I seem to recall NT talking about traditional societies where the parents would eat special nutrient-rich foods for several months before TTC. Does anyone know what foods are recommended, especially for the husband?
Oh heck. I knew the answer to this one but forgot it. A good source is the Weston A Price Foundation website. Also, I think that , while both partners should be on a particular diet, it is the mother's diet that is often emphasized. So, if the male partner happens to be resistant you can be more at ease...I guess.
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SOURCES OF ZINC<br><br>
The best dietary sources of zinc are red meat and seafood, especially oysters. Any man suffering from problems with the reproductive tract should eat oysters once or twice a week. Other animal foods include wild, ocean-going fish, butter from pastured cows and eggs (particularly the yolks) from pastured chickens.<br><br>
An important source of zinc is unrefined sea salt, another commodity that has disappeared from the American diet during the past 50 years. When salt is refined, most of its minerals, including zinc, are removed. Today, the typical American male will never eat any salt in his whole life that contains even a trace of this valuable mineral. Nutritionists have been relatively successful in spreading the word about the dangers of refined sugar, but few voices warn us about an equally severe problem of mineral deficiencies caused by the consumption of refined salt. This is why I strongly encourage all my patients to use Celtic sea salt exclusively for all their cooking, as this is one of the few commercially available salts that still has its full complement of minerals, including valuable zinc.<br><br>
Supplements for men's health include cod liver oil for vitamins A and D (providing at least 10,000 IU vitamin A per day) and wheat germ oil for vitamin E. I recommend Standard Process wheat germ oil, 4 capsules per day. For those who don't like oysters, I recommend zinc-liver chelate from Standard Process, 1-2 tablets 3 times per day. Avoid supplements of vitamin C as the synthetic form increases iron absorption and blocks copper.
Maca Maca Maca. A traditional food eaten in Peru for incresing sperm health, count and libido.<br><br><a href="http://www.natural-fertility-info.com/maca-men.html" target="_blank">http://www.natural-fertility-info.com/maca-men.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.natural-fertility-info.com/maca-fertility.html" target="_blank">http://www.natural-fertility-info.co...fertility.html</a><br><br>
Here is a great <a href="http://www.natural-fertility-info.com/fertility-smoothie1.html" target="_blank">fertility smoothie</a> using maca, vitamin c, keifr and other fertility foods.<br><br>
Hope that helps!
Kefir is not a specific fertility food so much as the other super foods in the smoothie but by eating foods that are dense in nutrients (really good for you), the body becomes healthier and so does your fertility.