Six lifestyle factors affecting fertility
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.
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