Being Vegetarian doesn’t mean being just meat-free. I loathe menus that state they have Vegetarian options only to discover it’s a meatless dish, with no excitement, personality or thought put into it.
To do Vegetarianism properly you need to follow these ideas to maximise your protein intake.
Being Vegan and trying to conceive isn’t impossible. However, from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective relying on a diet solely of raw food and smoothies is a big NO-NO and not helpful to conception.
Instead foods that nourish Qi and Blood become paramount for Vegans. Here I share some recipes that have great ideas when it comes to nourishing Qi and Blood when you’re Vegan.
Work is putting the pressure on, the Family Social Calendar is on overload, you keep trying to hold it all together and maintain an appearance of everything is fine… but it’s not. Inside you may feel annoyed, resentful, angry or even a bit down in the dumps. Stress is not to be underestimated. Brushing it under the carpet can amplify the problems rather than using smart strategies to untangle your Stress. Let’s take a look at 5 Simple Secrets to managing your Stress.
Building your yin is very important to fertility for both men and women. In women, their yin is reflected in their oestrogen levels, egg quality and cervical mucus. In men, yin relates to their sperm quality. Without Yin, fertility can be of poor quality. We’ve already discussed Yin & Fertility, in this article here. Now we’ll show some recipes that can help build Yin in the body through food & nutrition.
Fertility for Men & Women in particular the Dry Fertility type can lead to problems conceiving. In The Yin Ova Center‘s Jill Blakeway & Dr Sami’s book “Making Babies” they discuss 5 Fertility types, including the Dry Fertility type. Why is overcoming dryness is important in fertility? Why strengthening Yin is the antidote to dryness, and How do you help your body gain Yin energy?
Chicken Bone Broth for a stockpot
1 Organic Chicken
2cm knob ginger chopped, 2 cloves garlic
2 carrots, 4 celery sticks chopped
1 red onion (optional)
6 cups water
Parsley, Chilli (optional)
Pepper & salt to season
Brown the onion, carrots, and celery in a pan until onion is soft.
Place Organic chicken whole into a stockpot. Cover with the Water & throw in ginger, garlic, celery, carrots & onion.
Bring to the boil and low the heat to a simmer for 1hr.
It’s ready when you pick up a leg that the meat pulls away from the bone. Please make sure the meat is cooked properly.
De-bone & de-skin the chicken. Put the meat back into the soup.
Season with Salt, pepper, a small handful of parsley and Chilli if desired, for more of a punch.
Just before serving squeeze fresh lemon juice into the pot. Serve with sourdough bread.
Acupuncture may be something you’re considering when it comes to your fertility plans or other health concerns. But for some people it may be considered “Wu-wu” and a load of hogwash. Others it may be completely off their radar and they don’t know what to expect. Others will have had some experience with acupuncture, whether positive or negative and want to know more. Here we’ll debunk some myths about Acupuncture so you have some solid information in mind when you decide whether it will become part of your fertility plan or not.
For those who want a checklist to scan through for ideas they might not have considered or tried to improve their fertility, this blogpost is for you. Its not an exhaustive list, nor in any particular order. Look at this a good beginning for some fertility basics that look at managing your stress & lifestyle as well as nutrition and balancing your hormones.
If you’ve never tried Acupuncture before, it can seem a bit of a foreign or unusual experience to put yourself through. But thousands of Australians are using the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture to help with aches and pains, bouts of insomnia, headaches, migraines, and managing their PMS. Traditional Chinese Medicine tools of Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine also have a good reputation with the research to back it up for improving fertility too. Here we look at the FAQ’s for the Acupuncture first-timer.