Originally Posted by ILove
Hi everyone, hope youre all having fun!
2 vegans here been actively ttc for 9 months (with 2 years no contraception before that) We start our tests off with husbands sperm count next week and Im pretty anxious
We were told it might be soya products we ate so we stopped for a few months, but still nothing. We eat very healthily etc
Really hoping for you all this month
In the current issue of VegNews there is an article about how soy affects sperm count. I'm not through reading it yet... but check it out. I think it's debunking that theory.
Originally Posted by oceane
vegan_mama, switching to a high raw diet might be the reason for your weird AF. how is the raw food thing going?
do any of you take probiotics? what does it do for you?
It's going ok. I'm not doing 100%. I just wanted to "clean" up a bit...Coming into winter, it's hard to get up on a chilly morning and not want a hot drink and a warm bowl of something. I especially want hot and spicy foods at lunch instead of a cold salad.... But, I'm trying to do raw for breakfast and lunch and a cooked dinner with the family (Since it's harder to impose for everyone, and I really want a cooked meal at dinner time) (BTW; wine is raw
Probiotics- it's for helping create a population of friendly bacteria in your digestive areas. It helps to keep your intestines and tummy healthy and functioning properly. Like keeping high acid problems at bay (but if you have a lot of acid, then stick to alkalizing foods to balance pH). Basically probiotics are beneficial bacteria normally present in the digestive tract. They are vital for proper digestion and also to perform a number of other useful functions, such as preventing the overgrowth of yeast and other pathogens and synthesizing vitamin K. The probiotics most often used as supplements are acidophilus and bifidobacteria. Cultured, or fermented, foods also contain various types and amounts of beneficial bacteria. These foods include miso, saurkraut (there is a raw saurkraut available without sulfites), tempeh, yogurt (soygurt). ( I found an interesting website that I will be checking out: http://healthyalternativesinc.com/
Yes, it is generally recommended to take them after a round of antibiotics to rebuild the cultures in your system. Also if you tend to have digestive issues. But (I know I'm talking to vegans here, but just in case), 75% of the human population (that % is higher for African descendants) is intolerant of dairy products and are highly misdiagnosed as having IBS or other food allergies. So, if you are having digestive problems, do take probiotics (like GoodBelly), and go off of ALL dairy... you may also want to try the elimination diet for detecting sensitivities, like Gluten, Egg, Corn or Soy sensitivities. Sorry, I rambled.