Improving Fertility Naturally
European doctors have prescribed Maca
for more than a decade and have found it a more helpful remedy than synthetic western medicines. Maca is growing in world popularity due to its energizing effects, fertility enhancement and aphrodisiac qualities.
The Indians who first used Peruvian Maca
believed it to be a significant fertility aid for both animals and humans; this explains why Maca
is often described as an aphrodisiac. Maca offers a natural solution to symptoms to both PMS and menopause. Calcium and magnesium are well known for their beneficial effects on the female endocrine system. Maca
is a good source for both of these important minerals and is a very rich source of iodine, which is also important for the endocrine system due to its effect on the thyroid.
As Wild Yam
is used traditionally in herbal medicine as a contraceptive, we take the view that it should not be used during the early stages of pregnancy, but that in the later stages it has many benefits.
Whole dried root of Wild Yam (Dioscorea Villosa). Helps to maintain a balance of hormones in the body for women & men, it is also a natural anti-stress remedy.
Basal Body Temperature and Thyroid Problems
helps with low thyroid - often the cause of an inability to conceive. As long ago as 1942, Broda O. Barnes, M.D., author of Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness, looked at the Basal Body temperature as a successful indication of a thyroid problems. In normal, menstruating women, on day 1 of the cycle on the first day of menstruation, the temperature will be at a lower level, during ovulation the temperature rises and remains at this higher level until dropping just before the next period. This normal cycle will be affected by an underactive, or overactive thyroid; and can be used as an effective alternative to blood tests.
Take your Basal (at rest) body temperature upon waking, at exactly the same time every day and record the reading; please note that temperature may be disturbed by several factors such as taking readings at different times, alcohol, illness, a restless night, stress etc. If the readings have a base rate in a menstruating woman of 36.2 or less, or a constant reading below this in other women, men and children, an underactive thyroid is very likely. An overactive Thyroid (Hyperthyroidism) would be likely in cases where the temperature is consistently above 37. In some cases where the thyroid is functioning very poorly; ovulation will not occur at all and women of child bearing age may not see a rise in their Basal temperature.
It is no surpise then that thyroid problems are often linked to issues with fertility; in cases of an underactive thyroid gland, increased levels of the hormones TRH (thyroid-releasing hormone) and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) will be released prompting the pituitary to release TSH, which in turn stimulates the thyroid to do its job. However, TRH also prompts the pituitary to release more of the hormone prolactin - this can interfere with ovulation by suppressing release of the hormones LH and FSH, which stimulate the ovary. Low levels of thyroid hormone can also interfere with the rate at which your body metabolizes sex hormones, which can cause ovulatory disorders. Excess thyroid hormone can block the effect of estrogen at various points in the body; this can make the endometrium (uterine lining) unstable and cause abnormal uterine bleeding.
restore and sustain complete nutritional balance. Many nutrients may be missing from food and soil, but SeagreensÓ give you all the nutrients from the ocean - nature's most complete nutrient 'store'. "Seaweed is the most nutritious form of vegetation on this planet...it contains almost the whole alphabet of nutrients". Leslie Kenton. Alkaline SeagreensÓ improve the full digestion and metabolism of nutrients from other foods, purify the blood and body cells and feed the thyroid and hormone system, all regulating weight.
Iodine is a trace element that is vital to the health of the thyroid gland. It also provides the building blocks for the hormones secreted by the thyroid. Common kelp (laminaria or kombu), although quite similar to Seagreens
- contains a high proportion of iodine. This restricts its use on a long-term basis, but it is only by long-term inclusion in the diet that the full benefits of the seaweed will be realised.
Seagreens are a food state supplement that provide iodine in a safe, natural way that your body can utilise with ease.
Just a few of the other nutrients in Seagreens which have a direct impact on the function of the thyroid include L-Aspartic Acid which works with L-Tyrosine, synergistic vitamins, minerals and co-enzymes to supply nutritional support for the health of the thyroid gland. Potassium which helps to treat the fatigue associated with thyroxine deficiencies and Niacin and B Vitamins which promote the general health of the thyroid.