Tampa Bay Edition

Fruit Pesticides Lower Fertility in Women

Produce Has Impact on Conception

All kind of people/Shutterstock.com

A Harvard study of 325 women undergoing fertility treatments found that those consuming the most produce high in pesticide residues, such as strawberries, spinach and grapes, were 18 percent less likely to become pregnant and 26 percent less likely to have a live birth compared to women eating the least amount of pesticide-laden produce. Study co-author Dr. Jorge Chavarro suggests that women trying to conceive should eat organic produce or low-pesticide choices like avocados, onions and oranges.


This article appears in the April 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Celebrate Yoga Month

Hurricane Rain and Flooding Remediation

Hurricane season is upon us and we need to be prepared. Preparing your home for a storm or a hurricane can lessen the potential damage to your property.

How are Relationships Like a Mirror?

Why are some people able to get a stronger reaction from you than others? These reactions may be positive or negative.

Letter From the Publisher

On the 23rd, the Autumnal Equinox returns, beginning a seasonal shift from sultry summer weather to drier, milder fall days ahead.

Dirt Houses Cancer-Protective Microbe

Soil contains bacteria that kills melanoma cancer cells, say Oregon State University researchers.

Add your comment: