==== ====For More Tips & Info Check This Out :http://tiny.cc/hln1z==== ====I. What is a raw food diet?The raw food diet is defined as a type of diet of which at least 75% of the daily diet must beunprocessed and uncooked foods or foods can not be heating above 115 degree of Fahrenheit or40 °C , including fresh fruit and vegetables and raw meats. It believes that the more raw foodin your diet, the more healthy you are. While there are many benefits for people eating raw, suchas increasing energy for our daily activity, improving skin appearance, assisting digestive process,stability weight loss with no risk of weight re-gaining, reducing the risk of heart and chronicdiseases, because the diet contains high in trace minerals, essential vitamins, fiber andphytochemicals and less harmful substances, such as trans fat, saturated fat and salt, but itinterferes with the natural process of human being over thousand years of eating cooked foods,such as smaller jaws and teeth , shrinking stomachs have shrunk, and longer small intestines andlengthening the digestive surface area.Some alternative medicine, such as Ayurveda, and traditional Chinese medicine suggested that araw-only diet may not be appropriate for people living in colder climates, because in order to fightoff the constant cold or Prolong periods of eating raw foods deplete the yang qi in the body. Sincemost raw foods eaten in typical American raw food diet are cold, they will decrease the yang qieven further, leading to colding affects in our body, resulting in certain kinds of diseases, includingblood stagnation and kidney yang deficiency, causing infertility in some severe cases.II. What is Fertility and Infertility and the explained causes of infertilityA. FertilityFertility is a natural process to insure the survival of human species. Through natural selection, weproduce many offspring when the reproductive system works at its peak in a suitable environmentwith plenty foods around. On the other hand, the reductive system may completely shut down orwork at its minimum state and we produce less offspring, when the environment is hostileincluding less foods around, war, epidemic, etc. but regardless any situation. most women arecapable to conceive sometimes before menopause.B. InfertilityInfertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexualintercourse. It affects over 5 million couples alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world.Because of an unawareness of treatments, only 10% seek help from professional specialists. Infact, about 35% of infertility is caused by the males inability to fertilize. 35% is caused by thefemales inability to conceive, 10% attributes to both, and 10 % is considered a failure with an
unknown cause.C. The unexplained causes of infertilityThe Unexplained cause of infertility is defined as a condition of a healthy couple who have foundno reproductive structure or medical problems, but for whatever reason, the female partner isunable to get pregnant, and modern technologies and doctors in conventional medicine fail to findthe causes of infertility.According to conventional medicine, a couple are diagnosed with explained causes of infertilitycan have children by going through the process of artificial insemination or other options such asadoption, or subrogation. Some women may seek help from traditional medicine, because of costeffectiveness or believing that traditional medicine can offer a more natural birth.III. Before proceeding further, let us take a look of:What is a menstrual cycle?The menstrual cycle begins when the level of estrogen starts to rise. At certain point, the brainstimulates hypothalamus to produce Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (FSH) which in turnstimulates the pituitary gland to produce the Follicle stimulating hormone, leading to initiating thegrowth and recruitment of immature Ovarian follicles in the ovary. At its peak, the pituitary glandswitch to produce luteinizing hormone (LH), the FSH starts to decline which stimulates the matureof follicle and the production of estradiol and thicken of the uterus lining as well as promotingfriendly cervical mucus, triggering ovulation, resulting in extruding egg from the ovary into theFallopian tube and initiating the conversion of the residual follicle into a corpus luteum. The corpusluteum in turn produces progesterone in preparing the uterus lining for a possible eggimplantation. If pregnancy does not occur, hormone levels plumped, and the thickened uteruslimning is shed through the vaginal canal.There are many thing involved to make the cycle regularly, but unfortunately any disruption maycause irregular menstruation and sometimes interferes the natural process of fertility.IV. How raw food diet affects fertility in TCM perspectiveWhile conventional medicine have never viewed irregular menstruation seriously, traditionalChinese medicine view irregular menstrual period as a tiny micro change in the female ecosystem.If not treat, it will interfere with the normal process of fertility and other women healths diseasessuch as nervous tension menstrual pain and cramps etc. Especially if you are diagnosed with theunexplained causes of infertility with irregular period, then your menstrual cycle may be thecauses.V. How to treat raw food diet causes of infertility in traditional Chinese perspectiveA. Understand the food classification in TCM perspectiveBy diagnosis the underlying causes and treating each woman as an unique entity and the body asa whole. Depending in what have been diagnosed, you may be given advice not to eat some kinds
of food which may interfere the normal menstrual cycle and dampen your chance of fertility.1. ColdCold foods in traditional Chinese medicine are considered as a type of food which may stimulatethe colding effects in your body and deplete the yang qi as resulting of our body needs to counterthe cold with yang qi in the body. Prolong period of taking these kinds of food without balancingthem with other warm, cooked or hot foods may cause yang qi and kidney yang deficiency,resulting in interfering with normal function of the reproductive organ and leading to irregularperiod. For women who try to conceive should avoid to eat these types of raw foods or counterthem with at least same amount of hot foods.a) Bamboob) Bananac) Grape fruitd) Clamse) Seaweedf) Watermelong) Bitter melonh) Etc.2. CoolSame as cold food, but they are not as strong. It also depletes the yang qi but moderately,therefore eating these types of foods should counter with some warm food to avoid yang qi andkidney yang deficiency. Women who have irregular period and try to get pregnancy are advised toeat only moderate amounts and for nutrients only. Otherwise, they may dampen the chance offertility.a) Appleb) Lecturec) Cucumberd) Peare) Spinachf) Strawberryg) Tomatoh) Etc.3. NeutralAlthough neutral foods are types of food which have no effects in ying and yang qi in the body, butit may have other side effect such as rice, gain and potato which may interfere with insulinproduction of the spleen as well as liver function in carbohydrate metabolism.a) Apricotb) Beetc) All kinds of red meatd) Celery
e) Honeyf) Riceg) Breadh) Etc.4. WarmWarm foods are considered as food with warming effects in the body. It is most important foodswhich are used most often for pregnant women as they can help to warm the uterus and maintainthe healthy pregnancy and protect against miscarriage. Warm foods increase your bodytemperature and yang qi slightly.a) Black teab) Cherryc) Chived) Leeke) Peachf) Raspberryg Chickenh.) Etc.5. HotFoods with hot nature are normally good for improving immune system in fighting against formingof free radicals, bacteria and virus and increasing blood flow to the body, including thereproductive organs, but over eating these types of food may cause yin qi and kidney yindeficiency leading to hormone imbalance and interfering with natural process of normal menstrualcycle.a) Garlicb) Gingerc) Pepperd) Onione) Green onionf) Cinnamon powderg) Etc.Finally, we would like you to know that most foods with bitter, sour and salty are classified as yinand hot and sweet are classified as yang.B. How raw food diet causes infertilityMost raw foods can be either yang or yin pathogens. A typical American raw food diet is most yinand dampness pathogens.1. Colding and cooling effectsSpleen is important to break down the food and transform them to energy for our bodys daily
activity. Too much raw foods weaken and slow the digestive system, leading to nutrientsdeficiency, including the following:a) Fatigue, tiredness and sluggishnessb) Nervous tensionc) Bloating and gasd) Unclear thinkinge) Cloudy urinef) Etc.Typical raw foods diet puts more strain on the digestion. If spleen is damaged caused by prolongintake of raw food, it may weaken the digestive system in absorbing of nutrients, leading to lessefficient assimilation of nutrients. In fact, traditional Chinese medicine view the process oftransformation of foods and transportation of nutrients are a warm process in nature, and rawfoods are more cold in nature, After entering the stomach, our body need to raise temperaturebefore the food can be digested and absorbed.2. Dampness affectsRaw foods interfere with the spleen in controlling the internal dampness caused by impairment ofwater metabolism within the body or spleen damage due to prolong in take of raw dampness hotfoods, leading to impairing the spleen yang and the development of interior damp-cold, resulting inqi and blood stagnation, leading to delay menstruation and menstrual pain and cramps. Raw foodscause dampen effect including the following:a) Milk productsb) Celery,c) Lettuce, alfalfa,d) Raw honeye) Corn.f) Sage,g) Parsleyh) Onioni) Etc.And the symptoms includea) Fatigue,b) Reduced appetitec) Abdominal bloating and discomfortd) Other related spleen deficiency symptoms3. Kidney yin deficiencyKidney yin also known primordial yin or true yin , is defined as the foundation of the yin fluid of thebody, therefore it helps to moisten, nourish the organs and tissues and maintain the body fluidbalance with fire of kidney yang. Raw foods are yin in nature, prolong intake of may decrease theyang qi in the kidney, leading to fluid imbalance, resulting in irregular menstruation and in servecase, causing infertility.
a) Lack of energyDeficiency of kidney yin causes inability of kidney in stabilization of energy, leading to abnormalflow of energy, disrupting the blood flow to the body organs including ovaries in egg productionresulting in distorting the normal menstrual cycle in women, leading to irregular period.b) Blood FlowDeficiency of kidney yin also increases the risk of irregular blood flow as the heart must workharder to provide more energy to our body, leading to abnormal function of capillaries andinterrupting the normal function of small veins in the nervous system, causing dizziness, hearingproblems and ringing in the ear. It also causes abnormal blood flow to the reproductive organs,distorting the menstrual cycle.c) Digestive systemIt also causes abnormal digestive system due to spleen function in absorbing vital vitamins andmineral as a result of lack of fluid which is necessary for digestive system in stomach acidsecretion, leading to constipation and abnormal pain.d) Burning sensationPeople with kidney yin deficiency feel burning sensation not only in the body including the chest,but also see bright yellow color in their urine, leading to oxidative and kidney damage. If theproblem is not treated, it may disrupt natural process of normal menstrual cycle.e) High temperatureIt also increases the body temperature that interferes with egg, cervical mucus production.4. Blood deficiencyBlood deficiency is defined as not enough blood to distribute to our body organs needs. TraditionChinese medicine view blood deficiency is caused by weakened liver organ as resulting of aweaken spleen due to prolong period intake of raw foods, thereby reducing the liver function inblood formation, causing not enough blood to distribute to the body such as absence of (no bloodfor) menstruation or scanty menstruation.. It also leads to abnormal function of reproductivesystem in regulating menstrual cycle, that disrupts the production of egg or produces poor qualityegg and makes uterine mucus hostile to sperm.There are many symptoms of blood deficiency including:a) Palpitations caused by your heart have to work harder, because of not enough blood in thebody.b) Forgetfulness and poor memory caused by not enough oxygen delivering to the nervous cellsneedc) Insomnia: because of brain cells can not transmit information between themselves, leading to
over production of certain hormones.d) Shortness of breath: you lung has to harder to provide oxygen to your body needs.e) Dizziness and fatigue is due to oxygen and energy shortage.f) Constipation due to lack of fluid in the bodyg) Pale complexion: lack of blood5. Blood stagnationBlood stagnation is defined as qi stagnation or qi deficiency in the liver. In traditional Chinesemedicine, raw foods cause freeze and constrict circulation, leading to blood stagnation resulting inmenstrual irregularities and sometimes infertility, because of blocking of the blood flow or bloodbecome static to the reproductive organs..a) Blood stagnation is caused by liver qi imbalance, it reduces the liver function in regulating thesecretion of certain hormone in the prostaglandins family thereby, increasing the risk of abdominalcramps, thus causing blood stagnation in the abdominal region.b) Liver also helps to regulate the secretion of insulin from the spleen, abnormal function of spleenincreases the risk of diabetes, leading to blood stagnation in the reproductive organs.c) Imbalance of liver qi also causes inability of liver in fat and protein metabolism, leading tonervous tension and increasing the risk of hormonal imbalance causing irregular menstrual cycle.C. How raw food diet causes infertility by looking back to conventional medicine menstrual cycle inTCM Perspective1. EstrogenEstrogen which is yin pathogen in TCM, is required to stimulate the brain action in production ofGonadotrophin-releasing hormone (FSH) by the hypothalamus. Raw food diet increases thekidney yang function, causing hormone imbalance with low estrogen and high progesterone andtestosterone. Deficiency of yang ( or high level of estrogen) obstructs each step of in the estrogenphrase of the menstrual cycle, causing irregular production of hormones from pituitary gland insecreting FSH and LH and ovaries function in production of follicles such as poor egg quality,thinner the uterine lining which can support an egg implantation and early ovulation.In some women, it causes menstrual irregularity, but in severe case, it increases the risk ofinfertility. The symptoms of kidney yang deficiency include:a) White coat on tongueb) Pale, frigid appearancec) Achy pain in joints or musclesd) Cold extremitiese) Poor digestionf) Tendencies toward stagnationg) Depressionh) Emaciationi) Obesity
j) Etc.2. ProgesteroneProgesterone is considered as yang pathogen. Raw food diet is considered cool or cold in TCMperspective, it reduces the the yang qi to certain degree, depending on types of raw foodsconsuming daily by each individual. Since the second phrase of the menstrual cycle is theincreased production of progesterone ( yang in TCM ), it affects the ability of egg extruding anddeter the normal process of supporting the uterus lining in egg implantation as well as increasingthe risk of producing cervical mucus which is hostile to sperm invasion. In severe case, it makesconception difficult for some women and infertility to others. As the level of progesterone rise,blood is required to support the uterus and the uterus lining in egg implantation and embryonourishment. Raw foods cause freeze and constrict circulation, leading to blood stagnation anddeficiency, resulting in lessening the chance for the normal process of making a baby.3. TestosteroneTestosterone ( yang in TCM) is produced in small quality during the progesterone phase.Deficiency of yang qi reduces the production of testosterone, leading to low sexual desire, poormuscle tone and fatigue.4. MenstruationIn traditional Chinese medicine, raw foods cause freeze and constrict circulation thereby reducingthe spleen function in food transportation and weaken the liver function in blood formation, leadingto blood stagnation in the productive organs including the uterus, causing not enough blood tosupport the process and for menstruation if pregnancy does not occur.D. How raw food diet causes irregular period by looking back to 5 phrases menstrual cycle in TCMPerspectiveThe traditional Chinese medicine divide the women menstrual cycle into 5 phrases1. The yin phrase according TCM) lasting about 3-4 daysIn this phrase The yang ( progesterone) decreases rapidly and the yin (estrogen) starts to rise,leading to the growth of body fluids, supporting the production of blood and producing spermfriendly mucus as well as making the uterus lining thicken for egg implantation. The deficiency ofyin or abundance of yang distorts the production of fluids which are necessary for moister andnourish the blood, causing shortening of yin phrase, leading to not enough time for egg to matureand uterine lining to grow thick enough for egg implantation, resulting in lessening the chance offertility and increasing the risk of irregular period.2. The Ovulation phase, lasting about 3 daysAt the estrogen (yin) at its peak, liver triggers the starts the ovulation phrase, as resulting ofstimulating of the brain action in production of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (FSH) by thehypothalamus of which in turn stimulates the pituitary gland to produce the follicle stimulating
hormone, leading to initiating the growth and recruitment of immature ovarian follicles in the ovary.In this phrase, qi and blood moves downward to promote the implantation of the egg and nourishthe uterus to support the growth of embryos. Deficiency of yin and blood stagnation caused by rawfood diet shorten the ovulation phrase, leading to not enough time for egg implantation and uteruslining to support the growth of the embryo, causing infertility or miscarriage as well as irregularmenstruation.3. The Yang phrase, lasting about 5 daysDuring the fourth phase, yin decreases to allow growth of yang (mutual consumption of Yin andYang). Growth of yang helps to warm the Uterus. Raw food diet causes yang deficiency, thuscolding the Uterus that distorts the normal process of egg implantation.4. The luteal phrase, lasting about 12 daysThe luteal phase also is referred to day after ovulation to the day before period. In this phrase, amature egg was released at ovulation as resulting of the production of progesterone from corpusluteum in preparing the body for pregnancy. Raw food diet causes yin deficiency and liver qistagnation, leading to rising temperature and distorting the luteal phrase process, resulting inincreasing the risk of infertility or irregular menstruation.5. Menstruation phrase, lasting about 5 daysAccording the to traditional Chinese medicine, this phrase is dominated by the movement of bloodand qi moving downward as resulting of dropping of the level estrogen and progesterone( yin andyang), since raw foods cause freeze and constrict circulation, it causes blood and qi stagnation,leading to delay menstruation, delay period and scanty period.E. How traditional Chinese medicine helps to treat yang deficiency caused by raw food diet withdiet in general approacha) Appropriate dietIf you are raw food diet follower, make sure you increase the percentage of cooked food in yourdiet.b) Moderate exerciseWhile raw foods interfere with the spleen function in digesting and absorbing nutrients, moderateexercise increases the digestive system in production of stomach acid and enhance bloodcirculation thus promoting a healthy spleen.c) Relax and restStress and rest are always a problem for people living in this fast pace society, we face stressconstantly everyday, such as sickness of your child, workplace pressure, etc. You make sure thatyou take a lot of relaxation and rest to avoid the abnormal production of certain hormone.
III. The summaryThe raw food diet has written an important page in the America (world) health history as itscontribution to make us healthier and reduce the death rate of heart diseases and stroke will neverbe denied. Since traditional Chinese medicine have been round over 4000 years and proven to beone most effective traditional medicine in treating the unexplained causes of infertility, its ideatoward raw food diet must be right in some extent. The aim of this article is to provide reader theother point of view, with no intention to offend anyone, including the raw food advocators. If youare offended by this article, I say sorry. If you are raw food diet supporter and diagnosed with theunexplained causes of infertility, I urge you to give it a try. Although, I dont consider myself as araw food supporter, but 50% of my daily food intake are considered raw.For the series of the unexplained causes of infertility, please visithttp://fertility-infertility-6.blogspot.com/To download the endometriosis FREE e book or other health articles and series, please visit[http://medicaladvisorjournals.blogspot.com/]All articles By Kyle J. Norton Are For Information and Education Only, Please Consult With YourDoctor or Related Field Specialist Before Applying.All rights reserved. Any reproducing of this article must have the author name and all the linksintact."Let You Be With Your Health, Let Your Health Be With You" Kyle J. Norton.I have been studying natural remedies for disease prevention for over 20 years and working as afinancial consultant since 1990. Master degree in Mathematics and BA in world literature, teachingand tutoring math at colleges and universities before joining insurance industries. Part time Health,Insurance and Entertainment Article Writer. Part time Health, Insurance and Entertainment ArticleWriter.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Kyle_J_Norton
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