Research Reveals the Importance of Nutrition for Fathers-to-Be

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PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwired – January 03, 2017) – While the importance of nutrition to a pregnant woman is widely known, the fathers’ choices receive far less attention. However, according to nutraceutical company Kirkman®, research is making it clear that environmental exposures and nutritional choices of a father-to-be can have profound effects on reproductive outcomes, from failure to conceive to birth defects.

Smoking and excessive drinking are likely the most common (and most commonly recognized) reproductive hazards and both can lead to reduced sperm counts.1 But there are other common exposures, including many encountered in workplaces, that can have detrimental effects on fertility.2

Millions of chemicals are commonly in commercial use. According to the CDC, more than 1,000 of these have reproductive effects on animals, but few have been studied in humans. Several of those that have been studied have been shown to lower sperm count and/or deform sperm shape (which can reduce the ability of the sperm to “swim” effectively).

Lead, for instance, has been linked to both of these negative outcomes. Exposure to other heavy metals has also been linked to negative effects on sperm production. Potentially damaging chemicals used in workplaces include bromides (used in dyes, disinfectants, and insecticides), styrene (used in plastic production) and tetrachloroethylene (used in dry cleaning).

Body weight has been linked to low sperm counts, both oligozoospermia, which simply means a lower-than-average count, and azoospermia, which indicates a sperm count so low that sperm is actually undetectable. For both underweight and overweight men, there is a slightly increased chance of azoospermia or oligozoospermia. Those deemed “morbidly obese,” however, have twice the odds of low sperm counts.3

Research on the impact of diet on male fertility is still at an early stage. Some studies have merely confirmed that generally nutritious diets lead to better outcomes, but others have narrowed their focus to look at specific nutrients. One found that vitamin E and selenium supplementation both increased motility and reduced the concentration of malformed sperm.4 Another found significant count and motility improvements following regular, high-dose intake of vitamin C.5 High doses of vitamin B-12 were found to increase sperm counts for both humans6 and rats.7

Moral of the story, limit your exposure, replace products and take care of you if you want future generations to be happy and healthy.

References:
  1. DeNoon, Daniel. Study: smoking degrades sperm protein needed for fertility, embryo survival. Accessed 12/27/16 from: http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/news/20100910/smokers-sperm-less-fertile
  2. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The effects of workplace hazards on male reproductive health. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 96-132. Accessed 12/27/16 from: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/96-132/
  3. Sermondade, N. BMI in relation to sperm count: an updated systematic review and collaborative meta-analysis. Human Reproduction Update, Jun;19 (3): 221-31. doi: 10.1093/humupd/dms050.
  4. Moslemi MK, Tavanbakhsh S. Selenium–vitamin E supplementation in infertile men: effects on semen parameters and pregnancy rate. International Journal of General Medicine. 2011;4:99-104. doi:10.2147/IJGM.S16275.
  5. Akmal M, Qadri JQ, Al-Waili NS, Thangal S, Haq A, Saloom KY. Improvement in human semen quality after oral supplementation of vitamin C. J Med Food. 2006 Fall;9(3):440-2. Accessed 12/27/16 from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17004914
  6. Moriyama H, Nakamura K, Sanda N, Fujiwara E, Seko S, Yamazaki A, Mizutani M, Sagami K, Kitano T, [Studies on the usefulness of a long-term, high-dose treatment of methylcobalamin in patients with oligozoospermia]. Hinyokika Kiyo. 1987 Jan;33(1):151-6. Accessed 12/27/16 from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3107356
  7. Watanabe T, Ohkawa K, Kasai S, Ebara S, Nakano Y, Watanabe Y. The effects of dietary vitamin B12 deficiency on sperm maturation in developing and growing male rats. Congenit Anom (Kyoto). 2003 Mar;43(1):57-64. Accessed 12/27/16 from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12692404
Source: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/research-reveals-the-importance-of-nutrition-for-fathers-to-be-2185988.htm

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The Toxic Truth™ Campaign: Kick Toxins to the Curb!

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The Healthy Home Company is committed to fulfilling our mission of making the home a healthier place by ridding homes of the products and chemicals that are harming families. That’s why we’re kicking off the New Year with the Toxic Truth™ Campaign, a collection of interactive tools and challenges, research, and information about toxic chemicals designed to help people decipher the dangers found in the products they use every day.

Take The Toxic Test™
As a nation, we believe that personal care, skin care, household, cosmetic and other industries have regulations that are responsible for providing us with products that are “safe.” But, the reality is that there are more than 80,000 chemicals in use in the U.S., and many are unregulated. As an example, the cosmetics industry alone (which is self-regulated) uses over 1,000 chemicals in cosmetics sold in the U.S. that are banned in Europe.

There are toxic chemicals hiding in the products you use every day on yourself and your children.

DID YOU KNOW…

  • It only takes 26 seconds for the chemicals from the products you use in your home to enter the bloodstream through your skin.
  • There over 80,000 chemicals in use in the US alone, thousands of which are banned overseas.
    Our children are at risk. Babies are born with 200 chemicals coursing through their veins.
  • Studies have found more than 287 chemicals linked to issues like birth defects, developmental delays, toxicity and even cancer.
  • Manufacturers of the cleaning products and laundry detergents you use every day to clean your home (unlike food, beverage, cosmetic and other personal care products) are not required by federal law to list their ingredients.

At TaketheToxicTest.com/502710, we’ve taken the guesswork out of exposing these chemicals, by providing you with an overview of the top Toxic Ten product categories found in the home (including toothpaste, soap and sanitizer, and kitchen cleaner) and outlining some of the dangerous chemicals they harbor.

Many household brands contain ingredients that can cause an array of health risks. TakeTheToxicTest.com/502710 provides information about some of the health concerns and effects associated with those ingredients, and where to find safer replacements.

Join Healthy Home in our mission to make your home a healthier place by logging on to www.TakeTheToxicTest.com/502710, taking the Toxic Test™ and investigating the products in your home. When you’ve finished, we hope you’ll consider purchasing safer alternatives for your family and encouraging your family, friends and loved ones to do the same.

Trash the Toxins Challenge
Once you’ve taken the Toxic Test™, we are going to challenge you to Trash the Toxins. So get your products together and take the test.  Challange will be announced soon so stay posted to this blog.

It’s up to us to protect ourselves and our families by alerting them to the Toxic Truth™. Together, we can share the message and make a difference—one home at a time!

Get started now by visiting www.TakeTheToxicTest.com/502710, to learn which toxic chemicals are found in products inside your home, then take the Trash the Toxins challenge, and kick toxins to the curb today!

*Article reposted from of Healthy Home. Image courtesy of Healthy Home.

Perla Middleton
Founding Member
Healthy Home Company

Day 1of the 2 days of Christmas Sale

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Though this sale has ended, this reminds one of our phenomenon products because of all it’s abundant variety of uses, check out http://www.glutathione411.com for more information. Drop by the http://www.MyToxicFreeClub.com and become a member so you dont miss out on any more upcoming sales like this! day 1 of 12 days of xmas me

G-FORCE

Glutathione, known as the superhero antioxidant, is the world’s most powerful antioxidant and the only one produced naturally by the human body to protect against chemical and environmental threats.

G-Force, our proprietary glutathione serum, promotes overall skin health, and can help reduce wrinkles, dark spots and blemishes. Applied topically, its effects are localized and can relieve some muscle discomfort. Most importantly, it delivers a daily amount of glutathione to the body.

Snap Sale Member Price: $59.97 | (Non-Member Retail Price: $125.00)

Don’t forget you must join the club before you can partake in these amazing sales or you will be left in the dust!  Visit http://www.MyToxicFreeClub.com to join.  Each day until Midnight a new product will be featured at an amazing price!

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Our family just grew….AGAIN! :D

Our family just grew again – introducing OneBode Blend and Balance supplements! AND one SUPER SIZE Strong!blend and balance

Blend

Daily nutritional supplement to support general wellness. It helps to replenish your body with minerals, antioxidants and vitamins for a strong foundation for health. Blend is comprised of special organic mineral elements known as mineral amino acid chelates. Created using a patented technology, these chelates help your body absorb vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for the best biological advantage.

Blend: Vitamin, multi-mineral, antioxidant activity

  • Daily nutritional supplement to support general wellness
  • Source of minerals, as amino acid chelates
  • Antioxidant support
  • Source of added nutrition to support the body’s balanced response to stress
  • Use in combination with OneBode Flo

 To get this amazing product visit this site – http://goo.gl/qp7FuK

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Balance

Promotes healthy digestion and helps support your body as it digests common fats and processes sugars. It also helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels already within normal range and supports the body’s natural cleansing processes. OneBode Balance also includes a proprietary enzymatic blend of vegetarian enzymes, which support healthy digestion.

Because the “Standard American Diet” is filled with white flour products, processed sugars, partially hydrogenated oils and less beneficial fats (all with very little nutritional value), getting the most out of the foods you eat is more important than ever. Balance helps make sure your body can actually use what you consume.

 Balance: Promote Healthy Digestion of Fats & Sugars

  • Support healthy digestion of common fats and processing of sugars
  • Between meals and/or before bed to support the body’s natural cleansing processes
  • Help maintain healthy cholesterol levels already within normal range
  • Use in combination with OneBode Flo when eating sugary desserts and fried foods

To get this amazing product visit this site – http://goo.gl/kgWgl4

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 Your Strong Voices were heard, STRONG now in 32oz Bottles! 

Strong now in 32oz bottles, enjoy double the Strong for just $3 more—a savings of $13.95 with every bottle!

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Strong is made from acetic acid (the core ingredient found in vinegar in its highly concentrated form), concentrated citric acid (derived from natural fruits), sodium chloride (salt), potassium acetate (a combination of potassium and acetic acid), to further enhance the product’s ability to break up oils and organic materials. Individually, the active ingredients in Strong are known to be effective against many types of bacteria, mold and mildew, and together represent a potent formula that replaces more than 10 products in your garage, those used for the home exterior, as well as tough jobs and stain removal inside the home. Check out strong by clicking on this link – http://goo.gl/yvDr7R

Strong can be used in all these ways!

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Here are some Strong Testimonials:

I left my granddaughter’s white sweater in with some wet red towels… Several days later remembered it. Her sweater was covered in red dots and mildew! Yuck I soaked in Strong for two days and it was whiter than it started! Thank you!”

Danielle Lawrence

Strong cleans my shower and bathtub so quickly with no fumes or harsh chemicals. I don’t need to use gloves and I think that’s pretty spectacular! I also soaked my kitchen sink faucet in a dish of Strong to get the gunk that has been building up for over 9 years…  After fifteen minutes of soaking and a little scrubbing with a toothbrush it came right off looking brand new.”

April Bunting
Here is a before and after of my husband’s hands. They were covered in pine pitch from tree trimming. The Strong took it right off. Good-bye harsh garage chemicals!”

Jennie Davis
After paying a well-known national cleaning company to clean our kitchen at the Yacht Club, we were left with this. Seriously, that was a good as they got it. I remember Mick Karshner cleaning his personal gas grill with Strong. I ran home, eager to prove, yet again, we do not need to use all the crazy chemicals. Well, a picture is worth a thousand words. Literally, I sprayed it on, waited 20 minutes and BOOM, it all scraped right off.”

Karen Cochran
So I decided to run my car through the car wash this morning at the good ole neighborhood gas station. Got plenty clean. However, my alloy rims? Not so much because of the excessive brake dust. I used to use [a chemical cleaner] but after learning what I know now and reading the back (“Danger, Warning skin and eye irritant”) and a few other warnings, I tried using diluted Strong. It worked like a charm!”

Matt Workman
I’m almost embarrassed to post this. Before Healthy Home Company, I had always used the a [chemical cleanup spray] for my sink, thinking I was doing a good job cleaning. Fast forward to tonight: I used the Strong and this was what it pulled up. This was a brand new white towel.”

Check out my hubby using Strong on his rower. So glad we are only using Healthy Home Company products to clean his gym! No smelling harmful products while working out!”

Catalina Olalde Diaz
We had resolved ourselves that our “car wash” towels would just always be black, even after washing them with extra detergent and bleach. After seeing the results in our home from Strong and Clean, I decided to pull out the grease & brake dust stained towels (that had already been washed, bleached, folded and put away for another car wash day), and decided to throw them in the washer & wash with Strong (just 4 oz). I pre-treated with diluted Clean. Check this out! And our washing machine is squeaky clean! No black crud left behind!”

Shannon Muir Berlin
My first TEST of the new Strong product on my 7 year old Weber Gas Grill. I am impressed!”

Mick Karshner

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Perla Middleton
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Healthy Home Company
 

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2 Retailers, 1 awesome set of giveaways! Hurry it ends Sept, 5th!

Bellies, Babies & Ballerinas and MyToxicFreeClub.com, A Healthy Home, affiliate are joining forces to bring you 3 awesome giveaways.

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 Visit Bellies, Babies & Ballerinas starting today and culminating at the  September 5th Tate of Statesboro Downtown Development Authority’s First Friday.  Enter to win one of the 3 amazing bundles listed below.

The Healthy Home Company products are formulated with organic, all natural, and toxic free ingredients, and sold to members at competitive retail prices. Since the mission of Healthy Home is to make the home a healthier place to raise a family, it was only natural that we join forces with a family run business in our home town to run promotions and bring you the best in Certified Toxic Free products. We are a trusted resource for personal health, household and body care products made with organic, Ecocert and ToxicFree® ingredients. A business opportunity for those who use and enjoy our products and want to share them with friends and family. We also reward customers not only for their purchases, but for the purchases of those they refer too, for as long as they continue to make purchases. And lastly, we are a community of like-minded individuals who want to share information with others about toxic-free living. So how about checking us out at www.MyToxicFreeClub.com

Bellies, Babies and Ballerinas is located at 43 East Main Street Statesboro, GA

Their hours of operation are as follows:

Monday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

They carry a selection of maternity, children’s clothing and dancewear. Stop in today for expecting and new mothers clothing, breastfeeding supplies, baby shower gifts and more. Don’t miss our monthly clothing specials!

Their inventory includes:

  • Nursing supplies
  • Maternity wear
  • Baby shower gifts (Diaper Bags, Hair accessories, blankets, Christening items and gifts and more!)
  • Children and Adult dancewear
  • Educational toys

So stop by and check them out at First Friday (or anytime this week – up until Friday, September 5th), and enter to win your bundle of choice.

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For more information on any of these products/bundles, visit www.MyToxicFreeClub.com or swing by Bellies, Babies and Ballerinas is located at 43 East Main Street Statesboro, GA to sample the products and to grab a catalog.

Perla

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Healthy Home Company

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Are you surviving or thriving in today’s toxic world?

Attend this FREE virtual Detox Summit! The Lineup and topics are INCREDIBLE!

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As a Founding Member of a company that sells certified Toxic Free Products, I like to stay abreast of what is going so I can better inform those around me of the latest in #toxic trends, so I signed up for this virtual summit- it is free, so if you are interested and have free time this week to watch the presentations, it should be really informative!

Environmental toxins can be found in what you eat, drink, breathe, feel and think. You may not be aware of toxins, but if you want to be healthy, being educated on the latest in toxins is a must! Chronic conditions, like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, may be associated with environmental toxins in your body.

The pearls of wisdom from expert speakers at The Detox Summit are essential to your health. Join us online for free from August 4-11.

This Detox Summit will provide you with the information you need to:

  •     Learn about environmental toxins in food, air and water
  •     Understand internally-generated toxins, like thoughts, emotions and behaviors
  •     Recognize toxins of all types and eliminate them
  •     Focus on breakthrough solutions to gain more energy and vitality

Navigate your way through today’s toxic terrain when you register for the free, online Detox Summit today:

“Detox” is a multi-faceted term that means many things to people, from drug and alcohol detoxification to nutritional detoxification, or cleanses using food, smoothies and juices. Deanna Minich, PhD, has selected 30 experts in various areas of medicine, nutrition and personal growth to offer a well-rounded, credible approach to the issues of environmental toxins and holistic health.

Here are a few of the incredible presenters:

Jeffrey Bland, PhD, Father of Functional Medicine

The Science of Nutritional Detoxification

Mark Hyman, MD, Functional Medicine Expert

Toxins and Chronic Disease: Why Detox is a Necessity for Good Health

Jeffrey Smith, Leading Spokesperson on GMOs

Genetically Modified Foods as Toxins in Everyday Eating

David Wolfe, Superfoods Guru

Foods to Enhance Vitality and Detox

Rainbeau Mars, Fitness Model and Actress

A Full Spectrum, Superstar Approach to Everyday Detox

With 30 presenters sharing their wealth of knowledge, this invaluable (and FREE) resource is intended for people everywhere!

Better yet, if you register today you’ll have access to the following FREE eBooks as soon as you register!

 Food & Spirit Nourish Your Whole Self™ Report, by Deanna Minich, PhD

  • Detox Your Medicine Cabinet: 26 Herbs and Supplements that Treat Common Symptoms, by Aviva Romm, MD
  • Top 7 Therapeutic Foods, by Kelly Brogan, MD
  • Ten Tips for Helping Your Loved One with Autism, by Martha Herbert, MD, PhD
  • Benefits of Vitamin D, by Soram Khalsa, MD

Come listen to The Detox Summit ONLINE for FREE from August 4-11, and learn to survive your toxic world! Check out this line up!

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I’ll see you at the Summit!  

PS. If you cannot make it to some of the webinars and you really want to watch, follow this link to find out how to get access after the fact.

Perla

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Healthy Home Company

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You want to try our products….so we are doing some giveaways!

It’s like Christmas in July!

You like our posts, you share our stories, we see you reading!  You are concerned for yourself and family (as you should be) but perhaps you just don’t know how to take that leap of faith into trying some organic, Ecocert and ToxicFree® products.  So we decided to throw a little Christmas in July party and come up with some giveaways! For your pleasure!

*read the instructions on each image to know how to qualify.

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Clean promo contest pink polka dots with fresh contest totes and repel contest

 

 

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Healthy Home Company

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