A new study confirms that men’s sperm counts are rapidly decreasing. The cause is clearly estrogen mimickers in the environment. Do we have the will to put an end to the toxins destroying our health, and perhaps ending our reproduction?
Yet another study confirms the astounding decrease in men’s fertility. This one, out of France, found a decrease of one-third in sperm counts over a 16 year period, about 1.9% per year. They also found that, of the sperm left, there’s been a one-third decrease in sperm with normal shapes. Add this even more depressing information on top of this earlier report by Gaia Health and you have a recipe for self-destruction:
A shocking study published in the International Journal of Andrology has found that men born between 1979 and 1987 lost more than 27% of their sperm count. Almost certainly for the same reason, men are suffering from increasing rates of testicular cancer.
It’s believed that the culprit is chemicals introduced into the environment. The study investigated men born between 1979 and 1987. Entitled “Recent adverse trends in semen quality and testis cancer incidence among Finnish men”, the study’s results showed:
That is a decrease of 27.3% in 6-8 years! But, even more frightening is that men’s sperm count has been diminishing at the same time that testicular cancer has been increasing.
The problem has been noted before. In April last year, The Independent reported that one in five apparently healthy young men between the ages of 18 and 25 suffers from an abnormal sperm count, and that the sperm they do produce is often of poor quality.
It was only 20 years ago that the problem surfaced, when it was noted that a new class of disorders, called testicular dysgenesis syndrome, had developed. Studies demonstrated that a man’s lifetime risk of testicular cancer was related to where he was born, rather than where he lived. That led to the conclusion that the problems developed during gestation.
Researchers are well convinced that the problem is environmental. That is not difficult to believe. We live in an age of enormous pollution in the environment and in our foods. One particular concern is estrogen, especially synthetic forms of it.
Estrogen imitators are now found virtually everywhere. They are in plastics, which are found everywhere in today’s world. They’re found in pesticides used on crops. They’re found in the drugs given to food animals to fatten them up, so they’re eaten every day. They’re found in the general environment, where they’re implicated in the feminizing of fish. They’re found in soy, a grain that was not generally eaten until Agribusiness managed to convince people that it’s a health food. Until then, it was treated as what it was, a poison with non-food uses. (However, fermented soy, such as soy sauce and miso, is very healthy.)
Obviously, pregnant women need to avoid all ersatz estrogens found in their environment. This means that they should follow the same guidance given below for men.
Estrogen mimickers play a significant role in male fertility. The problem is that there are many variations of estrogen, plus there are estrogen mimickers. These are found in soy beans, plastics that we use in everyday life, and in chemicals given to food animals to make them gain weight so they can bring more money at market.
If you’re a man who has found that his sperm count is low—or perhaps you’re worried about testicular cancer or are dealing with a lowered libido—you may be able to improve your outlook by eliminating most of the estrogen mimickers from your diet and environment.
Do not assume that the damage is done and there is nothing you can do about it. You may have been born with a sperm count that’s less than your father’s—but that’s no reason to aggravate the problem. Though you may have been bequeathed a lowered sperm count as a result of environmental toxins, that alone does not mean you’re destined to be without children or are fated to contract testicular cancer. The outlook can be dramatically improved by learning what to avoid.
In general: All plastics should be removed from your environment. Food should not be wrapped or stored in plastics. Drinks and foods in plastic containers must be avoided. Meats must be organic to assure that they are not adulterated with Agribusiness’s animal-fattening hormones. And soy, other than fermented products, should be eliminated from the diet.
There are five general areas to focus on:
Estrogen mimickers are as big a problem for women as they are for men. Much breast cancer is associated with them. The female body requires a proper balance of estrogen, progesterone, and androgens, including testosterone. The environmental false estrogens disrupt the normal balance in women, as well as men. By helping the men in your life avoid synthetic and excess estrogens, you’re also improving your own health.
The cost of cheap products and food is enormous. We’re starting to pay in the form of poor health and a deteriorating environment. The cost in terms of money will be many times greater than the savings we once gleaned by the environmental rape of our world. In the end, a very small number of people who control the corporate worlds of Agribusiness, Big Pharma, Big Med, along with others, have profited mightily. The rest of us—the masses—are left to wallow in the wastes.
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