10 Things Your Guy Can Do To Improve His Fertility

• Visit The Dentist: Make sure your husband has his teeth cleaned, thus eliminating the possibility of infections in the gums or teeth.

• Consider His Weight: Too much or too little body fat can disrupt production of reproductive hormones, thus reducing sperm count. Try to help your husband/partner lose weight, especially scrotal fat, which can act like a warm blanket over the scrotum and elevate sperm temperatures, which in turn, kill and immobilize sperm. Excess fat around the waist is often associated with decreased male fertility.

• Reduce Stress: Encourage your husband/partner to take steps to reduce stress, as stress has been shown to negatively impact male reproductive hormones and lower testosterone.

• Drink Lots of Water: Make sure your partner is drinking plenty of high-quality, filtered water each day.

• Touch, Touch and Touch Some More: Stimulation increases hormones and improves fertility. Touch each other at length before intercourse to increase hormones, both his and yours.

• Ejaculate Often: Sex is good for sperm, because the less time spent in storage, the higher quality it will be and less DNA damage.

• Enjoy More Sunshine: Encourage your guy to get outside 10 to 15 minutes a day.

• Balance The Body’s Flora: Eating a diet rich in nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables can help encourage healthy sperm. Limit sugar, processed foods and encourage your guy to take a probiotic to improve digestive health and reduce inflammation. Reducing the amount of gluten consumed is also important.

• Alkalize His Body With Greens: Lots of healthy vegetables can help restore the acid-alkaline balance in the reproductive system to the proper sperm pH. A diet high in acid-producing foods such as meat, white flour, sugar, alcohol, coffee and soft drinks is to be avoided.

• Nourish His Endocrine System: The endocrine system is responsible for hormone production and secretions. Low sperm count or morphology is often caused by hormonal imbalance, and an over-stressed endocrine system.


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Holistic and Alternative Health Treatments to Consider For Men

• Acupuncture: Acupuncture has been known to help men who have a low sperm count. It may be helpful for your partner to begin weekly or twice-weekly acupuncture treatments.
Make sure to let the acupuncturist know that you are looking to strengthen your husband’s sperm Acupuncture points can help redirect Qi (energy) to key points in the body that assist in the smooth flow of blood to the penis and scrotum.


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Emotional Healing Through Kinesiology

Applied kinesiology can provide you with some incredible emotional healing from trauma or sadness trapped in your body.

Our emotions have a physical component and can be energetically trapped in our body, impacting not only our emotional self, but our physical self too.

Sometimes, an event or experience can be so painful, that the emotional trauma of it physically lodges itself permanently in the body. This explains why some memories, betrayals, and traumas can feel so recent decades after they occurred, even when we try to let go and forget them.

In applied kinesiology, a chiropractor or holistic practitioner will use what is referred to a “the gun” or activator to release trauma and emotional pain in your body.

One way to help release trapped traumas in your body is to write a list of all the people, experiences, and events in your life that have hurt you. Give the kinesiologist this list, and ask them to muscle test and locate where these memories have physicall lodged themselves in your body. Once found, the kinesiologist can activate the “gun” to release or free these emotional energy blocks in your body. Once these traumas leave your body, you’ll find yourself feeling better, both emotionally and physically. Your body will no longer be weighed down by intensely negative emotions that do impact your organs and entire body system.


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Naturopathic Doctors and Infertility

There are primary care physicians who have also attended naturopathic medical school. They emphasize prevention and self-healing, while focused on identifying the underlying causes of disease. Some of the modalities used in naturopathic medicine to treat infertility include nutrition, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, along with conventional medicine.


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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Infertility

When practitioners of Chinese medicine treat infertility, they work to balance the ‘foundation’ of the body and the qi, or life energy, that flows through the body, through herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, dietary therapy and exercise. Emotions, sleeping and eating habits, are all looked at in determining the root cause of infertility. They may treat infertility by suggesting increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, through acupuncture, massage or exercise. Sometimes they treat infertility by recommending patients avoiding dampness and damp foods such as cheese, butter, alcohol, humid environments and moist basements.

In Chinese medicine, healing one’s emotions is key to healing infertility. Two of the most common organs related to fertility are the liver and the lungs. The lungs are related to sadness, grief and holding on, while the liver is connected to frustration, stress, desire and anger. Calming the mind through acupuncture and saying positive affirmations can help. Being receptive to conception is also important. To do this, think: warm, enveloping, holding, supportive thoughts.


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Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a great way to release and unblock emotional traumas or negative patterns that may be affecting your fertility. Homeopathy works on the principle of ‘like cures like’ and brings the body into balance. Homeopathy uses substances found in nature to give the body the push it needs to begin healing itself.

Homeopathy can be used to treat recurrent miscarriage, irregular ovulation, weakened immune system, and other causes of infertility.

Homeopathy is tailored specifically to each individual’s needs according to their symptoms, lifestyle, mental and physical health. Questions like sleep habits, personality, and history will be asked. Treatments are comprised of small doses of what are known as homeopathic remedies.

I did homeopathy when trying to get pregnant for a second time, and within weeks, I could feel some painful emotions leave my body permanently. If trying homeopathy, be sure to select a practitioner experienced in working with infertility.

Common cures include Agnus Castus, also known as Vitex, Sepia 6c for irregular or absent ovulation, Sabin 6c for women who suffer from miscarriages, Phosphorus for treating stress related to infertility and Lycopodium for women who suffer from a dry vagina. The remedies come in tablets, liquid or pellets and are placed under the tongue so they dissolve and are easily absorbed into the system.


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Blood Type Diet

The body has a chemical reaction to the foods you eat, and some holistic practitioners feel there is some benefit to eating in a way that is compatible with your blood type.

If you cannot follow this diet completely, it may help to just be aware of your blood type and take note if you feel more or less energized when you eat foods according to blood type.

There are many books available on eating for your blood type.


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