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The LLVLC Show (Episode 647): Nat Kringoudis Providing Holistic Fertility Advice In Australia


In Episode 647 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are pleased to have Chinese Medicine Practitioner, acupuncturist and natural fertility educator Nat Kringoudis who I met in Melbourne, Australia during the “Low Carb Down Under” tour in November 2012 (watch her outstanding lecture from the Melbourne stop on the tour). So many people these days are dealing with fertility issues now more than ever before. According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Centers For Disease Control, over 7.4 million women ages 15-44 have attempted to use some kind of alternative therapy to get pregnant such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the numbers just keep getting worse and worse.

My new Australian friend Nat Kringoudis thinks she knows why and it has a lot to do with our nutritionally corrupt modern-day diet that is loaded with excessive carbohydrates and not enough healthy fats and proteins. She has written a fantastic e-book on this subject outlining her basic philosophy for eating and living for fertility called Fertilise Yourself loaded with tips and tricks for becoming well and maximizing your chances for getting pregnant naturally. Listen in as Nat and I talk about how eating for your fertility is actually the optimal way for improving your health. This Aussie has plenty of fantastic information to share to rekindle that dream you may have of having a baby. ENJOY!

Listen to Nat Kringoudis discuss eating for fertility:

  • Fertility issues are a sign of your overall health
  • She did “all the wrong things” early as an adult
  • Her weight gain and health issues in college
  • “It just happened” that she studied Chinese medicine
  • She started treating patients in her Melbourne clinic
  • She noticed a lot of women having fertility issues
  • Her lack of interest in treating fertility problems
  • We always look for the hardest ways to fix this
  • IVF is helpful but it’s attempted way too soon
  • You have to fix the diet to lay the foundation
  • Why she doesn’t think there is “a point of no return”
  • Most people can improve their fertility with food
  • The role fats and proteins play in sex hormones
  • Her recommendations for fat and protein
  • But it’s not a “one-size-fits-all” nutrition plan
  • Weight will have a direct impact on your hormones
  • Being overweight lowers the number of times you ovulate
  • Why do women wait until they are pregnant to eat healthy?
  • Fertility isn’t a baby, but healthy reproductive system
  • If you’re fueling your body with rubbish, it won’t work
  • Eating whole foods “as nature intended” to be healthy
  • We thought we were clever to take fat out of the food
  • Stress is weighing us down and affects fertility by 50%
  • Stress is so many things from money to wanting a baby
  • It will impact you down to the cellular level
  • When you’re in this state of making high-cortisol…
  • It can switch off your ability to conceive a child
  • When stress comes, food, alcohol and smoking is embraced
  • Alcohol has a direct impact on male sperm quality
  • She hasn’t seen more than one good sperm panel in past year
  • In women, alcohol can limit ovulation and inhibit fertility
  • Alcohol mimics estrogen in the body and disrupts health
  • Whether this alcohol limitation includes red wine, too
  • Find the level of alcohol consumption that’s right for you
  • Semen quality is imperative, is about 60% of conception
  • The health of the male is as critical as the female
  • Repetitive miscarriages is the male issue half the time
  • Sleep will have an effect on your reproductive ability
  • Men generally don’t understand what’s good for them
  • The female take on the responsibility to educate men
  • It takes time for changes to happen (3 solid months)
  • Your body can become “skewed” when you’re stressed
  • If things aren’t as good as they could be, problems arise
  • Reproductive organs generally first sign of bad health
  • Women can watch their menstrual cycle to gauge this
  • Realizing you have period pain and what that means
  • Switch the television off and “get busy” making babies
  • If there are semen issues, then you need a lot of sex
  • Regular sex is good for your marriage as a couple
  • Her book is a fertility “how-to” book for having a baby
  • Details about what is included in Fertilise Yourself
  • Spell fertilize with an “s” (Australian spelling)


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    How did you like what you heard from Aussie fertility specialist Nat Kringoudis? Share your opinions about what you heard in the show notes section of Episode 647. Get your own copy of Nat’s e-book Fertilise Yourself and learn more about her work at “Fertile Body, Heart & Soul” web site as well as “The Pagoda Tree” web site. Coming up on Wednesday, I’m pleased to share about the work of another fantastic registered dietitian in Canada named Aglaee Jacob who rekindled her passion for nutrition after discovering for herself the life-changing power of the Paleo diet. She’s the author of several e-books we’ll discuss in this podcast as well as the upcoming April 2013 release of Digestive Health with REAL Food: A Practical Guide to an Anti-Inflammatory, Nutrient Dense Diet for IBS & Other Digestive Issues.

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