your fertility, if you should be worried, and what you can do about it.
Today's topic is for sure going to be a hot and controversial one. I’m going to talk all about vitex. One of the most beloved herbs embraced by Dr Google but hated by me.
Vitex is often praised as the fertility "super-herb." It's like the cure all for women trying-to-conceive. But it isn't for everyone.
I've been a lot of questions about taking herbs (ones that bloggers recommend) for fertility. The main concerns are how to safely take them without compromising hormone balance.
A lot of women wish that they didn't wait to get pregnant. They wish that...
...they've met their soulmates earlier in life
...started TTC a lot earlier
...learned about hormones and fertility at an earlier age
But what do you really need to know about age and fertility? Is it really all doom and gloom if you've been given the diagnosis of Advanced Maternal Age?
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There are lots of anxiety surrounding whether drinking herbal teas, or the wrong types of herbal teas will affect fertility.
I am so excited to finally talk about the thyroid.
I asked my good friend, Dr Amy Fletcher to come on the show and teach us everything we need to know about the thyroid and how it affects fertility.
Dr. Fletcher is a highly respected medical doctor in the charlotte community, and she specializes in all autoimmune disorder, particularly the thyroid. She is Double board certified in both OB/GYN and Integrative Medicine.
She is also Certified to practice Functional Medicine from the Institute of Functional Medicine, and trained with the guru Andrew Weil himself
We talked about everything...from the basics of how thyroid affects fertility to the three types of foods you should be eating, or not eating for your thyroid. And what you need to know about supplementation for prevention of thyroid disorders.
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The topic today is about one of the most fascinating things about Chinese herbal medicine. It’s just such a nuanced medicine. And maybe after listening to this episode you’ll understand what I mean, and why herbs are always put together in a formulation.
I want to give you a specific example of this one particular herb, that is the main ingredient in our Peaceful blend. And how the effects on the body is different depending on its dosage.
These herbs are foods that can be safely consumed on a regular basis to boost fertility.
I’m sure you’ve gone down many rabbit holes when you type in "herbs for fertility." And it’s all so confusing. Because herbs, just like diets, there are so many of them and all different opinions.
Today, I talk about what herbs you should be taking for your condition, whether it's PCOS, endometriosis, high FSH, recurrent miscarriage...
In the world where everyone is an "expert", who do you listen to? Everyone has an opinion, who is right and who is wrong?
One of the most popular questions I get: what exercises are considered fertility-friendly?
Gyms and yoga studios are closed, and you're following the stay-at-home orders, so I'm going to talk about five exercises that you can do at home, that can help with fertility and not hurt your fertility.
I always say small actions add up to big results.
Here is the proof: one of my patients raised her leptin level after suffering from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) from 6 to a 9 in just three weeks.
To help you put things in perspective, a leptin level of 6 was too low to start her IVF cycle.