We are not the same people as 50 years ago: Plastics

We are not the same people as 50 years ago: Plastics. By Jim Baker.

The testosterone levels in both men and women are three to four times less than what they would have been thirty years ago.

This was shocking to me, as it meant that most of our population, whether male or female, is unknowingly struggling with a hormonal imbalance. This led me to get my own hormones tested, and I was shocked to find that at age 54, my hormone levels tested at 286, where my father at age 54 would have tested close to 1,000. …

The most common cause of hormone imbalance is PVC piping, which was heavily introduced into residential and commercial buildings in the mid 80’s when it began replacing traditional copper piping. PVC, which stands for polyvinyl chloride, contains chemicals such as lead, cadmium, and phthalates which are designed to make the PVC more durable, but at the same time, are quite dangerous. Of these chemicals, phthalates, are endocrine disruptors and block androgens. In turn, they can mimic or block hormones, and can interfere with the formation of testosterone in the body.

Since PVC piping is found in almost every commercial and residential building; all the water you drink, cook with, swim in or bathe with is most likely flowing through PVC piping. Unfortunately, when the PVC piping begins to break down, those foreign and dangerous chemicals are released into the water supply and subsequently find their way into the body. This means that our entire population, regardless of age or gender, is affected by the dangerous chemicals found in PVC piping. …

The WHO is aware of just how dangerous the chemicals in PVC piping are, even going so far as to coining these chemicals as “gender benders” that not only interfere with female and male chromosomes and the production of sperm and egg, but also that cause obesity, Type-2 diabetes, infertility, dementia, and loss of memory. Because of these data, there is a current campaign to eliminate these chemicals through outlawing them all together throughout the United States.

The second most common cause of hormone imbalance is BPA Plastics. Unfortunately, like PVC, BPAs are dangerous and nearly everyone in this country faces exposure to them daily. BPA stands for Bisphenol-A. It is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s, which are often used in containers that store food and beverages. The biggest culprit of BPA contamination is water bottles. Unfortunately, as we are attempting to get in our daily recommended water intake, we are simultaneously poisoning our body with the dangerous chemicals found in the plastics that our water is held in.

Third, as America is one of the top medicated countries in the world, decline in hormone levels may be the result of certain medications we take. For example, as of 2018, 30.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with heart disease, and are subsequently prescribed statins, a class of lipid-lowering medications to manage their disease. However, studies have shown that 35-50% of men will experience a decrease in their testosterone levels when on statins. Roughly estimating, this means that around 15 million men across the United States are experiencing a decrease in testosterone due to statins alone.

The fourth most common cause of hormone imbalance is sugar consumption. Unfortunately, while a lot of Americans may think they have a healthy diet, a lot of individuals are just eating “unhealthy health foods” that are high in sugar. …

Fifth, a lack of sleep can cause hormone imbalance as well. …

The sixth most common cause of hormonal imbalance is from various environmental toxins such as air fresheners, perfumes, and pesticides. … 93% of us have traces of Roundup (Glyphosate) in our urine …

Lastly, heavy metals such as aluminum and mercury are hazardous to humans and can also cause hormone imbalance when they build up in the body. Do you know the most common way those chemicals get into our bodies? It is not only through the environment but also through standard vaccines.

The Romans used lead piping, not realizing it lowered their IQs. In bad cases of lead poisoning, it even sent them mad. Will PVC piping be seen by future historians as a possible root cause of the fall of western civilization?

Personally, I found that when I wanted to lose weight, it became much easier once we completely stopped using non-stick cookware. No more bottled water either.