Taking Charge of Your Fertility.

Via on Sep 11, 2010

Infertility is on the rise. Every year I see more people who are having difficulty getting and/or staying pregnant. The emotional and physical toll can be overwhelming.

Some of it has to do with people waiting until later in life to have children. Some of it is due to the high stress levels most of us experience. There are many environmental causes- pollution, plastic, pesticides, steroids in non-organic animal products- are a leading cause of infertility too. All of these can wreak havoc on your hormone levels, both men and women.

What else may be hindering your fertility

Obesity, diabetes, testosterone or steroids, too much exercise, smoking, too much or too little selenium, saw palmetto, weakened adrenal glands, caffeine and alcohol, hypothyroidism, and insufficient consumption of healthy fats.

Luckily, all of the above issues can be treated naturally.

Some suggestions for supplementation to increase your chance of conception. Please consult your physician.

For women

Magnesium – take as directed
Multi pre natal vitamin
Minimum 1,000 mg vitamin C daily
Zinc 50mg daily
B50 as directed
Folic acid 5 mg/day
PABA 100 mg 3 times a day- improve fertility in women with ‘glandular insufficiency”
Vitamin E 22 IU daily
Lycopene- 2 g day
CoQ10 100 mg twice daily
Before bed- Zinc, B50, and Magnesium taken together

For Men

Vitamin C- 1,000 mg a day may prevent sperm agglutination.
L-Arginine- 1,500- 2000 mg 2 times per day between meals increase sperm count
Vitamin B12- 1,000 mcg increase sperm count
L-Carnitine 1 g 3 times a day improve sperm count and function

For those of you struggling with this issue, there is hope. Even if you’ve tried IVF and other Western procedures, Chinese medicine is highly effective for treating infertility in men and women.

Live natural. Live well.

Heather

About Heather Lounsbury

Heather Lounsbury, L.Ac. is an acupuncturist, nutritionist, environmental activist and radio host. One of her goals is to put fast food and greenwashers out of business. She's available for phone consultations. Find her at livenaturallivewell.com.

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4 Responses to “Taking Charge of Your Fertility.”

  1. Jablonski says:

    Good article, Heather! One question though, about this line … "L-carnation 1 g 3 times a day improve sperm count and function"
    Should that be "L-Carnitine?" It looks like maybe your spell check went awry.

  2. Great article! Thank you!

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