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

Zinc supplementation can benefit individuals with erectile dysfunction, reveals study

Men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) might want to increase the amount of zinc in their diet. Researchers say that taking supplements of the useful element can help restore the proper functions of the penis. Simply put, ED is a man’s inability to have and maintain an erection. It is often a secondary effect of either chronic health problems like hypertension or stress disorders such as depression. There are two … Continue reading Zinc supplementation can benefit individuals with erectile dysfunction, reveals study

Epigenetics and environmental chemical exposures

Prenatal exposures to environmental pollutants may lead to chronic diseases later in life.Toxic effects of environmental pollution on human health are well recognized. Yet, for a long time conventional wisdom held that a child developing in the womb is sufficiently protected and insulated by the placenta from harmful pollutants outside. This expectation no longer holds … Continue reading Epigenetics and environmental chemical exposures

DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential … Continue reading DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

Study: BPA destroys sperm

Results from a five-year trial on the effects of bisphenol-A (BPA) in human males has revealed that the popular plastics chemical destroys sperm. One of the few BPA studies involving humans, the trial sheds more light on the obvious harm BPA causes on male reproduction, and the need to immediately remove the chemical from from … Continue reading Study: BPA destroys sperm

Boost male fertility with the right foods

As if people needed another reason to eat healthy, whole foods, studies show that the right diet is also a vital factor in male fertility. It's simple: There's a correlation between consuming bad foods and low sperm count. But make healthy choices, and guess what? Sperm counts do anything but wane. One study involved Danish … Continue reading Boost male fertility with the right foods

What Is Selenium? Understanding an Essential Mineral

Source: What Is Selenium? Understanding an Essential Mineral by Dr. Edward Group Selenium is an essential mineral that functions as an amino acid and also provides antioxidant activity in the body.[1][2] Selenium toxicity is a rare condition that results from ingesting great quantities of the element.[3] Selenium deficiency is a more common malady. Selenium is necessary … Continue reading What Is Selenium? Understanding an Essential Mineral

Erectile Dysfunction Raises Red Flag for Heart Disease

A press release by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) reveals that erectile dysfunction may mean more than a troubled romance. According to two new studies of men with type-2 diabetes, erectile dysfunction is a very strong indicator of heart disease. Published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) in May, the research makes clear the … Continue reading Erectile Dysfunction Raises Red Flag for Heart Disease