[0:24] Guest introduction.
Often sick as a child, Nita Ewald explains that she got "sick of being sick."
Then, from around age 29-30, with a masters in chemistry, she started wondering, What's in my personal care products?
This curiosity led her to become more interested in the toxic chemicals in her everyday products--even before she became interested in healthy eating.
As Nita learned about the toxicity in her household products-- like her lotions and shampoo--Nita detoxed her choices.
This seemed to help her immune system because she became increasingly less sick. She says the only change was detoxing her products and environment.
Enjoying less sickness than ever, Nita was surprised when she and her husband had trouble getting pregnant. Eventually, she was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Not knowing what else to do, she attempted IVF. But that didn't work either.
Then, she started a yoga practice, which really helped reduce her stress, increase her intuition, and create harmony. Nine months later, right before her next scheduled IVF appointment, she listened to her strong intuition that urged her to delay her IVF treatment and try naturally. She spoke to her husband, they tried naturally, and she got pregnant!
Whether fertility is relevant to you or not right now, Nita's story is thought-provoking for everyone to hear because you'll hear how Nita's life changed after detoxing, eating healthy, and reducing her stress. As Nita says in this podcast, "fertility is just an extension of our health."
Originally from Indonesia, and earning her masters in chemistry in Japan, Nita specialized in natural product chemistry. Nita worked for a pharmaceutical company that focused on neurological issues, like ADHD. However, her fertility journey inspired Nita to dedicate herself as a fertility coach.
Nita and I have very similar perspectives, approaches, and goals. We've been on parallel paths, recognizing it for the first time in this conversation, which was recorded in 2017. Towards the end of the podcast, you'll hear how Nita warms food without a microwave, how important it is to her to avoid nonstick pots and pans, and how she feeds her family.
Nita mentions some product names. She was just sharing what worked well for her at that time. Nothing said in this podcast is an endorsement for any products, and nothing in this podcast should be interpreted as medical advice. I hope Nita's story inspires healthy changes that you should discuss with your trusted healthcare providers first.
You can follow Nita on Instagram @path.to.fertility and learn more about Nita's offerings on her website: https://www.nurturewithnita.com/
In addition, keep in mind that if you become inspired to detox your life and would like support, my website at www.nontoxicliving.tips offers various kinds of resources. In addition to this podcast, I have books and online programs to help you detox your home, diet, self-care, and technology from toxic chemicals heavy metals, and EMFs.
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Now, on with the show...
[4:25] Nita's childhood experience of being sick often.
[7:00] Nita became interested in nontoxic living first (at around age 29), before healthy eating. Probably because of her chemistry background.
[8:22] Nita's experience with her new home triggering symptoms and sensations. New paint, new. carpets were off-gassing. Sometimes, the worst fumes are the ones that you can't smell (but you can sometimes feel--watery eyes and other sensations).
[11:15] Sophia's heightened sensitivity to toxic exposures while she was pregnant.
[12:00] With self-awareness, listening to our body's symptoms and sensations can alert us to toxic exposures or something else that is off-balance.
[14:50] Changing just toxic exposures helped Nita's immune system. She stopped getting sick.
[15:00] Nita was surprised by her fertility challenges given that she felt healthier than ever.
[19:00] Nita and her husband now has two children: one biological, and one adopted. Since Nita's husband was adopted, they were always interested in adopting.
[21:00] How Nita works with clients.
Usually, a 4-month program that details steps to improve biochemistry, epigenetics.
Make a decision that comes from the heart and not the head.
"The mission of my work is to protect all these children."
[25:00] Fetal origins of our biological foundation. Foundation of our biological system starts in utero.
[26:00] Nita's background:
[30:00] Cocktail effects from toxic exposures from our consumer products.
[32:00] Body burden of newborns.
[33:00] Natural childbirth exposes children to important bacteria through the birth canal. Babies born through c-section aren't exposed to these beneficial bacteria. Their gut bacteria would benefit from extra attention.
[38:00] Ideally, detox 3 months before trying to conceive.
[42:00] Reduce toxic exposures to improve your genetic expressions.
[44:00] Cast iron, microwave.
[45:00] Nita's programs:
[47:30] Sophia's EMF Detox program, a digital detox.
[50:00] Nita feels the "fruits of her labor" by feeling great at age 54.
[51:00] Favorite things to eat:
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