Low Testosterone Information and Low T Help

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As we age,  more and more men are facing low T or low testosterone levels.  Typically the symptoms of low testosterone are decreased libido or sex drive, fatigue, decreased muscle, and increased fat.  Erectile dysfunction and even depression have become common in men with low testosterone.

Most physicians feel that they are seeing an increase in low testosterone in the male population.  However many physicians feel that men are speaking up and seeking help from physicians more than they use to.  I’m not convinced that this is the only reason more men are experiencing low testosterone and being diagnosed with low testosterone.

When we look what has changed in the North American diet over that last 60 years. Some suspects that could play a role are foods that are high in estrogen. Obviously men should   avoid or strictly limit consumption of these ingredients.  Two plant based forms of estrogen are soybeans and flax seed.  These two plants in todays diet are very high in estrogen.

In 1944 soy entered the human food chain as soy milk, ice cream and nondairy whipped topping.  Prior to that, soybeans and by-products were considered unfit for human consumption.  One of the best graphs showing soybeans rapid rise in the diets  of North Americans is here:

mercolasoygraph Source:  11 Charts That Show Everything Wrong with Our Modern Diet by Dr. Mercola.

It appears that 1969 is when soy consumption really started to increase in our diets.  Ironically the number of physicians specializing in infertility also has increased like this graph. Population control, makes you wonder if their is a direct correlation.  The number one producer of soybean seed for farmers is Monsanto (now Bayer) and this aggressive grab to control food supply for profits is obvious.  Even worse in 1994 the first genetically modified (GMO) soybean was created and unleashed on the general public. Since 1994 to present 92 to 94% of all soybeans grown in North America are GMO and the name of that seed is “Round-Up Ready Soybeans”, trademark Monsanto.  Men should limit or remove unwanted estrogens from their diets.

The only true way to know if you have low testosterone is to go see a physician.  A simple blood test will measure Total Testosterone  (normal being  241 to 827 NG/DL), Free Testosterone (direct) (normal being 4.25 to 30.37 PG/ML), and Free % Testosterone (normal calculation 0.10 to 0.27 %).

Most physicians feel that OTC or dietary supplements that claim to boost testosterone are not effective.  They are generally expensive.  If you choose prescription or dietary supplements consult your physician.  Let him be your guide with respect to low testosterone.  The best thing that you can do is change your diet. Familiarize yourself with the way soy is disguised on food labels.

Labels might include:  Soy, Soybean, soy lecithin, SVP (soy vegetable protein), TVP (texturized vegetable protein), TSP (textured soy protein), Soybean oil, Soy flour.

Sometimes you will only see the initials used like SVP so beware if you are trying to limit or remove soy from your diet.

If you are a man using flax seed or flax it is probably best to choose an alternate source for Omega 3 such as fish oil supplements.

GMO Labeling and the Right to Know / Dark Act Defeated / S.B. 2609

DARKACTcapital Today, March 16, 2016 the United States Senate protected your right to know about what you are buying and eating.    Monsanto supporter Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced this bill to amend the agricultural marketing act of 1946. The bill would require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a national voluntary labeling standard for bioengineered foods (genetically modified), and for other purposes.   This all sounds harmless but this bill soon became known as the “DARK ACT”.  The number one supporter of this bill is Monsanto.  They do not want you the consumer to know that the food you are buying to eat is genetically modified and being sprayed with glyphosate (Roundup) or other toxic herbicides and pesticides created by them.

Many angry consumers contacted their lawmakers and senators with a massive amount of calls and emails and let them know that they did not want to be LIED to about GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in their food. 

The DARK Act would have outlawed all state-level GMO labeling laws nationwide, condemning food consumers to remaining completely in the dark over the genetically engineered content of their food.

Today’s Senate vote was a massive victory for American consumers and also for the Environmental Working Group which helped organize massive opposition to the Dark Act Senate Bill.  Food consumers want and demand honest food labels and overall food transparency.  Interestingly there was a flood of calls as the public truly mobilized on this issue.  It is truly necessary to watch this more as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) flipped his vote from yes to no. He is a true supporter of the DARK ACT, but this was just a procedural maneuver that allows the Senate to bring an amended version of the DARK Act back into the realm of the “un-dead.” This could occur as early as this week, or perhaps in two weeks, after the Senate returns from its recess.

The Organic Consumers Association recommends that we remain alert and strong with respect to this issue, especially since it may be before the Senate again.

1.    GMOs should be labeled ‘Produced with Genetic Engineering’ using words on the package. Anything less is unacceptable.
2.    QR codes, symbols and acronyms would hide information about GMOs from people who aren’t in the know. Any “solution” requiring a smart phone discriminates against people who don’t have smart phones.
3.    The people of Vermont shouldn’t have to wait for the food companies to voluntarily label GMOs or for the federal government to write regulations. Vermont’s GMO labeling law must be allowed to take effect on July 1, 2016.
4.    There are real concerns about the safety of GMOs, especially as more than 99 percent of the GMO crops grown in the world today are engineered to increase our exposure to pesticides like Monsanto’s Roundup, which the World Health Organization says is a probable carcinogen.

It is important to reach out and thank those Senators who voted for consumers, not Monsanto, today. Please click here to see how your Senators voted and then call the Capitol switchboard at 1-202-224-3121.

ALERT:  “It has been reported that Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) is floating an alternative to the DARK Act.”  It’s really time to let all politicians know that it is not right to do the devils work and accept handouts from Monsanto.

These Senators voted against consumers and for Monsanto:

Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Capito (R-WV)
Carper (D-DE)
Cassidy (R-LA)
Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cotton (R-AR)
Crapo (R-ID)
Daines (R-MT)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Enzi (R-WY)
Ernst (R-IA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Gardner (R-CO)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kirk (R-IL)
Lankford (R-OK)
McCain (R-AZ)
Moran (R-KS)
Perdue (R-GA)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rounds (R-SD)
Sasse (R-NE)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Tillis (R-NC)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

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Monsanto’s Roundup and Dow’s “Agent Orange” 2,4-D Approved to be sprayed on Food

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ignoring more than 60 members of Congress and a half a million citizens, late yesterday approved a deadly new herbicide, Dow’s Enlist Duo, made from a combination of .

Please Take action – and share this link — your health and the health of all your friends and family is at stake. I wouldn’t want any of you ingesting this herbicide or insecticide. Educate yourself. This makes as much sense as allowing someone to smoke in a cardboard box with your children or grandchildren. This is about control and profit margins nothing else.

Demand the President step in & oppose EPA’s approval of the New 2,4-D resistant Genetically Engineered Crops! https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/demand-president-step-oppose-epa’s-approval-new-24-d-resistant-genetically-engineered-crops/sy38Vm0s

The following from Jeffrey M. Smith.

In 2010 President Obama appointed Michael Taylor to senior advisor to the commissioner of the FDA. He is now America’s food safety czar. . He had been Monsanto’s attorney before becoming policy chief at the FDA. Soon after, he became Monsanto’s vice president and chief lobbyist. GMOs were rushed onto our plates in 1996. Over the next nine years, multiple chronic illnesses in the US nearly doubled — from 7% to 13%. Allergy-related emergency room visits doubled between 1997 and 2002 while food allergies, especially among children, skyrocketed. We also witnessed a dramatic rise in asthma, autism, obesity, diabetes, digestive disorders, and certain cancers. Dr. P. M. Bhargava, one of the world’s top biologists, reviewed over 600 scientific journals, he concluded that the GM foods in the US are largely responsible for the increase in many serious diseases. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine concluded that animal studies have demonstrated a causal relationship between GM foods and infertility, accelerated aging, dysfunctional insulin regulation, changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system, and immune problems such as asthma, allergies, and inflammation. A report by eight international experts determined that the flimsy and superficial evaluations of GMOs by both regulators and GM companies “systematically overlook the side effects” and significantly underestimate “the initial signs of diseases like cancer and diseases of the hormonal, immune, nervous and reproductive systems, among others.” This paragraph was researched and written by Jeffrey M. Smith. He is the author of Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods from Chelsea Green Publishing. Smith worked at a GMO detection laboratory, founded the Institute for Responsible Technology, and currently lives in Iowa—surrounded by genetically modified corn and soybeans. For more information, visit Chelsea Green.

GMO Effects, Does Genetic Modification Concern You?

(Click image for Video) If it does not, it should. If you have grandchildren, or want your friends and relatives, to live long healthy lives then it may be wise to learn about GMOs (genetic modification of organisms). This would include both plants (crops) and animals. 1996 was the first year that a GMO crop was introduced, thus allowing the spraying of the herbicide glyphosate. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the herbicide Round-Up. Roundup is a registered trademark of the Monsanto Corporation.

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Does GMO Matter and Do you care as a consumer?

Often many people do not understand GMO (genetically modified organisms) and/or in this case GMO ingredients.  An analogy to understanding GMO is this:

You have two tomato plants in a garden planted side by side.  One is GMO and the other is all natural.  The GMO tomato plant was genetically altered in a laboratory so that when it is planted it can withstand being sprayed with poisonous insecticides and or weed killers. Farming tractorTo maximize return on investment the grower now sprays both plants with insecticide and pesticides because he feels that this will maximize his yield and he or she will not have to worry about weeds or insects destroying his fruit. The natural non-GMO plant dies as it cannot withstand being sprayed with pesticides. The sprayed GMO plant lives and produces big red tomatoes. The question is would you want to serve this tomato to your children or grandchildren? Would you want to consume this tomato yourself?

A non-GMO plant grown organically would not be sprayed with either insecticides or pesticides. There would be no chemical residues as a result of adulteration. The non-GMO tomato produces big red tomatoes. Would you eat these tomatoes and or serve them to your children or grandchildren? Most likely you would and they would be very good for you.

Ultimately the decision to consume and accept GMO products rests with each of us as individuals. When it comes to the Best Prostate ® Formula, Best Prostate ® is the only prostate supplement that is labeled GMO free or non-GMO.  To accomplish this, the ingredient Beta-sitosterol in Best Prostate ® is sourced from pine bark.  The ingredient is IP certified which means “Identity preserved”. This means that the ingredient has a pedigree and that it can be traced back to the source. Best Prostate ® uses ingredients that are sourced in the United States. Best Prostate ® is manufactured in the United States.  In addition some users find it important to know that the Beta-sitosterol in Best Prostate ® is Kosher and Halal certified.  If you have questions about Best Prostate ® contact IMS Supplements, Inc. at 888-768-3836.

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