Except in extreme cases, the ingredients in our environment are unlikely to be an outright cause of infertility but where there is a shadow of a doubt it is best to rule these toxins out.
Chuck the Plastic
Try and avoid plastics as much as possible – not just for you but also for the environment. BPA (bisephenol A) is a common plastic ingredient that is thought to affect the endocrine system and disrupt estrogen. It is advisable to void heating up food in plastic.
Eat organic whenever possible. The jury is still out on how the chemicals in farming are playing out on our food, so protect your long-term health.
Look Out for Phthalates
Check your cosmetics labels for dibutylphthalate (DBP), dimethylphthalate (DMP), and diethylphthalate (DEP) as there are possible links between these products and male and female fertility.
Duck the Dioxins & Furans
These chemicals are caused by industrial processes and are mostly ingested through the fat in meat so trim produce and keep your diet low-fat and low-meat.
Play it Safe with PCB’s
Although it was banned in 1979, traces of polychlorinated biphenyls may still linger in soil and water. These chemicals mimic estrogen and can set hormone levels off. To be on the safe side, peel fruit and vegetables.
If you suspect you are infertile, don’t hesitate to visit us and get a diagnosis. Treatment can begin as soon as action is taken.