Poor semen quality, thick mucus, cystic fibrosis; what do they have in common?

Let’s start with the mucus part. I’ve posted a webpage below that may be hard to understand.  It basically talks about the the affects of l-arginine on CF patients.  L-arginine is an amino acid which changes the viscosity (thickness) of mucus.  This makes the semen a healthier environment. L-arginine has many other strengths having to do with the heart, digestive track and lungs as well. Someone wrote to me about her husband having cystic fribrosis and thinking he should not have children.  Wow, I  can so understand that feeling.  I also see that she was caring about her baby in the way we talk about here; ahead of time. The great news is that there ARE natural ways to overcome the large issues, like Cystic Fibrosis as well as the smaller problems like thick semen. These problems stem from the body’s inability to produce mucus properly.  Let’s look at that, shall we?  The same applies to women with thick mucus so pay attention. I immediately thought of l-arginine because I have a stood behind a product I carry for years for men with thick, acidic, unhealthy semen and for women cervical mucus.  The eternal search for egg-white-quality mucus. Here is an article below that is intense but if you just read slowly is a good one.  CF sufferers can benefit from it as well. Cystic Fibrosis and L-arginine article Natural supplements can be applied to infertility in all manners of situations.  Too often we separate the body in our minds.  We believe that the endocrine system and the respiratory systems are not connected, as far as needs.  NOT so. ...

Herbs to increase iron levels

As with anything we do at Infertility Workshop we want to make sure that the herbs we introduce you to would be healthy for TTC.  So even though we don’t have all the answers, we do want to help you with your health questions about herbs as much as possible. Herbs for increasing iron levels are as follows: The best tea for enhancing iron absorption is anise.  Mint, caraway, cumin and licorice teas are also effective but anise is the best. Gentian (available in tincture form) is used in the treatment of anemia because it stimulates the secretion of digestive juices, thereby enhancing iron absorption. Yellow dock (available in tincture form)is used to raise hemoglobin levels in the blood and is also a good source of iron. Dandelion is another helpful herb and can be taken in tincture form, but if possible, juicing is best. You can purchase it in any good produce section or healthfood store or even a farm stand.  Just juice it for the best results because you will get the entire leaf and stalk for vitamins AND minerals. Click here for more information about Herbs and TTC (Trying to Conceive) Share and...

Hormone Levels

Hormone Testing Kits available in our store LH - Lutenizing Hormone 5-20 mIU/mL (gonadotropin) signals egg to leave ovary FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone 14-16 mIU/mL (gonadotropin) stimulates follicles to produce eggs GnRH - Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone secreted by hypothalamus - control secretion of LH and FSH TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone 0.4-7.0 uIU/mL T4 4.8-10.8 ug/dL T3 33-45 percent PROLACTIN 0-20 ng/mL TESTOSTERONE 20-70 ng/dL total adrenal and ovarian secretion FREE TESTOSTERONE 0.6-3.2 pg/mL sex binding protein levels may decrease with chronically elevated levels INSULIN 0-20 uU/mL increased insulin contributes to increased androgen by ovaries often the fasting insulin level is elevated even with normal glucose reading Hormone Testing Kits available in our store Share and...

B6 and progesterone production

The benefits of B-6 are many.  Let’s look at the best of them: Vitamin B6 in its natural state, as opposed to isolated in a laboratory, will give your body the “anutrients” that are supposed to accompany it.  A-nutrients are the balancing nutrients that all vitamins and minerals have “attached” to them.  An example is that to separate calcium from magnesium would make calcium almost unusable by the body.  Calcium needs magnesium to draw it into the blood and tissue.  Copper needs zinc etc.  With vitamins it is the same. Vitamin B6 is the vitamin necessary for the production of progesterone and a good healthy egg. Vitamin B6 will also lower prolactin; the hormone which produces milk for baby after birth.  It is this higher level of prolactin after birth which suppresses progesterone production.  This may not sound positive if you are nursing but for those who have allergies to dairy it is very helpful.  Note: Because of this lack of  B6 and subsequent rise in prolactin many will find fertility during nursing lowered.  Raising B6 will therefore lower prolactin, milk production and raise progesterone levels over time. Vitamin B6 will also help the body to deal effectively with stress.  Without it, stress raises cortisol which affects testosterone as well causing the imbalance of testosterone and estrogen necessary for proper a proper cycle.  More about this when we develop hormonal strategies. Vitamin B6 is necessary for the formation of antibodies and red blood cells. Vitamin B6 maintains and stabilizes healthy body tissue, skin and nerves, and hormone production. Vitamin B6 is as important to men as it is for...

Benefits of Ho Shou Wu

Concerning the Ho-Shou-Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) also known in the U.S. as Fo-Ti-Tieng: Ho Shou Wu is a fantastic adaptogen. (Read about what adaptogens in our herbal glossary. If you take it in large enough quantities you will likely experience some or all of the following: * Strengthening your liver and kidneys.  Ho Sho Wu behaves aggressively in getting your body to fire up its vital force and energy. * Notice improvement in blood sugar levels.  When the liver is strengthened blood glucose levels are maintained more effectively by the body. * Notice you feel a sense of calm come over you more often.  You can deal more effectively with stress. * Notice a significant change in energy levels.  As part of your fertility therapy ho sho wu helps because it works on the energy zones of the body, especially the kidney-liver realm.  It is the liver and kidneys that control fertility aspects. Think of what this herb can do for you. Because of how Ho-Shou-Wu works for both male and female infertility both husband and wife can benefit from its use.  There is a special energy that goes back and forth between people when they are in close physical contact. Studies of this herb have shown that this herbal energy works ten-fold during lovemaking and the energy is actually exchanged between husband and wife during this time. While taking Ho Shou Wu you may find your husband’s closeness brings about healing in a way all its own. Ho-Shou-Wu is also strengthening to your body’s structuring design such as bone, ligaments, tendons, etc. While taking a few capsules a day...

Intro to Natural Progesterone Cream

Most women on the internet who are searching day and night to find fertility answers to infertility problems have read about natural progesterone cream.  Do most women understand the subject of natural progesterone, progesterone the hormone or what progesterone cream even IS?  NO.  That is my answer and I’ll stick to it. I have been helping couples overcoming infertility; naturally, since 1998.  The reason we have so many couples overcoming infertility is because we don’t spend time sprinkling invisible baby dust but rather, we teach couples why they are infertile and what to do about it. We are going to give you an envelope of baby dust free with an order but we are going to help you to feel great about what information you are armed with and will use to better your health. There is one thing that I have found, of ALL the products, herbs, supplements and gadgets that helps most every couple who crosses the threshold of our fertility websites; PROGESTERONE CREAM and I mean Natural Progesterone Cream. Why?  Because at the top of the mineral deficiency list is always Calcium and the top of the hormones lacking is usually progesterone.  I say usually because it does depend on pre or post menopause.  At Happy PMS Cream . com you will find a wonderfully effective natural progesterone cream with all natural ingredients and very popular in fertility/TTC circles. It is one of the 3 creams we recommend for TTC and in our Cleansing for TTC Shutdown; all time and effectiveness tested. More… Share and...