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This week is our final episode of the infertility awareness series. I am excited to talk with Deidre Bloomquist.  She is a functional nutritionist, and her specialty is reversing infertility through restoring health by reducing toxicity and other fertility barriers.  In today’s episode we dive into how toxicity impacts the body and fertility.  

In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

-Endocrine disruptors like phthalates and fragrances impact hormones, which affects fertility.

-Toxins are everywhere, especially in products with fragrances, which are in many everyday products people use.

-Your gut health matters for overcoming fertility barriers because it impacts your hormones, and when there are imbalances, like dysbiosis, it stresses out your body, which can impact your hormones too; toxins like pesticides, heavy metals, mold, and even emotional stressors can cause gut imbalances. 

-In early conception, the thyroid is important in cellular replication, and if the thyroid is not functioning optimally it might cause fertility issues; heavy metals like aluminum and mercury, along with mold, can throw your thyroid off balance.

-A lot of times people think that their symptoms are completely normal, when it can be traced back to toxins that you were exposed to in utero; learning how to manage how many toxins you come into contact with will ultimately impact the health of your child.

-Unexplained infertility is definitely explainable, and what it really means is doctors don’t really know why you are unable to get pregnant; by digging deeper into the root causes of your symptoms, you are given a pathway to make the changes you need in order to get pregnant.

-When IUI or IVF doesn’t work typically it’s because the body doesn’t feel safe, and it is trying to keep you safe; doing functional work can help and prepare your body for those procedures or to get pregnant naturally.

To reduce toxicity and support fertility, start with your water source. Invest in a good quality filter. Look at things around your home and see what has fragrances, and buy things new in a better quality when you run out of that product.  Make changes slowly, and remember perfection is not the goal.  Prioritize daily use items for immediate improvement.

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes only. This may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical professional before trying or implementing any information read here.

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