Why Detoxes and Cleanses May Be Harming Your Fertility
Sep 11, 2023
We’re digging into why fertility cleanses/detoxes can harm fertility and what to do instead if you have low AMH/high FSH.
Preparing your body for conception can be overwhelming and confusing.
All these generalized recommendations may leave us wondering what to do next.
We may think fertility cleanses or detoxes are a good first step.
But what if the detox or cleanse caused unwanted side effects that actually harmed our fertility?
Let’s learn how to support our detoxification pathways safely so that our body is in the best condition for our future baby.
In this episode you'll learn:
- Why fertility detoxes and cleanses may produce short-term effects but don’t address underlying biochemical imbalances (also, is a heavy metal detox a good idea?)
- How to support your detox pathways (simple yet powerful steps that help prepare your body for a baby)
- Nutrition and supplements that support detoxification (don’t waste time and money on supplements that don’t give you the results)
3:35 WELCOME KATY BRADBURY
5:32 WHY WE’RE TALKING ABOUT DETOXES & CLEANSES
- Detoxification is important, but make sure you're doing it correctly.
- “Detox” means different things to different people.
- Why we’re cautious about many of the strict cleanses/detoxes out there
8:35 DETOX DANGERS
- Potential risks of detoxification during conception
- How heavy metal detoxes can be harmful to your fertility journey
- A rigorous detox requires a specialist, not a DIY approach
11:15 A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO DETOXIFICATION
- Why the elimination diet is the gold standard to start with on the fertility journey
- Reducing exposure to inflammatory foods, personal care products, and environmental toxins for fertility and overall health
- Rethinking what your body needs for detoxification
- Detoxification is about removing toxins from the body.
- Simple ways to reduce the toxic burden on your body through personal care products
- Get Pregnant Naturally | Episode 338: How To Know If Your Menstrual Products Are Harming Your Fertility
- How exercise and physical movement aid detoxification processes and improve overall fertility
- Get Pregnant Naturally | Episode 139: How To Know What Your Poop Means For Fertility
18:10 STRESS & MENTAL HEALTH
- The impact of toxic thoughts on your health
- It’s crucial to address stress as part of the detox process
- Toxic thoughts can be considered a toxin.
- Using adrenal testing to identify stress
- Symptoms and effects of chronic stress
22:26 SLEEP & HORMONE BALANCE
- Common sleep issues and their causes
- Adopting good sleep hygiene practices
- How to prevent nighttime blood sugar crashes
- Your bedroom should be for intimacy and sleep.
- Recommendations for getting a good night’s sleep
28:36 SUPPORTING THE LIVER
- Foods that can help the detoxification process
- The liver is one of the primary organs for detoxification
- The liver is a wonder organ.
- We need a diverse plant-based diet for a healthy gut microbiome
- Be mindful of the quality and treatment of animal produce to avoid increasing your toxic burden.
- A diet rich in antioxidants helps to reduce your toxic burden
- Why we like castor oil packs
- Queen of Thrones Original Organic Castor Oil Pack for Liver Kit
36:00 BLOOD SUGAR
- Blood sugar imbalances are one of the first places that we can start to address any health issue
- Our blood glucose levels are not to be taken lightly.
- Blood sugar levels that are all over the place will hinder your health journey
- How a protein-rich diet can help with balancing blood sugar
39:09 SUPPLEMENTS TO HELP WITH DETOXIFICATION
- Why it’s important to work with the guidance of an experienced practitioner
42:03 FINAL THOUGHTS
- Key principles of good health
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- Episode 389: Want to get pregnant this year?
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During our call, we’ll be discussing what you have tried so far and where you’ve faced challenges. This can feel stressful but is designed to help us get to the root cause of your fertility issues and will help me to give you the best possible action plan at the end of the call. However, to reassure you – on this call we won’t be digging into the trauma associated with infertility/miscarriage/loss – rather we are focused on solutions and an ACTION PLAN as to how our Fab Fertile Method can help you get pregnant naturally.
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