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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Surprise, Sweet Snap Peas do what?

Snap peas

This small spherical sweet vegetable has a surprising side effect! If you are trying to have a family perhaps you should skip snap peas for the time being. Seriously, they help fight infections, cancer, lower blood pressure, provide a good source of fiber and help to regulate sugar diabetes, but also lower sperm count. The sweet snap pea contains a sperm-suppressing compound which may single-handedly stop fatherhood. 

Trying to sire then skip the stress! 

Stress has a huge impact on sperm. Striving, straining and stressing over the lack of results actually contributes to the low sperm count. It also makes the female less susceptible to the sperm. A woman's body is more open to pregnancy during the 3 day "survival period" of her egg. The female's body is  acidic 
bathing its own walls with an acidic fluid to keep germs from flourishing. These same acids can can kill off sperm when encountered. Dr. John E Eichenclaub recommends using a baking soda douche 2 hours prior to going to bed to make the vagina more receptive to sperm, using 2 teaspoons full baking soda with 1 quart of warm water. If this is the problem results should be seen within 3 months time. 

Say you skipped the sweet peas and still have not sired what are the supplements you should be selecting?

Antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamins C and E increase both the sperm count and motility (sperm's ability to swim). Dr. Julian Whitaker advises that large does of the supplement vitamin C in some studies has actually reversed some cases of male infertility. He recommends taking a daily dose of 1,000 mgs of vitamin C along with 400 to 800 iu. of vitamin E and 15 mg  (25,000 international units) of beta carotene. Also a zinc deficiency has been known to have an impact on low sperm count so 30 to 60 mgs daily is recommended. A word of caution take your zinc and vitamin C two hours apart as vitamin C blocks the absorption of zinc. 

A Minnesota Doctor's Home Remedies for Common and Uncommon Ailments by John A. Eichenlaub, M.D.
Jean Carper The Food Pharmacy
New Choices in Natural Healing by Prevention Magazine

Thank you for visiting me today. This post in linked to ABC Wednesday. Surprise, our letter is "S" today!
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Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger May 21, 2013 at 10:06 PM  

And I was just wondering whether to plant some this year! Guess I will!

betchai May 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM  

Wow, this is very helpful info Judy, did not know about it, but thankfully, I can still enjoy my snap peas because we are no longer planning to have kids.

Kate May 21, 2013 at 11:50 PM  

SNAP peas are SO delicious! Kate, ABC Team

Mar May 22, 2013 at 10:04 AM  

Superb information, thanks!!

S is for...

Roger Owen Green May 22, 2013 at 1:14 PM  

SANE nutritional advice!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Ann May 22, 2013 at 2:22 PM  

Had snap peas last week at a buffet at a shower. Were delicious.

Leslie: May 22, 2013 at 11:38 PM  

One of my favourite vegies, so I eat them simply for their flavou.Glad to hear there are positive side effects!

abcw team

Chubskulit Rose May 28, 2013 at 1:11 PM  

We love sugar snap here especially the kids!

Sorry, late visit for S.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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