Things You Didn't Even Know that are Lowering Your Testosterone and Increasing Your Estrogen
In episode 1036 of a podcast titled War Room Pandemic Dr. Don Colbert discusses the decrease in men's testosterone levels in the past two to three decades, the causes and how the "normal range" for testosterone level testing continues to be lowered. In fact, up until about twenty to thirty years ago, the average testosterone level in a young men age 15 - 35 was 1000. In 2010 levels were down to 424. So what do "experts" do? They continually lower the "normal range" for testosterone levels so that as of today if you're tested the normal ranges includes levels as low as 264 and high as 916.
Increase in consumption of estrogenic foods like soy
Decreased exercise and activity
Stress, high cortisol levels from stress, anxiety and depression
Medications including statin drugs, beta blockers (blood pressure meds), certain diuretics and anti-depressant meds
Increase in exposure to xenoestrogenic hormone disruptors including:
Shampoos, conditioners, deodorant body lotions or any product that contains phthalates (this list is long we recommend doing research on phthalates especially because they are rarely listed on the ingredient list they are often listed as a fragrance.) all lower testosterone and raise estrogen levels
Any product with parabens (found in many of the aforementioned products along with cosmetics, colognes/perfumes, etc.) also raise estrogen and lower testosterone
Hard plastics or anything containing bisphenol A - found in strange places like credit card receipts, the lining of a metal cans is sprayed with this chemical and you consume it when you eat anything canned or drink beverages from a can also lower testosterone and increase estrogen levels.
What does all this lead to? Dr. Colbert says the lower testosterone levels and increased estrogen levels are creating a epidemic of young men with erectile disfunction, low libido and infertility because the endocrine disrupters are negatively affecting sperm count. In addition, men (young and old) with low testosterone levels lose muscle, lose stamina, they are more depressed, emotional and have more fatigue issues, and they are less confident. Testosterone is the key hormone to what makes a man, a man, the broad shoulders, a deep voice, competitive nature and it's a key anti-depressant.