Three Health Facts that Men Need to Know Today
1. Sperm Counts and Testosterone Levels are declining in American Men
A healthy testosterone level is critical for a man’s health; yet, levels have been declining for the average man for a while. One study found that levels dropped up to seventeen percent between 1987 to 2004. Even worse, some say that sperm counts had dropped in half since 1950.
So what has caused this decline? Substances such as BPA, synthetic chemicals, and pesticides can act as estrogens in your body, leading to negative effects on your manhood. Including but not limited to: reduction in number of sperm and sperm concentration, infertility and declining testosterone levels.
2. Half of all men will contract cancer
This is shocking statistic for men young and old. It truly illustrates how lifestyle diseases are affecting the long term health of men. How do we combat this? One choice is to accept that cancer is just a part of life. The better way is to educate yourself to make lifestyle choices that will improve health. Studies say that up to 95% of cancer is attributed to environmental factors, with the other small percentage attributable to your genetics.
The risk of cancer can greatly be reduced by just monitoring what you are putting into and exposing your body to. This primarily includes foods, medicines, skin care, toiletries, and the environment that we live, work, or play in. Stop to think about what you breathing in, eating, and putting on your skin each day.
3. GMO Crops on the Rise – Almost 50% of U.S. farmed cropland was used for GMO in 2011
GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) are foods that have been altered in some way. This is often done to save costs or increase the durability of certain crops. However, the effects on people have not yet been fully studied. While some of ideas behind GMO foods may sound good in theory, it doesn’t seem worth it.
A USDA study estimated that up to ¾ of all processed US food contained a GM ingredient. GMO crops are also fed to many of the conventionally farmed animals in the U.S. If you are at the grocery, you should be aware that the most common GMO vegetables and fruits are soybeans, corn, zucchini, and squash.
This article was written by Jack Squadrup who writes about natural health for men. To check out men’s health tips, including the benefits of natural soap for men, check out his site.