A Natural Approach To Health
Living With a Vasectomy
I had a question the other day about a vasectomy.
A vasectomy is a permanent method of birth control.
It prevents the release of sperm when a man ejaculates.
During a vasectomy, the vas deferens from each testicle is clamped, cut, or otherwise sealed.
This prevents sperm from mixing with the semen ejaculated from your penis.
An egg cannot be fertilized when there are no sperm in your semen.
The testicles continue to produce sperm, but the sperm are reabsorbed by your body.
(This also happens to sperm not ejaculated after a while, regardless of whether you’ve had a vasectomy.)
Because your tubes are blocked before your seminal vesicles and prostate, you still ejaculate about the same amount of fluid.
It usually takes several months after a vasectomy for all remaining sperm to be ejaculated or reabsorbed.
You must use another method of birth control until you have a semen sample tested and it shows a zero sperm count.
Otherwise, you can still get your partner pregnant.
To deal with a vasectomy it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily to hydrate and flush toxins (whether thirsty or not).
*Herbal teas are recommended before and after the procedure. Try the following teas:
>alfalfa, dandelion, nettle
>bromelain, turmeric (curcumin); these are anti-inflammatory
>burdock root, red clover; these cleanse your blood and liver
>green tea; helps with the healing process
>milk thistle; protects your liver from the toxic buildup of drugs and chemicals
>pau d’arco; this is a natural antibacterial, enhances healing, and cleanses your blood
>rose hips; this is a good source of vitamin C and enhances healing.
*Consult with your physician about using the least minimally invasive procedure.
*If you’re overweight and have sufficient time to diet before the procedure, try to gradually lose the extra weight. Studies show excess weight can increase both the difficulty of performing the procedure and the length of recovery time. It’s also been linked to an increased likelihood of postoperative infection.
*If you smoke, stop. Smoking delays healing.
*Add fiber to your diet. It ensures better intestinal tract function.
*Increase life-giving, enzyme- and nutrient-rich, fresh, raw fruits and veggies (organic whenever possible); consider juicing.
*Ensure optimal, quality protein intake.
*Consider a liver cleanse.
*Relax, eat slowly, chew well, appreciate your food.
*Rebalance intestinal microflora (see my post on Candida).
*Exercise, increase deep breathing and relaxation techniques.
*Research herbs, homeopathy, energy medicine, etc.
*Eliminate processed, instant, sugar-laden, chemical-laden, hydrogenated fats, trans fats, lifeless foods.
*Understand any side-effects of any medications.
*Drink Performance and take alfalfa every 1-2 hours to maintain nutrient/electrolyte levels.
*Research the idea of “grounding”; connect to Mother Earth’s energy, vibration, gridlines; consider sitting or walking barefoot on some grass or sand for 5-10 minutes, or if possible spend some time in a lake/ocean. This is a fascinating topic to research; keep an open mind.
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