Hormone Balancing and Detoxing with Essential Oils

Essential Oils for Hormone Balancing and Fertility

Balancing Hormones with Awakening Fertility Essential Oils

Hormones are effected by your lifestyle: by things you ingest (eat), by the things you breathe, by what you put on our body, etc.

 

For this reason it is important to support your liver as it plays a role in hormone balancing and detoxifying your body from things that put your body out of balance). Essential oils can help your liver to function better.

 

The liver also provides adrenal support. Your adrenals are your body’s batteries and they also release hormones. They also form the foundation for overall hormone function so it is important they are functioning well.  If your adrenals are not doing well, it will negatively impact your fertility. To help support your adrenal glands it is advised you sleep between 10:00pm – 6:00am (especially 10:00pm – 2:00am).  Essential oils can help your adrenals function better by activating ‘stress management’: switching your body from ‘fight and flight’ mode to ‘relax, digest and activate fertility’ mode.

 

Below I have listed essential oils that are great for fertility – BUT ONLY IF THEY ARE ORGANIC AND OF THERAPEUTIC GRADE.

Remember a combination of 3 essential oils makes the blend 11x more powerful that just taking a single blend

 

Geranium

  • Regulates and balances hormones
  • Provides liver support

 

Clary-Sage

  • Eostrogenic. (This means it can be beneficial if there is an issue with xeon-oestorgrens; ‘fake oestrogrens’ in your body which I am personally finding to be the biggest contributor for fertility issues with men and women)
  • Stimulates the reproductive organs. (This means it helps to wake them up and energise them to function better). However only use Clary-Sage to help you conceive, after conception you will not benefit from using it. If you take Clary Sage when pregnant it can cause contractions of the uterus which will be helpful during labor.

 

Sacra

  • This is the purest form of frankincense and is edible
  • Helps to repair cells throughout the whole body
  • Ideal to support egg health and sperm health

 

Combining these three together will reduce pain felt during painful periods  (menstrual cycle) because they have the balancing effect for hormones

 

Lemon

  • Supports the liver
  • Detoxes the body from xeno-oestrogens

 

Thyme

  • Balances progesterone

 

Fennel

  • Reduces hormonal changes
  • Especially useful to use (or drink as a tea) during your period (menstrual cycle)

 

Lost your period? Not menstruating? Have irregular cycles?

  • Use this combination of Clary-sage + Thyme + Geranium

 

Blood sugar effects fertility

  • Use this combination of Cinnamon + Peppermint + Grapefruit to be used internally
  • Peppermint is cooling so only take this combination in the warmer months
  • Grapefruit hinders the absorption of synthetic medications so if you are on medication do not take grapefruit)
  • Out of these three, cinnamon is the most powerful/best for regulating blood sugar but remember a combination of 3 essential oils makes the blend 11x more powerful that just taking a single blend

 

If you have PCOS

  • Due to the face you must regulate blood sugar

 

Stress reduction

  • Citrus oils (can be calming and soothing and increase

 

Mood support

  • Sacra oil. It clears negativity (from your thoughts, feelings, emotions and environment – eg your work environment or in the home if you’ve had an argument)

 

Libido

  • Ylang Ylang
  • Patchouli
  • Clary Sage

 

What is putting your hormones out of balance?

In today’s modern world we are over exposed to toxins (way more than our parents and grandparents). Toxic exposure means xeno-oestrogens are entering your body and disrupting your hormones to the extent they may be turning your fertility off.

How are you being exposed to xeno-oestrogens?

  1. By drinking from plastic bottles
  2. By heating plastic in the microwave and eating the food heated this way
  3. By drinking from polystyrene cups (styrofoam)
  4. By eating from polystyrene boxes (styrofoam)
  5. By being around and inhaling paint fumes
  6. By being around and inhaling new carpet fumes
  7. By being around and inhaling new car fumes
  8. By being around and inhaling synthetic deodorises (from plug-in room fragrance releases to toilet sprays and everything in between)
  9. Washing yourself with synthetic fragrances and chemicals
  10. Using non-environmentally friendly cleaning products
  11. Applying non-edible body products and cosmetics to your face and body
  12. Eating non-organic food
  13. Eating processed food (this means anything that has come from a factory)

 

Whatever you inhale or eat or drink goes into your bloodstream so if you are exposed to synthetic hormones it puts your hormones out of balance.

 

From the list above you can see how easy it is to be exposed to fake/synthetic hormones (xeno-oestrogens).

 

Please remember none of this information is to override any medications you are taking or following doctor’s advice.

 

The benefit of essential oils is you can heal yourself with plant power (this is the way all medications started and as time has gone by scientists have been able to create synthetic versions of the healing powers of plants). Unlike medications there are no side effects from essential oils if they are high quality, therapeutic grade and organic.

 

Where can you get good quality essential oils and what ones are best for you?

Email me directly fiona[at]awakeningfertility.com and I can help you. There are a lot of essential oils that are mis-sold on websites like Amazon as being therapeutic grade and organic when they are not so please do not purchase from websites, purchase from a credible, trained person.

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Create Your Best Baby – With Clean Living

Create Your Best Baby – With Clean Living

 

Did you know Essential Oils can be safe for fertility and pregnancy?

Maybe you have heard they are not?

It all comes down to quality. Essential oils that are 100% organic (meaning they do not have the hormone disrupting chemicals of herbicides, fungicides and pesticides) and that are of the highest grade (therapeutic grade) are pure plant based medicinal oils.

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doTERRA is a safe essential oil to use (and this is explained by Tatyana Tavares) whom I have teamed up with to educate you about ways you can create your best baby through clean living.

Whether you are trying to conceive or trying to hold your pregnancy through to full term this video (first of my free ‘Create Your Best Baby’ mini-series) will teach you how you can use organic, therapeutic grade essential oils safely.

The video I first of all invites you to become aware of the internal and external environment of your cells that will influence your egg health, your womb health, your wellbeing as well as your baby’s wellbeing.

As a fertility specialist for over 10 years now, I see countless clients who come to me with either unexplained infertility or secondary sub-fertility and I have found that through simple ‘clean living’ strategies they are soon on the road to faster fertility success.

You see, our homes are laden with toxic chemicals that were not around during our Grandparent’s days. Standard house-hold cleaning products and personal care products, even our drinking water are saturated in hazardous toxins that lead to unbalanced hormones (they are classified as being Endocrine Disruptors).

You can read more about this topic where I have listed a few articles here.

 

This episode talks about living toxic-free and making a few changes to your cleaning products to create a cleaner home environment (that is child-friendly and hormone balancing too).

 

(We understand you are busy, so these videos are kept short and punchy – no longer than 20 minutes.
Still don’t have time to watch the whole video?
Simply scroll down to some of our tips below which are an extension of the video)

How to create a toxic-free home

Natural cleaning products for a child-friendly home that won’t disrupt your hormones

  1. Citrus Oils (Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Wild Orange)
  2. Eucalyptus
  3. Malaleuca (Tea-tree)
  4. Vinegar
  5. Bi-carb soda

 

How it works

Make up a solution of vinegar, filtered water and either citrus, eucalyptus or tea-tree. For stubborn stains you can use oregano and bi-carb soda

Natural mould remover

Clove

Natural and non-toxic limescale remover

Food grade Citric Acid crystals

Hand sanitiser blend + travel companion so you don’t get sick on planes, etc

Combine Colloidal Silver and Gold Blend (here) with Cassia & Cinnamon Essential Oil

To clean and purify the air in the home put these in your diffuser

  • OnGuard – Protective Blend
  • Lemongrass
Our gift to you

We understand how overwhelming this might be to embrace, but do not worry.

Tatyana is willing to offer you a lifetime of complimentary essential oil coaching so you know how to utilise doTERRA essential oils.

I am willing to offer you free step-by-step training on how to embrace clean living for a healthier, happier, easier fertility and pregnancy journey.

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Request your free gifts via our Facebook pages where you can get lots of other daily tips too!  Fertility Help is a private group so your friends or family will not see you have joined.

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Fiona Kacz-Boulton is a Fertility Specialist

Fiona KACZ-BOULTON Fertility Specialist(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in fertility yoga – inspiring people to evolve on their conscious journey to parenthood.

Founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street, Mayfair, and Putney London.

  • Huffington Post Fertility Writer
  • Fertility Coach
  • Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
  • Nutrition Counsellor
  • Public Speaker
  • Author
  • Blogger
  • QiYoga® Founder
  • Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
  • Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
  • Fertility Support Group Facilitator
  • Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through her coaching programmes, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind (and body) to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile.’

 

Book your 30 minute complimentary consultation

With founder of Awakening Fertility, Fiona Kacz-Boulton here

 

Leave your questions and comments in the box below!

 

 

 

Castor Oil Cleanse Kit For Hormone Balancing

Fertility Cleanse – Organic Castor Oil and Hemp Benefits

Helps to rebalance:
  • your hormones
  • your menstrual cycle (can help your period to return if you no longer have it)
  • ovulation 
  • your adrenal glands (to replenish your body’s batteries!) and give you lots of energy
  • your thyroid
  • your ovarian health (egg health)
  • your womb
  • and detox your liver

Is the Castor Oil Cleanse Safe For Fertility When Trying to Conceive?

Yes, the Castor Oil Cleanse is safe if you are trying to conceive.

How Often Do I Do This Fertility Cleanse?

For best results do the cleanse for 3 – 4 days on and 3 – 4 days off. (eg 3 days on and 4 days off or 4 days on and 3 days off).

You need to avoid doing the cleanse on the days you are menstruating as well as avoiding the full moon.

When Are The Dates of The Full Moon?

The dates of the full moon for the rest of 2017 are:
  • 7th August
  • 6th September
  • 5th October
  • 4th November
  • 3rd December
Here is a link with dates for 2018 onwards – https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/uk/london

How to do the Castor Oil Cleanse

The name does not give this healing and restorative process justice. See how easy it is in this video below:

Castor Oil Cleanse Kit

I provide the plastic/cotton fabric + the organic hemp fabric + jar of organic castor oil so all you will need is a hot water bottle.
Castor Oil Cleanse Kit: Only £25.00 from my Powerfully Pure shop which ships internationally. Click here

To improve your chances of faster fertility success I have created a mini Womb Blessing Meditation for you to enjoy whilst doing the Castor Oil Cleanse.

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Click to listen via via my Youtube Channel here

This 14.27 minute meditation will help you to connect to your womb, your femininity, your grace, your wisdom and to Mother Nature’s life giving forces. This is easy to do, even for first time or beginner meditators. Created for everyone to enjoy.

 

How This Womb Blessing Meditation Works 

  1. This Womb Blessing meditation has been designed to re-kindle your ability to procreate.
  2. This meditation will allow you to heal, rejuvenate, restore and rebalance the ability to function optimally to help you get pregnant and stay pregnant.
  3. Enjoy a happier, healthier womb, for this is a time to let go of unwanted thoughts, feelings and emotions so you can open and soften and receive all the joy life has to offer.
  4. This meditation may also be used to help ignite your femininity.

For Better Womb Health and Egg Health

In addition to this fertility meditation (above), if you are serious about better womb health and egg health there are a few lifestyle tweaks you can enjoy. Just refer to my handbook called “Better Womb Health and Egg Health.”  Or click below to get in touch with a one-off complimentary online consultation.

Want Free Fertility Support?

Simply join our closed and private “FERTILITY HELP” facebook page.

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Want Guaranteed Fertility Success?

If you are looking to genuinely transform your fertility here’s a link to the 90 Day Fertility Transformation Protocol that’s being enjoyed by women all around the world, helping them to get pregnant and stay pregnant. It can help you too, or your money back. Read more here.

 

Fiona Kacz-Boulton is a Fertility Specialist

Fiona KACZ-BOULTON Fertility Specialist(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in fertility yoga – inspiring people to evolve on their conscious journey to parenthood.

Founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street, Mayfair, and Putney London.

  • Huffington Post Fertility Writer
  • Fertility Coach
  • Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
  • Nutrition Counsellor
  • Public Speaker
  • Author
  • Blogger
  • QiYoga® Founder
  • Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
  • Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
  • Fertility Support Group Facilitator
  • Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through her coaching programmes, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind (and body) to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile.’

 

Book your 30 minute complimentary consultation

With founder of Awakening Fertility, Fiona Kacz-Boulton here

 

Leave your questions and comments in the box below!

Womb Blessing Fertility Meditation to Balance Hormones

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Ready to balance your hormones and boost your mood as well as fertility?

To improve your chances of faster fertility success I have created a mini Womb Blessing Meditation for you to enjoy.

Ready to assist conception, deepen bonds of love and ignite sexual intimacy (libido)?

Click the image to download listen via mp3

Or go to my Youtube Channel (here)

This 14.27 minute meditation will help you to connect to your womb, your femininity, your grace, your wisdom and to Mother Nature’s life giving forces. This is easy to do, even for first time or beginner meditators. Created for everyone to enjoy.

 

Why Surrender to the Moon for Healing

When you surrender to the moon’s healing ‘yin’ energy it can bring you to a place of reflection… To stop looking outwardly and start looking at the answers that are all available inwardly.Gratitude Quote (Oprah)

It is a good time to be grateful for what you have achieved whilst trying to conceive on your fertility journey to motherhood. By stopping and being grateful it gives you the power and ability to make room for more things to be grateful for. Gratitude is the recipe for abundance.

When you are in a state of abundance it means you are able to go with the flow of life and things come easily to you. So, embrace fluidity of mind and body. Move gracefully and with ease as you embrace the water element in your internal and external environment.

How This Womb Blessing Meditation Works 

  1. This Womb Blessing meditation has been designed to re-kindle your ability to procreate.
  2. This meditation will allow you to heal, rejuvenate, restore and rebalance the ability to function optimally to help you get pregnant and stay pregnant.
  3. Enjoy a happier, healthier womb, for this is a time to let go of unwanted thoughts, feelings and emotions so you can open and soften and receive all the joy life has to offer.
  4. This meditation may also be used to help ignite your femininity.
Listen Sitting Up

– If you sit up to listen you will deepen the experience (this will keep you in a meditative state)

Listen Lying Down

– If you lie down this will be a relaxation.

Maximise Healing Effects of This Womb Meditation

You can intensify the healing of your womb (and the whole of your endocrine system) by lying down and applying the Powerfully Pure Organic Hemp and Castor Oil Cleanse.

This helps to rebalance:
  • your hormones
  • your menstrual cycle (can help your period to return if you no longer have it)
  • ovulation
  • your adrenal glands (to replenish your body’s batteries!) and give you lots of energy
  • your thyroid
  • your ovarian health (egg health)
  • your womb
  • and detox your liver

All you need to do is apply this special oil and a hot water bottle to your abdomen whilst you listen. Here is a link for more details– www.awakeningfertility.com/castor-oil-kit

For Better Womb Health and Egg Health

In addition to this fertility meditation (above), if you are serious about better womb health and egg health there are a few lifestyle tweaks you can enjoy. Just refer to my handbook called “Better Womb Health and Egg Health.”  Or click below to get in touch with a one-off complimentary online consultation.

Want Free Fertility Support?

Simply join our closed and private “FERTILITY HELP” facebook page.

Want Free Fertility Tips and Techniques?

Sign up to receive free fortnightly fertility newsletters, here

Want Guaranteed Fertility Success?

If you are looking to genuinely transform your fertility here’s a link to the 90 Day Fertility Transformation Protocol that’s being enjoyed by women all around the world, helping them to get pregnant and stay pregnant. It can help you too, or your money back. Read more here.

 

Fiona Kacz-Boulton is a Fertility Specialist

Fiona KACZ-BOULTON Fertility Specialist(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in fertility yoga – inspiring people to evolve on their conscious journey to parenthood.

Founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street and Clapham, London.

  • Huffington Post Fertility Writer
  • Fertility Coach
  • Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
  • Nutrition Counsellor
  • Public Speaker
  • Author
  • Blogger
  • QiYoga® Founder
  • Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
  • Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
  • Fertility Support Group Facilitator
  • Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through her coaching programmes, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind (and body) to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile.’

 

Book your 30 minute complimentary consultation

With founder of Awakening Fertility, Fiona Kacz-Boulton here

 

Leave your questions and comments in the box below!

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse – Make Love Tonight!

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 7 Aug 2017

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

Can You Make Love Tonight?

Did you know the alignment of the planets (sun, moon and stars) directly impact your fertility, hormones, moods, health and wellbeing?

Whenever there is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse it presents you with a wonderful opportunity to rekindle the spark between you and your partner, to deepen your sexual connection between one another and to make love to optimise your chances of conception success.

Conception Success

Sperm and EggAs you probably know, conception is only successful after ovulation (when you release your egg) and it is bathed in sperm. Sperm needs to reach your egg within 12 hours, so if you can make love every 2 – 3 days it will help to improve conception success. You see, sperm stays alive for 3 – 5 days depending on sperm health and your levels of acidity. The healthier you are, the less acidic the environment for which the sperm can survive.

 

Double Ovulation

… But did you know you can ovulate up to twice in one month? It all depends on the alignment of the planets and you can read extensive reports about this on ‘Dr Google.’

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Womb Blessing Fertility MeditationCopy of Womb Blessing Fertility Meditation-2

To improve your chances of faster fertility success I have created a mini Womb Blessing
Meditation for you to enjoy.

Ready to assist conception, deepen bonds of love and ignite sexual intimacy?

Click the image to download listen via mp3

Or go to my Youtube Channel (here)

This 14 minute meditation will help you to connect to your womb, your femininity, your grace, your wisdom and to Mother Nature’s life giving forces. This is easy to do, even for first time or beginner meditators. Created for everyone to enjoy.

 

Why Surrender to the Moon for Healing

When you surrender to the moon’s healing ‘yin’ energy it can bring you to a place of reflection… To stop looking outwardly and start looking at the answers that are all available inwardly.Gratitude Quote (Oprah)

It is a good time to be grateful for what you have achieved whilst trying to conceive on your fertility journey to motherhood. By stopping and being grateful it gives you the power and ability to make room for more things to be grateful for. Gratitude is the recipe for abundance.

When you are in a state of abundance it means you are able to go with the flow of life and things come easily to you. So, embrace fluidity of mind and body. Move gracefully and with ease as you embrace the water element in your internal and external environment.

For Better Womb Health and Egg Health

In addition to this fertility meditation (above), if you are serious about better womb health and egg health there are a few lifestyle tweaks you can enjoy. Just refer to my handbook called “Better Womb Health and Egg Health.”  Or click below to get in touch with a one-off complimentary online consultation.

 

Fiona Kacz-Boulton is a Fertility Specialist

Fiona KACZ-BOULTON Fertility Specialist(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in fertility yoga – inspiring people to evolve on their conscious journey to parenthood.

Founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street and Clapham, London.

  • Huffington Post Fertility Writer
  • Fertility Coach
  • Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
  • Nutrition Counsellor
  • Public Speaker
  • Author
  • Blogger
  • QiYoga® Founder
  • Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
  • Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
  • Fertility Support Group Facilitator
  • Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through her coaching programmes, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind (and body) to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile.’

 

Book your 30 minute complimentary consultation

With founder of Awakening Fertility, Fiona Kacz-Boulton here

 

Leave your questions and comments in the box below!

Home Made Probiotics: How to Make Sauerkraut

Probiotics How They Work

 

Probiotics are essential for optimising health physically, mentally and emotionally.

 

What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Probiotics are microorganisms (microflora) that reside in your intestine and are classified “good” or “helpful” bacteria due to the fact they help keep your intestinal tract (gut) healthy.

These good bacteria that keep pathogens (harmful microorganisms or  “bad” bacteria) in check, they improve digestion, nutrient absorption, and contribute to a healthy immune system.

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12 Signs you will benefit from taking pro-biotics

  1. If you are trying to conceive
  2. If you are pregnant
  3. If you have had a dose of anti-biotics
  4. If you suffer from acne, eczema, rashes, hives, or psoriasis
  5. If you suffer from stress
  6. If you suffer with anxiety
  7. If you have depression
  8. If you are irritable
  9. If you get sick with the flu every year
  10. If you suffer from bloating
  11. If you suffer from IBS
  12. If you suffer from candida (thrush)

Supplements VS Wholefood Probiotics

If you know me by now, you will know that I am a huge fan of organic whole food over supplements. When it comes to probiotics this is definitely the case!

The probiotic bacteria in supplements are dead by the time you take them. Probiotics are sensitive organisms. They die quickly when exposed to heat and moisture.

For this reason I recommend organic whole food options.

Best Probiotics for Preconception and Pregnancy

  1. Sauerkraut (pickled cabbage – common dish from Germany)
  2. Coconut Kefir (Coconut water kefir is a fermented beverage made from coconut water kefir ‘grains’ which are highly beneficial organisms of bacteria)

 

You can get other types of probiotics such as water kefir, kombucha and kimchi but I find the two listed above are most beneficial for when you are trying to conceive or a pregnant.

Probiotics  even enhance the brain and mood

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How to Make Home Made Probiotics

Making Sauerkraut Step-by-step

Step 1 – Finally chop a whole organic cabbage (optional: add 4 finely chopped apples. Apples make it less acidic and this will create a broader spectrum of bacteria to make it more beneficial and I find it more delicious too!)

Step 2 – Cover cabbage (and apple) mix with several pinches of salt (Celtic is best, followed by sea salt, followed by Pink Himalayan salt. Avoid standard table salt that has ‘anti-caking agents listed in the ingredients)

Step 3 – Mix and then add more salt

Step 4 – Massage salt through for a few minutes

Step 5 – Steralise a number of jars by boiling water in the jar and in the lid, pour out and dry in the oven

Step 6 – Fill sterilised jars three-quarters of the way with cabbage mix then top with spring water if not using apples. If opting for apples then add apple juice. (100% organic and ideally pressed/juiced yourself. Otherwise choose apple juice without sugar, not made from concentrate etc.)

No Time To Make Probiotics? rhythm-life-shot-200

I love and highly recommend the Rhythm Life Shots 200.

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Simply go to this Pro-bioltics link – https://www.rhythmhealth.co.uk

Discount Code –  awakening fertility discount

This discount code coupon is available for 3x Life Shot 200 (5 Glass Bottle Pack) which is what you need for the complete course.

The probiotic “Life Shot 200” is a 15 bottle cleanse which you can take as follows if you have never done a cleanse before:

  • Day 1 = teaspoon
  • Day 2 = 2 teaspoons
  • Day 3 = 1/3 bottle
  • Day 4 = 1/3 bottle
  • Day 5 = 1/3 bottle
  • Day 6 = 1/3 bottle etc. and build up to 1/2 bottle if you don’t get diarrhea

As you know, it’s important you maintain these low doses because it is very common that people go through a healing crisis (e.g. bad case of the runs and heavy detox symptoms) as they experience their body extracting all the ‘bad’ bacteria and re-colonising it with good bacteria. I want you to get the benefits but slowly.

Here are some links on the benefits of this extremely powerful probiotic that you only need to take 2 – 3 times a year(!) instead of everyday:

  1. http://www.optibacprobiotics.co.uk/blog/2014/11/probiotics-and-bacterial-vaginosis-the-facts
  2. www.gdx.net/product/comprehensive-digestive-stool-analysis-with-parasitology-cdsap

 

Fiona Kacz-Boulton is a Fertility Specialist

Fiona KACZ-BOULTON Fertility Specialist(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in fertility yoga – inspiring people to evolve on their conscious journey to parenthood.

Founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street and Clapham, London.

  • Huffington Post Fertility Writer
  • Fertility Coach
  • Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
  • Nutrition Counsellor
  • Public Speaker
  • Author
  • Blogger
  • QiYoga® Founder
  • Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
  • Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
  • Fertility Support Group Facilitator
  • Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through her coaching programmes, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind (and body) to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile.’

 

Book your 30 minute complimentary consultation

With founder of Awakening Fertility, Fiona Kacz-Boulton here

 

Leave your questions and comments in the box below!

How to Melt Stress and Improve Your Libido Whilst Trying to Conceive

Dark chocolate

The Power Behind the Bittersweet Treat That Melts Away Your Stress and Improves Libido

 

Who would have thought that there are certain kinds of food that aren’t only appetizing but also boost your appetite for sex?

That is precisely the case with chocolate, more specifically dark chocolate.

 

Epicatechin, Anyone?

Chocolates do not only serve as desserts and comfort food. Research has shown that eating this bitter and sweet flavored food is beneficial for the body in many ways. Fortunately, muscle gain and improved sex life are just the beginning of its many benefits.

 

The compound responsible for these effects is called epicatechin. Epicatechin is present in many foods and drinks like blackberries and green tea but it is higest concentrated in dark cocoa and dark chocolate.

 

Epicatechin is a naturally occurring flavonol compound similar to the antioxidants in green tea. Flavonols fall under the phytochemicals group called flavonoids. Flavonols are known to offer various health benefits including a reduction in risk of acquiring chronic diseases as well as enhancing blood flow which in turn boosts several bodily functions including those of your reproductive system.

What Makes Epicatechin So Special?

Listed below are the most common benefits that one can get from eating chocolate due to its epicatechin content.

Increases Testosterone Levels

Catechins, the flavonol group of compounds that also epicatechin belongs to, can increase the levels of testosterone in the body. A crucial hormone for male fertility. This also increases estrogen in women since it is produced by conversion from testosterone. Testosterone is also important for libido in women.

 

When epicatechin is taken daily in small dosages, it can stimulate the pituitary gland which can result in an increase in gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). It is LH that triggers the production of testosterone. A boost in testosterone can also lead to better mood and better overall emotional health.

 

Since chocolate is one of the best sources of flavonoid compounds, consuming it every day is a good way to increase your catechin intake.

Improve Blood Flow (Essential When TTC)

Nitric oxide is a molecule that naturally occurs in the body to help millions of cells communicate through signal transmission. It is also called a vasodilator since it expands the blood vessels to facilitate the flow of blood and nutrients to the muscles and organs of the body.

How Epicatechin Encourages Blood Flow

Epicatechin encourages blood flow by prompting the production of nitric oxide. This can also result in faster muscle growth, recovery from post workout injury, and improved overall endurance.

Because of the improvements in blood flow, the leydig cells are given more nutrients which helps the production of testosterone. Leydig cells are found in the testicles in men and, with the help of the luteinizing hormone, creates testosterone. Of course this increase in blood flow also comes with similar fertility benefits also in women.

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Promotes Stronger, Better Erections

The increase of nitric oxide caused by epicatechin does not only result in  healthier blood flow and lower blood pressure. It can also result in better and stronger erections, essentially helping to cure erectile dysfunction.

 

Nitric oxide increases the blood flow to the male reproductive organs for better erections (just like L-Arginine!). Viagra and other medicines for erectile dysfunctions work in a similar way, influencing enzymatic reactions to enhance the production of nitric oxide for better blood flow.

 

Promotes Muscle Growth

Delicious treats are probably some of the biggest culprits of weight gain and and obesity. Every time that a person goes on a weight reduction diet, sweets and other treats would probably be the first things on the long list of foods to avoid. With chocolate however, that is not the case. Chocolate can actually promote muscle growth while reducing fat in the body, as long as you pick the dark kind with a minimum cacao content of 70%. Milk chocolate contains way too much sugar to be healthy.

 

One of the reasons that epicatechin is gaining popularity is because of  its ability to promote muscle growth. It prevents the development of a protein called myostatin. Myostatin is the bane of bodybuilders and weightlifters precisely because it can hinder the body from putting on more mass.

 

You can counter the effects of myostatin through another protein that keeps it in check. Follistatin is an activating-binding protein that exhibits the opposite characteristics of myostatin. Epicatechin was reported to promote the production of follistatin while also decreasing myostatin.

 

Aside from the presence of epicatechin, dark chocolates contain healthy saturated fats and fewer calories as opposed to those with a high milk and sugar content.

 

Reduces Appetite

Appetite management is one of the key aspects of weight loss. However, suppressing appetite is not that easy. Not many appetite suppressants actually work as they are advertised.

 

To reduce appetite, the body must first increase its production of ghrelin –the hunger hormone. Ghrelin levels are high when a person has not yet eaten and they will eventually go down after a meal. There is an inverse relationship between appetite and ghrelin levels. Since epicatechin encourages the production of this hunger hormone, eating chocolates can suppress one’s hunger.

 

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A Mood Enhancer – Feel In A Better Mood

Chocolate contains a chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA). It is this chemical that the brain releases every time a person is in love. The production of PEA can increase the levels of endorphins that will make a person happier. Overall, this will increase a person’s mood and is benefical against depression.

 

Chocolate Can Help You Feel Happy

Chocolate is also good in making those who are pregnant feel happy. Women who find it hard to conceive are reported to have better moods and in a heightened state of wellbeing when they eat chocolate and this can contribute toward them getting pregnant faster.

 

Dark Chocolate Promotes Libido Even In Women

These mood-altering endorphins also increases women’s libido. A study conducted on women reported that the participants who ate at least one cube of chocolate experienced an increase in their sex drives.

 

Epicatechin Supplements

A lot of companies saw the potential of epicatechin as an active ingredient in health supplements that can promote muscle growth, encourage blood flow, increase testosterone level, and appetite suppressant.

 

Now, there are a variety of epicatechin supplements available on the market which can provide a higher potency than consuming dark chocolate and even be cheaper in the long run. To derive any benefit from epicatechin consumption you need to consume a minimum 50g of 70% cacao dark chocolate per day, making epicatechin supplements cheaper.

 

It’s also important to know the things that one should consider before buying epicatechin supplements. Time and effort are not the only things that a person can waste with the purchase of the wrong product. Health problems and other side effects can also occur. Before buying a supplement, consider these two factors:

 

Source

The very first thing that one must consider when choosing whatever supplement is its source. The effectiveness of epicatechin greatly depends on where it came from. It is better to choose supplements with natural sources like green tea and cocoa rather than artificial ones. The way that these sources was cultivated must also be taken into consideration, with organic being the best.

 

Dosage

Remember that the dosage is essential for the supplement to have any beneficial effects. It is recommended to choose one that is at least 100mg epicatechin per serving. 50G of cacao powder contains about 50mg of Epicatechin which is the minimum effective dose when eating chocolate.

 

Conclusion

Hormone balancing is key to faster fertility success and having a healthier and more enjoyable pregnancy. Your hormones will also determine if you are going to dip into post-natal depression or enjoy early motherhood bliss. This article also highlights that epicatechin is a beneficial compound for many people and can be enjoyed in dark chocolate a high cacao content. Chocolate releases feel good hormones and therefore makes you feel happier during stressful times as well as emotionally unstable times.

To help bring harmony to your life, you may want to consider adding epicatechin to your diet. If you do not like chocolate, that’s alright. Try a supplement and you can still derive the benefits without having to endure its bitterness. If you do like chocolate, be mindful not to choose one that has cane sugar, instead opt for no sugar or coconut/date natural sweetness and of course it will need to be organic.

 

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Co-Written With Alex Eriksson

Alex is the founder of Anabolic Health, a men’s health blog dedicated to providing honest and research backed advice for optimal male hormonal health.

Anabolic Health aspires to become a trusted resource where men can come and learn how to fix their hormonal problems naturally, without pharmaceuticals. 

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Fiona Kacz-Boulton is a Fertility Specialist

Fiona KACZ-BOULTON Fertility Specialist(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in fertility yoga – inspiring people to evolve on their conscious journey to parenthood.

Founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street and Clapham, London.

  • Huffington Post Fertility Writer
  • Fertility Coach
  • Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
  • Nutrition Counsellor
  • Public Speaker
  • Author
  • Blogger
  • QiYoga® Founder
  • Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
  • Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
  • Fertility Support Group Facilitator
  • Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through her coaching programmes, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind (and body) to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile.’

 

Book your 30 minute complimentary consultation

With founder of Awakening Fertility, Fiona Kacz-Boulton here

Other Topics Worth Reading:

  1. Low Calorie Fertility Food Suitable for PregnancyRead here
  2. How to Increase Serotonin Levels Whilst Trying to Conceive – Read here
  3. SuperFoods for Fertility – Read here
  4. Balancing Yin Yang Energies with a Whole Food Diet – Read here

Got questions, comments or something to share?

Please leave them below.

 

 

 

 

 

Need More Energy & Motivation Whilst Trying to Conceive

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Need more energy to help you fall pregnant? 

  • Do you feel overwhelmed by your fertility journey? 

  • Do you feel you need more motivation?

  • Been told you have too much yin or not enough yang by your acupuncturist?

  • Been told you need to activate your solar plexus?

Yin Yang Symbol Fire and Water

Life is about balance – which is essentially what the yin-yang symbol represents. This  article is about balancing the yin-yang polarities within us so you can live a more optimal, energised and balanced life.

When you are balanced, your mind and your body’s systems work in harmony.

When in harmony it helps you to make better decisions and your fertility improves because you are creating a better environment for your egg and womb health to flourish.

How to balance yin / yang energy when trying to conceive (TTC)

Yin and Yang When Pregnant

To fall pregnant we need to embrace as much yin energy as possible. Yin is the feminine energy, it is the energy of surrender, governed by the moon and the water element.  However, when we have too much yin in our body we feel very heavy, slow, even lethargic.

When the yin-yang polarities are balanced it will give you the motivation you need to get up every hour to get the blood moving through your body – which is essential when you are pregnant.

If you are finding it difficult to get off the sofa or to even drag yourself away from your desk every hour to walk and gently stretch then you need to add a bit more yang energy (fire energy) to give you the motivation and strength to do so.

Yang energy comes in short, sharp bursts, e.g. adrenaline rushes. During your pregnancy it is unsafe to be yang dominant but it can make pregnancy feel really tough if you are yin dominant.

What is the solution to balancing yin and yang energies?

Balancing Yin Yang Energies

The solution lies in balancing your external environment with your internal and vice-verser.
You can do this through diet and through exercise.

So, if it is hot outside you want to cool down with cooling foods.

eg Yang external environment is balanced with a yin internal environment.

For a full list of yin and yang foods

Click here

But what if…?

What if you are feeling heavy, lethargic, been told you are yin dominant and/or your solar plexus need re-activating and it is a hot day? You surely don’t want to consume more yin foods… Or do you?

You don’t.

In addition to using food, to re-balance your qi (vital life force energy) we recommend the following exercise routines.

Exercises for increasing yang energy

Do these Sun Salutations (not if pregnant), click here

Watch this video of the 5 Tibetan Rites (not if pregnant)

Try these Warrior poses – which are safe during pregnancy and help re-activate solar plexus as well as yang energy.

Click here to print out pics and “how to” explanations or watch video below:

For a balanced yin-yang routine for fertility 

– Highly recommended Fertility Yoga DVD

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This Fertility Yoga DVD is safe for beginners.

No experience necessary.

Has a huge world-wide success rate for helping people conceive.

Comes with a complimentary 60 minutes fertility coaching session too!

Click here to purchase your copy

 

Need more motivation?

Want to optimise your morning to get the best start to your day?

… Then this free motivational piece can help you, click here

Fiona Kacz-Boulton is a Fertility Specialist

Fiona KACZ-BOULTON Fertility Specialist(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in fertility yoga – inspiring people to evolve on their conscious journey to parenthood.

Founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street and Clapham, London.

  • Huffington Post Fertility Writer
  • Fertility Coach
  • Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
  • Nutrition Counsellor
  • Public Speaker
  • Author
  • Blogger
  • QiYoga® Founder
  • Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
  • Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
  • Fertility Support Group Facilitator
  • Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through her coaching programmes, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind (and body) to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile.’

 

Book your 30 minute complimentary consultation

With founder of Awakening Fertility, Fiona Kacz-Boulton here

Other Topics Worth Reading:

  1. SuperFoods for Fertility – Read here
  2. Balancing Yin Yang Energies with a Whole Food Diet – Read here

Got questions, comments or something to share?

Please leave them below.

Free Fertility Meditation

Nature ChildHere’s your free fertility meditation to support your fertility journey

This meditation is called Embracing Femininity in Your Fertility Garden. I have chosen this meditation as an example of the 100+ meditations I have on my Fertile Lifestyle Course to support clients to fall pregnant and stay pregnant.

Why is embracing femininity important?

By you embracing your femininity, you are telling your body ‘it is safe to turn fertility back on.’

You see, when you are stressed you enter into your ‘Fight or Flight’ Mode (activating your sympathetic nervous system) which is a ‘Yang’ response (in the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine). Yang is masculine. This stress response state turns fertility off.

By you embracing your feminine energy, you activate the ‘Yin’ response (activating your parasympathetic nervous system) which is when your body is able to rejuvenate, it allows the blood to return from the extremities back to your vital organs, including your reproductive system.

In this state fertility gets turned back on.

That being said, despite the ‘airy fairy’ name of this meditation, there is a lot of science behind the workings of it (as well as all my other meditations), which is why they work.

I recommend listening to meditations daily to help prepare your mind and your body.

I also recommend listening to Fertility Mind Mastery Meditations, such as my Morning Manifestation & Motivation audio, here.

Doing IVF, ICSI or IUI?

If you are embarking down the route of assisted fertility IVF, ICSI or IUI, then listening to guided meditations before, during and after your procedure(s) will improve your chances of assisted fertility success.

Embracing Femininity in Your Fertility Garden Meditation

 

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Fiona Kacz-Boulton

Fiona Kacz-Boulton is a Fertility Specialist

(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in fertility yoga – inspiring people to evolve on their conscious journey to parenthood.

Founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street, London and Concept Fertility, London

  • Natural Fertility Specialist
  • Fertility Coach
  • Nutrition Counsellor
  • Fertility Writer for Huffington Post
  • Public Speaker
  • Author
  • Mind Mastery Practitioner
  • Blogger
  • QiYoga® Founder
  • Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
  • Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
  • Fertility Support Group Facilitator
  • Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through my Fertile Lifestyle programmes, I help navigate major transitions to detox your mind (and body) to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile.’
Book your 30 minute complimentary consultation

With me, founder of Awakening Fertility, Fiona Kacz-Boulton here.

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