Fertility Foods

Nutrition is a key element for your Fertility

After more than 10 years helping couples in San Diego struggling with fertility we are determined to educate the community on how nutrition can help with fertility. That’s why, once a month, we organize a guided tour at a grocery store, where we will explain you and guide you so you can provide yourself with the best grocery basket possible to enhance fertility.

Whole Foods Market La Jolla is letting us having this monthly lecture. Marc Sklar, Reproductive Wellness clinic founder, will go over foods, supplements, way of cooking and much more.

If you are trying to get pregnant and you would like to know more about fertility and nutrition, join us at our monthly Fertility Foods Guided Tour. (RSVP needed, please join our Meet Up Group for free here: http://bit.ly/14IcAq9)

Find below some information Marc Sklar will be reviewing at the next Fertility Foods Tour! If you would like to download our Fertility Foods please send us an email to ana@reproductivewellness.z3dev.com and you will receive a downloadable version.


What are Slow Carbs?

Slow carbohydrates are a group of carbohydrates that are slowly digested causing a slower and lower rise in blood sugar after being eaten. They include beans, peas, lentils, whole grains and most vegetables. Eating slow carbs help to minimize insulin resistance, regulate blood sugar, improve fertility and prevent gestational diabetes.

What are Whole Foods?
Whole foods are minimally processed and refined as little as possible before being eaten. Whole foods provide maximum nutrients, fibre, enzymes, antioxidants and taste without added artificial flavours, colours, preservatives, sweeteners or trans fats. Whole foods are simple, local, unrefined foods, where processing is limited to enhancing digestibility (soaking, fermenting) or to food preservation such as canning, smoking, curing and drying.

What is a Plant Based diet?
Plant based foods include a rainbow of high fibre, high antioxidant fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains. A plant based diet means that most (but not necessarily all) of the diet is based on plant foods and is associated with health promotion, disease
prevention and longevity around the world. It may be vegan, vegetarian or include small amounts of meat, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy.

High Antioxidant Foods
High antioxidant fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices help to decrease oxidative stress and cellular inflammation associated with decreased fertility. Organic produce has been shown to be higher in antioxidants.

Fat is Good
Healthy fats and oils that are pressed (slow, low temperature & unrefined – free of chemical solvents) expressed? (suggests expeller-pressed oils are unrefined, which is not the case) naturally from whole plant foods (coconuts, nuts, seeds, avocado, olives) and found in wild, deep sea, short-lived fish. Healthy fats combat cellular inflammation, and improve hormonal sensitivity.

High Quality Dairy
Small amounts of full fat (non-homogenized) dairy products –particularly live culture plain yogurt and kefir, and high quality artisan (naturally fermented) organic cheese – as these are associated with increased fertility.


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At Reproductive Wellness San Diego, our primary goal is to help our patients return to a state of wholeness and vital health by using the best tools for the unique needs of each patient. Thus we do not limit ourselves to one style of acupuncture; rather we use the best combination of methods appropriate for each person’s unique situation to achieve superior results. We are a team of fertility specialist helping couples for over 10 years at our San Diego Clinics (Mission Valley and Sorrento Valley)

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