I wonder how many of you sitting at your desk remember to sip water throughout the day? I know Generally speaking, you can only last 3-4 days without water. You can go for weeks on end without food but if your water intake is severely limited, you may be in trouble. So why do we need this. There are countless articles regarding the importance of nutrients, essential for creating a healthy viable vessel for carrying a developing healthy bub. But what about the importance of water?
To support cellular health, digestion and eliminating toxins it has been claimed that water is gold. Combining special herbs, blossoms and seeds into water can contribute to flushing dead waste products and optimizing the fluidity of cells ensuring that vital vitamins and minerals may be assimilated and utilized to help you fall pregnant.
To provide a fertile ground for conception a woman’s body has to be viable strong and physically ready for this to occur. The body has an intelligence of its own, with its own internal feedback loops relaying messages of “readiness “or not. There have been many studies indicating that nutritional deficiencies, being over or underweight, being sedentary, toxic exposure and other factors may all influence the health of the egg up to a minimum of 100 days prior to conception. Preconception care includes nutritional intervention to optimize a woman’s health before pregnancy with the aim of maintaining and sustaining health through the maternal period, newborn and through to early infancy.
It is important to be conscious of what goes into the mouth and any surrounding toxins that you may ingest. By cleaning up your diet and reaching a healthy weight range will improve the chance of falling pregnant. By being under or over weight will compromise successful ovulation which inadvertently reduces a fertility outcome. Often women may try to lose weight in this time but weight may not shift due to toxin accumulation in adipose tissue. To reduce weight and eliminate harmful toxins it is really important that you drink more water. Water assists toxins to be flushed from your system and that your cells operate effectively. The recommended amount is about 33 ml/kg of body weight. If you weigh around 70 kg your water intake should be approximately 2.3 litres every day. This will assist the excretory organs to do its job, and that primarily is to get rid of the junk from the trunk!
Here are some tips for increasing fluids into your diet with some additional pre pregnancy teas to enhance the body’s natural reproductive system so that your time to pregnancy may be reduced.
Establishing good nutrition before you conceive helps both you and your baby to be as healthy as possible throughout the pregnancy and beyond. Build up your health status to one that is robust, strong and viable to carry to full term a healthy glowing baby.
There seems to be a resurgence of grandmas home cooking and one of those old health tonics is a good old fashioned bone broth. I often say if your grandmother would not eat it then you shouldn’t either. It seems as though grandmother may have known best when it came to hearty nutritiously dense foods.
Bone broth is one of the most healing foods you can consume, including popular chicken bone broth. But many of us are missing out on this tonic rich in nutrients like gelatin and glycine. Gelatin is a type of protein derived from collagen, found in animal parts that provide us with important amino acids, the “building blocks” of proteins.
The stickiness or glue like gelatin is actually one of the things that makes it beneficial when we consume it, because this is what allows gelatin to help form strong cartilage or connective tissue that gives parts of our bodies elasticity. Bone broths are used to help clear food allergies or intolerances, digestive issues, leaky gut syndrome, autoimmune disorders, and more.
Gelatin also provides the amino acid glycine, that strengthen the gut lining and therefore lowers inflammation. Glycine is used by medical practitioners to help improve digestive, joint, cardiovascular, cognitive and skin health.
Recipe for bone broth
Caroline is a clinical Nutritionist practicing on a consultation basis. Caroline's experience encompasses research and writing on disease prevention with natural herbs, spices, foods and supplementation. Caroline practices holistic nutritional medicine that combines the three elements of being human. Those being, the physical , emotional and the mental components that make us who we are. All of these criterior is fueled by the fundamental of all health, food .