Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
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Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

What do we need to more about fertility?

Did you know that 1 out of 5 married couples in the US are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying? There are several factors to consider in regard to infertility, and one of those factors is toxins. 

With the rising rates of infertility, it is crucial to explore the impact of toxins on reproductive health and take proactive steps to reduce exposure. By understanding the sources of toxins and implementing effective strategies to minimize their presence in our lives, we can empower ourselves and pave the way for a healthier future for fertility and overall well-being.

 

Understanding Toxin Exposure

Toxins are substances that have the potential to harm our bodies. They can be found in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the products we use, and the environments we live in. Common sources of toxins include industrial pollution, pesticides, household chemicals, heavy metals, and synthetic materials. These substances can disrupt our hormonal balance, damage reproductive organs, and impair fertility.

 

Impact on Fertility

Research has shown a significant link between toxin exposure and fertility issues in both men and women. Toxins can interfere with sperm production, motility, and quality, leading to reduced fertility in men. In women, toxins can disrupt the delicate hormonal balance necessary for healthy menstrual cycles, ovulation, and embryo implantation. They can also contribute to conditions such as endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which can further complicate fertility.

Reducing Toxin Exposure to Empower Fertility

Empowering fertility starts with reducing toxin exposure in our everyday lives. Here are some practical steps to consider:

Opt for Organic: Choose organic produce whenever possible to minimize exposure to pesticides and herbicides commonly found in conventionally grown fruits and vegetables.

Clean Green: Switch to natural and eco-friendly cleaning products that are free from harsh chemicals, such as ammonia, bleach, and phthalates. Look for non-toxic alternatives or make your own using simple ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils.

Filter Your Water: Install a high-quality water filter to remove contaminants such as chlorine, heavy metals, and pesticides from your drinking water. This can help reduce your exposure to harmful substances while staying hydrated.

Mindful Personal Care: Read labels and opt for personal care products that are free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, and other harmful chemicals. Choose natural alternatives that support your well-being and minimize toxin absorption through the skin.

Assess Your Environment: Evaluate your home and workplace for potential toxin sources, such as lead paint, mold, or indoor air pollution. Take steps to address these issues by conducting proper maintenance, ventilation, and using air purifiers if needed.

By taking proactive measures to reduce toxin exposure, we can empower our fertility and work towards a healthier future. Making informed choices about the products we use, the food we consume, and the environments we inhabit can have a profound impact on our reproductive health, overall well-being, and the well-being of future generations. Let’s embrace this journey towards empowering fertility and create a healthier world for ourselves and our children!

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Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test looks for the inappropriate presence of bacteria in the small intestine known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or “SIBO”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Breath

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

COST

$85-$225 depending on insurance coverage. 

Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At Home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$699

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. Repeat test prices $249

Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the genetic profile for multiple health indicators. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood Spot

COST

$319

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

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Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This company can test for lyme, babesia, bartonella and additional tick-borne illnesses. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

around $1600 (depends on panel selected)

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. May be reimbursed with PPO plans.
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates a wide range of environmental toxins that may be leading to harmful health effects.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$199

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins.
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Blood work for blood count, urinalysis and vitamin levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

NOTES

You often have to fast for these tests-please check your providers notes.

COST

Depending on the test, deductible or copay may apply.

INSURANCE

Depends on insurance coverage, deductible or copay may apply.
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Glyphosate (“Round Up”) is a pesticide that is widely used and this test indicates the body’s levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins or GPL Tox.
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates many measures including micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals, detox, overview of gut function, omegas and toxic exposure. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home.

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

$179 – $400

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

INSTRUCTIONS

Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the gut function and indicates microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites and digestive efficacy. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Stool

COST

$179-$425 depending on insurance coverage.

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

No probiotics for one week.

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Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the full menstrual cycle, female hormones, and adrenal profile.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

NOTES

Must be off hormones in order to do the testing.
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is specifically for a tick-borne illness called “Bartonella”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$260

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals stored in the body.  Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

Testing: $79 x2 paid to Doctor’s Data
DMSA: $38 paid to Johnson’s Compounding Pharmacy

INSURANCE

Not covered by Insurance
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test measures saliva cortisol testing throughout the course of one day and informs us where there might be an adrenal imbalance.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Saliva

COST

$80

INSURANCE

No insurance coverage

Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure
Empowering Fertility: Reducing Toxin Exposure

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

$129-238

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted