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.
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|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.
& Mineral supplement
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.
|the herb aloe vera helps to reduce
|mineral that is important for healthy operation of
the reproductive and immune systems
|important for sperm production,
keeps the sperm from
clumping and helps make them more motile.
|important in sperm production and
works with vitamin C
|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
|this mineral helps to maintain
| Native Americans long knew: Black cohosh is an herbal aid for all sorts of female-specific health problems.
|herb that is very good for men
|aid in sperm count
|herb that works
well with dandelion with purifying properties
|herb used for women and men both
|herb used by women and men
|herb used by women
|helps with sperm count and also
may aide in sperm
motility. It may also help with stress problems.
|herb used as an aphrodisiac,
sexual aid, and for infertility
|aides in reproductive gland
|antioxidants that work with
|the B vitamin family maintains sex hormone levels,
reduce stress, and important for reproductive gland
|vitamin B5 aids sex hormone
|vitamin B6 required for DNA and
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
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