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Bone broth can totally help with infertility!
Check out Ali’s story about conceiving triplets!Posted @withrepost • @alimadefood Most people know that I had triplets about 10 months ago. But did you know that before I healed my gut, I had struggled with amenorrhea for over a year? Or that I suffered a miscarriage before my firstborn? .
I heard on a @balancedbitespodcast podcast, @drjolenebrighten explain that reproduction is one of the lowest priorities of the body. Survival and functionality of the self come first. Thus, if the body is not surviving well, it shuts down reproduction. This makes total sense: my body wasn’t receiving enough nutrients to take care of me, so how could it take extra nutrients from me to grow a human?
When I healed my gut, my hormones healed, too. Why? To put it simply, the body needs nutrients to make hormones. When those nutrients are not absorbed (bc of leaky gut, inflammation, toxic frankenfoods, or malnutrition), then it can’t create the balance of hormones it needs, but when it receives adequate nutrition, it can create all the hormones in the balance it was designed for. Therefore, a healthy gut is the precursor to healthy, balanced hormones. .
I did not use IVF for the triplets (a common question I receive). In fact, I was trying to NOT conceive when I found out I was pregnant with the boys. (Sorry if that was TMI.) Further, I did not know there were 2 babies until I was 20 weeks pregnant. AND, I only found out there was a third baby in there upon his birth. Throughout my pregnancy, I had some issues, but I felt strong and capable. Tho born at 28 weeks, my triplets were so healthy (and BIG at 2, 2.5, & 3lbs) that they required no surgeries or even steroids, which was phenomenal. .
Yes, the Brothers Barnes are miracles. But I’m convinced that the health of my body was instrumental in the health of theirs, and my body was healthy because of bone broth, fermented foods, and clean eating. .
If you’re struggling with infertility, or know someone who is, tag them here or send them my way. When you heal your gut, your body can do amazing things.