Are Environmental Estrogen’s Sabotaging Your Health, Performance and Weight Loss Goals? It is with much certainty that I say, yes they are! It is obvious and well known that our world today is plagued by massive amounts of toxic chemicals. They are in our food, water, soil, air an many of the products we buy and use. Is it any wonder why we as a people are getting fatter, fertility rates are low, children are physically and sexually maturing at much younger ages, breast, prostate and other forms of cancer are at all time highs, testosterone levels are lower and overall good health is at a decline. So whether you are an athlete looking for optimal athletic performance or an everyday person trying to improve your health this information is vital to your success.
Estrogen’s in our environment come from a multitude of places. To simplify I have made a list of many of the most common sources.
Phthalates are mainly used as plasticizers, i.e., substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity. They are used primarily to soften polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
They are linked to all sorts of health issues including prostate cancer.
These plasticizing chemicals are found in:
Another problem with these environmental estrogen’s is our body’s ability to detoxify them. The inability to properly detoxify these chemicals leads to increased cancer risk, decreased testosterone, increased body fat gains and and a host of other illnesses.
So what can you do to help limit your toxic exposure to these treacherous chemicals? The following list is a great place to start.
Unfortunately, environmental estrogen’s will continue to rise along with all of the havoc they bring to our bodies. Fortunately, we can mitigate much of the risk by being aware and applying some of the recommendations above. In doing so you are taking strong action towards improving your health, performance and weight loss!
To your health.