INFERTILITY

ESSENTIAL OILS

Roman Chamomile. Acts as a mild sedative that calms the nerves and reduces anxiety.

Thyme. Provides progesterone- balancing effects.132

Ylang Ylang. Serves as a mood enhancer and natural energizer.

Sandalwood. Works as a natural aphrodisiac and can help increase libido, especially for men.

Research
Recent research noted that of 150 herbs tested for progesterone production that inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells, thyme oil is one of the top six to have the highest estradiol and progesterone binding.

Home Remedy
Revitalizing Inhalation. Place 1 to 2 drops each of thyme oil and ylang ylang oil in your palms and inhale deeply for several minutes. Also diffuse it, or apply it topically.

Background
Infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant for at least 12 consecutive months. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, millions of women in America are suffering from infertility, with some 7.3 million between the ages of 15 and 44 reporting infertility. Many blame the rising infertility rate on the toxins in our environment polluting the body and compromising precious functions. Infertility can stem from either the male or female and causes may include poor nutrition, emotional stress, sexually transmitted diseases, thyroid disorders, candida, medical conditions, eating disorders, excessive exercise, obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hormonal problems. The best ways to boost fertility are to decrease stress, exercise regularly, balance hormones and minimize exposure to toxins.

Suggested Supplements

» Vitex (Chasteberry). Helps balance estrogen/progesterone ratios and stimulates the ovaries. Take 160 to 240 milligrams daily.

» Stinging Nettle. An herb used in Chinese medicine to remedy fertility because it supports
the kidneys, adrenals and reproductive organs.