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💪 Top 7 Testosterone Killers In Your Home
If you’ve been listening to me for any length of time, you know that genetics aside, I am a firm believer that the way you look and feel, is very dependant on your hormones.
Unfortunately, there are many factors that can negatively affect your hormones - food, exercise, stress, supplements and today’s topic - 7 things in your home, that are lowering and killing your testosterone levels and at the same time, increasing your negative, “anti-testosterone” hormones.
This is a problem for both men and women, but much more so for men because they are very dependant on testosterone.
Basically, with all of these testosterone killers in your home, the end result is that you look and feel older. You’re going to lose your sex drive, lose muscle size and strength, get fatter, feel depressed, increase your risks for various cancers and diseases and basically, accelerate the aging process!
And it seems that a primary cause of these problems is excess estrogen, which indirectly lowers testosterone. Also, estrogen is a primary cause of both breast AND prostate cancer.
So, it’s a big problem that you want to fix.
Now, your body can create its own estrogen internally (endogenously). However, there’s also environmental estrogens, from the outside (exogenously) and that’s what I’m going to quickly discuss today because these you CAN control.
Thus, you should try your best to limit or hopefully eliminate the following 7 testosterone killers in your home.
1 -- Bisphenol A (BPA)
Otherwise known as BPA, it is probably the most well-known of a family of chemicals used in the production of polycarbonate plastics for its effect of the hardness of plastic. Not only has it been linked to low testosterone levels, but also to erectile dysfunction and cancers, both prostate and breast. You can find it in:
Reusable plastic bottles
Kid’s sippy cups
Clear, hard plastic items
The lining of food cans
2 -- Parabens
Another large family of chemical, which have a weak affinity for estrogen receptors.
They are most present in sun blocking, SPF blocking lotions though... and this is where they have the potential to cause more damage because you’ll be applying these sunblocking lotions all of your body. This is not only a very large surface area, but you skin also absorbs the chemicals quickly.
So if you’re out in the sun, please have a gradual exposure or use a parabens-free lotion. You will find those in a wide variety of products in your medicine cabinet:
3 -- Phthalates
Many air fresheners, scented candles but also other items with the mysterious ingredient “perfume” are actually phthalates, a compound also used to make plastics more flexible.
You can find them in many cosmetics and personal care items as well. Make sure you stay away from:
Non-organic/non-Essential Oil-based scented candles
Most commercial perfumes
Scented bathroom sprays
Aromatic personal care products
They have also been found in a lot of fast-food items
4 -- Soy
This is a main food source for massive amounts of phytoestrogens. Many vegans and vegetarians want to compensate the lack of protein from animal sources by eating more soy, which leads to a host of health issues - one of the worst in my opinion, being a decrease in thyroid levels.1
5 -- Beer
Hops found in beer, is actually a rich source of phytoestrogens, and even beer on the weekends does decrease testosterone levels. So regular drinking or large amount have effects on your androgen levels that are compounded by the other health hazards alcohol has.
6 -- Triclosan
This is main antibacterial agent found in antibacterial soap. It, and its cousin triclocarban, have a testosterone-lowering by decreasing the biosynthesis of testosterone.2,3 In fact, it’s also a carcinogen (cancer causing). It’s so bad that the European Union has banned this chemical in 2010, and so has the state of Minnesota - but not the other 49 states.
7 -- Benzophenones