Reproductive Milestones Are Under Assault
Part 4 of 4 – How To Reduce Risk
Eating organic food and reducing chemical exposure can reduce your body’s burden of hormone-altering chemicals. Here are some steps to take:
- Eat organic, especially when eating fatty foods, as chemicals tend to store in fat.
- Don’t store food or water in plastic.
- Do not microwave food or beverages in plastic.
- Use the EWG.org app or website to learn more about toxicity in food, water, household, and personal care products.
- Use water filters for your shower and bath.
- Use phthalate and paraben-free personal care products. Most perfumes contain phthalates, so use essential oils (like vanilla) instead.
- Take shoes off at the front door. Wipe your feet outside, then inside, several times. This removes most of the potentially dangerous chemicals fromthe bottom of your shoes.
- Wipe your pet’s paws after they have been outside.
- Limit exposure to tea tree and lavender oils during pregnancy and infancy. Although natural substances, there are reports that associate exposure to them to early breast development.
- Do daily and more in-depth detoxes on a regular basis to keep cellular housecleaning going.