Chemicals. They are in almost every product we consume and they cause harm to our bodies, especially increasing infertility rates. They lurk in the clothes we wear, they are sprayed onto the foods we eat and they hide in our beds, walls and yoga mats. They are even surrounding us every day in the polluted air we breathe.
The U.S. has been battling this problem since the industrial revolution and the boom of consumer goods on the market. Big companies were saving money with cheap and harmful chemicals. The U.S. finally acknowledged the implications and made a law to ban these harmful chemicals… but only for new products. Yes, that is right, the old grand-daddy rule kept products already on thhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/us/fertility-rate-decline-united-states.htmle market using harmful chemicals exempt from the rule. We often put so much trust into companies thinking what somebody produces is here to help not harm me. Well, we are dead wrong.
Companies want to make money and if that means using a harmful chemical, then so be it! They won’t change their money gain strategy until the public concern has a potential to hurt business (and they already have a small fund of money set aside for that because collateral is part of these big business budgets). As Apple says, “It’s a numbers game.”
Infertility At All-time High in U.S. & Europe
Right now, the US is being affected with the lowest fertility rates in history. Rertility rates have lowered partly due to choice, as the New York Times reports, partly because of lower teen pregnancy rates and an astounding number due to chemicals and hormonal imbalances . Europeans are being hit hard with infertility and a new study suggests an infertile epidemic in the next 30 years.
Why are chemicals causing infertility?
Our herbalist expert and natural practitioner, Hannah Pehlgrimm, tells us that “chemicals are endocrine disruptors that play a role in causing many health conditions like endometriosis or PCOS” which are diseases that cause hormonal imbalances and are significantly linked to a high-infertility rate. This is recent evidence that just barely scratches the surface. There are millions of other stories of infertility, unfortunately devastating those who desperately want to start a family. The problem is real and we need to find a solution. Here’s how you do it.
5 Natural Ways to Prevent Infertility
1. Cut out harmful chemicals and excess pollutants
Be aware of BPA that infects all plastics, canned-foods and packages that are not labeled as BPA-free. You can even ingest BPA through your skin! So, even just touching it is harmful to your body.
2. Buy organic and natural products
Our food industry is laden in pesticides. Even organic. At least organic uses less in amount and less-harmful pesticides. Please, choose organic to avoid excess chemicals ingested into your body. It is the main reason for hormonal imbalance and infertility!
3. Focus on your health and hormonal balances
This is diet, exercise and incorporating healthy and balancing herbs to increase fertility into your diet. Probiotics and fermented foods are also important for your gut health.
4. Seek fertility advice and consult natural practitioners
Medical advice is always recommended for your health. A natural practitioner can help you find solutions that are more natural and organic rather than synthetic.
5. Drink healthy water
You may just assume that your tap water is clean – especially living in a developed and advanced city like Berlin. But, did you know that in big cities the water source is often contaminated with excess hormones, prescription drigs and chemicals? Mitte is a clean water advocate company that sells an awesome home-distilation system to reduce polluted water and reduce infertilit. Check out the video below to find out more about this subject:
 The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/world/iran-blog/2014/mar/10/irans-government-steps-up-efforts-to-tackle-pollution
 Hackernoon, https://hackernoon.com/apples-number-is-finally-up-and-why-we-ve-gone-our-separate-ways-while-i-continue-to-use-macos-5471f1935ff3?gi=a3f74915df55
 New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/us/fertility-rate-decline-united-states.html?ref=oembed,
 Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/04/28/teen-birth-rate-hits-all-time-low-led-by-50-percent-decline-among-hispanics-and-blacks/?utm_term=.107762dfc903
 BBC, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7855323.stm
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