3 Foods Stealing Your Testosterone
By Mike Westerdal, Sports Nutrition Certified – As Seen in Iron Man Magazine
Did you know that four out of every 10 American men over 40 now suffer from clinically low testosterone?
That’s over 50 million men in our country alone who wake up with less than half the testosterone they had in their teens and twenties… And because sexual side effects are often the last to appear (more on that in a moment)… the vast majority of men with “low T” don’t even know it.
Did you know that the normal decline in testosterone as you age is only about 1% a year? That means you should still have most of your natural, God-given testosterone when you’re 80 years old. Just like your father and your grandfather before him. Yet many men today are losing 50 years’ worth of testosterone before they reach middle age. “Male menopause” therapy didn’t even exist a generation ago. Now it’s a $2 billion industry.
Did you know that even if you’re already beginning to suffer any of the often un-recognized symptoms of low testosterone… it’s NOT too late to stop the damage – just by avoiding a few common foods?
My name is Mike Westerdal. I’m a certified nutritionist and former athlete from Clearwater, Florida – and it’s true: There are a few kinds of foods that rob you of your testosterone every time you put them on your plate. And these foods have nothing to do with dieting. In fact, a lot of them are vegetables and fruits.
You see, after my own (thankfully short) experience with low testosterone at just age 36, I spent over a year consulting with the best doctors and researchers I could find to get some answers.
And what these experts told me was so disturbing, it became my personal mission to share this information with everyone I could possibly reach – in my neighborhood, my church and right here online.
Because the first thing I learned was that…
You Might Not Even Realize You’re Affected Until Your Testosterone Levels Are Dangerously Low…
Believe it or not, they said, your sex drive and your ability to get an erection may seem close to “normal” until long after your ‘T’ levels begin to plummet.
Instead, you might only experience easily mis-diagnosed symptoms like fatigue… low energy… weight gain… or even just a slump in your motivation and confidence at work or at home. You know – the kinds of things that you or even your doctor might blame on stress or a “midlife crisis”…
Yet our nation’s top health authorities – and growing numbers of men across the country – are finally waking up to the truth.
Just a quick warning, though: What you’re about to read not only pulls back the curtain on a few surprising foods that drain your manhood every time you eat them. It also exposes some nasty lies you’re (literally) being fed by some of America’s biggest companies and most powerful politicians. So if you’re not ready to hear some hard truths about the state of our country and the people running it, then this article is not for you.
However, if you do continue reading you’ll find out the real reason everything from your performance in the bedroom to your natural competitive drive to get out there, kick ass and take names may seem like it’s getting just a little weaker each year.
And because this isn’t all just gloom and doom – you’ll also find out how to get all of it – your energy, your libido, your ‘mojo’ – back. Starting by just pushing a few things off your plate.
Manhood Killer #1: Canned Food & Beverages
Could opening a can of beans or popping the tab on a soda or your favorite beer really drag down your “T” levels? Surprisingly, the science says yes…
You see, manufacturers often line cans with dangerously high levels of a chemical you may have heard about in the news called BPA. It’s also used in plastics, and it’s gotten such a bad reputation that a lot of companies now label their plastic bottles “BPA Free.”
Unfortunately, the word about BPA in can linings hasn’t gotten out – so companies don’t bother to remove it.
This chemical started out back in the 1930’s as an artificial estrogen, used as both a hormone replacement for menopausal women and (I’m not making this up) to get farm-raised cattle and chickens to fatten up fast. Puts “beer belly” in a whole new light, doesn’t it?
And a Harvard School of Public Health study showed that levels of BPA in ordinary food and beverage cans is so high that participants who ate one serving of canned soup per day raised their BPA levels a shocking 1,221%. And a study of workers in a Chinese factory where they make the stuff showed they were four times as likely to suffer from symptoms like sexual dysfunction.
Fortunately, you can dramatically reduce your exposure to BPA simply by ditching canned foods for something fresher… getting your favorite drinks in the bottles instead of the cans (they taste better, anyway)… and using a simple 10-second trick I learned from a physician friend of mine to counter the effects of any BPA that’s already gotten into your body.
Manhood Killer #2: Microwave Popcorn
What’s this – first beer and soda, now popcorn? Don’t worry: Just like your favorite beverages, the problem is actually in the packaging.
That’s because microwave popcorn manufacturers put chemicals called PFC’s into the bags to prevent the grease from soaking through. And it works – but with a price.
A recent medical journal study reported that men exposed to these chemicals end up with abnormally high levels of a powerful estrogen called estradiol. And other studies have linked PFC’s to everything from low sperm count and infertility to increased risk for testicular and prostate cancers.
Bottom line: These chemicals kill your male hormones and can even ruin your overall health. The good news is, you can stay away from a major source of PFC’s just by popping your popcorn in a bowl or a brown paper bag instead.
And the PFC’s that may already be lurking in your body? Thanks to some recent scientific breakthroughs, you can counter the gender-bending effects of testosterone-killing chemicals you’ve already consumed with the simple 10-second trick covered in the video on the next page.
Manhood Killer #3: “Frankenfood” Fruits & Veggies
Forget everything you hear in the news about ‘trans fats’ and cholesterol: This last one may be America’s biggest REAL food threat.
You may have heard about genetically engineered, or “GMO” foods and thought, just like I did at first, “What’s the big deal?”
Well, it turns out that one of the main reasons the food industry loves GMO crops is that the “improved” versions of these fruits and veggies are immune to pesticides that would otherwise kill them.
That means, huge agribusiness farms can get away with spraying your food with massive doses of toxic pesticides – many of which are known “environmental estrogens.” In fact, at least 85 of these pesticides are already officially listed as hormone disruptors.
Yet the food industry is spraying these GMO crops – everything from corn to apples – with over 220 million pounds of these same pesticides every year.
Even worse, research shows that even rinsing and scrubbing your fruits and vegetables isn’t enough to get rid of some of these chemicals.
So why isn’t the media all over this? Why isn’t the government protecting us?
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that the companies that engineer these GMO seeds happen to be some of the biggest-spending lobbyists in Washington, spending millions to prevent the government from regulating or even labeling these foods.
Maybe that’s why Obama keeps appointing former GMO company executives to posts like head of the Food and Drug Administration and signing bills protecting them, rather than stopping them.
As usual, if you want to protect yourself and your family, you need to take things into your own hands.
And luckily, there’s a little “secret code” you can use to sniff out a lot of these GMO frankenfoods that the food industry tries its best to hide from you. Just tell your wife the next time she goes to the supermarket to look for those little stickers they put on the fruits and vegetables.
If there are five digits in the number on the sticker and it starts with in “8,” that means it’s a GMO and probably full of testosterone-killing pesticides. If there are only four numbers in the code, or if the number starts with a “9,” you’re safe.
The Most Important Question Is: Can You Reverse The Damage That’s Already Done?
Because most of us have been consuming these pesticides for years, make sure you also click here to check out the video on the next page, which I filmed with one of the physicians I consulted to bring you all this information. It includes an incredibly simple 10-second trick you can use to REVERSE a lot of the damage that’s already done.
This is absolutely vital information – I’ve already shared this with all of my own friends and family, and I put up this page as a last resort to make sure this video gets out, even though the food industry and even our own government wishes it would just go away. Just click the “Next Page” link below to watch it now.