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Testosterone decline: How to address this challenge

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  • Testosterone is an androgenic sex hormone produced by the testicles (and in smaller amounts in the ovaries of women) and is often associated with "manhood." Testosterone levels in men naturally decline with age — beginning at age 30 — and continue to do so as men advance in years. Unfortunately, widespread chemical exposure is causing this decline to occur in men as early as childhood
  • Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as phthalates, BPA, PFOA and metalloestrogens lurk inside your house, such as in the plastic containers you use. They may also end up in your food and drinking water
  • To reduce your exposure to EDCs, replace chemical sources such as pots and pans, commercial cleansers and processed foods with natural products and organic foods
  • There are numerous options to deal with age-related testosterone decline. Hormone replacement therapy, saw palmetto and other supplements, weight management through diet, exercise and stress management are some recommended strategies

Testosterone is an androgenic sex hormone produced by the testicles (and in smaller amounts in women’s ovaries) and is often associated with “manhood.” This hormone plays a great role in men’s sexual and reproductive function. It also contributes to their muscle mass, hair growth, maintaining bone density, red blood cell production and emotional health.


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