We have never gotten pregnant easily and were diagnosed as infertile before Luke was born. This pregnancy we got pregnant immediately after getting a few dates mixed up! It's still hard for me to believe how "easy" it was. ETA: Changing your diet may not help everyone who struggles with infertility. That is not what I am implying. I am sharing my story because I 100% believe that is what happened with us. There is tons of literature to back up this claim. And maybe there is someone out there who can benefit from hearing our real food story and how it affected our fertility. Food is not my Savior. But with the facts given I want to make better choices and take better care of the body and my family's bodies. Read "Real Food for mother and baby" pages 62 and 63
So what is this new diet? Let's be honest for a second, I don't like the word diet. For us it was a lifestyle change. We didn't change our way of eating so that we could lose weight but instead did it to achieve optimum health. One of the side effects of eating this way is it makes you feel amazing and it makes you fertile apparently.
We try to eat what is called the "traditional diet". A diet that has been eaten for centuries. We eat very little if any processed foods. (right now we are about 80/20) When shopping at the grocery store I almost never leave the produce section. We don't eat a lot of carbs either at least compared to what we were eating.
What is in the traditional diet?
- raw milk and cream from pastured cows
- grass fed butter preferably raw
- farm fresh eggs that are non-GMO, soy free, free range, and organic
- grass fed beef
- organic, free range, non-gmo, soy free, chicken
- organic vegetables and fruits preferably local
I know the farms from which our beef, chicken, eggs and milk come from. As well as some of our vegetables and fruit. How cool is that?!
Is it more expensive to eat this way? The short answer is yes. But you will pay for it now or pay for it later in the way of illness. The typical american diet is making us sick and obese. And though you may not show signs of illness now, it will only be a matter of time. Our bodies were not made to run on processed foods. That's why we are tired all the time!
This information can be very overwhelming which is why I am breaking this down in to a 3 part series.
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