Top Fertility Nutritionist Debunks Coconut Oil and Fertility Benefit
A benefit to working for Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is having contact with the different fertility specialists who work at the program. In marketing, we call that “added value”.
Carolyn Gundell, M.S., RMACT’s nutritionist, is generous, not only with our patients but with the RMACT team members as well. One way that Carolyn shares with us here at RMACT is by sending us information that she feels is important and relevant to supporting our patients and even ourselves.
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil and Fertility
This past week Carolyn sent us vetted, well-researched information on the health benefits of coconut oil. Maybe like me, you’ve been hearing all the accolades that are being attributed to coconut oil. Maybe like me, you’ve wondered what’s true and what’s not.
Here, described by Carolyn, in just a few simple facts, is what’s true. And what you need to know.
Thanks Carolyn! ~ Lisa Rosenthal
Coconut Oil & Fertility Facts
Studies show dietary intake high in saturdated fats add to infertility, irregular ovulation and lower quality sperm. Coconut and palm oil are the first and second highest oils in saturated fat, respectively. Dietary intake high in saturated fat contributes to elevated cholesterol and raised diabetes risk. Studies show elevated cholesterol and elevated blood sugar both can contribute to longer time to pregnancy.
About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.