“Supplements are usually over-used.”
Sometimes it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. But it’s always good to break things back to the basics. In this episode, I dive into some of the first steps you should be taking to improve your chances of getting and staying pregnant.
“We forget how much joy and beauty is around us.”
The first thing I always recommend doing is beginning to remove your inflammatory foods. This doesn’t have to be done all at once, but I do recommend choosing a couple to start off with. Also we should question the supplements we are taking. We shouldn’t be constantly popping supplements, because they are as their name implies, only meant to be used as a supplement to a healthy diet.
And the last thing I go over, which is super important, is our mental well being, and taking time for ourselves, connecting with our thoughts, and finding some type of activity that reduces stress and brings release for us.
“Sticking to a clean eating lifestyle will improve your egg quality.”
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Thank you for joining me for another episode of the finding fertility podcast. I want to remind you that every Tuesday I re launch one of my favourite episodes that we've done in the past. So if you hear any funny dates, offers or even the podcasts being called the infertile diagnosis, this is why I hope you forgive me for this and enjoy the amazing content we're putting out here on the podcast. And whenever you're ready for more guided support, make sure you go over to the website and check out the fertility formula.
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I'm your host, Monica Cox from finding fertility.co And I created this podcast to help get you to start thinking outside of the box and realise that your infertility might have nothing to do with your lady bits rooted in functional medicine and personal experience. Finding fertility is all about looking at the whole body and finding the root cause of your infertility. Finding fertility does not diagnose, prescribe or treat any issues of infertility. But what we do is take a holistic approach and improve your diet and your lifestyle to get you steps closer to creating your dream family. Just by being here with me listening to this podcast, you're already going down the right path to making your dreams come true. Let's do this together.
Happy Friday. Oh, welcome back to another episode of finding fertility I am so happy that you're here. Today, I'm going to be talking about the free downloadable PDF three step guide to improving your chances of getting and staying pregnant that you can get off of the website for free. Now, this guide might be a little bit simple for some of you that have been around for a while. But I think it's always really good to be able to, you know, refresh our memories and refresh what we actually need to do. Because sometimes we start adding in this and that and that and this and all of a sudden we're doing like 50 new things.
And we're still not feeling like we're getting any closer to achieving our dream family, which is super frustrating. And I totally know how you feel because I did it for a year. Well, I did it for a lot of years. But when I decided to change up my diet, I went on the Paleo Diet cutting out, you know, a lot of inflammatory foods, but I didn't realise that I needed to go steps further to really help improve my gut health, which in turn, turned back on my fertility because my fertility was always there. It just was switched off for a very long time. So let's get into it. So my number one top tip, the first thing that I think everyone should do is eliminate at least your top two food intolerances.
Now, if you sit back, and you really have a good thing of what you need to eliminate what foods or beverages that you know, you consume a little bit too much of you know, you don't feel great afterwards. Those are the top two things. So I always recommend people choose from eliminating two foods from the top five. So you have your gluten, you have your soy, you have your corn, you have your sugar, and you have your oh my gosh, I'm drawing a blank on the theory. Oh my gosh, how did I forget dairy. That's like one of the first things anyone cuts out.
So you pick two off of that list. That's the easiest basic way to start an elimination diet. Eliminating inflammatory foods is really likely that one of those five you're highly intolerant to and I'm going to go out on a limb that probably three of them aren't going to be great for you. So if you have kind of already dabbled in giving up a few of these things. I would just highly suggest going all in you giving up all five for 30 days. And then after that 30 days, you want to reintroduce one item at a time and give yourself between five and seven days to see how you feel.
And during this time, you have to be really honest with yourself. So if you start breaking out again on your face, if you have digestive issues, if you feel sluggish, if you're moody, if you you know have brain fog, these are all symptoms of a food intolerance. Finding your food intolerances is hands down, one of the best ways to increase your fertility. So this is why it's my number one thing now there's probably plenty other things that you need to do have to do want to do to increase your chances of getting in staying pregnant. But definitely hands down sticking to a clean eating lifestyle.
So whatever that looks like for you, is going to really help reduce the inflammation, increase your gut health, improve your egg quality. So I highly, highly recommend that. Now on the guide, there are some great links to finding the right fertility diet. When you're struggling with infertility, you're talking about inflammation, how to avoid and fix the damaging effects of diet. So lots of great information on this free PDF. Now the next thing I talk about on this PDF is understanding your supplement intake. Now I do not believe that supplements make or break your fertility whatsoever. And to be honest, was the main reason I talk about it is because our community is absolutely obsessed with supplements, we and I know this because I did this for years, we think that that is going to be the answer to improving our fertility health. Now, supplements are great support.
That's why they're called supplements, they are there to give us that extra boost. If we are lacking in something, it helps us get that extra boost, why we're improving our diet, why we're making those changes, you know, they're a great support and a great tool to use. But we definitely overuse them, we self prescribe. And for the most part, a lot of us aren't even taking the right supplements that our body really truly needs. When I started working with a health coach, I basically got off every single fertility supplement and started taking supplements that helped improve my gut health supported my adrenals and helped my detoxing functions because those are what are really affecting my fertility. So in the PDF, I go through all of this the importance of why you really need to do a targeting supplement approach. And when working with a health coach, this is where the magic is because they can help you identify where you're lacking and what areas and what supplements you need to take.
There's also a link if you have not seen my physical representation of what we're doing with supplements, while we're not eliminating inflammation, either through our diet or our lifestyle. So I highly recommend you watch that video, I need to probably produce it a little bit better. I think the audio quality wasn't the best. But it's still an amazing video, if I do say so myself, I also give you my top three supplements if there are three supplements that you should take, I recommend all the these three supplements to every single client of mine. And for the most part, it helps everyone even if you're not trying to get pregnant or dealing with infertility other than the prenatal for you can just replace that with a multivitamin and I talk and give you links to why we want you to be using folate and not folic acid in your prenatal vitamin.
So if that's something that you're really struggling with right now or you feel like you're popping so many pills, this guide will really help you get down to three supplements to take and I want to highlight here too if you are taking any supplements that your doctor has prescribed to you I really want you to talk and work with them to see if you really need to be on them and you know if you don't how you can wean yourself off of those supplements. Now the third one which a lot of people are talking about now but I know during my journey now many people were talking about not many people are talking about diet during my journey either but supporting your mental and emotional health.
Now this is super important because As much as we don't want to believe that stress, I don't say causes infertility, but it definitely contributes to infertility. And the fact is, is that if you are stressed out, if you have not found the ways that you need to deal with the stress of life and infertility, stress can can fuck your shit up man, like it does not matter if you are on the perfect fertility diet. stress impacts your gut health, it impacts your adrenals, which is part of your endocrine system, which your ovaries are part of.
So your mental and emotional health is really key during your healing process and
your growth. This also bringing in ways to help cope with stress will help you manage all the lows of infertility. So when I finally got pregnant after over six years of not seeing one big fat positive, when we went for the scan at seven weeks, there was no heartbeat.
And even though we were you know, we were obviously devastated, we thought this was finally it, we finally found everything that we needed to find to make a baby. And instead of being, you know, throwing in the towel, or being incredibly depressed and overwhelmed by all because I had put in the effort towards my mental health and towards knowing that my time was going to come and that, you know, I was so grateful that we found our answer that my body had the ability to get pregnant, something I didn't know it had for so long that I was able to get through that miscarriage. With so much grace and so much hope and just so much joy of the future, I just knew that we you were so much closer to our ultimate goal. Now just like diet, I cannot say there is a perfect way, everyone is so different. And everyone needs to find their right way. And the thing about your mental and emotional health is that there are so many different ways to support it. So it's all about finding what works for you. And now this might take some time, because you might put in some time to do let's say yoga, and it's not for you, or meditation.
And it's not for you, or emotional tapping Freedom Technique, and it's not for you, you just have to keep going. And eventually you will find something that you absolutely love. And you you just feel it when you do it that it is really supporting your stress levels. And yeah, it's a really weird feeling like I know, for me, when I go into the ocean is something as simple as going for a swim in the ocean, I can feel the tension just leave my body, I it took me a really long time to get into yoga. Because I had to find a practitioner that I really connected with, I couldn't really just do it off the TV or in a random like gym session yoga. So you keep going with these practices, keep finding, you know what works for you and building on that. And the key is repetition, day after day after day. And even when I just had a client and we had to go revisit something that she did six years ago is called biohacking feedback and the place that she did it, they're like, Yep, you're perfect, you're fine, you don't need us anymore.
And they kind of sent her on her way. Well, the fact of the matter is, is that if you don't keep up those practices really strong on your own, it's just like a muscle, it will fade back away. You know, you have to keep up that repetition in your brain. And it's an every day or you know, at least every other day event to keep up these practices to keep up your mental health. You know, you also want to be rest and recovery, which is sleep slowing down, you want to find your joy, I know during infertility, we lose a lot of our joy because we're so hyper focused on you know, getting to that ultimate goal of pregnancy and nothing else matters. And you know, obviously we get angry and sad and mad and bitter and we forget how much actual Joy love compassion and beauty is around us. We also want to you know, get movement into our life and not overdo it.
Once again, it's, it seems like it's praised of you're always going going going doing doing you hit the gym really hard. But the fact of the matter is that that can put a lot of pressure on your adrenals especially if they're overworked and obviously the last one in supporting your mental and emotional health and what I talked mostly about is your stress reduction. And just finding something that really, you connect with. So journaling, meditating, emotional freedom, tapping, you have the biohacking. There's a lot of different ways that you can support yourself even the easiest yet, the thing we probably don't realise, or we do it every day we breathe your breath, your breath is an amazing support to your endocrine system and your nervous system and learning how to breathe properly.
Or even just taking the time and doing 10 Deep breaths when you are stressed out to the max is incredibly powerful to your body and reducing the inflammation that's going on. So I hope that's helped anyone who is just starting out their journey and not knowing exactly what they need or want to do, this three step guide will really get you on the right path of even starting to create new habits and getting steps closer to creating your dream family.
For all my listeners who have been around for a little while and are well beyond this. I hope this was a really great reminder that you are doing the right things for your body. And if you feel like maybe there is maybe there I need to tweak something up, especially in your diet. If you feel like man, I'm not committing as much as I need to or have done the top five and maybe I need to move in an experiment with a full auto immune paleo diet. This is just a little refresher.
And I truly truly hope that it helps and support you. If you have not downloaded this free guide, you can head over to the website, www dot finding fertility.co and sign up for free and it immediately pops up in your email box and you can download it it's clickable its principal, its typable No, I don't think it's capable because it's a PDF, but you can do a lot with it. If you have any questions or concerns, you know, you can connect with me on the email which is Monica at finding fertility.co Or throw me a DM over on Instagram or Tiktok.
I hope you guys have a beautiful weekend. Thank you so much for spending a little bit of time with me this Friday. If you're loving the podcast please leave us a rating and review. Let us know how this podcast is supporting you to creating your dream family. Again have a beautiful weekend and we will see you next Friday for another episode of the finding fertility podcast.
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Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.
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