I’ve been promising to give you all the things I shifted in my life in
order to get pregnant. I’m finally dishing out the goods!
This last round of IVF I barely got the doc to
agree to do, so I was going to make my best effort yet. When I first
began this journey, I assumed that I was ‘healthy’ and that it would be
easy to get pregnant with a little help, but after 2 failed
attempts at IVF, I came to the conclusion that I wasn’t
really healthy. Only compared to the average American, which is a
scary thing. So, I broke it down.
Before I give you the list, if you want to catch up with the pregnancy
story, go to this link: http://mirzukfitness.com/blog/
Here’s a list of what I did to get pregnant:
1- quit coffee
2- quit alcohol
3- slept a minimum of 7 hours per night (even dropped 2 of my classes so I could achieve this)
4- drank a minimum of 64 oz of water every day (I measured)
5- stopped using toxic body products and replaced them with more natural alternatives
6- stopped mani’s and pedi’s and highlights
7- added in acupuncture 2x per week
8- began taking certain herbs and supplements: essential fatty acids, cinnamon, astragalus,
maca, raw garden of life prenatal, camu camu, vitex, d-pinitol, Q10, some blue/green algae thing
10- drank a fresh juice (or two) every day
11- drank a green smoothie usually once per day
12- diet consisted of 90% veggies. Would sautee veggies of all kinds every night for dinner. Mixed w barley
13- No gluten
14- No added sugar in any of my food, except for dark chocolate, which was my cheat when I absolutely needed it
15- No processed foods whatsoever.
And I think that is pretty much it. It was time consuming. I usually don’t cook, and with this regimen, I was
cooking every day. Ron became healthier also, because he was eating what I was cooking. I used vinegar as
my salad dressing and feta cheese to give my dinner veggies some extra flavor.
As far as the toxic products go- I switched out my deodorant, shampoo, lotions, toothpaste and soap. I stopped
using any sprays that weren’t pure essential oils mixed with water. I got rid of any product that said ‘fragrance’
on it, as well as anything with sodium laureth (or laurel) sulfate. Cut out anything with phthalates.
And with the sleep- well- I have never been too good with getting 7 hours of sleep in a row. My schedule
was set up in a way that did not allow me to get 7 hours in a row. Thus I canceled two of my early morning
classes so I could fit in 7 hours of sleep. I did not go out at night, and the one time I did (to a charity benefit)
I left the event early so I could get that 7 hours. It made a difference.
As far as the supplements go, they all added in a different way. Look them up and research them for
yourself. I will say this about the blue/green algae though. Our society is toxic. There is no
way in this country to completely avoid toxins in your system. They are everywhere and used
for everything. Blue/green algae assists your body in processing these toxins and sending them
on their way. It is a good thing 🙂
Every little bit of this made a difference. I felt amazing! Energetic and healthy and vibrant! It was a lot of
effort and it was expensive. And in the end, it was WAY worth it!