I went to a sporting goods store with my son last weekend and found it pretty much impossible to buy him a sports jersey that wouldn’t poison him with gender-bending chemicals.
Almost everything these days is made of synthetic material or some new "techno" fiber that "wicks away moisture."
It took me half an hour to find something made from real cotton. But here’s the problem… those hi-tech materials are full of nasty and dangerous chemicals.
Too many popular sportswear brands, including Adidas and Nike, manufacture sportswear that contain chemicals linked to low-T, obesity, cancer and many other health concerns.1
And I don’t want my son to be exposed to any of that – including the low-testosterone crisis that has swept across America and the rest of the Western world over the past few decades.
Many sportswear brands now use compounds, called phthalates andpolyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), to make their products water-, grease- and stain-proof.
These chemicals degrade over time into dangerous hormone-disrupters and xenoestrogens, which mimic the female sex hormone estrogen.
Your doctor is probably unaware of these hormone-disrupting chemicals and their devastating effects. And he or she is probably also unaware that estrogen dominance is one of the primary causes of low-T.
Estrogen mimics also can impair sexual development in boys, and cause early, or "precocious" puberty in girls. Their young bodies interpret the extra estrogen as the call to develop breasts and sexual traits when they’re as young as 7 and 8 years old.
And if you’re an adult, your body thinks it’s getting estrogen. So you could develop:
- Erectile dysfunction;
- Man boobs;
- Loss of body hair;
- Loss of muscle mass;
- Decreases in bone mass;
- Increases in body fat;
- And half a dozen different types of cancer.
The painful muscle and bone deterioration caused by estrogen dominance leads to weakness and fatigue, achy joints and fragile bones – but no one is talking about that.
Most doctors don’t have the know-how to recognize estrogen dominance and they’re probably also unaware it can result in serious injury – and even premature death.
Conventional medical wisdom and most physicians often attribute muscle and bone deterioration to aging. But more than likely, the problem is an undetected hormone imbalance.
As I’ll share with you in a moment, you don’t need expensive drugs or therapies to reverse estrogen dominance.
The fact is that estrogen dominance has been caused by the modern world we live in. And these days, estrogen is pushed at us from every direction.
- Farmers pump up meat and poultry with estrogens – all with FDA approval.
- Government tests have found American water contained "… at least 11 compounds linked to birth control and hormone supplements."
- Estrogen is also found in commonly used food additives.
- We absorb estrogen-mimicking pesticides from both our air and food.
- Some prescription medications, including drugs used to treat cancer, contain estrogen.
- Your sugar-loaded diet can trigger a hormone imbalance that forces your body to convert testosterone into estrogen.
And now estrogen mimics are in the clothes we wear in the gym or we buy for our kids and grandkids.
The phthalates and polyfluorinated chemicals found in sportswear are particularly worrying, because the sweat and friction that result from exercise only help the toxins get into your body more quickly.
And it’s not just Adidas and Nike that are at it. Twelve out of 30 sportswear brands, as well as upmarket fashion houses named in a recent Greenpeace report – including Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani and Louis Vuitton – have refused to remove these gender-bending, cancer-causing estrogen mimics from their manufacturing process and products.2
You may think this is a ringing endorsement for testosterone therapy as a counter to the estrogen dominance in your body – but it’s not.
In fact, if you follow popular mainstream therapies, you’ll only make your condition worse.
The fact is testosterone therapy can fuel estrogen dominance.
You don’t need to add more testosterone. But you do need to cleanse excess estrogen from your body.
The first thing I recommend to my patients is that they remove the sugar from their diets.
Secondly, I look to Mother Nature. She has provided the ideal way to shield your cells from excess estrogen – a plant compound called indole-3-carbinol (I3C).
Many vegetables contain I3C, a precursor compound converted into diindolylmethane (DIM) during digestio. And studies of both I3C and DIM show these compounds encourage the body to metabolize estrogen.3,4
So your estrogen imbalance can be easily corrected without low-T treatment or Big Pharma meds.
Just increase your I3C and DIM intake with a daily supply of cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, radishes, arugula and Brussels sprouts.
And if these veggies aren’t to your liking, take 100 mg. of I3C and 100 mg. of DIM supplements daily. These are available online and in most health food stores.
Very quickly, you’ll be able to remove excess estrogen from your system and stay healthy longer with strong muscles, bones and joints … and you’ll also keep your manhood.
To your good health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
3. Safe S1. Molecular biology of the Ah receptor and its role in carcinogenesis. Toxicol Lett. 2001 Mar 31;120(1-3):1-7. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11323156
4. Chen I1, McDougal A, Wang F, Safe S. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor-mediated antiestrogenic and antitumorigenic activity of diindolylmethane. Carcinogenesis. 1998 Sep;19(9):1631-9. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9771935