On this episode of Food Freedom and Fertility Caitlin Johnson and Sophia Pavia discuss the details of exactly how to determine egg quality, the cycle of the egg, supplements helpful to the quality and other daily tips that could improve the quality of your eggs.
Sophia and Caitlin start at the beginning and explain exactly when women develop eggs and how they mature over your life. As many of you listening to this podcast are on your own fertility journey they also explain the importance of not being focused on having all wonderful eggs, in fact it is completely normal to NOT have all perfectly wonderful eggs. Even if you are ovulating regularly not all of the eggs released are viable for pregnancy and that is OK.
The top supplements of our hosts are:
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin D
- Alpha lipoid acid
- R Alpha lipoid acid
The final piece of information is what you can do in lieu of supplements. Both Caitlin and Sophia agree that a fertility friendly diet consisting of full fat dairy, fresh eggs, chicken thighs and other fats in addition to eating a vast variety vegetables and fruits in many different colors with the nuts and seeds would be a wonderful lifestyle change to help the quality of your eggs. The other insider tip they suggest, which may be the most difficult is to get blue light (tv, phones, tablets) out of your life 2 hours before bedtime.