Paradoxically,we live in the most fertile and infertile of times.Worldwide the population
climbs alarmingly,while at the same time,many of us seem unable to conceive.While Mother Earth strains to sustain an ever-growing
population,loving couples struggle with the heartbreak,despair,and feelings of physical inadequacy,that accompany infertility.
Not just Humans struggle with this problem.Evidence points to an increasing number of reproductive abnormalities among
Fish,Frogs,Alligators,and other Animals.Pollution is partly to blame;environmental contaminants have been linked to delayed
fertility among wild Birds and animals in the Great Lakes basin.At the same time dozens of studies seem to indicate that
male sperm counts,(among Adults),have dropped MORE THAN 50% BETWEEN 1938 and 1990.
Environmental Pollution is a broad category encompassing:Pesticides,Plastics,Food Wraps,and Chemicals known as "Hormone
Mimics".All of these substances appear to hinder the body's natural reproductive hormones."The McMaster Institute of Environment
and Health's Reproduction Environmental" research team reported that couples took longer to conceive when frequently exposed
to Common Chemicals,like Household Cleaners and Solvents,Paints and Gasoline.
According to researcher,Edmund R.Burke,of Colorado,even one caffinated soft drink,coffee,or tea a day,can diminish conception
ability as much as 50% Caffeine stimulates production of natural chemicals in the body that slow conception.
So,limit your exposure to damaging chemicals and pollutants.Purchase natural products for cleaning and bathing.A
few examples are:Vinegar,Lemon,Tea Tree Oil,or Lavendar Oil.
Quit smoking,and cut way back or avoid altogether,caffeine.Eat healthy foods like Organic Fruits and Vegtables,Juices,and
Milk.Add fiber- rich ,low- fat Grains,(for instance,Wheat bread,instead of White;Wheat Flour,instead of White), and Vegies
to your diet.Reduce consumption of,(or do away with altogether), fatty,cholesterol-laden Meats and Dairy products,(some
milk or cheese is ok,once or twice a week).In addition to a Vegetarian diet,(or a near- vegetarian diet), controlling our
weight,protecting our hearts,and giving us an abundance of cancer-fighting antioxidents,now the POWER OF PLANTS INCLUDES
YET ANOTHER PROFOUND ADVANTAGE:IT ENCOURAGES FERTILITY.
If you are trying to get pregnant,MODERATE YOUR WEIGHT.Both OVERWEIGHT and UNDERWEIGHT women experience trouble conceiving.MEN
too,must maintain at least a MINIMAL level of body fat to produce "Healthy" levels of sperm.To reproduce,Men and Women,
must store a minimum amount of body weight.Women with a "BODY MASS INDEX" below 17, often slow down their cycle or stop menstruating
altogether.Overweight women,with a "BODY MASS INDEX" of 27 or more,often have trouble with ovulation.(To find out more on
this subject,please refer to my "Overweight" page).
When researchers examined over 3,500 women with ovulatory infertility problems,at fertility clinics in Australia,they concluded
that this form of infertility is Highest in Obese and Severely Underweight women,with even Moderately Overweight or Underweight
women also being at risk.
Nutritional supplements can play a sigificant role in increasing your chances to conceive.Folic Acid may boost fertliity,as
may Vitamin C, Paba,(a B-complex vitamin),Vit.B-6, Zinc,and Iron.In one study done by Alan R. Gaby,MD,and Jonathan V.
Wright,MD,seven previously infertile women conceived within 28 weeks after starting an Iron and Vit.C program.In some
men,infertility results from a tendency of sperm cells to clump together.A daily Vit.C supplement reduces clumping
and protects sperm, from injury caused by toxins,like cigarette smoke. L-carnitine(an amino acid),and Zinc also play a
major role in the production and function of sperm.
Some possible Alternative Treatments or Herbs that boost female fertliity are:"Maca-Maca" (and /or) "Chasteberry".Women
should be taking the pills or drinking the tea,atleast two to three times a day.An IMPORTANT POINT to REMEMBER
is that if your body is UNHEALTHY in some way,taking a "FERTILITY HERB" ,will do LITTLE or NO GOOD.
For more info on the subject of infertility,contact me via e-mail. I have helped lots and lots of couples achieve fertility.
You should also check out the pages on "Pregnancy Dangers" and "What's in Your Soap and Bath Products".There is some VERY
IMPORTANT info that you NEED TO KNOW.