Infertility-Next Book In The ‘Back To Nature’s Healing‘ Series
The problem of infertility in young couples is raising every year. More and more, chemicals are being linked to infertility as well as health-defeating lifestyle choices. And men and women are affected. At one time it was thought the problems lay with the female – we know know that is not true. In January, I plan to author a book on Infertility, but to give you something to think about until then, the following have been linked to this problem:
According to Reuters:
“Environmentalists, consumer groups and plant scientists from several countries are warning that heavy use of the chemical over the years is causing dangerous problems for plants, people and animals alike.”
2) Avoid other chemicals such as heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, lead) and environmental chemicals: phthalates in plastic food containers, cling wraps, vinyl flooring – VCH chemicals used in rubber tires, plastics and pesticides – PAH – released from cigarettes, car fumes and road tar.
3) Eat organically, chemical-free and choose ‘good fats’ What are good fats? Good fats include monounsaturated fats in olive oil, polyunsaturated fats in oily fish and nuts and midchain fatty acids found in coconut oil.
For cooking use clarified butter (ghee) or coconut butter (without flavour) as they do not become unstable when heated.
For non-heated oil requirements (salads etc) use cold pressed olive oil, flaxseed oil and nut oils.
Avoid the dangerous fats. Did you know — consuming trans fats hidden in foods such as; doughnuts, biscuits, lollies, candy, chocolate, chips, pies, fries, take aways and thousands of other foods may increase your risk of infertility by as much as 70 percent?
Scientists from the Harvard University School of Public Health advise women wanting to get pregnant to avoid all trans fats. The sole purpose of adding trans fats to food is to extend its shelf life. To minimize your consumption of trans fats be diligent about reading the ingredients and avoid the most likely culprits altogether. Trans fats are mostly listed as ‘hydrogenated fat’ or ‘hardened vegetable fat’ or simply ‘vegetable fat.’
Avoid smoking, coffee and alcohol when trying to conceive.
You may not want to hear this, but drinking coffee decreases fertility. A large study from Connecticut found as little as 1 cup of coffee per day increases the risk of not conceiving by 55 percent. And if you have 2-3 cups per day that risk rises to 100 percent and continues to increase with an additional cup up to 176 percent. And did you know that women who drank coffee before and during pregnancy had twice the risk of miscarriage?
Alcohol is harmful to women’s eggs and men’s sperm and as little as one glass can reduce fertility by 50 percent! This can further lead to damage of the developing embryo and may result in miscarriage. And although it’s been known for a long time that drinking while pregnant is a no-no, drinking before pregnancy has been largely ignored.
This doesn’t stop with coffee and alcohol. Smoking and recreational drugs can also reduce your odds of conception. A study tested the effects of cigarette smoking on semen quality in men and found that sperm motility (ability to propel forward) decreased in light smokers while heavy smoking produced abnormal sperm shape. Scientists have discovered that quitting smoking may increase sperm count in men who quit smoking for 5-15 months by 50 percent to 800 percent respectively.
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Anti-Aging – Keeping Boomers Healthy:
The next book will centre on Anti-Aging – A Manual For Boomers. 76 million in the USA alone and about 12.6 million in Canada They hold some 80% of the nation’s wealth. They want to age well and healthy and unlike many of their parents – without a mass of prescription drugs. For the most part, they’ve done well financially and want to be healthy and active to enjoy it.
We now know more than ever how the body ages at a cellular level and what we can do to optimize our health and vitality in our later years.
There is quite the list of things to eat and do for optimal aging. A short summary would include:
Eating foods with high density vitamin-mineral combinations occurring naturally such as dark leafy greens, dark red-purple fruit and veg, and naturally high levels of glutathione-producing elements such as in broccoli and avocado.
Glutathione is your body’s number one antioxidant as I’ve written about in my book “Glutathione – There’s No Life Without It”
Blueberries for example give a great boost to aging well. They:
• Reduce your cancer risk
• Reduce cholesterol levels
• Prevent heart disease and stroke
• Protect you from Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases
• Reverse short term memory loss and prevent brain aging
• Relieve symptoms of arthritis
• Fight infection and support your immune system
• Improve urinary tract health
• Improve your vision and the health of your eyes
• Black raspberries are potent cancer fighters as well, with about three times the amount of antioxidants found in blueberries. These berries can be harder to find than other varieties because they’re grown in smaller quantities. It’s harder still to find them fresh, so you may need to look for them frozen.
• Cherries are rich in queritrin, a flavonoid, and ellagic acid. Both are potent anti-cancer agents.
• Strawberries contain phytonutrients, natural anti-inflammatory agents that also protect your heart and have cancer fighting properties.
• Blackberries contain antioxidants, ellagic acid, and vitamins C and E, all of which may reduce cancer risk and fight chronic disease.
• Cranberries are loaded with polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant. Studies show they may inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and reduce the risk of stomach ulcers and gum disease.
• Acai berries, from Brazil, contain antioxidants with the power to destroy cultured human cancer cells. Amazingly, these berries triggered self-destruction of over 85 percent of leukemia cells tested.
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