Natural Fertility: Your Body Detoxification Guide
With increasing numbers of couples experiencing difficulty getting pregnant, society has taken a greater interest in factors affecting a person's fertility. And with the soaring popularity of alternative medicine, it is no surprise that more and more couples are seeking alternatives to traditional infertility treatments. One such option is a body detoxification (or a detox diet), a natural fertility enhancer designed to help your body achieve inner balance.
Indeed, as any experienced gardener will tell you, the quality of the soil is a key factor in predicting the overall health of the vegetation it grows. This same principle can be applied to female fertility: by keeping your body healthy, your eggs will have the best environment in which to become fertilized for pregnancy.
Why do a Fertility Detox Diet?
Whether it is through our environment, our food, or the everyday household products we use, each of us is exposed to a variety of toxins on a daily basis – some of which can build up in our bodies over time, leading to health problems down the road. Of particular concern are toxins called "endocrine disruptors." These ubiquitous synthetic compounds can be found in everything from plastic Tupperware, to processed foods, to body lotion. In fact, they are virtually inescapable.
The problem with endocrine disruptors is that they mimic natural hormones produced by our bodies – including female reproductive hormones such as progesterone and estrogen – thereby (as its name suggests) disrupting the natural cycles of the body. Although certain plants can also mimic estrogen, our bodies have adapted over time to moderate their impact. For example, the average half-life of a phytoestrogen (such as those found in soy) is mere minutes, while those found in synthetic compounds have half-lives measured in years, or even decades.
Our Natural Detox System
Our bodies have natural detoxification systems in place to cope with toxins, such as our blood, liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, and skin. These organs’ detox capabilities are so sophisticated, that some experts believe they are actually able to neutralize man-made chemicals. The problem is, there are so many new types of chemicals being introduced to our bodies each day that they can become overwhelmed and therefore unable to do their job.
Although research in the area of the effects that these chemicals have on our bodies is still under way, there is already evidence that these toxins have a wide-range of potential long-term effects, including:
- Childhood Cancers
- Learning Disabilities
- Mood Disorders