Below are just a few of the hundreds of research studies used in developing the programs offered by Natural Fertility Prescription. If you would like to know more please contact us directly.
The Natural Fertility Prescription programs are based on nearly a decade of clinical experience and more than three decades of research into non-invasive, non-drug methods for boosting fertility in men and women. Below is an overview of just some of the studies drawn upon in developing the programs. Detailed information on the studies is referenced in the back of each program.
The majority of infertility cases due to ovulation disorders may be preventable through diet and lifestyle modification
The department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health followed 17,544 women for 8 years as they tried to become pregnant. During those eight years their dietary and lifestyle habits were observed, and the outcome of the study concluded that the majority of infertility cases due to ovulation disorders may be preventable through diet and lifestyle modification.
4 out of 5 couples previously diagnosed as infertile conceive naturally
A study by Foresight, the Association for Pre-conceptual care in the UK demonstrated an astounding success rate of 81% of conceptions among couples previously diagnosed as infertile. Among those who conceived there were no miscarriages, no perinatal deaths, no malformations and no newborn admissions to intensive care. Women who participated were between 25 and 45 years of age and men between 25 and 59.
IVF must be reserved as the last option
Scientists are concerned about the increased risk of serious undesirable side effects in children born after IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). These treatments must be reserved as the ultimate option after evidence-based and cause-directed treatment of the male patient with deficient semen has been exhausted.’ Reprod Biomed Online. 2003.
Substances found in commonly eaten food responsible for a decline in sperm counts
The Alternative Medicine Review Journal reported that male sperm counts are declining due to exposure to substances such as these found in commonly eaten food. The same study found these toxins may negatively impact spermatogenesis (formation of new sperm).
Sperm counts are declining due to specific environmental pollutants
A study published in the international journal Biofactors confirmed that sperm counts are declining due to specific environmental pollutants, which have been found to negatively impact spermatogenesis (formation of sperm).
A gadget you most likely own causes abnormal sperm shape and low sperm count
Many people own one of these objects. A very recent study published in the Fertility and Sterility Journal found that the more time this object was used per day, the lower the sperm count and the greater the percentage of abnormal sperm was. Long term exposure to this harms the DNA.
Scientists Warn: Increased rates of miscarriages and endometriosis as a result of exposure to this widespread environmental pollutant
The journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology published a study which warns about increased rates of miscarriages and endometriosis as a result of exposure to this widespread environmental pollutant.
IVF success rate doubles when combined with natural fertility methods
A study by Foresight, the Association for Pre-conceptual care in the UK demonstrated IVF success rate nearly doubles when combined with natural fertility methods. The normal IVF success rate is 25%. IVF combined with the natural fertility approach causes the success rate of IVF to increase to 47%.
Consumption of this substance before pregnancy doubles the risk of miscarriage
The peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association published a study which warns about consumption of this substance before pregnancy, as it was linked to twice the risk of miscarriage, when compared to women who don’t consume it.
A substance found in many foods adversely interferes with healthy reproductive function in women
The Fertility and Sterility Journal published a study in 2008 which alerts to this commonly found substance in many foods. This substance adversely interferes with healthy reproductive function in women.
A UK study shows: IVF has 25% success rate alone but combined with natural preconception care IVF has a 47% success rate.
The key elements of the Natural Fertility Program were analyzed in a study which demonstrated a remarkable success rate of 81% of conceptions among couples previously diagnosed as infertile. Of those who conceived there were no miscarriages, no perinatal deaths, no malformations and no newborn admissions to intensive care. Women who participated in the study were between 25 and 45 years old and Men between 25 and 59 years old. Foresight studies.
Higher incidence of male and female infertility among those who ate this food
A case controlled study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology reported a higher incidence of male and female infertility among those who ate this food (details can be found in the program).
Common drink increases incidence of endometriosis, blocked tubes and infertility
A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that more that two units of this common drink per day has been associated with increased incidence of infertility as a result of endometriosis and tubal conditions.
This health food can reduce sperm count
A study published in the Human Reproduction Journal in 2008, found that this health food can reduce sperm count.
Commonly used plants and drinks contribute to infertility
Fertility and Sterility, an international journal for obstetricians and scientists found that when these two common drinks are consumed together the negative effect on fertility multiplies.
A study published in Lancet, found that a substance in these widely used types of plants may contribute to infertility.
Warning! If you are eating this you are risking ovulatory infertility
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study in 2008, warning that this food may increase the risk of ovulatory infertility.
A diet abundant in this substance results in infertility and delayed conception
Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics published an article in 2008, which alerted to the dangers of having a diet abundant in this substance, which has been found to result in infertility and delayed conception.
Unexplained infertility and sub fertility linked to this common condition
Gut – An International Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology reported that unexplained infertility can be linked to this common condition, and urge couples presenting with unexplained infertility to test for it. This condition can be easily treated naturopathically, and the treatment details are outlined in the Natural Fertility Program.
A study published in Medical Hypotheses found that consumption of this food is responsible for many cases of male reproductive disorders and male infertility.
Women who eat this food frequently have higher incidence of infertility
Science of the Total Environment. The International Journal for Scientific Research into Environment and its Relationship with Humankind, reported that women who ate this food frequently tend to accumulate particular toxins which have been linked to a higher incidence of infertility among woman.
70% Higher risk of infertility if you are consuming this food ingredient
Another study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported this food ingredient can increase the risk of infertility by 70% or more!
Drink this 3 times a day and your risk of infertility goes up by 176%
A study involving 1’909 women published in the Yale Epidemiologic Review, found that the risk of infertility was 55% higher in women consuming one unit of this substance a day, 100% higher for women consuming 2-3 units per day and 176% higher for women consuming more than 3 units per day!
Women who took this B vitamin were more likely to become pregnant & women who ate this particular food experienced a detrimental effect on their fertility
The Harvard Study mentioned earlier also found that women who took this B vitamin were more likely to become pregnant, and those who ate this particular food experienced detrimental effect on their fertility.
Want to double your sperm count? Men who eat these foods have twice the sperm count of those who don’t
Lancet is regarded as the world’s leading general medical journal. Lancet, reported in a study that twice the level of sperm counts were observed among men who ate these particular foods when compared to the control group of men who didn’t eat these foods.
3 out of 5 infertile women with endometriosis became pregnant after eating this food
A study published in Fertility and Sterility reported a 60% rate of pregnancies among infertile women with endometriosis after consuming this fertility boosting food. Another study published in the Fertility and Sterility journal, found there was a greater than 50% reduction in the probability of conception if the couple consumed this substance.
How to boost your natural fertility by more than 50%
A study by Lancet warned that as much as one glass of this beverage per day can reduce fertility by 50%. Discover what it is and boost your natural fertility by 50%!
Women who participate in this type of activity are less likely to conceive
A study in Fertility and Sterility found that too much or too little of this can contribute to infertility in women.
The British Medical Journal found that women who participate in this type of activity were less likely to conceive than those who don’t.
If you don’t get enough of this macro-nutrient you may not ovulate
The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a noted, peer-review journal reported in 2009 the link between the amount and quality of this macronutrient and ovulation and fertility.
This mineral may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility
A study published in the prestigious journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology discovered that consumption of this mineral in this particular form may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility.
A number of nutritional therapies have been shown to improve sperm count and sperm motility
A study published in Biofactors, an international journal for understanding biochemical effects of trace substances required by living organisms, found that a number of nutritional therapies have been shown to improve sperm count and sperm motility.
These specific antioxidants, minerals and macro nutrients have proven beneficial in treating male infertility
A study published in the Alternative Medicine Review Journal found that these specific antioxidants, minerals and macro nutrients have proven beneficial in treating male infertility.
These vitamins may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility
A study published in Fertility and Sterility in 2008 found that regular use of these vitamins may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility.
This mineral is crucial for optimal testosterone levels and sperm maturation, egg quality, maturation, implantation, placenta development and normal growth and development of the fetus
A study published in the Human Reproduction Update found that this mineral is crucial for optimal testosterone levels and sperm maturation.
In women the same mineral when coupled with another vitamin plays a key role in regular ovulation. Another study published in this journal found this vitamin is important for egg quality, maturation, implantation as well as placenta development and normal growth and development of the fetus.
When infertile men took this vitamin their sperm count, sperm activity and sperm shape improved
The Journal of Medicinal Food found that when infertile men supplemented their diet with this vitamin their sperm count, sperm motility (ability to propel forward) and morphology (shape of the sperm) improved.
Intake of specific micro-nutrients results in higher sperm count and activity
The Human Reproduction Journal reported increased intake of specific micronutrients with higher sperm count and better sperm motility (ability to propel forward).
A study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology reported a positive correlation between this type of protein and total sperm count.
Male infertility linked to deficiency of this nutrient
The Alternative Medicine Review Journal linked male infertility to deficiency of this nutrient.
Fertile men have higher blood levels of this mineral
The Journal of Human Reproduction reported that fertile men had higher blood levels of this mineral. Men deficient in this mineral had low sperm count. Deficiency of this mineral can lead to impotence in men.
Even minute deficiency in this mineral is linked to infertility in women
A study published in the Lancet found that even minute deficiency in this mineral is linked to infertility in women.
This combination of vitamins and minerals increases female fertility
A double-blind trial published in the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, found that taking this combination of vitamins and minerals increased female fertility.
This herb increases sperm count and sperm activity in men and the number of follicles maturing each month in women
The Journal of Endocrinology reported that this herb increases sperm count and sperm motility in men. The same herb increases the number of follicles maturing each month in women. In a different study this herb was shown to increase progesterone and testosterone levels.
74% increase in sperm count in subfertile men after supplementation with this mineral and this vitamin
A double blind, placebo controlled study published in Fertility and Sterility Journal found a 74% increase in sperm count in sub-fertile men after supplementation with this mineral and this vitamin.
Archives of Andrology journal advocates the combination of this vitamin and this mineral should be used in treatment of male infertility, as this combination has been shown to have beneficial effects on sperm quality.
3 infertile men impregnated their partners after taking this mineral
3 Infertile men impregnated their partners after taking this mineral at this dosage daily, reports the Journal of Fertility and Sterility.
European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology published a controlled trial study which consisted of 100 men with low sperm motility. The men took this many milligrams of this mineral for three months. After three months, there was a significant improvement in total sperm quality, sperm count, sperm motility and fertilizing capacity of the sperm.
This herb boosts progesterone secretion and improves overall fertility
The Journal of Phytomedicine published a study which reported that this herb normalizes luteal phase defect, improves progesterone secretion and improves overall fertility.
Combination of these two herbs improved sperm shape and sperm count
The Reproductive Bio Medicine, a peer-reviewed international journal found that a combination of these two herbs improved sperm morphology (shape) and sperm count. The same study also found that sperm motility (ability to propel forward) improved when this plant was consumed by subfertile men.
7 infertile women got pregnant after taking this herb
The international scientific journal Zeitschrift fuer Allgemeinmedizin from Germany reported that 7 infertile women got pregnant after taking this herb for three months. In another double-blind trial more infertile women conceived after taking this herb, reports another German complementary medicine journal; Forschende Komplementaermedizin.
5 infertile men took this nutrient for couple of months and fathered a child
In a double blind study published in the Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology, 5 infertile men took this nutrient for couple of months and fathered a child. None of the men receiving placebo impregnated their partners.
The International Journal of Infertility and Sterility reported that supplementation with this vitamin significantly increased rates of pregnancies in previously infertile men.
Significant increase in pregnancy rates among previously infertile women after supplementation with this vitamin
Another study published in Fertility and Sterility, found a significant increase of pregnancy rates among previously infertile women after supplementation with this vitamin.
Get pregnant faster by timing intercourse on the days when this symptom is observed
A recent study published in Fertility and Sterility found that couples can get pregnant faster by timing intercourse on the days when this symptom is observed.
How to maximize the likelihood of conception
The peer-reviewed journal Human Reproduction reported that to maximize your chance of conception, intercourse should occur on these days. This is regardless of the relative timing of ovulation. In other words – not when you think you are ovulating relative to your cycle length, but on the days when this happens.
Quality and quantity of your sleep is paramount to your fertility
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism published an article about this hormone and why it is crucial to our health, reproductive function and optimal fertility. To ensure the adequate supply of this hormone, the quality and quantity of your sleep is paramount.
A sleep condition can lead to sub-fertility and infertility
Scientific French journal Revue Neurologique (Paris), published a study on this common sleep condition, and concluded that if you have it and you don’t address it you are more predisposed to obesity, diabetes, premature aging, insulin resistance, lowered immunity and impotence – all of these can cause sub-fertility and infertility.
Sleeping a certain way can improve sperm count, activity and shape
A study published in the journal of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility, reported sperm count, sperm shape and sperm activity is better in men who sleep this way.
Disrupted sleep patterns have been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes
A study published in the journal of Holistic Nursing Practice discovered that shift work has been linked to menstrual irregularities, reproductive disturbances and the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes.
A study published in the Lancet, found that men who are exposed to prolonged stress have adversely affected secretion of testosterone, required for sperm production.
Stressful life events may be associated with decreased semen quality
A recent study published in the Fertility and Sterility Journal in 2009, concluded that stressful life events may be associated with decreased semen quality and that stress may be a modifiable factor in unexplained infertility.
The journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology published a study, which alerts to disregard for the emotions experienced by couples with infertility.
This sport can cause infertility in men
A study published in the European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care found that this sport can cause infertility in men.
Women with ovulatory infertility can start ovulating again if they do this
A study published in the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology found that if women with ovulatory infertility do this they can start ovulating again.
Inadequate supply of this when exercising can lead to cessation of menstruation and ovulation
A study in the Journal of Applied Physiology, reported that in sport inadequate supply of this can lead to cessation of menstruation and ovulation.
IVF drugs are dangerous
Studies have shown that IVF drugs are dangerous for the health of mothers as well as babies and there is no clear evidence they increase a woman’s chance of conceiving. Multiple studies have documented the high risk of birth deformity and severe health problems associated with IVF births. A study from Finland in 2005 showed 43 babies out of every thousand conceived using IVF techniques suffered from a variety of abnormalities including genetic deformities, brain disorders, developmental delays and genital malformations.’ Dr Geeta Nargund, head of reproductive medicine at St George’s Hospital and medical director of the private Create Health Clinic.
50% of infertile situations are arising because of bad timing
‘According to research 50% of infertile situations are arising because the couple isn’t ‘doing it’ right.’ F. Naish, Natural Fertility.
The International Journal of Fertility and Women’s Medicine reported that excessive consumption of this substance was associated with a decreased percentage of normal sperm.
The odds of having a miscarriage or child with birth defects increase when fathers have lower sperm counts
A study published in the International Journal of Fertility and Women’s Medicine; found that women experiencing miscarriages had husbands with 48% visually abnormal sperm. Men who fathered normal pregnancies had only 5% visually abnormal sperm. The odds of having a miscarriage or child with birth defects increase when fathers have lower sperm counts.
Another study published in the Acta Paediatrica Supplement confirmed those findings and added that patients with this condition are subfertile and have increased incidence of stillbirths and perinatal deaths.
This vitamin stops sperm from sticking together
The Federation Proceedings Journal published a controlled study on this vitamin, which has been found to reduce sperm agglutination (sperm stick together) and increase fertility in men when taken at this dose daily.
Frequent flying and jet lag associated with irregular secretion of this crucial fertility hormone
Frequent flying and jet lag has been associated with irregular secretion of this hormone crucial to fertility, reports the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health.
Here is what a medical expert has to say about neglecting mind and emotions when addressing a condition;
“Some day the medical profession will wake up and realize that unresolved emotional issues are the main cause of 85% of all illnesses.” Dr. E. Robins MD.