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Infertility is the failure to conceive after a months of regular sexual activity and perhaps years. It may also mean the inability to carry a pregnancy to birth. An estimated 1 in 5 couples in the United States has infertility problems. For women,  the more common causes of infertility are blocked fallopian tubes, ovary failure, endometriosis, poor nutrition, toxins, and fibroids in the uterus. Some women develop antibodies to their partner's sperm in effect becoming allergic to them. Stress and fear also play a major role affecting fertility. For men, the most common problem is low sperm count or an anatomical abnormality. Several things may effect sperm count like: exposure to toxins, radiation, excessive heat, testicle injury, endocrine disorders, alcohol consumption, recent acute illness, and poor diet.

Infertility is NOT an inconvenience; it is really a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body's ability to perform the basic function of reproduction. Infertility affects over 6.1 million people in the USA about 10% of the reproductive age population. Infertility affects both men and women equally. Most infertility cases 85% to 90% are treated with conventional medical therapies such as medication or surgery. While vital for some patients, in vitro fertilization and similar treatments account for less than 5% of infertility services, and only three hundredths of one percent (.003%) of USA health care costs.

Infertility what is it? ... Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs one of the body's most basic functions: the conception of children. Conception is a complicated process that depends upon many factors: on the production of healthy sperm by the man and healthy eggs by the woman; unblocked fallopian tubes that allow the sperm to reach the egg; the sperm's ability to fertilize the egg when they meet; the ability of the fertilized egg or embryo to become implanted in the woman's uterus; and sufficient embryo quality. Finally, for the pregnancy to continue to full term, the embryo must be healthy and the woman's hormonal environment adequate for its proper development. When just one of these factors is affected then infertility may result.

Infertility what causes it? ... No one can be blamed for infertility any more than anyone is to blame for diabetes or leukemia. In rough terms, about 33% of infertility cases can be attributed to male factors, and about 33% to factors that affect women. For the remaining 34% of infertile couples, infertility is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, in about 20% of cases, is unexplained. The most common male infertility factors include azoospermia where no sperm cells are produced and oligospermia where few sperm cells are produced. Sometimes, sperm cells are malformed or they die before they can reach the egg. In rare cases, infertility in men is caused by a genetic disease such as cystic fibrosis or a chromosomal abnormality. The most common female infertility factor is an ovulation disorder. Other causes of female infertility include blocked fallopian tubes, which can occur when a woman has had pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis a sometimes painful condition causing both adhesions and cysts. Congenital anomalies or birth defects involving the structure of the woman's uterus and uterine fibroids which are associated with repeated miscarriages.

It is important that both the woman and man use nutritional supplementation to help with fertility issues and the associated stress and secondary health issues caused by the problem the couple faces concerning wanting to have a baby. The following supplementation program and other changes to make should be used by both wife and husband for the best chances of a successful pregnancy.


Nutrient / Supplement Importance
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Helpful notes
Essential fatty acids 10 Very important for normal glandular function, especially in the reproductive system. Fatty acids are found in omega fatty acids from fish oil, flax seed oil, and borage seed oil.
Multi-vitamin & Mineral supplement 10 contains vitamin A, vitamin B , vitamin C, vitamin E, manganese, selenium, and zinc which all are helpful in both the treatment and prevention of infertility. This also helps with the developing fetus and the quality of breast milk. A daily supplement provides nutrients required for good general health and well being.
Aloe Vera 9 the herb aloe vera helps to reduce stress
Zinc 9 mineral that is important for healthy operation of both the reproductive and immune systems
vitamin C 9 important for sperm production, keeps the sperm from
clumping and helps make them more motile.
Bioflavonoids 9 important in sperm production and works with vitamin C
Selenium 9 a deficiency can lead to low sperm counts and has been linked to sterility in men and infertility in women. This mineral may be found in a good multi-vitamin mineral supplement.
Manganese 8 this mineral helps to maintain proper sex hormone levels
Black Cohosh  8 Native Americans long knew: Black cohosh is an herbal aid for all sorts of female-specific health problems.
Saw Palmetto 9 herb that is very good for men 
Grape seed extract 9 aid in sperm count 
Chicory 8 herb that works well with dandelion with purifying properties
Ginseng 10 herb used for women and men both
Licorice 9 herb used by women and men
Gotu kola 8 herb used by women
Methionine 8 helps with sperm count and also may aide in sperm
motility. It may also help with stress problems.
Damiana 8 herb used as an aphrodisiac, sexual aid, and for infertility
vitamin A 8 aides in reproductive gland function
Carotenoids 8 antioxidants that work with vitamin A
vitamin B complex 8 the B vitamin family maintains sex hormone levels, reduce stress, and important for reproductive gland function
Pantothenic acid 8 vitamin B5 aids sex hormone production
Pyridoxine 8 vitamin B6 required for DNA and RNA synthesis
vitamin B12 8 maintains fertility



Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else

All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or to administer to any physical ailments.
In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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........Symmetry herbal and nutritional products for Women, Children, and Men includes vitamins, herb supplements, skin care, weight loss, water filters, sport's nutrition, and health maintenance. Giving you and your family an alternative natural way for prevention and healing treatment of disease - also to aid in well being of mind, body, and spirit.