I know so many people who planned their futures together and looked forward to having children, a family, and a home and who waited and waited for pregnancy to occur and nothing seemed to be happening. The heartbreak of infertility robs many of these couples of the joy they anticipated. In some cases, the relationship doesn't survive the years of disappointment. There are more solutions nowadays than in the past, when people either accepted that their home would be childless or adopted. This article has some suggestions you might try before you give up.
When both partners are in good, robust health, the chances of pregnancy are improved. A new set of symptoms has been named Syndrome X, and this is something you can bring into line by eating a raw foods diet rich in all the nutrition required for good health. Syndrome X is a cluster of abnormalities in glucose and lipid (blood fats) metabolism, obesity, and high blood pressure. If either of you has this cluster of syndromes, you are predisposed to diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. The hormone responsible for getting energy in the form of glucose (blood sugar) into your cells is insulin. Syndrome X often results in insulin-resistance in which case cells respond sluggishly to the action of insulin. More insulin is secreted from the pancreas than normal in an attempt to compensate. This is taken as an indicator of Syndrome X. Of course, if either of you smokes or has a sedentary lifestyle that is conducive to Syndrome X, the likelihood that it is playing a role in your infertility increases. So a good place to start is with diet and lifestyle. Raw foods have many more of the elements that are conducive to a vigorous life than do cooked or processed foods. Cooking destroys many of the enzymes and even healthy nutrients that contribute to good health. However, you want to make certain that all necessary vitamins and minerals are included in your raw-foods diet, such as protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, vitamin C, and folic acid. It's a good idea to keep a diary so you can be sure that you are getting everything you need for optimum good health.
It has been folk knowledge for a long time that bee pollen is a magical potion to solve health problems and to improve fertility. However, in recent years, research has revealed that, as in many other cases, the folk knowledge is right on target. It is now known that this is one of the richest and purest of all natural foods. The grains of pollen have in them the male germ cells produced by all plants, flowers, or blossoms. As we all know, plant life must have this or fertilization and plant embryo formation doesn't happen.
Sources for Bee Pollen
Actually, it can be harvested from flowering plants, but that pollen is not very useful. You want the pollen that bees gather. In the first place, they’re particular about the quality of the pollen they collect. They collect only the pollen that has all the nutrients essential to life. What they collect is the pollen that is the best source for nitrogen, for instance. This pollen is the richest known source of vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, hormones, enzymes, and fats. It even has significant amounts of natural antibiotics. Another miracle: they exist in perfect proportion. Bee pollen contains more vitamin B1, B2, and E than fruits, berries, and green vegetables. It also contains large amounts of vitamin C in addition to a range of other vitamins important to nutrition. It contains from ten to thirteen percent of amino acids, equal to from five to seven times the amino acids found in the same amount of beef, milk, eggs, or cheese. Pollen also contains essential enzymes; however, heating it will destroy them as well as the vitamin C. Honey and royal jelly are inferior to pollen for nutritional qualities.
What Pollen Can Do for You
- Assure that your diet includes all major nutritional components
- Improve physical and intellectual output
- Strengthen resistance to diseases
- Heal disorders such as those in the gastrointestinal system, glands, and vital organs
- Restore equilibrium to all bodily functions
- Improve your chances of becoming pregnant by activating systemic biological functions
- Cleanse by eliminating sludge and waste materials
What about Allergies?
It's true that many people are allergic to the pollens that bees collect; however, it has also been demonstrated that those allergy attacks are typically brought on by wind-carried pollens, not after they've been collected by bees. It has been abundantly demonstrated over and over again that even people prone to hay fever can take bee pollen with no bad effects. In fact, allergists often recommend raw honey to their patients because it has the same immunizing effect that bee pollen does. Bee pollen is effective even in small doses, and its effects tend to be long-lasting.
Many factors are at play in a case of infertility. Sometimes, the very stress that comes with it is the enemy. We can't assure that putting these lifestyle changes in effect will solve whatever is causing yours, but it would be wise to try them first. What do you have to lose? The worst that can happen is that you will be healthier as a result.
By TTS Health Consultant Gabrielle Gingras