Tanya Smith

Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Cultivate the soil before planting the seed

Chemicals, Fertility and Reproduction

You are what you eat… and breathe… and slather on your skin… and store your food in. Chemicals in our environment can act like hormones when they get into our system, which can muck up the reproductive system and make getting pregnant difficult.

In Chinese Medicine, we consider these things “toxic Heat” and they can dry up cervical secretions, thin your endometrial lining and take a toll on your egg quality. For guys, they reduce semen volume and increase the number of abnormal sperm.

These chemicals are all around us, so what can you do about it?

Here’s a great article with 7 of the most important ones, where they are found in our everyday life, and more importantly, how to avoid them so you can reduce your exposure. Some simple changes in the way you do things can make a big difference in your fertility.

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