Top Hidden Facts That Might Be Impacting Your Fertility is taken from Week 10 of The Fertility Formula - an easy, six-step online program that can help boost your fertility naturally & make your DREAMS of growing your family, come true.
I break down the importance of understanding Mold Exposure and EMFs and how they could possibly have a negative impact on your fertility health.
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There might be 2 hidden factors within your home or workplace that might be having a negative impact on your fertility. These two should not be overlooked and you should do everything in your power to help compare the negative impacts that Mold Exposure and EMFs may be having on your fertility health.
Molds are often referred to as black mold, although color and composition vary & generally speaking, mold grows where the air is humid. Most will not cause harm, but in large quantities, or when the conditions are right for the mold to produce toxins, which can have an impact on your health.
Mold can put your body into a state of alarm & can damage mitochondrial health. The toxins can affect the body’s central nervous system, as well as the immune system, which you are discovering, is very important to support to improve your fertility health.
Mold activates mast cells, causing them to be triggered happy, which can affect your hormone levels & histamine response. Histamine and estrogen feed each other, so the mold that activates mast cells to release histamine can cause an elevation in estrogen.
If you were previously exposed to mold, this could have created a significant burden to your body. If you have lived or worked in a place that had visible mold, smelled musty, or had evidence of water damage, that exposure could have allowed mycotoxins to colonize in your body. Certain forms of colonized mold produce oxalates, which can have an effect on your hormones and therefore could impact your fertility.
If you think you've been exposed to mold [or know you have a mold problem within your house or work space] start taking steps to improve the situation.
Infographic from: Science Media Centre
In the digital age, it's hard not to be exposed to human-made EMFs every day - they’re almost impossible to avoid. Unfortunately, you absorb EMFs from most technology: your cell phone, computer, tablet, television, WIFI router, Bluetooth, and pretty much anything else that runs on batteries or electricity.
A small amount of EMF exposure is fine. In fact, the earth has its own electromagnetic field, and the natural EMFs you absorb keep your cells running properly. But the problem is, that you absorb way more EMFs from technology than your body evolved to tolerate.
As a woman, one of the best markers of fertility is your number of ovarian primordial follicles. These follicles store healthy, immature eggs in your ovaries, releasing them during ovulation throughout your life. The more follicles you have, the more eggs your ovaries are keeping in reserve.
A 2015 study found that EMF exposure causes follicles to decrease rapidly—essentially destroying egg stores at a faster rate than usual and reducing your odds of pregnancy .
And even if you do get pregnant, EMFs may still be a threat. A 2016 study found that women in Tehran had a higher risk of spontaneous miscarriage after exposure to EMFs 
For men, you also need to be aware of EMFs and fertility, especially if you carry a cell phone near the jewels.
Cell phone radiation increases testicular proteins that are related to carcinogenic risk and reproductive damage, lower testosterone production, reduced sperm motility, and changes in the physical structure of sperm cells .
Placing his laptop on his lap has a similar effect—the EMF radiation damages his sperm cells and messes with your hormone production . WiFi, Bluetooth, and other wireless sources of radiation may cause similar problems, like cell phone radiation does .
The good news is that with a few hacks, you can protect yourself against EMFs and minimize the amount of them that you absorb. Limiting EMF exposure is especially important if you’re trying to conceive, as EMFs are a common (and hidden) source of fertility issues.
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