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ANTI- AGING | Fertility and Postpartum Recovery

by Katie McManigal, Peak Health Institute

optimizing our body’s function in order to achieve successful fertility

The process of growing/nourishing/and recovering from birthing a human baby is a task that requires an immense amount of calculated work by the human body. When we look at societal expectations surrounding these experiences, it’s safe to say the thought process is that we have little control over how that process plays out for each individual. Ability to conceive, how successful one is in their birthing ideals, and how the human body recovers from the process. While we are the first to admit there are certain things that are simply out of our control, science shows us that from a cellular optimization standpoint, we have a lot to gain in optimizing our body’s function in order to achieve successful fertility, birth, and postpartum recovery.

You see, no matter the goal, the body needs the same things to function at an optimal level. Some of these things are basic– sSleep, sunlight, nutrition and these can become more nuanced depending on each individuals’ genetic

makeup and environmental exposures.

These fall into the categories of mineral content, detoxification abilities, and cellular repair processes. At Peak Health Institute, we guide women in understanding the different system’s in their bodies and how achieving optimal function of those systems can scientifically change things on a cellular level in their body, for the better. It’s a myth that we have zero control over our health and our outcomes. We strive to empower women to know that their bodies are capable of so much more than the luck of the cards that they are handed.


Watch for Katie's feature column in Glancer Magazine throughout 2022 and 2023.


Katie McManigal is a board-certified nurse practitioner who specializes in functional and regenerative medicine. Her mission and passion are in bringing optimal health to each individual she serves. Katie completed her nurse practitioner degree at Purdue University and went on to open Peak Health Institute in Warrenville, IL. Peak Health Institute is a functional medicine and lifestyle clinic devoted to providing residents with the tools needed to optimize their health. Learn more at