Did your mom know best? Is liver really good for your health and fertility? with Nora DeBora

Dec 05, 2022

Did your mom know best? Is liver really good for your health and fertility? with Nora DeBora

We’re digging into why liver can help when you are TTC.

I remember my mom frying up liver on the stove when I was a kid (she would now cringe at this because she’s been a vegan for 35 years!). The smell made me gag and I would run and hide in the other room so I didn’t have to eat it.

I recently tried it again, sautéed with onions and spices. I ate the liver by itself – nope still hate it! But then we made liver pate. Definitely tasted better, but still an acquired taste.

Organ meats and liver in particular are making a comeback. Liver is among the most nourishing foods on the planet, especially if it’s sourced from a grass-fed, well-treated animal.

How do we know if consuming liver is right for us as we prepare for pregnancy?And what can we do if we hate the taste?

Today I’m excited to welcome Nora DeBora to the podcast. Nora is a Preconception Health Coach, Holistic Nutritionist and Fertility Awareness Practitioner.

In this episode you'll learn:

  1. What we need to know about liver when we are TTC
  2. But isn’t the liver toxic? That’s where all the toxins go. How do we know if organ meat is right for us?
  3. What type of liver to consume
  4. If you hate the taste of liver, check out our go-to supplement, Perfect Desiccated Liver capsules




              03:56 WELCOME NORA DeBORA

              • Nora’s journey to becoming a Preconception Health Coach

              06:24 INTRODUCING TODAY’S TOPIC


              • Liver’s vitamin and mineral content blows fruits and vegetables out of the water.

              09:18 NUTRIENTS IN LIVER: VITAMIN A

              • The two main forms of Vitamin A: retinol and beta carotene
              • Vitamin A is important for fertility and egg quality.
              • Other good sources of vitamin A
              • Animal protein is really good for your fertility.

              11:44 NUTRIENTS IN LIVER: VITAMIN D

              13:27 NUTRIENTS IN LIVER: IRON

              • Anemia in pregnancy has many negative effects on the fetus.
              • About 20% of women don’t have sufficient reserves of iron.

              14:14 NUTRIENTS IN LIVER: FOLATE & VITAMIN B12

              16:00 NUTRIENTS IN LIVER: CHOLINE

              • Choline helps increase ovarian function
              • Why liver is a superior dietary source of choline

              16:37 NUTRIENTS IN LIVER: CoQ10

              • CoQ10 is an important antioxidant that protects our tissues from the natural aging process

              17:39 LIVER MYTH: IT’S FULL OF TOXINS

              • What to look for in a good source of liver
              • Toxins are cleaned by the liver, not stored there.

              21:31 VITAMIN A IN PREGNANCY

              • Why high doses of vitamin A are not recommended during pregnancy
              • Supplements are not a replacement for food.


              • Creative ways to add liver to other dishes if you don’t like the flavour alone
              • The increasing popularity of organ meats and bone broth
              • What you need to know about desiccated liver in capsule form - We love Perfect Desiccated Liver capsules

              32:30 NORA’S CURRENT OBSESSIONS


              34:45 FINAL THOUGHTS




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