1.) Avoid all vaccines including flu shots. Vaccines contain neurotoxins, including mercury which lowers testosterone and makes the male body hard to detox. Powerful antioxidants within the body are inhibited as well. Mercury in animals has been proven to cause changes in sexual preference. Vaccines that contain foreign dna is also a problem as research suggests it changes the brain.
2.) Buy and eat organic produce and organic free-range foods to reduce your exposure to pesticides and fertilizers. Pesticides are linked to fertility problems and decreased male genital size. They block testosterone and other androgens, the hormones critical to a healthy reproductive system for men.
3.) Eat mostly raw, fresh foods, steering clear of processed, prepackaged foods of all kinds. This way you automatically avoid artificial food additives, including dangerous artificial sweeteners, food coloring and MSG. Let’s not forget that testosterone production begins in your brain, the hypothalamus to be exact. It releases a hormone called GnRH which is then picked up by another part of the brain called the pituitary gland. MSG interrupts that communication.
4.) Store your food and beverages in glass rather than plastic, and avoid using plastic wrap and canned foods (which are often lined with BPA-containing liners). BPA causes endocrine changes and destroys testosterone.
5.) Have your tap water tested and, if contaminants are found, install an appropriate water filter on all your faucets (even those in your shower or bath). Fluoride exposure can lead to many health-related problems including bone and joint pain, immune disorders, lower fertility rates, hormonal imbalances, and low sperm counts.
6.) Only use natural cleaning products in your home. Switch over to natural brands of toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste, antiperspirants and soaps. Most of these products contain phthalates, which are are associated with significant declines in testosterone levels not just in men, but in women and children as well. Deodorants also contain parabens,which are a class of chemicals that have estrogen-like properties that lead to similar health and hormonal problems.
7.) Avoid using artificial air fresheners, dryer sheets, fabric softeners or other synthetic fragrances. These are all associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions, and many of these substances have not been assessed for safety. The concern with air fresheners and your health comes from the (Volatile Oil Compounds) and terpenes that react with the ozone in your home air. Studies have shown links to VOC’s such as benzene, which is commonly found in house hold cleaners, have been shown to damage and lower sperm count and as well as being linked to Cancer.
8.) Limit your use of drugs (prescription and over-the-counter) as much as possible. Drugs are chemicals too, and they will leave residues and accumulate in your body over time. Many medications, in particular anti depressants have been found to cause low levels of libido. Also they are linked to weight gain, which is a top cause of low levels of testosterone due to increased visceral abdominal fat. Be cautious of things like ibuprofen, Motrin, and Advil. Studies have linked these with a decrease in Nitric Oxide Output, which is terrible if you currently have or battled erectile dysfunction.