Rebekah: hey guys. its bex here and i am here with the lovely alisa vitti in her apartment in New York City, surrounded by baby things. Alisa: Yes. Rebekah: The last time you were on Bex Life, you were not pregnant. I was not pregnant and we were talking about birth control. Alisa: Right, and why we should all get off of it.
Rebekah: we didnt take it and look what happened to us. Alisa: Well, this was by planning, yes. Rebekah: And this was by planning too. Alisa: Thats right. Rebekah: Im really excited because Im 36 and youre 37. Alisa: And look at how young and gorgeous we look.
Rebekah: i know. we are gorgeous! Alisa: Gorgeous. Rebekah: Healthy, vibrant. We are of advanced maternal age. I can hardly get the words out. Alisa: Technically speaking, yes. Rebekah: Its so gross. I hate I dont even like saying that. Alisa: I know, I know.
Rebekah: we only advanced in intellect and beauty, really. Alisa: Amen. Love it. Love it! Rebekah: But a lot of our girlfriends are having babies, having their first babies. This is your first. This is my fifth. Im not the norm and theyre having trouble and girlfriends our age and girlfriends younger than us and their men. Alisa: Yes.
Rebekah: whats going on? Alisa: I think its a growing and somewhat for whatever reason silent epidemic, this rise in infertility, both male and female infertility, and what is termed idiopathic meaning no known cause. So you go. You have your checkup. Everything looks normal. Theres no reason why you shouldnt be able to make the baby. But you cant. In my ten plus years now of working with couples and individuals on their fertility, there.
Are three reasons that i see that are kind of at the core of why people are not able to have that reproductive capacity and that fertile window be as big and wide as it should be, right? Because youre really the whole reason by the way why the pill was such a good thing back 50 years ago, 60 years ago when it came out was because women were having their eighth, ninth baby at 45 because there was no way to prevent additional pregnancies and they.
Were fertile, perfectly fertile well into their 40s. Now we have women struggling in their mid to late 20s. So what has changed? Heres what I think has changed. One, were being exposed to way more chemicals than we ever have been before. The statistic that I have just read about is that your grandparents generation was exposed to chemicals over the course of their lifetime that you are exposed to in a 30day.
Period. youre exposed to more chemicals in 30 days than they were their entire lives. Rebekah: Thats so scary. Alisa: And these chemicals of course are endocrine disruptive which means theyre really messing with your fertility. So thats reason number one. Reason number two is that we are micronutrient deficient in ways that we just are not realizing. Were eating like different kinds of diets. Were cutting out big macronutrients. Were.