Do not Nuke Your Nuts


“Is that a cell phone in your pocket your are you just happy to see me?”

Or are you just trying to reduce sperm count, cause mutant DNA (poorly formed sperm not x-men sperm) and increase your risk of testicular cancer?

In short, it is a very bad decision to opt for convince over health by placing cell phones and laptops on or next to your testicles. Save roasted nuts for culinary purposes only. Yes, I have had too many patients who are trying to conceive and the sperm morphology—the structure—is abnormally formed and unhealthy. Sperms with stumpy or missing tails can not swim. Those of you not wanting to conceive can find other forms of birth control. The cellular changes to the testicle comprise only a percentage of the problem, we are also seeing higher rates of testicular cancer.

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Save the Cock, photo by Dmitry Vinokurov 

At one time “tighty-whities” presented the biggest danger to your sperm count, now the world posses larger threats. Saving your balls from more than tighty-whities and biker shorts, which can also decrease your chances of attempted insemination for other reasons beyond the increase testicular temperature, but I digress). Our modern world provides cell phones, lab tops, toxic chemicals, and zeno-estrogens (estrogen mimicking molecules in plastics, pesticides, hormones in our food, etc) just to name a few dangers. It is time to get educated so you can take action.

Two options to save your family jewels other than going off grid are as follows.

  • First do not carry your phone in a pocket or put laptops on your lap, despite its name. 
    • Backpacks or messenger bags work great.
    • Belt clips with EMF protection
  • Second, if you don’t want to carry a some type of bag (bookbag, messenger bag, brief case, man bag, or laptop case) for your electronics; place a blocker directly on your devices.

 

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Going Nuts?!?

The incidence of testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT), the most common cancer in men aged 15 to 45 years, has doubled over the last 30 years in developed countries.

“Tumour risk associated with use of cellular telephones or cordless desktop telephones.” Hardell L1, Mild KH, Carlberg M, Söderqvist F.

“Lifestyle and testicular dysfunction: a brief update.” Agarwal A1, Desai NR, Ruffoli R, Carpi A.

“Biophysical evaluation of radiofrequency electromagnetic field effects on male reproductive pattern.” Kesari KK1, Kumar S, Nirala J, Siddiqui MH, Behari J. Cell Biochem Biophys. 2013 Mar;65(2):85-96. doi: 10.1007/s12013-012-9414-6.

“Hitting the Bottle”

Just say no

Similar to the author of this article, I have been shopping for friend’s baby showers and in the past all the wee ones that my siblings produced. It was good seeing all the BPA- free items and toys that were earth friendly plus non-toxic. It is quite humorous that I mostly went to specialty shops for healthy baby products…this should not be a specialty item! Since most people have given up the ancient ways of sacrificing first born, sending them down stream in a basket or exposure on hillsides; I feel we should also stop giving them toxins too.

We love and protect our little ones. So, why are healthy baby products not the norm? Profit and ignorance are the only two thoughts that stay in the non-conspiracy theory realm, but I am sure there are some crazy ideas out there. This article is to help enlighten, so we can go forth and change what is on the shelves of the shops. (For safe bottles: http://www.ewg.org/babysafebottles)

Hitting the Bottle

SUDDENLY, there’s a baby boom going on around me. I’m making weekly shopping trips to stock friends’ nurseries, and I’m struck by how many signs on the shelves advertise BPA-free bottles, BPA-free sippy cups. It breaks my heart. Manufacturers might be removing BPA, a chemical used to harden certain plastics, from their products, but they are substituting chemicals that may be just as dangerous, if not more so.

“BPA-free” seems like a step in the right direction. BPA, or Bisphenol A, is a synthetic estrogen that disrupts normal endocrine function. There is growing evidence in animal studies that exposure during fetal growth affects the development of reproductive systems and, in offspring, can lead to neurological problems. BPA has also been linked to prostate and breast cancer.”

BPA has been found on money, likely transferred from credit card and A.T.M. receipts printed on thermal paper that contains BPA; it’s also in dental sealants, in the lining of food cans, and in many other items.

Because the federal government has taken no action to ban or even limit BPA, some states have taken matters into their own hands. Maine just approved a ban on BPA in reusable food and beverage containers that will go into effect next year; Oregon is considering banning it in sippy cups and baby bottles.

In apparent recognition of the consumer clout new parents wield, some manufacturers have stopped using BPA. You would think this proves the marketplace can take care of these problems, right?

Wrong. Consider the thermal paper that comes out of cash registers. Its BPA passes through the skin into the bodies of anyone who works at check-out counters, as well as their customers. Appleton, a specialty paper company, markets a BPA-free thermal paper that uses Bisphenol S instead. The Environmental Protection Agency has a voluntary program that is evaluating BPS and 17 other possible substitutes for thermal paper, but has not yet completed its analysis. Until it does, it will not endorse any alternatives.

In the few, limited tests conducted outside the United States, BPS shows estrogenic activity — not as strong as BPA, but not a good sign. BPS is now used in the United States to make PES (polyethersulfone) plastic. Some baby bottles marketed as BPA-free use PES plastic.

Want to Read more http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/09/opinion/09browning.html?ref=opinion

Disrupting the Endocrine system is like poking a Bear

Endocrine System

Disrupting the Endocrine

aka Poking the Bear

Yesterday, I presented a webinar on polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). I discussed the endocrine system–not to cause extreme ennui, but to point out how our endocrine system affects our overall health.

Our bodies are incredibly intelligent (usually, but our brain can convince us chocolate cake is good food). We are naturally designed to run smoothly, constantly working to keep all systems in balance (aka homeostasis). As I was saying, the goal is balance. If we push one aspect of our system out of balance as a result of poor food choices, stress, trauma, chemicals or unhealthy-habit, our body steps up to compensate. When it can no longer compensate, our body begins to show signs and symptoms of disease. Pretty cool what goes on “behind the scenes” while we keep moving through our days–reading this fabulous blog, brushing our teeth, working, listening to NPR, etc.

The linked article below by TEDX gives us a handy-dandy list of all the endocrine disrupting chemicals that we should attempt to avoid. Every chemical shown on the TEDX list meets publishing standards by having one or more verified citations, and the article also cites the primary scientific research that demonstrated effects on the endocrine system.

http://www.endocrinedisruption.com/endocrine.TEDXList.overview.php

more information….

http://www.endocrinedisruption.com/home.php


Endocrine connections

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