We have all known that what you eat during pregnancy or are exposed to during childhood can affect your health later on in life. New research published in Biology of Reproduction discusses the effect estrogenic chemicals have on fertility. Not entirely sure what estrogenic chemicals are? Don’t worry; I was not sure myself so I looked them up. While there were many lists that would require many to have a Chemistry major to understand, I did find a nice list on www.gorgeouslygreen.com – http://www.gorgeouslygreen.com/downloads/Beauty.pdf.
These chemicals disrupt the body’s natural endocrine system by mimicking the natural system. This can cause hormonal imbalance and lead to problems with fertility. While this article discussed the effects of soy-based formula, remember to be careful with these types of products!