It may be harder than you think. As we are celebrating our mom’s this Mother’s Day, it’s important to remember all of the women who want to be a mom, but can’t. For them, this day is not a day of celebration. It’s a reminder that their bodies or their husband’s bodies cannot help with conceiving a baby. Look around at your family members and friends. It is getting easier to find a couple who tend to look away from the babies, don’t want to hold them and appear a bit distant and sad. The rate of infertility and inability to carry a baby full term in this country has never been higher. Contrary to what your health classes tried to teach you in high school, it isn’t that easy to get pregnant and it seems that it’s getting harder and harder. It appears that 35-40% of the problem lies in the women and 35-40% of the problem lies in the men. At least that’s what the science says. What may be happening however is the toxins in the environment, food, air, water, etc. may be influencing our fertility rates. Why do women suffer from irregular periods, pelvic inflammatory disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and ovarian cysts? Why do men suffer from low sperm count, slow sperm mobility, and inferior sperm quality of movement? Could it be immune problems, weight issues, STD’s, adrenal health, hormone imbalance, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies, food allergies, inflammation, or other variables that are causing our bodies not to do what they are naturally created to do—conceive a baby?
- Instead of handing out Viagra, perhaps we should be giving men a blood test to determine their vitamin D levels.
- Instead of handing out steroids, perhaps we should be giving women a heavy metal test.
- Instead of handing out hormones perhaps we should be giving both men and women a gluten sensitivity test.