Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

Essense Holistic offers lifestyle, emotional and therapeutic support, inspired by the wisdom of Ayurveda, to assess your unique needs. Understanding your Ayurvedic constitution will help you to gain insights into the factors that can enhance every aspect of your health.

There are a number of essential lifestyle guidelines that are a recommended to enhance fertility, the most important ones being good quality nourishment for the body, exercise, stress management, relaxation and simply prioritising time out to enjoy some of the fun elements of your relationship.

Feel Good Factor

Ayurveda can help create the “feel good” factor. Managing stress is an essential lifestyle habit to adopt for optimising reproductive health as it is one of the most common factors that those with infertility problems experience. Being in nature is one of the best ways to de-stress, relax and enjoy time together. Avoiding social media distractions will encourage you to share your thoughts and feelings more effectively and promote greater intimacy.

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Exercise & Serotonin

Exercise will naturally raise serotonin levels, especially during early morning sunlight to help maintain hormone balance and weight. Engaging in activities such as brisk walking, swimming or cycling three times per week for 15-30 minutes can improve overall fitness and release endorphins.

Beach Run

Nutrition – The Basics.

It is wise to adopt good nutritional habits as early as a possible whether you are planning for a baby naturally or with IVF as the full benefits can take 3 months to be established. Fresh produce is vastly superior to food which is commercially produced and naturally contains the correct enzymes for nutrient availability. A full range of nutrients are important for the production of healthy sperm. “Whole foods” such as nuts, seeds and their oils which are a rich source of vitamin E, selenium, calcium, zinc and amino acids are thought to increase sperm quality and motility.

Eating Fresh Organic Foods

Eating fresh organic foods will help minimise ingestion of herbicides, pesticides and heavy metals which can adversely affect the balance of hormones. Berries, red grapes and brightly coloured vegetables are rich in vitamin C an essential anti-oxidant that absorbs and neutralises free radicals which damage the cells of the body.

Ama pachana

A gentle de-tox can help to rid the body of a build up of toxins or “ama” that is created due to undigested food particles or an increase of one of the 3 doshas. An easy way to see if you would benefit from this is to look at your tongue in the mirror as soon as you wake up. Anything more than a light coating could indicate a build up of toxins in the system.

Good Nutrition For Women

For women, good nutrition on a cellular level can enrich the internal environment for ovulation, fertilisation and the developing foetus. When the lining of the womb has a plentiful supply of the correct nutrients, it will be better prepared to receive the fertilised egg and support a healthy pregnancy.

Supplementation and herbs

Even with a healthy diet, supplementation may be required for specific conditions or if essential elements are missing. Ayurveda nourishes the body naturally through specific herbs and spices. They one come as delicious blends to enjoy as a drink, such as turmeric late!

Bowl of fruit
Bowl of fruit
Thirsty man

“Learning about the many benefits of an Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle  has really helped me so much over the past few years.  The education and awareness of Ayurveda has taught me so much about cleaning up my diet and my understanding of my body has vastly improved. In turn this has helped improve my overall confidence and self esteem as I can now keep to a healthy weight and body shape that I feel really good about. Having an understanding of Ayurveda,  and practicing it’s principles, has greatly improved my overall well-being and life.”

Sam, Eastbourne