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low sperm motility smoothie

Sperm-Boosting Smoothie for Ultimate Male Fertility

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If your man has low sperm motility, prepare a smoothie full of herbs and superfoods scientifically proven to increase testosterone and increase sperm count and quality.

Three measurable variables to determine strong, healthy sperm are count/concentration, sperm motility and morphology. Sperm motility indicates how well the sperm are moving… of course this has a huge impact on chances of conception.

There are many aspects of male fertility that are under your personal control

 

In fact, maintaining a healthy body weight, managing stress, exercising regularly and eating an appropriate diet with the right nutrients will support overall male health and vitality.

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beet soup for estrogen detox

Summertime Beet Soup For Estrogen Detox

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Why do some women bypass terrible PMS, period cramps or menopausal symptoms?

Answer: Estrogen detox.

 

If you are Eating For Your Cycle, super-tasty beets can provide an estrogen detox.

Detox is very necessary during the ovulatory phase, when your body creates high levels of estrogen. Estrogen detox is important to reduce signs of estrogen dominance later in your cycle such as PMS, bloating, mood swings, endometriosis and heavy periods.

 

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Menopause Libido Smoothie Recipe

Smoothie To Increase Libido & Sexual Fluids During Menopause

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This is a delicious smoothie recipe that is full of superfoods and nutrient-dense ingredients to support sex drive, quality of orgasms and decrease vaginal dryness.

With the onset of your menopausal years, you may be working less and have more time for yourself. Paradoxically, your hormones are sabotaging you: reducing your sex drive, energy levels and other mental and physical aspects you need to enjoy yourself.

Though many women will opt to take estrogen therapy or use an estrogen cream, botanicals and foods can also be an effective way to achieve the same results as bio identical hormones.

Feed yourself meals that increase menopause libido such as the smoothie recipe below.

 

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salmon poke fertility foods

Fertility-Boosting Wild Salmon Poke Bowl

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The best way to get omega-3 is from fertility foods like raw wild salmon

 

As a matter of fact, high-end fish oil supplements are not the best way to get your omega-3. Omega-3 fats are chemically fragile:  their carbon double bonds are easily oxidized by exposure to heat, light and oxygen. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is a primary component of the brain, cerebral cortex, skin, and retina. However, DHA’s molecular structure makes it one of the most vulnerable of all dietary fats.

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Hormone Balancing Chicken Veggie Bowl

Summer Spiralized Veggie Bowl with Shredded Chicken

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This light hormone balancing recipe is perfect for summer

 

This is a great recipe for balancing hormones, fertility, preconception, controlling hot flashes in menopause and recharging your adrenal glands. If you’re eating for your cycle, prepare this meal during the ovulatory phase. As a result, your body can thrive on less carbs and needs the fiber from the veggies to detox excess estrogen.

In addition, the ingredients in this recipe pack this bowl with key vitamins and provide blood sugar balance in a crunchy, tasty way. We recommend you purchase a spiralizer to make this recipe ASAP!

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Here’s why we love this recipe hormone balancing recipe

 

Blood Sugar Balance– this recipe has a great combination of protein from chicken, fat from the dressing, and fiber from the veggies. A balanced amount of carbs is supplied by the sweet potato. Ultimately if you consume too much sugar or not enough protein, the adrenal glands become stressed and insulin increases. This impairs the functions of other hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol.

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Turmeric Smoothie for Endometriosis Diet

Turmeric, Carrot & Mango Smoothie Bowl For Healing Endometriosis

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10 percent of women of reproductive age have endometriosis.

This condition is challenging because symptoms such as bloating, immense pain and fertility fears affect your daily life. However, you may be surprised to know it’s possible to reduce the symptoms with an endometriosis diet! Many women struggle with the symptoms of endometriosis but don’t know that they have this condition. Regrettably, only advanced stages of endometriosis show up on medical tests.

Below is part of the approach I use to help my clients control their endometriosis and, if they are working on fertility, to help them conceive.

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Iced Tea for Adrenal Support

Craft Your Own Iced Tea For Adrenal Support

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Iced tea became wildly popular at the 1904 worlds fair in St Louis. It was so hot, the fair-goers wanted nothing to do with hot drinks and went in search of cold drinks. It’s still a popular way to cool down and enjoy yourself when the temperature makes you melt! Stress is common in the summer months; there’s so much going on and adrenal support needs to be a part of your self care at this time.

Iced Tea for Adrenal Support

Drinking your usual tea over ice is a tasty way to get more fluids when the weather is warmer and you may be perspiring. Making your own tea blend with medicinal  herbs helps you get all the benefits of the herbs in a way that compliments the heat of summer days!

 

Herbs for Adrenal Support and Women’s Hormone Balance

 

Red Raspberry Leaf is an overall women’s hormone balancing tonic. Raspberry Leaf help the uterus stay ‘stretchy’ and is very beneficial when preparing for birth or reducing menstrual cramping. Read More

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing

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This is a great recipe to prepare during the luteal phase of your cycle, if you are supporting your body in order to conceive, and for preventing PMS symptoms.

Here’s why:

Tahini is high in Vitamin B6 which has been shown in research to prevent PMS and support progesterone levels.
Quinoa is high in protein and fiber, which means it is great for blood sugar balance. This grain is high in magnesium which also prevents PMS symptoms. Read More

Raw Carrot Cake Protein Bites

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Do you struggle with afternoon sugar cravings? These raw carrot cakes bites make a perfect afternoon snack that will keep your blood sugar levels stable but still satisfy those cravings. Serve them up with a Golden Milk Latte and you have a perfect healthy and hormone balancing upgrade to coffee and cookies.

Here is why this treat is so good for balancing your hormones:

Raw Carrots  have been shown in research to help remove excess estrogen from the body. This may help reduce menopause symptoms, PMS, and heavy periods. The fat source contained in walnuts is in the form of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid .

Walnuts provide your body with nourishment for your brain and contains healthy fats that support optimal hormone balance in the body. The fat source contained in walnuts is in the form of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid .

Make a big batch on a sunday and store them in the fridge or freezer to snack on during the week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Miso Mushroom ‘Moon Stew’ For The Menstrual Phase

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This ‘Mushroom Miso Moon Stew’ for the Menstrual Phase is full of nutrient-dense and blood-building ingredients. I recommend that you eat mostly soups and stews when you are on your period because they are easy to digest, time saving (if you make them in advance) and a great delivery system for key nutrients. I love to call the stews you make on your period ‘Moon Stews’ and over the years I’ve formulated many recipes that I provide my clients and those who take my Eating For Your Cycle online course.

This one-bowl-meal is so great for the Menstrual Phase because of:

Miso is a fermented soy and rice paste.  During the Menstrual Phase your body has an increased tolerance for estrogens, such as the ones found in soy products, because your estrogen levels are so low. I don’t recommend soy during your Luteal Phase (the 10-14 days between ovulation and your period) because it can imbalance your estrogen and progesterone hormones and cause PMS.

Clams are high zinc, B12 and iron; all of which support blood-building and reproductive health.

Black Rice and Black Sesame Seeds support your kidneys and adrenal glands.

Nori seaweed has beneficial levels of calcium, iron and trace minerals.

Bone Broth has extra nutrient density and a delicious satiating flavor.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Miso Mushroom Moon Stew

Recipe by Sarah Steffens of Savor & Fancy

Ingredients

1 cup Black forbidden rice, prepared

2 Tbsp Roasted sesame oil

2 cups Cremini mushrooms, sliced

3 Green onions, minced, white and green parts separated

pinch Sea salt

pinch White pepper, OR Black pepper

1 tsp Garlic powder

4 cups Bone broth

2 Tbsp Miso paste

8 cups Baby kale

2 medium Zucchini, spiralized as ‘zoodles’

3, 3 oz. cans Shelled clams

Optional Garnishes

1 sheet Nori, cut into strips

4 tsp Black sesame seeds

 

Method

Prepare the black rice, set aside.

In a soup pot, heat the sesame oil over medium heat and saute the mushrooms, green onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder until mushrooms are softened.

In a separate bowl, mix the miso with 1 cup of broth to make a paste. Add the paste into the soup along with the remaining 3 cups of broth. Bring to a simmer.

Add the baby kale and reduce heat to low. Place the lid on top of the pot and once the kale is completely wilted, remove the pot from the heat.

Divide the ‘zoodles’ and black rice between 4 soup bowls or 4 mason jars.

Add one scoop of shelled clams to each serving, divide the soup between the servings and garnish with minced green onion, dried nori and black sesame seeds.