Baby making is about nutrients. Fat-soluble, water-soluble, vitamins, minerals, macro, micro, phyto, antioxident nutrients. They’re the building blocks for growing tiny humans.
We use nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus to build teeth and bones, iodine for functioning thyroid glands, and Vitamin C for functioning adrenal glands.
The Importance of Fat-Soluble Nutrients
A lack of good healthy fats and fat-soluble nutrients in our diets can contribute to —
- hair loss
- bone and tooth loss (including cavities)
- acidic pH
- muscle fatigue
- cell integrity and permeability
- hormone regulation
- chronic inflammation
- overconsumption of carbohydrates
- impaired brain function
Adding and properly absorbing foods that include concentrated sources of naturally-occurring fatty acids and Vitamins A, D, E, and K2 can make significant changes to your health, fertility, and the health of a baby.
Cod liver oil is another source.
Traditional Fertility Food
Fish eggs – either fresh or dried – have been a staple fertility food for traditional societies throughout history. Inland societies traveled great distances to waterways to seek them out.
Infertility is on the rise, and conventional medicine can’t explain it.
Fertility is ultimately the result of good nutrition and functioning body systems and is a common reason for seeking nutritional therapy.
Think of it is ‘like attracts like’…
Consume liver from healthy, pastured animals and increase the health of your liver. Eat heart from the same animals and strengthen your heart. Gobble down eggs and nourish your and your partner’s eggs and sperm.
Easy enough, right?
Those organs and the nutrients they hold are powerful natural medicines for healing your body.
Sourcing Sea Foods
Pollution and sustainability are hot topics when it comes to sea foods. Mercury, radiation, over-fishing, and destruction of habitats are important factors when choosing your sea food sources.
Choosing sustainably-harvested, wild-caught fish eggs are important. If you can find a source from clean waters (inland Canada seems to currently be the best), it’s even better.
The cost is higher but is well worth it, when you think of it as a supplement. Healthy humans mean fewer missed days of school and work and fewer doctor visits, surgeries, and chronic health care costs.
Know your source.
Because we generally choose salmon roe, I order directly from a fish broker who gets his daily catch directly from small fisherman, freezes them, and then ships overnight.
You can likely find one through a Google search or by talking to a local fish monger. Many health food, high-end, or ethnic markets in urban and larger suburban areas will carry them as well.
Caution Look for eggs without dyes and preservatives. Suppliers often add colors and preservatives to make their catch look and stay fresh longer. Farmed salmon will never have the nutrient concentration as their wild counterparts, and it shows.
Make Your Own Fertility Supplement
- Rinse eggs gently but thoroughly, preferably with filtered water.
- With a fork or non-serrated butter knife, place individual salmon eggs on cookie sheet - lined or unlined -, about 1/4 inch apart for proper air flow.
- Lay cookie sheet flat in freezer and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
- Move frozen eggs to covered glass jar for storage.
Best if used within 2 months.
Freezing for 14 days before consumption will eliminate the risk of microbes.
Since salmon roe has a thicker membrane than other fish eggs, it is the best for freezing without significant damage to the egg.
Salmon Roe Caviar by the University of Alaska – Cooperative Extension Service
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price (affiliate link)