Last week the media was domineered by news that the sperm of Western men is very quickly and seriously dropping in quality. The reason? The chemical BPA found in plastics. Getting this chemical out of our food and water should be a high priority but doing so does not change anything for the men that already suffer from poor sperm count and quality. Luckily there is hope for those that embark on the homeopathy train as this natural medicine has a rainbow of remedies to improve the quality of sperm effectively and safely.
In this post:
- What is BPA
- The effect of BPA on fertility
- How to improve sperm quality
What is BPA
Bisphenol A. (BPA) is a chemical used to make certain types of plastics to make toys, electronics, food containers and water bottles. Some canned products also have a coating on the inside of the metal that contains BPA. This is how it can seep into our food and drinks.
The effect of BPA on fertility
Although BPA is a plastic, it looks a lot like something else to our bodies: estrogen. Because our body thinks it is estrogen, BPA has the same effect on our body that estrogen has.
One of the things estrogen does, is tell the body to not produce too much testosterone. That is necessary both for men and women because we need perfect balance between hormones.
However, if there is too much estrogen or estrogen-impersonators, testosterone levels will drop too much and reduce sperm production and affect erectile function.
BPA is not only harmful for male fertility, but also completely plays havoc with women’s hormone imbalance, and affects the development of fetuses, infants and children. Even more concerning: BPA toxicity is thought to play an important role in repeated early miscarriages because it affects implantation.
In Europe and the United States, BPA is allowed within certain ranges however in Denmark and France, BPA is prohibited which should tell us enough!
Improving sperm quality
Within homeopathy there are lots of possibilities to improve sperm count and quality including in the case of plastic toxicity. The core principle of homeopathy is that a remedy is chosen to match your individual physical & mental/emotional symptoms and preferences. However, modern day homeopathy has also brought us methods to detox patients of drugs, metals and other chemicals including plastic and BPA. Along such detoxes I also use remedies that support hormone producing glands.
Start improving sperm count & quality
- Get homeopathic treatment
- Be careful with food, drink & plastic. Avoid putting plastic in the dishwasher or heating food in plastic. Avoid canned foods & drinks
- Stop smoking
- Consider if your job could cause overheating of your sperm eg if you work in a bakery
- Keep your mobile phone out of your pocket and your computer off your lap
- Take a multi vitamin for men that has extra Zinc