This is a topic that definitely doesn't get enough attention. In our modern world, we are exposed to more chemicals than ever before, and unfortunately, many of these chemicals are estrogen-based, meaning your hormone and fertility health are the first to suffer.
Research shows that exposure to pollutants, pesticides, and industrial chemicals can decrease a couple's ability to conceive by up to 29 percent. Yes, that is FOR REAL!
These chemicals include PCBs (which have been banned since 1979 but still exist in older products), pesticides, plastics, phthalates (often found in personal care items and beauty products like shampoo, deodorant, perfumes, and nail polishes), sulfates (found in most of the lotions and potions we put on our skin), and BPAs (found in canned goods and plastics). It's super important to clean up your environment when preparing your body for conception.
So how do you rid your environment of toxins? There are a few easy steps to get you started: Always filter your water, don't drink out of plastic water bottles or use plastics for storing food, avoid aluminum and canned goods, and always purchase organic meats, fruits, and vegetables. This will keep your exposure to chemicals to a minimum, which will positively affect your fertility health.