IT’S ALL ABOUT WELLNESS
While every person’s health is unique and so is his or her treatment programme, Dr Eset Dzeygova explains that there are some key lifestyle changes that a couple can make to improve their chances of having a baby. Diet: The couple should ensure that their diet includes foods that are organic and as fresh as possible, has good-quality protein sources (preferably plant-based) and good fats. ‘Also, we believe dairy and gluten products have an adverse impact on a couple’s chances of having a child, as these foods not only have allergens but have a high amount of chemicals that can be quite harmful.’ Water: Don’t drink unfiltered tap water. ‘It is highly possible that tap water is polluted with industrial waste and chemicals, which can have an adverse impact.’ Detox: Minimise your exposure to toxic chemicals. Exposure to toxins may dramatically affect adult fertility. In a toxic body everything goes wrong. Inner toxicity – a collection of toxins due to bad eating habits, poor elimination, candida-yeast overgrowth – has a negative influence on hormonal balance. ‘In order to normalise the functioning of the gastro-intestinal tract, the organs such as the liver and kidneys and restore the healthy intestinal flora in the small and large intestines, which is crucial to conception, it is vital that the couple gets rid of toxins in a gentle, safe and effective, natural manner.’ She recommends colonic irrigation to cleanse the body of toxins. De-stress: Stress and the brain play an important role in fertility. It is proven that extreme stress sends signals to the female body that it should not be pregnant. ‘This explains why women under extreme stress often stop menstruating,’ says the doctor. What’s more, the doctor adds, experiencing problems conceiving can cause a lot of stress and that stress can prevent a woman from ovulating. Patience: Finally, give yourself 120 days before trying to conceive. ‘There is a common misconception that egg and sperm quality cannot be improved. In fact, it is possible to improve the quality of your egg and sperm, however, it takes 120 days,’ she explains. This is because it takes approximately 120 days for eggs to mature and sperm to develop.