Alcohol and making babies – too many false alarms?

Alcohol and making babies - too many false alarms? How much wine is safe when trying to conceive? Alcohol exposure in pregnancy carries risks, sure. It has been known for decades that alcohol use while trying to conceive and later in pregnancy can lead to a variety of effects on physical, mental and behavioral development of babies. However, how much alcohol at what time of pregnancy causes which defects in babies is currently [...]

2018-06-18T10:31:43+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Mediterranean, Harvard Fertility-Diet, low-carb, Paleo? What did I eat during the time I was trying to get pregnant and why?

Mediterranean, Harvard Fertility-Diet, low-carb, Paleo? What did I eat during the time I was trying to get pregnant and why? Image credit: apolonia at FreeDigitalPhotos.net We are physiologically adapted to a varied diet without too much sugar, without toxins and additives, and we can cope with irregular meals, or even occasional hunger. Yes, hunger. Please take one breath and try to imagine that 99% of our evolutionary time has passed with such nutritional [...]

2018-06-18T11:37:05+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Tags: , , |

While Low-carb and Paleo-diet might help increase fertility naturally there is one thing to be aware of

While Low-carb and Paleo-diet might help increase fertility naturally there is one thing to be aware of My husband loves to cook paleo As you can read all over my blog, there are at least two diet styles that are scientifically proven to increase fertility in women. These are the Mediterranean diet with its many fertility benefits published over the last years and the Harvard Fertility-diet, which works particularly well in women with ovulatory disorders. But [...]

2018-06-18T11:39:24+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Could some aspects of the Paleo-diet help increase fertility?

Could some aspects of the Paleo-diet help increase fertility? One option that is becoming increasingly popular and discussed in terms of increasing natural fertility as well as maximizing health in general, is so-called Paleolithic or Paleo nutrition. This oldest way of eating has only been “discovered” in recent years, its direct effects on pregnancy rates of those who are trying to conceive have not yet been the focus of systematic clinical studies.   A Paleo approach to [...]

2018-06-18T11:46:40+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Conceive faster with the Mediterranean diet

Conceive faster with the Mediterranean diet Image credit: apolonia at FreeDigitalPhotos.net There are some pretty crazy ideas out there in the world, such as if you sleep with a knife under your mattress you’ll have a boy child. Utterly ridiculous but people in some cultures do it. Also the doggy style position is recommended to couples who wish to conceive a boy (which is probably equally crazy, but at least not so dangerous to try). There [...]

2018-06-18T12:44:47+00:00 March 14th, 2015|Tags: , , |

New studies about mediterranean diet plus a few more nutrition tips

New studies about mediterranean diet plus a few more nutrition tips Image courtesy Keko64 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net One simple lifestyle intervention you may want to consider while trying to get pregnant is eating Mediterranean diet. Although the ultimate mechanism behind why Mediterranean diet works needs yet to be determined (please see the original studies below), preliminary data clearly show that couples eating diets high in whole grains, fish fruits and vegetables had far less trouble getting [...]

2018-06-19T08:26:22+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Wish to get pregnant faster? Eat mediterranean diet!

Wish to get pregnant faster? Eat mediterranean diet! Image courtesy of rakratchada torsap at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Countless women of 35 and above worry about how to get pregnant faster. When biological clock starts ticking its last years, women have no choice but to wish to have a first baby quickly, then wait a short time between pregnancies and complete their family as soon as possible. I know that because I've been there myself.   What foods [...]

2018-06-19T08:52:14+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |