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Save The Males And Females From Estrogen Overload

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Lastly, lead by example. That's what we all must do, if we are to save ourselves and future generations.

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In men and women: cancer, stroke, heart disease, disorders of sex development-DSDs (intersex, hermaphroditism/male and femalesex organs), early puberty, infertility, allergies and recurring sinus infections, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder, lowered immunity, mood swings from apathy to aggression, depression, fatigue, loss of sleep, weight gain, mainly in stomach, water retention, acne, and hair loss.

In men: feminization of men's bodies (man boobs, softening of body, etc.,), undestended testicles, low libido, loss of sex drive, low sperm count, impotency/erectile dysfunction, malignant tumors of the testes, enlargement of the prostate gland, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.

In women: virilization of women (increased muscle strength, male-patterned baldness, deep voice, etc.), cancer (breast, ovarian, vaginal), other vaginal issues (reproduction problems, loss of fertility, reproductive lesions, endometriosis, ovarian fibroids, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroid tumors, irregular periods, heavy bleeding, menstrual cramping, enlarged ovaries that contain numerous small cysts, vaginal dryness, viral-fungal-yeast infections), breast issues (fibrocystic breast disease, tender breasts), bone loss/osteoporosis, decrease in the rate of new bone formation, high blood pressure or hypertension, hypothyroidism/low thyroid function, headaches and cyclical migraines, PMS, premenstrual syndrome, chronic fatigue, night sweats, insomnia, memory loss, and dry skin.

INDUSTRIAL SOURCES OF INCREASED ESTROGEN: fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas), emissions from burning fossil fuels (including auto exhaust and waste incinerators), asphalt roads, industrial chemicals and heavy metals (cadmium, aluminum, lead, mercury, PCBs, and dioxins), drinking water and sewage treatment effluent may contain a variety of natural and man made endocrine disruptors including medications, such as contraception and HRT, from animal and human waste. Particularly avoid petroleum products: plastics (including toys), synthetic and wrinkle-free fabrics, vinyl, styrofoam, plastic food wraps, food and drinking containers (including baby bottles), canned foods (most tin and aluminum cans have plastic lining), nonstick cookware, personal care products (cosmetics, lipsticks, nail polishes, perfumes, lotions, sunscreen, skin moisturizers and creams, soaps, shampoos, hair dyes, body care products, spray tans, bleached feminine hygiene products, petroleum jelly, & baby lotions) household products (detergent, soap, bleach, softeners, room deodorizers, paints, caulk, lacquers and solvents), dry cleaning, furnishings, PVC, other building materials, car interiors, casings of mobile phones and computers, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, modeling clay, waxes, paints, solvents, printing inks and coatings, lubricants , viscosity control agents, gelling agents, film formers, stabilizers, dispersants, lubricants, binders, emulsifying agents, suspending agents, adhesives and glues, agricultural adjuvants, etc.

MEDICAL SOURCES: birth control pills (also used in acne medications), hormone replacement therapy (HRT), coating on pills (drugs, vitamins, and supplements), spermicide, vaginal creams, estrogen creams, growth hormones, medical applications such as catheters and blood transfusion devices.

PLANT AND FOOD SOURCES: Strong estrogens: soy, black cohosh, chasteberry, dong quai, red clover, flaxseed. Other sources: dairy, eggs, animal flesh, nightshade plants (eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers), grains (wheat, alfalfa, oats, barley,hops, rice, baker's yeast), fruit (apples, cherries, grapefruit, dates, papaya, pumpkin, plums, pomegranates, olives, olive oil, vegetables (carrots, cucumbers, beets, yams, rhubarb, beans/legumes (soybean sprouts, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, red beans, peas, split peas, herbs (mint, fennel, parsley, sage, garlic, peppers, licorice, thyme, seeds (sesame, sunflower, anise). "Negative estrogenic' substances include: caffeine, decaf drinks, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, and marijuana. Avoid any food or drink in contact with plastic, particularly when microwaved. You may also want to avoid or minimize the following: grains, diary, anything sugary, anything that produced gas, any processed food or drink, anything burnt or exposed to high heat (barbequed food), and any food additives, including anti-caking agents like alum (found in many salts and sea salt).

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Lynn Landes is a Philadelphia-based writer, researcher, and activist in the fields of politics, health, and the environment. Her articles and opinions have been published in several books, films, and online publications.

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