“Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you what you are!“ ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, 1826
The foundation of the Yinstill Fertility Diet is one of individualization through Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dietary principles, meaning the right nutritional path to being fertile is different for different people. Finding what is right for you is essential. Following a ‘one size fits all’ dietary plan that is meant to improve fertility may help, but it may also create new health issues that cause further imbalance, making your destination further away than it was before you started.
There is a world of information out there these days about what a healthy diet consists of and it seems to be changing all the time. There are trendy health foods that come and go, countless books to read and advice from everyone and anyone on what works for them. The abyss of rhetoric about what is healthy and what is not (raw, vegan, keto, vegetarian, palaeolithic, Mediterranean, blood type, juicing, fasting, cleansing, etc) can be overwhelming. Even large scale scientific studies produce varying conclusions on what is right and wrong. No wonder so many people are confused about how to eat.
The important thing is to find what’s right for you, this is the essence of a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diet for health and fertility, the basic dietary fundamentals of the world’s most populous & fertile country. Having said that, before we get into how TCM can optimize your fertility with food, here are some dietary basics that are pretty universal.