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Food Freedom and Fertility Podcast

Sep 14, 2020

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What is fertility like from your man’s perspective? Our guest Eric from Yo Sperm gives his insights into at home sperm testing, in office semen analysis, and the male mind when it comes to fertility testing. This is one of our most valuable and interesting episodes yet!

Yo Sperm is an at-home semen test. It’s fully private and works with your smartphone, revealing sperm count and motility from the privacy of your own home. The kit costs far less than a laboratory analysis, and can be repeated over time to see how your man’s semen changes. Not to mention you can forgo the clinical experience and crusty issue of Hustler from 1998.

Eric from Yo Sperm talks about the benefits and drawbacks of at home semen testing, as well as options if your results come back as abnormal. Though Yo Sperm is not a replacement for a full clinical semen analysis, it can be a great place to start! You can order the kit yourself anytime, no need to wait 6-12 months for your doc to give you the go-ahead. The system works remotely with 100% privacy and confidentiality. Your results are even compared to other men who have fathered children.

This episode then goes into the heart of the matter. WHY are so many of our male partners obstinate about getting a semen analysis? What makes men so reluctant to do this simple test, when women’s fertility testing is so much more expensive and invasive? Eric dives in and gives us a man’s perspective on why this is such a big deal for some men.

While semen quality is NOT a reflection on masculinity or viability as a man, it IS a reflection of your overall health. Addressing semen quality issues can bring nutrition and lifestyle issues to light! Semen quality is not static. Your partner’s semen quality can change drastically with proper nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Even if your results aren’t amazing, don’t fret! There are so many things we can do to impact the quality of your man’s semen!

Heavy hitters that impact semen quality are:

  • Obesity/body composition
  • Processed food/fast food
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Cannabis
  • Testicular temperature (think cyclists, horseback riding, and working for hours in high heat)
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Testosterone replacement therapy
  • Hair loss treatments and medications
  • Stress
  • Illness

The Yo Sperm results page also gives recommendations about nutrition, exercise, and sexual health! All of these things can impact your semen quality, and even though there is no dietitian or doctor reviewing the Yo Sperm results, these recommendations are generally safe and effective for most healthy men.

So, what about when it is time to bring some doctors and clinicians?

Eric goes into the details of how semen analysis labs measure things like semen volume, DNA fragmentation, motility, sperm progression, morphology, shape, etc. Yo Sperm only gives a baseline analysis, and anything more nuanced needs to be done by a medical professional.

Fertility is nuanced, and we want you listeners to feel empowered that there is a lot that can be done with nutrition and lifestyle to boost fertility and improve chances of conception.

So how do you get your hands on one of these sweet Yo Sperm tests??

Ebay, Amazon, and directly through Yo Sperm are online options to get this test. Plus they ship internationally! Anyone, anywhere can test their semen quality and begin finding some answers. If you are interested in trying this test for your family, use our FFFpodcast15 code to get 15% off your entire shopping cart from