Mr. Daniel Johnson, B.Sc.
Varicocele: Diet Matters
Diet High in Antioxidants
When it comes to varicocele, your diet and supplementation do really make a big impact.
A diet high in toxins and oxidizing agents will severely worsen varicocele and varicocele related symptoms (e.g. pain, infertility, impaired virility, etc.)
On the other hand, a diet high in anti-inflammatories, and anti-oxidants will aid in reducing varicocele swelling and healing varicocele symptoms.
A major culprit in this game is a set of chemicals called Reactive Oxygen Species.
REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES (ROS)
ROS are chemicals that are healthy and important for cellular function at normal levels. However, men with varicoceles have typically have very high concentrations of ROS in their testicular veins. High levels of ROS damages:
» Testicles (causing atrophy)
» Sperm (impairing motility and morphology)
» Sperm DNA (impairing viability)
» Veins (thickening vein walls)
» Vein Valves (increasing varicocele swelling)
A diet high in anti-oxidants is very helpful, including: Berries, nuts, dark leafy greens, herbs, spices, citrus fruit, red wine, tea, etc.
Antioxidant supplementation may actually be just as effective as varicocele surgery at improving fertility & pregnancy rates! [1, 2]
Best Foods for Varicocele!
Starting with a good diet and proper nutrition makes a big difference in healing varicocele and treating varicocele-symptoms. It is 100% relevant to reducing varicocele and optimizing fertility. The right diet consists of food that improves circulatory and venous health, is anti-inflammatory, high in antioxidants, optimizes testosterone production, and aids in digestion.
Anti-inflammatory food helps reduce excessive varicocele swelling and stimulate the healing of varicose veins.
Your diet should consist of food high in anti-inflammatories, such as beats, berries, celery, cabbage, cooked tomatoes, garlic, onions, ginger, kale, olive oil, flaxseed oil, cod liver oil, nuts (especially walnuts and Brazil nuts), whole grains, buckwheat, fatty fish, whole grains, dark leafy greens, chili, cayenne, turmeric, green tea, aloe, mushrooms, etc.
Avoid Inflammatory Food
We need to minimize the amount of inflammatory food that we eat and be cautious of any food sensitivity/allergy (e.g., to milk, dairy products, gluten, animal proteins and fat, peanuts, etc.) we may have.
Inflammatory foods include dairy, alcohol, sugar, saturated and trans fats (e.g., sunflower, corn, and vegetable oils, margarine, etc.), imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids (high omega-6 combined with low omega-3), refined carbohydrates (e.g., white flour products, white rice, pasta, etc.--although sourdough bread is likely perfectly okay), artificial food coloring, MSG (Monosodium Glutamate), food preservatives, etc.
Note that diet by itself is not enough to treat varicocele. A comprehensive approach treatment approach for varicocele is the the only way to get quick and results and recover fully. Start with our complete home treatment program now!
Why You Should Avoid Surgery
Over the past 5 years of I've helped thousands of men with testicular varicocele, and have found that varicocele surgery only helps 1 in 7 men who undergo the procedure [1, 2, 3], and may actually do more harm than good for most people: Varicocele Risks & Benefits. So, the important question arises, "Can you treat varicocele without surgery?"
Treatment Without Surgery (Tips Included)
When I first started, my doctor told me "Your varicocele is not the biggest I've seen". She then said "There is nothing that you can do about it... Just wait and see." She also recommended me to a urologist. I ended up with a good urologist who educated me about the real risks of varicocelectomy. But, again, I was left to do nothing...
Now, I'm not a doctor, but, I was a Yoga Instructor, had a long background as a Fitness Instructor and studied human biology in university. So, I really decided to find a solution--No matter what. To my surprised, some yoga poses (called inversions) actually helped reduce the extreme pain and aching I was experiencing. I search a lot, and found several treatment methods that actually helped to some degree. Now, it has been over 6 years since I started my varicocele natural treatment, and now, I have complied many super effective treatments that can help treat varicocele without surgery.
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