WHY CAN'T WE HAVE A BABY?
"Almost one in six couples face infertility." The headline of a January, 2013 article for Reuters, by Genevra Pittman. The article was discussing a study called Prevalence of Infertility in the United States as Estimated by the Current Duration Approach and a Traditional Constructed Approach.
"A digestive disorder caused by sensitivity to gluten, celiac disease can cause male infertility. Fertility may improve after adopting a gluten-free diet." From an article on the Mayo Clinic's site called Male Infertility. Be aware that NCGS is a far bigger deal than Celiac.
"The average American consumes between 150 and 170 pounds of sugar per year --- and this does not even begin to deal with high glycemic index, heavily processed carbs that are converted to sugar as soon as they enter the body." Dr. Schierling from a recent post.
According to the CDC, Infertility is a major problem here in America. Of women between the ages of 15 and 44, nearly 7 million (12%) are unable to conceive, with seven and a half million having used some sort of medical FERTILITY SERVICES in the past. My LAST POST contained peer-reviewed research that agreed, saying that 12% of women worldwide are infertile. Global infertility stats by the U.N.'s WHO are worse, doubling this to almost 25% for couples. And although there are any number of reasons for infertility throughout the rest of the world, here in America, I would argue that the biggest reason couples have trouble in this area is due to the consumption of mass quantities of SUGAR AND HIGH GLYCEMIC INDEX CARBOHYDRATES. Let me briefly show you why.
Sugar causes INFERTILITY in women because it is so intimately associated with both Inflammation (HERE) and PCOS (POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME) --- the number one cause of infertility nationally. There are those who want to tell us that PCOS and infertility are mostly genetic. While I would never deny that there is a genetic component in a portion of the population, the more we learn about genetics, the more we realize that "bad genes" are turned on or 'activated' by poor lifestyle choices (SMOKING, CRAPPY DIETS, TOO MANY DRUGS, CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY ILLNESSES or AUTOIMMUNITY, exposure to TOXIC CHEMICALS AND XENOHORMONES (or HERE) as well as any number of others). This phenomenon is known as EPIGENETICS, and is where the research in this area is headed.
And as for you men, let's not try and pin this problem solely on your wives. Look in the mirror. See that gut? That OVER-SIZED BELLY of yours is slowly (or maybe rapidly) lowering your sperm count and making you impotent to boot. This means that you are severely dampening your ability to get your wife pregnant via two completely different mechanisms. If you read the link in the next paragraph, you'll notice that blood sugar, belly fat, and low T (women actually get high T -- a hallmark of PCOS), are intimately related to each other in the peer-reviewed literature. In fact, it should not come as a surprise that sugar consumption has the potential to foul up virtually any aspect of your endocrine system (HERE).
How big is this problem of male infertility? All you have to do is open the sports page of any major metro newspaper and see how many adds there are for men to attend a "Free Seminar" put on by some doctor who wants to test and fix your LOW LEVELS OF TESTOSTERONE (Low T). According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (Quick Facts About Infertility), "Infertility affects men and women equally. Twenty-five percent of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility. In approximately 40 percent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause of infertility." While mechanical problems such as varicocele (an enlarged testicular vein) are certainly not an uncommon cause of infertility, I would argue that beer guts are a far more common cause.
The cool thing is, many of you --- probably the majority of you, whether male or female --- can fix this problem yourself. How do you do it? Firstly, you need to realize that sugar is turning men into women and women into men (NO EXAGGERATION!). Secondly, if you are looking for a generic protocol designed to address the underlying causes of your chronic health issues, HERE IT IS. For information that is specifically geared towards reversing infertility and getting pregnant, CLICK HERE.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).