Mass Feminisation Of The Male Population

Mass Feminisation Of The Male Population

How chemicals are causing feminisation of the male population

The feminisation of the male population is gaining much-unwanted momentum. The main causes are hormone-disrupting chemicals which are literally everywhere and very difficult to avoid. They are chemicals that act as endocrine disruptors (EDs), which block or overstimulate hormones. Most commonly, EDs mimic estrogen, lower testosterone and prevent the male hormone from doing its job.

For an increasing amount of males that includes delayed puberty, falling sperm counts, shrinking genitals, boys being born with more genital deformities than before, and a rise in gender confusion as boys are increasingly feminized.

The endocrine system, comprising the hypothalamus, pituitary, testes, ovaries, thyroid, adrenals, and pancreas, is one of the body’s key communications networks. It regulates the function of specific tissues and organs by secreting hormones that act as precise chemical messengers. Development and regulation of the reproductive system is one of the major functions of the endocrine system.

However, the increasing load of chemicals in our waterways and diets are causing males to exhibit more female traits. Plus, the resulting hormonal imbalances may be at the root of disturbing worldwide trends.

A similar effect is seen across natural wildlife, with reports of a rise in hermaphrodite amphibians

Atrazine, one of the world’s most widely used pesticides, wreaks havoc with the sex lives of adult male frogs, emasculating three-quarters of them and turning one in 10 into females, according to a new study by the University of California, Berkeley, biologists.

Governmental-industrial alliances have unleashed weapons of mass feminisation throughout Planet Earth, involving all inhabitants in a dangerous and uncontrolled experiment whose results point to a more dystopian future.

The NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says this about EDs:

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. A wide range of substances, both natural and man-made, are thought to cause endocrine disruption, including pharmaceuticals, dioxin and dioxin-like compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, DDT and other pesticides, and plasticizers such as bisphenol A. Endocrine disruptors may be found in many everyday products– including plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides.

Why do we call them potential endocrine disruptors? No one has defined how much scientific evidence is “enough” to call a chemical an endocrine disruptor. The purpose of the list is to present the chemicals for which at least one peer-reviewed study has been published, so that scientists, regulators, advocates, and the public are better informed.

A small list of endocrine disruptors and how to avoid:

Perchlorate:

Perchlorate is a component in rocket fuel and it contaminates much of our produce and milk, according to EWG and government test data. When perchlorate gets into your body it competes with the nutrient iodine, which the thyroid gland needs to make thyroid hormones. This is important because it’s these hormones that regulate metabolism in adults and are critical for proper brain and organ development in infants and young children. A recent study tested the effects of ammonium perchlorate (AP) on the levels of thyroid hormone and the testis function of male rats. It concluded that the main toxic effects on the male reproductive system may decrease sperm motility.

To avoid it you can reduce perchlorate in your drinking water by installing a reverse osmosis filter. As for food, it’s pretty much impossible to avoid perchlorate, but you can reduce its potential effects on you by making sure you are getting enough iodine in your diet. Eating iodized salt is one good way.

Atrazine:

Prenatal atrazine exposure is linked to genital malformations and impaired sexual development in boys, and infertility. The research of Dr Tyrone Hayes showed it chemically castrates and feminises wildlife. Researchers have found that exposure to even low levels of the herbicide atrazine can turn male frogs into females that produce completely viable eggs. Atrazine is widely used on the majority of corn crops in the United States, and consequently, it’s a pervasive drinking water contaminant. Atrazine has been linked to breast tumours, delayed puberty and prostate inflammation in animals, and some research has linked it to prostate cancer in people.

Avoid it by buying organic produce and get a drinking water filter certified to remove atrazine.

Phthalates:

It’s totally normal and healthy for 50 billion cells in your body to die every day! But studies have shown that chemicals called phthalates can trigger what’s known as ‘death-inducing signalling’ in testicular cells, making them die earlier than they should. Also, studies have linked phthalates to hormone changes, lower sperm count, less mobile sperm, birth defects in the male reproductive system, obesity, diabetes and thyroid irregularities.

To avoid it, a good place to start is to avoid plastic food containers, children’s toys (some phthalates are already banned in kid’s products), and plastic wrap made from PVC, which has the recycling label. Some personal care products also contain phthalates, so read the labels and avoid products that simply list added “fragrance,” since this term sometimes means hidden phthalates.

Bisphenol A (BPA):

Is a hormone disruptor found in over 90% of the population? BPA is a contaminant found in thermal cash register receipts but the most common route of exposure is through diet because BPA leaches from plastic and metal containers and packaging into food and beverages. BPA acts to enhance estrogen and has been associated with low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, reduced libido and breast growth in men. Prenatal exposure is associated with the feminisation of male fetuses, testicular shrinkage, prostate enlargement, and abnormal sperm count and movement, which affects future fertility.

To avoid looking for BPA-free packaging and alternatives. BPS should not be considered safer than BPA in their effects on health.

Even common medications can cause feminisation of the male population

Acetaminophens:

The most popular non-prescription pain killer aspirin and indomethacin have been shown to cause multiple hormone disturbances in laboratory tests of adult testicles. Given that prescription non-aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds now carry a black box warning for cardiovascular disease and over-the-counter versions carry similar strong language on their labels, painkillers as a class may offer more risks than benefits.

Statins:

Cholesterol-lowering drugs, widely used to prevent heart disease, are linked to erectile dysfunction, hypogonadism (reduced testicular volume), gynecomastia, low testosterone and reduced sperm motility.

Birth control pills:

Are another feminiser that can pass through wastewater treatment and end up in municipal water supplies and drinkable tap water. Exposure to birth control pills has been shown to feminise fish and affect reproduction but the effects on human exposure through tap water are not known.

So in conclusion, if you want to avoid as much of these hormone disruptors as possible, then follow the actions below.

Read labels, filter all water, buy organic, wash hands regularly using unperfumed soap, ditch plastics, avoid painkillers and perfume. Dust and clean your home regularly to avoid home ED’s, use a vacuum filter and clean with bicarb and vinegar.

 

  • Ditch Plastic                Choose consumer goods packaged in glass.
  • Ditch Metal                  Use stainless steel for drinks and cooking.
    Packaging
  • Avoid Painkillers         Use healthy alternatives such as turmeric for pain.
  • Avoid Fragrance          Fragrance often contains EDs, use essential oils
  • Dust & Vacuum           Use vacuum with HEPA filter.
    Clean Regularly           Clean with vinegar, borax, baking soda.
    Clean Indoor Air         Large leaf houseplants filter toxins from the air.
  • Avoid Thermal            Don’t take receipts or if you must take
    Receipts                        them, wash hands immediately after touching.
  • Sweat To Detoxify      Aerobic exercise for 20 minutes a day.

 

For more information www.niehs.nih.gov

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