Women are most fertile in their early to mid-twenties. Because many women are postponing pregnancy until well into their thirties, the use of fertility drugs and in vitro fertilization is on the rise.

In Western societies, there has been an increase in infertility rates even in younger women because the Western diet tends to be loaded with processed carbohydrates, alcohol, and caffeine, and deficient in many vital nutrients. Although male fertility does not generally decrease with age, dietary deficiencies can interfere with healthy sperm development. Both men and women should allow 3 months for positive dietary changes to have an impact.

Beneficial Foods

Goji Berries/Wolfberries Boost sperm production.
Maca Increases sperm count.

Beneficial Nutrients

Iodine Iodine deficiency can cause infertility, stillbirth, growth abnormalities, and mental retardation.
Manganese Manganese deficiency can contribute to infertility.
Selenium A deficiency can cause low sperm count and sterility in men, and infertility in women.
Vitamin B9/Folate Lowers the incidence of sperm containing too many or too few chromosomes which is linked to failure to conceive, miscarriage, Down's syndrome, Turner's syndrome, and Klinefelter's syndrome.
Vitamin C Necessary for healthy sperm production. Keeps sperm from clumping.
Vitamin E A deficiency can cause infertility in both men and women.
Zinc Improves fertility and sex drive in both men and women. Increases sperm count and helps prevent sterility. Nourishes sexual organs.