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Fertility Diet and Lifestyle Suggestions

Foods to eat( omega 3 fatty acid, protein and iron rich food)

  • Red raspberry leaf tea
  • Warm water with lemon and honey
  • Trail mix with Walnuts, cashew, Goji berries and longan fruit
  • Cardamom, Nutmeg, Ginger(for cold damp patterns with white thick tongue coating and teeth mark)
  • Yams
  • Sweet Potato
  • Squash
  • Pumpkin
  • Avocado and egg( one per day)
  • Raspberry and other berries
  • Broccoli and dark leafy green vegetables ( eat with vitamin C rich fruit to increase non heme iron absorption)

Foods or Drink to avoid : (Acid inducing and cold natured foods)

  • Ice cubes, Ice cream
  • Refined sugar
  • Soda(have refined sugars, which create unstable blood sugar levels)
  • Coffee(choose Wulong, green, or black tea instead, coffee is acid inducing)
  • Alcohol(acid inducing beverage)
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Hydrogenated oil(cause inflammation)

Life style suggestions:

  • Please do not use tampons during menstruation, use pad instead (tampons can block the blood flow, which increase the risk of endometriosis)
  • Please schedule a week off during and after IVF transfer to reduce stress in order to increase the chance of pregnancy.
  • Please do belly breathing exercise with meditation and yoga to increase energy flow to the uterus(check yoga with bird on YouTube).
  • Restful sleep is the best way to help regulate hormone. Staying away from electronics and relaxing with mindful breathing help with deep restful sleep.
  • Staying away from sexual activity during the first three months of pregnancy if there is tendency to miscarriage
  • Please keep hydrated during the day especially from 3:00pm to 5:00pm to help your body detox.
  • Please take Vitamin B12 supplement and eat adequate food rich in zinc and selenium if you are vegetarian.