5 fake estrogens that ruin your sex drive and cause man boobs

Avoid water in plastic bottles

1. Water

Yep, it’s crazy but the water you’re drinking could be pumping fake estrogens directly into your body. And, that holds true whether you drink bottled or tap water (although bottled is definitely worse).

A study in the American Chemical Society’s journal, Environmental Science & Technology, cited research that suggests that animal manure accounts for 90 percent of estrogens in the environment. Other research estimates that if just one percent of the estrogens in livestock waste reached waterways, it would comprise 15 percent of the estrogens in the world’s water supply.

And, as for bottled water, a study in The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology found that the levels of hormone disruptors and estrogenic activity were three times higher in water from plastic bottles compared to glass.

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Virginia Tims-Lawson

By Virginia Tims-Lawson

Virginia Tims-Lawson has dedicated her life to researching and studying natural health after her mother had a stroke that left her blind in one eye at the age of 47, and her grandmother and two great uncles died from heart attacks. Spurred by her family history, Virginia’s passion to improve her and her family’s health through alternative practices, nutrients and supplements has become a mission she shares through her writing. She is the founder and Chief Research officer for Peak Pure & Natural.