By Dr Brian Clement
Infertility is an ever growing problem among young couples in the western world. one third of those couples in the United states who are attempting to have a child are unable to and equal numbers are starting to plague the west european population. fertility clinics, which are reserved for the wealthiest members of our society,are overflowing with patients eager to conceive a beautiful baby of their own. sadly, most of their attempts, after exhausting enormous funds and sacrificing their health, are of no avail.
With this barrenness being relatively new, we have no long-term research into how physically and/or emotionally well these scientifically-manufactured offspring will be. We do know that their parents will be exhausted, both financially and physically. There is a Frankensteinian type of process going on when we are trying to supersede the natural biological function of creating and carrying a child. How far will we go before we realize that there is something quite wrong with the way humans are perpetuating our species? At no other time has there been such inability for those who desire children to have them. As a matter of fact, it was only three or four generations ago when the average family had a hard time containing themselves with less than ten children.
We have established a clear understanding that there are five major factors contributing to infertility. We will explore each of these concerns and suggest remedies.
1. Environmental Oestrogens
Many of the poisonous elements that we release from our manufacturing, medical and technologically based corporations carry a chemical formulation very similar to oestrogen. Human bodies cannot distinguish the difference between what naturally develops within them and those chemicals that have been synthetically produced. When male and female bodies are exposed to extraordinary levels of this hormone (or its mimicking deviant), a chain reaction occurs, sparking biochemical havoc. It is thoroughly understood by the legitimate scientific community that the ever increasing occurrences of cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, mental illness, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, miscarriages, and many other abnormalities are directly linked to these fabricated elements. Why, then, is it difficult for the fertility industry to take the small step to note that infertility is also directly linked to high oestrogen levels, both in males and females?
Out of the five factors for infertility, environmental oestrogens reign as the chief saboteur. By being aware of all of your exposures to it you can dramatically reduce the amount of these frightening chemicals in your body. Wearing natural fibre clothes, such as organic cotton, linen, flax, hemp, silk and wool will limit the noxious oestrogens that come from petroleum-based, man-made fibres. Use organic and earth friendly cleaning products, paints, and work/living environment related products. Avoid polluted areas and make sure that you have good ventilation in your surroundings. Additionally, for those who live in cities, use oxygen filtration systems to purify your air. There are many other factors; these are just some primary examples.
Even those of us who embrace a living foods lifestyle are subject to the potential of nutrient deficiencies. Can you imagine how much deficiency there is in the general population that does not have a clue about healthy choices? Working with these people on a daily basis, I can assure you that the depth of their problem is much greater. As the years and decades pass, our ongoing science continually reveals that the amount of stress that we are all subject to in our lives at best causes periodic nutritional deficiencies. The specific nutrient lacking can determine the fertility or infertility level an individual or couple possesses. Although there is little research conducted on this vital subject, it is evident that there are nutrients that promote or detract from conception.
The very first consideration when it comes to nutrition is making sure that your foods and supplements are either organic or wild-crafted. Protein is the next friend or foe in this mix. Lack of protein, which is actually more common among animal food consumers, reduces the amount and strength of red blood cells, the very core of all skeletal and organ structure. The greater this deficiency, the less chance one has to conceive. Protein deficiencies are not only isolated to meat and dairy consumers. There are many poor eaters in the vegan/ living food arena. In particular, those who believe they gain all the nutrients they need from food alone and the many who heavily rely on fruitarian type diets. In either case, consuming enough protein is essential in the process of developing healthy tissue. Easy choices are sprouts, fresh and seawater algaes, flower pollens and some nuts and seeds. Many fresh green plants also contain significant amounts of amino acids.
This is an excerpt of an article that was published in the Summer 2006 issue of Get Fresh! You can read the full article by Downloading your free copy here
Dr Brian Clement, director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida, tackles the modern- day epidemic of infertility, outlining the causes, the solution and the results he has achieved with his own patients.
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