Male Infertility and Diet

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Fetus at 8 weeks after fertilization 3D Pregna...

Fetus at 8 weeks after fertilization 3D Pregnancy (Image from gestational age of 10 weeks). Retrieved 2007-08-28. A rotatable 3D version of this photo is available here, and a sketch is available here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are you trying to get pregnant and seem to be having problems. There are lots of problems today with infertility. One that can really stop a pregnancy is males eating fat laden foods like meat & milk will lower sperm count and quality. Eating vegetables can actually increase sperm count and quality. Are you still eating a diet primarily of animal protein? These types of problems can lead to higher stress which can negatively affect your health.



What are your DNA Volume Settings?


The human genome, categorized by function of e...

The human genome, categorized by function of each gene product, given both as number of genes and as percentage of all genes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Epigenetics is not just the turning ON and OFF of genes but also how much they are turned ON/OFF. This is similar to a stereo were we can turn it ON and OFF but we can also adjust the volume. The volume of methylation in our genes is significant and a new area of study. It is not so simple. “An epigenetics BLOG, says “Experiments with agouti mice have shown that feeding methyl-supplements to pregnant mothers can affect the volume settings of genes in their offspring.” What was eaten during pregnancy can have a profound influence on your babies health just like smoking and drinking does.

Was Your Mother Stressed When She Was Pregnant To You?

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Monday Sept. 12’s Philadelphia Inquirer, ran an article in the Health & Science section. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania determined that stress can affect a fetus in the womb. This finding was published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The study went on to say this was an example of epigenetics. This mechanism of early stress is thought to play a role in autism and schizophrenia. If your mom was stressed during her pregnancy to you, you have to try even harder to reduce the stress in your life. We are the summation of our life experiences.