Untreated or improperly treated hypothyroidism can affect fertility in a number of ways.

If you are trying to get pregnant and have been unsuccessful, there is one essential thing you must do before you embark on costly or invasive fertility tests, or spend thousands of dollars for assisted reproduction: make sure your thyroid is functioning properly.

You might ask what Brussels sprouts and “good” estrogens are doing in the same sentence, and I am going to endeavor to explain it here in 250 words or less….well, let’s give it at least 500 …

In my last blog, I posted a plea for help in making the humble Brussels sprout taste good, why? Because eating more cruciferous vegetables, which by the way, also include cabbage, broccoli, kale, and cauliflower, (plants that have been cultivated for centuries and were originally used as medicines) are superfoods that can help me (and YOU)  turn our bodies into temples of hormonal health and balance!

Grapefruit Leaf: This is best taken in capsules as it can be bitter. Research has shown grapefruit leaves to be effective as an antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic.

Olive leaf Extract: Olive leaf has been shown to be an excellent antibacterial. This herbal supplement fights bacterial and viral infections.

Dosage: 500-1000 milligrams every few hours or two capsules four times a day.