Oct 28, 2014



Two BIG things in this post (well, there's more actually) - 

  1. If you're wanting to fall pregnant (ever), this is for you
  2. If you already have a child and they fall in the Autism Spetrum scale, this is also for you

Roy Dittmann, who is an Oriental Medicine Doctor and has a Masters in Herbology, has dedicated his professional life to evolving an integral organic approach to prevent birth defects and optimize fetal brain development during the perinatal period – the most powerful time to impact human development.

A father to four children, his son was diagnosed at the age of five with Asperger's Syndrome and Sensory Integration Disorder (now referred to as an Autism Spectral Disorder or ASD). Roy then oversaw his son’s health and succeeded in resolving his son’s condition within six years (!!! AMAZING!!!)

As early as the late-1980s, Dr. Dittmann forewarned health professionals and the public that our existing diet and lifestyle trends would lead to an exponential rise in autism, ADD, birth defects, and infertility. And so wrote the Brighton Baby book series - designed to coach couples on how to reverse these trends and conceive, birth, and raise extraordinary children... organically.

I heard nothing but amazing things about Roy, his work and success stories (as well as seeing one gorgeous little girl conceived organically thanks to Roy) whilst at the Womens Wellness Conference.

If you are thinking of having children, already trying, or know someone who is, these are 

Roy's 9 To-Do-Tips before having a baby 

  1. Lower your biological age
  2. Perfect your period
  3. Strengthen your organs and glands
  4. Fix mineral deficiencies
  5. Eliminate toxins and heavy metals
  6. Reduce infections and inflammation
  7. Practice total body hygiene
  8. Improve methylation pathways
  9. Deepen intimacy and bonding

So what does all that mean? Let's break it down a little. 

(1)    Lower your biological age - you can find out this number from a health practitioner that has a set of Bio-Impedence scales (If you're in Cairns, pop into Go Vita). I've also seen online quizzes you can do for free, but I can't comment as to whether these are accurate or not having never used them.
Your biological age is the age of your physical body. You may have been born 32 years ago, but your body might be that of a 50 years old if you haven't been looking after it. You want your biological age the same as your chronological age, if not much lower. 
Ways to lower it are pretty straight forward:

// Clean up your diet; more whole foods and less processed foods. Avoid anything that doesn't agree with you 
// Drink more filtered water
// Lower your stress (major!!)
// Enjoy life more
// Move your body daily
// Heal any physical conditions going on

(2)    You may or may not need a health practitioner to help you with this but in general, if your liver is working well, your hormones will be working well (like I said, generally). Sleeping outside under the full moon also helps to regulate your cycle. Getting off the Pill is another massive helper. Seek advice form your practitioner on this one.

(3)    Again, see your practitioner. I'm not comfortable giving broad advice on this one.

(4)    You can get blood tests to see where your mineral levels are at and this way you can either increase or decrease levels appropriately. Look out for high levels of copper too as this has been seen as an autism trend.

(5)    Anything you're allergic too, stop eating, ingesting or using it on your body. If you have mercury teeth fillings, look at removing them (properly!! - Do thorough research on this one). And to look at your elimination channels - sweating through your skin, eliminating through your bowels and bladder... are these all working optimally?

(6)    Vegetables and fruits, in general, are anti-inflammatory. Right now, most of us Westerners have some degree of inflammation going on and it's becoming a huge deal in regards to our health. Eat more whole foods!! Add turmeric to your meals and your juices. Take a liposomal vitamin C supplement. Again, stop eating, ingesting and using everything that your body reacts too. Any reaction is an inflammatory one. And over and over again (say, like drinking milk everyday when you know it's not suitable for you) you end up with long term low grade chronic inflammation - which is now a leading cause of most western diseases.

(7)    Obvious ones are showering, brushing your teeth, FLOSSING your teeth, ensuring regular bowel movements, and adding chlorophyll liquid to your daily water can be a huge help in detoxification, blood cleansing, and body odour. 

(8)    See your health practitioner (or book a Skype consult with me) for more on this one

(9)    With YOURSELF and others. Make a daily practice to check in with yourself - ask yourself how you're really doing. Take more baths. Meditate. Move your glorious body. And then foster relationships with others. Make intimacy with your partner a priority (coz too often it's last on a womens to-do list right?)

And a little on The Pill...

  • Research shows it shrinks a female's ovaries and eggs
  • Research also shows it can damage the liver
  • Try and wait at least 12 months once coming off the pill to try and conceive

For anything Pill-related, I highly recommend jumping over here to Dr Natalie Kringoudis' site. I've even pre-searched the pill for you for easy hunting. She is the go-to woman when I am referring clients, or simply educating women around the pill, PCOS, hormones troubles and fertility. 

Next up on Thursday... Nadine Artemis talking about our Lady Garden.