Whenever I travel I have a little first aid kit of natural remedies to help me adapt to the change in climate, water and food. This ritual started over 20 years ago in the 90’s when we would go to raves and festivals, for as much as I like a good dance I am really sensitive and always took a little natural first aid kit with me, much to the amusement of all my friends.
Diet and lifestyle play important roles in male health and fertility. There is evidence that specific nutrients support fertility. Good sperm health includes count, morphology (structure) and motility (movement).
This week I spoke to Madeleine Shaw on her podcast, ‘Get Your Glow Back‘. This episode is for everyone. Not just for those who are wanting to conceive and get pregnant, but also for those who actually have never thought about getting pregnant just yet. Her I talk about how important fertility is for everyone. We chat about why you need to be thinking about fertility before even wanting to get pregnant, foods to eat and not eat, how to manage PCOS and her thoughts on the contraceptive pill!
A fresh herb pesto livens up the palate and the plate with its vibrant flavour and colours. A traditional pesto is made with basil, pine nuts, garlic, cheese and olive oil, but because you can use such a wide range of leafy greens or aromatic herbs and nuts of your choice, pesto can be a showcase for your imagination or for whatever is in season – such as wild garlic leaves in the spring.
So my secret is out since my interview with Madeleine Shaw for her podcast! Yes it is true; I am juicing celery! I even had to go out and buy another juicer since, over the years, I have owned no fewer than 3 juicers.
Emma Cannon is a ‘keeper of women’s stories.’ With 10s of 1000s of hours in clinical practice as a fertility-specialising acupuncturist, she has helped countless women heal their relationships with their own bodies, their histories, and their selves. In this episode, we talk candidly about the stories we tell (and enforce on our selves) and the myriad ways in which we suppress our emotions. Talking about finding our truth, owning our emotions, finding healthier outlets for all that we feel, and honouring all of the passages of our lives, this is a deeply insightful, rich and honest conversation – woman to woman.
While we're all familiar with the struggles of periods in one way or another, there's no denying that every single one is totally unique, with each of us experiencing sightly different symptoms from one another.
The car took on a life of its own, gliding silently across the thin layer of snow. The french country roads gently curved around the steep hills and vineyards lay below in the valleys. My three year old son sat peacefully in the back.
If you've been trying to get pregnant without success, it can be an incredibly frustrating and stressful time. But once you've ruled out any major health-related obstacles, acupuncture is one of the most popular alternative therapies to help boost fertility.
We speak to women's health expert and registered acupuncturist Emma Cannon about turning to acupuncture to rebalance your energy flow and prime your body for fertility…
Here I sit down with Izzy Judd, on her podcast ‘Let’s Talk Fertility‘. In this episode I explains how she I have bridged the gap between western medicine and complimentary therapies, to provide my own unique approach to supporting all aspects of fertility.
Infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to get pregnant despite having regular unprotected sex over a period of two years (NICE, 2013). It is estimated that one in seven UK couples has difficultly conceiving (HFEA, 2006).
I was recently on Chloe Brotheridge’s ‘The Calmer You‘ Podcast. We discussed why we have problems conceiving, strategies for becoming more fertile, how the wellness industry has evolved and her incredible crystal bed!
You know when you meet someone and you just instantly fall in love. That’s how I feel about Emma. I met Emma over 3 years ago when I was trying to regularise my periods. They were all over the place and she helped me get my cycle back. We stayed and remain great friends. She supported me through getting pregnant, my pregnancy and beyond. She is a miracle worker and oozes feminine energy. I have fallen in love with her approach to fertility and health, which is why I wanted to share it with you…