Who would have thought that vegetable oils could present such harm to your fertility; and yet they do. Here’s why. The consumption of polyunsaturated industrial seed oils a.k.a ‘vegetable oil’ (including for example sunflower, safflower, canola, rapeseed and soybean oil) has increased globally 16-fold since around 1900. These are very new to the human diet. Sadly, with their rapid increase, we’ve seen our health rapidly decrease in that time. Before the use of these oils, the fats we cooked with were mostly limited to tallow, butter, ghee, coconut, lard and olive oil; all predominantly saturated or at least monounsaturated fats.
The problem with polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) is they are easily prone to degradation with exposure to heat, light and oxygen, creating lipid peroxidation, and the formation and accumulation of lipofuscin (which ages and suffocates the cells in our body).
These PUFAs are present in practically all packaged foods, fast foods, restaurant meals, and even naturally occurring in things like nut-based snacks and grain-fed animal products. We are accumulating in our tissues dangerously high amounts of these fatty acids which are toxic to our cells, and generating breakdown products that are anti-thyroid, slow down the metabolism, increase inflammation, age our skin, elevate oestrogen and stress, and contribute to degenerative diseases. All of which are also negatively impacting your fertility.
Limiting your consumption of PUFAs dramatically is vitally important for your fertility but can difficult in social settings and so we still need to protect ourselves from the accumulated fatty acid built up in our tissues from years of consumption. Vitamin E is your best defence against the negative effects of PUFAs. I recommend this Vitamin E product. Use my practitioner code: CE010 to receive a 10% discount off your purchase.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin which is a fantastic boost to male and female fertility. Here’s why:
Vitamin E supports:
- Blood flow to the corpus luteum and uterus
- It can increase the amount of oxygen in the uterus
- It works with progesterone and is protective against excess oestrogen
- In a study, vitamin E caused animals to conceive at a higher percentage
- It improves sperm quality
- It is a powerful antioxidant that protects against free radicals and oxidative stress
Vitamin E has also shown to help women who have had miscarriages, particularly repeat miscarriages go on to get pregnant and carry to full term.