Extremely rare a few decades ago, infertility has now become commonplace affecting around one in five couples in the developed world. It too is an environmental illness which is why natural treatments for infertility can be safer and more effective than IVF and other methods of assisted pregnancy.

Infertility affects men and women equally and is usually a combination of:

Poor nutrition

Industrialised food, pesticides, reduced nutrient content, food additives, over-reliance on refined grains, sugar, etc.). Vitamin C is necessary for sperm motility.


Heavy metals

Heavy meals exert their toxic effects by displacing minerals, especially zinc which is needed for both male and female fertility.


Electromagnetic radiation includes wi-fi, mobile phones, tablets, laptops etc. Energy production in cells and cell signalling is partly dependent upon frequencies generated in the body. EMFs scramble the body’s ability to communicate and make energy and they also interfere with brain function and development, alter DNA, upset hormone balance through damage to the hypothalamus and pineal glands, displace minerals causing heavy metals to be retained which act as antenna amplifying radiation and suppress immunity.


Environmental Oestrogens

Found in plastics such as food and toiletries containers, clingfilm, bottles and margarines. Known as xenoestrogens or oestrogen mimetics, environmental oestrogens are similar to natural oestrogen but behave differently.

They occupy oestrogen receptors preventing your natural hormones from being active and can encourage weight gain, reduce action of thyroid hormones and insulin. In men, they have a feminising effect which can not only reduce fertility but also increase the risk of prostate cancer. In women, they are linked to infertility and hormonal cancers such as breast and ovary.

“I first came to see Eve (following my friend’s recommendation) feeling down, exhausted and constantly tired. I had years of fertility problems including failed IVF treatment and was at the stage of coming to terms with my infertility. I just wanted to feel better and must admit I was sceptical as to how my diet could be improved.
Eve taught me that there is much more to nutrition than eating “healthy” food.
Within a few weeks of following Eve’s programme I started feeling so much better. My energy levels soared. The results were incredible. I did have to make changes to what I eat but the reward is really worth it. A couple of years on, at the age of 42, I fell pregnant and had a healthy baby. It just did not seem possible. I am convinced I achieved this through nutrition.
I feel like I have been on a journey since I first saw Eve. I learnt how effective nutrition and natural medicine is.”

SH, Leigh on Sea, Essex


Introduced in the 1960’s the Pill contains synthetic hormones in doses up to 50 times higher than would be found in pregnancy. Today’s children are born to mothers and grandmothers who may have taken The Pill to suppress fertility. 75% of women with fertility problems have taken the Pill.

The coil or IUD is usually made from plastic or copper. Copper causes the body to hold on to oestrogens and cause oestrogen dominance, in which oestrogen rises as progesterone falls. Copper also causes zinc deficiency – a mineral necessary for reproductive health.

Historical Background

In the 1930’s and 40’s Dr Weston Price studied 14 indigenous hunter gatherer tribes around the globe. He not only found them to be stronger and healthier than their ‘civilised’ counterparts, but also noted there were no fertility problems or birth defects. Prospective parents were subjected to an 18 month training for parenthood to ensure they were as healthy and fit as possible. They were given the best quality food and embarked upon a programme of gruelling physical exercise. Contrast this with today’s casual attitude towards becoming pregnant with little or no prior detoxification, nutrient optimisation or even avoidance of alcohol – which, incidentally is spermicidal.

Did you know that for a sperm to penetrate the ova (egg) it needs to have a pointed head (acrosome) that is high in zinc. Today’s diet tends to be low in zinc due to the effects of pesticides, alcohol and sugar consumption. If the sperm lacks zinc it will simply bounce off the egg.

Low sperm counts and poor sperm motility respond well to nutritional therapy.

Miscarriage can be the body’s way of detoxifying in preparation for a subsequent pregnancy.

The drugs used in IVF contain high levels of hormones to force pregnancy regardless of nutritional status or toxic loading. These hormones can affect the future health of the mother and baby.

Nutritional therapy has a 90% success rate in the treatment of infertility because it addresses the causes. IVF has an average 20% success rate, including miscarriages.

Figures for IVF break down as follows:-