SYMPTOMSAbsence of sexual desire, or an inability to find pleasure, in sexual intercourse.
CAUSESFrigidity is generally of psychic, not organic, cause. There is guilt, fear, depression, a sense of inferiority or conflict with one's mate. Unfortunate experience and misinformation, received earlier in life, often lays the groundwork for the problem.
However, in some cases the woman may find intercourse painful because of inadequate stimulation, insufficient lubrication, or underlying infection or disease.
Eat eggs fresh from the hen (not those in the stores which have been stored cold), alfalfa, olive oil, pumpkin seeds and other seeds, nuts, soy oil, avocados, and wheat.
Avoid meat products.
Vitamin deficiencies can result in lowered estrogen levels and thus poor lubrication. Obtain vitamins B complex and E.
Helpful herbs include wild yam. This contains a natural steroid which may help. Take it for 2 weeks, stop for 2 weeks, and then back on again.
Damiana contains alkaloids which, like testosterone, directly stimulates nerves. Place a eyedropperful under your tongue an hour or two before coming together. It may require several days before a desired effect will be noted.
Extra lubrication may help reduce possible pain.
Also helpful are gotu kola, Siberian ginseng, saw palmetto, and sarsaparilla.
ENCOURAGEMENTSongs of praise to God will help you keep up your courage. Trust Him and know that He is the best Friend you can ever have. In His strength you can have the help you need. He will do for you that which is best.
SYMPTOMSAllergies, frigidity, infertility, amenorrhea, anorexia, anxiety neurosis, menopausal melancholia, postpartum depression, premenstrual tension.
CAUSESWomen experience many stresses, because they have so many tasks: bearing children and raising them, caring for the husband, working in and around the house, perhaps working outside the home.
Increasing nutritional intake can help meet these stresses.
Fresh fruit and vegetable juice, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Flaxseed oil and lecithin are also important.
Adequate vitamin and mineral supplementation, especially vitamins B complex, A, C, E, selenium, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron.
ENCOURAGEMENTDo not forget the One who gives you all blessings. God alone can provide for your needs. Trust in Him. He can give you the peace of heart you so much need.
SYMPTOMSSeeming inability of a woman to become pregnant.
CAUSESInfertility is generally defined as the failure to conceive after a year or more of regular sexual activity during the time of ovulation. Either the woman or the man may be the cause (see "Impotence, Male"). Infertility usually means that the problem can be reversed; sterility means that the situation is permanent. An estimated 20% of American couples experience infertility. Determining the exact cause can be difficult.
In general, 60% of couples conceive within 6 months, and 90% within a year. If you both are under 28, and have no reason to think otherwise, you ought to have a baby within a year.
A frequent cause is a deficiency in one or more nutrients.
The problem may be that the woman is not cycling and ovulating properly. If she has less than 20% body fat, she may not.
Other causes include inherited disorders, infections, venereal disease, mishandled abortions, endometriosis, bacterial organisms, drugs, plugged fallopian tubes, emotional trauma, or frigidity (which see).
If you are producing milk or have male-pattern hair growth on your breasts, upper lip, or chin, you may have a hormonal imbalance.
You or your spouse may have had chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease which can destroy the fallopian tubes in women and inflame and scar the ductile system in men. Over 4,000 Americans contract this disease yearly.
You may have had pelvic infections, endometriosis, polycystic ovary disease, abdominal or urinary tract surgery, injuries to the perineum, excessively high fevers, the mumps or measles. You may have used an intrauterine device (IUD).
One of you may have been exposed to a harmful chemical, such as lead.
Kidney problems can result in reproductive imbalances. Clean out the kidneys.
In rare instances, women develop antibodies to their partner's sperm.
In some cases, one or the other is only half-hearted about having a baby.
Eat a nourishing diet; be sure to supplement it with sufficient vitamins and minerals and, if necessary, digestive aids. A high-protein diet, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B complex, zinc, germanium, and CoQ10.
A deficiency of selenium can lead to infertility in women.
Vitamin E is very important if you wish to conceive.
Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) is a B vitamin which stimulates the pituitary gland and sometimes restores fertility to a woman.
Test for food allergies (see "Pulse Test").
Avoid white flour, fried, sugar, junk, and caffeine foods. Do not eat animal fats.
A gluten-free diet has enabled women, who previously were unable to conceive, to become pregnant.
Stop smoking and do not be around cigarette smoke.
Avoid caffeine and medicinal drugs. Caffeine can prevent pregnancy from beginning.
There is the possibility that you have had heavy metal poisoning.
Women who drink alcohol can prevent implantation of the fertilized egg in their womb.
Helpful herbs include black cohosh, red clover, yellow dock, wild yam, chamomile, skullcap, dong quai.
Black cohosh balances hormones, False unicorn, wild yam, and dong quai help increase fertility.
The use of natural progesterone cream has helped many women become pregnant. An excellent alternative is wild yam, which contains progesterone. Rub it on the abdomen.
The closer a woman's weight is to the ideal, the more likely she is to conceive.
Do not exercise too much at that time. It can, in some, cause a skipped ovulation or increase infertility.
Avoid hot tubs and saunas, for they may cause changes in ovulation.
Do not douche. It can interfere with vaginal pH. Beware of commercial douches, lubrication agents, and jellies.
Use egg whites instead of petroleum jelly. Petroleum jelly might kill the sperm; the egg whites may help them in their journey. Only use egg whites during the few days each month when the woman is fertile. Egg whites are pure protein; a study, in Canada, found that it was the best lubricant to use if conception was desired. Take the egg out of the refrigerator earlier, so it will not be cold, and separate the yolk form the white.
Do not work so hard that you are fatigued. It is well-known that people who go on a vacation trip are more likely to conceive. They have more time to relax and rest up.
Make sure you time it just right.
The woman should remain lying down for 20 minutes after ejaculation.
If a woman has developed antibodies to her husband's sperm, avoid releasing sperm for a month (via a condom, etc.). This should cause the sperm antibodies to decrease.
There is always risk if you give consent for a physician to do fertility testing inside your body.
Also see "Infertility (Female)2" and "Impotence (Male)."
ENCOURAGEMENTPray earnestly for help, and God will give you the very blessing that is best for you. Whatever path God chooses is the very best for us.
GENERAL CAREWhen not due to organic disease, this may be eliminated by a course of water treatments. A series of graduated cold applications (Tonic Frictions) is most useful. The Cold Rubbing Sitz is highly useful. Remove catarrhal conditions of uterus and vagina and subinvolution by means of hot vaginal irrigation, followed by tonic (cool or cold) Sitz.
SYMPTOMSInability of a man to produce viable sperm which will unite with an ovum and result in conception.
CAUSESThere are more than 20 million sperm in a teaspoon. The most frequent cause of male infertility is low sperm count or an anatomical abnormality. Sperm factors account for 40% of all cases of infertility.
Factors affecting this include excessive heat to the testes, exposure to toxins or radiation alcohol consumption, endocrine disorders, recent acute illness, or prolonged fever. Any viral illness associated with a fever up to 3 months earlier. Testicular mumps is another cause.
A very common structural damage problem in men is a varicocele. This is a dilated vein of the spermatic duct.
If your sperm count is healthy, a cold or flue probably will affect it. But if sperm count is borderline, an illness might render you infertile for a time.
Obtain an adequate diet, including enough protein, essential fatty acids, and, if necessary, digestive aids.
Pay special attention to selenium deficiency as a factor in male infertility.
Strictly adhering to a gluten-free diet has enabled some men, who previously thought they were sterile, to become fathers.
Do not use anabolic steroids! They can shut down the pituitary gland and throw the body's hormonal system out of balance. Athletes often have fertility problems. Long-time use of steroids can permanently damage the testicles.
Drinking alcohol reduces sperm count in men.
Do not overheat the testes. If you do, they will produce sterile sperm for several hours or up to a day afterward. The testes must remain a half degree cooler than your core body temperature. Fevers to the body, close-fitting underwear, or hot tub baths can cause this.
Do not have intercourse for several days prior to the special fertile time.
Tagamet and Zantac, two ulcer medications, decrease sperm counts and may even produce impotence.
In some cases, sperm count is so low that the only means of fertilization is artificial insemination.
If a varicocele is the problem, it must be treated by surgery.
Also see "Infertility, Female" for additional nutritional and many, many, other factors. Much of that information which applies to the man applies equally to the woman.
Also see "Impotence (Male)2" and "Infertility (Female)1."
ENCOURAGEMENTChrist could have spent His days in self-seeking and idleness, but He chose to come to earth and die so you could have eternal life. Trust your life to Him, and you will not regret it.
GENERAL TREATMENTGraduated Cold Baths; Cold Douche to spine, especially the lower part; Cold Rubbing Sitz Bath, beginning at 600 F., lowering temperature 50 daily to 600 F.; duration of bath 3-8 minutes and vigorously rubbed, to prevent chilling. If urethral irritation is present, short (2-4 minutes) Revulsive Sitz Bath; Cooling Compress, 5 minutes daily.
Also see "Impotence (Male)1."