Fertility & Nutrition

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Adopting Healthful Habits for Fertility in Palm Beach

Getting pregnant usually requires a healthy and fully functioning body and in order to achieve that there may be several measures which need to be taken. Our Palm Beach fertility doctor believes that helping patients achieve a successful pregnancy involves modern medicine, as well as a holistic approach to health and wellness. As part of a fertility treatment regimen, we offer helpful patient resources that include one-on-one nutrition counseling.

Highly-Trained Nutrition Consultant

At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we care about your body and helping you get to the point in your health where you can achieve. This is why we have enlisted the help of Tara Mears, a consultant who offers holistic nutrition plans and weight loss strategies. These plans are put together to boost fertility and control autoimmune disorders such as MS, endocrine disrupters such as PCOS, and gluten sensitivities.

Recent Studies Warn Against High Fat Dairy

There are certain types of foods or eating habits which may play a role in your reproductive health and the success of fertility treatments. Something you may have never realized affected your ability to conceive may be playing a large part and it is important to consider changing your lifestyle and eating habits. We are here to educate you and ensure you can make the best choices.

A few specific facts about dairy and the way they affect fertility include:

  • Men who consumed dairy products, especially high fat dairy, saw a decrease in semen quality (motility and concentration).
  • Men who consumed a diet high in carbohydrates also experienced a decrease in semen quality (concentration).
  • Improved IVF success rates were associated with patients who ate a high protein, low carbohydrate diet.
  • Conversely, women should avoid low fat dairy and instead opt for sensible servings of full fat dairy.

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

While there is no specific “fertility diet” or particular food that will significantly increase your chances for conception, a sensible diet and optimal body mass index will provide a foundation for success. We suggest focusing on a Mediterranean-type diet, consuming whole foods such as whole grains, vegetables, and fruit. Patients with a diagnosis of unexplained infertility, PCOS, or endometriosis should pay close attention to diet and blood sugar levels.

Adopting a healthful lifestyle will yield benefits that transcend your fertility journey. Schedule an initial appointment with our nutrition consultant by calling us at (888) 819-5177.

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