Male Fertility: We Are In This Together15 August, 2015
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Men have the same challenges, and similar solutions, for increasing rates of infertility world-wide.

Women with PCOS, whose normal, healthy reproductive lives are more likely to produce babies when mom achieves a more mature age, often go through many years of struggle and enormous expense before eventually conceiving. Research shows that male fertility is also in a serious decline world wide, and many of the factors responsible are familiar to women who have studied their own PCOS physiology. Men are subject to damage to their reproductive function thanks to the same hormone-disrupting chemical pollutions in our environment that contribute to dysfunction with PCOS; many very common medications also interfere with male fertility. Obesity, which effects a majority of males in North America, suppresses fertility in multiple ways and psychological stress has also been clearly linked to reduced fertility in men. In consultation with me, a couple can learn which potent natural medicine solutions to the environmental, metabolic and emotional impacts on male fertility make sense to consider in your own specific circumstances. Consider consultation! 

The following advice is useful for every man wanting to maximize his fertility as his wife makes a similar commitment:


General measures specific to male fertility:

  • Maintain scrotal temperatures between 94 and 96 degrees
  • Identify and eliminate environmental toxins - EAT ORGANIC!
  • Avoid drugs whenever possible, especially anti-hypertensives and anti-inflammatory drugs. If you rely on these, see a ND to help you minimize your need for prescription drugs.
  • Minimize saturated fats, hydrogenated oils, “old” oil (french fries, other fast food, packaged food), trans-fatty acids (margarine, candy, esp. chocolates) and cottonseed oil (packaged foods)
  • Eat at least 2 cups, better 4 cups of steamed or raw, fresh organic vegetables daily-the more colorful, the better (carotenoid and anti-oxidant rich)
  • Eat daily small (1/8 to 1/4) cup snacks of nuts and seeds. 
  • Eat 2 to 3 fresh whole organically grown fruits daily (minimize juices as these are primarily carbohydrate without the important fiber content)
  • Eat “clean” meat, game or organically grown meats free of hormones and pesticides
  • Eat legumes, especially soy, regularly; these will help bind “bad” estrogens as well as provide raw material for manufacturing testosterone.
  • There are many natural medicines and nutritional supplements that also contribute meaningfully to male fertility. Find out which ones are the best medicine for YOU, visit  PCOSConsultations.com


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