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Our thoughts and advice on fertility, nutrition and some other stuff too.

The Gift of Giving

We know how much our customers love NurtureMe. Now you can share that love and as a thank you from us every time you recommend us to someone who makes a purchase we’ll give you this lovely Totally Balmy gift set worth £22.50 from our friends at herbfarmacy.  A...

Asparagus – a wonderful fertility food

It is asparagus season …. those tender green spears bursting from the earth really herald spring/summer. Apart from being absolutely delicious it is so easy to prepare, from simply steaming and dipping into a soft boiled egg for a super healthy supper, to grilling and...

Brilliant Beetroot!

Beetroot. Maybe not everybody’s favourite vegetable. Certainly I always associated it with rather unprepossessing school lunches, served as a soggy, vinegary mass alongside lumpy mashed potato. In fact, it took me many years to come round to this wonderful, versatile...

Sugar – when sweet turns sour

Can sugar be detrimental to human fertility?  Very possibly ….. Sugar has of course been around for many years.  It was discovered by western Europeans as a result of the Crusades in the 11th Century AD.  Described as a new ‘spice’ it was first recorded in England in...

It’s blood orange season … reap the health benefits!

Blood oranges (or blush oranges) arrive from the groves of the Mediterranean between January and April. A real seasonal fruit whose flesh can range from a faint rosy flush to a deep ruby red. As oranges, they are of course a good source of vitamin C which stimulates...

10 Ways to Optimise Your Immunity

What a long and disappointing winter we have experienced.  What happened to the brisk cold days and frosty nights we are meant to have – if only to kill those bugs that bring colds and coughs and the more debilitating flu and stomach upsets. Thankfully it looks...

How to optimise male fertility

Sperm are cells like any other in the human body, they depend on nutrients for development.   However, too often how they are nourished and looked after is largely ignored when considering they have the most important job of all – continuing the species.  Studies are...

Cherry – aid

It’s cherry season – a season so short and sweet – this is one fruit that doesn’t seem to be ever present in supermarkets these days … Not only is a beautifully ripe cherry something so delicious and moreish, but what fantastic health...

Are vitamins essential for preconception?

This is a question I get asked at almost every consultation so I thought I would write a blog post about it… Essential?  No.  After all, you don’t swallow pills in the wild …. Recommended?  From my point of view – absolutely. First of all, it is well known that...

Nutritional Do’s and Don’ts During Pregnancy

During pregnancy you have one of the most important jobs in the world …. to nourish and care for a new human life – nothing is more precious until that baby is born and becomes a reality … and then it is a whole different ballgame! Until then, you are the channel for...

10 ways to optimise male fertility

A good diet is so important for healthy sperm development, not only what you take in but also what you reduce and/or avoid completely. A great deal of interest is growing in the research of sperm quality and viability. Quality is more important than quantity and it is...

Coping with Morning Sickness

Firstly, if you are still trying to conceive then you may not want to read this post and I apologise in advance.  If however, you are pregnant and experiencing morning sickness or other symptoms of early pregnancy then hopefully you will find some of this useful. Last...

Vitamin D and Fertility

It’s that time of the year again … the sun is out (sometimes)! To many of us this means adding or increasing the SPF in our daily skin routines, wearing large hats or simply staying in the shade … after all, we don’t want wrinkles or cancer do we! However, where...

The thin pink line…

I have waited a week to write this because the news is still sinking in. With only a 14% success rate our history of previous fertility treatment has not been good.  This combined with the fact that last week was extremely hectic and involved 3 trips to A&E with...

The dreaded 2ww: what will be will be?

Anyone who follows our twitter account will know that I have been posting a lot of photos of my food recently – and they’ve all been fertility foods. This is not just because we practice what we preach, but because I have in fact been doing my 8th round of...

Ten Top Fertility Foods

I believe passionately that good nutrition is important for ‘good’ fertility. Of course we know that if everyone had to follow a perfect diet in order to conceive then frankly there would be very few kids in the world. Of course we don’t. The problem is that many of...

Having a Plan B – My Fertility Journey

This is a hard post to write and I have written and edited it so many times that it is in danger of losing all sense, but as I have said so many times on this site I understand what it is like to be infertile, I feel it’s only fair to elaborate. My dilema:-...
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