You won’t find manly men eating licorice. Period.
It has nothing to do with the taste. In fact licorice is a very popular candy and flavor additive used around the world in many products.
Even before it was used in candy and breath fresheners, licorice was used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This is because licorice has some some very specific physiological properties.
Licorice Kills Male Virility
When it comes to your drinking water, chances are you never really considered that estrogen was there to begin with.
But the facts are in; the presence of estrogen and estrogen related compounds in your drinking water is more than likely, especially if you prefer to have yours bottled.
With the effect of estrogen ravaging men’s sexuality and psyche, it should be obvious that you would want to remove it-but the question now is; how do I?
You may want to think twice after reading this.
A study conducted by the Goethe University of Frankfurt and German Federal Institute of Hydrology found over 24,000 chemicals in bottled water (now it is worth mentioning that in the United States, tap water is better regulated than bottled water).
In this study, even more disturbing were many of the chemicals found in bottled water have also been shown to be endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) such as di(2-ethylhexyl) fumarate, or DEHF.
Unlike bisphenoal-A (BPA) an estrogen-mimicking chemical used in the production of many plastic products (which is already banned in many countries), the chemical DEHF found in bottled water is completely unregulated.
Researchers in this study found 13 of the 18 bottled water products tested exhibited “significant” anti-estrogenic activity, while 16 of the 18 samples were found to inhibit the body’s androgen receptors by up to 90%.
This is very bad news for men.
There are many dangerous and toxic chemicals lurking in the everyday items we use.
From our shampoo, toothpaste, body wash, shaving cream to even the vinyl shower curtain, many products found in our bathroom contain chemicals which are not only unhealthy but can significantly impair our male and reproductive health.
Men everywhere need to pay special attention to these items.
Chances are you will find at least a few of these items lurking in your bathroom.
What do you do when the cashier hands you a paper receipt?
For many of us, we just stuff it into in our wallet or pants pocket without a second thought.
According to a new study, BPA (still used in the manufacturing of many cash register paper receipts) is transferred from the paper to the skin even after only handling it for only a few seconds.
It’s safe to say we are what we eat and according to a new study from the University of Harvard, so are our offspring.
Researchers from the University of Harvard recently determined that men who regularly ate large portions of processed meats, such as bacon (which is heavily laden with chemicals and preservatives) could be destroying the quality of their “little guys”.
The University of Harvard researchers identified a strong relationship between higher processed meat consumption and lower sperm count.
What they found was men who ate processed meats such as hot-dogs, bacon and other varieties of cured meats not only produced less sperm, but even more frighteningly, they were of abnormal shape and size.
According to the British newspaper, the Telegraph who first reported these findings, men who ate higher qualities of processed meat daily had 30% less little guys swimming around.
An increasing number of studies are showing that higher levels of testosterone does in fact increase both lifespan healthspan for men suffering from hypogonadism. According to American data, over 30% of men in the United States are affected by hypogonadism (which are testosterone levels below 300ng/dL). Sadly, this percentage is only going to increase if the trend over the last 20 years is any indication.
In the last 20 years male virility has been on the decline. Sadly, over this period of time men have also become less manly. In the last 20 years testosterone levels of average American man have been on a steady decline.
In fact, it has become so bad that for many of us, our own fathers and grandfathers had higher T levels than we do today. The decline in male virility is much more than just low T levels. Its about overall male health. And that has been on the decline too.
Many of the foods we eat and toxins we are exposed to are linked to obesity and hormonal imbalances in men as well as a slew of additional male health problems.