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    Human Fertility may be Failing

    Add falling sperm counts to the list of threats to human survival, epidemiologist warns

    "Chemicals in our environment and other lifestyle factors in our modern age have harmed our reproductive health to the extent that, in the future, it may not be possible for most people to reproduce in the old-fashioned way," said Shanna Swan, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York with more than four decades of experience in the field.

    Sperm counts among men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand declined more than 59% from 1973 to 2011, according to a meta-analysis Swan co-wrote in 2017. At the current rate, half of men in those countries would have no sperm by 2045, while many others would have very low counts, Swan told USA TODAY.
    Dear, oh dear. Who knew we'd inadvertently develop our very own population controls? I guess it's inevitable. Microbes and chemicals. As long as we collectively have the hubris to believe we can control and exploit nature, this is humanity's road.

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    Add falling sperm counts to the list of threats to human survival, epidemiologist warns

    "Chemicals in our environment and other lifestyle factors in our modern age have harmed our reproductive health to the extent that, in the future, it may not be possible for most people to reproduce in the old-fashioned way," said Shanna Swan, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York with more than four decades of experience in the field.

    Sperm counts among men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand declined more than 59% from 1973 to 2011, according to a meta-analysis Swan co-wrote in 2017. At the current rate, half of men in those countries would have no sperm by 2045, while many others would have very low counts, Swan told USA TODAY.
    Dear, oh dear. Who knew we'd inadvertently develop our very own population controls? I guess it's inevitable. Microbes and chemicals. As long as we collectively have the hubris to believe we can control and exploit nature, this is humanity's road.


    Solution: oligomeric proanthocyanidins
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    Do I have to look that nomenclature up?

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    "Do I have to look that nomenclature up?"


    An exercise in mind expansion without the rain forest mushrooms. I was going to post earlier that the proof I offer is that fertility rates in the rain forest are still accelerating. The rest of the mystery can't be told, it has to be experienced ...
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    From Wikipedia:

    Dietary source[16] Proanthocyanidin

    (mg/100g)

    Fruits
    Grape seeds 3532
    Blueberries 332
    Apples 70-141
    Pears 32-42

    Nuts
    Hazelnuts 501

    Other
    Cinnamon bark 8108
    Sorghum grains 3965
    Baking chocolate 1636
    Red wine 313


    There are many food sources.

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    From Wikipedia:

    Dietary source[16] Proanthocyanidin

    (mg/100g)

    Fruits
    Grape seeds 3532
    Blueberries 332
    Apples 70-141
    Pears 32-42

    Nuts
    Hazelnuts 501

    Other
    Cinnamon bark 8108
    Sorghum grains 3965
    Baking chocolate 1636
    Red wine 313


    Exactly ... some sources are much more concentrated than others. the best comes from tree bark and various nuts. You solved the mystery! Beastly Award to you!
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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    From Wikipedia:

    Dietary source[16] Proanthocyanidin

    (mg/100g)

    Fruits
    Grape seeds 3532
    Blueberries 332
    Apples 70-141
    Pears 32-42

    Nuts
    Hazelnuts 501

    Other
    Cinnamon bark 8108
    Sorghum grains 3965
    Baking chocolate 1636
    Red wine 313


    There are many food sources.
    Hi DT,

    While that Wikipedia article was informative it is woefully inadequate and reads like it was produced by a mainstream med, not a herbalist or alternative medicine specialist. There are reams of research regarding OPC's and they have far reaching health benefits. Sort of like Vitamin D.
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    I believe you. I was looking for a list of food sources, and there was a table in that article.

    I was thinking of the post about thieves oil, though the recipes don't call for grapeseed oil. Interesting.

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