Sperm from malnourished males transmits information that negatively affects the genetic expression of their offspring

DNA has long been considered the roadmap to our destiny, the final determinant in our disease risk and longevity. We are told repeatedly that our health is inherited, that our life is already determined by our father and mother’s DNA. While the DNA provides a template, it is not the final arbiter over our health. … Continue reading Sperm from malnourished males transmits information that negatively affects the genetic expression of their offspring

Scientist says sperm counts are dropping so low that human reproduction may soon be a thing of the past

Men today only have about half the amount of sperm that their grandfathers did, and the situation is getting progressively worse with each passing day. Shanna Swan, PhD, published a paper back in 2017 about this infertility phenomenon. More recently, she published a book about how endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and other factors are destroying men’s bodies at … Continue reading Scientist says sperm counts are dropping so low that human reproduction may soon be a thing of the past

Mainstream media telling men to freeze their sperm before receiving coronavirus vaccine

Mainstream media outlets are telling men to strongly consider freezing their sperm before receiving a Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine because it can lead to future fertility problems. This is according to the University of Miami, which is conducting research into the new coronavirus vaccines flooding the United States to ascertain whether or not they can cause infertility … Continue reading Mainstream media telling men to freeze their sperm before receiving coronavirus vaccine

African hemp boosts sperm quality, improves antioxidant levels

The Nigerian hemp (Cannabis sativa) is known to cause male gonadotoxicity (damage to the testes), which could be temporary or permanent. One of its main characteristics is hyperprolactinemia, a condition that, in men, causes sexual dysfunction and infertility. According to reports by The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) of Nigeria, illicit users in the … Continue reading African hemp boosts sperm quality, improves antioxidant levels

High Sugar Diet May Epigenetically Affect Sperm Quality

Obesity continues to be a rising problem in the US. It can result in a number of negative health effects that can shorten life expectancy like diabetes, hypertension, and can even alter the functionality of sperm in men. With fertility levels in recent decline for both women and men it’s important to understand all factors that contribute to healthy reproduction. … Continue reading High Sugar Diet May Epigenetically Affect Sperm Quality

Compounds in plastic linked to declines in sperm quality, quantity

While most of us are aware of the dangers posed by pollution, we may not be aware that our very existence is being threatened in a very different way by plastics in the environment. Could the future of the human race be hanging in the balance? A recent study by researchers from the U.K.’s Nottingham University, published … Continue reading Compounds in plastic linked to declines in sperm quality, quantity

Male fertility warning: Chemicals in household items can damage sperm in men, dogs

In the past eighty years, sperm quality has fallen by 50 percent, beckoning an infertility epidemic among men. Sperm can only be created when there is a healthy balance of hormones, dominated by testosterone. There are chemicals in the household environment that mimic the effects of oestrogen once they are inside the human body. These … Continue reading Male fertility warning: Chemicals in household items can damage sperm in men, dogs

Folate Deficiency in a Father’s Diet Could Cause Negative Pregnancy Outcomes by Changing Sperm Epigenome

Scientists at McGill University, Canada reported that folate deficiency in a father’s diet could increase birth defects in the offspring by altering sperm epigenome. These defects include craniofacial and musculoskeletal malformations. The scientists fed male mice either a folate-deficient or folate-sufficient diet throughout life and then performed genome-wide DNA methylation analysis and subsequent functional analysis to identify … Continue reading Folate Deficiency in a Father’s Diet Could Cause Negative Pregnancy Outcomes by Changing Sperm Epigenome

Father’s Exposure to Phthalates Impact Epigenetic Marks on Sperm DNA

New epigenetic research conducted by scientists at the University of Massachusetts suggests that a father’s environment can affect the health of his baby via epigenetic marks in his sperm. Specifically, male exposure to phthalates, which are endocrine disruptors found in plastics, personal care products like shaving cream, and in the environment that surrounds us, were … Continue reading Father’s Exposure to Phthalates Impact Epigenetic Marks on Sperm DNA

Fathers Affected by Early Life Trauma May Impact Later Generations Through Sperm MicroRNAs

When it comes to reproductive health, it’s no secret that a pregnant mother’s choices and environment can severely impact her child’s epigenetics and health—especially mothers suffering from PTSD. But it turns out fathers who have suffered significant stress early on in their life may also epigenetically impact the physical and mental health of their offspring. It was previously … Continue reading Fathers Affected by Early Life Trauma May Impact Later Generations Through Sperm MicroRNAs