The common belief earlier was that the only factor which determined the health of the ovary and the egg was age. Of course, judging by new studies this is not quite true, it so appears.
Several factors influence and impact the health of the ovaries and eggs and that includes environmental factors, hormones in one’s diet, and stress apart from other reasons.
Also, healthy fertility is based on several additional aspects such as:
- Proper circulation
- Balanced hormones
- A healthy fertility cycle
- Balanced hormones
- Healthy eggs
Reasons for Egg Health being Important
Egg health is very important for fertility. The health of one’s eggs (ovum) will influence the fact whether fertilization and implantation will occur as well as pregnancy occurring. Egg cells are usually cells that do not regenerate unlike other cells in the body. Recent research indicates that egg production means women may produce eggs throughout one’s reproductive years. Scientists have also found stem cells within the ovaries that produce the new egg cells.
No doubt, age still continues to have an impact on the new eggs. One can protect the eggs by promoting ovarian health via proper diet, herbs, and supplements as well as increased circulation to the reproductive system.
90 Days for the Cycle of an Egg
Several women who are presumably having trouble getting pregnant have been informed by their doctors that their eggs are not really so healthy, or rather that their eggs are “old”. The options available to these women have or are making use of an egg donor, IVF, or adoption. Yet most women are not aware of the fact that one cannot be aware that there are things that one cannot actually help in supporting the health of the ovaries and one’s eggs. This must be carried out for at least a period of 90 days in order to have the required impact.
During this span of 90 day period before an egg actually reaches full maturation, the eggs are no doubt changing and preparing themselves for the required ovulation. At this time they are affected by both the healthy or perhaps unhealthy influences. The contributing factors to egg health are:
- Blood Flow
- Proper oxygenation
- Hormonal Balance
- Nutritional intake
Blood Flow and Proper Oxygenation
Oxygen-rich based blood flow to the ovaries is very essential for good egg health. Blood flow can also decrease on account of lack of exercise, dehydration, and thick blood. In order to increase one’s blood flow to the ovaries one must adopt these suggestions:
Get at least 8, 8oz. glasses of pure water every day
Dehydration can lead to blood becoming thick which will in turn decrease circulation in the body and lead to other health issues. One must drink purified water that which is NOT bottled in plastic containers.
Do something that involves movement tennis, walking, running, dancing, or fertility yoga. Exercise also increases the blood flow in the body, brings fresh blood to all of the cells and also helps to oxygenate the blood.
Get Abdominal or Fertility Massage
The best form of therapy to increase blood flow to the reproductive system is by massaging one’s uterus and ovaries. Massage helps to bring fresh, oxygenated blood to the ovaries and removes old stagnant blood. One can have a massage therapist perform abdomen massage or one can find a therapist who specializes in fertility or Maya abdominal massage.
Due to several environmental factors, stress, and modern diets more and more women are becoming hormonally imbalanced. If the hormonal balance is off the eggs one may not respond, the fertility cycle that gets out of balance, and ovulation may not occur.
Nutrition also plays an important role in the health of the ovary and the eggs. One must have a proper diet and have all the essential vitamins and minerals. Here are few top egg health foods:
Royal jelly, Maca, Fertili Greens, Halibut, Salmon, Pumpkin Seeds, Broccoli, Leafy vegetables, Berries, Turmeric and Ginger.
A diet that can damage ovary and egg health:
Cigarettes, Soda, Caffeine, Low-fat diet, Alcohol, Processed foods, Sugar, Trans fats.