IVF Lifestyle Overhaul: My Fertility Diet

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When my husband and I embarked on our unexpected IVF journey, we would have never imagined how much lifestyle reflection & research we would end up undertaking in an effort to improve egg, sperm & embryo quality.  When our first egg retrieval failed to result in any viable embryos and being diagnosed with a diminished ovarian reserve, my Reproductive Endocrinologist highly recommended that I consult with a specialized nutritionist to help analyze my current deficiencies and any possible toxicities in my system that could be improved upon.  I eagerly made an appointment with a very highly respected nutritional scientist in LA, who ran a series of intensive blood and urine panels that assessed my nutritional levels for the past 3 months.  The results were so eye-opening!  Obviously, each person’s results and subsequent recommendations will be completely different and this needs to be considered alongside any doctor’s orders.  For me personally, there were quite a few specific supplements I was able to add to help boost deficient elements in addition to some supplements that helped cleanse some toxic heavy metals.  I was, however, able to extract some general rules of thumb for all from that nutritional consultation. After my consultation and to this day, here is what my (& my husband’s) diet centered around and what I was told to avoid during our journey to and through pregnancy and beyond:

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Playa Del Carmen, Mexico: Restaurant Reviews

The Glossfox's Restaurant Reviews for Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

If you missed Part 1 of my Rosewood Mayakoba review, you may not know that I am obsessed with this place!  It truly is a feast for the eyes and for the tummy!  Some of THE best food I have eaten in my life!  Then again, I always say yes to Mexican food so perhaps my heaven truly does exist here on Earth.

Here are my reviews of the eateries around the Mayakoba / Playa Del Carmen / Tulum/ Riviera Maya area that we tried out:

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