Nutrition For Fertility

08- Nutrition for Fertility with Lindsay Dam

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

April 4, 2017

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life, yet for some couples the act of trying to get pregnant can be extremely stressful. Some couples have tried for years and years to get pregnant with little success. We are taught how pregnancy happens, but never taught how to prepare the body for pregnancy. Nor are we taught that fertility comes from the health of the male, not just the female.

Lindsay Dam has gone through her own struggles with miscarriages which has led her to her specialty in fertility. Her approach to preparing the body for pregnancy is one that everyone should take into account before becoming pregnant. Join Lindsay and I in this fun and entertaining episode of Nutrition For Fertility with Lindsay Dam!


1:23 – Dealing with miscarriage
2:10 – Trauma from miscarriages
2:55 – Challenging the belief that miscarriages are “normal”
4:45 – Coming off of birth control
6:05 – Do doctors tell you how to come off of birth control properly
6:53 – Common deficiencies from birth control
7:10 – Lack of b6 and what that does for fertility
8:10 – What happens when you don't have enough b12
9:20 – Zinc for male fertility
10:20 – Male roles when it comes to fertility (hint, it isn't just about the female)
10:55 – Quality of sperm and nutrients needed for good swimmers
11:45 – Fragmentation of sperm
12:30 – Male smokers increase chances of miscarriage more so than female smokers
14:30 – Male sperm count has dropped significantly over the last 100 years
17:55 – Take time to rebuild the body before trying to conceive
18:10 – Building a healthy foundation within the body
21:20 – Unhealthy fats for hormone production

26:20 – How long does it take to improve your diet
28:25 – Signs that hormones are out of balance
31:25 – Males don't get a free pass on hormone balance
32:10 – Environmental factors that could inhibit endocrine function
37:02 – Skincare products can be toxic to the body if not high quality
37:37 – Particular skincare brands, Beauty Counter, Crunch Mamas, Juice Beauty, Enessa
42:15 – Exercises to promote hormonal balance
43:50 – Exercises during pregnancy
46:18 – Final words for those who are trying to get pregnant

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About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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