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Not only can reproductive problems damage unborn generations or prevent conception, they can contribute to the breakup of families and a general lack of happiness and self-esteem.
Research suggests that a healthy, loving association with someone of the opposite sex can lengthen life, reduce stress and anxiety, balance hormones and even reduce certain types of pain (such as arthritis).
First you should avoid pollutants and chemicals as much as possible. Cleansing and purifying your water is absolutely necessity. The Nature's Spring reverse osmosis water treatment appliance is an excellent way to protect both you and your family from the many chemicals present in water supplies.
Purchasing organically grown produce and thoroughly washing all produce in Sunshine Concentrate can help to protect us against the pesticide residues in foods. Many of these pesticides are xenoestrogens (environmental estrogens) which contribute to reduced sperm counts and prostate problems in men and fibroids and breast cancer in women.
Nutrient deficiencies are another factor in many reproductive problems. Zinc is vital to reproductive function in men. Vitamin E helps fertility in both men and women. There are many other nutrients which play a role in reproductive health. Super Supplemental Vitamins & Minerals should be considered as general health "insurance," especially during pregnancy.
Medical advice should be sought to help determine the cause, which may be genetic or involve damage to the reproductive organs. Uterine fibroids, endometriosis or blocked fallopian tubes are common problems in women. Low sperm count is a common problem with men. Only when the cause is determined can an appropriate therapy be selected.
Stress can contribute to infertility, since the reproductive function tends to shut down under severe conditions of danger.
One should not give up until one has tried improving general health. In one case, a woman was told by a doctor she was infertile from birth and would never be able to have children. The couple opted for a nutritional approach and eighteen months later she was pregnant and went on to have more children.
The reproductive function requires an adequate amounts of minerals and other nutrients. Eliminate the empty calories, such as sugar, refined grains and canned goods. In their place use a diet of fresh produce, whole grains and organically meat, fish or eggs. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes and unnecessary drugs. Use Food Enzymes to ensure your digestive is good so you can assimilate all nutrients.
Red Raspberry leaves is high in manganese, may be necessary. Nature's Prenatal multi vitamins should be used because it has high folic acid that prevents birth defects even before getting pregnant and Vitamin E is helpful. And if you are under stress be sure to add Stress-J and Nutri Calm.
For low sperm counts, Eleuthero is a remedy which should be considered. Other remedies for male fertility problems include Damiana, KB-C and X-A. Vitamin E, Super Supplemental, Zinc and for stress: Stress-J and Nutri Calm are needed.
Real men can occasionally have problems with sexual function. Impotence refers to a man’s inability to have a normal erection, maintains an erection, premature ejaculation or any combination of these conditions. These problems can cause damage to a man’s self-esteem
When problems occur, start with the basics – good healthy food, fresh air, moderate exercise and clean pure water are all necessary in maintaining a mans potency. It is essential that he be aware of his cardiovascular health. The ability to maintain an erection is dependent on a good blood supply in the pelvic region. Check for problems with high cholesterol, hardening of the arteries or high blood pressure. Mega Chel, Garlic, High Potency and Ginkgo & Hawthorn may all be used to improve general circulation and Damiana can be used to stimulate circulation in the pelvic region. Solstic Cardio is good for circulation and male sexual function.
High blood pressure means that a man’s nervous system is in a state of sympathetic excitement or stress. For a man to perform sexually his nervous system must relax into a parasympathetic state. If it doesn’t the blood won’t flow where it’s supposed to. Here nervines such as Stress-J and Nutri Calm may be beneficial.
X-A nourishes the prostate gland and provides nutrients that aid in the production of male hormones.
Lack of Libido
Lack of libido is often mental/emotional problem more than a physical problem.
Assuming the cause isn't mental or emotional, there are physical causes such as simple fatigue. Good nutrition, adequate rest and perhaps a change of pace can do the trick.
Other physical causes for loss of libido include high or low blood pressure, high or low cholesterol levels, hypoglycemia, diabetes, migraines! cluster headaches and hormonal imbalances. Consult other resources for natural remedies for these problems.
It is usually caused by antibiotics having destroyed the friendly bacteria in the body. Can be destroyed by excess caffeine and other drugs. Candida Clear or Yeast/Fugal Detox and Bifidophilus Flora Force are helpful.
Take acidophilus supplements orally and as a douche. Open the capsules, put the powder in some water and douche. The idea is to implant the acidophilus directly into the vaginal cavity.
Yeast is fed by a diet high in refined carbohydrates and simple sugars. There has been an alarming increase in teenage girls showing symptoms of yeast infections. Usually this is from not enough sleep, junk food diet and antibiotic use. Mononucleosis (i.e. Epstein barr virus) is now common among these kids and it's usually the partner of yeast infections.
Bacterial infections are usually accompanied by a urinary tract infection and may be acquired through intercourse. Both partners should take herbs for an infection to prevent it spreading back and forth. Be sure to add Tea Tree Oil, a just a couple dew drops to each load of laundry.
Herbs typically used for yeast conditions are Yeast/Fungal Detox (oral), Tea Tree Oil 2-3 drops added to water (vaginally), Pau d'Arco (oral & vaginally) and/or Silver Shield (used Vaginally & oral) are good for fungus and bacteria.
Herbs for Lovers
Black Cohosh has an estrogenic effect and has long been used for female reproductive problems. It is antispasmodic (relieves muscle cramps), calms the nerves and acts as a mild pain reliever. It has been used for childbirth pain and sharp menstrual cramps, menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and osteoporosis and to bring on both labor and menses. It helps high blood pressure.
Damiana has a folklore reputation as an aphrodisiac. It is believed to revitalize the male and female reproductive systems, clearing blockages and increasing circulation to the pelvic region. It strengthens the ovum in women and increases sperm count in men. It has been used to aid estrogen production, relieve hot flashes, PMS and infertility in women and prostate weakness in men. It is a general tonic and diuretic, useful for cloudy urine and anxiety and depression.
Ginseng, Korean is famous for its reputation as a way to improve sexual health. It helps reduce stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue and hypertension, which contribute to reproductive disorders. Ginseng is heating and is not recommended for young "hot blooded" people. It is used in China primarily for the elderly and weak.
Eleuthero is not a true ginseng but this herb does help reduce stress and tonify the genitourinary organs. It appears to help low testosterone levels.
Kava Kava is a nervine, antispasmodic and diuretic which stimulates the urinary tract and relieves tension and anxiety. It is a mild euphoric, meaning it produces a pleasant feeling in the body. This herb may be helpful for sexual problems due to nervous tension and anxiety.
Red Raspberry is famous for its ability to tonify the female reproductive organs, but it helps tonify the male reproductive system, too. It helps menstrual difficulties, strengthens the uterus, helps prevent spotting and miscarriage and calms morning sickness. It helps decrease menstrual bleeding and discharge.
Saw Palmetto is famous for its ability to reduce prostate weakness and deficiency. It assists weight gain, increases muscle bulk and often helps enlarge breasts. It stimulates circulation in the pelvic region.
X-A provides minerals that support prostate function and boosts energy levels.
Most of the above herbs mentioned above are in Women's X-Action an excellent formulas for reproductive problems.
Medical science says prostate enlargement is a normal occurrence as men get older. One thing for sure is all systems of the body seem to atrophy with diminished use. It is possible that decreased sexual activity can contribute to prostate problems.
Another possible factor in prostate problems is constipation. Since the prostate sits just in front of the sigmoid colon, it is possible that constant pressure from a sluggish sigmoid irritates the prostate and the bladder. Start using Clean Start colon cleanse to help and eliminate may problems.
Signs of enlargement include scanty urination, pain just up behind the scrotum during urination and sudden intermittent spasm like pains in and around the prostrate area. Another sign of an enlarged prostate is a prolonged low level pain of the prostate after sexual activity.
Keeping the colon healthy and clear, drinking plenty of purified water and mild exercise are the first recommendations. A diet that is rich in fiber and little or no red meat intake is extremely important. Bifidophilus Flora Force is important to providing friendly bacteria to the colon.
Saw palmetto berries is one of the most widely known herb to help because of the research which has been conducted on it. A German study started patients on saw palmetto therapy. At the end of three years 73% of men who had remained on the study experienced normalization of excessive nighttime urination and 54% improvement in regular daytime urination, 75% reduction in trickling bladder problems with peak flow rates stabilizing after 12 months and 55% had considerably less or no further prostate congestion.
Other herbal remedies for the prostate include: Echinacea purpurea, Kava Kava (traditionally used by Polynesians for prostate and urinary tract problems), Hydrangea, Sarsaparilla (traditional herbology favorite) and fenugreek (due to its cholesterol reducing benefits and found in Cholesterol Reg). There are some excellent formulas for this problem, including Men's Formula, P-X and PS II. Regular consumption of tomatoes has shown to benefit the prostate.