(Closed) TTC/Pregnancy things to avoid

posted 9 years ago in TTC
Post # 17
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Flax seed – There isn’t a lot of information out there on the effects of flax. I found the March of Dimes recommendation while look for info on flax. I know several show-dog breeders that had trouble with breedings “taking” when they were feeding their dogs either food or supplements containing flax, getting rid of the flax fixed the problem. I avoided it while TTC, and I avoid it in general because if it’s messing up reproductive function, what else is it messing up in our bodies?


Soy – Soy was never meant for human consumption. It was grown between food crops to replenish nitrogen in the soil, then tilled under. It was never eaten by Asian cultures until they learned to ferment it. Soy has estrogen-like properties (hence why it’s often suggested menopausal women eat soy) and it acts as an anti-nutrient. A study done at the University of Hawaii found a coorelation between the amount of tofu eaten per week during midlife and brain aging/function.

Soy sauce is brewed/fermented, so I still use that. I’ll also eat miso and tempeh. I avoid tofu, soy nuts, soybean oil, etc.

More on soy:




“The Whole Soy Story” by Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN

Post # 18
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Check out Naturally Knocked Up online as well as FB.  Its a great website to explore natural products as well as fertility superfoods, etc.  For years I’ve been using Almond oil, sesame oils, etc for as lotions.  I also use lavendar oils, pine, etc to provide my own scents.  I usually get my products from Mother’s but you can always try a health food store. 

And do stay away from Soy unless its fermented.  I have fibroids and the additional estrogen doesn’t help.  That’s one of the reason’s why I’m on herbal cleansing herbs like Milk Thistle.

Post # 19
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

FWIW, I asked my RE this morning about flax since I eat a fair amount in the morning with my breakfast.  He said he didn’t think it would hurt me? He said he thinks it’s safe when consumed in moderation.  He spent a good five minutes looking at it’s properties and some studies online before he answered me.  

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