Right and Left – We All Want to Protect our Parts

1 Apr

Want to create positive change?  Find Common Ground.

There is a link between those testosterone-laden men (and women for that matter) and the normally-classified opposite of these types – the lovers of organic foods, kimchi, chia seeds, and cod-liver oil (also referred to as environmentalists, tree-huggers, and other not-so-nice terms).  The link is that toxins in our environment are bad.  Bad for one’s health, bad for the health of the creatures that roam the environment, and bad for us – you and me – as human beings.

Why should body-builders be concerned about plastic?  Because plastic has Bisphenol A (BPA) that acts like ESTROGEN to one’s body, only WORSE because it is completely foreign to the body and it is much more harmful than natural estrogen.  That’s right guys – those plastic water bottles aren’t just s#itty for the planets’ lakes, streams, and oceans, but they can also affect your reproductive parts.

Phthalates (a cousin to plastic) are found in most fragrances – that means perfumes, air fresheners, cosmetics, and other things that you may put on your body like shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.  Why should men and women be concerned about phthalates?   Because phthalates suppress testosterone and increase insulin resistance – both bad for muscle-building and normal homeostasis.  As the article from T-Nation says, guys, protect your balls.  Ladies, protect your health and well-being.   At the same time, you do great things for the environment and for humanity.  Weird.

You and I as consumers get to make choices about what we put in and on our body.  We should recognize, that it doesn’t matter what party you are from or what defines you as a person – we as human beings have things in common.  Our health is important, and when it comes to the issues and dangers of plastics – whether it is in our bodies or in the environment – we can agree to try our best to protect ourselves from the unfortunate consequences of over-exposure to these toxic chemicals.


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