Get your fertility freak on. The very first rule of successful fertility management.
Today I am able to throughly enjoy indulgently writing to a female audience. Something that I cant do in my day to day work life as fertility is very much something that affects both sexes. I do however see that often it is only the women who truly throw themselves into find resolutions when something goes wrong. Wether this is right or wrong remains an unanswered question, but it generally is women i spend the majority of my time with. I would love this to change, but while our education of younger generations does not included fertility health i am dubious this will happen.
On waking drink 500ml water. Optimise this by having hot water with a slice of fresh lemon. Why lemon? Well, it is known for its detoxifying properties and while it is an acidic fruit, on hitting the stomach it actually has a neutralising effect. This means you start the day well and it will naturally reduce any chance of acid reflux and heart burn. Add a slice of fresh ginger if you’d like to boost your immune system naturally. Hot water helps the lemon and ginger infuse into the water and so the benefit is bigger.
Mid morning have a 250ml drink of water.
Before eating lunch have a 250ml drink of water.
After lunch if needed or mid afternoon a 250ml drink of water.
Before dinner a 250ml drink of water and again after dinner a 250ml drink of water and finally another 250ml drink during the evening.
This would be the smallest amount of water through the day and any tea, coffee, soft drinks and alcohol do not count as part of this intake. Drinking more when thirsty, hot or sick is also important.
This is a daily routine, to be done seven days a week and 365 days a year if you want your body to perform better.
This is habit forming behaviour and soon enough you will be drinking the necessary amount of water without needing to measure or think about it.
What happens when we drink this amount of water i hear you cry? Well, initially you will spend a fair amount of time visiting the loo. But once your body has adjusted to the change you will go no more than you did previously. This is because the water is being put to use to run your bodies basic needs properly. What you will find is you feel like a better version of you within a very short period of time. This is always a surprise to my clients and once they realise we haven’t even looked at food or stress they become very excited because imagine how amazing they feel after the other changes!
Our transport system or blood, carries everything we need around our body. Would our car run without petrol? Would our lights work without electricity? Nope. So if you want your body to run to its optimal level, the very first thing you do is drink the right amount of water.
This is just the beginning. Taking control is easier than you think. It doesn’t cost time or necessarily money. Just means indulging yourself by investing in you. Self love is the basis of why we would do this. Feel happier, look better, know you are feeding your body and mind.