Few women are counseled in regard to the importance of amino acids and enzymes in the absorption of nutrients. But amino acids and enzymes can be used to cure endometriosis as well as gestational trophoblastic disease and choriocarcinoma. And they be used to enhance nutrient absorption to promote fertility naturally.

Introduction to Fertility Diets for Women



In this article, we’re going to talk about amino acids as the building blocks that are needed by the body to produce enzymes, neurotransmitters, and hormones. Amino acids rarely show up on women’s radars when they develop reproductive organ problems or other health issues, but these powerful little nutrients can work miracles if you know how to use them. Unfortunately, the topic of nutrient deficiency is often regarded as superfluous rather than foundational. 


In developed countries, people tend to think that nutrient deficiencies can’t happen. In reality, it’s not that nutrient deficiencies can’t happen, but rather that they shouldn’t happen. In fact, it’s been my experience that my diet while living in undeveloped nations of the world has tended to be healthier and more nutrient rich than the diet that I followed living in the United States. The eras in my life when I’ve lived in third world countries typically involved a diet based around fresh fruits and vegetables purchased from a local vendor who had direct relationships with farmers living close by who brought their produce into town that morning                                                                . 


If we just talk about farm-fresh produce, and fresh meats and animal products, without also discussing the various toxin exposures that can happen as a result of eating those food items, we’re talking about nutrition. And then, we can also talk about nutrient deficiencies that can happen if a person eats the wrong foods or just foods that were grown in soils that are nutrient deficient. We’ve already talked a bit about exposure to toxins, which also have to be dealt with in order for people to heal from major diseases or health problems like infertility. In our book Root Cause, we expand at length about how to protect the body from organophosphate exposure because a person who has a high toxic load won’t be able to heal even if they use healing medicines. And like the problem of toxic load, which must be addressed by people who are sick because of toxin exposure, diet and nutrient deficiency is a problem that has to be addressed or it will only get worse. The good news about nutrient deficiency though, is that when you give the body the nutrients it needs, the body heals. Often, toxins that were occupying the receptors that are meant for nutrient substances like iodine, for example, will leave when the proper nutrient takes its proper place in the body. 

So we have these two topics that are vitally important in regard to general health: 


  1. Toxic Overload and Detoxification
  2. Nutrient Deficiencies


These topics overlap to some extent because, when the body becomes deficient in a nutrient, if that nutrient is extremely scarce in the diet, it will seek out a similar molecule to replace that nutrient. The body’s tendency to seek out alternative non-nutrient substances to temporarily replace the nutrients we lack, is one reason why certain things like organophosphates or bromine / bromide are “bioaccumulative” (they build up in the body). 


So while many readers might tend to avoid the topic of nutrient deficiency, believing that this couldn’t possibly be the cause of their health problem, the truth is, most diets (including vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, etc.) are deficient in something. And even if the diet itself is not technically deficient in the sense that its design is sound, nutrient deficient soils or exposure of animals to organophosphates veterinary medications can cause deficiencies in foods that would normally be rich in the proper nutrients.


This is why the topic of nutritional deficiency is so important. In today’s world, nutrients and nutritional supplements often function better than what we refer to as “medicine” to heal the body. Nutrients help detoxify the body to remove toxic non-nutrient substances that the body is trying to use to overcome nutrient deficiency. And nutrients can work deeply to restore health, even working to literally change our DNA. 


Amino acids, sadly, are practically unknown to most people in terms of their value and what they can do for people. My introduction to amino acids happened when a family member was trapped by COVID in a small Asian country. This beloved family member revealed that they had an addiction to methamphetamines. He had no access to rehab facilities and he wouldn’t do talk therapy because such a thing was culturally weird to him. So I did research until I found amino acid therapy as a powerful cure for all addictions and even for many mental health issues. I ordered amino acids and had them sent to this family member and, within a month, he was able to fully overcome his addiction without any withdrawal symptoms. Read more about amino acids for addiction here.


To me, this whole experience with amino acids was nothing short of a miracle. I started taking amino acid supplements too at this time and noticed a change in my emotional state within 8 to 10 hours of the first dose. Problems that seemed insurmountable became suddenly manageable when I took the amino acid supplements, which made me wonder about how these nutrients work in the brain to do other things too. I’m still learning about amino acids, but I have to say, of all the nutrient substances I’ve worked with, aminos are perhaps the most interesting in terms of what they can do for human health.

Amino Acids


Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Everything in our bodies, except fats and sugars, is made of protein. Fats provide insulation and sometimes energy. Sugars provide mostly energy and fuel for our bodies. But proteins make up everything that’s solid or liquid in our bodies like our skin, our hair, our organ tissues, and also things like enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters. As such, a deficiency in one or more amino acids often means that a person becomes deficient in enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters and it can also simultaneously mean that certain tissues that are meant to be built with those amino acids, become weak and susceptible to infection. This is why amino acid therapies are so powerful. They not only change the physical strength and health of our tissues, but also the physiology of how our bodies work. And the cool thing about amino acids is the fact that, if you take too many of them, they’re usually just excreted from the body. Our bodies are calibrated to tell us when we’re “full” of these substances and when it’s time to back off on our dose. So, while there’s a small learning curve in terms of learning how to use amino acids as medicines, most people can manage the dosing of their aminos without causing themselves any harm.

Amino Acid Deficiency, Enzyme Deficiency, and Vitamin / Mineral Deficiency

We decided to talk about amino acids for infertility as our intro topic into nutrition for women’s health because amino acid deficiencies tend to translate into an array of other nutrient deficiencies. One of the reasons why amino acid deficiencies cause other nutrient deficiencies is because enzymes, such as digestive enzymes, are built from amino acids. 


Digestive enzymes like bile and pancreatic enzymes do more than just digest food. But let’s focus on food digestion for a moment and imagine that a person is deficient in amino acids. And this person, as such, then becomes deficient in pancreatic enzymes and bile. Pancreatic enzymes help digest carbohydrates down into simple sugars and also help in the digestion of certain fats. Bile not only ensures that fats are digested in a way that makes the fat-soluble vitamins in food (vitamin A, D, E, and K1 and K2) absorbable, but this enzyme also functions like “soap” to keep the intestines clean and free for debris like biofilm, pathogens, and parasites. 


Both pancreatic enzymes and bile are essential for digestive system health. But let’s imagine now that amino acid deficiency causes pancreatic enzymes and bile to malfunction or stop being produced in appropriate quantities. A person with low bile or low pancreatic enzymes would, first and foremost, stop digesting their food down to the component parts which means that vitamin and mineral deficiency becomes more of a problem. For example, low bile would cause a person to not be able to break down fats and thus not be able to absorb the fat soluble vitamins. The human body responds to a chronic problem like this by holding onto fat stores in the body where the fat-soluble vitamins are stored. This person might gain weight in the form of fat. But it would also cause a build up of fecal matter in the colon. This person would also gain weight in the form of a toxic buildup of feces in the gut. 


But that’s not all…


When the liver is not able to produce adequate quantities of bile, the liver becomes weak. Bile breaks down things like pathogens, for example. The streptococcal bacterial family is a great example of this problem. Streptococcal bacteria can cause infectious diseases like strep throat, but they also can take up residency in the body long-term in liver tissues. After a person gets a strep throat infection as a child, let’s say, the streptococcal bacteria will seek out a place to hide in the body. This child may have been given antibiotics and if so, the natural place for strep bacteria to hide is in the liver or the gallbladder. The liver is where antibiotics are broken down and neutralized, so the liver isn’t often a treatable organ using antibiotics anyway, and it makes sense for strep pathogens to hide out in the liver (or the gallbladder, which works closely with the liver). And if the liver is also weak and low on bile production (due to an amino acid deficiency), this strep infection can lead to autoimmune disease symptoms, hepatitis, or a variety of health issues including infertility and reproductive organ dysfunction.


A simple amino acid deficiency thus can lead to weight gain, toxic buildup of fecal matter in the colon, constipation, diarrhea, general digestive upset, mood problems related to gut problems, colonization of the liver by autoimmune-disease-causing bacteria, an inability to absorb all fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, and K1 and K2) and a downward spiral of vitamin deficiency disease symptoms from the deficiency of fat-soluble vitamins that occurs because there’s not enough bile to break down fats in foods down far enough for the body to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins.


In terms of women’s health in particular, pancreatic enzymes can be used to prevent or cure gestational trophoblastic disease, molar pregnancy, and choriocarcinoma, which are all diseases that involve the early stages of fertilization. Dr. John Beard’s Trophoblast Theory of Cancer explores the striking similarity between cancer cells and the cells that surround an embryo during the early days after fertilization to connect the embryo to the uterine lining in the formation of the placenta. This is an important part of our discussion regarding digestive enzymes and infertility because Dr. John Beard, as an embryologist, used pancreatic enzymes to cure cancer using his Trophoblast Theory, and women can take pancreatic enzymes during pregnancy to cure uterine fibroids or cancer during pregnancy, among other things. Pancreatic enzymes play a role in triggering trophoblast cells in regard to when to continue growing and when to stop growing in the early stages of pregnancy. So a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes should be a focal point for obstetricians and gynecologists who work with women daily. Pancreatic enzymes can become depleted especially in women who eat a strictly vegan diet, but a deficiency of bile can also cause fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies like a deficiency of vitamin K2. And a deficiency of vitamin K2 causes the calcification of organ tissues. In some women, a vitamin K2 deficiency looks like breast calcifications and false positive mammogram results. In other women, a vitamin K2 deficiency might look like diabetes due to pancreatic tissue calcification. You get the idea. Amino acids are important and if you have a deficiency of an amino acid or of several amino acids, this can lead to severe health problems that could easily be resolved if you were simply given the proper nutrient(s). 

Protein Basics for Pregnancy and Fertility

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. This is what high school biology students are taught and indeed it is a true statement. But while it’s true that amino acids are a mere dietary “unit” in the production of proteins, they’re also so much more than just the building blocks of proteins. Proteins, after all, include the likes of hormones, enzymes, and neurotransmitters as we discussed above. To really appreciate a protein, it can be helpful to imagine amino acids and proteins actively working to cure disease.

Amino acids can be used as medicine and they can have miraculous healing effects on the body. This isn’t common knowledge because there are big industries like, for example, the drug rehabilitation industry, that depend on the propagation of the myth that overcoming addiction is a very difficult, if not nearly impossible thing to do. Drug rehab facilities that administer amino acids like L-Tyrosine to their patients have a significantly higher cure rate and a significantly lower relapse rate than facilities that don’t administer L-Tyrosine. These facilities also often find it harder to receive funding for their innovative treatments from organizations that make a lot of money from the ubiquitous problem of drug addiction. But if you’ve ever known someone who was addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, social media, or a toxic relationship, you would be amazed to observe the level of emotional control that’s possible for an addict within a very short period of time who is given an L-Tyrosine supplement in very high doses (administering 6,000-15,000 mg per day).

Read more here about how to use L-tyrosine and amino acids to cure addiction.


Natural Infertility Depression Treatment: Amino Acids


Amino acid supplements, in fact, can have a miraculous healing effect on a number of common mental health issues like depression and anxiety to name just two. And in order to appreciate the value of treating a mental illness with an amino acid, you have to recognize that amino acid deficiency can cause these mental health problems because neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine, are all manufactured from amino acids. In terms of female  infertility, this information becomes particularly valuable if you realize that there is a strong correlation between stress and infertility. Add the fact that women are almost always concerned about their appearance, their weight, and thus, their caloric intake, and you have the perfect storm in terms of amino acid deficiencies that can occur. 

Most people would say that infertility causes stress or that infertility causes depression. But what if the correlation goes in the other direction? What if women who are stressed (due to an amino acid deficiency) become infertile as a result of that deficiency?

Though not all female infertility problems can be solved with amino acid supplementation, a surprising number of women will find that amino acids help them calm down, think more clearly, and suddenly, become fertile. Combining amino acid therapy with iodine therapy and enzyme therapy can solve not just fertility issues, but also mental health problems, mood problems, and yes, also cure supposedly incurable diseases like cancer and autoimmunity. Read more here about the comprehensive endometriosis cure even if you don’t have endometriosis to see how to combine enzyme therapies with lugol’s iodine therapy

As a natural infertility depression treatment, amino acids, enzymes, and specific nutrient supplements like iodine, vitamin B17, and vitamin K2 along with a fertility diet can restore mental health and also… fertility, at least in some cases. At the very least, as a cure for infertility depression, a supplement like L-Tyrosine or the herb Mucuna pruriens (which contains the natural L-Dopa amino acid) will improve a woman’s ability to think clearly and make valuable decisions about next steps in terms of reproductive health and family-building. But amino acids as the building blocks of enzymes can work miracles.  

Read more about the use of Mucuna pruriens as an herbal remedy for infertility here.

How to Use Amino Acids and Herbs: PTSD and Infertility

Recently, while doing research for this book, I found that women are searching for the words “infertility has broken me”. As a 45 year old one who had 1 healthy child and 3 failed pregnancies, I can understand these sentiments. After having a stillborn child in my early twenties, pregnancy became traumatic. In my early 40s, a shamanic medicine practitioner told me I’d lost a part of my soul when this child died (she brought the soul part back to me). It wasn’t just the sadness and grief that broke me back then, it was a lack of care and understanding from the people around me that broke me. 

My husband and I tried to adopt children, but we had no support from our extended family and we were poor. So we tried doing foster care. But the state only gave us one infant. The rest of our foster children were teenage boys. At the time, this frustrated me. Much later though, when my daughter got married just prior to the COVID pandemic, we had to travel and we had to be very mobile. It was a scary time and if we’d had a younger child, a sibling to care for, I’m not sure that we would’ve made it through that time. So I made peace with my fertility story at this time. 

Ayahuasca helped me. Ayahuasca is a powerful plant medicine that causes hallucinations. For me, this plant helped me derive meaning from experiences that had seemed random, meaningless, and just painful. Not everyone can gain access to Ayahuasca, but most women who feel not just like, “infertility has broken me”, but also like the trauma has maybe played a role in their infertility, can gain access to a plant medicine known as Mucuna pruriens.

Mucuna pruriens: Cure for Infertility PTSD and Cure for Infertility

Mucuna is my favorite herb. It’s a bean actually and sometimes I prepare it with dinner. I put some in my morning Budwig smoothie every day. This herb is a well-guarded secret and there’s a lot of negative propaganda out there about it. The negative things that you read about Mucuna are actually testament to the power that it has to heal people. 

In Latin American countries (particularly in Central America), Mucuna is eaten as a staple part of people’s diet because it’s a bean (like the fava bean or pinto beans) and because it grows easily. But Mucuna is a miracle. And it can also be used in dietas that are designed to heal people in powerful ways. A dieta or “diet” in Spanish, is often performed like special fast that involves extreme dietary restrictions in order for a person to tune into a particular plant spirit. Let me just say that the idea of “plant spirits” and communion or speaking with plant spirits was nothing but mambo-jumbo to me until I did Ayahuasca, but I get it now. Again, even if you can’t access a powerful plant-counselor like Ayahuasca, try to find Mucuna pruriens. It’s my favorite herbs because it proves itself to people within just hours of taking it.

There’s a lot of garbage on the web about how Mucuna pruriens is addictive. But the opposite is true. This is the medicine that’s given to people with addictions to help them overcome addiction. It’s not common knowledge that Mucuna pruriens can be used as a cure for literally all types of addiction including addiction to toxic relationships or social media addiction because there are powerful corporations that guard this information and make it hard for people to access it. 

My first encounter with Mucuna happened when my family member was addicted to meth and separated from our family. He didn’t have access to counselors and he didn’t have access to anyone who loved him. He was totally alone. I started by sending him amino acid supplements. These worked wonders for him. They made him more open-minded about other natural treatments for addiction. 


I’d discovered Mucuna pruriens in the research about Parkinson’s disease. Initially, I was concerned that Mucuna, which contains the small amino acid known as L-Dopa, would damage the brain. Most of the scientific research makes no differentiation between natural L-Dopa, the amino acid that’s naturally produced in the human body through the break down of L-tyrosine, and the toxic drug that was named L-Dopa by Big Pharma. 

Big Pharma has a number of tactics that they use to hide cures for major diseases like cancer. One relevant example of a cure for breast cancer that Big Pharma hides in plain sight is an FDA-approved drug known as salinomycin. The pharmaceutical companies have several tried-and-true methods for hiding cancer cures, but that’s a topic that’s beyond the scope of our current discussion. Nonetheless, I want to expand on this one example just to give readers a taste of how Big Pharma hides cures for things like PTSD, addiction, infertility, cancer, and autoimmune disease. Salinomycin is a drug that reliably cures breast cancer so Big Pharma “shelved” it by telling doctors that it is toxic and that it should only be used after a breast cancer patient has received every other medication in the books for breast cancer. After a woman with breast cancer has been given all of these other medications, she’s very ill and close to death. Administering salinomycin is unlikely to save a woman in this condition and in fact, many patients who receive salinomycin in doses that are too little and too late believe that the salinomycin is what’s killing them. In this way, Big Pharma has been able to keep salinomycin as a cure for breast cancer hidden in plain sight. 

Like I said, historically, it’s possible to research cancer cures to find exact details about how they’ve been hidden from the public. I have a lot of historically documented examples that I could share here, but if you’re interested in learning more about how Big Pharma hides cancer cures, you can read our book series, The Cancer Cure Catalog which details the history of how each cure was covered up and hidden from the public. The first volume of The Cancer Cure Catalog is free and you can download it here, but there are a total of four volumes of The Cancer Cure Catalog with a multiple of cures for cancer that have all been actively covered up by Big Pharma. You can purchase these books here.

It came as no surprise then, that the same problem of hidden cures was happening in the field of drug rehabilitation and mental health. Mucuna pruriens has been hidden from the public as a cure for PTSD, addiction, depression, anxiety, and, believe it or not, this humble bean is also a cure for cancer. Indeed, Mucuna has a healing effect on the gut and it can be used both as a contraceptive herb as well as a fertility enhancing herb. This may not initially make sense (…how can an herb work as a contraceptive and also to enhance fertility, after all?), but it’s true. Learn more about Mucuna as a fertility enhancing medicine and also as a contraceptive herb here.

Mucuna, Melanin, and Fertility

There are a number of healing substances in the Mucuna plant, but the natural amino known as L-Dopa that’s found in Mucuna is key in terms of healing PTSD due to infertility. When you eat an animal product, it likely contains either L-phenylalanine or L-tyrosine. Both are amino acids. If you eat something that contains L-phenylalanine, the L-phenylalanine will be broken down into various substances including the smaller amino acid, L-tyrosine. L-tyrosine is a fascinating little amino that must be present in order for the thyroid gland to function properly. But this amino also plays a role in the production of melanin…the substance that gives color to our skin, hair, and eyes. But melanin is not just about appearances. Melanin molecules capture the full-spectrum light of the sun and put it to use in various ways like a natural solar panel.

A number of vibrantly colorful nutrients contribute to melanin production including, for example, iodine (a deep red-orange or black) and vitamin B12 (a vibrant “cobalt” blue). Phosphorus in the form of inorganic phosphate is a major player in this melanin discussion. It is the yin of iodine’s yang, so to speak in that iodine is “black” when it is in its pure form while phosphorus is “white” in its pure form. And just to add a bit more substance to this conversation about colorful nutrients in melanin, the tiny molecular solar panel that converts sunlight exposure (sans the sunscreen) into energy and proper functioning of the human body, let me add that phosphate is the main energy currency in the body. The word “phosphorescence” after all, is derived from the word “phosphorus” because phosphorus as an element naturally glows after it is exposed to sunlight. So while it may seem pretty far-out to think that melanin in the skin might be literally wired into our body systems as a fundamental control-system for human health, this does, in fact, appear to be the case.

When a woman (or man) is deficient, for example, in the amino acid, L-tyrosine, he or she may still produce melanin, but the melanin molecules will have a lower weight and they won’t function as well in terms of its ability to balance and regulate processes in the human body wakefulness and sleepiness at the proper times of day. 

Melanin is not just a skin pigment, after all, Melanin is also found in high quantities in the substantia nigra, an area in the middle of the brain near the pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamus. The word substantia nigra literally means “black substance” and it is this area of the brain that is particularly affected by those with addiction, PTSD, and certain other mental health problems like certain forms of depression or anxiety. Melanin is also found in the ears which is why albino cats and humans tend to be hard of hearing or even deaf. 

Women who are suffering from reproductive organ problems of any kind need to know about melanin. Men, after all, are using melanin to do things like “testicular tanning” to restore male fertility and reproductive function. Women also need to be aware of testicular tanning (so to speak) and how sunlight exposure along with proper nutrient supplementation can restore melanin molecules to proper function as a basis for restoring reproductive organ health. Read more about testicular tanning for men here.

If you lived off-grid and your house or apartment was entirely dependent on solar power to run everything in your home, you’d be concerned if those panels began to malfunction, wouldn’t you? This is what’s happening to women and men today when they use sunscreen to “protect” themselves from the healing light of the sun. Sunscreens specifically contain some of the most toxic endocrine disruptors on the planet. So sunscreen use actually hurts reproductive health even without entering into a discussion about melanin specifically. But “protection” from the sun is rarely necessary and, in fact, most people need more, not less exposure to sunlight as part of their healing protocol especially those who are struggling with reproductive organ issues.

Women especially are meant to be attuned to the rhythms of nature. Female animals physically respond to the seasonal changes by either ovulating or not ovulating. And women are physically designed to sync up to the day-night light changes on a rhythm that tells the body when to ovulate. There are many things that can hijack women in the modern world in terms of normal ovulation and fertility patterns, but our focus in this article is amino acid deficiency. Of special interest in regard to melanin production is L-phenylalanine, L-tyrosine, and L-Dopa along with the supporting nutrients iodine, methylfolate, vitamin B12, and vitamin K2, all of which are vibrantly colorful and designed to interact with various wavelengths of light to produce health-giving effects in the human body.  

If you’ve suffered through infertility trauma and you feel broken, consider doing treatment for 5 months with high dose Mucuna pruriens. It takes 5 months for dopamine receptors that have been damaged by trauma to regrow themselves and Mucuna feeds the brain with growth factors to encourage regrowth while simultaneously providing plenty of food for neurotransmitter production that will not only balance your moods, but also prepare the body for conception even if only a glimmer of hope remains in terms of what your doctor has told you regarding your fertility levels. Read more about how to use Mucuna pruriens to overcome infertility trauma and to enhance fertility here.

Does veganism cause infertility?


With all of this in mind, it’s relevant to touch on the topic of veganism, fertility, and diets that are low in amino acids. A lot of women who are struggling with fertility issues ask, “does a vegan diet increase fertility?” My personal experience with having been a hardcore vegan was that, no, veganism is generally not advised for women who want to get pregnant. However there are caveats to veganism and fertility diets that I’ll discuss below. 


My Vegan Miscarriages 


I had a miscarriage while I was a vegan and this miscarriage was caused by a combination of vitamin B12 deficiency, iodine deficiency, vitamin K2 deficiency, and also a deficiency of amino acids. At the time when the miscarriage happened, I thought that I was consuming vitamin B12 in my diet in nutritional yeast. I took a multivitamin and I thought that was good enough. I didn’t know then the things that I know now. 


Later, after a great deal of heartache and a number of health problems later, I learned that vitamin B12 doesn’t exist in foods that are not derived from animals, period. You can’t supplement with nutritional yeast, for example, as a source of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is an animal-derived molecule and it doesn’t exist in high enough quantities to matter in other food sources. And several years down the road from that revelation, I also learned (through the loved one’s addiction), how miraculous amino acid therapy and Mucuna pruriens can be for mental health. 


Veganism is trendy right now and I caution anyone who is vegan or who is considering veganism for fertility to think carefully about following any path that has been laid out and that is being promoted by mainstream media or big corporations. Though it used to be possible to follow local or even regional trends without doing background research on the trend without wandering into a dangerous health “fray”, these days, people need to be aware of every mainstream trend as something that is profiting a large corporation especially if the trend affects human health. Trends can be created and they can be propagated using propaganda that contains elements of truth without mentioning the whole truth. Most people won’t dig deeper which is why propaganda works. But veganism is a trend. So you have to ask yourself, who profits from mass veganism and how? 


Veganism was trendy when I was a vegan and I was committed to making it through my pregnancy as a vegan. The results of this effort was that I had only one live birth and I was never able to carry a child to full term after my body’s nutrient reserves were fully used up. But is vegan good for fertility? No. Does a vegan diet increase fertility levels? No. Indeed, when I conceived the baby that I miscarried, as a vegan, I had been infertile and unable to conceive for 7 years (as a vegan). And then, shortly after I found out that I was pregnant with this child, I developed a fever that didn’t go away until I lost the baby just before 3 months gestation. I craved beans, which contain amino acids like L-Tyrosine and L-Dopa, but what I really needed was meat and milk, specifically organic animal products that have been grass-fed and not exposed to organophosphate veterinary medications or GMO foods like corn. Pregnancy requires high quantities of amino acids, enzymes, and nutrients like iodine and vitamin K2 that are no longer present in the food supplies of many developed nations. 


Read more about vitamin K2 and iodine deficiencies and how organophosphate insecticides and bromide-containing foods and drugs enhance the negative health effects of these deficiencies here.


Lydi just found out that she’s pregnant, in fact. She conceived without really trying but she follows all of the tenets in this book and her body is fully charged with things like iron, iodine, vitamin B12, and amino acids. She’s not vegan and in fact is craving huge quantities of meat in these early stages of her pregnancy. I would marvel at the ease with which she became pregnant because for me, 20 years ago, it was a struggle to conceive and then it was a struggle to carry a baby to term. But I know what’s going on, so I’m not surprised about it. Women today have to detox from things like bromine that are hijacking their reproductive organs and they have to nourish themselves with things like iodine as a part of this process. Understanding that things like iodine and L-tyrosine work together tightly in the body to make things like thyroid hormones and melanin highlights how easy it is for one nutrient deficiency to lead to one type of toxic overload that then derails the whole human physiology. I think that if women understood that fact better, they’d be more empowered to overcome these problems because women can overcome them to take control of fertility levels and health in general. 


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Animal Products as a Source of Amino Acids 

Animal products contain all of the essential amino acids. Plants do not. Though it is possible to get all of the essential amino acids through a diverse diet of plant products, plants are not as amino-rich as animal products. And it isn’t possible to get the natural form of vitamin B12 from a strictly vegan diet. As such, veganism is unnatural and it can’t be maintained without supplements. It also is hard to meet the iodine needs during pregnancy if you don’t eat seaweed everyday as part of a vegan diet while trying to conceive. Even if you do eat seaweed religiously, organophosphates like RoundUp / Glyphosate have created a situation where other nutrient deficiencies like vitamin K2 make it hard for women to absorb the iodine that they so desperately need. Iodine, as an essential nutrient that is scarcely available in most industrialized societies without taking a supplement, combines with the amino acid L-tyrosine in some interesting ways in the human body  1) to produce thyroid hormones 2) to produce melanin, a substance that absorbs sunlight and that also protects certain nutrients like folate / vitamin B9 from being destroyed by exposure of the skin to light. 

A deficiency of either iodine or L-tyrosine leads to thyroid problems which in turn can cause infertility simply by making melanin too weak to protect the bright yellow vitamin known as folate that prevents neural tube defects in babies. Vitamin B12 has to be a part of this equation too. And vitamin K2 as well. But wait…that’s a lot of vitamins and minerals and just…technical terms that don’t seem very well connected. Most readers, at this point, wonder how they’d ever prove these facts to themselves or even research what I’m saying to determine if it’s true or not. At least this is what I’d be thinking if I were reading this material without prior knowledge regarding things like amino acids…

The Shikimate Pathway

Lydi and I did a lot of research to connect the dots on this issue and a lot of the information that I’m recounting here comes from our book Root Cause, which explored the health impact of GMOs and organophosphate herbicides and insecticides. One of the most interesting things that we learned about through researching this book was about the Shikimate Pathway.

This is a big, long topic, but I’ll summarize things as briefly as I can just to give skeptical women some leads to follow into this material about melanin, L-tyrosine, and the nutrients I keep talking about above. The Shikimate Pathway is a metabolic pathway that plants and microorganisms (not animals or humans) use to produce certain nutrients like L-tyrosine, L-tryptophan (which is broken down into serotonin and melatonin), vitamin K2, and folate. GMO plants have been genetically modified to not go through basic shikimate pathway to produce these nutrients that are vital in relation to this discussion about melanin, sunlight exposure for healing, and specifically women’s fertility. 

L-Tyrosine (YANG)

L-tyrosine is an amino acid that’s produced through the shikimate pathway that has been hijacked in GMO plants. This amino roughly produces wakefulness and it helps our bodies sync up with sunlight through its role in melanin production. This amino increases the density of dopamine neurons in the brain, the production of dopamine, and also the production of neurotransmitters that control the part of the nervous system that governs ovulation and reproductive function (the autonomic nervous system). 

L-Tryptophan (YIN)

L-tryptophan, the other amino acid produced through the basic shikimate pathway, roughly produces sleepiness. It allows our bodies to sync up with the moon through its role in the production of serotonin and melatonin. There’s a serotonin-estrogen connection in the human body wherein low estrogen levels often cause PMS, postpartum depression, and post-menopausal depression. Estrogen levels dictate the density of serotonin binding sites in the brain which controls things like mood, thought, mental state, emotion, and behavior.

How Enzyme Deficiencies Impact Fertility: Benefits of a Vegan Diet 


Everything that a person eats or drinks must be broken down by enzymes during digestion. People who eat a lot of animal products and / or heated oils (like fried foods, for example) use up a lot of enzymes during every meal. Enzymes are the most difficult, labor-intensive thing for the human body to produce and enzymes are made of amino acids. 


Enzyme Deficiencies for Carnivores


Though animal-based foods require more enzymes for the body to digest, they also produce greater yields in terms of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that the body can, in turn, use to produce more enzymes. An animal-based diet taxes the body’s need for enzymes, particularly digestive enzymes like bile, pancreatic enzymes, and sometimes pepsin. This is why cancer diets tend to be vegan or vegetarian. Plants require fewer digestive enzymes for digestion. People with cancer are often enzyme-deficient and a diet that is low in animal products can help restore digestive enzyme levels to normal to, in turn, promote nutrient absorption that will cure cancer.


But extremely restrictive vegan diets that don’t include at least a small amount of animal products can quickly make people low on digestive enzymes because this type of diet restricts access to amino acids that the body needs to build enzymes in the first place. So balance is key.


Read our overview of cancer diets here. But note that the most inspired cancer diet that I recommend to women with fertility issues or reproductive organ dysfunction is the Budwig Diet. In order to do this diet properly to boost fertility, you have to seek out high-quality animal products from animals that have been grass fed and that have (ideally) not been exposed to organophosphate-containing veterinary medicines. The Budwig protocol requires patients to spend time in the full-spectrum light of the sun which is essential to recharge the body. Whether you fully understand why sunlight exposure is important isn’t important. Just note that powerful cancer cures like the Budwig protocol acknowledge that sunlight is a part of healing the body from serious disease. Read how to do the Budwig diet for fertility here.


The Trophoblast Theory of Cancer and Infertility


Back in the early 1900s, an embryologist named Dr. John Beard recognized that the development of an embryo and the development of a cancer cell followed a very similar course. Both embryos and cancer cells must develop a blood supply through implantation and blood vessel production processes that are remarkably similar. Dr. Beard called his theory the Trophoblast Theory of Cancer.


A trophoblast is the outermost layer of cells from a fertilized human egg. This layer of cells surrounds the embryo at first and it reaches out to attach the developing embryo during its early stages after conception to the woman’s uterine wall to form the placenta. In colloquial medical-talk, the word “trophoblast” has nothing to do with cancer. But Dr. Beard didn’t see things this way. As he saw it, cancer cells are “false placentas” and they tend to develop when the body becomes deficient in pancreatic enzymes. Read more about Dr. Beard’s Trophoblast Theory of Cancer here.


Dr. Beard believed that the trophoblast cells surrounding a newly conceived embryo compete with the cells of the embryo itself. He believed that in some cases, the trophoblast cells can overcome the embryonic cells if the body has a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes (or a deficiency of the nutrients that are digested by pancreatic enzymes). If this happens, the embryo dies and the trophoblast cells take over.


Prior to the creation of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the development of Big Pharma, Dr. Beard was able to use nothing but pancreatic enzyme therapy on his cancer patients with a 13% cure rate. This is exceptional given that chemotherapy as a stand-alone cancer treatment today has only a 2-3% cure rate. Pancreatic enzyme therapy causes no side effects while chemotherapy might be likened to torture in terms of adverse effects and side effects. After the AMA and Big Pharma rose to power several decades after Dr. Beard began using his pancreatic enzyme therapy to cure cancer, his work was discouraged because it wasn’t profitable for the pharmaceutical companies and it certainly didn’t contribute to the development of the insanely profitable Cancer Industry as it is today. But, though pancreatic enzyme therapy does not have the highest cure rate of the natural, at-home cancer cures (baking soda therapy, vitamin B17 / amygdalin, Lugol’s iodine, and vitamin K2 / Menaquinone-7 boast cancer cure rates between 80-90%), it is one of the most important natural cures for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic enzymes naturally prevent pancreatic cancer and cancer metastasis too. Indeed, this embryologist’s theories highlight the importance of pancreatic enzymes not just as a natural cure for cancer, but also as a natural treatment for female infertility.

Endometriosis, Cancer, and Amino Acids for Infertility

We’ve done a lot of research into cures for endometriosis, so we won’t repeat ourselves here, but even readers who don’t have endometriosis or reproductive organ cancer should take note of the fact that there’s an inherent relationship between pregnancy and cancer. I’m not saying that being pregnant causes cancer. That’s not the kind of relationship that I’m talking about. Rather, I’m noting that the condition of pregnancy shares certain things in common with the condition of having cancer. They are not identical things, of course, but if you were to put everything that’s known about the disease of cancer and the behavior and physical characteristics of cancer cells up against pregnancy, embryonic development, and the behavior, in particular, of placental cells, you might be shocked at how similar these seemingly dissimilar things actually are.

It seems heretical to like cancer to pregnancy or vice versa, but that’s not what I’m doing. When Dr. Beard developed his Trophoblast Theory of Cancer he wasn’t talking about babies or embryos. He was specifically noting that the placenta is rather like a controlled form of cancer. And he realized that one of the control-mechanisms that kept the placenta from turning into cancer during pregnancy were pancreatic enzymes. 

So he surmised then, that pancreatic enzymes may play a role in preventing all forms of cancer and, as it turns out, he was right. 

This fact is particularly relevant to women’s health because each month, a healthy woman’s body prepares for fertilization. Diseases like endometriosis or uterine fibroids are a manifestation of digestive enzyme deficiency. Often, these digestive enzyme deficiencies are actually rooted in amino acid deficiencies. But most of the time, women don’t know why they’re in digestive enzymes. Are they lacking amino acids or another nutrient like iodine or vitamin B12? It isn’t necessary or recommended that women go in for lab tests to find out what’s lacking. The tests themselves will cost more than the nutrient supplements to overcome whatever might be causing the digestive enzyme deficiency. And unfortunately, we’ve recently learned that lab results are skewed these days to make patients believe that they aren’t deficient in nutrients like iodine and vitamin B12. Read more about biased lab reports here

Natural Treatment for Choriocarcinoma and Gestational Trophoblastic Disease: Pancreatic Enzyme Therapy

Gestational trophoblastic disease, also known as hydatidiform mole, choriocarcinoma, or molar pregnancy, is a pregnancy-related tumor that develops when cells in the uterus start to proliferate out of control. Choriocarcinoma is considered to be a malignant form of cancer in pregnancy (a type of pregnancy tumor) and most doctors prescribe chemotherapy and radiation as treatment. But women who are diagnosed with choriocarcinoma would also benefit greatly from pancreatic enzyme therapy and the administration of all of the following:

  • Protease
  • Amylase
  • Lipase
  • Trypsin
  • Chymotrypsin

Note that often, it’s necessary to buy one or more pancreatic enzyme products to ensure that you’re receiving a dose of all of these enzymes. Avoid products that contain papain and bromelain during pregnancy, by the way.

In a normal pregnancy, the trophoblast functions to protect the embryo and connect it to the placenta for nourishment. A normal, healthy trophoblast naturally “knows” when to stop invading the uterine tissue such that the embryo receives nourishment, but without damaging the uterus or other tissues in the woman’s body. This trophoblastic “knowing” that happens in a normal pregnancy is related to some of the other topics that we discuss in this book about circadian rhythms, and specific nutrient deficiencies like iodine and vitamin K2 that can lead to pineal gland calcification. Read more about how to restore health to the pineal gland as part of a cure for choriocarcinoma, gestational trophoblastic disease, and molar pregnancy here. But part of the “knowing” also happens because pancreatic enzymes keep the growth of trophoblastic cells under control.

Dr. John Beard believed that, during the early stages of fertilization, the trophoblast cells compete with the embryonic cells. Without the proper cues from pancreatic enzymes and other nutrients that impact how our bodies manage circadian rhythms (like sleep-wake cycles), the trophoblast cells can overtake embryonic cells to cause gestational trophoblastic disease / choriocarcinoma / molar pregnancy or simply infertility. All of this relates to diet because diet can either promote the restoration and production of pancreatic enzymes, bile, and other enzymes, or it can hinder the production of enzymes. Vegan diets are overly restrictive. Diets that contain 5% or less animal products allow the body to obtain the necessary nutrients and amino acids without inundating the body with food items that tax the digestive enzyme system.

So sometimes, it might be necessary and beneficial for a woman to eat a vegan diet for only a brief period of time (usually 30 days or less) to recharge her enzyme levels prior to trying to conceive a child. Otherwise, women who are trying to conceive should eat a diet that includes animals products, particularly from organically raised, grass-fed animals.


Hyperemesis Gravidarum / Endometriosis / Morning Sickness Prevention and Treatment

The liver and the gallbladder are headquarters for the production and activation of hormones. It’s common knowledge that pregnancy puts extra stress on the liver and the gallbladder but few women (indeed, few doctors) realize that often, morning sickness is caused by turmoil in the gallbladder, not the stomach. When people think of reproductive hormones, they rarely think of the liver or the gallbladder as places where hormones are processed and metabolized, but these two organs need to be given special care in women who want to cure infertility using natural substances. 


Vitamin K2, once again, features heavily into gallbladder problems during pregnancy because a buildup of gallstones are inevitable in pregnant women who are lacking this nutrient. And most pregnant women in developed countries lack this nutrient. In other words, vitamin K2 deficiency contributes to morning sickness and it can be used, along with amino acids, enzymes, and other nutrients listed below as a cure for hyperemesis gravidarum. 

Download our book The Gallbladder and Beyond here to learn how to get rid of gallstones without surgery and restore health to the gallbladder to treat infertility naturally.


The liver produces bile. The gallbladder is supposed to store bile, but many women have their gallbladder removed during pregnancy (or before pregnancy) by doctors who don’t realize that there are safe ways to get rid of gallstones without surgery. For women with hyperemesis gravidarum or even just severe morning sickness, Enzyme Therapy (which involves daily supplementation with pancreatic enzymes, bile salts or ox bile supplements, hydrochloric acid, and pepsin) can have remarkable results. Women who are deficient in these enzymes due to diet can have an extremely difficult time restoring their enzymes to proper levels during pregnancy without supplementation because the body is so encumbered with building a new human body: the embryo. Enzyme production by itself takes a lot of energy and resources from the body. 


Also note that a diet low in animal products can confuse the liver and the gallbladder which are constantly on call to release bile in tiny “squirts” into the small intestine to promote the breakdown of fats and proteins from animal products. A woman who doesn’t eat any animal products may experience a buildup of bile that can cause digestive upsets.


Women who are looking to conceive a child can avoid digestive issues like gallstones, hyperemesis gravidarum, and morning sickness by paying special attention to the gallbladder prior to conception. Indeed, paying attention to the gallbladder and the liver by supplementing with enzymes like ox bile or bile salts is a key part of a healthy conception and pregnancy in today’s world. It may seem pretty weird to consider these two organs as major players in the infertility paradigm, but in fact, most natural infertility treatments begin with liver detoxification.


Read more here about how to detoxify your liver and detoxify your life to increase fertility naturally.


Pancreatic enzymes and bile supplements (either bile salts or ox bile) support the liver, the gallbladder, and the pancreas by allowing those organs to restore their stock of natural enzymes. These enzyme supplements also promote natural enzyme replenishment by digesting food to make nutrients like amino acids, vitamins, and minerals more bioavailable.


Both bile and pancreatic enzymes circulate in the blood supply to perform a variety of fascinating functions in the body. An excess of pancreatic enzymes, for example, was designed to be released by the pancreas. Pancreatic enzymes are meant to be used up only partially in the digestive process, and then absorbed by the gut into the blood supply to circulate throughout the body in search of cancer cells and certain types of pathogens. Pancreatic enzymes are meant to travel to the uterus to control overgrowth of endometrium and placenta cells. If your diet does not leave behind an excess of pancreatic enzymes to be absorbed for circulation throughout the body, this can lead to infertility and reproductive system malfunction like endometriosis. Digestive enzymes are a cure for endometriosis as a substance that either tells certain cells when to stop proliferating and that digests food into specific nutrients that tell endometrial and trophoblast cells when to stop proliferating.


Please read this in-depth discussion about Enzyme Therapy to learn more about how to use digestive enzymes as a cure for endometriosis, gestational trophoblastic disease, infertility, hyperemesis gravidarum, and even simple morning sickness.


Pancreatic Enzyme Therapy Protocol as a Natural Cure for Infertility in Women


Needless to say, pancreatic enzymes seem to play a role in the trophoblastic “knowing” about when to start and stop growing. They also seem to play a role (along with bile and the other digestive enzymes) in telling the endometrial cells when to stop proliferating. 


Pancreatic enzyme therapy includes the following treatments which positively impact all forms of infertility including the malignant choriocarcinoma, a type of cancer during pregnancy. The protocol outlined below includes nutrients to address common nutrient deficiencies during pregnancy as well as amino acids, trace minerals (in sea water supplements), and enzymes:



Note: Take all of the pancreatic enzymes for best results as a natural treatment for infertility. Note that trypsin and chymotrypsin specifically impact lung disease and uterine fibroids and can be used as a cure for serious fibrotic diseases. Read more about the use of trypsin / chymotrypsin to cure cystic fibrosis here.

Using Diet to Restore Enzymes Levels: To Be Vegan or Not to Be Vegan

Above, we discussed how pancreatic enzymes can cause serious health problems like cancer and, in terms of fertility, pancreatic enzymes play a role in the trophoblast that connects the embryo to the placenta. Right at the moment, we’re exploring the caveat regarding veganism and the question, “is veganism good for fertility”? Though the answer would generally be “No…don’t eat a vegan diet if you want to get pregnant!” there are exceptions to this rule.


Prior to conception, eating a vegan or vegetarian diet can take the load off your liver, gallbladder, and pancreas to help those organs restore their enzyme levels to normal, but only if your vegan / vegetarian diet doesn’t include heated oils, trans fats, hydrogenated oils, or any of the various refined oils that can consume a lot of bile acids and that disrupt absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. A pre-conception diet should also not include things like refined sugars and corn syrup products, though stevia, or raw, organic honey is okay for most women. Following The China Study Diet for fertility is a balanced option as a fertility diet in terms of nutrition for women who are working to restore fertility levels to normal. Read more about The China Study Diet here.


Fertility Diet for Women


As a fertility diet plan for women, The China Study Diet is a vegetarian diet that encourages consumption of up to 5% animal products which allows women to access the nutrients and amino acids that are not as available in a strictly plant-based, vegan diet. At the same time, this diet promotes the manufacture of pancreatic enzymes and bile by the liver and pancreas. 


One of the most important fertility diet recipes is the Budwig Smoothie which was developed to include animal products from organically raised, grass-fed cows. If you’re wanting to use diet to treat fertility issues, you should consider drinking at least one or maybe two Budwig Smoothies daily as your 5% daily rationing of animal products. This is a high amino acid, high nutrient smoothie, that also provides healthy fats to women who are trying to boost fertility. Drink the smoothie while sitting in the sun without sunscreen (sunscreen should be actively shunned by any woman who wishes to become pregnant—or any woman who wishes to be healthy). The Budwig Smoothie is another cure for cancer, but keep in mind, it was developed to include grass-fed, organic cottage cheese, not the industrialized animal products that are on grocery shelves today. Read more about the Budwig Diet as a cure for cancer here.

Enzyme Deficiency, Amino Acid Deficiency, Nutrient Deficiency and Infertility


If you eat a vegan diet full of fried vegetables, trans fats, refined heated oils, etc., you’re just as likely to be enzyme deficient as someone who eats an animal-based diet because amino acids are the building blocks of enzymes. Vegans and vegetarians have access to fewer aminos than someone who eats animal products because plants contain a different profile of aminos and often they lack essentials like L-tyrosine and L-tryptophan. Indeed, GMO plants are engineered to not produce vitamin K2, L-tyrosine, and L-tryptophan, as well as methylfolate / vitamin B9. Avoid GMO plants and plants that have been sprayed with RoundUp / glyphosate to improve your access to these vital nutrients, particularly if you’re vegan or vegetarian. Eating GMO products and plant-foods that have been sprayed with organophosphates or bromide-containing insecticides makes iodine and vitamin K2 nutrient deficiencies much more serious. Read more about the problem of bromide-containing insecticides and organophosphates here.


If you eat a vegan diet full of fried vegetables, trans fats, refined heated oils, etc., you’re just as likely to be enzyme deficient as someone who eats an animal-based diet because amino acids are the building blocks of enzymes. Vegans and vegetarians have access to fewer aminos than someone who eats animal products because plants contain a different profile of aminos and often they lack essentials like L-tyrosine and L-tryptophan that we’ve discussed in depth as essential for general health. Indeed, GMO plants are engineered to not produce vitamin K2, L-tyrosine, and L-tryptophan, as well as methylfolate / vitamin B9 (the nutrient that prevents neural tube defects). Avoid GMO plants and plants that have been sprayed with RoundUp / glyphosate to improve your access to these vital nutrients, particularly if you’re vegan or vegetarian. Eating GMO products and plant-foods that have been sprayed with organophosphates or bromide-containing insecticides makes iodine and vitamin K2 nutrient deficiencies much more serious too. Read more about the problem of bromide-containing insecticides and organophosphates here.

Histotroph: Essential Amino Acids for Early Conception

Amino acids regulate cellular metabolism, the differentiation of cells, cellular proliferation, and cellular growth during the early phases of fertilization and during early pregnancy. Different amino acids play different roles in the mother’s body and in the embryo’s body, but fertility and the earliest phases of conception depend on an array of amino acids that are secreted into the histotroph, a substance secreted by the uterus that feeds the mass of cells prior to implantation in the uterus. A deficiency of amino acids can thus lead to a deficiency of essential nutrients used by the embryo in the earliest stages of its life after conception, to grow and to develop. Many women lose pregnancies in these early stages of an embryo’s development due to amino acid deficiencies that need to be corrected to carry a healthy baby to full term.

Additionally, amino acids play other important roles in reproductive health. So if you’ve never considered amino acids and you’re trying to conceive but can’t, consider taking an essential amino acid supplement. If you improve your amino acid profile, your liver and pancreatic enzyme levels (along with other enzymes in your body) will correspondingly improve because enzymes are made from amino acids. Note that the body can produce all of the amino acids needed for general health from the essential amino acids that are found in this product.

Specific Amino Acids and Their Role in Reproduction

Amino acids play a role in cellular metabolism, cellular proliferation, cellular differentiation, and cellular growth. They work in unison with certain nutrients like iodine and vitamin K2, vitamin B9 / methylfolate, and vitamin B12 to build a new human being and ensure that a woman’s reproductive organs work normally and cycle in sync with day, night, and monthly rhythms. So amino acids are foundational as a natural treatment for infertility in women.


We’ve already talked about L-tyrosine and L-tryptophan as well as L-dopa, but now, let’s talk about histotroph in the fallopian tubes and uterine secretions. Histotroph is what feeds a brand-new embryo after it is first fertilized and it contains some specific amino acids. The tissues of the uterus naturally secrete and transport molecules and nutrients as histotroph. Before an embryo has fully taken shape and implanted in the uterus, histotroph is an amino-acid rich substance that a developing embryo absorbs to support its growth and development. These amino acids include:

  • Arginine – 

    • Studies have shown that arginine supplementation can enhance embryonic implantation. Arginine and lysine work together and sometimes they oppose each other. 
  • Lysine – 

    • Lysine is an analogue of arginine and it works as an “antimetabolite” that works against arginine sometimes in the body. 
  • Histidine

    • In addition to its role in histotroph formation, histidine is an essential amino acid that’s essential in the production of histamine. Histamine plays a role in sleep-wake regulation and also in memory formation and release (such as the release of traumatic memories).
  • Glutamine – 

    • L-glutamine supports intestinal lining health and immune function.
  • Serine

    • Serine isn’t an essential amino acid because it can be manufactured from glycine.
  • Methionine

    • Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays a huge role in detoxification of the body. It is also essential for the growth of new blood vessels in the body including those involving an embryo and the placenta.

Malnutrition During Pregnancy: Amino Acids That Cause Fetal Growth Restriction

The following amino acids promote fetal growth through various mechanisms of action. They also modulate fetal programming. Women who are deficient in these amino acids may have low birth weight babies:

  • Glycine – 

    • Glycine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that prevents our muscles from contracting except on cue.
  • Leucine

    • Leucine is one of 3 branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). It plays a role in providing energy to muscle cells. Leucine can be used to prevent epileptic seizures in epileptics.
  • Taurine

    • Taurine can be made from cysteine or methionine, but women often benefit from taking taurine as a fertility boosting amino acid. This amino is also sometimes referred to as “the wonder molecule”. Women who are vegan or vegetarian may be deficient in taurine which can cause infertility. Women who have been on synthetic hormones or birth control pills may also be deficient in taurine.

Cysteine, Detoxification, and More…

L-Cysteine is the natural form of N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) that we talk about in comparison with the drug Guaifenesin as a fertility enhancer that works by 1) detoxifying the body more quickly and 2) by thinning cervical mucus to make it easier for sperm to meet with an egg for fertilization. But L-Cysteine does more than that. This amino acid can work miracles in terms of mental health for women who have experienced trauma due to infertility. So cysteine is yet another amino acid that helps reduce stress levels naturally to conceive more easily. 

Read more here about the use of NAC, another form of the amino acid L-Cysteine, as a cure for certain types of infertility in women.

The Limiting Amino Acid and Amino Acid Supplementation Guidelines for Women

A “limiting amino acid” is an essential amino acid that is most deficient and farthest from meeting a person’s nutritional needs. Basically, if you have a deficiency of one essential amino acid, a cascade of other amino acid deficiencies can occur. For this reason, we generally recommend that women supplement with the 9 essential amino acids for fertility though it may also be valuable for them to supplement with the conditionally essential aminos as well. 

Taurine supplementation is also recommended because of the role that taurine plays in fertility, general health, and early childhood development.

If you suffer from infertility depression or PTSD related to infertility treatments, L-tyrosine and L-tryptophan supplements will be important for you as well as Taurine. Mucuna pruriens supplementation at 6000 mg per day can be life changing for women with infertility trauma too. Some women also work with Lithium Orotate at 100 mg per day in combination with Mucuna to further boost fertility and general health while simultaneously improving their mental state and mood.  All of these supplements can improve your chances of conceiving a baby in certain situations while simultaneously improving mood and helping you deal with infertility trauma.

Supplement with Enzymes for Proper Nutrient Absorption

Digestive enzyme deficiencies naturally lead to other nutrient deficiencies which is not a small problem, though nutrition is entirely understated by conventional medicine doctors. Addressing amino acid deficiencies and enzyme deficiencies will improve your body’s ability to digest all foods as well as all nutrient supplements. Consider, for example, women who take omega fatty acid supplements by mouth only to have the entire supplement pop out entirely intact 24 hours later in a bowel movement. This is something that happens to people who are enzyme and amino acid deficient. Of course, this is an extreme case of enzyme and amino acid deficiency but in people with slightly less serious amino acid and enzyme deficiencies, supplements may be partially but not fully digested, leading to digestive irritation, gas, bloating, and headaches. Partial digestion of nutrients is almost as bad as total inability to digest a nutritional supplement in many cases. 

Enzyme and amino acid deficiencies spiral into an inability to absorb vitamins and minerals from food or supplements. When this happens, people often develop serious health problems and they often receive a diagnosis of more than one serious disease. 

A young woman with an enzyme and amino acid deficiency may be taking vitamin and mineral supplements, but be unable to digest and absorb them which causes the body to shut down reproductive function in an effort to just keep the woman alive on minimal access to nutrients.


Supplements and Fertility Diet for Women: Summary

Combine The China Study Diet with The Budwig Protocol as a fertility diet for women. Follow a combination of these two diets (by consuming the Budwig Smoothie while following The China Study recipes) along with taking the various supplements that we discuss above:

Follow a diet of moderation as a cure for infertility. Eat some animal products and also take enzyme supplements with meals to ensure that your food is digested and able to be assimilated in the form of vitamins and nutrients. 

Also download The Gallbladder and Beyond Book here to learn more about how the gallbladder affects fertility and pregnancy and how you can get rid of gallstones without surgery and restore health to the gallbladder to minimize or eliminate morning sickness. 

Final Note on Fertility Issues, Infertility Depression, and Mucuna pruriens

Mucuna pruriens is an herbal supplement and a miracle bean that contains the natural amino acid L-Dopa (not to be confused with the pharmaceutical of the same name which is chemically different). Mucuna is one of my favorite herbs because it proves itself to people very quickly in terms of what it can do. Many women who take Mucuna pruriens experience a noticeable “lift” as a natural treatment for infertility depression within only hours after taking their first dose. This herb can help women who have been through traumatic fertility treatments like IVF, find meaning in their experiences and overcome their trauma to go on to better things.

Mucuna is also a cure for infertility and depending on the reasons behind your fertility problems, Mucuna may, in some cases, be able to improve fertility levels naturally. It is vital though, that you read about how to use Mucuna pruriens as an herbal remedy for infertility in women because you have to take this herb on a schedule in order for it to work properly in this context. Men can take Mucuna long-term to improve their testosterone and fertility levels, and women can also take Mucuna long-term in high doses if they aren’t trying to become pregnant, but women who are trying to conceive should read more here about how to use Mucuna to improve their chances of conceiving

In this article, we talk about the use of Mucuna as a powerful, natural cure for depression including infertility depression. 

Amino Acid Supplements for Infertility: Dosing and Protocol

The following amino acid supplements should be taken according to the schedule below for best results. Larger aminos like L-phenylalanine or the Branched Chain Amino Acids should not be taken at the same time as smaller aminos like L-Dopa (found in Mucuna) because the bigger amino molecules can clog up the blood brain barrier access needed by smaller aminos like L-Dopa. 


  • Mucuna pruriens / L-dopa – Administer 4 times per day at 1500 mg for a total of 6000 mg per day. Women who wish to treat trauma or low mood should take this herb continuously for 5 months at this dose. When trying to conceive, stop taking Mucuna at the beginning of your period. Taking this medicine continuously for 5 months will improve your ability to conceive as long as you stop taking it just prior to conception.
  • Essential Amino Acid Supplement – Administer 1 capsule daily at least 1 hour before or after a Mucuna pruriens supplement.
  • Taurine Supplement – Take 1500 mg per day with the Essential Amino Acid Supplement.
  • L-Cysteine – Administer up to 4000 mg of L-Cystiene per day (in divided doses of 2000 mg each taken in the early morning and late evening separately from the other aminos) to thin cervical mucus, promote detoxification of the body, and facilitate the meeting of sperm and egg.


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Other Important Links:

Iodine Therapy for Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, and Other Reproductive Organ Cancers

The Vitamin B17 – Laetrile – Amygdalin Cancer Cure

How to Use Enzyme Therapy for Better Digestion, to Prevent Cancer, Cure Autoimmune Disease and Reclaim Your Health

Mucuna pruriens, Fertility, and General Sexual Health – How to Use the Mucuna Bean to Treat Male and Female Infertility Naturally

Supplements and Amino Acids for Addiction: Kick Any Habit Easily without Withdrawals

Pancreatic Enzyme Therapy – Dr. Kelley’s Enzyme Therapy – Dr. John Beard’s Therapy for Cancer

How to Decalcify the Pineal Gland: Natural Treatment for Female Infertility and Male Infertility

The China Study: Dietary Guidelines for Cancer Patients

The Budwig Cancer Protocol – The Flax Oil and Cottage Cheese Diet

Vitamin K2 Ovarian Cancer Cure and Leukemia Cure for Children and Adults

Government Sponsored Nutrient Deficiencies and Synthetic Nutrient Poisons: A Serious Look at Organophosphate and Bromide Insecticide Exposure and Poisoning

Sodium Bicarbonate Cancer Treatment– Baking Soda Cancer Protocol – Simonici Therapy for Cancer and Other Diseases



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