I often see many women in my practice who are unsuccessfully trying to conceive after numerous cycles. There are many reasons for this ranging from diet to lifestyle, hormonal imbalance, poor nutrient content, poor detoxification, and genetic variances. Not to mention many chronic medical problems, including stress, affect fertility.
After talking to my patient about all of these factors in detail, I often like to start with diet since tweaking a few things can actually improve fertility. After some questioning, there are a few foods women are often ingesting, unaware that may actually decrease their fertility. These are five foods I encourage women to avoid when trying to conceive: