I am sure you have heard about cleansing from one place or another, maybe it was about cleansing your colon or detoxifying your liver.
While it may seem like a new fad, cleansing has been around for thousands of years, used by the Japanese, Egyptians and Native Americans. Cleansing has been used as a natural way to keep the body healthy, free from harmful toxins and is one of the most beneficial things to do to foster pregnancy.
A fertility cleanse is a cleanse especially designed to help remove toxins and other chemicals from your body, and make it easier for you to become pregnant. Fertility cleansing helps to cleanse both the uterus and the liver, which can help to prepare the body for conception. It can help the uterus to cleanse itself of old stagnant blood, and can also help to increase blood circulation to the uterus and tone the uterus in preparation for pregnancy.
Why Fertility Cleanse?
Most women do not realize that there can be a wide variety of toxins in their body at any given time. The body accumulates toxins from the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, pretty much everything that we come into contact with, and those toxins can add up over time. Many of these toxins get stored in the fat tissues of the body and can be released quicker through cleansing. Some of these toxins may be left from:
- Hormonal birth control
- Cigarette smoke
- Excess hormones
- Poor diet
While it is true that the body has the natural ability to expunge these toxins, this ability varies for different women due to lifestyle habits, hereditary or sheer nature.
A fertility cleanse focuses on three major areas that can help the body to prepare for conception.
The liver helps to filter toxins from the body including excess hormones. If there is an over abundance of estrogen it is the liver’s job to remove it from the system. Sometimes, due to poor diet, lifestyle or general health, the liver may need some stimulation and support to get rid of these substances. By using whole herbs to support the liver you are helping your body to better cope with our industrial world and the impact it could be having on your reproductive health. I will cover these herbs below.
Uterine health is very important for reproductive health. Every cycle the uterus is supposed to
release the lining that was built that month for the embryo to implant. In some cases the uterus is not completely cleansed every cycle, so old stagnant blood remains. As you can imagine, this is not the best environment to house a new embryo.
What causes the uterus to not fully release its contents every month? Some factors may be…
- Low circulation
- Hormonal imbalance
- Unhealthy diet
- Misplaced uterus
Through the use of specific cleansing and uterine herbs you can help support your uterine health, increase circulation and help tonify the uterine muscles, all helping to promote a healthy uterine environment.
Increasing Circulation to the Uterus
In order for the uterus to function at its best, it requires proper circulation. With proper circulation, the communication loop between the uterus and ovaries, with the rest of the endocrine system, is able to function smoothly. This is necessary for proper hormonal balance and all of the functions dependent on it such as ovulation, menstruation, and hormone production. Herbs may be beneficial in helping to increase the circulation to the uterus, as well as exercise and massage.
Do You Need To Cleanse?
- Do you experience Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?
- Do you experience unexplained fatigue?
- Do you feel congested?
- Have you been on birth control?
- Do you have acne?
- Do you have less than 1 bowel movement a day?
- Do you have dark circles under your eyes?
- Do you have liver spots or itchy skin?
- Have you been on medication or antibiotics for longer than 1 week?
- During your menses do you have dark blood, cramps, or blood clots?
- Do you eat conventional meats and dairy?
- Are you experiencing hormonal imbalance?
- Do you experience frequent colds and flu?
If you experience any of the symptoms or upsets above, chances are you need a fertility
How does a Cleanse work?
While there are several types of fertility cleanses out there, the most common and popular way to do fertility cleansing is through the use of whole herbs, which promote the fastest and safest cleansing of the body.
Burdock Root, Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root, Yellow Dock Root, Ginger Root, and Licorice Root are all great herbs that aide in the cleansing of the liver.
There are also many herbs that promote uterine cleansing. Some of the most common and popular uterine cleansing herbs are; Goldenseal Root, Damainia Leaf, Aloe Vera Juice, Dong Quai Root, Peony Root, Cranberry and Raspberry Root are all great for uterine cleansing. Most fertility cleanse experts advise doing a fertility cleanse no more than twice per year.