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Soap and Toothpaste Cause Infertility in Men?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim

What do these chemicals do to the sperm? These ever day household chemicals change how sperm swim. Sperm swim erratically and prematurely release enzymes that are needed to penetrate and fertilize the egg. Sperm counts are low and have fallen by 50 percent in the last 50 years. One German study found that 30 out of 96 common household chemicals affected the "catsper" protein that controls the sperm's ability to swim and ability to enter the egg for fertilization.

It doesn't take much to sabotage your hormones. Low levels were disruptive and for the first time a study showed the "cocktail effect" of several chemicals working together with amplified effects. Chemical studies are important to show the mechanism of action and effect, the low dose effect and the synergistic effect with other chemicals.  Protective government policies will take to long to enact.

It's a wild world out there and the only one looking out for you is you. My advice is to live simple. Don't buy products with ingredients that you do not recognize or understand. There are great companies who make toxic-free products. Xymogen carries a whole line of non-toxic skin products.  

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Topics: Men's Health, Detoxification, Chronic Illness and Disease

Isadora Guggenheim

Written by Isadora Guggenheim

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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