Gluten-free Diet and Fertility

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If you’ve been diagnosed with unexplained infertility you should take a look at your gluten consumption. Gluten is not only found in most breads and baked goods but also in salad sauces, dips and soups as its used as a thickener. If you eat out at restaurants you may be inadvertently consuming gluten. So its best to check that your food will be gluten free.

10 Signs of gluten intolerance:

  1. Gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation.
  2. Keratosis pilaris –  “chicken skin” on the back of your arms. Due to fatty acids and vitamin A deficiency. The underlying cause of this is poor nutrient absorption in the gut caused by gluten.
  3. Fatigue and brain fog, after eating  gluten.
  4. Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis, scleroderma or multiple sclerosis.
  5. Neurologic symptoms such as dizziness or feeling of being off balance.
  6. Hormone imbalances such as PMS, PCOS and  unexplained infertility.
  7. Migraines.
  8. Chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia.
  9. Inflammation, swelling, or pain in your joints such as fingers, knees, or hips.
  10. Mood issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, and ADD.

Gluten-free diet and fertility: Fertility Super-Food Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 2 tbsp chia-seeds
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • zest of 2 organic lemons
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 2 tbsp organic lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup honey with royal jelly
  • 4 organic free range eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted organic coconut butter/oil

Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius (347 F). In one bowl mix all the dry ingredients. In the second bowl mix all the wet ingredients. Combine the dry and wet ingredients. Place muffin paper holders in your muffin tray and fill them 2/3 of the height with the muffin mixture. Bake for 20-25 min. When ready insert a skewer to test if they are done on the inside. Sprinkle with dessicated coconut and serve.
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