Categories

Categories

Additional Information

Additional Information

Account Navigation

Account Navigation

Currency - All prices are in AUD

Currency - All prices are in AUD
 Loading... Please wait...

Categories

Categories

Blog

Women with High Levels of Phthalates (Chemical Hormone Disruptors) Have Low Sex Drive

Posted by on

Scientists at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine recently found that women the had high levels of an endocrine (hormone) disrupting chemical, phthalate, had a low sex drive. Barrett, the researcher, believes that certain phthalates may lead to decreased sex drive in women. Women that had high levels of a certain phthalate metabolite in their urine had a 2 and 1/2 times lower sex drive than women with low levels of this same phthalate in their urine.

Researchers tested phthalate metabolite concentrations in pregnant women in 4 different cities in America. They also assessed their sex drive or libido through questionaries that focused on sexual problems that they had in the months leading up to conception.

Age, number of children, education, race, stress, and antidepressant drugs were all taken into account.

46 women out of 360 women stated they had a lack of sex drive or libido for months right up to conception. 37 women reported vaginal dryness.

The study showed that women in highest quartile of mono-2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexly phthalate (MEHHP) were 2.58 (two and one half times) times more likely to report low libido or low sexual interest.

Also, the study showed that women in highest quartile of mono-2-ethyl-5-oxohexly phthalate (MEOHP) were 2.56 (two and one half times) times more likely to report low libido or low sexual interest.

Vaginal dryness was unrelated to phthalates, it seemed.

Rebecca Z. Sokol, MD, MPH, president of ASRM, agreed with this study. She believes that we should all avoid phthalates to preserve human health and our reproductive potential. She believes that we need to protect ourselves from endocrine disrupting chemicals and find alternatives.

References

1. Barrett ES et al. Abstract P-321. Presented at: American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2014 Annual Meeting; Oct. 18-22, 2014; Honolulu.

Avocados Seem to be a Xenoestrogen

Recently Aug. 2, 2019, I had a patient with severe endometriosis. She switched to all xenoestrogen FREE products from our purple sheet. Immediately, she had severe 10 out of 10 pain that lasted for several days. She said that she only had that kind of 10 out of 10 pain once a [...]

Read More »

Tequila alcohol (Agave) May be an Abortifacient

Wow.  I just got off the phone with a patient.  She was pregnant 5 weeks and reported having a cramping episode last week.  This made me extremely nervous as a cramping episode during pregnancy could be the beginnings of a miscarriage.  She said that she didn't know she was pregnant and she had an alcoholic [...]

Read More »

Obesity Epidemic is in part Created by Endocrine Disruptors

I was watching Fed Up, a documentary on the Obesity Epidemic.   2 out of every 3 Americans are overweight.  The film claimed that the Obesity Epidemic was world wide.  The typical prescription given given was that we need to exercise more and eat less.  Despite this mantra, weight is still going up.  Also, 6 month [...]

Read More »

National Institute of Environmental Health Web Page on Endocrine Disruptors

I found a website that gives a good overview on endocrine disruptors. The National Institute of Environmental Health (NIEHS) has a nice short page on chemical endocrine disruptors. They report that endocrine disruptors can be found in everyday products including plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, and pesticides.NIEHS supports studies to determine the correlation [...]

Read More »

Natural Progesterone Reverses Traumatic Brain Injury - Case Study

Recently, I found this video on using Natural Progesterone for Traumatic Brain Injury. One of my young patients was playing basketball. An opposing team member ran into her, and she had a brain concussion. I found out about the accident several months later. She was still having the effects of the brain injury. [...]

Read More »

European Union has Banned or Restricted 1,300 Chemicals in Cosmetics Alone, the United States only 11 Chemicals

Here is the link for the original article on the Guardian.The Guardian recently published an article stating that the European Union has restricted or banned 1,300 chemicals in cosmetics alone.  The United States has only banned 11 chemicals.A brief piece of legislation that was considered in Connecticut in January 2019 unlikely to pass contained just 3 lines “meet the chemical [...]

Read More »

See the Netflix Movie "Stink" - - Nov. 15, 2018

A patient just told me about a new movie streaming on Netflix called "Stink".  It is a movie about the risks of cancer causing chemicals in every day products that you use in your house.On one episode of "The Doctors" they talk about the use of fragrance in products and Jon Whelan's movie STINK.

Read More »

Suprising "Spectacular" Treatment for Diabetes Type II -- Oct. 28, 2018

A Study in Amsterdam used a one hour surgical procedure that stabilized blood sugar levels in Diabetes Type II patients even one year after the procedure.  This procedure is begin heralded as a break through that may end insulin injections for Diabetes Type II patients.The inside lining of the small intestine was destroyed, and then, [...]

Read More »

I Recently Found a Great Documentary on Hormone Disruptors

This is a Documentary on Endocrine (Hormone) Disruptors

Read More »