Posts Tagged ‘Antiandrogen’

Reishi and Testosterone: Antiandrogenic Effects of Ganoderma Lucidum

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD The Ganoderma Lucidum – commonly known as Reishi or Lingzhi – is a fungus that grows out of Eastern Hemlock trees that cultivate primarily in Northern America. It has been used as a supreme medicinal mushroom in Chinese medicine…

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Avena Sativa and Testosterone: The Common Oat & Hormones

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Avena sativa or “the common oat” is the grain most people should be already quite familiar with. There seems to be this general consensus among the bodybuilding world that oats and avena sativa supplements (which are basically glorified oat…

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Antiandrogens: Identifying & Avoiding Endocrine Disruptors

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD Antiandrogens are compounds either natural or synthetic, that have the ability to lower the levels of testosterone and DHT (the androgens) and/or prevent the natural androgen pathways and their functions by blocking the androgen receptors in tissue. Limiting your exposure…

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Natural Personal Care Items to Lower Xenoestrogens

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD This might be a weird topic, but it’s a fact that you will likely increase your testosterone levels, while slashing estrogen, by changing your everyday personal care items (toothpaste, shampoos, soaps, deodorants, etc) to chemical-free and natural alternatives.…

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Triclosan and Testosterone: Banned in EU, Still Used in the US

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD Triclosan (2,4,4′-Trichloro-2′-hydroxyphenyl ether) is an antibacterial and antifungal compound that has been in wide-spread use throughout the United States since the 60’s. It’s also a potent endocrine disruptor and a known carcinogen. In fact, triclosan is such a…

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Fluoride and Testosterone: Endocrine Disruptor?

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD Everyone knows fluoride. It’s the naturally occurring inorganic chemical used heavily in toothpaste, salts, and tap water supply for the prevention of tooth decay. And even though some hippie “alternative medicine” people like to claim that it doesn’t…

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Pesticides and Testosterone: The Impact of Organic Foods

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD The global average on male testosterone levels is crashing down rapidly, year after year. In a 17 year study with 1,700 men as subjects, the researchers found out that since the late 80’s, the average US men’s testosterone…

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BPA and Testosterone: 5 Sources of Harmful Bisphenol A

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD Bisphenol A (BPA) is a man-made chemical that was first synthesized back in 1891. It’s heavily used in the manufacturing processes of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins and it’s often hailed as one of the most conventional chemicals.…

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