7 sperm killers (known & not-so-known)

– For some odd reason, when
it comes to fertility issues, the focus is usually on the
women and not on the man. Yeah, of course, we don’t
just supply the egg, but also the incubator. However, that does not justify the fact that when you are having
trouble conceiving, that you’re being looked
at more than the hubster. So in this video, I am sharing the known and not-so-known seven sperm killers. (upbeat instrumental music) Hello, lovelies, and welcome
to another one of my videos in which I’ll be sharing with you seven known and
not-so-known sperm killers. You have asked me to do
videos on male fertility, so I thought I’d do this first video that I based on a blog
that I wrote a while back. Sperm killer number one, stress. Yes, let’s talk about the
most obvious one first, right? I’m sure you’ve thought about this too. But let me explain to you why this is such a big issue for guys. I’ve talked on this channel
a lot about adrenal health and how it influences your fertility, because if we produce stress hormones, it’s always at the expense
of our sex hormones, and that includes things
like FSH to mature an egg and LH to trigger ovulation. Well, guess what? These two hormones are equally important for sperm production, and
when it comes to testosterone, if a guy is producing
more stress hormones, it will also be at the
expense of testosterone. So when it comes to treating
stress homeopathically, I look at supporting the
same glands as for you. Well, except for the ovaries bit. So I look at the hypothalamus, I look at the anterior pituitary gland, the adrenal gland, and then of course the testes themselves need
support, which is the same as when I would be
supporting your ovaries. Quite a few studies are out there already that have shown that stress
significantly impacts the quantity and the quality of sperm. However, there’s another specific thing that is a big issue when
it comes to fertility, not just the quality and the quantity, but stress in our bodies
causes oxidative stress. The simple way to explain oxidative stress is that is a disruption of the metabolism of cells
to effectively detox. So if your man is already struggling with some sort of toxicity,
whether it is prescription drugs or recreational drugs or
metals or you name it, stress on top of it will
make it even more difficult. Because the oxidative stress causes the body to not detox properly, there are more free radicals in his body, which attacks the cells,
and also the sperm cells. A really important thing
that I prescribe to guys therefore as well as women is Vitamin C. So that’s always, always,
always part of my program. If you need some inspiration
on how to reduce stress, then make sure to check
out my adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism playlist. I will link it up here
as well as down below. Those videos apply to both
men and women, basically. Sperm killer number two
is a history of malaria or the use of malaria drugs. Now, this is not so common. A lot of you may have traveled to other countries and have
either contracted malaria or have had malaria drugs, and you’re not aware of the
effects on male fertility, while studies have already
shown this extensively. In the third world, unfortunately,
this is a lot more known, because malaria is so
much more prevalent there, but it’s really important
that you’re aware of this if you have a history of
either having the disease or having had the drugs. Now, there’s not a lot I can say that you can do at home about
this, but homeopathically, this can be addressed by a homeopath. You can either detox the malaria drugs if you’ve had it in the past, or if you have been unwell
ever since having malaria, then that is something
that needs to be addressed, which you can do with
homeopathic treatment from a qualified practitioner. Sperm killer number three are infections, and I’m talking about STDs, sexually transmitted diseases,
and candida, both of those. And when it comes to the STDs, it doesn’t even need
to be active right now. It can also be an STD that is left untreated from a while ago. That can totally ruin your fertility. It can mean that the sperm is killed off before it actually enters a woman’s body, and for women, it can cause mucus buildup in the fallopian tubes, meaning that sperm isn’t able to swim up
or that a fertilized egg isn’t even able to come down,
or that it then implants into a fallopian tube,
causing an ectopic pregnancy. So if either of you have
had more bed partners than just each other,
then do yourselves a favor and get yourself checked out to make sure that that is not something
that is playing a role for you. Again, this is something that you can look at homeopathically as well, alongside any other treatment
that you’ve been given. When it comes to candida, there is a lot more that you can do. Candida is not a sexually
transmitted disease, although you can keep the
candida alive amongst each other. So you need to make sure that
if maybe you’re struggling with thrush, that your man
also gets treated for candida. The thing is that for a man,
often, it is asymptomatic. He doesn’t notice the same
annoying stuff that you do. But there are a few
clues that will give away that he is definitely struggling
with candida overgrowth. One is a diet that has high levels of sugar, alcohol, or caffeine,
because that will bring up your sugar levels that feeds the candida. Another one is he may suffer with digestive issues, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and diarrhea
alternating, all that jazz. Another clue is that he may often suffer from athlete’s foot or ringworm. Crotch itch is one of them,
or with fungal toe nails. That is a dead giveaway that there are fungal issues going on. Even if he hasn’t been
diagnosed with ringworm but he often gets these
circular patches on his body, discolorations, that is also a fungus, and that is often not recognized. So again, that’s a clue
for you guys as well. And there’s another thing
that is not so well known, but that I see a lot
in clinic, and that is if there has been a history
of the use of cannabis, and I know this is the
case for a lot of people. They may have used it in
their teens or their 20s or they still like to use
it every now and then, regardless of whether it’s
legal or not in your country. (Ingefleur laughs) But if you have a history
of that, then chances are that candida has a lot more
chance to overgrow in your body. And as I said, there’s a lot
that you can do about candida, and I think I’ll do a video
on this topic in the future, ’cause there’s a lot to say about it. But first of all, a low intake of sugar is a very good start, because
candida feeds on sugar, and on stress, because stress
brings up sugar levels, and the candida can just overgrow, even if you’re not having
sweets or candy or any of that. Sperm killer number four is the past use of steroids
or current use of steroids. Now, steroids are used for
lots of different things. Again, it depends on
where you live as well. But it is very commonly
used in eczema cream. So if your man has a history of eczema, then he may have had it
then, or if he’s had asthma or still has asthma and he uses inhalers, not so much the blue and the
green ones, but the brown, orange, red types, those
will contain steroids. But it’s also possible that he’s had some sort of infection,
and that the steroids were prescribed alongside antibiotics. I know that this is a lot more
common in Northern America than it is, for example,
in Europe, but these are just the clues of where he
may have gotten the steroids. The thing with steroids is that
they’re synthetic hormones, so they affect the entire hormonal system, and the effects can last, because it disrupts the system
and that disruption can last even beyond the period that
you’re taking these things. And the only way that you
can deal with that disruption as far as I know, the
only way that you can deal with that disruption is
detoxing that homeopathically. And again, seek out a qualified practitioner
to help you with that. Sperm killer number
five is metal toxicity, and this is what I see a lot in my clinic. I think I still need to
do a video on this topic, but if you’re interested,
have a look on my website. I’ve got quite a few
articles on the topic, because metal toxicity is a huge issue for a lot of my patients. If affects the quality
of sperm, and sometimes, that’s reflected in test
results, but sometimes it isn’t, and all that happens is basically nothing, or even worse, I mean, I think it’s worse, and that’s what you guys suffer
with recurring miscarriages. So those are two huge clues for the fact that you may be suffering
with metal toxicity, either just your man or you both. Unfortunately, this thing
about metal toxicity isn’t as known as I wish it was, because it’s a lot easier to solve than a lot of people know,
(Ingefleur laughs) and that is, again,
through homeopathic detox. I know that there are
lots of programs out there to do this detoxing with
supplements and with herbs, and yes, of course these work. Otherwise these things wouldn’t exist. But they are very hard on the body. They take out a lot of energy. There are a lot of
aggravations for the patients, and this is much less so
with homeopathic remedies. Some people don’t even have
any aggravations at all. So homeopathy is a lot more gentle. The way that you can
pick up on metal toxicity is through a hair mineral test, not so much a blood test,
because if metals are high in the blood, then basically,
you’re already hospitalized. (Ingefleur laughs) Your body’s going to
try and keep the metals as far away from your
important organs as possible, including your blood, so it’s going to try and
dump it in hair first. But then if that doesn’t work anymore, it’s going to hide it
everywhere in your organs, and this is why sometimes, the test results don’t actually show that you have metal toxicity when you do. So it’s important that when
you do a hair mineral test, that you have it interpreted by somebody that is able to recognize
hidden metal toxicity by looking at the mineral transport, so the ratios between
the different minerals. ‘Cause sometimes in the hair, you won’t actually see
mercury, but there’s definitely an imbalance in the mineral transport, which will tell you that mercury
is hiding in the thyroid, in the adrenals, in the brain,
in the liver, you name it. With a lot of my patients, though, we don’t even do the hair mineral test, because their case already shows that they’re most likely
is metal toxicity, and all we do is the metal detox, and then they can see, then
they have their happy babies. So it’s not always necessary
to do the test if there are plenty of clues that show
you towards metal toxicity. And those things are recurring
miscarriages, as I said, possibly a sperm analysis test that shows that the quality of the
sperm isn’t very good. If either of you have had
silver dental fillings, so the amalgam in the past or currently, then that is a clue that
there will be metal toxicity. If you eat anything cooked
in tin foil or have eaten from aluminum pans, or if
you use aluminum deodorant, that will definitely cause metal toxicity. Another clue is if you
have recurring abscesses that heal very poorly, like
tooth abscesses, for example, or ulcers, whether that’s on
your body or in your mouth, that is often an indication
of metal toxicity as well, and when of course you’ve
also got very obvious things, like some of my patients
say that they perspire and it smells like metal or
their urine smells like metal. That’s also an indication. You’re also of course more at risk of having metal contamination in your body if you live in the city, if
you work with heavy metals, or if you’re currently smoking
or have smoked in the past. Sperm killer number six
is past inflammation, mumps, or trauma to the
testicles, and they may seem oddly grouped together,
but the result is the same, and that’s damage to the testicles. Boys that get mumps can get orchitis, which is an inflammation of the testicles, and that can cause
shrinkage of the testicles. So you can see, how are the testicles going to function properly
if there’s shrinkage? And it’s the same when it comes
to any kind of inflammation or any kind of trauma
that can cause scarring, and that really affects the
sperm production obviously. If a guy isn’t sure if
he’s had an inflammation to the testicles in the
past, then he probably hasn’t had it, because
I know from my patients the agony that they are in
when they have an inflammation and how extremely relieved
they are when I give them the right homeopathic
remedies and it is resolved. So the cool thing about homeopathy is that it can address
both a current inflammation and the results of inflammation
in the form of scarring, just as we can do that with women with fallopian tube scarring. Sperm killer number seven is varicocele, and I call this secret and not-so-secret, because the thing is that
varicocele is often mentioned as a huge infertility block;
however, most of my patients that have this, their
doctors have told them that it doesn’t affect
their fertility at all. However, I don’t buy that,
(Ingefleur laughs) because a varicocele is
basically a varicose vein of the scrotum, and a varicose vein is wider than a normal vein, it is bigger. So as a result, there’s more
blood going through that area. If there’s more blood
going through that area, that means that the area,
the issue around it, heats up, and the last thing we want is for those little
swimmers to be heated up. This is why we talk about
loose-fitting briefs and no jacuzzi for the mister
(Ingefleur laughs) when you’re trying to conceive. So I really believe that
a varicocele is something that you shouldn’t overlook. So the way that I treat the
guys that have varicocele is the same way that
I would treat somebody that has varicose veins in their legs or that suffers with hemorrhoids, and I’m surprised time
and time and time again how homeopathy can actually
help shrink down those veins, and quite quickly as well. So there you have it. Those are the seven known and maybe not-so-known sperm killers. I hope that this encourages you as well that there’s a lot that can be done and that can be looked at
to treat your man as well to make sure that you are both in the best position possible
to receive that baby. If you’re interested
in watching more videos on increasing your chances of
falling pregnant naturally, then make sure to click on
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you in the next video, bye!

54 Replies to “7 sperm killers (known & not-so-known)”

  1. I never clicked so fast! First month trying for baby #2! Need all the information I can get ?

  2. Hi, I just wanted to say a big thank you, my partner had his vasectomy reversed in October last year, i discovered your channel when I was looking for tips on conceiving and within three months of following your advice we are pregnant!! It’s still early ( I’m only 5 weeks along today) but your advice was so helpful!! ? ?

  3. I really appreciate all the help and advise you have given and finally pregnant after 3years thank you so much for all your videos ??

  4. Since I am married to a woman and the sperm is always supposedly good (due to all the tests the clinics perform) so I didnt really needed to watch this video, however I did anyways, lol… Perhaps I can help a friend by passing on the message :P!

  5. Thank you so much. The video is so informative and useful ❤ can you please give us advice on how to have healthy menstruation and what is the healthy ways we can help our body during menstruation ?

  6. After a year of TTC I just broke out with eczema by washing my hands too much. Also I have horrible allergies and the only thing that keeps me healthy is Flonase sometimes. Been taking it once or twice a day, I had a filling before once too. My husband works with metals and pesticides sometimes, he had a 10,000 more sperm count than the avg male

  7. Thank you so much for posting this! I am currently on a steroid for an allergic reaction on my skin. Does this affect women the same way it affects men? I don't think I'll be on it for long and it seems to be helping the rash. How long would it take to detox from this in order to resume trying to conceive? Would this month most likely be a wash? 🙁

  8. So is carrying cellphone ? in back or front pocket killing sperm as well? Always being on the phone playing games or watching YT?

  9. Ok so if avg men produce 3000 or 30,000 whatever it is, my hubby who is soon to be 38, produces 5000 or 50,000. Ratio is 3:5 of thousands whichever it is

  10. Did you have a weird, very dull almost cramping feeling in reproductive area around time you figured it was test time that marvelous evening when you got a bfp?

  11. Hi Fleur! I’m about 4 weeks 5 days finally after almost 8 months since my mc. I have been taking 1000mg of vitamin c since post ovulation and I am still continuing it. Is it fine to take through pregnancy on top of a prenatal? Also I stopped my coq10 the day I got my bfp. Is that fine?

  12. Hello! Can you please explain what exactly means homeopathic therapy? Id it eating healthy and taking herbal medication? Or what exactly?

  13. You mentioned digestive issues- would your partner having an inflammatory bowel disease, crohn’s specifically, have an effect on his fertility?

  14. Do you have any book recommendations? In dutch (for you dutch speaking followers ??) or in English?

  15. Do you have a blog or video about what treatments you use to help treat varicocele? I know you said that you treat those in the same way as patients with varicose veins/hemorrhoids, but I couldn't find what those treatments were. The research I have found all say that surgery is the only option. Thank you for your channel and all the work you do <3

  16. Thank you for this video! It’s coming just in time for my (wannabe) growing family ♥️ I’ve been so frustrated doing everything including giving up coffee… okay, reducing my coffee intake (by a lot! ?) and not having anything for my husband to do to help our chances. I love your videos!

  17. Thank you for the video!! I want to work with you though our pregnancy journey. On your website, there is an option for promotion code. Do you have any that I could use? Thank you so so much!!

  18. Thanks for your videos. Some questions: 1- my dentist told me that silver filling is banned in Europe because of business. White filling material is from Europe and silver filling is from North America. I am wondering what your response is. 2. Does silver crown is bad as silver filling? 3. What is the best cookware material to use to minimize toxic? 4. Can white hair from age 18 years old be a sign of toxicity? Thanks very much.

  19. Hi lovely can u plz help me regarding my husband is having 11% alive sperm count.what should i do to enhance

  20. Hello fertility hemopathy, unfortunately my doc is trying to look for eggs but it’s been months we haven’t found one in my ovary. My doc says I could still have eggs but it will take time to mature, can you please me by suggesting how should I trigger my ovaries to produce egg. Please it will be a great help. You never response me but please do this time.

  21. Hi,Im sorry I just have to ask something different with this topic because I don't have a clue.. So,Im on clomid but after 2cycle using it my period became so light,and weird color.. Should I continue taking clomid? Thank you

  22. Thanks for sharing.. is it ok to take all the vitamins you suggested(vit C,D,E) and calc Fluor together with prenatals?

  23. My husband was diagnosed with low morphology and it is at 2%, is there anything you recommend to help with the morphology? I did a laparoscopy and HSG and everything came back normal but we still arent pregnant after trying for 10 months now.

  24. Thank you!! ❤️
    You should do some pregnancy videos too! What to eat and not to eat? Foods and tips for growing a healthy baby? If you can and have any knowledge about this area.

  25. Thank you Ingefleur for your video, as always ? my husband had varicocele too, third grade, and he had a surgery last month. Very helpful and I'm glad that he decided for it. I'm curious about his coming spermiogram and I'm pretty sure it is going to be better than before ? enjoy your day!

  26. Hi I just wanted to ask what would u give to someone with a varicocele nutcracker syndrome? My husband has it and made multiple sperm test and all came out perfectly even tho the vein is quite big by now, what would u suggest? Thanks a lot xxx

  27. My husband is on steroids he was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus. He swelled up a lot before the steroids. Is there anything that you know of that he can take to reduce swelling instead of the steroids? We have been ttc for over 2yrs now and nothing is happening. I'm 39 almost 40 so I feel my time is running out to have another baby. We do have a 4yr old that was conceived in about 6 months or so of trying. She is his only child.

  28. I've had 2 missed miscarriages in a row 5 months apart. Can my husband having candida cause my miscarriages? Or would that have to be me with it? He should a few signs, I dont show any. Also can you have metal poisoning from drinking out of aluminum cups alot? Should we stop that? Thank you Ingefleur!!

  29. I’m still having crampy pms symptoms since fertile window ended yesterday. I don’t want to be that girl who’s like, I didn’t know I was 6 months pregnant!

  30. I can’t NOT be thinking about it, getting pregnant, as long as I’m temping and doing LH tests. Is there a way to test FSH? I was wondering this when I first watched the video. Anyway I did not temp today, just not going to do it anymore.

  31. Hi my lovely ❤❤ I love you so much
    My sister she's pregnant one month and 3 days and her level in vitamin D is 9 and her doctor give her supplements for vitamin D 5 thousand dayli is it normal to take it or not

  32. I’m 5 weeks 4 days today. I found out my progesterone dropped from 38 on 5/17 to 19 on 5/20 (3days!!!) I was on 400mg oral progesterone since my bfp and after finding out the results today I increased my dose to 800mg. I should mention that Friday the test was done fasting while Monday was after eating. My hcg from 5/20 showed a good increase whichOB says is reassuring but I’m still worried abt the progesterone drop since I had a mc last year. Please please advice me Fleur. I’m getting bloodwork done tomorrow again.

  33. This explains a lot. I received a steroid for a serious allergy issue. It messed up my cycle and mood really badly! Super suffering.

    I seriously need your HELP ..
    Hi dr. Am new to your channel. I totally loved the way you explain things it much easier to understand than other channels. Thank you so much for bringing such topics. Today I came across your video on 7 sperm killing things. infact you lit up hope in me.

    I am married 6month ago and ours was love marriage so obviously I am desperate to conceive a baby from him. But gradually I observed that he tired all time not interested in any thing not even in sex sometimes. I was very upset. Then after watching your vedio on candida I recalled he has athletic foot (he wears safety shoes wholeday at work) fungal toe nail, digestive issues (sever gastritis), he had fungal round like slight itching and quite discoloration near his both ear around tragus region then I applied Lotriderm ointment combination of (CLOTRIMAZOLE and BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE ) it's gone for now but he doesn't have any thrush around his penis and he had circumcision done in his childhood itself. He had past history of smoking I literally don't know whether he does on my back or not and has present history of alcohol. He has sinusitis and quite breathlessness and nasal block so he inhales Seroflo inhaler 250 (SALMETEROL& FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE INHALER ) and Xylolin (adults nasal spray).
    How to confirm whether he is having candida or not
    And how to find out whether his tierdnes is just because of his work stress or he is having any serious health issues
    And I also wanted to know whether all these medications that he has been taking will effect in his fertility in any way.

  35. I was wondering if anyone knows if cannabis can cause issues? I’ve read conflicting things. My partner smokes daily. And we just started trying. After one month so far no luck. I don’t drink or smoke myself.
    But wondering if it is best for him to cut down or remove it from his system altogether?

  36. Do you mean malaria drugs used to treat someone who had malaria? Does this also include antimalarial drugs?

  37. I would definitely love a video about candida as well as metal toxicity! Love your videos and how they get to the heart of the matter! No fluff…just helpful information! Thanks!

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