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The French Grape Theory of Sperm

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 28, 2019 11:16:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim

Mid section of bartender pouring red wine on glass in bar counter

What caused French sperm counts to fall by a third? We may have to enlist Poirot to solve this mystery.  So far, the facts are 26,000 men from Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrenees in Southwestern France where Bordeaux is made had a significant decline in the number and quality of their sperm.  

French researchers studied this problem and Voila they came up with a plausible answer. Wine cultivation requires pesticides and insecticides and these chemicals disrupt the male endocrine system.  

Pesticides block the production of sperm and alter sperm shape, size and ability to swim. These toxins interfere with the production of testosterone, alter sexual differentiation brain chemistry and affect the thyroid. Keep that in mind next time you plan a romantic meal paired with your favorite wine.  

Sperm counts dropped by 32.2 percent between 1989 and 2005 about 1.9 percent per year.  Sperm concentration dropped from 73.6 million sperms per milimetre in 1989 to 49.9 in 2005.  Guess what?  Sperm quality is linked to life expectancy.  Low quality = shorter life.  

Second Nature patients take DFH's Detoxification Support Packets for convenient environmental protection to prevent pesticide exposures.  EssentiaGreens is a great greens food product packed with antioxidants for good health.  Mix into filtered water and you'll get good daily coverage.  I'll drink to that. . . . 

Topics: Men's Health, Detoxification

Isadora Guggenheim

Written by Isadora Guggenheim

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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