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What is Fertility Nutritional Therapy?

In Functional Medicine and Nutritional Therapy we're looking for the underlying cause of the problem as opposed to just suppressing symptoms. This is what’s called “root-cause resolution.”

This means:

  • I will work on optimising your whole being – including, your gut health, vaginal microbiome, sperm health, absorption, nourishment, inflammation, hormonal health, mineral imbalances,  detoxification and modulating your immune system – all of these areas can affect fertility.
  • A diagnosis is usually a symptom of an imbalance within the body and it is my job to find out why you have this symptom (imbalance) and support you back to balance thus supporting your overall fertility.

I have a 3 step approach when working with clients​:


Detective Work

Start to piece together your full fertility picture.

This includes looking at your symptoms, health history and test results to start to uncover what could be the root-cause of your fertility issues.  I will ensure you really understand your own fertility picture too -there is no rush when going through tests and explaining what they mean.


Functional Testing

Fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle. 

Often clients come to me with some but not all of the necessary testing to give a full picture of their fertility, therefore, obtaining the correct functional testing to understand the real root-cause can be invaluable.

Functional Tests may include:

  • Stool Test
  • Food inflammation test
  • Vaginal microbiome test
  • DUTCH Hormones Panel
  • Menstrual blood test
  • Vitamin or Mineral Test
  • Full Thyroid Panel
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring

It is important to note that although functional testing can give huge insight, it is not a case of ‘just test everything’. I will guide you according to your symptoms and history as to what tests, if any, may be of value. Ultimately, the test  you order have to give the potential to further tailor your diet, lifestyle and supplement protocol, otherwise why test?


Your Tailored Plan

Including diet, lifestyle and supplement support.

This tailored plan will include the changes that are needed to your diet, lifestyle and supplements. This is to support you back into balance and ultimately optimise your chances of pregnancy or continued pregnancy. This plan is individual for you, where you are at now and may change as time goes on.

I hope this visual below will help illustrate how I view sub-fertility:

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