What To Do If You have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Infertility

Apr 18, 2019

What To Do If You have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Infertility
I'm excited to welcome Angie Alt to the podcast. We’re digging into digging into the link between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Infertility. Angie Alt, CHC, NTC, is a Nutritional Therapy Consultant, Certified Health Coach and author of The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook and co-author of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. She is the creator of SAD to AIP in SIX, an online coaching program that has helped thousands of people on the path to wellness, teaching them how to transition their diets and lifestyle over a six-week period. Angie also partnered with Dr. Gauree Konijeti, Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, to run a medical study entitled, "Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease" which had amazing results published in 2017. In 2015, Angie partnered with Autoimmune-Paleo.com founder, Mickey Trescott. Together, Mickey and Angie, transitioned Autoimmune-Paleo.com to AutoimmuneWellness.com in 2017, best reflecting their vision for AIP as a mainstream option for those with autoimmune disease in the near future. Angie lives in the Washington, D.C. area. I started the Get Pregnant Naturally podcast because after I discovered Functional Medicine I wanted everyone else to know about it too! However, I didn't discover how powerful it can be until I was fully in menopause. But if you are still cycling naturally...there are steps we can take using the tools of functional medicine. Today we're talking about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the correlation to infertility. Even if you don't have IBD....this episode is MUST listen. My guest, Angie Alt, ran a medical study, for people with IBD using the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP Diet). By week 6 - 11/15 (73%) of study participants, and all 11 maintained clinical remission during the maintenance phase of the study. This is HUGE! Plus we talk about a success story using the AIP Diet and POF/POI. This is one of the strategies we suggest to our clients too! Check out this video success story (Allison's story) - tissues HIGHLY recommended. In this episode you'll learn: 1) What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's. We discuss the connection with IBD and our fertility. 2) The link between secondary infertility and autoimmunity. If you have an autoimmune disease - do not miss this. 3) We discuss the medical study in detail and how this can impact our fertility journey. 4) Plus we talk about POI/POF and the benefits of the AIP diet. And why lifestyle changes are so crucial.
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