Male Infertility diagnosis is made when the following conditions exist:

  • Inability to conceive a child after 6 months of unprotected sex in absence of female causes
  • Total sperm count < 5 million/ml
  • Presence of >50% abnormal sperm
  • Inability of sperm to fertilize egg

Possible causes of male infertility include:

  • Increased scrotal temperature from tight clothes and briefs
  • Environmental causes such as increased pollution, heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, etc.), solvents and pesticides
  • Dietary habits such as increased saturated fats, low intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fiber

“I definitely prefer these safe, non-toxic and effective remedies and methods to traditional medicine’s reliance on drugs and surgery, etc.”  Anonymous.

At Vitalia, we recommend that men avoid environmental estrogens that are prevalent in plastics, hormone-fed meat and dairy products and other chemicals.  Increasing antioxidants in the diet is a great idea since sperm are susceptible to free radical damage and the health of the sperm is dependent on the anti-oxidant status of the man.

Antioxidants are high in most fruits and vegetables as well as beans and nuts.  In the Journal of Agriculture and Food chemistry, the largest USDA study of antioxidant status in foods revealed…“Cranberries, blueberries, and blackberries ranked highest among the fruits studied. Beans, artichokes and Russet potatoes were tops among the vegetables. Pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts ranked highest in the nut category”. J Agric Food Chem. 2004 Jun 16;52(12):4026-37: