“We’re on the fast track to extinction. In the past 50 years, sperm counts in men have dropped 50 percent, while the average man’s testosterone and sperm count has plummeted 20 percent in just the last 20 years.”
– Ori Hofmekler
Through years of research into health and nutrition, I’ve noticed that there exists a surprisingly large amount of constituents in our diets and environment that promote female characteristics in man. So many, in fact, that it’s hard to imagine it is all occurring by accident.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, noted neurosurgeon and author of “The Blaylock Report,” says “Hofmekler is absolutely correct when he says that all of us are being exposed to large amounts of estrogenic compounds which are wrecking havoc with our hormone levels,” he said. “Studies show that xenoestrogens from plastics appear to cause premature menses in young girls. Soy isoflavones appear to increase aggressiveness and heighten antisocial behavior in monkeys and appear to feminize male animals.”
Avoid all of the following high-estrogenic foods and you’ll be the change the world needs and well on your way to abundant health!
1. Pesticides on Conventionally Raised Fruits and Vegetables
The pesticides sprayed on conventionally grown (non-organic) vegetables act as estrogens once inside the body.
Several preliminary studies of the actions of some pesticides on individual cells within a test tube (in vitro) show estrogen-like activity. On this basis, some synthetic pesticides such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), endosulfan, chlordane, dieldrin, and toxaphene, and related chemicals including the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been classified as environmental weak estrogens.
2. Soy as a “Health Product”
The soy myth has already been exploded with an article from The Weston Price Foundation titled, “170 Scientific Reasons to Lose Soy in your Diet“. Among the many reasons to avoid eating soy is that it is very high in estrogen and when consumed has powerful estrogen-like effects on the human body. High levels of estrogen in men can lead to gynecomastia — enlargement of breast tissue, water retention, female-pattern fat deposition and mood changes. High estrogen may also cause a decrease in testosterone, the male sex hormone.
3. Hormones in Beef
In the United States hormones are given to cows and other animals on feedlot farms to increase meat and milk production. When we eat them these compounds are then transferred to us. Once inside the human body body these compounds have powerful estrogenic effects.
Not only do the hormones given to livestock act as estrogens once inside our bodies, but commercial livestock from feedlots are often fed a diet of soy that has been soaked in pesticides! That means when we eat conventionally raised meat we are getting a triple dose of estrogenic compounds.
1. Hormones given to animal.
2. Soy given to animal.
3. Pesticides used to grow the soy that was given to the animal.
“Prior to the German Beer Purity Act of 1516, beer almost never contained hops.”
– Stephen Harrod Buhner
In his book The Natural Testosterone Plan, Stephen Harrod Buhner writes:
“Hops is best known for its use in beer. The majority of physicians and men overlook its potent chemicals and do not realize that beer itself can significantly alter the male androgen levels. German beer makers noticed long ago that the young women who picked hops in the fields commonly experienced early menstrual periods. Eventually, researchers discovered the reason – hops is perhaps one of the most powerfully estrogenic plants on Earth. Just 100 grams of hops (about 3.5 ounces) contains anywhere from thirty thousand to three hundred thousand IUs of estrogen, depending on the type of hops. Most of it is the very potent estrogen estradiol. Estradiol, as it is taken into the male body, causes a direct lowering of testosterone levels in the testes and an increase in SHBG levels, which then binds up even more free testosterone in the bloodstream. The estradiol in hops has also been found to directly interfere with the ability of the testes Leydig cells to produce testosterone. The presence of this highly estrogenic substance in beer is not an accident.”
Now think of any beer advertisement you’ve seen. Isn’t it curious that despite the powerful feminizing properties of hops in beer, that it is being portrayed as a “Man’s drink”?
5. Television and the Normalization of Cross Dressing
Many of your typical favorite male Hollywood celebrities have been portrayed as cross-dressers in at least one of their films.
Some might argue that it’s humorous, and in some cases it may be, nonetheless we are experiencing a conditioning that is both normalizing and encouraging this behavior in males.
Also on television and movies, many males play a female gender role, where they live their lives always seeking the approval of their female person of interest. Entire plotlines of movies have been based around a guy trying to ‘win’ back a girl that he wronged. Why not depict male characters that would be better role models for men in our culture – characters who have a definitive purpose in life for the good of mankind and don’t beg women to be with them. To a man like this, a woman comes naturally.
6. Unsaturated Fats
The fats that the United States government recommends you eat are unsaturated vegetable oils. These oils are made mostly of soy, which is both one of the highest estrogenic plant biproducts in existence, and also one of the most heavily sprayed crops with estrogenic-pesticides. Look on the label of virtually any processed food and you will find vegetable oil of some kind. All of these products are high in estrogen.
Most restaurants & movie theatres still use vegetable oils in cooking, but it’s interesting to note that some movie theatres in the United States are beginning to once again use coconut oil for their popcorn, and some restaurants are switching to healthier animal-based saturated fats like beef tallow, butter, ghee and lard.
Saturated fats, such as the ones listed above, are used by the body to produce testosterone. So not only are we being encouraged to eat fats full of estrogen, but we are told that the very substances we need to produce testosterone – cholesterol and saturated fat – are unhealthy and should be avoided. Conspiracy? hmm…
7. BPA in Plastics
According to the website for the National Institute of Health, “Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.”
This class of chemical known as a Xenoestrogen is feminizing the world’s population by mimmicing estrogen in the human body.
The chemical companies produce around 700 billion pounds of this poison each year and it leeches from cans, bottles and packaging into the food and water supplies.
Statistics taken from urine samples indicate over 93% of American’s currently have BPA in their bodies. Dr. Hugh S. Taylor, M.D. of Yale University revealed at a press briefing that male mice exposed to BPA showed reduced sperm production and increased prostate size. Environmentalist Bruce Lowry describes the side effects we’re seeing from exposure to BPA. “Things like Attention Deficit Disorder, Childhood Obesity, Asthma, Autism, and then a whole range of Cancer’s that we’re seeing too – Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Prostate Cancer. ”
Sources of BPA to avoid:
Receipts, Water Bottles, Children’s Toys, Canned Foods, Canning Jar Lids, Microwave Popcorn Bags, Pizza Boxes, Toilet Paper, Soda Cans, Beer & Wine, Eyewear, CDs & DVDs, Blenders and Food Processors, Car Parts.
8. Pthalates in Scents
While BPA mimics estrogen, phthalates block testosterone action.
So not only do we have abundant chemicals in our food supply that act in the same manner as estrogen, but now we have a chemical that inhibits the bodys use of what little testosterone we have left.
Studies in male animals exposed to pthalates have found reduced sperm production, undescended testes, hypospadias, and decreased testosterone production.
Sources of Pthalates to avoid:
Shampoos, Colognes/Perfume, Deodorant, Hair Spray, Body Lotion, Makeup, Glade Plug-ins and other Air Fresheners.