Endocrinologists are warning every one of the effects of exposure to every day household chemicals and these chemicals have been coined “endocrine disruptors”. The endocrine disruptors interfere with our body’s endocrine system, and hormones, and can cause weight gain and learning disabilities.
Xenoestrogen is one of those notorious endocrine disruptors that imitates estrogen when in contact with the human body. If men are exposed to excessive amounts of this estrogen-imitating chemical, it will drop his testosterone levels. Once we realized how bad Xenoestrogen was for the body we then looked around and saw it everywhere!! Xenoestrogen is found is plastics, shampoos, gasoline, cows and toothpaste.
Xenoestrogen is one of those ubiquitous chemicals in today’s manufacturing society that some endocrinologists believe it is the reason that testosterone levels are lower in today than ever before. This is also the believed reason that twice as many boys are being born with Hypospadias than in the past. Hypospadias is a birth defect where the urethra opening is on the underside of the penis and not at the tip. This is why it is so important for expecting Moms to stay away from xenoestrogens during the pregnancy.
Here are the best ways to avoid Xenoestrogens and other endocrine disruptors:
Never, ever, eat heated food in plastic containers. Most modern plastics contain phthalates. Phthalates give plastic flexibility, durability, and longevity. Phthalates, another endocrine disruptor, also confuse your endocrine system by imitating estrogen.
Limit your exposure to these products that contain endocrine disruptors. Wash your hands thoroughly if you do come into contact with gasoline and pesticides or other endocrine disruptors.
BPA is a chemical that lines food cans and thermal printer paper and studies have shown that it reduces testosterone.
Pesticides and hormones often imitate estrogens in our body. When possible, eat organic that avoids these chemicals. Always wash your fruits and vegetables before eating them and use meat and milk from cows untreated with hormones.
Many (75%) of these products contain parabens, which are another type of endocrine disruptors. Here is a list of some of the natural, paraben-free grooming products available at Whole Foods and most health food stores:
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