DISCLAIMER: Within this blog post, I mention a few nutritional products. I mention these products because of their extreme efficacy, and the results they’ve helped myself and my clients get on their PCOS fertility journeys. I will never suggest a product or supplement I don’t wholeheartedly believe in.
Becoming fertile when you have PCOS can seem like a minefield.
I was told over and over again that becoming pregnant with PCOS would be next to impossible without invasive and incredibly expensive fertility treatments (& that even those weren’t a sure thing).
Then, on October 16, 2018 – a day that will live in my memory forever – I took a pregnancy test and it was positive.
I had fallen pregnant 100% naturally – no drugs, no doctor interventions.
My little miracle boy is due in June 2019 and I couldn’t be more excited.
I know that you are likely struggling to get your own fertility under control, and you’ve probably heard the same negative stories I did from your own doctors.
The truth is (& science proves it) that as little as 4 months of diet and lifestyle intervention can improve pregnancy outcomes in women with PCOS at a much higher rate than using either Metformin, Clomid or a combination of the two.
If you want to learn more about this, be sure to grab my free PCOS Fertility Guide.
In order to help support natural fertility, I’ve developed a Latte recipe that’s both incredibly delicious (& comforting) and effective at supporting your body to improve fertility with PCOS.
This Latte recipe is featured in my free PCOS Fertility Guide, so if you don’t have it already – be sure to grab this crucial resource!
Let me explain why the ingredients in this Latte are so essential in the PCOS Cyster’s fertility journey.
Matcha Green Tea
If you know me, you know I love me some matcha. The aroma, the taste, the colour – everything about it gets me jazzed up. Matcha also has some incredible benefits of hormonal health and fertility, so let’s dive in:
Matcha green tea has the potential to support a more robust metabolism, which may assist moderate weight loss along with a healthy diet and regular exercise. It’s no surprise that having a healthy weight is helpful for fertility and conception, so adding matcha to your healthy lifestyle routine may provide a welcome support.
Matcha green tea is FULL of antioxidants, which can help with inflammation in the body. Many women with PCOS have low-grade, chronic inflammation which impairs insulin sensitivity and ovarian function – two important aspects of fertile menstrual cycles.
Matcha contains L-theanine, a calming amino acid which boosts feel-good brain chemicals like GABA and lowers excitatory brain chemicals which may leave you feeling stressed and anxious. Many people who enjoy matcha report feeling a calm alertness. This is critical as a strongly reactive nervous system and resulting stress hormone imbalances can “steal” fertility hormones like progesterone, making cycles irregular, anovulatory and possibly preventing pregnancy.
Basically my fav PCOS supplement ever – Ovasitol is incredibly easy to use (no flavour, colour, texture) AND it packs a major PCOS-fighting punch. Ovasitol helps to:
- Support insulin sensitivity,
- Normalize hormone levels,
- Regulate cycles and
- Improve egg quality.
All from a B vitamin! So cool.
I’ve teamed up with Ovasitol creator Theralogix to offer a special discount for any Cyster using my special PRC Code (L1MONT).
Here’s how to purchase:
- Go to www.theralogix.com
- Click “Login”
- Click “Create an account” (if you don’t have one)
- Create your account + make sure you’re logged in
- Add Ovasitol to your cart (any variation of the product)
- Go to checkout
- At checkout, enter all relevant delivery information
- Add PRC code where prompted: L1MONT
Like matcha, turmeric is highly anti inflammatory – good news for the chronic, low grade inflammation that’s often part of PCOS. Lowered inflammation means better insulin sensitivity, weight control and ovarian function – all critical contributors to fertility.
Turmeric also supports healthy liver function – enhancing the liver’s ability to flush toxins and excess hormones out of the body.
Lastly, turmeric has been shown to help with depression, and as we know from the matcha discussion, having a relaxed nervous system and adequate feel-good brain chemicals like GABA go a long way in helping your body produce (& keep) pro-fertility hormones like progesterone in balance.
Collagen is my favourite form of protein powder. It’s incredibly easy to digest, rather than some whey or plant-based protein powders that may leave us feeling bloated and gross.
Collagen helps to repair and support a healthy digestive system, which is crucial for absorbing pro-fertility nutrients, reducing inflammation and removing excess un-needed hormones from the body.
Protein itself is essential for fertility because it is used in creating many hormones and chemicals in the body, and helps the body to build and retain lean muscle mass – making weight management easier and boosting metabolism.
My favourite brands of collagen include Organika, Great Lakes and Vital Proteins – although there are many others on the market.
Like protein, healthy fats are critical for fertility. In fact – a low fat diet may decrease fertility.
Because all of our steroid hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, etc) are made from fat. Without enough of the right types of fats, our hormones become imbalances and our fertility decreases.
It can sometimes be difficult to get enough healthy sources of fats in our diets when we’re trying to conceive, and I’m in love with the fact that products like Omega PowerCreamer exist to help us get enough.
The combination of ghee (clarified butter), coconut oil and MCT oil in PowerCreamer provide the variety of fats women’s bodies need to balance hormones and improve fertility.
The organic ghee is extremely rich in fat soluble vitamins like A, D and E. These vitamins are vital for hormone production (many hormonally-imbalanced women are deficient in all three), mood stability, insulin sensitivity and more. Because the ghee in Omega Power Creamer is also grass-fed, it’s going to have something called CLA or conjugated linoleic acid, a fat that’s known to help lower body fat and cholesterol.
The fats in coconut oil (medium-chain triglycerides) and MCT oil have been shown to assist weight loss in comparison with olive oil. They also help us feel fuller longer, and coconut oil provides a small amount of saturated fat needed to create hormones.
I use the vanilla flavour in this latte, but the original/unflavoured works just as well.
Like Ovasitol, the wonderful people over at PowerCreamer have been kind enough to offer a special discount for my community.
Simply pop over to their website, add products to your cart and use code DIVA10 to save 10% off your order.
Use a tbsp or two a day in addition to your regular healthy, pro-fertility diet to support healthy hormone production.
Phew! That was a lot. Let’s get to the simple PCOS Fertility Latte recipe now.
- 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice (coconut, hemp, etc)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tsp matcha
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1 packet/serving Ovasitol
- 1 tbsp power creamer vanilla or original
- 1 healing tbsp collagen powder
- Add everything to a pot and heat until hot but not boiling.
- Remove from heat and blend.
- Blending: I use a handheld immersion blender, but a milk frother or traditional blender would work just as well.