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Environmental Toxins & Your Fertility

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Are the chemicals you may be exposed to keeping you from conceiving?
Air Date: 1/28/15
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Sarah Corey, AADP
Sarah CoreySarah Corey, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, empowers men and women to take control of their bodies, careers, and relationships to lead a life of passion.

Sarah believes that healthy lifestyle change is not just about changing your diet, but also about investigating patterns, beliefs and behaviors sabotaging your efforts. Working together, she will help you develop obtainable goals fostering positive change to achieve long-term success.

Sarah is an AADP certified health coach, who received her nutritional training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC.

Here she studied under well know health leaders such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Barry Sears, amongst others.

She also holds a B.S in Management, Marketing and Electronic Media Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to become a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Sarah worked as a management and technology consultant at Deloitte Consulting, LLP.

Sarah is currently a forth year medical student, pursuing her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ.
Environmental Toxins & Your Fertility
Infertility can be frustrating, especially if you and your partner are ready for that next step in your relationship and can't seem to find answers to why you're having difficulties conceiving.

Infertility is the inability to get pregnant, even though you and your partner have been having frequent unprotected sex for at least six months to a year. As you may know, as you age your chances of conceiving begin to decrease. According to Resolve, the National Infertility Association, one in eight married couples has trouble getting pregnant or sustaining pregnancy.

There could be many reasons behind your infertility struggle, but did you ever think it could be the toxins within your environment?

There are over 70,000 industrial chemicals in your environment and 1,000 new toxins are introduced every year. Even if you do your best to protect yourself from these chemicals, you can have up to 400-500 measurable levels of toxins in your bloodstream.

How can you lower your exposure to environmental toxins?

  • Start looking at labels in your cosmetics
  • Use the App, Think Dirty while shopping for natural products
  • Try to avoid air freshener sprays
  • Avoid dry-cleaning your clothes, or use cleaners who are certified natural
Sarah Corey, AADP, joins Dr. Holly to discuss infertility and how environmental toxins could be causing you and your partner to struggle with conceiving.