Toxic Chemicals in Your Body: Protect Your Development, Fertility, and Peace of Mind

Sep 18, 2023

New episode out now! The incredible Jenna Hua, PhD, MPH of Million Marker joins Sophia on the podcast. Jenna tells her incredible story of discovery and healing from working as a Dietician with patients with diabetes, to pursuing environmental exposure research, to her personal experience with fertility.


Decades of studies show that these household and environmental toxins can impact the success of IVF, infertility treatments, and fetal development. She shares her passion of empowering people to know what is in their bodies — because this data empowers us to reduce our exposures.


Following this interview, Million Marker has a special offer for Ruan Living audience: 10% off your first order with code SOPHIA10 at checkout.


Keep reading for the show notes.

Podcast Show Notes

[0:55] Introduction of Jenna 

[4:15] Million Marker - Focusing on Your Environmental Exposures

[5:37] Aha Moments About Accessible Opportunities to Optimize Our Health

  • Nutrition - You Are What You Eat
  • Food Environment
  • Food Distribution 
  • Additives, Pesticides, and Other Chemicals

[6:58] External and Internal Environments Ultimately Leads to Your Health Conditions

[7:33] Frustration With the Medical System

[9:11] Medical System Based on Treatment Rather Than Prevention

[11:06] Getting Feedback on Your Toxic Exposures can Influence Fertility

[13:02] Chemicals That are Linked to Child Developmental Issues

[13:46] The Creation of the Million Marker

  • Out of Personal Necessity
  • The Lack of Data and Information for Further Research Studies

[17:34] The Key Chemicals that the Million Marker Kit Will Analyze

[18:24] How the Body Eliminates these Chemicals When Cutting Exposures

[19:18] Understanding About the Health Risks From the Chemicals 

  • The Hormone that Governs and Regulates Almost Every Single Bodily Function 
  • The Hormone Disruptors
  • The Persistent Chemicals, like DDT

[21:36] Talking About the Cocktail Effect 

[23:25] Factors That May Contribute to Experiencing Miscarriages

[25:46] The Importance of Knowing These Toxic Chemicals as Early as Possible

[29:00] A Few Things that People Should Know About Toxic Exposures

[30:06] Important Things You Need to Know About Fertility

[31:08] Things You Need to Be Aware of About Children’s Health

[31:47] Anything About Diet that You Should Know About

[33:10] Knowing About Rice and Arsenic

[35:28] The Ability to Detox Our Daily Exposures

[37:46] What People Should About Hormones

[40:08] Studies About Microplastics Found in the Placenta

[40:49] The Concept of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals and Their Impact

 [41:44] The Best Way to Start Detoxification

[45:16] The Improvements After Detoxification

[46:19] The Things People Should Know About Their Skin

[46:52] Taking Good Care of Your Immune System

[47:17] Talking About Immuno Toxicants and Skincare and Personal Care Products

  • Sunscreen
  • Cleaning Products
  • Plastics
  • Vinyl
  • Drinking Water
  • Disease Prevention
  • Genetics
  • Healing
  • Resiliency

[53:22] Please Follow Million Marker on Social Media

[53:45] Enjoy the $10 Off for the Million Marker Kit

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Ruan Living simplifies a nontoxic lifestyle through its Practical Nontoxic Living podcast, free detox workshops, online D-Tox Academy, and transformative 40-Day Home Detox. It aims to help you avoid toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from what you buy, own, and do— without compromising your joy and convenience. Ruan was founded by Sophia Ruan Gushée, author of the bestselling critically acclaimed book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Your Toxic Exposures and several detox workbooks. A graduate of Brown University and Columbia Business School, Sophia has served on the Brown University School of Public Health Advisory Council and Well+Good Council. A popular nontoxic living speaker, consultant, and teacher, Sophia lives in New York City with her husband and three daughters. Her passion for empowering others to enjoy nontoxic living began with the birth of her first daughter in 2007. Everything she creates is a love letter to her children and for the healthiest, brightest future possible. You can learn more here: Sophia’s Impact.


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