Get Pregnant Naturally: The Connection Between Mental Health Diagnosis and Infertility

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Dr. Sara DeFrancesco join us today as we’re digging into the gut brain connection, getting stuck on a mental health diagnosis and why this matters for fertility.

I'm speaking with Dr. Sara DeFrancesco. She is a holistic, root cause Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist, and the founder of Thriving Force – an investigative medicine clinic that specializes in digestive, immune, and brain health problems.

So many couples that come to us who are dealing with infertility are also dealing with mood problems such as (anxiety, ADHD, ADD, depression, brain fog and irritability). We begin to identify with these labels. For years I thought I was an irritable person! Not the case…as I improved my gut health my mood improved too! Although when I’ve done too much – irritability is a sign that I’m out of alignment. We’ve seen this over and over again with our clients. If you think your only option is a lifetime of prescription medication that numbs out your feelings…the functional approach provides another path forward. Similar to our infertility diagnosis, we get hyper focused on our mental health diagnosis and don't consider the root cause. If you have a mental health diagnosis and infertility this episode is for you. We discuss the root cause such as - digestion issues (IBS, IBD), microbiome imbalances/infections, blood sugar imbalance, adrenal dysfunction, thyroid problems, hormone imbalance and common nutrient deficiencies (we see this quite regularly on our hair tissue mineral analysis test). We discuss the conventional approach to mental health versus the functional approach and how this approach can help you get pregnant naturally.

In this episode you’ll learn:

🌿 Why the gut brain connection matters for someone struggling with infertility and why the gut is referred to as the second brain.

🌿 The most common root causes of mental health issues (i.e. anxiety, depression, ADHD and more). We discuss factors that influence brain health such as digestion (IBS, IBD), microbiome imbalances/infections, blood sugar imbalance, adrenal dysfunction, thyroid problems, hormone imbalance and nutrient deficiencies (i.e. folate, B12) and why this matters if you are trying to get pregnant naturally.

🌿 The different types of brain symptoms such as – Fatigue (Especially when reading, driving, trying to focus, Poor Focus, Brain Fog, Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Moodiness, Poor performance at school or work) and what you can do to improve these symptoms.

🌿 Why addressing gut infections such as unhealthy bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites, or worms is important for both mental health AND infertility.


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