Our ability to be healthy depends on how well our body copes with things that could overwhelm it. Some of those things are physical (like slips, falls, and sitting too long), some are mental and emotional. In today’s post-industrial world, more and more stressors are artificial chemicals.

These are everywhere. And they can affect our body’s functions, its systems and its hormones and chemicals. This can play havoc with fertility.

Many couples tell us that they’re struggling with fertility. The more that stressors are removed from our lifestyle, the healthier we are, and that allows our body to move towards healing, growth, repair – conditions that are necessary for healthy fertility.

Here’s a fascinating look at one that could be very common, one we possibly don’t even think about:

A newly emerging study has revealed that many nail polishes contain a potential endocrine disruptor. “Triphenyl phosphate, or TPHP, a suspected endocrine-disrupting chemical, is commonly used to make plastics and as a fire retardant in foam furniture. And if you wear nail polish, it could be in your body too [1].”

Read the full article here to understand more and to see what options you have.

References

[1] Congleton, J (2015) “Nailed: Endocrine disruptor in nail polish,” Environmental Working Group