4 Ways to Boost Sperm Health
Do you feel like when it comes to trying to conceive that the weight is all on your shoulders? So many women do.
You may feel guilty or even ashamed that you’re not pregnant yet. Most of the blame is put on women, after all. We’re ever so aware of our biological clocks and the notion that our eggs bite the dust the second we turn 35.
The truth is...men have a biological clock, too. Studies prove the sperm quality begins to deteriorate when men turn 35.
Did you know that 40% of infertility problems are caused by male factor infertility?
And that male factor infertility may affect embryo development and possibly increase miscarriage risk? In fact, 48% of miscarriages are thought to be due to abnormal sperm issues.
Did you know that even in IVF and ICSI procedures, if the sperm has a high percentage of damaged DNA, the pregnancy is more likely to end in miscarriage?
So what can you do to boost your partner’s sperm health?
1.) Load him up with antioxidants!
Many studies have proven the effectiveness of antioxidants in improving motility, count and morphology of sperm.
That means tons of fruits and veggies. I think the easiest and most consistent way to supplement antioxidants is with a supergreens powder than can added to water every day. I recommend Metagenics Brand Phytoganics because it’s the only 100% organic one out there. (Even just one non-organic fruit or veggie can botch up the quality and effectiveness of the product.)
2.) Avoid or minimize dairy, sugar, alcohol and caffeine.
I know. I know. That’s all the fun stuff!
At the very least, suggest that he avoid these no-no's around the time of ovulation. Studies show that alcohol affects sperm count and motility. Another study revealed that women have a higher chance of miscarrying if her partner drank alcohol at the time of conception.
3.) Keep the boys cool!
Take the laptop off his lap and his cell phone out of his pocket. These devices create heat.
Sperm are delicate little creatures; they wither up and die in the heat. On that note, he should avoid hot tubs, wear loose fitting cotton boxers, and stay off his bicycle.
4.) Acupuncture & acupressure
Studies prove that specific acupuncture points increase the health of sperm.
Both acupressure and acupuncture are effective ways to improve both the health of his sperm and his whole health. Tell him it will relieve that back pain he's been complaining about, clear up his congestion, improve his digestion and help him to sleep better and relieve stress, too.
Acupressure is a fun tool that he’ll love to receive from you or do on himself.
In my acupressure program, Total Fertility Wellness, I teach an acupressure protocol based on an acupuncture protocol that was proven to improve count, motility, and morphology in just 5 weeks.