How Avoiding Toxins Can Improve Your Fertility

As someone who works with TTC, fertility, and wellbeing clients in Weymouth and online, I often find people worry about how exposure to toxins can reduce their chances of conceiving and how they may affect a healthy pregnancy. Both males and females can be affected. We do indeed encounter all kinds of toxins in today’s rapidly built-up, constantly-overheating world, and some of them are hard to avoid.

There are ways to reduce your exposure to toxins to a certain extent. Eliminating toxins to enhance fertility can be looked at from a two-tier perspective: the surface-level/easier to avoid toxins and then deeper level (more effort required) toxins. This post walks you through both kinds and what you can do about them.

Surface-Level Toxins

There are a number of every-day toxins that you may encounter on a daily basis, and generally they don’t do too much damage. However, in the case of fertility and when you’re trying to conceive, continual exposure to them can have a negative effect. One obvious source of toxins is smoking and smokers; quitting smoking, and staying away from exposure to smokers as much as possible is a must. Other things you can do include using more natural cleaning and personal care products – these will usually have higher environmental credentials, look for labels like Bio-D, SESI and eco-leaf.   Avoid highly scented air fresheners, candles and washing products. Avoid dry cleaning your clothes, if possible, as this also reduces your exposure to toxins.

Complex Toxins

The above toxins are what you would call superficial toxins – chemicals that can be avoided with lifestyle changes. However, other toxins are more deeply rooted and harder to avoid, and can negatively affect the body’s hormone balance, and therefore affect fertility by interfering with egg and sperm formation, as well as the internal evironment. These are the toxin esposures that you would discuss with me in greater detail.

An example would be Bisphenols – they are widely used in plastic products, can linings, and sales receipts printed on paper with a glossy sheen. Another plastic-based toxin group are Phthalates, which are often added to toys, footwear, food packaging, and care products as a way of making them more flexible. You should also be careful about pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides, which can sometimes be found on packaged food or in garden sheds.

There are other potentially damaging toxins out there, such as parabens, POPs, and heavy metals. Knowing what to do about them is not easy, but I am here to help you. My fertility, TTC, and wellbeing advice in Weymouth and online gives you the chance to outline your lifestyle and potential exposures, which in turn allows me to recommend a personalised treatment plan that may include diet, lifestyle changes, and reflexology.

Together, we will come up with a solution that ensures you stay away from as many toxins as possible and have the best possible chance of conceiving. Feel free to get in touch to arrange your initial consultation, or to book a free call.


Online or In Person – Which Option is Better For You?

Along with providing specialist reflexology that supports TTC, fertility, and wellbeing for those in the Weymouth and wider Dorset area, I offer consultations, assessment, and self-care routines based around your needs and particular situation. This can be done in person or online over Zoom. If you are seeking fertility advice for the first time, you might be wondering whether it’s better for you to see me face-to-face or online.  To help you out, this blog post walks you through the merits of each choice.


I understand that some people may feel anxious about going to a new physical location for advice on fertility and TTC. It is normal to feel a bit daunted by the whole prospect. In which case, you may prefer to start by speaking to me online. Having these sessions from the comfort of your own home can make the process a great deal easier, along with providing that valuable extra layer of privacy.

Perhaps a greater benefit of working with me online is that it provides flexibility and convenience. You are saved from unnecessary travel expenses and spending time travelling to and from my practice. And if you wish to attend these consultations with your partner, or another loved one, it is much easier for both parties to be present when sessions are on online. Work/life commitments often get in the way of each individual being able to attend a specific place at a designated time. If you have a busy schedule, working with me online is the way to go. You can receive personalised fertility and TTC advice from anywhere in the world, provided you have an internet connection.

In Person

Working with me online may be more convenient, but for many, in-person sessions are the only way to get the absolute most out of each session. Some people feel more comfortable being able to build up a relationship with me in ‘real life’. When it comes to issues like fertility, TTC, and general wellbeing, it can feel more natural to visit a dedicated clinic to discuss these matters, as opposed to sitting in front of your laptop.

And while many people feel most comfortable working with me from their own bedroom or office space, others might not have a peaceful home life at all. My Weymouth practice may be the safe and reliable space you need for accessing professional fertility treatment. Visiting the same place on a regular basis can become an important ritual on your TTC, fertility, and wellness journey. In addition, you might not have a dependable internet connection or the right equipment, space, or facilities for a truly private Zoom call.

If you are looking for consultations, assessments, and personalised self-care routines for fertility, trying to conceive or IVF support in Weymouth, Dorset, or online – give me a call or drop me an email. I am always happy to answer any questions you may have.