A detox enables the liver to convert fat-soluble toxins into their water-soluble form allowing the body’s natural detoxification organs to eliminate them in urine, bowel movement and sweat. Toxins residing in the body in their fat-soluble state are ultimately stored in fatty tissue, increasing your toxic load also resulting in weight gain.
It is fairly well recognized that if your body has toxins then your eggs and sperm will be affected. This means when you do become pregnant, the embryo will develop within a toxic environment. This can be very detrimental. Birth defects, learning difficulties, ADHD or miscarriages are just some of the possibilities. Smoking, drinking and taking other drugs is discouraged during pregnancy for this very reason.
Dietary suggestionFemale Hormone supporting foods:
- Miso soup, or paste
- Maca powder in smoothies
- Kelp, as seaweed or in Sushi
- Good fats, including butter, olive oil, oily fish and avocado
- Nettle and raspberry herbal teas
The bowel and reproductive hormone connection Your digestive system is enhanced by a natural detox and the pure foods which enables the body to eliminate toxins and absorb nutrients more effectively.
One of the key things about detoxing is that the female hormones estrogen and progesterone and male hormone testosterone circulate from the reproductive organs to the Liver, through the intestine and back into circulation. This is called enteroheaptic circulation. This means a clean well functioning digestive tract is crucial to maintaining adequate levels of reproductive hormones. One study showed that intestinal microflora plays a key role in enterohepatic circulation. (4) Healthy microflora includes those found in living foods like organic yogurt cultures and other probiotics, and prebiotics.Prebiotic Herbs include:
Enterohepatic recirculation of endogenous compounds is aimed at maintaining a steady-state serum concentration for immediate use and hydrolysis in the target organs and this is very important to reduce the symptoms of Menopause and PMS. (5)The Herbal Detox not only eliminates toxins but also reduces parasites and candida in the gut further enhancing gut flora and a healthy reproductive hormone cycle. There is some fairly strong research connecting a healthy digestive system with a good reproductive cycle. For example, PMS symptoms can be more pronounced in women with deficient liver energy. (2)
In a Japanese study on the subject, women who tended to be more constipated showed more dramatic changes in bowel activity before and at the time of menses (3).In Summary
- Our general health affects the baby both before conception and during pregnancy
- Toxins in our body will affect our ability to conceive and be toxic to the baby
- There is a link between bowel health and healthy reproductive hormones
Conclusion I will try and connect these points briefly. Giving your body a thorough natural detox not only improves your general health and your potential to conceive but also encourages delivery of a healthy and happy baby.By doing a natural herbal detox, the body and your bowel health can improve greatly affecting the hormonal system and clearing the way for the conception of a baby. Over the years we have seen many women conceive after completing our Herbal DETOX program and it makes sense when you consider the points above. So if you want to increase your odds of conception and a healthy baby it is certainly worth giving it a go.
I would suggest starting a 14-day Herbal Detox a couple of days after menstruation for best results.Check out the Ultimate Herbal DETOX program here Good luck and please share your results with us. Many Blessings Brett Elliott ®