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Create Your Best Baby – With Clean Living

Create Your Best Baby – With Clean Living

 

Did you know Essential Oils can be safe for fertility and pregnancy?

Maybe you have heard they are not?

It all comes down to quality. Essential oils that are 100% organic (meaning they do not have the hormone disrupting chemicals of herbicides, fungicides and pesticides) and that are of the highest grade (therapeutic grade) are pure plant based medicinal oils.

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doTERRA is a safe essential oil to use (and this is explained by Tatyana Tavares) whom I have teamed up with to educate you about ways you can create your best baby through clean living.

Whether you are trying to conceive or trying to hold your pregnancy through to full term this video (first of my free ‘Create Your Best Baby’ mini-series) will teach you how you can use organic, therapeutic grade essential oils safely.

The video I first of all invites you to become aware of the internal and external environment of your cells that will influence your egg health, your womb health, your wellbeing as well as your baby’s wellbeing.

As a fertility specialist for over 10 years now, I see countless clients who come to me with either unexplained infertility or secondary sub-fertility and I have found that through simple ‘clean living’ strategies they are soon on the road to faster fertility success.

You see, our homes are laden with toxic chemicals that were not around during our Grandparent’s days. Standard house-hold cleaning products and personal care products, even our drinking water are saturated in hazardous toxins that lead to unbalanced hormones (they are classified as being Endocrine Disruptors).

You can read more about this topic where I have listed a few articles here.

 

This episode talks about living toxic-free and making a few changes to your cleaning products to create a cleaner home environment (that is child-friendly and hormone balancing too).

 

(We understand you are busy, so these videos are kept short and punchy – no longer than 20 minutes.
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Simply scroll down to some of our tips below which are an extension of the video)

How to create a toxic-free home

Natural cleaning products for a child-friendly home that won’t disrupt your hormones

  1. Citrus Oils (Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Wild Orange)
  2. Eucalyptus
  3. Malaleuca (Tea-tree)
  4. Vinegar
  5. Bi-carb soda

 

How it works

Make up a solution of vinegar, filtered water and either citrus, eucalyptus or tea-tree. For stubborn stains you can use oregano and bi-carb soda

Natural mould remover

Clove

Natural and non-toxic limescale remover

Food grade Citric Acid crystals

Hand sanitiser blend + travel companion so you don’t get sick on planes, etc

Combine Colloidal Silver and Gold Blend (here) with Cassia & Cinnamon Essential Oil

To clean and purify the air in the home put these in your diffuser

  • OnGuard – Protective Blend
  • Lemongrass
Our gift to you

We understand how overwhelming this might be to embrace, but do not worry.

Tatyana is willing to offer you a lifetime of complimentary essential oil coaching so you know how to utilise doTERRA essential oils.

I am willing to offer you free step-by-step training on how to embrace clean living for a healthier, happier, easier fertility and pregnancy journey.

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Fiona Kacz-Boulton is a Fertility Specialist

Fiona KACZ-BOULTON Fertility Specialist(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in fertility yoga – inspiring people to evolve on their conscious journey to parenthood.

Founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street, Mayfair, and Putney London.

  • Huffington Post Fertility Writer
  • Fertility Coach
  • Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
  • Nutrition Counsellor
  • Public Speaker
  • Author
  • Blogger
  • QiYoga® Founder
  • Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
  • Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
  • Fertility Support Group Facilitator
  • Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through her coaching programmes, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind (and body) to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile.’

 

Book your 30 minute complimentary consultation

With founder of Awakening Fertility, Fiona Kacz-Boulton here

 

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Toxic Chemicals to Avoid in Bathroom Personal Care Products

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Toxic Chemicals to Avoid in Bathroom Personal Care Products

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Checklist of Toxic Products

If you are serious about clean living then ensure you don’t buy products with harmful ingredients

Below is a list of 12 ingredients you can memorise to ensure you don’t poison your body and disrupt your endocrine system (hormones that effect your fertility).

This information is valuable for men, women and children.

On the top of my list is:

1. Sodium laureth sulfate

Used in foaming cosmetics, such as shampoos, cleansers and bubble bath. Can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer. Look also for related chemical sodium lauryl sulfate and other ingredients with the letters “eth” (e.g., sodium laureth sulcate).

The natural alternative to a frothing agent is coconut! There are now lots of products in the market labelled with “NO SLS’s” so it is getting easier to look after yourself and your family.

2. BHA and BHT

Used mainly in moisturizers and makeup as preservatives. Suspected endocrine disruptors and may cause cancer (BHA). Harmful to fish and other wildlife. Read more »

3. Coal tar dyes: p-phenylenediamine and colours listed as “CI” followed by a five digit number

In addition to coal tar dyes, natural and inorganic pigments used in cosmetics are also assigned Colour Index numbers (in the 75000 and 77000 series, respectively).

Look for p-phenylenediamine hair dyes and in other products colours listed as “CI” followed by five digits.1 The U.S. colour name may also be listed (e.g. “FD&C Blue No. 1” or “Blue 1”). Potential to cause cancer and may be contaminated with heavy metals toxic to the brain. Read more »

4. DEA-related ingredients

Used in creamy and foaming products, such as moisturizers and shampoos. Can react to form nitrosamines, which may cause cancer. Harmful to fish and other wildlife. Look also for related chemicalsMEA and TEA. Read more »

5. Dibutyl phthalate

Used as a plasticizer in some nail care products. Suspected endocrine disrupter and reproductive toxicant. Harmful to fish and other wildlife. Read more »

6. Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives

Look for DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine and quarternium-15. Used in a variety of cosmetics. Slowly releases small amounts of formaldehyde, which causes cancer. Read more »

7. Parabens

Used in a variety of cosmetics as preservatives. Suspected endocrine disrupters and may interfere with male reproductive functions. Read more »

8. Parfum ( fragrance)

Any mixture of fragrance ingredients used in a variety of cosmetics — even in some products marketed as “unscented.” Some fragrance ingredients can trigger allergies and asthma. Some linked to cancer and neurotoxicity. Some harmful to fish and other wildlife. Read more »

9. PEG compounds

Used in many cosmetic cream bases. Can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer. Also for related chemical propylene glycol and other ingredients with the letters “eth” (e.g., polyethylene glycol). Read more »

10. Petrolatum

Used in some hair products for shine and as a moisture barrier in some lip balms, lip sticks and moisturizers. A petroleum product that can be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which may cause cancer. Read more »

11. Siloxanes

Look for ingredients ending in “-siloxane” or “-methicone.” Used in a variety of cosmetics to soften, smooth and moisten. Suspected endocrine disrupter and proven to be toxic to the reproductive system (cyclotetrasiloxane).  Read more »

12. Triclosan

Used in antibacterial cosmetics, such as toothpastes, cleansers and antiperspirants. Suspected endocrine disrupter (meaning it creates hormone imbalances) and may contribute to antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

 

A lot of these toxic products are not only harmful for you, the systems of your body and your wellbeing but are also harmful to the environment: to the fish, other wildlife and because governments recycle our water these toxins get re-used over and over again.

As mentioned above, there are so many wonderful products on the market (not available in supermarkets or mainstream chemist chains), namely in health food stores and online.

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Fiona Kacz-Boulton is a Fertility Specialist

Fiona Kacz-Boulton Fertility Specialist

(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in fertility yoga – inspiring people to evolve on their conscious journey to parenthood.

Founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street, Clapham and Battersea, London.

  • Fertility Coach
  • Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
  • Nutrition Counsellor
  • Public Speaker
  • Author
  • Blogger
  • QiYoga® Founder
  • Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
  • Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
  • Fertility Support Group Facilitator
  • Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through her coaching programmes, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind (and body) to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile.’
Book your 30 minute complimentary consultation

With founder of Awakening Fertility, Fiona Kacz-Boulton here

Other Topics Worth Reading:

  1. Personal Care Products And Drinking Water Destroying FertilityRead here
  2. Avoid Toxins for Fertility – Read here
  3. Detoxifying for Fertility – Read here
  4. Balancing Hormones for Fertility: Balance Menstrual Cycles Too – Read more

Personal Care Products And Drinking Water Destroying Fertility

Personal Care Products And Drinking Water Destroying Fertility

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I have made this claim before, via other articles, my ebook and in my Fertile Lifestyle programmes and seminars – this information is not new but the scientific research behind it re-enforcing the importance of removing toxins from our life if we want to preserve fertility.

A friend who is very familiar and supportive of the work I do and the importance of my fertility education programmes showed me the information (in shaded section below) that was posted on FaceBook.  Written by Tom Mower, owner and director of Sisel International on 7th April 2015, I felt his research was too valuable not to share so as to help your fertility and pregnancy journey.

The motivation for me writing this article is due to my research driven findings that:

 

your toxic exposure could be the only reason why you are not falling pregnant and seeing your pregnancy through to full term.

 

Toxins also effect the health of eggs, sperm and your baby’s genetics.

Do you drink recycled toilet water?

water from the tapIf you drink tap water in countries where governments provide recycled toilet water (in the UK, US, Australia is following suit too) it means you are consuming recycled pharmaceuticals, hormones from other drugs, fake hormone stimulating ingredients from plastic packaging and a cocktail of toxic chemicals from body wash products, fluoride toothpastes, etc.

What goes on your skin gets directly absorbed into your bloodstream

Not only is your water polluted but you may be unknowingly continuing to poison your organs by applying toxins from bathroom products and cosmetics directly onto your skin. We’ll come back to this topic in more detail, but first let’s recap on the vital importance of how hormones function.

Role of hormones

Hormones are chemicals secreted by your endocrine system so your body can carry out fundamental physiological functions. They control the rates of certain chemical reactions, assist in regulating water balance, electrolyte balance, blood pressure. They also influence our feelings, behaviour, development, growth and reproduction.

You are probably most familiar with the role of sex hormones such as testosterone and oestrogen which govern the function of the reproductive system. But no system works in isolation, each system and part affects the whole so your metabolism, digestive system and cardiovascular system are also affected by how well your endocrine system is functioning.

How toxic chemicals affect hormones

There are several toxic chemicals out there, that we come into contact with nowadays on a daily basis that tell the brain to produce hormones – even when we don’t need them produced. It is this overproduction of “fake” hormones (xeno-oestrogens) that triggers issues with adrenal glands, thyroid gland, etc. which have a direct effect on fertility. (Read more about this via my previous article here).

Personal care products are the greatest hormone disruptor

The toxic chemicals we put on our skin via personal care products create oestrogen dominance, this is because you are much more likely to absorb xeno-oestrogens through your skin than with your diet (which is essentially more dangerous because when you ingest toxins as they go through a filtration and detoxification process in the liver).
Therefore learning to create a fertile lifestyle in which you know what toxins to avoid – even to go as far as only wearing organic clothing is essential.

Fiona - Dancer Pose Yoga in Asquith ClothingWhy? The toxic chemicals that are in contact with our skin get absorbed straight into the bloodstream and these chemicals not only disrupt your fertility but your mental health, emotions and more.

Via Awakening Fertility’s Fertile Lifestyle Programme we recommend clients purchase organic clothing made from fibres such as hemp, cotton and bamboo.

Brands such as Asquith (clothing pictured above) are an ethical company and I have worn their products for years, check them out here.

Living A Hormone Health Lifestyle

Watch David Wolfe’s Video from the Women’s Wellness Conference: Hormone Health Protocol

How do you know if your products are toxic?

Toxic CosmeticsSupermarket brand products are toxic, Boots and Superdrug brands are toxic.

If you can not understand the list of ingredients it is most likely because you do not have a science degree to understand the chemical preservatives.

Below is the essential list to ensure you do not use:

 

  1. Aluminium – used in deodorants, linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease (shrinking of the brain) and hormonal disruptions
  2. Benzoates – used as a preservative in food and body care products, linked to cancer
  3. Benzoic Acid – used as a preservative in food and body care products, linked to cancer
  4. BHA – used as a preserving agent in makeup and moisturising
  5. BHT– used as a preserving agent in makeup and moisturising
  6. Coal Tar Dies – used in make-up, look for CI+ a 5 digit number, e.g. CI57000
  7. DEA – in moisturises and shampoos
  8. Diazolidinyl urea – releases formaldehyde and used in cosmetics
  9. Dibutylphthalate – found in nail products and is especially bad for reproductive system and endocrine system (which governs the whole hormonal system)
  10. DMDM hydantoin – releases formaldehyde and used in cosmetics
  11. FD&C “No.1” or FD&C “Blue”  – die used in make-up
  12. Imidazolidinyl urea – releases formaldehyde and used in cosmetics
  13. MEA – in moisturises and shampoos
  14. Methenamine – releases formaldehyde and used in cosmetics
  15. Methicone – used in anything that softens and moistens skin or hair
  16. Parabens – used in cosmetics (which specifically interfere with hormone production)
  17. Parfum – fragrance added to anything
  18. PEG – used in cosmetics and creams
  19. Petrolatum – used in hair products
  20. Quarternium-15 – releases formaldehyde and used in cosmetics
  21. Siloxanes – used in anything that softens or moisturises
  22. Sodium Laureth Sulphate/Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) – used as a frothing agent in shampoos, body wash, etc. (Also in Canasten consumable capsule to do not take it!)
  23. TEA – in moisturises and shampoos
  24. Triclosan – anti-bacterial used in toothpastes, make-up, various cosmetics

THESE ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS ARE IN THE PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS YOU USE EVERY DAY!!! 

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Water is a secondary source.

You and your loved ones directly apply them to your body and those of your loved ones from hair shampoo, conditioners, toothpaste, skin lotions, hand dishwashing soap and cosmetics.

These personal care products are the single greatest source of putting endocrine disruptors directly into your blood system. Girls are over developed now, entering puberty 4-5 years earlier than ever in history. Sperm Count in men are down from 100,000 units per ml in 1950 to 5,000 units today. Homosexuality is rampant and may be driven by these products that mothers use when they are pregnant. They cross over the placenta and affect the developing fetus. Once born the children are subject to these powerful feminizing chemicals.

Men are not the men they once were and women are over driven with cancers and heart attack rates increasing much faster then men’s. All this primarily driven by the products they use but are not aware are powerful brain and sex altering chemicals.

 

 

There are a few good brands around that do not have these ingredients and neither do they have toxic packaging, e.g. “Sisel Safe” and others listed at the end of this article.

 

 

Read this report on British coastal water:

 

 

Human waste blamed for turning one in 10 of Britain’s male clams into female

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Almost one in 10 male clams found around the English coast has developed feminine features, a phenomenon blamed on hormone-disrupting pollutants found in pharmaceuticals, cosmetic and personal care products that enter the sewage system and from other waste.

Researchers, who tested more than 3,000 adult clams from locations along the English Channel coast and neighboring areas, found that 8.6 per cent of male clams had evidence of both ovarian and testicular tissue. Six out of 10 sites had the so-called “intersexed” clams.

“The widespread and elevated occurrences… far exceed the occasional or accidental levels seen in other species,” say the researchers, from the Marine Biological Association, Plymouth and the University of Le Havre.

Clams, mussels, oysters and scallops are bivalves. They inhabit the sediment in estuaries, which acts as a long-term reservoir for pollutants. These invertebrates are at the bottom of the food chain – so the adverse effects of pollutants may have implications for other species.

The aim of the new three-year study, reported in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, was to investigate how widespread the abnormal development was. Results show that 58 per cent of sites have found intersex males.

The researchers said: “Future research should focus on the biological mechanisms of action, the causative chemicals, their relative potency and interactions.”

In other research, intersex has been used as a biological indicator of the impact of so-called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which interfere with the hormones that are responsible for the regulation of development and other processes.

Several studies have linked intersex, or other measures of endocrine disruption in invertebrates, to effluent from sewage works. Feminization of male freshwater fish exposed to EDCs from sewage treatment works and other sources has been found.

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Serious About Cleaning Your Act Up?

Note: I was not endorsed by Sisel to publish this article and am in no way suggesting Sisel products are the only solution. There are many good brands on the market that sell non-toxic personal care products and a few have been listed below:

Clean Living (Non-toxic) Products

Toothpaste

Fluoride Free
  • Aloe Dent is a nice tasting/textured toothpaste from any health food store and some progressive pharmacies (not Boots etc)
  • Red Seal, a New Zealand brand is my personal favourite

Body Wash & Moisturisers

  • Colloidal Body Wash/Moisturisers – My own brand made for me in Scotland in glass bottles so there is no contamination from the plastic – keeps the xenon-oestrogens away (i.e. prevents over production of oestrogen in the body).  They are £45.00 for 500mL Conditioner
  • Intelligent Harmonics
  • Faith in Nature – Cheapest of the lot (around £7.00)
  • Jasons – More established brand (around £15.00)

Shampoos

Avoid anything with Sodium Lauryl Sulphate at all costs
You can choose:Shampoo

Intelligent Harmonics

Removing Toxins

I also recommend cleansing the body from the inside out and keeping yourself energised with the right foods – via these SuperFoods

Did you see this video?

This may be helpful to keep yourself cleansed and detoxified every morning – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRKBq9uZq9c
Sources

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/dirty-dozen-cosmetic-chemicals/

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Fiona Kacz-Boulton is a Fertility Specialist

Fiona Kacz-Boulton Fertility Specialist

(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in fertility yoga – inspiring people to evolve on their conscious journey to parenthood.

Founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street and Clapham, London.

  • Fertility Coach
  • Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
  • Nutrition Counsellor
  • Public Speaker
  • Author
  • Blogger
  • QiYoga® Founder
  • Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
  • Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
  • Fertility Support Group Facilitator
  • Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through her coaching programmes, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind (and body) to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile.’

 

Book your 30 minute complimentary consultation

With founder of Awakening Fertility, Fiona Kacz-Boulton here

Other Topics Worth Reading:

  1. Toxic Chemicals to Avoid in Bathroom Personal Care ProductsRead here
  2. Avoid Toxins for Fertility – Read here
  3. Detoxifying for Fertility – Read here
  4. Balancing Hormones for Fertility: Balance Menstrual Cycles Too – Read more

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