Nutrition

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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Calcium & Magnesium Supplements

The four most important times in life for calcium intake: childhood, pregnancy, lactation and menopause

The important role of calcium in our bodies Humans need calcium to build and maintain strong bones, and 99% of the body’s calcium is in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1% is in the soft tissues, extracellular fluid and blood. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body; an adult contains around 1.0 to …

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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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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 …

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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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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: What To Do If You Get Coronavirus

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

More research on the benefits of Quatrefolic®!  This study set out to determine if Quatrefolic® was effective at reducing homocysteine levels in people with a polymorphism at MTHFR C677T. Homocysteine is an amino acid that can build up in the blood and hyperhomocysteinaemia (high homocysteine levels) is the most common thrombophilia (a tendency towards blood …

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Vegan-friendly Prenatal Vitamin That Also Reduces Morning Sickness

Morning Sickness: Symptoms & Relief

You’re pregnant, yay!  Congratulations!  Unfortunately, around week 6 of pregnancy, the symptoms of morning sickness can start.  It usually subsides around week 14-16 of pregnancy.  Here are a few tips that may help you find relief. Any woman who has suffered from morning sickness knows that it is absolutely debilitating.  It affects a woman’s ability to …

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Best Preconception Vitamins Australia

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 …

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Walnuts Boost Fertility & Baby's Brain

Eat Walnuts to Boost Fertility & Baby’s Brain

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 …

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Prenatal Care Trimester 2 & 3 Birth Preparation Webinar by Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

How To Choose The Best Prenatal Vitamin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With so many prenatal vitamin supplements on the market, how on earth is a health-conscious mama supposed to choose the best one for her and her bub? The foundation for a healthy conception and pregnancy is for both partners to follow a preconception care plan which includes eating a healthy (preferably organic) diet, leading a …

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miscarriage

How Long Should I Wait To Conceive After Miscarriage?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   “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 …

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Do You Really Need To Eat For Two When Pregnant Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

Pregnancy = Eating For Two Right?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] If you’re creating another human it makes sense that you will need extra nutrition to help your little bundle develop some arms, legs, a brain, etc, etc! Who hasn’t heard the old wives tale that you’re ‘eating for two’ when pregnant?  Well actually, research shows improving your lifestyle and eating habits is much more …

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Natural Immune System Boost During Pregnancy Fertility Naturopath

Immune System Support: Conception Through To Pregnancy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Who wants to support their immune system naturally while they are pregnant which will also support their baby in the womb?  Where do I sign up I hear you say!! Pregnancy is obviously a time you don’t want to get bogged down with a cold or flu because you’re building a baby and well… ain’t …

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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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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 …

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Preconception NaturoBest Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 …

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Dirty Dozen Clean Fifteen How Eating Organic Foods Will Benefit Your Pregnancy and Baby Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

Should I Eat Organic Food During Pregnancy?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   So what about better nutrition for pregnancy?  Can’t I just get the extra nutrients I need for a healthy pregnancy through my pregnancy multivitamins?  Yes, you may be able to.  But the foods you are eating may be responsible for a lot more than the average baby brain may think!  We are talking …

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

Preconception Nutrition | Pre-Pregnancy Diet

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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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