Why More Than Acupuncture In Needed for Increased Fertility
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help regulate your hormones and support increased fertility outcomes, but these therapies must include healthy lifestyle choices. One of the most important lifestyle choices you can make is to reduce endocrine disruptors in your household and personal care products.
The video above was created by the Environmental Working Group–you may remember them because they put together the fantastic resource for us called the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean 15,” a shoppers guide to pesticides in produce.
What the Science Says:
Endocrine disuptors interfere with the body’s endocrine system by producing adverse developmental, reproductive (especially if you have been diagnosed with PCOS), neurological, and immune effects in humans, abnormal growth patterns and neurodevelopmental delays in children.
Here is the research (click on the highlighted links) showing the potential harm endocrine disruptors are creating in our health. These scientific studies strongly correlate endocrine disruptors with the rise in infertility in males, and infertility in females, cancer, and neurological disorders, to name a few.
Here are 12 of the worst hormone disruptors. Click on this pdf file to find out how they do their dirty deeds, and for some tips on how to avoid them. Here is the quick reference list of the endocrine disruptors we all need to avoid:
- PHTHALATES PERCHLORATE
- FIRE RETARDANTS
- PERFLUORINATED CHEMICALS
- GLYCOL ETHERS
3 Things Can We Do:
Is there anything we can do to help protect ourselves, our children, and our loved ones? YES! The first and most important step we can take is to inform ourselves, but here are a few more steps to empower you to take action.
- Read the research articles on the links above, and watch the video above too.
- Clean out your toxic household cleaning products, including your personal beauty products.
- Buy only safe, non-toxic natural products and avoid the toxic ones. Click here, or on the link above.
Yours In Good Health~