If you want to know how natural and manmade chemicals in your environment are suppressing your testosterone levels and what you can do about it, then you want to listen to this podcast.

In this episode, interview author and researcher Dr. Anthony Jay about a topic that isn’t discussed much in the fitness space at least, and that’s how estrogen-like chemicals that we’re exposed to every day can lower testosterone and raise estrogen levels in our bodies.

Most “testosterone talk” revolves around using diet, training, supplements, and even drugs to boost testosterone production, and while that’s one way to do it, there’s also the other side of that coin: removing impediments to testosterone production, which include these estrogen-mimicking chemicals.

Here’s a little sneak peek of what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • How phytoestrogens and mycoestrogens present in certain plant foods can interfere with your hormones.
  • Why an imbalance in sex hormones can promote weight gain.
  • A nasty little trick companies use to make you think their plastics are free of estrogen-mimicking chemicals when they’re not.
  • Five things you can do right now to dramatically reduce your exposure to artificial estrogens and see marked improvements in your hormone profile.
  • And more…

Click the play button below to listen and let me know what you think!

Also, if you like the discussion and want to learn more about how these chemicals affect your body and what you can do to minimize their impact, definitely check out Dr. Jay’s book Estrogeneration.

TIME STAMPS

6:05 – What are artificial estrogens, how are we exposed to them, and why?

7:42 – What are the chemicals that act like estrogen in our body?

11:15 – How are we exposed to artificial estrogens?

13:43 – What are BPA and phthalates?

19:46 – How does high estrogen levels affect our body?

23:38 –  What can we do to lower the artificial estrogens levels in our body?

32:59 – How can I measure the artificial estrogens in my body?

36:44 – Why is there a political discrepancy between Europe and America over artificial estrogen?

46:13 – What are epigenetics?

50:09 – Where can people find your books?

References

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/677209

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17062768

https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/productsingredients/ingredients/ucm128250.htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26134297

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15591361

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27171834

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19496976

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11955793

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26878646

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