Hi. I’m Heidi Brockmyre with Fertility TVand I’m going to tell you about endometriosis and getting pregnant. Endometriosis is thecause of up to 50% of fertility issues. It can be difficult to diagnose and oftentimesonly diagnosed through surgery which isn’t ideal. Some women have really strong symptomsand some women don’t have symptoms at all. I suggest that you heed this advice even ifyou’re not sure if you have endometriosis because it’s good for women to consider whenthey’re trying to get pregnant and having any fertility issues. When it comes to endometriosis, what’s reallyimportant is keeping your liver healthy. One
toxin is called dioxin. It’s in herbicidesand pesticides and chlorine has been shown to aggravate endometriosis. This could bein bleach so you don’t want to use bleached tampons or pads. Get organic, unbleached,and when you can, choose using a pad versus a tampon so you’re not inserting it rightin there. Sometimes it’s just not possible and you need to use a tampon, but make itan unbleached, organic one. Xenoestrogens are another culprit when itcomes to aggravating endometriosis. Xenoestrogens as synthetic compounds that mimic estrogenin the body but it’s not natural and they are often in milk products and meat productsand plastic. They’re in hormones that are
in milk and hormones that are in meat, sogo organic. Go organic with your produce so you’re not getting the dioxins and go organicwith your milk and with your meat. I wouldn’t say have a lot of milk, by the way. Meat,make sure there’s no hormones and that it’s organic. Don’t microwave things in plasticcontainers. Don’t use plastic bottles, avoid plastic. You also want to make sure that you’re reducingor cutting out alcohol altogether and to have a high antioxidant diet. Antioxidants aregoing to help to improve the health of your liver and clean out those free radicals inyour body. Lots of cooked vegetables and fruits
like berries and an antioxidant drink, powderedantioxidant drink that you can find at many health food stores or online health food stores.I would avoid high antioxidant drinks that have a lot of herbs in them and ones thatare more food sourced. Another good herb though however to help yourliver is milk thistle that can protect your liver and help to clean it out. Radishes arereally good for cleaning the liver so you can incorporate those into your diet. Chlorophyllhas also been known to be really helpful with cleaning your liver and cleaning your bloodstreamin the case of endometriosis. I also recommend doing a castor oil pack over your liver tohelp cleanse your liver and keep it healthy
as well as over your uterus to help sloughoff some of the endometrial tissue and help cleanse your uterus and relieve pain. Youcan the find the tutorial on my channel that will give you castor oil pack instructions. I would suggest that you get tested for anyfood sensitivity and allergies because inflammation is what happens with endometriosis and whatcan really affect your reproductive organs, your ovaries, your uterus and cause a lotof pain. Food sensitivities, allergies can aggravate this. It’s a good idea to see whatfoods or any other allergens could be triggering inflammation throughout your system. You alsowant to make sure that you avoid refined sugars
and white flour and rice. Use whole grainsand you can use honey as a substitute for sugar because it actually has some antiinflammatoryproperties to it. Reduce stress. Stress is a big one. Stresstakes a huge toll on the liver. Stress can cause more inflammation. Anything that youcan do to reduce stress, reduce your workload, getting enough rest, getting enough sleepat night, doing some meditation, taking a deep throughout the day, going for walks,listening to some calming music, catching yourself when you start to get into stressmode and taking a break. It’s not worth it. Remind yourself, it’s not worth it and youdeserve to healthy.
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Rebekah: Hey guys. It’s Bex here and I amhere with the lovely Alisa Vitti in her apartment in New York City, surrounded by baby things. Alisa: Yes. Rebekah: The last time you were on Bex Life,you were not pregnant. I was not pregnant and we were talking about birth control. Alisa: Right, and why we should all get offof it. Rebekah: We didn’t take it and look whathappened to us. Alisa: Well, this was by planning, yes.
Rebekah: And this was by planning too. Alisa: That’s right. Rebekah: I’m really excited because I’m36 and you’re 37. Alisa: And look at how young and gorgeouswe look. Rebekah: I know. We are gorgeous! Alisa: Gorgeous. Rebekah: Healthy, vibrant. We are of advancedmaternal age. I can hardly get the words out. Alisa: Technically speaking, yes.
Rebekah: It’s so gross. I hate â€“ I don’teven like saying that. Alisa: I know, I know. Rebekah: We only advanced in intellect andbeauty, really. Alisa: Amen. Love it. Love it! Rebekah: But a lot of our girlfriends arehaving babies, having their first babies. This is your first. This is my fifth. I’mnot the norm and they’re having trouble and girlfriends our age and girlfriends youngerthan us and their men. Alisa: Yes.
Rebekah: What’s going on? Alisa: I think it’s a growing and somewhatfor whatever reason silent epidemic, this rise in infertility, both male and femaleinfertility, and what is termed idiopathic meaning no known cause. So you go. You haveyour checkup. Everything looks normal. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to makethe baby. But you can’t. In my ten plus years now of working with couplesand individuals on their fertility, there are three reasons that I see that are kindof at the core of why people are not able to have that reproductive capacity and thatfertile window be as big and wide as it should
be, right? Because you’re really â€“ the whole reasonby the way why the pill was such a good thing back 50 years ago, 60 years ago when it cameout was because women were having their eighth, ninth baby at 45 because there was no wayto prevent additional pregnancies and they were fertile, perfectly fertile well intotheir 40s. Now we have women struggling in their midto late 20s. So what has changed? Here’s what I think has changed. One, we’re beingexposed to way more chemicals than we ever have been before.
The statistic that I have just read aboutis that your grandparents’ generation was exposed to chemicals over the course of theirlifetime that you are exposed to in a 30day period. You’re exposed to more chemicalsin 30 days than they were their entire lives. Rebekah: That’s so scary. Alisa: And these chemicals of course are endocrinedisruptive which means they’re really messing with your fertility. So that’s reason numberone. Reason number two is that we are micronutrientdeficient in ways that we just are not realizing. We’re eating like different kinds of diets.We’re cutting out big macronutrients. We’re