When I say "fertility," what is the first thing that pops into your head?
Did you think "babies" or "pregnancy"? I'm going to bet you did! The majority of people I talk to make the same connection. And when I say "hormones" do you think of your Aunt Sue?
I'm here to tell you that healthy fertility is absolutely necessary for feeling like you are THRIVING regardless of whether you want a baby or not. And it all starts with your hormones.
From now on, when you hear the word "fertility," you're going to think of so much more. Great fertility = a healthy + happy + confident woman which happens to be a very... very... sexy combination. Likewise, when you hear the word "hormones," you're going to crave a lot of healthy fat (which I like to call The Goodness of Life) so that you can be your most vibrant, sexy, self.
Hormones that are not balanced (i.e. hormonal imbalance) can cause all sorts of miserable symptoms in women such as low sex drive, depression, loss of hair, insomnia, weight gain, chronic fatigue, PMS, foggy memory, mood swings, and reproductive issues like endometriosis, fibroids, and infertility.
You want the hormones that regulate your fertility to be phenomenally nourished. Where do you start? By eating a lot of really, really good food. Yes, it's as simple as stuffing your face (with the proper foods).
We feed our hormones by feeding ourselves a lot of healthy fats. There are two types of fats in the world: the good and the bad and you want to eat all the good fats as often as possible. Hormones are made from cholesterol which is made from the good fats. Here is a DELICIOUS recipe that I created to be simple, but also jam packed with healthy fats (the good kind). Enjoy!
Avocado Chicken Salad
Serves: 1 person for a quick lunch.
Or multiply ingredients by 4 to serve 4-6. It's a fabulous summer potluck dish!
- 1 cooked chicken breast, pulled into pieces
- 1 avocado, cut, seeded, sliced
- 1 cup of chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup of red chopped onion
- Juice from 1/2 of a lime
- 3-4 Tbsp Garlic Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
1. To make the salad mix and mash everything listed above.
2. Serve cold and enjoy!
To make the vinaigrette, mix/shake the following ingredients. Store in a glass container in the fridge. Good for several days.
- 3 cups olive oil
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
Tip: If you are going to pack this for lunch, wait to slice the avocado until you're ready to eat to keep it fresh.