Fertility

What Type of Folate Should You Take?

What Type of Folate Should You Take?

There is a lot of confusion about folate, folic acid, MTHFR gene mutation, and supplementation. I am going to break it down for you in simple terms. I want you to be confident that you are getting enough of the right kind of folate for your body.

Please Don't Take Folic Acid

Please Don't Take Folic Acid

The bottom line is if you take folic acid and have a mthfr gene mutation or your cell receptors are blocked because of too much folic acid you are at higher risk for infertility issues, recurrent pregnancy loss, preeclampsia, a child with Down syndrome or autism, postpartum depression or chronic depression, and elevated homocysteine levels.

6 Lab Tests to Help You Get Pregnant

6 Lab Tests to Help You Get Pregnant

As high as 30%, of infertility is unexplained meaning there is not a pin-pointed reason why the couple cannot get pregnant. Unexplained infertility is very frustrating as it does not give you any direction to go forward. Lab tests oftentimes uncover the reason. Here are the ones I recommend, in order or all at once. 

Four Causes of Insomnia During Pregnancy

Four Causes of Insomnia During Pregnancy

During pregnancy women want to be even more careful what they take so certain drugs are out. I want to dig a bit deeper into why you may not be sleeping and what you can do to help it even during pregnancy.

Are You Really Eating Healthy for Pregnancy?

Are You Really Eating Healthy for Pregnancy?

If you asked me what makes the biggest difference in pregnancy for the health of the mom and baby I would say NUTRITION. Yet, this is not a priority for most care providers. So many times I have heard women say their care provider said, ”It does not matter what you eat as long as you eat enough”. There is great confusion over what is nutrition, what actually provides health to the body.

Number 1 Most Important Test Before You Get Pregnant!

Number 1 Most Important Test Before You Get Pregnant!

I am fascinated with how to have healthy pregnancy and children. When can you most impact the health of your child and pregnancy? The answer is before you get pregnant. There is a foundation of health that you pass on your baby that can only be done before pregnancy. Your baby will be created from a sperm and egg that reflect the health of your bodies especially in the 5 months before you get pregnant.  So what do you need to do to lay down a healthy foundation for your baby?

Do Not Treat Genes ---- Answers to MTHFR Gene Mutation

Simply put, having the mthfr mutation could be the cause of recurrent miscarriages and a whole host of other problems.

We have the genes we have ---- that does not change ---- but the good news is we do not treat genes, we support methylation pathways. If methylation is working well we are good and if it is not we are prone to the issues mentioned above. So how do we support methylation?

Cure for PCOS

Cure for PCOS

1 in 5 women have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) but few realize it and even fewer know they can heal their body naturally. Metabolic Chaos is a term coined by Reed Davis of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. He explains that it exists because of hidden complexities in a person's metabolism and unappreciated influences from their environment. So the key is to find the cause of stress in the body that is affecting the hormones and help reverse it. We have two great keys with PCOS.