Testosterone & Environmental Pollutants!
Your body is under attack, each and every day of the week.
Under attack from chemicals that are robbing you of your male hormones, and slowly but surely transforming you from masculine and strong, to feminine and weak.
Sadly, these chemicals are just about everywhere you look...
They're in plastic water bottles, hormone injected beef, soy products, pesticides, colognes, perfumes, exhaust fumes, cleaning agents, and even the paint decorating your walls.
These agents can act as estrogen mimics in your system, leading to low testosterone levels, and numerous other hormonal malfunctions.
Unchecked, these endocrine disruptors will slowly build up in your system, causing you to experience sexual side effects.
Testicular Atrophy-Shrinking Testicles
Gynecomastia or Development of Manboobs
Other problems include infertility, obesity, reduced sex drive, impaired immune function, feminine weight distribution, decreased muscle mass, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
You endocrine system is made up of a group of glands that produce the hormones needed by your body.
Unfortunately, this delicate hormonal system is easily disrupted by chemical agents in the environment.
Your most effective defense, is avoidance of these compounds, whenever possible.
Here's are a few suggestions on how to do that...
Switch to organic produce!
Tests have confirmed that the items below, are some of the worst when it comes to pesticides.
Make it a point to always buy organic, when shopping for these products...
Peaches, apples, bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, kale, lettuce, imported grapes, carrots, and pears.
Plastics contain phthalates, synthetic chemicals which act as powerful estrogen mimics.
To limit exposure, avoid plastic water bottles, plastic packaging and wraps, PVC pipes, nail polish, deodorant, perfumes cologne, shampoos, hair gels, hand lotion, and other chemical laden cosmetics & personal care items.
Check the ingredient list in your products, and avoid the following compounds...
Also, if you see the term, fragrance in the ingredient list, put the item back on the shelf, as it's almost certainly loaded with estrogenic substances you want to avoid.
Keep in mind...
Natural products, free of these industrial chemicals, are becoming much easier to find.
Make it a point to make the switch, and you'll reduce your chemical load substantially.
More than 90 percent of all Americans, have detectable levels of BPA in their system.
Bisphenol A is another very powerful hormonal disruptor, so it's extremely important that you limit exposure as much as possible.
Workers exposed to BPA in Chinese factories had more than four times the risk of suffering erectile dysfunction, compared to those with little exposure.
This chemical appears to be extremely harsh in men over the age of 30.
Problems of excess exposure include erection problems, prostate cancer, low sex drive, altered hormone levels, and severe mood disorders.
Here's how to avoid it...
Typically it's used as a plastic lining inside soda cans and canned goods.
It can also be found in polycarbonate plastics, thermal paper (airline tickets, receipts, theatre tickets), and in packaged foods cooked in a microwave.
Limit exposure to metal based food and beverage cans, microwaved foods, thermal paper, and hard plastics, and you'll go a long way toward reducing your BPA exposure.
For more information on controlling estrogen, and maximizing testosterone levels in men, visit:How to Reduce Male Estrogen Levels
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