A Preconception Nutrition Primer

Well-planned preconception nutrition is not just important while you’re trying to conceive – it’s vital. It’ll improve your health, boost your energy, and greatly improve your fertility. It’s the most vital thing you can do to create a healthy environment for your baby-to-be.

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A Little History

Did you know that traditional cultures universally had special preconception nutrition?

What do you think those past peoples did to prepare? …They didn’t go on low-fat diet and start counting the calories.

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In fact, their preconception nutrition consisted of the richest, most nutrient-dense foods they could get! They ate eggs, cream, butter, raw milk, fish (and fish eggs), organ meats, shellfish, and other rich (animal!) foods.

They often started these diets as soon as a young woman began planning marriage. Others began feeding special foods six months before the woman hoped to get pregnant. And – here’s one we ignore today – these cultures also placed emphasis on feeding the father-to-be these nutrient-rich foods. The fertility diet was vital for both parents.

What it’s NOT

As I’m sure you’ve guessed by now, the “conventional wisdom” of eating lowfat food and completely avoiding the nutrient-dense foods is not exactly good for your fertility – or the health of your future child.

In fact, it’s damaging. Doctors who devoted their lives to the study of diet and fertility discovered that “modern” nutrition resulted in women who could not conceive, or who could not carry their babies to term. It resulted in babies born with birth defects and who suffer from poor health.

Look at the skyrocketing rates of infertility today. Look at the skyrocketing rates of birth defects and chronic health issues faced by children.

So Where do I Go From Here?

Luckily for you and me there’s information on the best fertility diets for us to use.

You need to know which foods to avoid when trying to conceive – and you need to know about special fertility foods. These foods have been considered sacred by people through the ages!

Do you want to slim down? Get important info on losing weight before you TTC – and get practical tips to lose weight and get pregnant.

You can also explore the preconception cleanse – and when you can safely do it (it should fit into a long-term plan for conception, not directly before you try to conceive!).

(NOTE: Want the Top Easy Steps to Boosting Your Fertility? Use these 5 simple, evidence-based steps to get pregnant and carry your healthy baby to term. Get them here.)

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Kristen
 

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