Women and couples who are experiencing difficulty with conceiving or infertility has become an epidemic today. We are hearing about it with friends and family, and we also see and hear about it in the media with celebrities. It comes up in casual conversation and there isn’t anything causal about at it all. It’s almost as if it’s a state of normalcy except for the woman or couple going through it. Majority of people experiencing the challenges accept it solely as an imbalanced or depleted hormone problem, and are not looking at what the underlying causes may be.

Conventional medicine is still the main choice in trying to overcome infertility and it has so little to offer. It’s mainly blood work (which is an important source of information but it’s one dimensional), fertility drugs, and IVF (in vitro fertilization) that is mostly geared towards the female. The natural health community attributes 40 percent of infertility problems to men, 40 percent to women, and about 20 percent to unknown origin. Conventional medicine focuses on symptoms and not underlying causes.

Some of the underlying causes seen in women are: a pH imbalance, stress, lack of calcium needed for fertilization, pelvic inflammatory disease, an STD, HPV vaccine, allergy, cholesterol, and over-the-counter NSAID medications, hormone imbalance, emotional issues, white sugar, thyroid imbalance, malnutrition, some synthetic vitamin supplements, alcohol use, smoking, genetically modified foods which lack the nutrients necessary for fertility (because they are infertile themselves), high fructose corn syrup, phyto-estrogens from soy, vaginitis, caffeine, and a lack of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, or K.
Some of the underlying causes seen in men are: an increase in body temperature from tight clothing and hot baths, cholesterol and auto-immune disease medications, amino acid, vitamin C, B, E, or zinc deficiencies, a lack of DHEA, stress, cortisol or pH imbalance, age and time of year, occupational hazards, radiation from cell phones, malnutrition, heavy metals, alcohol, infections, smoking, cottonseed oil, and genetically modified cotton and other foods, steroids, phyto-estrogens from soy, chemotherapy, STDs.

Underlying causes rarely to never come up in conversation with a conventional doctor and this is why one should seek out a natural health practitioner. There a multitude of natural solutions and remedies today in improving fertility. One may be aiding a client in shifting their diet structure by eliminating processed foods, dairy, soda, junk food, etc. This could possibly change everything. If there are other issues at hand the alternative practitioner would be able to address these challenges as well. Health issues aren’t just body issues, they are life issues.
When making a decision about going the natural health route, you definitely want to select someone who designs clinical programs specifically to suit the needs of the client. No one client presents with the same challenges and the program being created should not be cookie cutter. They should also incorporate blood work and saliva hormone panels, even though it’s one dimensional it’s still an important piece of the overall picture. Conception, to pregnancy, to birth are some of the most beautiful gifts and it should be treated as such.

If you would like to speak with me directly or set up a consultation to expand further on this topic please feel free to contact me @ 914-374-3484 or email me: I look forward to speaking with you!

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