Connecting Fertility & Nutrition
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
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
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
Schedule an initial appointment with our nutrition consultant by calling us at (888) 819-5177.