Chemicals and Infertility

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Fertility, Hormone Balance | 2 comments

clean According to the U.S. Census Bureau, infertility among women in their 40’s has increased 89 percent over the past three decades.  Studies have suggested that birth control can produce irreversible infertility.  Chlamydia infection is also a factor in both men and women, and the fact that it is often asymptomatic in men means that the damage it does to approximately one third of normal spermatozoa likewise goes undetected, unlike females who suffer from pelvic inflammatory disease and debilitating pain.  Studies suggest that infertility is linked to hormone imbalance, the multitude of new varieties of sexually transmitted disease, chemical water treatment, food additives, and injury from birth control, both chemical and mechanical.  While no one can definitively announce the cause, it is abundantly clear that the problem is immense, and the increase is steadily moving upward.  It is cause for alarm and intervention, even if all the evidence is not in yet. Over 1,000 chemicals have been identified that have an effect on fertility in animals.  Plastics production, welding, tobacco, and lead exposure have been shown to affect men by lowering sperm count, causing abnormally shaped sperm, and decreasing motility.  Studies are ongoing to show the effect of electromagnetic radiation on sperm vitality. Glutathione, which Dr. Hyman refers to as “the mother of all antioxidants” has been shown to increase sperm motility.  The following is a short list of the most common hormone disruptors in our environment:

  • Solvents & adhesives (paint, nail polish, household cleaners)
  • Plastics
  • Non-organic meats (they are given hormones to fatten up or to grow quicker)
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
  • Emulsifiers in soap and cosmetics
  • Petrochemicals from industrial waste
  • Hormonal birth control (pill, shot, ring, implant)

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  1. Hi Dr. Osborn, I recently purchased your new book. I have the other one too. I appreciate all that you do for Arbonne. I’ve been to one of your trainings at the Home Office. I have been hearing so much hype about the new fat burner Garcinia Cambogia. What is your opinion and how do you think it will affect our 30 days to fit program? When people ask me about it or compare. I want to be able to sound intelligible. Thank you!

    • The product you mention is an appetite suppressant that curbs emotional and physical cravings. It treats symptoms and ignores the junk problem that is making this the sickest generation in history. Nothing substitutes for eating clean, toxin free, nutritious, non-GMO food. I recommend a pure protein supplement in the transition, since protein is what takes care of hunger. I explain an overall plan for permanent healthy weight loss in Dr. Deanna’s Healing Handbook. Garcinia cambogia messes with your serotonin levels, which affects your brain and emotions, and doesn’t address permanent health improvement.

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