Are You Suffering Leaky Gut?!

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I guess if you have an original take on life, or something about you is original, you don’t have to study people who came before you. You don’t have to mimic anybody. You just have a gut feeling inside, an instinct that tells you what’s right for you, and you can’t do it in any other way.

~Barbra Streisand

What’s up with your gut instincts?

Have you had that sensation when you just knew that something was right or maybe wrong? Do you know why?

In the beginning of you, there was a mommy and daddy cell. They did a whole meiosis and mitosis dance together creating a third cell. You were adorable! On those cells a bunch of other cells were spontaneously spawned. It was a miracle. No truly, it was. No joke.

That initial cell that was born lives in the lumbar ganglia. Wikipedia will tell you that:

“The lumbar ganglia are paravertebral ganglia. The lumbar portion of the sympathetic trunk typically has 4 lumbar ganglia. The lumbar splanchnic nerves arise from the ganglia here, and contribute sympathetic efferent fibers to the nearby plexuses. The first two lumbar ganglia have both white and gray rami communicantes.”

Now that you’ve completely glazed over, you may wonder, what does this have to do with my overall health and well-being? Well, your immune system lives also in that general vicinity. Immune system is actually code for “sense of self” or your autonomy. So as long as your digestion is pristine and your thoughts and feelings are stellar, you have little worries of suffering a leaky gut.

What the heck is leaky gut?

So what is a leaky gut? Well it is defined as “intestinal permeability.”  It’s when the small intestine becomes damaged so that toxic waste, bacteria, parasites leak through the thinning wall to infect the bloodstream.

The main cause of most leaky guts is from bacterial, fungal, viral or parasitic infections. After such an infection, the symptoms can come on quite quickly. You may feel fine one day and then suddenly not. You can suddenly feel like your digestion has gone completely awry.

It’s important to note that leaky gut syndrome can begin after visiting a third world country. For example, partiers just home from Mexico can wonder why they still feel the ill effects of a hangover weeks later when the tequila shots have long since stopped.

Over time, symptoms may start to snowball. And while some Allopathic Physicians may say that it’s all in your head or that they have no clue how to help you. Others will put you on NSAIDs, antacids, or antibiotics. It will often feel as if you, and they, are chasing symptoms around your body as you may be starting to be plagued by headaches, heartburn and reflux as well as joint pain.

In some cases, you may be turned off food altogether in order to avoid suffering the symptoms. You may be wracking your mind to correlate certain foods or medications that are exacerbating your symptoms. Be sure to avoid sugar, unfermented bread and pasteurized dairy (also casein can aggravate) as they can fuel yeast and unwanted bacteria in the gut.

The biggest concern is that a fungal infection can spread like a wildfire to other systems and organs, including the digestive tract, and can lead to more complicated issues. You’ll also want to avoid wheat containing gluten given that they’re known to produce aggravating lectin protein, causing further inflammation.

It has also been proven that if you can avoid, or at least minimize, cortisol raising activities that cause you stress, you can also help minimize leaky gut symptoms. Performance anxiety, lack of sleep, living in a hostile environment, hating your work or having a sick child or travelling in high traffic to and from work can be contributing factors in provoking your suffering. Studies on stressed out rats also showed increases in their gut permeability.

What are some of the symptoms of leaky gut?

Foggy feeling/lack of clarity

Lack of Memory

Intolerances to certain foods

Autoimmune issues

Digestive discomfort

Gluten intolerance

Hormonal issues

Allergies

Feelings of depression

Anxious

Asthma

Migraine headaches

Fatigue

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Can you test to see if you have leaky gut?

If you are inclined, you can ask for a test for a leaky gut with a Lactulose/Mannitol test. There is also the intestinal antigenic permeability screen. It’s important to note that both tests can indicate both false positive and negative results. At Arcanum Wholistic Clinic we can very quickly verify and treat your digestive challenges, no matter their origin based on your symptoms alone. You know when your gastrointestinal tract has been compromised.

How do I fix my leaky gut without causing myself harm?

  • Start with essential oils like Peppermint, Myrrh, or Frankincense.
  • Take a probiotic daily (in the beginning even double up on your probiotics for a week or two).
  • Do a Parasite Cleanse (We recommend ParaGone by Renew Life. http://www.renewlife.ca/products/paragone/.
  • Slippery Elm is an herb with natural anti-inflammatory properties for the intestinal lining. Avoid if you can’t digest starchy vegetables or fruits or you’re on a Paleo, Keto, Atkins, Gaps or FODMAP diet.
  • Digestive enzymes can be very supportive to the microvilli in your intestines improving digestion and mobility of foodstuffs as they travel your gut’s highway. Enzymes are helpful in metabolizing proteins, fats and complex carbohydrates (avoid simple carbs always). Also digestive enzyme also help by rebuilding the damaged microvilli in your intestinal tract.
  • Licorice Root is an adaptogenic herb that helps to support the mucosal lining of the intestines. It also can help alleviate fatigue. If you suffer high blood pressure, avoid licorice root.
  • Bone Broth nourishes the intestinal lining while healing the inflammation caused by intestinal permeability. Bone broths have helpful prebiotics and probiotics that have been proven to improve gut health. Also, you get a boost of excellent nutrients, protein and minerals with bone broth.
  • L-glutamine is a highly beneficial amino acid known to repair cells in the digestive tract. It helps to seal the lacerated areas where undigested food may be leaking into the bloodstream. This amino acid also helps to reduce inflammation, allowing the body time and space to step up and heal naturally. We use hemp seeds as a rich source of amino acids in easy to digest smoothies.
  • Aloe Vera comes from the juice of this high desert succulent. Most folks know its use with minor burns, but taken internally and it heals the digestive mucosa in the lining of the gut. Again, it’s not recommended if you can’t digest starchy vegetables or fruits or you’re on a Paleo, Keto, Atkins, Gaps or FODMAP diet.

What if these solutions don’t work for me?

If these approaches aren’t working for you, we can help. These approaches are known as ‘sustentive’, which means they’re healative on the law of opposites. If your gut permeability is anchored to a chronic disease coming down your family line, these modalities will fall short. The Genetic Miasm, Sycosis (see here) will most often be the root cause that was triggered by an ill-fated run in with parasites or exposure to debilitating toxicity. It will require homeopathic law, like cures like, to be eradicated outright.

Also, there is an emotional component to leaky gut syndrome. It’s about anger that can no longer be contained – it’s leaking out beyond its usual boundaries, infecting the vehicle for your sense of autonomy and immune function, the blood. You can read more here about the homeopathic root cause for anger and victimization.

Remember, you’re an individual. You deserve to be treated as such. One size in principled medicine does not fit all. Take charge of your health and seek out those that have a solid understanding of regimen, curative medicine and therapeutic education. Look for a practitioner’s success stories or testimonials of efficacy on their website.

Be prepared to up your sthenic index by flooding your system with healthy micronutrients. Remember the resolution does not lie in putting a band-aid on an elephant’s hiney. Recall what it took you to get into this matrix and it will take some effort on your behalf to extricate yourself from your suffering. Trust your gut instinct on this.


How Can Homeopathy and Heilkunst Help My Child? (Autism Success Story)

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“How can homeopathy & Heilkunst help my child?
Heilkunst is an approach to treatment that combines the best of regimenal measures (diet, detoxification, etc.) and medicine, all based on the principles of natural law. While any substance can be used to have an effect (usually to remove a symptom), this does not mean that it is being used properly, that is, according to the laws that nature ? has set down. We are products of nature and any treatment must ultimately follow natural law principles. If not, it is acting only ?? palliatively (temporary relief) or ?? worse, suppressively. If the symptoms are suppressed, the cause of the problem is not removed and the symptoms may return or the cause goes underground where it will cause other problems in time.

The core of Heilkunst is an approach to identifying and then removing the underlying causes of autism and other behavioral conditions using a rational, natural and systematic, sequential treatment. The use of medicines that are non-toxic, non-invasive and curative of the underlying shocks gives it a high degree of success. While each case is unique, significant improvement including removal of the autistic and other behavioral condition in cases where nothing else seemed to be working.” ~ Miranda Svitak, L.M.T., Balance_Massage_in_Thyme #heilkunsthomeopathy#heilkunst#natureismedicine#autism#autismawareness#autismfamily#recovery#healingautism#health#alternativemedicine#success@arcanumwholisticclinic#thankful

Spontaneous sex and detox your friends… 12 tips to get pregnant faster, from fertility doc

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Good morning. This is Jeff from Arcanum Wholistic Clinic. And I want to go through with you an article that just came across my newsfeed. This just came out on April 25, just about five days ago. And it’s from The Sun in the UK. And I’m going to do what I usually do. I’m going to pull out all the good points in this article. And there are actually quite a few. And I will also fill in any gaps or misconceptions, and expand on what’s missing from this article. So what do we have here? Actually, this article comes from an interview. I’m just trying to find the name here with this doctor, Dr. Larisa Corda. And they pull out 12 specific recommendations for fertility.

The first one they start with is “Quit smoking and minimise booze”. OK. Well, it’s certainly a good general recommendation. I like that says a specific point here, “smoking can damage the lining of the womb, the eggs and sperm.” So that’s a pretty clear reason. Of course, we would speak about it generally. As far as all the toxins in tobacco and the non toxic state, of course, that one is trying to achieve for fertility. And also, I’m going to expand a little bit on this point where she talks about “the liver” being “preoccupied”. They’re talking about drinking alcohol here when it comes to processing toxins. And that’s very true. That’s very true recommendation as far as a general kind of healthy state, a detox kind of state.

But more specifically, and when we look at the health of the liver, it gets into us something very critical—critically important for fertility health. Which is: the function of the liver, or one of the functions, has to do with creating something very important for health and fertility health. Particularly, which is cholesterol. I know, normally, cholesterol has been given a bad name. But that’s actually quite a myth. In health in general and specifically in fertility health. And the production of cholesterol in the liver plays a critical function as far as dealing with any inflammatory processes in the body, in the way that the body is supposed to deal with them. And when people start either eating low fat diet, or even worse, using statin drugs (or other ways to to eliminate cholesterol from the system) you’re actually interfering with a very primary important function in fertility health. And that tie to the liver and tie to cholesterol formation is actually also the whole natural hormone production cycle. So this point doesn’t go into all of that, but it is pointing in that direction. And I will give it at least credit for that.

The second point, talks about sleeping more. And I’ll just read this highlighted part here, “This means clearing out the clutter, not using any electrical devices such as TVs and mobile phones before bedtime, and ensuring the room is dark enough to allow you to get the crucial 7-8 hours sleep a night.” Yes, that’s absolutely true. That’s a very important point. And we do go into this actually in our book, The 8 Steps To Natural Fertility. If you’re already in our Natural Fertility program, you’ll find more about this in our chapter on sleep. We have a whole chapter about this. And if you’re not yet, you can actually download our book for free. Just go to www.NaturalFertilityBook.com. And you can get this and much more, and begin our Natural Fertility protocol.

Moving on to point three, “Have more sex”. I mean, it sounds a bit trite in the context of fertility or a bit obvious. They didn’t say so themselves, kind of obvious. But actually one point I do want to highlight they make. They say the “sperm quality may actually improve with more regular sex.” And that’s true. There’s a truth to that. And in Chapter 8 of our book we go into much more detail about this. We actually lay out two different approaches to sex. Whether one is within the fertility window of the month or outside of it. We basically present two approaches. The fertility approach to sex, or what we call reproductive sex, is the typical thing that people learned in Grade 6 health class. As far as having sex and the ejaculation, the sperm meeting the egg, and all the mechanics of all that. That’s all very true. But in the non-fertile part of the month, we’re actually highlighting what we call regenerative sex, another “r” word. And that gets much more into the bio-energetic, the emotional connection. The full sexual health of the couple is being enhanced when that version of sex is being practiced. So again, that’s in Chapter 8 of our book.

Moving on to point four. They talked about removing “bleaching materials” which is a very important point. Like bleach products in the households, cleaning products, things like that. I would expand that really to all of the commercial cleaning products. As far as all of the known toxins in the ingredients in many of these products which are very disruptive to the thyroid—very disruptive to hormone production, and therefore to fertility. So, again, we talked about that in our book as well. And the strategy we suggest as you are kind of learning (or you finding your way into this world of which ingredients you do want in the house and which you don’t), just to keep a running list in your wallet or in your purse of all the ingredients that you’ve learned, that you’ve researched are not what you want in your fertility plan. And just make sure you’re checking the ingredient list on any product that you’re considering buying. And after a while, of course, you just get to know which products are OK, and which ones you regularly are going to buy, which ones you’re avoiding. So it just becomes a bit of a research project to get yourself up to speed on that.

Point five talks about “Exercising more”. And I do like this point where they say, “Be careful not to overdo it . . . . Too much exercise is just another stressor.” And we definitely treat a lot of couples where there is over exercise going on. Of course, there’s the opposite with a lot of under exercise going on. But they’re both very similar problems when it comes to fertility. We go into exercise and we go into the the specifics of both the necessary form of cardio that we recommend for fertility, as well as the necessary form of strength training. So again, you’ll find that in our protocol fully in our fertility book.

Point six “Get rid of toxic people”. So just like we talked about getting rid of physical toxins up above, this is another very good point. As far as getting rid of mental and emotional toxins, which are equally damaging to one’s fertility health.

Point seven. I’d say this is one of the weakest points of writing in this article. It talks about ‘setting up a daily ritual’. Then it gets on to talking about some particular example that talks about looking at the the quality of water. And it’s kind of hard to say what the real point of this number seven is. I guess it sounds good to have a daily ritual that sounds positive. But they’re kind of not specific enough about this. I guess the way I would make this more specific and more helpful is to go through all of our natural fertility protocols and list them all out, and make all of those your daily rituals. Then you’re going to be making tangible progress. And you’re going to have actually tangible things to measure yourself against what direction your fertility is going in. So anyways, I just chalked this up to maybe poor writing, or maybe there was a deadline, or who knows what it was. But this point didn’t really fly.

This is a very important point. Moving on to number eight, “Switch to a natural contraception”. And it talks about the negative after effects of the pill, and particularly the difficulties of getting back into a natural state of fertility after the pill. They don’t suggest any particular solution after the fact if someone has been on the pill. I mean, they do say maybe look for more natural forms of contraception before the time of trying to conceive. Which is a fair enough recommendation. But we can go even further with our protocol. And in fact, this comes up so often. We do this a lot. Where a couple is trying to conceive and having difficulty after they’ve come off the birth control pill will actually go in with our specific homeopathic protocols. And you will reverse the after effects of that so that their system actually can get back to its natural state of fertility. So aside from going through our natural fertility protocol, if that applies to you, you would definitely want to get in touch with us and find out about how to include that birth control pill detox in your protocol.

So moving on to point number nine, “Improve your gut health”. Also very extremely important, of course, for someone’s health in general, but natural fertility, particularly. And the importance of gut health, we actually talked about in our fertility book. And we go very specifically into the Weston A. Price Foundation or their principles for diet. And within that is included—things related directly to the gut health. So things like the naturally traditionally fermented foods like naturally fermented sauerkraut and miso, and then some some of the foods like this which are actually highly beneficial for the the gut health and therefore, for the fertility health.

Point number 10 is kind of a bit repeating what it said earlier. It says “Try to de-stress”. Earlier it talked about detoxing from or distancing yourself from toxic friends, toxic social situations. That’s part of this more general point of mental and emotional health, which also can be stressful—can be toxic. And our whole fertility protocol includes not only the physical detox, but also the mental and emotional detox. So just like we talked about putting healthy food into our body, we likewise need to put healthy elements of mind and emotions into our body as well. That’s equally an important part of our nutrition. Or let’s call it our ’emotional nutrition’ or ‘mental nutrition’ to coin the term.

Point 11 , “Try a multivitamin”. It’s an OK suggestion. I find it a bit weak. We put so much emphasis in our natural fertility protocol and all the the actual foods that you should be eating—getting your nutrition from food, getting your power nutrition, your super nutrition. There are certain rules for supplements and vitamins and so on to to fill in gaps as necessary sometimes. But the general intention of a suggestion like this is fairly weak. Because the attitude behind it, it’s kind of using supplements as a so called ‘insurance policy’. It’s kind of a broad spectrum of trying to blast all the nutrition that you’re supposedly going to need. But it’s an approach, or it’s a mental attitude, which actually derails people from the more core approach to really engaging with healthy forms of traditional nutrition, and super foods, and all these things. So we do go through all the details in our book. And again, you can download that for free, www.NaturalFertilityBook.com.

And the final point. Again, it’s a good point. They talked about ‘eating organic when possible’. They talk about eating organic, avoiding or eliminating the disruptions to the hormones, and the other toxins and pesticides that you’re going to get in non-organic food. So again, a good general recommendation.

So overall, actually, surprisingly fairly good article. It has a lot of good points in it. As you can see, of course, there are any number of gaps that I would fill in. But if you are not already in our natural fertility protocol, you can get started. You can download our book for free at NaturalFertilityBook.com.

Thank you so much for joining me this morning. And I’ll see you next time.

Heilkunst; True Functional Medicine Since The Early 1800’s

The term functional medicine is a bit of a catch phrase being championed by just about any unconventional Practitioner. It is basically the recognition that since we’re dynamic, super-functioning spiritual beings we’d better have a system of medicine that can serve our very beingness on our very functional terms.

In contrast, conventional medicine is based on “dead science.” Dead blood cell counts, drugs and the dissection of cadavers which are afterall, very dead. While, in Heilkunst, we use tools like live blood analysis, bioresonance feedback and dynamic medicine to address your ills.

Functional processes require a system of medicine that recognizes the living, spiritual qualities in you. Therapeutic tools need to respect the dysfunctional nature of your symptoms well before it even becomes a full blown disease. Catching issues early before they show up on an x-ray or MRI takes a special kind of functional training not taught at traditional allopathic medical school.

For example Hypoglycemia or thyroid issues can be markers for Diabetes and Cancer, repeating UTI’s (Urinary Tract Infections), candida, migraines, high blood pressure and stiff joints can be indicating a familial predisposition for heart disease and stroke, also bronchitis bouts in the Winter can be linked to the chronic disease roots of Tuberculosis that was not addressed on the law of cure for your ancestors. Skin issues, arthritic complaints, lung issues and even mental issues, can be dealt with effectively through our functional approach to medicine.

While a GP or allopathic specialist will reach for a suppressive or palliative prescription, this is not functional medicine. The root cause still remains at large and it’s just a matter of time before the symptoms turn up the volume or find another related way to get you attention. Medication was never designed to treat long-term chronic disease. Their matrix IS designed for the jurisdiction of a significant medical emergencies like trauma or an infection running rampant. Afterwards, be sure to detox on the law of similars, like cures like, from the drugs. Sadly, 125 million Americans try to use allopathic medicine to treat chronic diseases … an epic fail!

Functional medical principles in Heilkunst do a brilliant job handling allergic, hormonal, digestive, neurological and metabolic problems that most folks suffer from WELL before they become diseases diagnosed by an allopath. And yes, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, laid down the principles of so called “functional medicine” way before folks understood this concept fully.

Here’s 5 basic principles (paraphrased for easier understanding) that Dr. Hahnemann fully understood back in the early 1800’s:

  1. Once you remove the chronic disease, on the sound basis of like cures like without causing the individual harm, the living principle of the human being will restore basic functioning as was intended before the onset of the engenderment.
  2. Laws of nature are based on science and are wholly designed to address both physical ailments as well as mental emotional schisms. All diseases can be traced back to a thought or wrong belief.
  3. To treat the symptoms, you must fully apprehend the functional root causal relationship between psyche and soma. As Rudolf Steiner states, “As above, so below,” another dynamic, functional Scientist.
  4. Your body is a dynamic, brilliant work of 5,000 regulating hormones and chemicals and thoughts too. The Physician needs to know what principle will address what aspect of disease including regimen (law of opposites), medicine (law of similars) or Anthroposophic/Orgonomy (realm of beliefs/thwarted desires). For example, you may just need more water and less carbs to correct your anxiety and you need a trained, discerning functional Physician who can help you to make the right call.
  5. Health is not just an absence of symptoms. It is a dynamic orchestration of feelings, functions and sensations. Dr. Hahnemann illustrated it thusly in his “Organon of the Medical Art” as, “Aphorism 9: In the healthy human state, the spirit-like Living Power (autocracy) enlivening the material body (organism) as Dynamis holds sway unrestrictedly and keeps all of its parts in admirable, harmonious, vital operation in both feelings and functions, so that our indwelling rational spirit can freely avail itself of this living healthy instrument for the higher purposes of our existence.
Caduceus Chart of Dynamic/Functional Medicine
© 2004 Steven Decker & Marla Wilson

Here lies the very definition and distinction of functional medicine. Instead of piling on more iatrogenic disease, deadening the symptoms through palliation or suppression, we ask why are you suffering in the first place?  What story do your symptoms tell about your limited functioning? Once was have the true, fundamental diagnosis (literally through knowing), we know which jurisdiction and principles to apply in order to restore that function.

You will see quite quickly, in your process, that the allopathic labels don’t in fact represent a true diagnosis of the underlying cause. The thing is that most of the time, they don’t know, or even if they do, their tools are so toxic they often end up causing more harm than good (think Chemotherapy). It’s best to leave them to the important work of dealing with emergencies. Please read John Robbins book, “Reclaiming Our Health” for more on this.

If you’re ready for functional medicine, we’ve got over 200 years of effective working principles that have come to light in the last 30 years. Steven Decker and Rudi Verspoor put their headlamps on and scoured the anals of history to bring you this truly “Dynamic Legacy; From Homeopathy To Heilkunst.”

Sources:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/179561.Reclaiming_Our_Health

https://www.amazon.com/Physician-Medicine-Unsuspected-Battle-Freedom/dp/1571741682

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-6014/The-5-Principles-of-Functional-Medicine.html

https://www.ifm.org/functional-medicine/what-is-functional-medicine/

http://drhyman.com/about-2/about-functional-medicine/

https://homeopathiceducation.com/dynamiclegacy.pdf


How Stopping Smoking Boosts Your Fertility Naturally : Understanding the impact for both men + women

Video Transcription

Well, good morning. This is Jeff from Arcanum Wholistic Clinic. And I just have a few minutes to do a short video this morning. I wanted to pick up this article that came out this week from the clevelandclinic.org. And the article as you can see on the screen is called “How Stopping Smoking Boosts Your Fertility Naturally“. The subtitle is “Understanding the impact for both men + women”. So as always, I’m going to go through the article. Of course, highlight all the good points they make, and then I’ll fill in any gaps or any incorrect information or missing information.

Actually, the first thing I want to point out, this jumped out at me this morning was here. We have this fertility article, and it’s addressing points that affect both men and women. Of course, it takes two to make a baby. But mysteriously, this article is categorized under “Women’s Health”. As often, anything to do with fertility is kind of focused on the women. Whereas we’ve seen in some of the articles we’ve been looking at is, it very much, it shows up as being very equal. As I just said that old expression, “it takes two to tango”, or it takes two to make a baby. And I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Anyways, I’m sorry. That was just a side point. Let’s get into the actual content with the article.

And so they’re going to just talk a lot about the the ill effects of smoking on fertility for both men and women. And I’m just going to highlight some of the key points they make here. I guess one of their opening statements. They say, “Quitting smoking is one of the best natural ways to boost fertility. Women who stop smoking double their chances of getting pregnant each month.” Okay, so that’s just a good general thesis statement.

I’m going to scroll down. And we get into some specific question and answers here with Dr. Vij. And the question is, “How much does smoking impact men’s fertility?” He says, “There’s more inflammation in the semen of men who smoke. This can weaken the sperm and make pregnancy more difficult to achieve.” And of course, as we know, the general issue of inflammation is the cause of so many chronic health issues and chronic problems. But we have the direct link there between smoking, the inflammation in the semen, and the weakening of the sperm. I’ll just move down. He says, “They also contain heavy metals (like cadmium and lead), which are shown to be the primary agents of sperm damage.” So there we have some very specific toxins. And, of course, what I’ll actually talk about in a couple minutes as we get further down in the article. But they certainly do a good job in this article of identifying the very specific problems. But as we’ll get to their solution, it’s quite weak. It’s just actually a prescription drug solution that’s recommended. So of course, I’ll have something different to say about that.

This part here: “Studies show that smoking can lead to DNA damage in sperm. Some evidence shows that men with elevated sperm with DNA damage may have reduced fertility and higher miscarriage rates.” So this is interesting. It’s linking miscarriage with actually a factor on the male side. So that’s not too surprising once you understand the full extent of how fertility works, being both men and women thing. But we’ll also go on in this “How does it affect men?” question. He says, “Smoking is a risk factor in erectile dysfunction”. And of course, without the erection, of course that makes fertility more difficult.

Now going on, “How does smoking affect women’s fertility?” Things have been identified such as “failure to conceive” at both six and 12 months, the point of measurement, and “damage to the eggs and the ovaries”, as well as “ectopic (tubal) pregnancy”. Now, he says, “Once a woman becomes pregnant, smoking increases the risk of miscarriage.” So in this article, we see the risk of miscarriage coming from both sides—if the man is smoking or if the woman is smoking, both of those will lead to factors of miscarriage. And it goes on to say, “Later in pregnancy, smoking can cause birth defects, growth restrictions and maternal high blood pressure.”

Now he talks about the issue of quitting smoking. Of course, if that’s what someone is trying to do while they’re trying to get pregnant. He says, “When it comes to quitting smoking, don’t approach it with an ‘all or nothing’ attitude. If totally quitting isn’t realistic, cutting down can make a meaningful difference in fertility.” And what I add here as well is actually this is something that we will sometimes need to be adding to our natural fertility protocol. Of course, we have the full protocol regardless of if someone is needing to quit smoking or not. We have all the protocol related to diet and all the lifestyle factors, the sexual practices, the natural sexual practices. If you don’t have our book, all of that is laid out at www.NaturalFertilityBook.com. You can download our book for free. But the point I wanted to make here is to say going beyond our basic fertility protocol, is that we also can use a natural homeopathic smoking or stopping smoking protocol, which gets into all the aspects. There’s the physical aspects of quitting smoking. The physical part of the the addiction or the craving. And then there’s also the whole emotional dynamic. So all of that is handled in our homeopathic stopping smoking protocol. And you can ask us about that if you’d like help with that.

And just to go on in the article. This is interesting, too. He talks about “the impact of secondhand smoke” where it says, “Exposure to secondhand smoke in the household is bad for female fertility.” And there are specific points here. “Once a woman gets pregnant, secondhand smoke can increase the risk of miscarriage, low birth weight and learning disabilities.” Now this is all from secondhand smoke. “There’s abundant evidence that shows that smoke exposure to a newborn baby can lead to respiratory infections, asthma and sudden infant death syndrome.”

And then I like some of the points here. They are looking at some of the “common myths about smoking and fertility”.

So “MYTH 1: I’ll just stop smoking once I get pregnant to protect my unborn child.” So okay, so that’s a certain idea that ‘Okay, I’ll just, once I get pregnant, then I’ll stop.’ But they’re really emphasizing that as much as possible, to stop smoking at least three months before conception. That has to be cleared out of the body. And there’s factors leading into the fertility, leading into the health of the baby, which are happening, of course, long before the conception happens. Of course, that’s completely consistent with our whole philosophy of our natural fertility in general. Even if we’re not talking about smoking, we still have this very approach to the health much earlier than conception as early as possible, of course.

“MYTH 2: Vaping and e-cigarettes are safe alternative to smoking.” And they highlight that, no, those “still contain toxic chemicals that can harm sperm. Nicotine itself has also been shown to be harmful.”

And this is an interesting one that caught my eye, “MYTH 3”. I never even really heard this as a common myth, or an old wife’s tale or anything like that, but ‘mystery’! “Smoking after sex is relaxing, and can help promote pregnancy.” Now, from our perspective, again, if you look at our Natural Fertility Book in Chapter 8, we outline our whole understanding of the very kind of the healthy energetics of sexuality, the way we look at it. And, of course, that’s tied in not only to the physical activity of sex (and being physically healthy as far as sexual basic capacities), but also the whole emotional dynamics. And this whole interesting thing about ‘smoking after sex’ to supposedly be relaxing, that, in our perspective, is really an illustration of smoking being used as kind of a substitute for looking at any of the underlying emotional issues which may have not been dealt with, or partially dealt with. And that’s the whole thing about healthy sexuality. It will actually bring up some of the darker or more negative emotions in a relationship which needs to be dealt with. That’s positive, that’s healthy. Those need to be brought into the light and need to be dealt with. But this whole idea of ‘smoking is relaxing’? ‘Relaxing’, they are correct to point out, isn’t the right word. It’s more sense of covering up or masking actual issues that need to be dealt with.

So again, as I said earlier, if you are looking for help on your path to getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, and you’re looking for help with stopping smoking, let us know. We can help with that. And we can include it, of course, in our more general natural fertility protocol. And you can learn more of the details about everything in there—from the diet and the lifestyle, and everything that we construct around our natural fertility protocol. You can download our book at NaturalBertilityBook.com. That’s a free download.

And otherwise, I will see you next week.

7 Things Your Body Will Do When You’re Fertile

Video Transcription

Good morning. This is Jeff from Arcanum Wholistic Clinic. And I just want to go through this article from bustle.com. It just came out yesterday. Today is Wednesday, April the 17th, so this just came out on Tuesday. And the article is called “7 Things Your Body Will Do When You’re Fertile“. And as always, I want to go through and pull out the good points they make and I’ll also fill in any gaps. Either if I feel they are saying something that’s misleading or if there’s something they’re missing that would also be helpful for natural fertility. So let’s have a look through here. So starting, just scrolling down through the article.

The first point they make, one of seven, they say: “When you’re incredibly fertile, your period will happen right on schedule. It’s predictable, reliable, and happens every 28 to 32 days.” Yes, that’s correct. I don’t really have anything to add to that. But when you have that rhythmic regularity that really gets right into the heart of the basic life functions of the body, they work on a very rhythmic basis. And well just for example, let’s think of that medical condition, heart arrhythmia, where an improper rhythm, of course, is an unhealthy condition. So anyways, they’re just speaking to that very basic idea of rhythmicity of the life function.

Here in their second point, the second point is, “You’ll See A Noticeable Change In Your Discharge”. And they say, I highlight here, “Your discharge may become watery and sticky, so it’s easier for sperm to enter and travel.” And that’s absolutely correct. And I also added a more specific point. Which is, I say, another objective measurement is in your baseline pH level, which will be about 7.2 to 7.4 in a naturally fertile state. And if you haven’t yet downloaded our book, we do have a free book called The 8 Steps To Natural Fertility That Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download that at www.NaturalFertilityBook.com.

But let’s move on to their next point here. Now this one I took issue with. Their point three says, “You’ll get PMS Symptoms Like Clockwork.” And they say:

“Premenstrual syndrome affects nearly 90 percent of women, and usually happens a week or so before your period. As uncomfortable as the cramps, bloating, and breast tenderness can be, Dr. Angela says, these are all signs that you’re ovulating. As long as the symptoms occur regularly and it’s not disrupting your life in any way, you’re in good shape.”

I do, I mean, they’re partially correct. But I do want to take partial issue here. The statistic is likely correct that the 90 percent of women experience PMS. I just want to, I guess maybe they are implying this, but they’re less stating it very clearly. And maybe they do say something more correct later down in the article, that we’ll see. But as I say this statistic may be correct—the 90 percent. But I just want to be clear that we want to distinguish between a state of health versus a state of disease. Or to put it another way, what a lot of women may take to be normal, because 90 percent of women seem to have a similar set of symptoms, it doesn’t also define it as natural. And that’s definitely what we want to always be clear about—the difference between normal and natural. So as I said, it’s not 100% clear what they mean behind that. But I just want to draw that point out: that difference between normal and natural. Of course, natural is what we’re aiming for.

Jump down to point number five. They say, “You’ll Notice That Your Libido Goes Up”. And I think I took a note on that. I say yes, I agree with that. And we do go further into how to regulate the sexual energy to be in a very healthy state. We go into that in Chapter 8 of our book, The 8 Steps To Natural Fertility.

And let’s go on to the next point. I think the last thing I comment on, all the way down to their last point number seven, “You’ll Feel Good, Or As Good As You Possibly Can, All Throughout Your Cycle”. And the point I highlight, they say, “When you’re fertile, everything is likely working as it should. Just remember that not everyone can be so lucky to have manageable periods every month. But if you do, it’s a pretty good sign that you’re fertile.” So here they seem to be saying the point I wasn’t sure about up above. They are kind of highlighting that if you do have that natural state of fertility, your natural state of health will be generally good. Your old monthly cycle will be fairly regulated and balanced. And not too many dramatic symptoms throwing you off or anything like that.

And as I said, I totally agree with that. If that’s the sense that this article means. And you can learn a lot more if you’re currently trying to conceive, and you intend to do so naturally. We have everything I’ve talked about and a lot more. That’s in our book, The 8 Steps To Natural Fertility, and it is available to download at www.NaturalFertilityBook.com. And if you already have it, you’ll find in that book, or the way the whole book has been structured, that all that content leads to our fertility scorecard which is, in our opinion, is a good thing to use about once a month to track where your natural fertility at and where your next steps might be. So if you already have our book but haven’t done our scorecard yet, do have a look at that at NaturalFertilityScorecard. I’m sorry, that’s the wrong link; arcanum.ca/fertilityscore I believe is the correct link. And you can see where you may need to work on your natural fertility, what the specific points are. And we can look that over if you’d like and we can create a unique fertility plan that’s specific to what’s going on with you.

So this was Jeff from Arcanum Wholistic Clinic and I’ll see you next time.

Wholistic Birth Control

Did you know that the pill was tested on impoverished, Catholic women in Puerto Rico? Did you know that out of approximately 132 women tried for the pill back in the 1950’s that 3 of them actually died? Did you know that the pill was released to the general public anyway?

© 2018 Allyson McQuinn

Theresa Vargas cites, “The truth was that little was known about the drug’s effects when Rock and biologist Gregory Pincus – with the backing of birth control advocate Margaret Sanger and philanthropist Katherine McCormick – decided to launch the human trials. The drug had been tested on rats and rabbits, and on a small sampling of women in Rock’s medical practice in Massachusetts. But its largest test would be in Puerto Rico, where as many as 1,500 women took the drug over several years.

Three women in the trials died. But no autopsies were conducted, and so it remains unclear if their deaths were linked to the drug, which was given in much higher doses than it is today.”


Did you know that Doctors chose not to share these results as they may “confuse the patient?” Those patients, my fellow goddesses, were our grandmothers, our mothers, our sisters and our aunts. I’m pretty sure that they were anxiously waiting for an easy and accessible answer to not be trapped at home with unwanted pregnancies. However, by also choosing not to examine the cautionary inserts included with their prescription of 28 days worth of little pink pills, they were buying more than they bargained for.


We’ve been sold a bill of goods, my friends, and it is time for us to reclaim our hormonal health just as John Robbins wrote in his book, “Reclaiming Our Health: Exploding the Medical Myth and Embracing the Sources of True Healing.”  It was there, back in 1998 in the pages of that book, that I was first shocked to learn how women had been harmed by hormonal birth control.

Here are some of the common side-effects of the birth control pill as per Cosmopolitan Magazine:

THE BAD

  • 1. Nausea. Though expected to last only up to three months, some women feel queasy when they start the Pill, Ross says. Taking your pill with a meal can help reduce how icky you feel during the time your body needs to adjust to new levels of estrogen and progesterone.
  • 2. Breast tenderness. Alas, this downside of oral contraceptives can apparently last for up to 18 months on the Pill, according to a report by the American Family Physician. Sorry.
  • 3. Bloating. Changes in the ups and downs of your body’s sex hormones can lead to water retention and bloating. These effects may be particularly strong for women suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal tract disorders. That being said, many women feel better six months into a new pill regimen.
  • 4. Headaches. A 2005 study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that approximately 10 percent of women feel headachy within a month of starting the pill. Once the body acclimates to a new oral contraceptive, however, the study authors conclude most reports of headaches go away.
  • 5. Increased appetite. Perhaps you recall from ever having PMS that hormones can make you super hungry. Same goes when you alter your estrogen and progesterone levels via birth control. But an increased appetite doesn’t always lead to packing on pounds, Ross points out. In fact, she says, “there’s still no definitive proof that birth control directly causes weight gain.”
  • 6. Yeast infections. Some women may need to invest in a few more Monostat packs after they go on the pill. Ross says this is likely due to changes in the use of tampons and new patterns of bleeding induced by the Pill.
  • 7. Mood swings — and other emotional issues. This issue is complicated. While some women with a history of mood issues — depression, anxiety, even insomnia — tend to see an increase in their symptoms’ severity once they go on some birth control pills, others report that going on the Pill improves their psychological turmoil. (More on this below.)
  • 8. Blood clots. Newer versions of birth control pills (like Yasmin) appear to put some women at an elevated risk of blood clots compared to “first-generation” pills, whose progesterone has a different chemical makeup. So long as gynecologists and patients monitor side effects, this can be kept under control. But be sure to bring this up with your doctor, just to be safe.
  • 9. Brown spots on your face. Oral contraceptives have been found to increase women’s risk of a skin condition called melasma, which can make your face break out in some brown-colored splotches. Research shows, however, that this is more likely to occur in women who have a family history of the skin issue. Switching from the pill to an IUD may be able to resolve this, several case studies suggest.
  • 10. Lower sex drive. Some women report decreases in their libido once they begin the Pill, Ross says. But she points out that much of this may be due to birth control’s shorter-term side effects — think: bloating, breast pain. (Who wants to be sexual when everything hurts and you feel like there’s a balloon in your belly?)
  • 11. changes to eyesight for those using contact lenses

Sound like a bad late-night television ad by Big Pharma for a drug you’d never choose to take because the side effects outweigh the benefits? They don’t even mention infertility.

We’ve been addressing folks’ timeline traumas for almost 20 years and we’ve noticed that when we address the pill homeopathically on the law of nature, like cures like, suddenly they will be able to conceive.

I, myself, suffered a mini-stroke on the pill in 1982. While being treated for said trauma at The Women’s College Hospital in Toronto,  I also learned that that there is a home north of the city dedicated to women who’d suffered strokes and other debilitating side-effects while taking the pill.

So what do you do if you want to engage in romantic love and sex without risking the chance of conception? How do you preserve your hormonal health? How can you ensure you don’t risk having to suffer from the list of side effects? Or infertility later on? Or have a stroke like I did and end up in hospital either short or long term? Or God-forbid, end up like three of the women from Puerto Rico did?

Here’re are the options we suggest for our own patients:

THE LUWI


This is a latex-free alternative to the condom that acts like a second skin in the woman’s vaginal canal. You insert it so you’re sure that you’re covered. You can join their club out of the UK and they’ll drop ship these latex free sheaths. The big advantage of a Luwi is that you can wear it up to 8 hours before intercourse so you don’t have to suspend lovemaking to put anything on. It also prevents STD’s and potential infections.

THE FEM-CAP

The Fem-cap is softer silicone than say a DivaCup, but kind of similar. It takes a few tries the first time to really make sure it’s in place, but there are lots of instructions and Youtubes, etc. Colleagues of mine have never had it slip out of place, their partner can’t feel it, and you can leave it in for 24 hours. You can add more spermicide and use it multiple times. You just need to keep it in for 7 hours after sex.

It uses a lactic acid based spermicide which they also sell- totally natural, and they haven’t had any issues with it throwing off their vaginal flora.

http://www.anarreshealth.ca/product/contraception-fem-cap-cervical-cap-98-effective

NON-MEDICATED IUD

Between my own pregnancies, I used a non-medicated IUD. I had 3 of them over the course of my menstruating years in between my two children. After my fiasco with hormonal birth control, I was not about to risk a progesterone time-released IUD.

In my mind, I was not about to mess with the 5,000 self-regulating hormones and chemicals in my body. I’d already an inch and a half tumor in my left breast that I wasn’t going to risk messing with my hormones any further. I didn’t even use the copper ones. For patients, I’ve added a dose of homeopathic copper (cuprum) for regular chelation in their Drainage and Organ Support Dropper Bottle.

THE SALIVA TEST

We used to recommend The Lady Comp when back when we first opened our practices, however, they don’t seem to be making them anymore. There are fertility saliva tests you can choose from, so we found one that touts a 98% accuracy.


Now this wasn’t a great method for me as my hormone levels did not show up clearly enough for me to have an accurate read out, while other women who do have high enough levels love this option. This is why I chose the IUD as I could pretty much conceive while folding my husband’s underwear!

CONDOM and SPERMICIDE (natural sources)

Once you know if you’re ovulating, or you want to be on the safe side with your committed partner, or you’re engaging in a fling or one night stand with a partner you don’t wholly know, this is always a good back up option.

Here’s some natural alternatives to the usual condom and spermicides you buy at the drugstore:

https://ethicalfamilyplanning.com/natural-contraception/homemade-spermicide.html

https://www.meghantelpner.com/blog/natural-condoms-lubricant-organic/

http://www.justinathompson.com/blog/2014/8/5/how-to-shop-for-condoms

http://naturalspermicide.blogspot.com/2011/01/comparing-spermicides.html

THE PERFECT NATURAL LUBRICANT

Coconut oil … enough said!

No Liability Note:  The author and physicians at Arcanum Wholistic Clinic are in no way liable for the information offered in this blog. Whatever means of birth control you use has to ultimately be your decision and ultimate responsibility. Also, we do not recommend tubal ligation or vasectomy as these disturb the natural, healthy operating of our sex organs. What affects one part of us ultimately affects the whole.

Sources:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/05/09/guinea-pigs-or-pioneers-how-puerto-rican-women-were-used-to-test-the-birth-control-pill/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d05c3812667c

https://www.johnrobbins.info/other-books-by-john/reclaiming-our-health/

https://arcanum.ca/2018/01/03/the-pill-blog/

https://www.dietdoctor.com/pills-always-cause-harm-bmj-editor-in-chief-calls-for-lifestyle-changes-over-medication

https://www.healthline.com/health/birth-control-effects-on-body#9

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290196.php

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/a56313/side-effects-of-your-birth-control-pill/

https://arcanum.ca/2018/05/24/are-your-hormones-marching-to-a-toxic-beat/

https://ethicalfamilyplanning.com/natural-contraception/homemade-spermicide.html

https://www.meghantelpner.com/blog/natural-condoms-lubricant-organic/

http://naturalspermicide.blogspot.com/2011/01/comparing-spermicides.html


The Informed Remedy

[This post is from the April 2019 newsletter – click here to read it.]

It’s time to talk about the informed remedy. Our mentor, Steven Decker once said, “A remedy isn’t a remedy until it remedies something.” Medicine has to be informed in order to be curative. How do you do this?

Well, it has to have a whole lot of consciousness and principles behind it. It feels a bit like if we’re being attacked, we’ve got to create the right arsenal, quickly and effectively so that it hits its mark. You have to know about the origin of the battle, isolate the coordinates, discern the root destination, and be sure not to take out any innocent bystanders in the process.

An informed remedy is one that, like a heat-seeking missile, is bestowed with the capacity to cleanly sweep out the disease matrix on the sound basis of the law of nature – like cures like. It must operate on resonance, albeit a slightly attenuated frequency. It has to be preprogrammed. Thorough, but not destabilizing in the way of a mighty healing reaction for the patient. Just the right directed dose and potency will do the job.

As you will learn, reading our articles this month, antibiotics (literally ‘against life’) are not informed remedies … they actually don’t know what they’re targeting. They wipe out the whole darn terrain, and the other casualties are your microbiome, critical to your healthy immune function. Also, there’s a good chance the enemy will martial its gnarly resources, again and again, until it is addressed outright.

Also, symptoms can be shape-shifters, or “pleomorphic”. As Heilkünstlers, we’re trained to read the signs for when the enemy tries to throw up false flags, pretends to surrender or even morphs into a whole other entity entirely.

Six lifestyle factors affecting fertility

Video Transcription

Good morning. This is Jeff from Arcanum Wholistic Clinic. And I just want to spend a few minutes sharing this article I found. It actually makes some very good points about natural fertility. And I wanted to highlight those for you and bring those out.

This is an article from raconteur.net. The article is titled “Six lifestyle factors affecting fertility“. That’s by Virginia Matthews and it just came out about a week ago, at the beginning of April. I scroll down, what have I got highlighted here.

So she goes through six distinct areas or six factors affecting fertility. And the first one she identifies is actually quite important. She identifies “being underweight” as a big problem. Now not that being underweight is itself the problem, but it’s often the ways people lose weight or trying to get into shape, trying to take off weight and so on. Those can create a lot of health problems including a lot of fertility factors. And what she’s talking about in here, about some technical things about the BMI, the body mass index, and some of these factors.

But what I want to add to it, actually, I put in my own notes here is the big importance or the connection with being underweight relates to our relationship with fat. As in the sense of eating fat. Eating fats and oils and butter and all these healthy foods. They’ve kind of get wrongly put aside or avoided by people. And the phrase that we like to use for our fertility couples is when we’re teaching them about the fertility diet is: Whenever you’re shopping and you see a label on a food that says “low fat”, thinking whenever you see those words, “low fat”, think to yourself “low fertility”, because that’s really what that’s all about. And the essential need for healthy fats and oils is related to so many aspects of fertility. From the way our actually healthy cholesterol is created, how hormones are created. Basically, all that’s connected with the hormones and everything else. And fertility comes from this healthy base of fats and oils in our diet. So I’m glad that she starts with this point.

Let’s move on. She identifies the problem with “prescription medicines”, including things like smoking and cigarettes and prescription drugs. All these toxins, of course, are not good for our system. But what I highlighted here in my notes is she is absolutely correct. But of course, in our approach to fertility with couples, we don’t just acknowledge the lifestyle and the toxic implications of being on any prescriptions or even having been on them in the past, but we actually go to the more important step of clearing those toxins out of the system. So each prescription drug or each environmental toxin, whatever the case may be, will take a very specific homeopathic protocol to remove that from the system. Do a proper detox, but on a very specific toxic basis. So, again, I like this article. She’s identifying some of the most important things.

At point three, she she talks about minerals and supplements. And she highlights zinc in particular, as a mineral, which she’s absolutely correct, zinc is important. We do go into the full range of the important fertility minerals, and where to get them in the third chapter of our Natural Fertility book. And, by the way, if you don’t have our Natural Fertility book yet, you can get that for free at www.NaturalFertilityBook.com. Or if you know, someone in your family or a friend who’s in the process of trying to conceive, you can tell them they can get their free book there. And again, in Chapter 3, we go into zinc and all the other fertility mineral. She mentions a little bit some of the sources like “oysters, milk, seeds, and lentils”. And that’s definitely a good start.

I’m just going to move on to her fourth point. She talks about, this is very interesting, she talks about the whole issue of the timing and the ovulation cycles. And of course, everyone knows, that who’s trying to conceive, there’s the monthly cycle and there’s which days are fertile, which are not, and if you fall on this on the calendar. It is important, in one sense, kind of understanding when those fertile days are. But I like the point that she’s making here. Which basically, she’s saying, not to let the mechanics of reproduction override the deeper love and intimacy that really goes into the making of a baby. Right, and that phrase, that very old well known phrase of making love, that’s actually very important. It’s not just the mechanics of the sperm plus the egg equals the baby, but there’s a much deeper, a much more profound energy between the couple, as far as where babies really come from. And actually we go deeper into this in Chapter 8 of our book where we compare or contrast what we call the reproductive style of sex versus the regenerative style of sex. Those two words start with “r”, but just to speak to the these very two different sides of what’s going on in the sex life of a couple, whether they’re to conceive or not. This is very important to mention. So, again, that’s in Chapter 8 of our book. And yes, as I’ve said earlier, you can download that www.NaturalFertilityBook.com.

The fifth point she makes in this article is the effects of “lack of sleep”. And that’s when I was talking earlier about the essential role of healthy fats and oils that goes to about the same level of importance as healthy sleep. Now, there are many reasons someone may not be sleeping well—whether that’s because of the schedule of their work or other environmental factors. As far as whether the light streaming into the bedroom, from a street light outside, or anything like that. All of these things can certainly affect sleep externally. But of course, there are also internal disruption to sleep such as whether it’s unresolved things that are launched into the person’s physiology kind of like the toxins that we mentioned earlier, with the prescription drugs or things like that, or even inner emotional states, unresolved stresses emotions, that have just launched into the whole cellular function of the body. And of course, that’s part of our whole natural fertility treatment is to eliminate any of those kinds of things—whether they’re interfering with sleep or other healthy functions.

And finally, her last point, she talks about the “quality of sperm”. And she talks about a lot of the physical factors, such as sitting with a laptop for hours at a time. She talks about, she’s looking at “agricultural workers” who may be exposed to pesticides. So just to say there’s, again, environmental factors, ergonomic factors, work situations and so on, which will affect the quality of the sperm. But again, she is correct. But we also want to marry that with the whole dynamic approach—everything from the diet and the nutrition, the detox that I mentioned above, the healthy energetic dynamics of emotions, even of the healthy sexuality dynamics that we’re talking about.

So, all in all, I like this article very much. And we do go further into all of these points in our book, The 8 Steps To Natural Fertility. And that’s at www.NaturalFertilityBook.com. And, again, thank you for listening. And I look forward to seeing you next time.

9 Fascinating Things No One Ever Taught You About Male Fertility

Video Transcription

Well, good morning. This is Jeff from Arcanum Wholistic Clinic. And I just have a few minutes before I get started with my morning. I wanted to share some of the things that are in this article I’m looking at. This article was published a couple of days ago on bustle.com. It’s called “9 Fascinating Things No One Ever Taught You About Male Fertility“. And let’s see.

I’ve highlighted some things just to remind myself. Right at the beginning is a very interesting opening. It’s setting the context with talking about the importance of male fertility. And it sets the context with this statistic. It says, “infertility impacts one in eight couples.” That’s actually quite a lot. “And the causes vary—but male infertility is a third of the cause.” So I think we saw that in a recent article we looked at where the stats are quite high, or close to equal, between men and women being behind the causes of infertility.

There’s a point here I highlighted. It talks about,

“‘Sperm count decreases in hotter environments,’ Dr. Riley says, including places like hot tubs and saunas. This is why many doctors recommend men avoid soaking in hot water, or doing anything that will heat up that general area—such as placing a laptop on their lap—when trying to conceive.”

So, we have just the basic regimen issue of body temperature, and particularly in the whole groin area. This point is very interesting to me as well—their second point in the article. “Vegans have a lower sperm count”. And actually, we talked quite a bit about this, in our book on The 8 Steps To Natural Fertility. By the way, you can get that book for free. If you don’t already, it’s available at NaturalFertilityBook.com. And you’ll see in our Chapter 3 of that book, we talked about the importance in fertility, for animal source proteins for both the male and the female. And I know people will promote things like tofu and other vegetable sources of protein, but it’s not giving you the same factors that you need for fertility. So continue on from this point. Actually, just to finish off on my last point on this, this point of vegetable protein. Here, the same doctor Riley there, quoting says, “Alternate sources of protein would be useful to offset this issue.” But as I say, not so much, as I just explained that we have in our Chapter 3 of our book.

Going down to their fourth point. They talked about, “STI’s Can Lead To Infertility”. And I say, yes this is absolutely true. But where we also make a distinction is between actual current infections and someone actually contracts an STI in the present time. But what’s even more significant, even someone who has not ever contracted an STI, when we look at the whole genetic inheritance in either of the pair, either the man or the woman, you look back in the family tree and you see signs—certain diseases that run through the family. Whether we’re talking about, well heart disease is a very big one, but then there are many other littler ones—arthritis and allergies. And we even get into the realms of some conditions of anxiety. Anyways, there’s a whole range. I’m not going to pull up that whole list. But the idea here is that these STI’s have actually transcended the lines of family genetics. Actually, from generations back we still see the after effects of STI’s and all kinds of common health conditions that people normally wouldn’t associate with them. So yes, this point is absolutely valid about taking care of any STI’s. But we even go much deeper into dealing with that in the whole family genetic structure. The technical word that we use is the “chronic miasms”. Getting a little bit of Greek into our morning. But yes, certainly that’s a good point. We just say we expand on that even further in our fertility protocol.

So in this point here, let me just collapse this window. This is another doctor, Dr. Rizk, says “95.” Sorry, maybe that’s supposed to be the other way around, “55 to 95 percent of semen is made up of a thick fluid that allows sperm to swim to their destination.” And as I comment here, we actually cover the whole nutritional protocol, which gives this healthy composition of semen and sperm. And it’s, again, it’s in our book, you can download that at www.NaturalFertilityBook.com. And we actually give you the exact diet the exact way to get this healthy sperm. It’s nice that they have statistics and so on here, but they don’t really give very practical advice about how to do that.

What else do I have here? Just scrolling back to where I am. And I think the final point that they make in this article. I’m skipping some other points because they don’t really have much substance to them. There’s pretty big in general. But in this point here, “Stress Can Make It Tough To Conceive.” Well, that’s I suppose pretty obvious. Should be to most people. And definitely, that’s what I comment on here. Not only do we just acknowledge that as a general point, and then people are left a little bit mystified as to how to manage their stress or what they’re actually should do about it. But that’s why in our fertility protocol, we include the whole range of homeopathics that deal with specific emotions and specific stressess, not just as a general concept, but on a very individualized basis for how a given individual responds to that. And the way I’ll often talk about stress in the general health context, and the general treatment context, is that on an individual basis. We use stress as this general word, but what does it mean on an individual basis and the way that somebody experiences their stress and expresses it? Some people may experience it more as physical tension, tension in the neck, or tension in the gut, or things like that. Other people, it’ll come out in specific behaviors—behaviors that are showing high levels of irritability, or frustration, or things like that. Like they’re overt behaviors, or other people may just become very kind of withdrawn with the feeling of overwhelmed, and so on. Just to say that there’s a very individual expression of stress. And that’s what we formulate—the homeopathic remedies on that individual basis. To help someone kind of be much more steady and strong in the face of whatever stresses. Of course, stress is fairly universal. It’s just a question of how we’re able to deal with it.

So that’s pretty much the end of this article. I just wanted to bring out the good points and expand on where we could go even further with some of the things that they point to. Again, if you don’t have our Fertility Book, it’s free at NaturalFertilityBook.com. Thank you for listening, and I’ll see you next time.