Fertility/Preconception

How to know if your pregnancy is viable

How to know if your pregnancy is viable

Positive pregnancy test results are one of the most thrilling experiences a woman can go through. In addition to arming yourself with information about what vitamins to take and what foods to consume during pregnancy, you may also wonder if your pregnancy is viable.   What Is a Viable Pregnancy?   The term “viable” comes from the …

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Tips to boost brain function and memory

Taking Care of Your Brain Health While Eating a Vegan Diet

Veganism We live in a new world with a growing emphasis on clean living, eating fewer animal products and being more environmentally friendly. It can be difficult to know what is ethical and what is required nutritionally when it comes to our diets. With almost half a million Australians now practicing vegans and a total …

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Sperm count declining

Concerns raised over rapidly dropping sperm count to levels below those considered adequate for fertility

A leading reproductive epidemiologist reports that Western men’s sperm count has dropped by over 50 per cent in less than 40 years. Professor in Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Dr Shanna Swan, has written a new book titled ‘Countdown’. In her book she states that sperm counts are declining to levels below those considered adequate …

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Q & A with Nikki – Claire from The Fashion Advocate

Nikki recently interviewed Claire Goldsworthy, founder and boss lady at The Fashion Advocate. The Fashion Advocate is a brand that is all about creating positive change. Learn more about her mission to help us think about how we consume and to consider our footprint before we buy things. We can create positive change.  Claire is …

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Reduce Oestrogen Dominance

3 Nutritional Supplements to Reduce Oestrogen Dominance

Oestrogen dominance can wreak havoc on a woman’s health, fertility, hello blood clots, PMS, mood swings, tender breasts and inflammation! Let’s take a look at 3 nutritional supplements that can improve oestrogen detoxification and support the body holistically.   DIM DIM stands for 3,3′-diindolylmethane and is a phytochemical extracted from cruciferous vegetables. This molecule has …

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Preconception care boosts fertility

Preconception Care and Pregnancy Outcome

The Foresight Preconception Association in the U.K. carried out a study involving 367 couples who took part in a preconception health care program. Among the participating couples, 217 (59%) had a previous history of reproductive problems: 136 were infertile 139 had a history of miscarriages 11 had a stillborn 40 were small-for-dates 15 were low …

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Boost Male Fertility

10 Lifestyle Factors You Can Influence to Help Boost Male Fertility

To make fertilisation happen, a man must be able to have and keep an erection, have enough sperm that are the right shape and move in the right way, and have enough semen to carry the sperm to the egg, according to the U.S. Office on Women’s Health (OWH). A problem in any step in this process can prevent …

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Vegan Australia Certified Calcium and Magnesium Supplement

The importance of magnesium and calcium for good health

  Calcium and magnesium are two particularly important minerals that are often lacking in our diet. Both are vital for healthy bone development and growth, keeping bones strong and dense. The role of calcium Of all the essential minerals found in your body, calcium is the most abundant, and nearly all of it is stored …

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Fertility Diet

How to Boost Your Fertility Through Diet

National Nutrition Week October 11 to October 17 This week is National Nutrition Week and a good reminder how important a nutritionally balanced diet is for both men and women. Tryfor5 is an annual campaign powered by Nutrition Australia encouraging Australians to increase their vegetable consumption to the recommended five serves per day, launching each …

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Male Fertilty Vitamins

The Benefits of taking Preconception Men’s Multivitamins with added Calcium and Magnesium

Research shows how important it is for both women and men to follow a preconception care plan.  For men this includes taking a comprehensive preconception multivitamin for men.  Calcium is important for male fertility so a high potency calcium and magnesium may help as well. There are a number of factors that contribute to the …

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Treating thyroid naturally

How To Treat Thyroid Disorders Naturally

Feeling fatigued?  Poor memory and concentration?  Cold hands and feet?  Weight gain?  Struggling to conceive? These are common symptoms of hypothyroidism or subclinical hypothyroidism.  Commonly, a doctor will request a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) test. If that is within the normal range of 0.4 – 4.00 mU/L, you are usually told there is nothing wrong. So …

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Basal Body Temperature

Basal Body Temperature – How to Know When You’re Fertile

Guest post by Dr Danielle Maguire, Integrative Chinese Medicine Practitioner   Q: What’s one thing that can help your fertility, is basically free and takes less than 1 min per day?? A: Fertility Temperature Charting, otherwise known as Basal Body Temperature Charting (BBT) Fertility can feel like such a mystery sometimes! When we were younger, we …

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How to improve fertility

Prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy (Preconception Health for Women)

Most women want to do everything possible to prepare for a healthy pregnancy. When you fall pregnant, it’s reassuring knowing that you and your partner have put in the effort to ditch poor lifestyle habits and improve your nutrient intake. You now have the confidence of a good outcome – a healthy pregnancy and ultimately …

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Men’s Preconception Health Care in Australian General Practice

Preconception care involves both partners improving their diet, changing unhealthy lifestyle behaviours and taking nutritional supplements to help reduce the risk of birth defects and optimise the health of their baby. The first health care professional a couple usually consults with is their general practitioner.  However, this research demonstrated that men rarely receive fertility or …

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Protect from Coronavirus Pregnancy

Boosting Immunity During Pregnancy

With the Coronavirus outbreak, pregnant women around the world are wondering how they can safely boost their immunity during pregnancy. Let’s consider the most commonly prescribed immune-boosting nutrients and herbs.  More importantly, are they safe to take during pregnancy? Vitamin A Increases our resistance to infection, boosts antibody production and enhances the activity of our …

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Recurrent miscarriages

Quatrefolic Reduces Homocysteine

What is Quatrefolic? Man-made folic acid, contained in supplements and added to foods is not biologically active and needs to be converted into the metabolically active 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) through a multi-step process where the enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) owns a key role. Folate status in pregnancy is a critical factor for proper foetal development.  Humans cannot …

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NaturoBest | Vegan-friendly Pre Pregnancy Vitamins

Preconception vs Prenatal Vitamins: What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between preconception vitamins and prenatal vitamins? Preconception During the 4-month preconception period, the aim for women is boosting nutrient levels.  In particular, folate, vitamin B12, choline, iodine, iron and zinc which are crucial nutrients to a healthy conception and pregnancy.  It is possible that you may need additional supplements than those …

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Walnuts Boost Fertility & Baby's Brain

Eat Walnuts to Boost Fertility & Baby’s Brain

I love the power of food as medicine!  When it comes to walnuts you get a double whammy when it comes to fertility and the health of your baby. Sperm Health This study investigated whether adding walnuts to the diet of men eating a Western style diet would improve sperm health. What they discovered was …

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miscarriage

How Long Should I Wait To Conceive After Miscarriage?

“How long should I wait after a miscarriage before conceiving again?”  This is a common question following a miscarriage or therapeutic abortion. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends waiting at least 6 months after miscarriage or abortion before attempting to conceive again.  The reason for this is to reduce the risk of adverse birth outcomes …

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Chemicals in Plastics, Food-Like Food and Your Health Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

Pantry Flip! For a Clear and Calm Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most important times in life to look at your foods in your life and assess if it is best for you and your future kiddies. This will help your future baby but also your whole family if they are keen to get on board the pregnancy nutrition bandwagon, which straight …

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Preconception NaturoBest Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

Thinking About Preconception? Here Are Some Lifestyle Changes To Consider.

Want to know about the small lifestyle changes you can make when planning your preconception journey? Maybe cold-pressing your own juice or attempting downward dog yoga pose is low on your priority list?  I feel you! Follow these simple tips to achieve optimal health for your journey. Not all of us have enough time in …

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The Top Four Nutrients for Preconception and Pregnancy Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

Preconception Nutrition | Pre-Pregnancy Diet

So you have made the big decision to plan for a baby and think about preconception and pregnancy nutrition, congratulations! While some pregnant women may paint the total blissful picture of pregnancy the whole way through – haaaahaha – I hear second-time mum’s out there.  It may not be this way for others.  Blissful may …

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