Avoid Endocrine Disrupting Xenoestrogens
Wondering why your fat is accumulating and testosterone is low? The culprit could be coming from an external source. Chemicals that enter the body and mimic estrogens are called “xenoestrogens”.
Xenoextrogens are chemicals in our environment that mimic estrogens once inside the body. These chemicals come from everyday products such as deodorants, sunscreens, soaps, cleaners, food, and water and more. This is partially the problem for aging men and their typical rise in estrogen. It is a good idea to become familiar with the list (below), and start reading the ingredients lists on foods that you eat, and other products that you use. Avoiding xenoestrogens can help you to maintain a youthful balance between estrogen and testosterone. This is important for both men and women
This is an ongoing list. As more xenoestrogens are discovered, we will try to post them here. In our opinion, antipersperants that contain some form of Aluminum Chorlohydrate are significant contributors to estrogen dominance. They stay on the skin and have ample time to soak into your body. The deodorants (without the antiperspirant feature) seem to be better. Going a step further and creating your own deodorant from coconut oil, cornstarch and baking soda seems even better..
Aluminum Zirconium Octachlorohydrate, or aluminum Chlorohydrate
4-Methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC) (sunscreen lotions)
bisphenol A (monomer for polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resin; antioxidant in plasticizers. Watch out for this one. It cause erectile dysfunction. It is typically present in canned foods and large jugs of bottled water).
butylated hydroxyanisole / BHA (food preservative)
FD&C Red No. 3
lindane / hexachlorocyclohexane (insecticide)
nonylphenol and derivatives (industrial surfactants; emulsifiers for emulsion polymerization; laboratory detergents; pesticides)
polychlorinated biphenyls / PCBs (in electrical oils, lubricants, adhesives, paints)
– Methylparaben (E218)
– Ethylparaben (E214)
– Propylparaben (E216)
– Benzyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid
– Methyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid
– Ethyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid
– Propyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid
– Butyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid
– Parahydroxybenzoic acid
phenosulfothiazine (a red dye)
DEHP (plasticizer for PVC)
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO). Not really a xenoestrogen, but still a bad chemical. This is used as an emulsifier, to keep artificial flavors from separating from the liquids. Mountain Dew and other softdrinks have it. BVO occupies the same receptors designed for iodine, and therefore can create an iodine deficiency, which leads to goiter, thyroid dysfunction and other maladies.