Sacred Foods for Fertility

I’m sure you’ve all been waiting to hear what I learned and thought about the “Sacred Foods for Fertility” session, lead by Kaayla Daniel. Well, let me see if I can get some of my thoughts together for you! While she touched on some things we’ve already been discussing, there were a few new tidbits for me as well. And since I know there are so many of you waiting on the info, I’ll quickly get to the point and give you my notes with in depth followup later on.

Her first point was that fertility is not only about reproduction, it’s about living our lives as empowered individuals. And I totally agree! Because really, even if we are not on a path to trying for a baby, it’s imperative that we nourish our bodies and know how they work. I can tell you from experience, the more I know about how my body works, and the more I nourish it back to health, the more I am at peace with what it is capable of. And eating a nourishing diet is not just for fertile women, it’s for everyone.

A couple other quotes I jotted down:

“Chronological age is not as important as overall health when fertility is concerned.”

“We shouldn’t be chasing fertility, we should be attracting fertility.” (Meaning that we should be preparing our bodies to be as fertile as they can be, not forcing it to do something it’s not ready for.)

The problems we have with our standard american diet:

  • HFCS (high fructose corn syrup)
  • MSG
  • Aspartame
  • GMOs  (genetically modified organisms)
  • Pesticide residues
  • High soy diets/vegan diets/vegetarian diets – all were used in the past to quell sexual desire and cause infertility
  • Toxic metals -aluminum (from cans, foil, vax), mercury(from vax, tooth fillings) cadmium, lead, nickel
  • Toxic levels of minerals that our bodies require but we have to much of – copper, manganese

It was also stated that:

  • women who are to thin or to fat regularly fail to ovulate.
  • Prozac and other medications can not only kill the desire to procreate, but the ability to as well.

Pytoestrogens (soy)can cause:

  • Infertility
  • Endometreosis
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Masculization of females
  • Feminism of males
  • They harm the thyroid – effect everything
  • Moms who eat a lot of soy give birth to boys who; have missformed p*nis’s, hypostasis , hermaphrodites, gyneco….something (man boobs)

Environmental estrogens were also brought up and I was pleased she gave actual examples of what would be a xenoestrogen.

Xenoestrogens – (environmental estrogens)
FD&C Red dye #3
BPA
DES
BHA – bcp’s
DDT
PCBs
Parabens

Toxic Lifestyle:

  • Women need to slow down!
  • Change simple things like using a french press instead of a coffeemaker so that you aren’t ingesting dioxides.
  • Electric lights could be causing our cycles to go awry. (also known as lunaception if you’d like to google it before I can cover it fully) We used to be in tune with the moon.

Raw Milk:

  • In a recent study of 18,500 women it showed that those drinking whole milk were more likely to ovulate.

Eggs:

  • Eat eggs of every species (chicken, duck, fish, ostrich, etc)
  • Eat 2 eggs every day
  • They are high in calcium, b6, b12, and zinc
  • Cholesterol is essential for producing hormones!!!

And now we get into the odd foods!

  • We are to eat the animal from head to tail
  • Liver is important
  • Other cultures eat the t*sticles and p*nis’s. (you can figure those out right? While they don’t make me blush to say them, I’d rather not have creepers finding my site) This also reminds me of the homeopathic idea that “Like cures Like”.
  • Bone marrow is a wonderfully, healthy food!

Herbs that could help:

  • maca
  • horny goat weed
  • ginseng

So as you can see, she packed a lot into a short session! The audio be available to buy online at some point as well – I’ll let you know when I see the link.

*This post is linked to Real Food Wednesday

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.

Comments

  1. Great notes! Sounds like there was a lot of helpful information at the conference!

  2. Great information here! I just wanted to say that for the first time in 6 children, I am experiencing amenorrhea (natural absence of cycle due to breastfeeding). The ONLY thing I’ve done differently is eating organic hormone-free, grass-fed meat! Amazing what changing one little thing can do!
    Amy

  3. I have to know what you’re referring to with a coffee maker. If the same things go in (hot water/coffee) how would a coffee maker create a toxin coming out?

    donielle Reply:

    @Dawn, It’s the filter that causes the dioxin. If you use one of those reusable stainless steel drop in filters or maybe really good ‘green/organic’ (?) filters, it wouldn’t be an issue.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this information. It is nice to read a post that recommends incoporating certain animal foods into a diet and limiting the intake of some well known “good for you” foods –i.e soy. Everywhere you go nowadays you hear vegan this and vegetarian that and while I love to eat consciously, it’s important to understand how food affects our bodies at a hormonal level. And a healthy hormonal balance is extremely important in maintaining a overall well-being.
    Thanks again!! I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts!! ~Christine

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