Systems Biology

Systems Biology

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Better System. Better Balance.

Better Health.

Systems biology uses algorithms to measure body system balance in a holistic “real-life” forecast. We measure six Systems key to fertility health.​

The core issues for women with a Fluids personal fertility profile (PFP) revolve around improving the movement and nature of their body fluids. Body fluids account for about 60% of healthy adults, and when they move slowly, they tend to build up or become stickier, which causes heaviness, aching and tiredness. Although many Fluids PFPs have issues with their weight, the main problem they need to address is fluid metabolism, and once fluid dynamics improve, it’s a lot easier to resolve any weight concerns.

An ideal hydration level is about 60% for healthy adults (it falls on either side of a normal BMI), and the quality, movement and balance of body fluids are crucial for health. Imagine if our bodies had an extra 20% liquids, or if they were thinner or thicker! It would dramatically change blood flow and how we feel and function, yet fluids are generally overlooked as a significant health issue. The extra or thicker fluids that Fluids PFPs have makes tissues swell and reduce all types of circulation. If fluids congeal, they can form plugs that block glands or tubes and disrupt the rhythm of the menstrual cycle.

Circulation is essential for organ and muscle health, and when sticky fluids slow things down, it can create tiredness that usually improves with movement. Fluid problems are surprisingly common and can affect any part of the body, with typical signs of swelling, aching, woolly-headedness, dizziness or nausea. Because body fluids moisten our skin, the skin can reveal some common fluid imbalances:

  • Rough, dry skin indicates a lack of fluids
  • Oily skin indicates thicker fluids
  • Swollen, puffy skin is a build-up of fluids
  • Lumps and bumps form when fluids congeal
  • Acne is a combination of excess fluids and heat (the redder the spots)

Female fertility and Fluids

Body fluids play crucial roles in female fertility, and many women don’t get pregnant because they lack essential fluids or thickened fluids prevent conception. Healthy fluid balance is essential for natural pregnancy as fluids:

  • Fill the follicles in the ovaries
  • Form the fertile cervical mucus
  • Moisten the Fallopian tubes
  • Nourish sperm and embryos in the tubes
  • Fill the uterus in the fertile phase and aid implantation
  • Form a cervical plug that keeps baby safe in pregnancy
  • Amniotic fluids surround and protect the baby in the womb
  • Make milk after birth

Having a lack of fluids tends to affect Blood or Hot PFPs the most, but sometimes it’s an issue for Fluids PFPs when fluids are thick and obstructive enough to form “plugs” that prevent the release of liquids from glands. Women who experience this tend to notice a discharge across the month but little fertile mucus around ovulation because mucus plugs are blocking the small cervical glands that release “fertile mucus”.

A similar issue can affect the Fallopian tubes if the fluid from “peg cells” gets too thick and build-ups, preventing sperm or embryos from travelling along the tube. About 15% of women seeking help with fertility have tubal issues, and they increase the chances of ectopic pregnancies. Women getting a swollen abdomen or swollen and lumpy breasts before the period is a much more common example of fluids accumulating!

Fluid metabolism is strongly affected by hormone levels, and hormones are affected by fluids:

  • Women’s cervical mucus changes with sex hormone levels across the cycle
  • Blood sugar levels rise with increases in BMI
  • Weight increases with rises in insulin levels
  • Being overweight increases the levels of leptin released from fat cells
  • These dynamics alter fluid and hormone balance, which increases the risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Fluids, insulin and weight

Higher insulin and BMI encourage body fluids to become sticky, which makes it more likely to put on weight and struggle to control blood sugar levels. This has unfortunate consequences for female fertility as it can:

  • Lower ovulation rates
  • Reduce fertile mucus
  • Alter the microbiome in the vagina, womb and tubes
  • Create obstructions in Fallopian tubes
  • Reduce sex drive

There are SIX issues that encourage the development of Fluids PFP dynamics, and understanding their drivers makes it much easier for Fluids PFPs to reverse them.

Morefertile and Fluids PFP Women

Premium morefertile® membership gives you access to:

  1. Your secondary PFP (if you have one) 
  2. A rating for each profile and what the combination means for you
  3. Natural treatment options for PCOS, endometriosis and more
  4. Clear dietary advice and recipes
  5. Lifestyle changes to raise energy
  6. Discounts on supplements
  7. Access to cutting-edge testing

We also outline the best ways for Fluids PFPs to adjust their weight and manage stress to improve monthly conception rates.

The different profiles have different challenges and needs, which is all part of the PFP discussion, along with personalised ways to improve fertility health, and the tests and treatments most likely to be appropriate for you. The morefertile approach:

  • Is informative and empowering
  • Raises general and fertility health
  • Speeds up natural conception times
  • Improves IVF success rates
  • Increases resilience and lowers stress levels