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Did restoring your Leptin sensitivity help you get pregnant?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 12, 2012 at 11:49 PM

My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 8 years now. We have done several fertility drugs and several IVF cycles without a positive pregnancy test. I know that I have PCOS but am I not sure if I have insulin resistance.

Tomorrow will be my 3rd week after going Paleo! I am happy to say that I am in love with this lifestyle change. I am down 10 pounds!

After much research today I know that I have a major issue with my Leptin levels. I am going to start now and try and reset my leptin sensitivity.

Did you fix your leptin sensitivity and did it help you get get pregnant?

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on February 13, 2012
at 07:36 PM

I should have mentioned, we had been married for three years at this point and had been trying to conceive for the whole time. We also have not used birth control since but she never went back to Paleo, and she never conceived again. Kind of a stunning coincidence, I think.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on February 13, 2012
at 07:15 PM

Something happens at 8 weeks, I was in until then too. And then with the morning sickness the foods I could tolerate did a 180, and it was all almonds, milkshakes, tuna salad, fruit, and grilled cheese.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on February 13, 2012
at 01:21 AM

Not at all. I could honestly live without salt water fish for the rest of my adult life and never even notice. Watermelon is meh, and even though I volunteered to make real, from scratch, super-awesome panko-crusted oven mac and cheese, she opted for Kraft because "she didn't want to be a bother" and "she needed mac and cheese now!". It got to where I would make my paleo meal, then dole out some for her, with some mac and cheese on the side.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on February 13, 2012
at 12:42 AM

Did you sit there salivating as she inhaled the neo-stuff?

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on February 13, 2012
at 12:09 AM

I know a few women who have gotten pregnant after going Paleo/Primal. Make sure you get your Vitamin D tested & get your level between 50-80 ng/ml. Very helpful for both fat loss & fertility.

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on February 13, 2012
at 07:29 PM

I think I accidentally did, but I didn't even know what leptin was at the time.

We had been trying for half a year when I started seeing a holistic nutritionist. Working with her, I ended up with an almost exclusively meat and vegetable diet, and she was adamant that I be in bed by 9pm every night, and asleep by ten. She also wanted me to spend as much time as possible outside and fix any mineral and vitamin deficiencies.

Sounds kinda like the leptin reset to me.

I got pregnant 6 months after starting with her (I think adding Symplex F, a lot of beta carotene, and spending a week in the sun in Mexico the month before I conceived helped too).

Make sure your hubby is up on his vitamins and minerals too, a lot of guys are zinc deficient, and that can impact the little swimmers.

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on February 13, 2012
at 03:11 PM

I've done the Leptin Reset, and recently progressed to the Post Leptin Reset Protocol. I have PCOS - and I've never had regular menstrual cycles, but for the first time in my life I can predict my cycles to w/in 1 day. so it can help with your cycles, and with testing you can determine where in your cycle you're missing the correct hormones...

for some reason I'm low on progesterone across my entire cycle (who the hell knows how I was able to get pregnant and carry two separate pregnancies to term but I did - all pre-primal/paleo) I wonder how much better off my kids would have been If I'd been primal/paleo during both pregnancies

The leptin reset can only help...

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on February 13, 2012
at 12:35 AM

My wife and I conceived while we were both paleo in 2003, after about 6 months compliance. However, as soon as she was about 2 months along, the cravings came and she collapsed like a house of cards (and I was the doting idiot husband that pretty much jumped at her every whim). I went Paleo+Dairy and she went on the "Mac and Cheese, Watermelon, broiled fish" diet (it's pretty much all she ever wanted to eat while pregnant).

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on February 13, 2012
at 12:42 AM

Did you sit there salivating as she inhaled the neo-stuff?

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on February 13, 2012
at 01:21 AM

Not at all. I could honestly live without salt water fish for the rest of my adult life and never even notice. Watermelon is meh, and even though I volunteered to make real, from scratch, super-awesome panko-crusted oven mac and cheese, she opted for Kraft because "she didn't want to be a bother" and "she needed mac and cheese now!". It got to where I would make my paleo meal, then dole out some for her, with some mac and cheese on the side.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on February 13, 2012
at 07:15 PM

Something happens at 8 weeks, I was in until then too. And then with the morning sickness the foods I could tolerate did a 180, and it was all almonds, milkshakes, tuna salad, fruit, and grilled cheese.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on February 13, 2012
at 07:36 PM

I should have mentioned, we had been married for three years at this point and had been trying to conceive for the whole time. We also have not used birth control since but she never went back to Paleo, and she never conceived again. Kind of a stunning coincidence, I think.

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on February 13, 2012
at 12:19 AM

Leptin status directly controls fecundity and oocyte maturation in all eutherian mammals so becoming LS certainly will help. If your rev T3 is high you will have to take the most aggressive steps to reverse that. It is possible to do and it is not found in CW of modern medicine.

Good Luck.

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