Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Feed Yourself Fertile

Bearing a baby in the belly requires a fertile inner landscape, yet beyond the baby-bearing process, fertility is the sensation of being ripe on the inside so that creative juices are flowing; openness, grace and beauty are matriculating. A lack of fertility may be for many reasons -- nutrition is a healthy place to start to identify what may be not fully fueling your fertility factor. From your current practices of feeding your body, are there ways you could make your food more appealing to you? Think about sexifying your plate. In Geneen Roth's terms, this is eat with gusto. In terms of essential dietary wisdom: eat with your eyes, feel the food going into your body, make your food insanely delicious. You are discerning with whom you have relationships, why not be discerning about your food?

Fertilizing your body through food involves simplifying your diet, yet becoming aware of your dietary blueprint. When you eat, who are you also you are feeding? How you feed yourself impacts others because it is a ritual you perform every day of your life, a few times per day or more, in which you acknowledge: I am alive, I am well. I feed myself and create more life. I choose to eat foods that nourish my body and mind. If fertility and longevity is a priority in your life, the most efficient way to healthy hormones and harmonized brain chemistry, is through balancing the amino acid content of your food and the next best way is to choose foods which naturally stimulate your beauty response as well as fertilize your reproductive system.

Prioritizing protein in your diet helps the body to survive and thrive, grow and develop, ground and shine. A lack of protein leads to a myriad of problems including sugar cravings and a lack of energy, and most importantly, your fertility. It is suggested to increase your protein intake to up to 90 grams to support a desire to become pregnant. Otherwise, less is not better, but balance and consistency with protein intake is key to maintaining vibrant health. It's like a seatbelt protecting you from overcompensation or depression. Beyond the how to balance your amino acids, deciding what to eat can stimulate your glands to align with your most fertile body and radiant beauty.

Five Foods for Feeding You Fertile

1. Avocado
Healthy fats are highly devoted to helping balance and nourish your hormones. For sexification purposes, fats are what lubricate your system and get things moving in a harmonious way. Without fat, there would be no pleasure content to your food. One avocado a week is said to improve hormones, help you shed baby weight and can prevent cervical cancer. And the avocado's fertility cycle mimics that of your own - it takes exactly nine month for an avocado to blossom into a ripened fruit - the time it takes you to nourish a baby in your belly to become a whole person. An avocado is a lovely way to digest nature's gift of gestation and fertility.

2. Plant-Based Protein
Plant-based protein in more relaxing to the body than chicken or beef, as well it helps to detoxify excessive stress and hydrate the system. Beans have fiber in them to balance your digestion and keep things moving. A diet heavy in meat may cause constipation, and despite having a nearly perfect amino acid profile, meat can also cause heaviness in the system which is hard on the adrenal glands and thereby the reproductive system. Plant[based proteins include legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu tempeh and are healthy additions to your diet when trying to conceive a baby or create radiant health.

3. Figs
Figs are a symbol of fertility for their pattern of partnering up on the tree and bursty with seeds just beneath the thick, yet sensitive and juicy skin. Figs may help to overcome male infertility by mobilizing and increasing the count of sperm. All of the fertile qualities of figs make them an aphrodisiac because of their deliciously sweet and juicy quality and how reflective they are of nature's rhythms in the birth and mating cycle.

4. Walnuts
Walnuts resemble tiny brains and so are known to supercharge brain functioning. As well, Chinese medicine considers walnuts to build your body, thereby preparing and strengthening your core to sustain the demands of pregnancy.

5. Fruits
Fruit has a juicy content beyond any other food. As mentioned above with figs, the seeds in fruit naturally mimic the bodies gestation process, and the miracle within the body to grow a seed into a human being. Fruits are in essence, vegetables with seeds, and those which stand apart to enhance your fertility factor are fruits rich in folic acid, such as citrus and strawberries. As well, by eating pomegranates and apples, men can raise their sperm count, while tomatoes, avocado, grapefruit and watermelon will get the sperm moving.

Waller McInnes is a women's health guru, founder of create radiance: supporting women on the path to success to find inner balance and beauty, and she is a passionate creator of food and life recipes to enhance a woman's beauty, essential energy and awaken sensuality, femininity and grace. Waller is available for health and life coaching for women and teaches yoga classes focused on deeply nourishing the female reproductive system, balancing hormones and creating radiant health.
For more information about her visit www.createradiance.com