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Bisphenol-A (BPA): The Chemical Turning Men Into Women

By dsorbello at Aug. 2, 2010, 10:38 a.m., 15947 hits

There is an enormous change undergoing that can affect men’s performance, fertility, and virility, essentially their manhood.

More and more men are exhibiting signs of developing male “breasts,” fatty tissue that develops over the pectoral muscles. They gain weight, lose their libido, even have trouble getting their partners pregnant.

In women, endocrine disruptors cause weight gain and are linked to a wide range of health issues.

These endocrine disruptors are all around us and wide spread. They can be found in pesticides, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, detergents, hair sprays, even our foods and water supplies.

They bind to body’s estrogen receptors and and activate hormonal responses that are feminizing for men and harmful for women.

The most widespread endocrine disruptor is known as Bisphenol-A. It is found every where, for instance in plastics, food and drink, packaged foods, water and infant bottles, compact discs, impact-resistance safty equipments, Epoxy raisins used as lacquers to coat metal products, such as food cans, bottle tops and water supply pipes also contain it. Some dental sealants and composites; and grocery store receipts may also contribute to BPA exposure.

The trouble is that very little research is done to find the long term effects of these compounds on humans. However, numerous studies have shown that low-level continuous exposure to BPA can be harmful to health.

Furthermore, the latest research to hit the news relates to the fact that BPA appears Strongly Linked To Heart Disease.

In fact, one study have shown three times risk of heart disease plus two-and-a-half times risk of Diabete to high BPA levels.

Unfortunately, the risk extends far beyond heart disease and diabetes. Various studies have Linked BPA Exposure to conditions including cancer, Alzheimer’s, down syndrome, obesity, and developmental and reproductive abnormalities.

To limit your exposure to endocrine disruptors, take the following precautions:

* eliminate pesticides from water. Drink only purified water
* cut off any visible fat from the meat before cooking, since chemicals, hormones from the
feed collect in the fat. Also fat is prone to affliction of bacteria
* thoroughly wash your fruits and vegetaables before you eat
* avoid processed meats, because they have ground in
* avoid processed carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, and cereals. They make your body
release excess insulin which builds fat and activate femenizing estrogen
* keep your bowl movement regular by eating vegetables and fruits high in fiber. Take
salba. When stool remains in your bowl for a longer time, more estrogen is absorbed.
* take more cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels’s sprouts, and
cabbage. They help excrete excess estrogen.
* take hormone-free food and free range poultry whenever possible
* use more estrogen-inhibiting foods, such as squash, onions, green beans, cabbage,
berries, citrus, pineapples, pears, figs, melons, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds.

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