Five Day Fertility Detox
If you’ve just decided to try for a baby, doing a five day fertility detox together can be a great way to start. Exposure to environmental toxins has been shown to affect male and female fertility and the truth is it can be more and more difficult to avoid them. Many environmental toxins are endocrine disruptors, which can interfere with your hormones, adversely affecting sperm quality, reproductive cycles and the function of the ovaries.
PREPARING FOR YOUR FERTILITY DETOX
It’s good if you can cut out all alcohol, sugar and caffeine from your diet two or three days before you begin. If you don’t already eat organic, switching to organic produce can also help reduce your toxic load.
Plan your detox for days when you have sufficient time to rest and can avoid social functions, meals out and parties. If you can, schedule in some time every day to undertake gentle exercise such as swimming, Pilates, yoga or walking as well. Some people prefer to follow the plan around a weekend. Thursdays can be a good day to start. But others like to treat it like work and complete it during the week
Drink plenty of fluids – aim for 1 litre (35fl oz) of filtered water daily and also include a variety of herbal teas. Each day of the detox starts with a glass of hot water with a little lemon or lime juice added. This combination is very alkalizing and supports liver cleansing. You can also try adding ½ teaspoon of super-green powders to juices and smoothies daily.
You are now on a path to a baby-ready body!