Can coconut oil increase fertility?February is heart healthy month- and to be as fertile as possible, let's be as heart healthy as possible.

Who better to check in with than Fertility Nutritionist Carolyn Gundell, M.S.?

Coconut Oil & FertilityThe Truth About Miracle Foods: Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been the "in thing" for quite a while. It can cure anything from acne to zoster (shingles). A-Z. If you've got it, coconut oil will cure it. Often magically or at the very least, overnight. 

Uh huh. 

Like most other magical cures, this one's a bit of a fake too. 

What's real is that coconut oil is great for your skin. Many people use it as a dental aid as well. 

Coconut Oil & Infertility

Here's what Ms. Gundell wants you to know about ingesting coconut oil and the impact on fertility:

1. Studies show dietary intake high in saturated fats add to infertility, irregular ovulation and lower quality sperm.

2. Coconut and palm oil are the first and second highest oils in saturated fat, respectively. Dietary intake high in saturated fat contributes to elevated cholesterol and raised diabetes risk.

3. Studies show elevated cholesterol and elevated blood sugar both can contribute to an increased time to become pregnant.

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Topics: Wellness, Nutrition Program, Nutritionist, Women's Health, men's health

Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.

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