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Infertility Issues? Super Foods Can Help

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: You hear about the foods you can and can't eat throughout pregnancy. But what about foods to help increase your chances of becoming pregnant... do they exist?
Air Date: 2/17/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Alisa Vitti, Founder FLO Living
Alisa Headshot PinkAlisa is an integrative nutritionist who teaches women how to use their hormonal and neuro-chemical patterns to create extraordinary lives.

She is the best selling author of WomanCode and the founder of FLOLiving.com, a virtual health center that supports women's hormonal and reproductive health.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she is the creator of the WomanCode System, a one-of-a-kind online learning and support program for women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s based on her revolutionary functional nutritional protocol.

Alisa is a popular media guest and has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, has a web series and has been featured on Lifetime, CBS, Fox, Shape, and the Huffington Post. She also has a popular TEDx talk and has presented at Talks@Google.
  • Book Title: Women Code: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive and Become A Power Source
Infertility Issues? Super Foods Can Help
You and your partner are trying to create mini-mes but have experienced a little trouble along the way. You've been trying for months but don't have a pregnancy to show for it.

Before heading to your doctor to begin invasive testing, you may want to try your own fertility treatments by eating natural super foods.

A major super food is buckwheat, a healthy grain that significantly drops insulin and testosterone levels, which is a process that increases ovulation. When you're ovulating, your chances of conceiving are that much higher. Also, to those who need to eat gluten-free, buckwheat is 100 percent free of wheat (even though it's mentioned in its name).

So... who is eating these foods to help boost fertility? The woman or the man?

Both.

Men and women both have an endocrine system, which is critical for making babies. It wouldn't hurt if your man ate these foods with you.

Founder of the Food Therapy Program, Alisa Vitti, shares the best super foods to help increase your fertility, why these foods are so beneficial for conceiving and foods to stay away from when you're trying to procreate.

Foods That Help Boost Fertility:
  • Buckwheat
  • Egg Yolks
  • Chick Peas
  • Avocado
  • Cinnamon
  • Turmeric
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds

Foods To Stay Away From:
  • Dairy
  • Sugar
  • Caffeine

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