Rebekah: Hey guys. It’s Bex here and I am here 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 off of it. Rebekah: We didn’t take it and look what happened 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’m 36 and you’re 37. Alisa: And look at how young and gorgeous we look. Rebekah: I know. We are gorgeous! Alisa: Gorgeous. Rebekah: Healthy, vibrant. We are of advanced maternal age. I can hardly get the words out. Alisa: Technically speaking, yes.
Rebekah: It’s so gross. I hate â€“ I don’t even like saying that. Alisa: I know, I know. Rebekah: We only advanced in intellect and beauty, really. Alisa: Amen. Love it. Love it! Rebekah: But a lot of our girlfriends are having babies, having their first babies. This is your first. This is my fifth. I’m not the norm and they’re having trouble and girlfriends our age and girlfriends younger than us and their men. Alisa: Yes.
Rebekah: What’s going on? Alisa: I think it’s a growing and somewhat for whatever reason silent epidemic, this rise in infertility, both male and female infertility, and what is termed idiopathic meaning no known cause. So you go. You have your checkup. Everything looks normal. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to make the baby. But you can’t. In my ten plus years now of working with couples and individuals on their fertility, there are three reasons that I see that are kind of at the core of why people are not able to have that reproductive capacity and that fertile window be as big and wide as it should.
Be, right? Because you’re really â€“ the whole reason by the way why the pill was such a good thing back 50 years ago, 60 years ago when it came out was because women were having their eighth, ninth baby at 45 because there was no way to prevent additional pregnancies and they were fertile, perfectly fertile well into their 40s. Now we have women struggling in their mid to late 20s. So what has changed? Here’s what I think has changed. One, we’re being exposed to way more chemicals than we ever have been before.
The statistic that I have just read about is that your grandparents’ generation was exposed to chemicals over the course of their lifetime that you are exposed to in a 30day period. You’re exposed to more chemicals in 30 days than they were their entire lives. Rebekah: That’s so scary. Alisa: And these chemicals of course are endocrine disruptive which means they’re really messing with your fertility. So that’s reason number one. Reason number two is that we are micronutrient deficient in ways that we just are not realizing. We’re eating like different kinds of diets. We’re cutting out big macronutrients. We’re.
Taking away food groups altogether. Rebekah: Have you been looking at my Instagram? Alisa: I haven’t. Rebekah: OK, good. Alisa: Like cutting â€“ are you cutting things out? Rebekah: I’m not. I’m adding a lot of things in. But â€¦ Alisa: Good, good. Rebekah: A lot of ice cream.
Low AMH How to Increase AMH Levels when Trying to Conceive
Hi, I’m Heidi Brockmyre with Fertility TV and I’m going to tell you what you can do to increase your AMH levels when you’re trying to conceive. If you’ve been told by your that you have low AMH, they may have said there’s nothing you can do to improve the number. I have seen the number increase so there are things that you can do. AMH, which is AntiMullerian Hormone, is an indication of how well your ovaries are functioning and is believed to be also an indication of your ovarian reserve. If you have low AMH, which would be considered 1.0 or lower than 1.0, then it may be believed that you have very little ovarian reserve left andor that your ovaries are not functioning very well.
Of course if you’re 40, you have less egg supply than when you were 20. That’s just math, you’ve lost them in those 20 years, but if your ovaries aren’t functioning well, they’re not going to be able to recruit the eggs for ovulation and they’re also not going to be able to mature them very well. You want to make sure that the focus is really to improve the ovarian functioning. Nobody knows for sure how many eggs you have left, but it’s not just the matter of how many you have left, but how well they develop and the quality of them. You may have more left than your AMH would indicate if you’re ovaries just aren’t recruiting them, but even if you don’t have as many left as would be ideal, you want.
To make sure that your ovaries are doing the best that they can do to recruit them and mature it. One important supplement you can focus on is Vitamin D. There was a study that showed that woman with deficient levels of Vitamin D were more likely to have low AMH than those that were not deficient in Vitamin D. It’s a simple blood test and it’s a simple treatment, you just take a Vitamin D supplement if you are deficient in Vitamin D. I would get the test in this case from your or naturopath and see if you just need a low dose like 1,000 or 2,000 mg a day, or if you need a high dose like 10,000.
Another good supplement is Larginine. It’s been shown to improve circulation to your ovaries and also to help with egg quality, but you should take 45 grams of it to make a difference. If you have any autoimmune or inflammatory issues like lupus, if you have allergies or endometriosis, I suggest you watch my endometriosis tutorial for some tips of managing that because that can affect your ovarian function. For instance, if you have endometriosis on your ovaries. One of the goals is to increase circulation to your ovaries and a inaudible 00:02:56 pack and abdominal massage are really great ways for doing that. I have tutorials that give you instructions on how to use both of those tools so you can.
Check those out. Also, Chinese medicine; acupuncture, acupressure, and, herbs are excellent tools. I’ve used all of these tools in my , as well as through the program that I teach women to use self acupressure called ‘Total Fertility Wellness’. Women in my , as well as globally, I’ve helped to increase their AMH levels through these tools, so I would really encourage you to use them. In fact, you can sign up for the free acupressure tutorial here at the link below and it will help to increase circulation to your ovaries, as well as to help with hormones, and balancing the hormones, and balancing the hormones that go to your.
Ovaries. Make sure you’re also reducing stress. I see stress as a huge factor with AMH and I’ve seen women who have taken measures to reduce their stress in their life, and get more rest, and breathe. I’ve seen that alone make the difference in them successfully increasing their AMH levels. Another great tool is bone broth. Bone broth has been used in Chinese medicine and now it’s kind of a health trend outside of just Chinese medicine world, but it’s very good at nourishing your body and nourishing your ovaries. I have a blog post with a recipe for bone broth and I’ll put that below, but you can drink it every day.
Like you would drink tea and that can help as well, give you some of the nutritional support to increase your AMH levels. Please leave comments below and sign up for the free acupressure tutorial. It’s very easy and you can start right now to reduce stress and increase circulation to your ovaries to help increase those AMH levels.