We often want a quick fix when it comes to our fertility. We dutifully kick the coffee beans, order more wild salmon, consume endless amounts of esoteric Chinese herbs and get poked with needles twice a week. We double up on our greens, start using castor oil packs and listen to mindfulness apps with the hopes of relaxing ourselves into pregnancy. Some of us skip natural remedies altogether and make a bee-line for IVF—a costly and physically taxing route—but after a certain age, we stop believing in our bodies. We do these things and expect instant results. Instead of building up healthy habits over many months — or years — we are disappointed when our bodies don’t yield to our commands and our timetable. This is an upshot of our culture of instant gratification and high productivity –something which has taken a hammering lately due to Covid-19... Read full article on Medium.
-By Natasha Scripture (first appeared on Elephant Journal)