Food For Vitality – For Faster Fertility Success
Acid – Alkaline
It is important you maintain a healthy balance of acidity and alkalinity in your body so that you maintain good digestive health, keep candida at bay, keep cancer at bay and enhance your fertility when trying to conceive.
Having the right vaginal pH
Your vagina’s pH plays a very important role in your overall vaginal health. pH is the a measure of how acidic or alkaline something is. Remember in chemistry class? pH is on a scale of 0 to 14, with the lower numbers representing higher acidity. A Healthy vagina ranges from 3.5pH – 4.5pH.
What effects your Vaginal pH?
- Diet – namely from acidic processed foods and sugars as well as yeasts (read more below)
- Menstruation products – Such as tampons, which are best avoided if trying to conceive. I recommend a Moon Cup or Rose Cup instead.
- Personal hygiene products (so you are best to wash in luke-warm water)
- Sexual intercourse (semen has a pH of between 7.1 – 8)
A healthy diet does best to include 60-80% alkaline foods and 20-40% acidic foods
A diet containing processed foods (anything from a factory) will be highly acidic. e.g. One primarily of cereal for breakfast, bread for lunch and pasta for dinner along with soft drinks, processed milk, etc. is highly acidic and will not be easily offset by the list of very low alkaline foods.
Acid – Alkaline Balance
The body functions on an intricate and inter-related system of chemicals that include amino acids, sugars, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. These substances break into two major groups; alkaline or acid substances.
In a healthy body alkaline and acid is balanced. If the body’s alkaline/acid relationship is unbalanced the body is unable tot assimilate nutrients and minerals as effectively therefore not preventing the best of health you could possibly be.
Strong Acid Forming Foods
Note: Spring water, distilled water as well as alcohol, caffeinated drinks and soft-drinks (soda) are all acidic.
This is why it is essential you add fulvic minerals to your water to balance the pH, help with hydration and so much more. There are lots on the market – get in touch or ask below for free advice on the best fulvic minerals to buy!
Strong Alkaline Forming Foods
Note: The most alkaline foods (that you can consume as a drink too) are:
- Number 1 most alkaline food is watermelon
- Number 2 most alkaline food is lemon
- Apple cider vinegar is also alkalising
There are medium and mild acid and alkaline foods too
Included in the medium – mild alkaline category
Clarified butter (Ghee)
Oil – Avocado oil
Oil – Flax
Oil – Olive
Oil – Coconut
For a simple colour illustration displaying Acid-Alkaline foods
See the QiYoga website, via this link and use this as an easy Acid-Alkaline guide. I recommend printing it out and keeping it on your refrigerator door to help you remain mindful of your food choices.
A good place to start would be to cleanse first and then maintain a healthy, more fertile lifestyle by following an 80% alkaline diet if you want to improve your fertility.
Which fertility cleanse is right for you?
Delving into the world of cleansing when you are trying to conceive can be overwhelming. Check out my article about fertility cleansing, here
About the author:
Fiona Boulton is a Fertility Specialist
(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in Fertility Mind Mastery, Fertility Meditation, Fertility Yoga and Fertility Coaching –
helping people take back control of their fertility, faster.
Fiona is the founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street (Harley Street Fertility Clinic), London; Concept Fertility Putney; Chichester, West Sussex and Perth, Australia
- Huffington Post Fertility Writer
- Fertility Coach
- Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
- Nutrition Counsellor
- Public Speaker
- QiYoga® Founder
- Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
- Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
- Fertility Support Group Facilitator
- Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through Fiona’s “transformation guaranteed” Fertile Lifestyle courses, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind and body to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile’; to change the map your mind has of your body and therefore change your physiology by clearing mental and emotional blockages to having your baby. Fiona’s work focuses on you taking back control by changing the internal and external environment of your cells so you can improve chances of fertility success.
Book your fertility consultation from the comfort of your home or come to the Harley Street Fertility Clinic for a transformative session with Awakening Fertility founder Fiona Boulton, here.