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An UNEXPECTED way to regulate blood sugar

by | Apr 12, 2016 | Mindfulness | 0 comments

The autonomic nervous system mediates the two main modes we exist in: survive or thrive.
In general, the survive mode is mediated by the sympathetic branch of the ANS, and the thrive mode is mediated by the parasympathetic branch.
When our perception – usually unconscious – is that there is a threat or that one of our basic needs is not being met, the sympathetic nervous system is activated.
In these moments, our nervous system is telling us “I need help adjusting!”
By focusing on being mindful and breathing while trying to conceive, as opposed to blaming ourselves or going into overdrive, we become better at regulating our autonomic nervous system.
A healthy autonomic nervous system is a fundamental part of a fertile mind-body.
When we are mindful of the breath, we develop what is called high vagal tone.
The vagus is the primary nerve bundle that mediates the parasympathetic effects on the body.
When we bring our nervous system to rest, the ventral vagus is activated regularly and becomes stronger, like a muscle.
High vagal tone is associated with:
   blood sugar regulation which is critical for fertility,
better mood,
stress resilience,
and less anxiety.

Low vagal tone is associated with:

cognitive impairment,
and much higher rates of inflammatory conditions.

Inflammatory conditions include all autoimmune diseases (endometriosis, autoimmune thyroid conditions and more) – which may affect fertility.

Vagal tone is increased through:

1. Slow, rhythmic, diaphragmatic breathing. Breathing from your diaphragm, rather than from your lungs stimulates and tones the vagus nerve.

2. Meditation which promotes feelings of curiosity and care toward yourself.
This short 5 minute breathing meditation, if practiced regularly, will increase your vagal tone – the implications of which are far reaching for fertility.

My recommendation is to practice for 20 minutes daily or twice daily.

If 20 minutes is too long, try practicing for 5 minutes, more often.


All my very best, always,


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Your Fertility Story

Your fertility story is the very foundation of the Mindful Fertility process. Even if you’ve done tons of therapy, as you pursue your longing for a child, as your vulnerability increases, as you heal, change your behavior, change your state of consciousness, at every new level of growth and expansion, it’s your fertility story that determines your “success” because the image of a successful cycle is held in your implicit memory – deep in your sub-conscious mind.

Is the way you’ve been taught to think about “infertility” helping you conceive?

Most women and couples who earnestly begin to practice mind-body medicine, have found that analytical thinking and rational problem solving based on implicit dominant cultural ideas about the body; paradigms that use Newtonian physics to think about matter, paradigms informed by patriarchy, haven’t helped them solve the riddle of their symptoms.

A Despair That Is Whole

On your journey to conceive you have no doubt become aware of at least one or two waves of despair rising and falling within you. At times you feel down, hopeless, uninspired and unable to find any meaning.

There is absolutely nothing wrong …

Of course, there is absolutely nothing wrong with your desire for a child. It’s so human, to have some yearning in the heart, some longing for connection, to be met in presence, to be seen, to be heard, to be touched, to be held and to hold.

Brain Science and Optimal Fertile Health

Let’s talk about the brain again. We know from the findings in neuroscience that the mental and emotional changes we can create through mindfulness are transformational at the very physical level of the brain. By developing the ability to focus our attention on our internal experience in the Mindful Fertility meditations, we are picking up a scalpel we can use to re-sculpt our neural pathways, stimulating growth of areas of the brain that are crucial to mental health and fertility.





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