Do you have any guidance for women to prolong their fertility window?


Guidance for Prolonging Fertility Window for Women

Dr. Natalie Crawford provides guidance for prolonging the fertility window in women, emphasizing the importance of lifestyle choices, particularly:

  1. Reducing Inflammation:

    • A diet low in inflammatory foods can lead to improved fertility outcomes, such as better fecundability, more regular ovulation, and reduced miscarriage rates.
    • Key dietary components include high consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats. These foods have been associated with improvements in fertility treatments and natural pregnancy rates 1.
  2. Quality and Type of Foods:

    • Consumption of real, unprocessed dairy as opposed to processed dairy like skim milk. Processed dairy might decrease fertility due to additives used in manufacturing.
    • Importance of fats, which are critical as they form the backbone of hormones like estrogen and progesterone essential for fertility 1.
  3. Lifestyle Choices:

    • Avoidance of cigarettes, toxins, and managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, as these factors are linked to an earlier onset of menopause and therefore a shorter fertility window 2.
    • Paying attention to lifestyle factors like sleep and avoiding toxins can help naturally prolong the time before menopause.
    • Notably, every individual has a different inherent ovarian reserve that cannot be changed 2.

Dr. Crawford's discussion stresses the significant impact of nutritional and lifestyle habits on both current fertility and future menopausal timing. The information provided can serve as guidance for women looking to maintain or extend their fertility window.

Nutrition and Fertility

Natalie and Andrew discuss the impact of nutrition on fertility, emphasizing the importance of reducing inflammation through a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fats. They debunk myths surrounding certain food groups and highlight the role of nutrition in improving fertility outcomes.

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Dr. Natalie Crawford: Female Hormone Health, Fertility & Vitality