Infertility has become a problem for many couples today. The issues could be something from the environment to a change in hormones. The result is many families are having a hard time conceiving a baby.
Let’s talk about possible causes of Infertility
For Both Male and Female:
Poor Nutrition can cause deficiencies of minerals or vitamins. Foods can also affect hormones, some of which are hormone disruptive. It has been proven that environmental chemicals, pesticides and pollutants are linked to cases of infertility.
Stress often creates changes in the body; tense muscles or nerves can affect the timing. If other organs are dealing with your stress, then the brain will tell the body its too busy to handle conception! Stress constricts blood vessels and nerves, including sexual organs, so use of foods to help open up these vessels are of extreme importance!
Radiation exposure can decrease sperm production or affect normal hormone and organ functions. This could be simply too much computer and phone use!
May have a low sperm count, a Zinc deficiency, heavy metal toxicity, or alcohol and marijuana can cause problems. Physical causes can be due to testicles which may not be functioning, prior surgeries, semen delivery issues, blockages or structural damage. Previous cancer therapy can reduce sperm as can excessive heat in the body, smoking, steroids or high fevers.
Endometriosos, POS (poly cystic ovary syndrome), amenorrhea and depression or anxiety could cause infertility. Physically there could be ovulation disorders due to hormone levels, excessive exercise, eating disorders, tumor or fibroid growths. Infertility could even be from thyroid problems, celiac disease or early menopause issues.
Solutions for Infertility
Many believe that the foods promoted for a healthy heart are also great for male and female sexual problems. For instance the Mediterranean- Asian diet is the best all around food groups. This food group is high in vegetables, fruit, complex carbohydrates and fish but low in meats, sweets and simple carbohydrates. The reason is because it is high in minerals and vitamins. It has Omega 3’s, it is anti -inflammatory, high in zinc, arginine, flavonids, potassium all which are beneficial to the body and therefore good for hormones and all organs!
Many times just relaxing and getting rid of the daily stress buildup can be enough to help conception happen naturally. So put on some soft music, spray some essential oils with sexual and calm overtones or whatever helps you to relax!
For impotency, try high zinc foods like oysters or other shell fish which contain the amino acids that help with testosterone release. Other zinc foods are sesame seeds celery, whole grains, lamb and ginger root.
Vitamin C and vitamin E can effect sperm health and sperm motility. Use Avocados and Lime together will cover both of these along with potassium which helps circulation of the blood.
Royal Jelly, in Traditional Chinese medicine, is considered a powerful tonic for strengthening both male and female reproductive systems.
Red, Red wine like Shakespeare said “It provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance”. So, go light on the wine , its Resveratrol and Quercetin helps the arteries dilate and flow better.
Chocolate has been called the “love food” for good reason. Especially the dark chocolate since it has the highest flavonoids, because it relaxes the tiny blood vessels of sexual organs and decreases high blood pressure.
Watermelon’s seductive crunch can heat things up in the bedroom. A compound called citrulline, acts like a slow dose of Viagra by increasing nitric oxide and accommodates more blood flow to the sexual organs.
Pumpkin has the curious ability to fire up performance in men. Studies by the Smell and Taste Research Foundation show that men who merely smell pumpkin pie get a 40% increase in blood flow to the penis.
The role of water to the body is not mysterious; if you do not drink enough your blood volume drops and there is less blood flow to the genital areas. Many Americans go through life in a state of mild to moderate dehydration. Research shows that men who are well-hydrated have better blood flow where it counts!
In general, foods that can make it worse are high in fats and sugars. Sometimes it may be drinking too much alcohol. Keeping it lean for love, is better than to much in the weight category.
Hopefully, several of these causes and solutions can help if you are having fertility problems.
The Healing Foods by James Duke