Great Gutsy Club

Does this sound like you?

You often feel gassy or bloated. You may even go through your day feeling heavy after meals. Or you can’t seem to figure out what to eat because nothing seems to react well. Connected to gut health, food sensitivities can play a role in inflammation locally and throughout your body causing you to experience unnecessary pain like headaches, migraines, joint pains, etc. Last but not least, difficulty losing weight and even bad breath can point back to what’s happening in the center of your body!

Based on the smart fertility Assessment, you likely have:

uterine inflammation connected to gut inflammation

Did you know your gut function is connected to your fertility?

It sounds a little crazy! But… it has often been said that the “gut is the root of all dis-ease.” In this case, because the gut and uterus are so close in proximity, inflammation and immune dysfunction happening in the gut, can easily cross-over to the uterus.

Studies have found a connection between “leaky gut” and recurrent pregnancy loss. In one such study, they found that women with recurrent idiopathic loss, had high levels of intestinal permeability (”leaky gut”) and also had higher levels of Lipopolysaccharride, and abnormally high expression of endometrial Napl-3 (an indicator of inflammation in the endometrium).

Endometrial inflammation can also connect to implantation failure. So, this is one of the factors that is addressed in your protocol. Calming inflammation can support implantation and lead to full-term pregnancy, even if you have had previous implantation failures (either through IVF cycles, or early loss in natural conception).

How does this affect fertility?

  1. Estrobolome & Hormone Metabolism: The gut microbiota contains a collection of bacterial genes called the "estrobolome." These bacteria produce enzymes that metabolize estrogens. An imbalance in these bacteria can disrupt estrogen levels, which are essential for regular ovulation, menstrual cycles, and overall fertility.

  2. Nutrient Absorption: Healthy gut function is essential for the absorption of key nutrients such as folate, iron, and essential fatty acids, all of which play roles in optimal fertility and pregnancy health. Deficiencies in key vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants may lead to poor egg and sperm quality, affecting all of fertility - from conception to implantation to proper development and carrying to term.

  3. Thyroid Function: Gut inflammation can interfere with the conversion of T4 to the more active T3 thyroid hormone. Thyroid health is vital for fertility; both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can interfere with ovulation and increase the risk of miscarriage.

  4. Stress & Cortisol Production: Chronic gut issues can contribute to increased stress levels. The body's response to chronic stress is to produce more cortisol, a steroid hormone. Elevated cortisol levels can disrupt the delicate balance of other hormones, such as progesterone and estrogen, which can impair fertility.

  5. Insulin Resistance: Gut inflammation can contribute to insulin resistance. High insulin levels can cause the ovaries to produce more androgens (like testosterone), which can interfere with ovulation.

  6. Leaky Gut & Autoimmune Reactions: An unhealthy gut can increase gut permeability (commonly referred to as "leaky gut"). This allows particles to enter the bloodstream, potentially triggering autoimmune reactions. Autoimmune conditions can directly or indirectly influence fertility. For example, autoimmune thyroid conditions can impact ovulatory function.

  7. Toxin Elimination: The gut is responsible for eliminating toxins and waste products from the body. If gut function is compromised due to inflammation, it may lead to poor detoxification, potentially allowing toxins to circulate in the body. These toxins can negatively impact fertility by affecting the ovaries, uterus, and hormonal balance. And most of all, they can negatively affect egg and sperm quality.

  8. Hormone Regulation: The gut plays a crucial role in hormone regulation. Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, which are essential for reproductive health, can be influenced by the gut's ability to metabolize and eliminate these hormones. Gut inflammation can disrupt this process, leading to hormonal imbalances that affect fertility.

  9. Immune System Modulation: The gut and immune system are closely linked. Chronic gut inflammation can trigger systemic inflammation, which may negatively affect the immune system. An imbalanced immune response can impact fertility, increasing the risk of autoimmune conditions and potentially interfering with conception and pregnancy.

  10. Microbiome Composition: The gut microbiome, the community of microorganisms living in the intestines, plays a vital role in overall health, including fertility. Imbalances in the gut microbiome, such as dysbiosis (an abnormal microbial balance), can be associated with infertility and reproductive disorders.

  11. Chronic Inflammation and Oxidative Stress: Gut inflammation can contribute to chronic inflammation and oxidative stress throughout the body. Chronic inflammation from poor gut health can lead to an overactive immune response. For some, this might mean their body is more likely to reject an embryo or may interfere with implantation in the uterus. This chronic inflammation can damage reproductive organs and impact the quality of egg and sperm, leading to fertility challenges.

  12. Mood and Stress: The gut-brain connection is significant. Gut inflammation can influence mood and stress levels. High levels of stress and anxiety can impact fertility by disrupting the menstrual cycle, ovulation, and even sexual function.

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About Dr. Aumatma

Madre Fertility Co-Founder

With an emphasis on hormonal harmony, increased mental and emotional well-being, and overall physical health improvement, Dr. Aumatma Simmons has helped thousands of couples achieve fertility success.

15-year, double-board certified Naturopathic Doctor and Endocrinologist

Best-selling author, host of the Egg Meets Sperm postcast

2015 & 2020 "Best Naturopathic Medicine Doctor" locally

2021 & 2021 top "Women in Medicine" doctor

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