We live in a stressful and toxin-filled world. It’s no surprise along with the many chronic health conditions on the rise is infertility. Many environmental, lifestyle and diet factors can interfere with pregnancy. It’s no wonder so many women are having difficulty conceiving.
It didn’t surprise me in the least that cutting out processed foods is first on the list in a fertility diet. When you do, you will be cutting out trans fat, processed white flour and sugar. According to Cindy Baiely, author of Fertile Kitchen Cookbook, you should “Ask yourself if this food is good for a baby” before eating it. Sound advice, if you ask me.
Natural Fertility Specialists
Did you know there are Naturopaths who specialize in effective natural fertility methods? I didn’t. Iva Keene, is a Naturopathic Physician and Fertility Specialist. Even if you have been unsuccessful in getting pregnant and you’re considering IVF or other fertility treatments, there are practical things you can do to ensure a successful pregnancy.
Every baby is a blessing, like my granddaughter Katelyn.
Drugs and surgery aren’t the only options. It’s always wise to get to the root of any problem. Do you know what’s at the root of your problem? By providing the right environment, you’ll enhance the possibility of getting pregnant. Find out more at Natural Fertility Prescription.
Do you keep hydrated with bottled water? The marketing for bottled water has been a huge success. We’ve come to believe that bottled water is purer than water from the tap. Although this isn’t true and most bottled water is someone else’s tap water. Just as telephone booths are a thing of the past, people don’t use water fountains anymore. If you forgot to bring your water when out and about, plastic bottles of water are available everywhere. It’s so convenient. When you’re finished, just toss the bottle away.
BPA & Infertility
Most water bottles are made from hard plastic with BPA. In fact, hundreds of consumer products are made with BPA. It’s found in the protective lining of soda pop cans and most canned food. Researchers have found BPA in the urine of nearly everyone tested in a 2004 U.S. analysis. So what’s the big deal? Isn’t that a way for the body to rid itself of toxins? BPA is an endocrine disruptor that either mimics or blocks body hormones.
The glands of the endocrine system and the hormones they release influence almost every cell, organ, and function of your body. It’s instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, as well as sexual function and reproductive processes.
Evidence is showing these chemicals are leading to decreased sperm quality, early puberty, stimulation of mammary gland development, disrupted reproductive cycles and ovarian dysfunction and other problems such as cancer and heart disease. In a recent study, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, say the evidence links exposure to the chemical BPA lowers quality eggs retrieved for in vitro fertilization.
The study, published online in Fertility and Sterility, found as blood levels of BPA in the women studied doubled, the percentage of eggs fertilized normally declined by 50 percent. This is troubling for women wanting to get pregnant. Read the last part once again…”The percentage of eggs fertilized declined by 50 percent.”
While the news is disturbing, the fix is relatively easy: Eat whole foods and refrain from drinking water from plastic bottles and you’ll increase your likelihood of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby.
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