Yams good for infertility

Submitted by AndreaW Wed 04/07/2010

Hi Angie. My husband and I have been TTC for a little over a year. We have our first appointment next week to start to see if one of us has a condition that is preventing me to get pregnant. In the meantime I have been trying to alter my lifestyle to make sure my body is as good as it can be. I heard that diet can play a big role in this and I often see that Yams are important. Is that so? I know that there is no one miracle cure but anything that can increase our chances would be good to know. Thank you. -Andrea

Depending on who you ask, yams are considered by some to be nature‚Äôs fertility drugs. Here’s some information: In cultures where people eat yams or sweet potatoes as their staple food, the incidence of twins is twice as high as it is in societies where the staple is wheat or rice. Native North American women used to chew wild yam roots to ward off miscarriage. Pharmaceutical progesterone capsules, used as fertility drugs, are actually created using synthesized yams. The official answer? Maybe. They are high in vitamin B6 and potassium, so they aren’t going to hurt you. I just wouldn’t add a herbal extract version without talking to your doc first. Login to post comments Yams are a good food for Submitted by jrn on Wed, 04/14/2010 – 10:12. Yams are a good food for general health but are not the progesterone supplement that many believe them to be: Natural progesterone is made by synthesizing plants such as wild yams and soybeans into progesterone. As a result, some manufacturers market wild yam cream as a form of natural progesterone as well. However, wild yam cream does not contain any natural progesterone. The human body cannot make progesterone out of wild yams; wild yams can only be made into progesterone in a laboratory. For more info, please see this page at GrannyMed.com: http://www.grannymed.com/remedies/conditions/pms/natural-progesterone-fo… Login to post comments

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