Saturday, January 23, 2010

Infertility 1 of 2 - What Is Required To Birth A Healthy Baby.

INFERTILITY - WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BIRTH A HEALTHY BABY -- One couple now has three children, though five physicians originally told them they would never conceive. Another couple, the wife experienced three miscarriages before being referred to Advanced Clinical Nutrition and now they have two children.

Due to the length of this article on Infertility, the information is provided in two blog postings.


Blog Post #1 includes:
1. Purpose and Introduction (Lack of Public Education in Prevention of Infertility)
2. Two Success Stories From Dr. Smith's Actual Case Histories
3. Toxicity and Malnutrition Defined
4. Male and Female Considerations
5. Typical Scenario For Women Today

Blog Post #2 includes:
6. Two Frequent Causes of Infertility And Other Male or Female Symptoms
7. Hormone Imbalance
8. Testing For the Causes of Infertility
9. Correcting the Causes as Identified In Testing
10.Dr. Smith's Own Success Story
11.Conclusion and An Invitation To Meet Your Own Baby


A Clinical Nutrition Analysis or interpretation of biochemical testing of blood, saliva, hair, urine, etc., is different from a medical interpretation. This is why identifying the causes of infertility is often not possible through medical diagnosis, unless there is a disease in the reproductive glands and organs.

After all, Pregnancy and Infertility are not diseases, and the practice of medicine is for emergency medical assistance and the diagnosis of diseases and life-threatening conditions. Additionally, medical treatment utilizes drugs for the management of the symptoms of disease and surgery, when drugs can no longer manage the symptoms, or the progression of disease in the organ or gland is left-threatening. Then, surgical removal of a part may extend the life of the whole body. However, some parts of the body cannot be removed surgically or the patient will die.

Thus, medical treatment is not designed for pregnancy (as you know many drugs warn against taking them while pregnant) or infertility, though there are some extreme medical treatments that can manipulate biochemistry and force pregnancy on a body that has been rejecting pregnancy. The innate healing system within is the wisest doctor we have and if the body is rejecting conception or pregnancy at any stage, it behooves us to find out why and work with, not against the body. Otherwise, the consequences may have damaging and lasting effects. Since one of the primary purposes for a woman's body is to house and nourish the baby to full-term, then it should be logical that the inability to do this must have something to do with nutrition and that which blocks nutrition (i.e., toxicity).

This blog has been written to encourage and introduce couples challenged with infertility that it is possible to identify the causes of infertility, and other male and female symptoms that have no medical cause, and there is safe and effective therapy available through a clinical nutrition and naturopathic practitioner, like Dr. Smith, who can assist them in the process of identifying and correcting the causes of their infertility to the joy of the birth and post-delivery care of their healthy baby and mother.

Public awareness is sorely lacking today in what a couple must do to prepare their bodies to birth a healthy child. We have professional Nutritionists and Sports Coaches for training athletes to compete in sports events, and yet, how much more important is it for couples to receive the same professional attention, education, training and support to assure that their children have the health of mind and body to compete in life events and secure the future of our country's citizens.

My mission is based on the words of Winston Churchill, in 1943, "Healthy Citizens Are The Greatest Asset Any Country Can Have."

The statistics on increasing numbers of couples experiencing infertility today is evidence of this lack of public education.

Identifying and correcting the Causes of Infertility is the responsibility of both the male and female desiring to have a healthy baby, not solely the female's responsibility. Therefore, a clinical nutrition analysis of both male and female biochemistry is required.


1. Five physicians told a couple that they could never have a baby and there was nothing more they could do for them. After being referred to Advanced Clinical Nutrition by another satisfied client, this couple had their biochemistry tested and corrected the causes of their infertility through clinical nutrition and naturopathic therapy, and now have three healthy children.

2. The wife of another couple had three miscarriages by the time she was referred to me. Each time, she miscarried in the third month. After being on their clinical nutrition program for a number of month, anxious to get pregnant, the couple asked me if they could now get pregnant. I advised them to wait for another six months and then they would be ready to do so. At their next appointment, the couple announced they were pregnant.

This time, the wife carried the baby to five months and then miscarried. I advised the couple to view this event realistically and positively, that though they had gotten pregnant against my clinical nutrition advice, it served the purpose of providing them with evidentiary proof that their clinical nutrition program is working, as this pregnancy aborted at five, instead of three, months and the miscarriage happened only because they just got pregnant too soon.

So, I adjusted her program to detoxify and replenish nutrients from the miscarriage, and they both continued their programs for another six months, with my adjusting the program, according to updated testing. Six months later, I announced to them to – Go for it! And they did. They got pregnant shortly after and now they have two children, exactly what they wanted – a boy and then a girl.


Toxicity is the accumulation of chemicals, metals and other toxic substances in the cells and tissue of body organs and glands from the ingestion or exposure to pollutants in air, food and water. Toxic cells and tissue initiate the degeneration process of the damaged and dying, which results in dead cells and tissue.

Toxicity also applies to parasite (germ and worm) infestation. Parasites are electro-magnetically attracted to the malnourished and toxic cells and tissue for which the specific germ or worm is designed to break down. In other words, parasites are designed to metabolize the malnourished, damaged or dying cell and tissue and chemically change them into substances, called "waste," for the body to eliminate. This is a law of physics and biochemistry, i.e., the evolutionary process of parasites returning human matter (dead cells/tissue) to the earth. However, the body is not always able to eliminate its waste due to a dysfunctional liver, kidneys and intestines, and the waste becomes deposited in other cells and tissue, causing them to become toxic.

Most people think of malnutrition as a condition of third-world countries; however, since the industrialization of the food industry in the early 1900's, producing refined, processed and chemically-additive/preservative, packaged foods, people are experiencing the symptoms of malnutrition, today, more than the symptoms of disease caused by injury or hereditary factors. These processed foods (or rather non-foods) are produced by removing enzymes from the whole foods, then the food industry fortifying them with "synthetic" vitamins and minerals, often not even extracted from foods, but synthetically produced in a laboratory from non-food sources, all for the purpose of extending shelf-life of packaged foods. This and other factors, like depleted soils that grow foods, are adversely affecting human nutrition, today.

In fact, all illnesses and diseases, except those caused injury or hereditary (which is few in comparison) are the results of long-term nutrient deficiencies (in vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats/oils and water) that in time, adversely affects biochemical balance. This begins the process of degeneration, i.e., the body's inability to grow new, healthy cells and tissue. Long-term cellular and tissue deficiency and biochemical imbalance causes dysfunctions, then in time, diseases develops in the organs, glands and body systems containing more malnourished, decaying and dead cells/tissue than healthy ones.

In respect to parasites, there are two other important considerations.

1. Though parasites have a biological purpose, they are not entirely discriminating, as they can also digest (eat) healthy cells and tissue. They, also, stay in the human body when there is sufficient malnourished cells and tissue in which to feed on. In time, malnourished people become so inundated with parasites feeding on the cells and tissues of their organs, glands and body systems that the increased number of parasites, plus the malnourished cells and tissue that are decaying, accelerates the progress of dysfunction and disease.

This is what Louis Pasteur missed in his "germ theory" research that unfortunately became the basis for medical treatment in the 20th Century, and the development of pharmaceutical drugs to kill parasites. On his death bed, Louis Pasteur confessed that he was wrong, that germs do not cause diseases.

Think of it this way, which came first the mosquito or the swamp, the swamp, of course. Parasites only invade the body when its internal environment contains malnourished, damaged, decaying (dying)and dead cells and tissue.

However, this confession was ignored by the American Medical Association and medical schools and, now, we have a whole generation of people and medical professionals, who have overlooked the true cause of illnesses and diseases, and that is "malnourished" cells, tissue, organs, glands and body systems.

Therefore, malnutrition and toxicity are the primary causes all illnesses and diseases, including infertility.

2. Our social burial service of making caskets that may take the earth decades, if not centuries, to break down first, if possible, to get to the human matter. Human matter nourishes and replenishes the earth, just like plant matter from a dead tree. Therefore, this social burial services is promoting malnourishment of the earth. Some day, we may well experience the adverse affects of this burial service, if it is not stopped in time. This is another topic that needs more public awareness and action.


The Medical approach is to consider nothing more about the male role in pregnancy or infertility, than if there is a sufficient vs. low sperm count, other than possible testicle and prostate diseases. However, what is in the sperm should also be considered.

Malnourished sperm cells and toxicity in sperm can adversely affect its quality and quantity and this toxicity can be transferred to the egg at the moment of ovulation, which adversely affect its development, even destroy the egg. So assisting the male in detoxifying sperm and increasing the sperm's nutrient and hormone value is a key consideration for the male, which in turn improves production of sufficient sperm count.


Regarding the woman, the human body is very wise. A woman’s body is designed for pregnancy. So what needs to be considered is what is stopping a woman from getting pregnant and/or bringing pregnancy to full-term, as there is a always a reason.

For example: "Why is the egg being rejected by the body, rather than staying embedded and progressing to the next phase of developing and maturing the fetus? Is the problem with the egg or the uterine lining? Getting to the cause of this is wiser and safer for both mother and fetus, rather than trying to force the body to do something it is rejecting, which is often the procedure of fertility clinics.

Forcing the body to do anything by manipulating its biochemistry and metabolic processes can have some short-term results, but there are long-term adverse affects on the baby, such as being born with disability or deformity, and for the mother, such as:

1. affecting future ability to have children or
2. make her already severe hormone imbalance worse, which in time can:
a. affect the woman’s emotional states and sanity, and
b. inhibit regeneration of the other healthy hormone-related cells and tissue (e.g., the bones and joints)
c. accelerate her aging process.


In fact, here is the typical scenario for most women today. Birth control pills suppress the elevation of progesterone in the second cycle of the female reproduction system. Without elevated progesterone the egg cannot develop into a fetus/baby, which is what makes birth control pills successful.

However, elevated progesterone is required by the body to stop estrogen from making more eggs. Because birth control inhibits this process, by the time a young woman has been on birth control pills for several years, they have such a high count of rotten eggs in their uterus that it causes infection and they develop Endometriosis and/or have break-through bleeding or spotting, or weeks and months of excessive menstrual bleeding (i.e., beyond five days).

The medical answer is a partial or complete hysterectomy, when their synthetic, chemical drugs fail to balance hormones, and this process ends the hopes of many couples to birth their own children. According to Dr. Janet Lang, 90% of hysterectomies are elective, which means they are not life-threatening. This means this is the only option their physicians offer to women. Hormone drugs fail because only nutrients can improve the function of hormone-producing glands.

For women, who are not in such a severe state that their physician suggest a hysterectomy, may be severe enough, however, to experience infertility or have multiple miscarriages.

Women who can have their first baby, because of toxicity, poor diet and lack of public education in how to prepare their bodies for pregnancy and delivery, go into their second and other pregnancies, so nutrient-depleted from the first and each consecutive pregnancy, that their health suffers from varying degrees of malnutrition and toxicity for the rest of their lives, and each pregnancy produces a more malnourished and toxic child.

This is why if you observe the health of children in families today, you will find that the healthiest child is generally the first born and the last born is generally the weakest one… more allergies, more colds/flu, etc. Today, we have more children experiencing adult diseases than any other time in history. Each child being less healthy compared to the one born before it.

And the mothers – bless them, by the time they are in their 30’s, if they started having babies in early twenties. or younger, or by their 40’s if they had children in their late twenties or 30’s – are now

1. on anti-depressant drugs because their hormone imbalances are so severe that it causes extremes in mood swings, irritability, even violence, which can lead to divorce years later.

2. so exhausted and fatigued from severe mineral depletion that if the world would leave them alone, they would stay in bed all day as they cannot get enough sleep in just eight hours. That is, if their responsibilities of women today even gives them eight hours to sleep. Without sufficient minerals, cells cannot produce sufficient energy for internal biological processes AND activity of the person. Without sufficient sleep (8 hours every night) the body cannot repair and heal itself, which is purpose of sleep.

3. Lack of sleep, malnutrition, and toxicity accelerates in the aging process of men and women. However, due to multiple pregnancies, women have always been more malnourished than men. Acceleration of the aging process is observed in women getting facial wrinkles sooner, graying of hair before they are in their 50's, joint or muscle aches and stiffness, heart murmurs or palpitations, etc., including more female symptoms of severe hormone imbalances that leads to their physicians recommending hysterectomies as their only solution. Symptoms are related to which areas of the body most depleted and toxic from each pregnancy. Why do people generally start getting gray hair around or after the age of 50? It generally takes that long for long-term minerals deficiencies to affect the new, healthy hair growth, which causes pre-mature graying, thinning and hair loss.

Not sure the above is true, just ask the women you know in these age groups and see how many would say that #1-#3 applies to them and women they know.

Infertility 2 of 2 - What Is Required To Birth A Healthy Baby.

Due to the length of this article on Infertility, the information is provided in two blog postings.


Blog Post #1 includes:
1. Purpose and Introduction (Lack of Public Education in Prevention of Infertility)
2. Two Success Stories From Dr. Smith's Actual Case Histories
3. Toxicity and Malnutrition Defined
4. Male and Female Considerations
5. Typical Scenario For Women Today

Blog Post #2 includes:
6. Two Frequent Causes of Infertility And Other Male or Female Symptoms
7. Hormone Imbalance
8. Testing For the Causes of Infertility
9. Correcting the Causes as Identified In Testing
10.Dr. Smith's Own Success Story
11.Conclusion and Invitation to Meet Your Own Baby


1. Malnutrition - In Blog Post #1, some of the causes and adverse affects of malnutrition was explained, in addition to, laying the foundation of understanding that malnutrition is the root cause of all illnesses and diseases, except those resulting from accidental or violent injury (such as from an personal assault, chemical poisoning or war-time injury) and inherent weaknesses.
However, though malnutrition may not be the cause of an inherent weaknesses or disease in an organ or gland of someone living today, it is a logical assumption that malnutrition of those who came before, a malnourished inherent bloodline, is a root cause of why the person living today has their inherent weaknesses and diseases.
Malnutrition at a cellular and tissue level adversely affects biochemical balance, such as causing an imbalance in hormone production, due to its long-term adverse affect on the healthy function of the organ or gland producing male and female hormones. This applies to the organ or gland production of adrenal, thyroid or any hormone or other substance, such as insulin from the pancreas, anti-bodies to fight infection, etc.

2. Toxicity - Toxicity has been defined above, as well as Male sperm toxicity, so let's look at female toxicity:

a. Toxic Uterine Lining - When the lining of the uterus is toxic, the body rejects the egg or inhibits the egg from maturing the fetus. The toxicity in the lining can also destroys the egg or fetus, depending on which phase of development it was in at time of destruction.
At Advanced Clinical Nutrition, our services assists clients in detoxifying cells and tissue, and provides nutrients required to grow (regenerate)new healthy cells and tissue in male sperm and female uterus lining, entire male and female reproductive systems and overall health improvement.
Fertility clinics can plant the egg, but the body may reject it if the uterus lining is severely toxic. Even if the toxicity of the uterine lining is not severe enough to reject the egg and the eggs get implanted, this toxicity is passed onto the egg and can abort (miscarriage) the fetus at a later stage in the pregnancy. Again, if the severity of toxicity and malnutrition is not severe enough to miscarry, it may still be severe enough to cause the birth of a deformed or disabled child.
Also, the embedded eggs that were rejected (aborted or destroyed) by the toxic uterine lining, stay in the lining and rot. The rotted eggs cause infections that can further contribute to miscarriage and birth defects, as well as lead to future health challenges for the mother, and lead to complications in future pregnancies.


Malnutrition and Toxicity in the cells and tissues of the organs and glands responsible for producing hormones can causes sub-clinical (insufficient), clinical (deficient) and chronic (severe) Hormone Imbalance. Any stage, from sub-clinical to chronic), hormone imbalance can cause infertility and/or any other male and female symptom of illness and disease. The more severe the hormone balance the more severe the symptoms.

For example, in infertility, a woman who cannot conceive has a more severe hormone imbalance than a woman who miscarries, and a woman who miscarries has a more severe hormone imbalance that a woman who births a baby with birth defects.

Everything we do in the proper care of the human mind and body is a progression towards or the maintenance of health; consequently the lack of proper care (malnourishment and toxicity)is a progression towards disease. The daily choices each person makes determines which direction they are progressing.

In the progress of disease, there are varying stages of imbalance and dysfunctions along with way, produce the same symptoms in varying degrees, as the symptoms of disease. After all, remember that the root cause of all diseases is malnutrition and toxicity. Biochemical imbalances, such as hormone imbalances, and organ/gland dysfunctions are just less severe progressive stages towards disease.

This why clinical and sub-clinical Hormone imbalances cannot be identified in a medical interpretation of biochemical testing (blood, saliva, hair, urine, etc.). However, they can be identified a clinical nutrition interpretation.

Hormone imbalance will inhibit any one or more of the phases in the process of getting pregnant, developing the egg, carrying the fetus to full term and/or birthing a healthy baby – any of these phases can be halted if the hormones required to complete the phase is deficient or excessive. For example:

a. Hormone production (LH, FSH) begins in the brain, in the hypothalamus, pituitary and thymus glands. An imbalance of these hormones, in time, affect the production of all other hormones.

b. Estrogen production. In the first cycle of the female reproductive system, estrogen deficiency can inhibit to development of the egg? Thus, estrogen sufficiency must be established through clinical nutrition therapy to conceive. Estrogen excess can cause the development of too many eggs and the eggs that are not developed into a fetus, stay in the uterus and rot. This, then, can lead to Endometriosis, which is toxic uterine cells in the uterus lining that grow outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis is a frequent cause of infertility.

c. Ovulation – Challenges in conception can also be caused by the timing in the elevation of estrogen and the decline of progesterone. If this does not happen appropriately in the 12-14 day of the menstruation cycle, conception can be inhibited.

d. Progesterone production. In the second cycle of the female reproduction system, progesterone deficiency (or drug suppression) can inhibit the the egg from developing the fetus and affects its maturity to full term. Once a woman discontinues birth control pills, it can take six months or longer for the body to recover from progesterone suppression to resume the incline of progesterone in this second cycle, if possible. A clinical nutrition therapeutic supplement program will assist the body in recovery from progesterone drug suppression and producing sufficient progesterone.

e. Mineral deficiencies. One of the primary purposes of minerals is to transport hormones and other substances, such as insulin from the pancreas, ingested proteins, etc., to the cells. Therefore, even if the male or female reproductive glands are producing sufficient hormones, mineral deficiencies in the specific minerals that transport male and female hormones to the cells will cause hormone imbalances and thus, contribute to infertility and/or other male and female hormone-related symptoms.

Note: Hormone imbalance, therefore, can be caused by dysfunctional production of hormones in any one or more of the following: pituitary, hypothalmus, thymus, male and female glands, as well as mineral deficiencies, and thereby, lead to infertility and/or any other hormone-related symptom for females, such as mood swings, irregular menstruation cycles, menstrual cramping and pain, spasms, breast and uterine cancer, etc., and for males, such as impotence, erectile dysfunction, incontinence, low sperm count, testicle and prostate cancer, etc.

f. Other Hormone production. There are other hormones, besides male and female hormones, involved in the healthy function of the male and female production system. For example, adrenal hormones. Ongoing mental, emotional and physical stress, in time, results in a depletion of any one or more of the adrenal hormones. Their purpose is to help the body adapt to stress and/or take action in times of extreme stress (fight or flight), such as to defend oneself or to run from danger. Therefore, whether the adrenal hormone imbalance is caused by dysfunctional adrenal gland production or the insufficient or deficient minerals to transport adrenal hormones to the cells, the result is the same...female and male hormone balance.


As previously discussed above, a clinical nutrition analysis or interpretation is different from a medical interpretation. A clinical nutrition analysis identifies clinical and sub-clinical nutrient deficiencies, biochemical imbalances and organ, gland and body system dysfunction -- all of which, precedes the disease stage of this degenerative process.

Therefore, testing for infertility and/or the cause of any symptom of male/female hormone imbalance, malnutrition or toxicity requires a Clinical Nutrition Analysis of a Tissue Mineral Hair test, blood testing, saliva adrenal stress index test and an expanded saliva hormone test for males and for females.

1. The Tissue Mineral Hair Analysis identifies whether the minerals required to transport male, female and adrenal hormones are deficient. It also identifies heavy metal toxicity from ingesting metals from polluted air, food or water.

2. Female and Male Saliva Hormone Testing will identify if the brain is producing sufficient LH and FSH hormones, Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone or which ones are deficiency and adversely affecting the couples ability to conceive, develop the egg, mature the fetus, carry the baby to full-term and updating tests post-delivery assists me in designing therapeutic supplement and dietary programs to help the mother recover from delivery to maintain health and be ready for the next pregnancy.

3. Adrenal Saliva Hormone Testing will identify if the adrenals are producing the hormones required for male and female hormone balance.

4. Blood Testing is required to identify if

a. liver and kidney function - if they are toxic and dysfunctional, they keep sending more toxic substances to the cells, which promotes toxic cells and tissue in the uterus lining, uterus cavity and produces toxic sperm, etc.

b. electrolytes are balanced – electrolytes are needs to help the communications between the cells which affects timing.

c. germs in the body – In addition to what was presented above in the Toxicity section of this blog, germs can cause further malnutrition as they eat foods being ingested to nourish cells and tissue and cause infection in the cells, tissue, organs and glands, which affect their function and inhibit the healthy development of the egg, fetus and full-term development of a healthy baby. Homeopathics and herbs are dispensed to clients to digest germs, whether the germ is viral, bacteria, worms, or yeast overgrowth. Herbs are used to re-establish intestinal flora (friendly bacteria) that is destroyed by anti-biotics and other drugs. Additionally, yeast overgrowth that can destroy the egg, when severe, or be transferred to the baby. Many women today experience Candida as vaginal yeast infections and yeast overgrowth in men is evident in infections of the testicles or prostate glands and/or athletes feet. In the newborn, yeast is often evident by a white film on the tongue, called "thrush."

d. the quality of the blood is also very important – the blood needs to be nutrient-rich as blood is what feeds the fetus and promotes the healthy development of the baby. The blood is also what determines the nutrient value of the sperm. So, the chemistry of the blood needs to be balanced or greatly improved before getting pregnant.

Any one or more of the above factors can cause a couple to have a difficult time getting and staying pregnant, birthing a healthy baby, and recovering from pregnancy.


At Advanced Clinical Nutrition, we provide all of the above testing for both male and female biochemistry and from a clinical nutrition analysis of the test results, the following clinical nutrition and naturopathic therapeutic programs are designed to correct the abnormal nutritional test findings.

1. A Therapeutic, Whole Food Supplement Program is designed to raise clinical and sub-clinical nutritional deficiencies or detoxify excessive vitamins and minerals, balance biochemistry and improve the function of the organs, glands and body systems for both males and females to produce hormone production. Therapeutic supplementation is available only through nutritional healthcare practitioners and are clinically-formulated to correct the abnormal nutritional findings on the above biochemical tests.

Each therapeutic, whole food supplement program is designed to improve the individual's biochemistry and prepare it for conception and overall health improvement for future conceptions.

Therapeutic supplement programs are revised and updated, according to monitoring the results from updating biochemical tests, to assure continued success in the progress of growing new healthy cells and tissues, balancing biochemistry and improving organ/gland function to bring the pregnancy to full term, to prevent complications in labor and delivery and assist in post-delivery recovery.

2. A Dietary Analysis and Therapeutic Dietary Plan - A Dietary Analysis of the above biochemical tests provides the basis for designing a Therapeutic Dietary Plan. Foods are selected based upon their food chemistry as it affects the individual's biochemistry, in other words, foods that assist in the balancing biochemistry and hormones and avoidance of foods that cause toxicity. For example, if Glucose is elevated in the blood, carrots would not appear in the individual's dietary plan. Though carrots are a healthy food, they are high in natural sugars and can perpetuate elevated Glucose.

3, In addition to, the therapeutic supplement programs and dietary plans, as described above, the couple is coached in developing a principle-centered dietary and health-promoting lifestyle. Principle-centered means dietary and lifestyle practices that are based on the Laws of Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, etc. This is important to support optimal health attained through their therapeutic supplement and dietary programs, so the couple will also:

a. be prepared for future pregnancies,

b. extend their longevity to live longer with their families,

c. be a example of principle-centered healthy living for their children to model. Thereby, helping their children to grow up healthy, improve hereditary biological health challenges to prevent passing on more severe hereditary health challenges to their off-spring and developing their own to pass on, as well as prevent modeling parental lifestyles that create illnesses and diseases, instead of promote health.

4. Pregnancy-Specific Programs. Once pregnant, the mother's will be monitored through updating testing and adjusting, accordingly, the Therapeutic Supplement and Dietary Plans to support her biochemistry during each Trimester, Pre- and Post-Delivery Recovery and Lactation.

a. Trimester: Providing the above for each trimester through delivery provides the best possible assurance for continued success in maintaining each stage of growth and development from egg to fetus to full-term baby.

b. Delivery: A clinical nutrition program provides the healthiest possible delivery, based on the severity of the state of the couple's biochemistry (toxicity and hormone imbalances) and the degree of improvement they accomplish prior to pregnancy, as well as the mother's commitment to her therapeutic pre-natal, pregnancy, and delivery supplement and dietary programs.

c. Post-Delivery: Commitment to their therapeutic supplement and dietary recovery program to replenish nutrients, balance hormones and biochemistry as a result of delivery assists the mother in restoring own health and being prepared for her next pregnancy, when/if desired.

d. Lactation: A clinical nutrition therapeutic supplement program and dietary plan are also provided to assure ongoing milk production and flow. In other words, to prevent clogging of milk ducts or provide a gentle detoxify of substances that clog them, when applicable. Lack of milk production and the ability of the milk to get through the milk ducts are the two primary reasons, mother's give up on breast-feeding, other than their concern over the appearance of their breasts after breast-feeding. Even this latter concern has a solution for the mother's who are committed to nourishing their babies with the ideal food designed for human infants and take the specific therapeutic supplements and perform the appropriate breast exercises so that their appearance is not compromised.

1) Mother's milk is the only nutrient required for infant's first 12 months; not even pure water is required. Some Pediatricians will disagree with this, if they do not have a degree in clinical nutrition and/or naturopathy. However, mother's who commit to this advice will allow their newborns to develop a healthy digestive system to prepare it for solid foods after 12 months and allow time for the mother to pass on her anti-bodies to her newborn, thus assisting her child in developing a stronger immune system. Breast-feeding before and after 12 months also promotes mental and emotional stability.

2) Because there is no drug to increase mother's milk, and pediatricians and other physicians, educated in the 20th century were not taught dietetics or clinical nutrition in medical schools, mother's have come to believe that if their milk dries up, there is nothing that can be done to promote a healthy milk flow.

5. Regarding males – it is important for them to continue a clinical nutrition program until they attain optimal health and then learn how to maintain it, so that their body is ready for the next pregnancy. This may overlap the first pregnancy if sexual intercourse is continued while the woman is pregnant with their first. Otherwise, for example, toxic sperm can interfere with the process of the first pregnancy at any stage of that process. A male can have sufficient sperm count and still have toxic sperm. However, there is a point at which the male therapeutic supplement and dietary program is completed and as long as they have made significant dietary and lifestyle changes in developing a principle-centered healthy lifestyle to sustain their health, they do not need clinical nutrition therapy with the next or any future pregnancies. However, it is always a good idea, especially if the father has not maintained a healthy lifestyle, to have clinical nutrition testing prior to each conception and correct any deficiencies, imbalances or dysfunctions present to assure the healthy conception of each child.


On a personal note: I chose the care of a mid-wife and had both a mid-wife and a Birthing Assistant in the delivery of my son, Matt, born in 1985, I followed the guidelines I am presenting here to assure a healthy pregnancy, delivery, post-delivery recovery and lactation. I was in labor for three hours and tried every position possible when in labor to determine that the most painful position was lying down. My husband applied acupressure to lumbar and upper hip positions which decreased labor pain considerable to the level of discomfort vs. severe pain.

I breast-fed my son until he was five years old. Mother's milk was his only food for the first 12 months. Then over the next nine months at three-month intervals, I introduced him to raw fruits only from age 13-15 months, then raw vegetables were introduced at age 16-18 months, plus continuing raw fruits, though never at the same time. At age 19 months, I introduced him to cooked whole grains, like oat, buckwheat, barley, rice, etc. I attempted to avoid feeding him animal proteins until he was 13 years old, according to the study and practice of naturopathy. However, only managed to avoid this until he was seven, due to cultural influences on my child.

After 12 months of exclusively mother's milk, breast-feeding for the next four years was limited to upon rising and going to sleep, and for comfort whenever he was physically or emotionally injured. As a result, my son is one of the most mentally and emotionally-balanced persons I know.

During the first year of breast-feeding, I learned of league that advertised that their formation was for the purpose of helping mothers with lactating challenges. I enthusiastically joined, looking forward to the opportunity to contribute my support, knowledge and expertise freely to this non-profit service.

Breast-milk production and clogged milk ducts were the two biggest challenges these mothers had and questions were brought up by each new member at every meeting. However, I was surprised to learn that they had by-laws limiting their recommendations to medical approaches to lactation and the league was not open to change. These by-laws prevented their leaders from sharing information about herbs that promoted healthy milk production or referral to clinical nutrition or naturopathic practitioners, which I am both, who could assist them with "clinical" challenges, like clogged milk ducts, which I was willing to provide my services freely in support of the purpose of this non-profit group.

I left this group months later, as it was too painful to observe so many mothers not getting help in their lactating challenges and not being allowed to speak freely to help them. I have not followed their progress to see if they have changed with the times.

In rearing Matt, I treated him safely and effectively with herbs, homeopathics, and whole food vitamins and minerals for all childhood diseases. They were so effective that his symptoms of each were very mild. We use herbs and homeopathics for first-aide for cuts, burns, insect bites, etc., and for his one earache. I coach my clients in doing the same.

I home-schooled Matt to promote self-reliance, self-initiative and to protect his natural curiosity and love for learning, which is difficult to sustain in a classroom setting, as well as to avoid childhood vaccinations, which are only required by law in the state of Texas, if you plan to enter your child in the public-school system. My son, Matt, is currently a healthy 24-years-old man and still a drug-free American, in the purest sense.

I am sharing my own personal success story to give my readers confidence that the information I am writing in my blog is from both my clinical experience, since 1981, when I first started my business to professionally help others succeed in improving their health, no matter what their health challenges, and from my own personal experience, since 1975, when I first started learning about herbs, dietetics, nutrition and other naturopathic therapies.


In conclusion, malnutrition and toxicity are the primary causes of infertility, hormone imbalance and other symptoms of male and female health challenges. The severity of malnutrition, toxicity and hormone imbalance determines the degree of challenges of infertiity.

A clinical nutrition analysis of the couple's individual biochemistry (blood, saliva and hair) is required to identify the causes of infertility and a therapeutic supplement and dietary plan designed, based on the abnormal nutritional findings in test results, is required to correct the causes of infertility and/or any symptom of male and female health challenges. Additionally, clinical nutrition and naturopathic therapy addresses more than sperm count in respect to male challenges in infertility.

This is why routine medical diagnosis and treatment does not provide the answers to infertility and why they have resorted to extreme measures, which may have short-term benefits, but adverse long-term consequences, the inevitable outcome of manipulating human biochemistry.

The typical scenario of women today has led to castration of our female population and ending the hopes of many couples having a baby of their own, through elective hysterectomy in young women, which is the only solution offered by physicians to endometriosis, long-term bleeding and other female health challenges, which drugs are in effective.

Our clinical nutrition services also provide coaching in developing a principle-centered healthy lifestyle to:

1. sustain optimal health attained through clinical nutrition and naturopathic therapy,

2. maintain health for the rest of their lives and extend longevity,

3. prepares the couple for future pregnancies, if so desired,

4. help parents become a healthy model for their children.

If you are a couple who has been struggling with infertility and/or other male and female health challenges, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling (940) 761-4045 and scheduling a Free Inquiry Consultation. You may also visit our website for more information about our clinical nutrition and naturopathic services. With over 90% success in helping our clients improve their health, no matter what their health challenges, I am confident that our clinical nutrition and naturopathic services can do the same for you.

Thank you in advance for your blog comments and forwarding my blog link to other couples who can benefit from this introduction and encouragement and ease their frustrations, disappointments, high medical costs and challenges in sustaining their hope that they can conceive and experience the healthy births of their own children.

Copyright 2010 Dr. Donna F. Smith