The global in-vitro fertilization market is expected to reach an astonishing $21.6 billion by the year 2020, which of course raises the question: why are so many people becoming infertile in the first place, anyway?
People in the organic and GMO-free movement have long suspected that the food system and its overreliance on unnatural and chemical-laden techniques could be at least partially responsible for quite a while, and now new research has suggested that they may be on to something after all.
Organic Food Could Help Solve the Fertility Crisis: Study
According to this article from the website Huffington Post, the Journals of the American Medical Association have published research in recent weeks showing large increases in pesticide exposure to human beings, and also suggesting that pesticide-laden foods and fertility issues could be connected after following over 300 women at a fertility clinic and tracking their progress.
As noted in the article, women who regularly ate fruits and vegetables treated with chemical pesticides had lower success rates in getting pregnant through IVF, while those who ate organic food had a reduced risk of pregnancy loss and increased fertility rates.
The study was published for JAMA Internal Medicine and undertaken by Harvard researchers.
“I was always skeptical that pesticide residues in foods would have any impact on health whatsoever. I thought we were not going to find anything,” said lead researcher Jorge Chavarro, MD, to Time Magazine, adding that he is now more likely to buy organic apples than before.
Most U.S. “conventional” apples are treated with a chemical called diphenylamine, which is banned in Europe and used to prevent “storage scald” from happening. This is just one result of a system in which the pesticide industry is allowed free rein in the United States and has been allowed to shape policies in its favor of its chemicals, according to those in the non-GMO and organic movement.
Epidemiologist and pediatrician Phillip Landrigan, MD of Mount Sinai, called the Harvard study a “warning that our current lassez-faire attitude toward the regulation of pesticides is failing us” in the same issue of JAMA.
Doctors must educate their patients
With much evidence showing that human fertility is on the decline and more and more couples lining up for some sort of intervention to fix the issue, Landrigan called for a re-examination of how doctors educate patients on diet.
“Encourage our patients to eat organic,” Dr. Landrigan wrote as a recommendation, saying that reduced sperm counts and birth defects are almost certainly related to the overabundance of chemicals on food and in the environment.
“And educate elected officials and other policy makers about the hazards of pesticides—make them realize that pesticides are not merely a regulatory issue or an environmental problem, but that in fact these potent chemicals can have powerful effects on human health that need to be intelligently confronted.”
Pesticide Levels Rising in Human Bodies
Also noted in the article was another study published in JAMA documenting large increases in the amount of glyphosate humans are being exposed to, leading to more calls for government officials to step in and make long-awaited changes.
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling Roundup weedkiller, was declared a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer in spring 2015, which Monsanto has disputed by pointing to approvals from government health agencies. Still, research on glyphosate’s toxicity continues to mount, especially in light of recent scandals showing that Monsanto worked with academics in order to skew research.
According to the other study, undertaken by UC San Diego researchers, human exposure to glyphosate has increased about 500% since the introduction of genetically engineered crops (also known as GMOs or genetically modified organisms), most of which are created in a laboratory to withstand large-scale sprayings of Roundup.
The number found according to the JAMA study is 100-fold greater than levels of glyphosate fed to rats that developed liver disease in one long-term feeding study.
Going Organic to Preserve Fertility?
These studies are just a small sampling of how pesticides have been linked to countless health maladies, and how caution should be taken for anyone hoping to conceive when it comes to pesticide consumption.
While there are many factors that go into fertility, one thing’s for sure — exposure to too many pesticides is not helping anyone, leading Dr. Landrigan to call for better regulations going forward.
“We need to overcome the strident objections of the pesticide manufacturing industry, recognize the hidden costs of deregulation, and strengthen requirements for both premarket testing of new pesticides, as well as postmarketing surveillance of exposed populations — exactly as we do for another class of potent, biologically active molecules—drugs.”
11 pounds in 22 days?
Is it REALLY possible to lose 11 lbs. of fat in 22 days? Actually yes… BUT only when you’re a level 4 fat burner. Unfortunately, most people are stuck as level 1 fat burners. So, how do you become a level 4 fat burner to lose up to 11 lbs. in 22 days? Simply eat these foods daily:
Did you know that one of the best times to stretch is right before bed? However…
What stretches should you do? Here’s a 1-minute stretch routine you can do before bed...
Lisa, Yoga Coach
eatlocalgrown / wisemindhealthybody
...easy, 3-minute exercise that completely cured his horrendous snoring! We can both finally sleep!
Today is a good day. Tonight will be even better. Why?
Because you're about to learn easy throat exercises that cure (not just treated) your stubborn snoring – in 3 minutes – starting TONIGHT!
...even if straps, sprays and even torturing CPAP masks have failed you in the past.
Most people heal their snoring in just a few minutes per day using these powerful throat exercises. And they're so easy, you can do them, regardless of your age or physical shape.
Use them anytime, anywhere... even while stuck in traffic or watching TV.
Plus the results are permanent!
Did you know that your bodyfat can become "calorie-resistant"?
True. And it's completely unaffected by even the strictest diets... and most intense exercises.
However, there's good news- Calorie-resistant bodyfat can be now removed...
It's a little-known, calorie-burning hormone we all have... just waiting for the right spark to come alive. It's not thyroid, leptin, ghrelin, insulin, adiponectin, HGH or any other "fat loss" hormone you may know. Read more to find out precisely how to unleash its calorie-burning power:
To your health!
PS - Studies show that it can also reduce your risk of diabetes by 53.7%, a heart attack by 83.3% and stroke by 51.4%. Here's more of the scientific proof...
I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat. This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
If this “hidden” most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.
d) Hip Flexors
Take the quiz above and see if you got the correct answer!
In April, 2009, researchers stunned the medical community when they reported chronic inflammation as the root cause of several major diseases.
See, every year 610,000 people in the U.S. die of heart disease. Cancer claims another 584,000...stroke 130,000...Alzheimer's disease nearly 85,000 — and the list goes on.
Truth is, we now know... chronic inflammation is responsible for 7 out of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States! Hundreds of studies and scientific reviews prove it.
Fortunately, newer research shows you can prevent-even reverse-most major diseases by "turning off" inflammation. And in our new book, we show you how to do just that.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a debilitating condition-and you"re not sure what the culprit is-now's the time to find out...while you can still do something about it!
--> Grab your FREE copy of this groundbreaking soft cover book today (while supplies still last.)
Over the past year, my friend Dave over at PaleoHacks has been working on a super secret cookbook project with our good friend Peter Servold a Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef and owner of Pete's Paleo...
And today, this new incredible Paleo Cookbook is finally available to be shipped right to your door for FREE!
The cookbook is called Paleo Eats, and it's filled with over 80 chef created, insanely tasty Paleo recipes which means they are free from gluten, soy, dairy, and refined sugar.
Get your FREE copy of Paleo Eats Here. (Grab this today, because they only ordered a small batch of these cookbooks for this freebie promotion, and they will sell out FAST!)
Sponsored Health Resources
In the years that I've been working on this website project I've come across some amazing resources by some very special people. I'd like to share them with you here.
NOTE: I update these links often so please check back to see what's new!
1) Everyone knows green smoothies are healthy right? Have you heard of a “red” smoothie? If not, check out this story…
2) Forget what you've read about 10-day lemonade cleanses, 7-day detoxes with green juices and Gwyneth's gruel. All you need to do, and this is perfect for Saturday or or anytime really, is a simple 1-day cleanse.
3) This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
4) I thought it was virtually impossible for a website to be able to tell me anything even a little bit insightful after only submitting my name and date of birth... I was wrong!
5) Turmeric is amazing. The problem is - It's hard to absorb!
6) Wonder why your stomach still sticks out even though you're hammering the core exercises every day? It's a common myth that bulging belly is due to weak abdominal muscles.
7) Even if you're the most active of athletes, you may still suffer from tight hip flexors due to the amount of time you spend each day planted to a chair.
Enjoy! Let me know how these work out for you. And if you run across anything I've missed please let me know.