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30 Day Fertility Diet Challenge Rules

@all, these are the ground rules…

1. RELAX! If your mind is stressed, your body is stressed.

2. Before you start, fast, or do 1 hour midnight prayer, commending the 30 days to God, asking Him to take charge.

3. Aim for 8 glasses of water a day (if you can drink more, good, but remember that there is such a thing as water intoxication and it’s not only counter-intuitive for our purposes, it might also be fatal).

4. FIRST thing in the morning, mix 2 cups of hot water with juice of 1/2 a lemon. Drink. This is only for women. Count this towards your 8 cups of water. Stop at O

5. One cup of bone broth is a MUST everyday for the duration of 30 days. Drink it at whatever time you like. You can drink it like that, or make an egg drop soup or cabbage soup (recipes up soon).

6. After the lemon mixture, but before breakfast, mix 1 tablespoon of ACV, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Add 2 cups of warm water to the mixture. Stir and drink (better to use a straw as acv weakens tooth enamel) do not count this towards your daily water intake.

7. One grapefruit is a mandatory snack everyday, from start to finish of the 30 days (if you don’t want to lose weight, increase your food intake by 1/2)

8. Use the pineapple CORE from 1-5 DPO. Let DH eat the flesh (recipes for pineapple core and flesh coming up)

9. Yam contains strong phytoestrogens which mimic the estrogen already in the body, giving a clomid-like effect. For this reason, stop consuming yam after O. DH can continue for the duration (aren’t they lucky?)

10. Make sure you consume one serving of oats (in form of oatmeal or fufu) everyday.

11. For those of us using parsley, it is a womb stimulant, stop using after O

12. When in doubt as to when to stop consuming parsley, yam and lemons, stop at day 10 of your cycle

13. Eat at least ONE serving of greens or salad, aim for 2 (recipes coming soon)

14. Starting the day before O, soak your feet in warm water before bed, keep you feet warm (men, sleep with cold feet, you’ve been enjoying too much!)

15. After dinner, blend 2 tomatoes and give DH to drink.

16. Not more than 2 bananas a week-men and women,

some little notes: please take at least 3 days out of the month to give thanks to God. They don’t have to be consecutive days. No requests, just be in the attitude of gratitude. Thank God for your children (call them by name). Thank Him for everything.

In the period, GO OUT OF YOUR WAY to do something good for a stranger who cannot show gratitude to you. Let it be something that will inconvenience you a little. Sometimes, it’s these little things that hinder our blessings.

This is quite a list, but it’s all worth it. Remember, the replenishment time for our reproductive system (male and female) is an average of 3 months. What you eat today will affect you in the next 90 days; at the end of this challenge, incorporate some of these things into your everyday life.

May God hear and answer our prayers and crown our efforts with success. AMEN!

Deema

Chidinma
 

Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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Chidinma - October 18, 2013

I’m fine ooo. No, I didn’t exclude the beans. I’ll draw up a menu table. I just wanted to put up basic rules first. Congratulations again!

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Lizzyslaw - October 21, 2013

Amen

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Balqees Mojisola Adebola - December 12, 2013

Oh Khubz! Been putting off buying spices (list stolen from here) and now that I am ready, I can’t find it. Pretty Deema, daalu, dbiko nu, gimme a list of all the spices in your pantry…don’t forget sesame seed oil and every every, biko nu. I don become ardent follower now o

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Balqees Mojisola Adebola - December 13, 2013

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    Chidinma - December 13, 2013

    Here you go:

    Ground cumin
    Ground coriander
    Coriander seeds
    Mustard seeds
    Fennel
    Toasted sesame oil
    Sesame oil
    Garam masala
    Oregano
    Thyme
    Bay leaves
    Paprika
    Pimento
    Star Anise Seeds
    Asoefetida
    Lemon grass sauce
    Hoisin sauce
    Oyster sauce
    Fish sauce
    Plum sauce
    Soy sauce
    Balsamic vinegar
    Carraway seeds
    Black pepper
    Sea salt
    Saffron
    Orange blossom water
    Rose blossom water
    Cinnamon
    Nutmeg
    Whole cloves
    Ground cloves
    Dried basil
    Ground cardamom
    Dill seeds
    Dried rosemary
    Turmeric
    Adobo seasoning
    Cayenne pepper
    Lemon Pepper
    Cajun spice
    Worcestershire sauce
    White pepper
    Ginger powder
    Garlic powder
    Dried sage
    Oriental 5 spices
    Liquid smoke

    There are dozens of other spices, but these are the ones in my cabinet.

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      Balqees Mojisola Adebola - December 13, 2013

      Whoa!!!!!!! All these? *falls inside ewedu soup*. I appreciate this Deema, Thank you!

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        Chidinma - December 13, 2013

        Falling inside ewedu soup = correct enjoyment! You are welcome

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Chidinma - December 13, 2013

Lol. Liz, even before I learnt how to cook, I was a spice freak. I shudder at the memories. I had the spices, but didn’t know how to use them properly.

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Nike - December 31, 2013

Hey Chidinma, nice blog.Just came across this and would settle into this challenge in the new year. God bless you for this!!
I must say though, I’m a bit disappointed you don’t have onions (spring or non-spring) on this your list for the fertility challenge. Can you clarify on that?
Whats DPO? ( I’m referring to the part about the pineapple not being taken after DPO). Then, what do u mean by stop consuming yam after 0? whats 0?? Thanks & God bless!

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    Chidinma - December 31, 2013

    Hi Nike. Omitting spring onions was an oversight. I didn’t include regular onions and other condiments and spices everyone would be likely to have at home.

    O stands for Ovulation. DPO stands for Days Past Ovulation. So, for the challenge, you stop consuming yam after your ovulation

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