Toxic Timebomb: How everyday chemicals impoact fertility and health |

Here are some general suggestions from my presentation “Toxic Timebomb: How everyday chemicals impact fertility & health” to help your body cope with the chemicals we are exposed to every day (please consult your healthcare professional for specific advice & guidance):


  • Detox / address gut health (pref before pregnancy) – Probiotics, fermented foods or a gentle detox program.  Do NOT do a detox program whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Diet is key to changing microbial makeup & genetic expression. No one diet suits everyone, but common factors to avoid are sugar, trans-fats, wheat & dairy (consider GAPS diet for longer-term healing of gut).
  • Organic food (preferably certified organic or grow your own) to reduce chemical load & GMOs. Soaking produce in water & vinegar for 10 minutes will reduce the chemicals on the surface of non-organic foods.
  • Exercise – sweat it out
  • Regular bowel movements – Magnesium will help. Adequate water & 30g+ fibre/day
  • Eat more cruciferous veg – broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, etc.
  • Garlic & onion – prebiotics + sulphur to aid detox pathways
  • Turmeric – methylation adaptogen – eat with fats &/or black pepper to improve bioavailability
  • Chlorophyll – dark leafy greens, green powder like this.
  • 1-4g Vitamin C per day (most brands made from GMO corn – look for non-GMO brands)
  • Milk Thistle (equiv 600mg Silymarin/day) to support liver function.  I recommend this supplement.
  • B vitamins
  • Vitamin D – a few minutes of sunshine each day or a good D3 supplement
  • Avoid folic acid (synthetic) – instead, eat dark leafy veg rich in natural folate or supplement with active natural folate
  • Omega 3 fats
  • Filtered water for both drinking & bathing.
  • Sleep – 9pm-midnight the most important hours. Microbiota changes with sleep.
  • Swap current household & personal care products for safer alternatives (see ‘Shop‘)
  • Avoid non-stick cookware (stainless steel is the healthiest option)
  • Remove shoes before entering your house to avoid tracking pesticides & herbicides over your floor (especially important if you have a young baby crawling around)
  • Live in the moment, but be mindful of the future. What you’re doing right now matters!


Further reading:

First-borns more likely to be overweight

Alliance for Natural Health International



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Nyree Yali

Hi, I'm a former Naturopath-turned-unschooling-parent to a toddler & a tween living in the beautiful South of Tasmania. I'm now helping others on their own journey to wellness & abundance through connecting with their community. I look forward to getting to know you better!Read more...
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