Can sperm count be related to your diet?

Today, we often forget (or ignore) how food affects our health. Food is fuel and there is something to the adage, “you are what you eat.” Our food provides important vitamins, minerals and nutrients which are needed for our bodily processes to work correctly. Food intake has been linked to chronic diseases such as obesity, …

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Obesity Directly Effects Fertility

It may be hard to believe, but right now, there are more people in the world that are overweight than underweight. If the trend continues, it may have a negative global impact on fertility rates. Some studies suggest that obesity should be considered a cause of infertility as it contributes to reduced semen quality, erectile …

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Don’t Overlook Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin with many roles in the body related to bone health, immune support, and inflammation reduction. Some studies show it may have a role in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and with sexual function. Vitamin D is now routinely tested with blood workups, and about 50% of the population …

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Processed Food May Cause Obesity

Today we are surrounded by many processed food options that line the shelves of our grocery stores. These foods are often cheaper, more convenient, and attractive to those with limited time and cooking skills. Generally, the average American knows that eating fresh, whole foods is better than eating processed foods, yet they continue to rely …

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To Increase Fertility, Go Nuts!

A recent study has shown that including nuts in a regular western diet significantly improves fertility in men by improving the quality and function of sperm.  The duration of the randomized trial was 14-weeks, and was comprised of young healthy men between the ages of 18-35 years-old.  The intervention group added 60 grams, or about …

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Late Night Binge: Habit or Hunger?

Late night snacking is one of the number one problems with America’s eating habits today. Cookies and milk after dinner, bowl of popcorn while watching your Wednesday night sitcoms, a handful of M&M’s from the dining room candy bowl. It all adds up, and increases blood sugar before bedtime, which in turn will cause you …

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What Should I Eat For Breakfast?

Some of the most frequently asked questions in the fitness industry are “Should I eat breakfast” and “What should I eat for breakfast?” As you all have probably heard a million times before, breakfast is absolutely the most important meal of the day, but starting the day with the proper macronutrients to set yourself up …

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10 lifestyle changes that help erectile dysfunction – Part 1

In western medicine, we often look for a simple cure to anything that ails us. We get sick, we take a pill. We have pain, we take a pill. We have ED, we take a pill. The problem is, real health care is often far more entangled and involved than that. Factors that can cause health problems may pose no threat on their own, but when piled up on each other may lead to some frustrating medical issues. The little stresses of life we subject our bodies to, all take their toll, including on our penis and its ability to function. After too much abuse, our body signals that it is giving up the fight. An holistic, lifestyle approach to treating ED can help the recovery and maintenance of a functioning penis.

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