Unlock the Fertility Benefits of a Detox Bath

Unlock the Fertility Benefits of a Detox Bath
One of my favorite ways to unwind and improve my health at the same time is by utilizing detox baths.

Part self care, part HEALTH care - detoxing your body from toxins and ‘yuck’ during whatever healing journey you’re on is an easy, cheap, relaxing way to help the healing process move along.

Think about it: if your body is all gunked up with toxins (official terminology there! ;) ), die off from dis-ease fighting, damaged/dead cells, heavy metals, chemicals, etc,. It's a LOT for a body to keep up on!  Especially if your also focused on healing infertility and getting pregnant!

The components of a detox bath can offer additional healing properties beyond just drawing toxins out of your pores. 
They can:
 *Reduce inflammation
 *Provide key mineral nutrition that is hard to get  through food 
*Balance the pH of your body (necessary for maximum health!)
*Improve immune function...and more!
Here’s a simple Base Recipe for an EXCELLENT detox bath! 
Don’t like soaking in the tub? Cut ingredients in half and do a foot soak instead!

1c Epsom salts - a source of Magnesium and other key minerals for your body; hugely helpful detoxer. Yes, you can absorb that goodness through your skin!

1/4c Apple Cider vinegar - helps with inflammation, and helps you sweat out impurities

1/2c Bentonite clay - pH reducer - a good thing!, pulls toxins, heavy metals, and waste
1/4c Baking Soda 

4-6 Drops of Essential oils of your choice - for added relaxation, healing, and detoxing benefits (make sure they're labeled for topical use!!!!)

Epsom Salt Made up of magnesium and sulfate, Epsom salts help your body absorb key minerals and draw out toxins. They can also reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and help relieve muscle pain and soreness. 
Apple cider vinegar is an effective and natural way to detox your body. When added to a detox bath, it helps reduce inflammation, balance the pH of your body and draw out toxins from the pores of the skin. It can help improve immune function, cleanse the skin, and aid in digestion. Additionally, it's high in antioxidants which provide additional health benefits for your body. Apple cider vinegar is also known for its therapeutic properties and can help reduce stress and relax the mind and body. 
Bentonite Clay is one of the key ingredients in this recipe. It's a natural clay that has been used for centuries to help draw out toxins from the body. Bentonite clay is made up of aged volcanic ash that has been exposed to seawater. It absorbs toxins, heavy metals, and waste from the body while also providing essential minerals like calcium and magnesium. Bentonite clay is an alkaline substance which helps to balance the pH levels in your body, making it easier for your body to heal itself. 

Baking Soda helps with pH balance, and can help reduce inflammation. 

When combined, ingredients like Epsom salts, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils, bentonite clay can create a powerful detox bath that will help you relax while also helping your body rid itself of toxins. Not only does this combination help draw out impurities from your skin but it also helps reduce inflammation and improve immune function. If you’re looking for a way to relax and improve your health at the same time then consider adding a detox bath into your routine! 

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I think I have infertility. Now What? 8 First-Steps to Take

I think I have infertility. Now What? 8 First-Steps to Take
 I think I have infertility. Now What? 8 First-Steps to Take | Parents

 If you're struggling to conceive, here are eight first steps that can help you find answers and get started on treatment.
Struggling with infertility can be a daunting and emotional journey, but there are actionable steps you can take to navigate this challenge more effectively. Understanding infertility, closely monitoring menstrual cycles, and seeking professional assistance are key methods to improve your chances of conceiving. Additionally, simple lifestyle changes, such as diet modifications that include high-antioxidant foods and reducing inflammatory responses, can significantly impact fertility health.

In pursuit of enhancing fertility, incorporating quality whole-food supplements into your routine can also be beneficial. It's important to choose supplements derived from food sources rather than synthetic alternatives to avoid harmful substances and ensure maximum nutritional benefits. Detoxifying your living environment by selecting non-toxic cleaning products, especially laundry items that are in constant contact with your skin, can further support your reproductive health.

Exploring holistic approaches like acupuncture can offer dual benefits in increasing fertility and reducing stress, both of which play a crucial role in successful conception. Seeking emotional support through professional counseling or community forums can offer comfort and guidance throughout the infertility journey. Remember, facing infertility does not signify the impossibility of achieving your dreams of parenthood; with a dedicated approach and today's advancements, many paths lead to the joy of starting a family.

Urea Plasma and 4 Other Tests YOU must Have BEFORE Your First IVF

 Urea Plasma and 4 Other Tests YOU must Have BEFORE Your First IVF
The journey to conceive can be fraught with unexpected challenges, as highlighted by the painful experiences of individuals who suffered due to unperformed medical tests. These stories reveal how a lack of specific diagnostic tests before starting treatment can lead to repeated failed procedures, unnecessary heartache, and significant financial burden. Advocacy for oneself in the healthcare system is crucial to ensure access to the best possible care and to avoid missed opportunities for prevention and treatment.

For example, a simple test for a condition that often presents infertility as its only symptom could have prevented years of unsuccessful fertility treatments and heartbreaking miscarriages for one couple. Another scenario details the frustration and deepened anger of learning about a fundamental genetic test only after numerous failed interventions. Such oversights underscore the importance of comprehensive initial testing to avoid preventable losses and emotional trauma.

The blog post emphasizes the need for patients to be proactive in their healthcare journey, especially when it comes to fertility issues. Recommending tests for conditions like balanced translocation disorder, extended thyroid panels, and natural killer cells, the post urges individuals to seek these out as part of their pre-treatment assessments to safeguard their investments in IVF and enhance their chances of a successful pregnancy. Through these narratives, the post advocates for informed self-advocacy in navigating the often complex process of fertility treatment.

How to prepare for pregnancy after 35: My top 3 list

How to prepare for pregnancy after 35: My top 3 list
We all know that the average age of a first time mom is increasing but what if that’s you? What can you do to prepare your body for pregnancy if your TTC after 35? Despite what friends and even your doctor may tell you, don't take a wait and see approach to your fertility after 35. While it’s true that more women than ever are getting pregnant after 35, it’s also true that more women (and men) than ever are experiencing infertility. While you don’t have to rush to see a fertility doctor you should start to actively establish what your fertility health is NOW and work on things in your control to improve it.

Establish if you’re reproductive system is healthy by getting basic physical and blood panel done, a hormone panel and an extended thyroid panel which includes

Preparing your body for pregnancy after the age of 35 requires a proactive approach, rather than a passive 'wait and see' attitude towards fertility. Key steps include undergoing comprehensive health checks to establish a baseline of your reproductive system's status, including a variety of physical exams, hormone panels, and thyroid tests. Such foundational health assessments are often covered by insurance and can be crucial in navigating any potential fertility issues that may arise later.

It's also critical to assess and adjust lifestyle habits and dietary choices, as these significantly impact fertility. Maintaining a healthy weight, prioritizing whole foods over processed ones, and ensuring adequate hydration can dramatically influence hormonal balance and overall reproductive health. Simple yet impactful lifestyle modifications, embraced by both partners, can enhance fertility prospects substantially.

Incorporating high-quality, whole food supplements into your regimen is crucial for supporting fertility. Opt for supplements that contain bioavailable forms of essential nutrients, such as refrigerated probiotics with diverse strains, whole food prenatal vitamins with natural folate, and a comprehensive magnesium complex. Choosing the right supplements can bolster your reproductive health, ease digestion, improve sleep, and address common deficiencies, thereby setting a strong foundation for a successful pregnancy.

Constance Lewis, Struck by Lightening

Constance Lewis, Struck by Lightening

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