It’s no secret that there are a lot of women out there who have trouble conceiving. In fact, recent stats show that one in four Australian women will never have children – and while some women choose to do so, some women are faced with heartbreaking infertility issues.
While problems with fertility can arise for a number of reasons, Nat Kringoudis owner of The Pagoda Tree, a natural health and fertility clinic in Melbourne, says that for many women who are facing issues, lifestyle factors come into play. “Diet and lifestyles are major contributors to our growing fertility problem,” Nat told journalist and blogger Sarah Wilson. “Of course, diet won’t solve 100% of the problem but it will undoubtedly help your body get more fertile.”
For women who are not planning to conceive, Nat says that fertility is also important as it refers to more than simply a woman’s ability to fall pregnant. “Fertility doesn’t immediately equate to babies,” says Nat. “Fertility is an extension of your health, the potential to conceive. It’s not limited to conception but extends to all reproductive health including health menstrual cycles right through to your bowel movements!”
1. Go organic
In modern times many foods are filled with added chemicals and pesticides that lead to weight gain and mess up women’s fertility. Nat says that eating organic where you can is an easy way to ensure that you are avoiding nasties that can mess with your body.