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Could simply listening to Mozart help people with epilepsy?

Listening to music composed by Mozart could help control seizures. The news from researchers add to the health benefits discovered in the past that listening to classical music might help people dealing with epilepsy.  The findings that were presented last month at the European College of Neurpsychopharmacology ; is a large study and based on reviews of literature that might inspire your doctor to suggest this simple intervention, combined with current treatment.  Researchers, Dr. Glanluca Sesso and Dr. Frederico Sicca from the University of Pisa specifically looked at how Mozart's music affects epilepsy. Their review included 9 published studies out of 147; based on solid science and of good quality.  Daily listening changes brain signals too Mozart's music also changed brain signals that are commonly seen in patients diagnosed with epilepsy,  in addition to lowering the number of seizures for people that listen to music daily. Tehe reduction varied between 31 and 66 percent. 

Sperm quality and male infertility could be from sugar laden diet

There are a number of factors. that can affect the quality of a man’s sperm, making it difficult
to facilitate pregnancy.

Here's one simple lifestyle change you can make that helps sperm swim normally to reach the mark. 
It  costs nothing and can even lead to better overall health

What if something as simple as eating a healthy diet could make a big difference
for improving  sperm motility? 

Even better…what if those little fellas like healthy food so much that
sperm begin swimming around normally in about one week?

Sperm quality changes quickly with a healthy diet

Some studies suggest it takes up to 74 days to get your sperm healthy.
But it seems it might not take that long at all. 

Two factors determine sperm quality: motility and sperm count.

A new study found that sperm motility improves after one week among study participants
who eliminated sugar from their diet.

It may not have been the sugar scientists say, but that’s the one thing that
was most noticeable that changed in the diet of men studied.

For the study, researchers enrolled fifteen healthy men. 

For the first week, men were given and healthy diet; then switched to a sugary diet the second week.
Semen was sample 3 different times.

The finding, published in the journal PLOS Biology isn't the first to suggest men's sperm can be impacted by food.

What the study publishers aren't sure of is where the first week of eating a
healthy diet had a positive impact  that carried over into the second week of testing.
The study authors wrote:
Sperm motility increased over the course of the study and was prominent already after the first week of a healthy diet. While we cannot dissociate the effect of the underlying healthy diet from high-sugar intake, it is possible that the increase of sperm motility was a direct consequence of the healthy diet, which may have persisted into the second week.

Researchers have noted that as obesity rates rise, sperm quality declines. A 2014 study also
linked drinking sugary sodas to low sperm quality.

For men who want to consider a family, the findings are important.

If you knew you could change your changes of getting pregnant just by changing your diet,
would you? 

Leave a comment with your thoughts or experiences.

Citation: N├Ątt D, Kugelberg U, Casas E, Nedstrand E, Zalavary S, Henriksson P, et al. (2019)
Human sperm displays rapid responses to diet.
PLoS Biol 17(12): e3000559.