The Case for Micronutrient and Fish Oil Supplementation for Disease Prevention

We all know we’re supposed to eat our vegetables. But 80% of American children and adolescents and 68% of adults do not eat the minimal recommended five portions of fruits and vegetables a day. Putting two and two together, the vast majority of Americans are likely deficient in vital nutrients that help prevent disease. “A deficiency of any of the micronutrients: folic acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, iron, or zinc, mimics radiation in damaging DNA by causing single- and double-strand breaks, oxidative lesions or both.

Exercise Is Essential for Fertility

Restoring natural fertility or achieving a successful IVF cycle through complementary alternative medicine involves four essential steps. Your journey begins with the diagnosis of the source of the imbalances through a detailed history and physical, lab work, a basal body temperature chart, and Traditional Chinese Medicine evaluation. Next your diet is modified to include the essential micronutrients needed for fertility and exclude inflammatory insulin-resistance fueling foods.

Nutrition to Prevent Syndrome X and Improve Fertility

Whether you are going to use an Assisted Reproductive Technique to get pregnant or achieve a pregnancy naturally, having a peaceful internal body chemistry to nurture the very beginning of a new life cannot be over-emphasized.

When Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) famously said “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease” he was really onto something that is proving to be more accurate with each passing day.


Infertility and Syndrome X, aka the Metabolic Syndrome

Some of the most compelling pieces of evidence that nutrition plays a pivotal role in the condition called infertility are recent research articles linking the metabolic syndrome, or Syndrome X, to infertility.

Syndrome X is characterized by the following: insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia and hyperglycemia, increased triglycerides, decreased HDL, increased LDL, reduced fibrinolysis, hyperuricemia and the classically associated diseases of type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypertension and obesity.1