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How To Balance Hormones Naturally To Boost Fertility by jannydear(f): 3:00am On Mar 02, 2018
Fluctuations in hormone may occur naturally, such as in puberty, menopause and perimenopause. Imbalances in hormone may also be caused by toxins or an unbalanced lifestyle. It is no longer news that millions of women globally suffer from hormonal imbalances in insulin, estrogen, cortisol and adrenaline.
Fortunately, there’s a slew of naturopathic remedies available to correct hormone imbalances and boost your chances of getting pregnant.
1. Eat Healthy Fats
Most people have been told to cut down on fat consumption and look trim. However, a diet devoid of fat may be hindering your ability to conceive.
Our bodies need different healthy fats to keep hormones well balanced. Fats are the building blocks of our body and without fats, hormone production is affected.
The body is unable to absorb some vital vitamins and minerals for production of hormone when fatty acids is missing in our diet.
Foods to avoid during pregnancy for women who are having trouble conceiving include those that are high in trans fats. Studies have shown that trans fats causes endometriosis which is one of the most common causes of infertility among women.
Avoid eating fried foods, margarine and certain types of chips and crackers. Instead eat fatty saltwater fish like tuna and salmon, coconut oil and avocados.
2. Balance the Intake of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fats
Researches have indicated that inflammation from dietary sources have increased rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, leaky gut syndrome, stress and depression. The body is unable to maintain a healthy fertile state when stress from cortisol increases and bodily processes suffer from irritating levels of acidity in the stomach. We can boost fertility back by eating more omega-3 and reduce the intake of omega-6 fatty acids. Diets high in omega-6 fats are inflammatory, whereas diets balanced with omega-3 fats are not. To boost your chances of conceiving, avoid these omega-6 foods:
• Fried foods cooked in the oils listed below
• Peanut oil
• Corn oil
• Sunflower oil
• Canola oil
• Soybean oil
• Cottonseed oil
• Safflower oil
• Baked dairy goods
Instead, consume omega-3 rich foods such as:
• Fish oil supplements (mercury-free)
• Wild, saltwater fish
• Flaxseeds
• Chia seeds
• Walnuts
• Grass-fed animal products
3. Get More Vitamin D3
Vitamin D is not just a vitamin, but it’s a hormone. Most of us don’t get enough vitamin D which is responsible for keeping inflammation levels low and synthesizing with sunlight to prevent depression. Low levels of Vit D3 may be responsible for some women’s inability to conceive.
Vitamin D3 is vital for fertility health because it affect the adaptive immune system, the innate immune system, insulin secretion by the pancreatic β cell, multifactorial heart functioning and blood pressure regulation, and brain and fetal development, according to American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
If the insulin system isn’t functioning properly, the inflammatory response of the body is intensified thereby preventing fertility from occuring.
4. Get Good Exercise
Exercise is a vital component in enhancing fertility. A woman may need to exercise frequently to boost her chances of pregnancy. Studies shows that women who were most active prior to fertility pharmacy treatments were 3 times more likely to conceive as those who were not active. Exercise is a body normalizer that balances the functions of the organs and keeps the hormones functioning well. Exercise also helps in reducucing anxiety, encouraging sound sleep, curbing insulin levels and alleviating depression.
5. Get More Sleep
Inadequate sleep causes disorder on your hormones. Our bodies repair cells and regulate fertility hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH), while we sleep.
A very important fertility hormone is called leptin, which affects ovulation directly. Women need adequate sleep for proper leptin production. If leptin is disrupted, menstrual cycles are equally disturbed. Ensure you have at least 7-10 hours sleeps at night if you are trying to get pregnant.

Source: http://www.healthdiary365.com/2018/03/01/how-to-balance-hormones-naturally-to-boost-fertility/

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