Why The Health Of Your Gut Impacts Ovarian Function

Jul 24, 2023

Why The Health Of Your Gut Impacts Ovarian Function

We’re digging into gut health and why this matters when you are TTC.

Addressing gut health is key for anyone on the fertility journey (especially if you have low AMH and/or high FSH).

So often we myopically focus on the AMH and FSH levels and forget about our health.

If you are dealing with any digestive issues such as loose stools, constipation, burping, bloating and gas consider this a HUGE clue that there is an imbalance in your body.

Even if you don’t have any digestive symptoms, you could still have gut issues (we see this all the time). You may have perfect digestion, but perhaps you are dealing with joint pain, mood imbalances, skin issues, or autoimmunity.

As part of our Fab Fertile Method, we always recommend a stool test. For women with low AMH and/or high FSH, we see a theme of parasites, bacterial infections, and fungal infections.

These nasty critters are wreaking havoc on the body. When the body is under attack, it wants to survive, not procreate.

So, how do we optimize gut health so that you can improve pregnancy success?

Today, I'm welcoming Jackie Bowker to the podcast. Jackie is an award-winning functional nutritionist, gut expert, speaker, and podcaster.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  1. Why gut health matters for fertility (especially for low AMH/high FSH)
  2. The correction between gut health and thyroid dysfunction
  3. Signs of leaky gut and potential gut infections
  4. Diet and lifestyle strategies to improve gut health to improve pregnancy outcomes







    6:30 LEAKY GUT 101

    • What is leaky gut?
    • The lining of the gut is so critical and protecting it is really important.
    • How gut health impacts your overall health
    • Factors that contribute to developing leaky gut
    • Symptoms of leaky gut

    My history with gut issues
    Antibiotics are like a hand grenade to the gut.
    60 to 70% of your immune system lives in your gut.


    • Three keystone species of bacteria for good gut health
    • How the keystone bacteria protect your gut lining
    • Supporting the good bacteria in your gut


    • The role of stomach acid in your gut health
    • How H. pylori infections can compromise the production of stomach acid and affect nutrient absorption


    • The symptoms that we don’t link to the gut are the most important ones.
    • Neurological symptoms linked to disruptions in the gut lining
    • Gut health and unexplained infertility


    • Why Jackie likes utilizing the GI map
    • How gut dysbiosis can lead to autoimmune issues like asthma
    • The connection between gut imbalance and metabolism


    • Why we recommend working with a practitioner
    • The top supplements Jackie recommends to heal the gut lining and support your good gut bacteria
    • It’s essential to balance your blood sugar.
    • The role of fiber can’t be underestimated.
    • The importance of fiber and polyphenols in promoting a healthy gut flora

    37:15 MINDSET

    • Jackie’s ABCs for a good mindset
    • Feeding yourself with positivity




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