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The Genetically Challenged Species of Men

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 27, 2019 11:54:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim

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"Boys will be boys" as the saying goes.  Did you know the Y chromosome makes men more vulnerable to environmental toxins than girls?  I have lectured on this subject because international epidemiological studies prove that brain and endocrine development disruption are some the first consequences seen after environmental exposures especially in boys. 

The rate of male newborns being born is shifting.  It's going down.  Males are more likely to be born prematurely and boys have a 30 percent higher chance of death by their first birthday as compared to girls. Males are more vulnerable in the womb when mom has an environmental toxic exposure and it doesn't stop there.  Boys are more prone to autism and other neurological disorders.  They are more susceptible to low dose lead exposure which translates to higher rates of asthma in males. 

Why are men the weaker species genetically?  For starters, we are all born female.  Females are the default gender. When testosterone from the Y gene is secreted in the eighth week, cells for male differentiation kill cells in the communication centers.  Now you know why your boyfriend, husband, brother, father and son lack communication skills.  They lost those cells and grew more cells in the sex and aggression centers.  Plus it takes more cell divisions to make the male reproductive tract.  When you make more cell divisions - the cells are exposed to more pollutants and there is a higher risk of making a transcription error.      

Being an XY also means that there is no backup gene when there is a genetic disorder.  The X is a larger chromosome packed with more genetic information and that comes in handy when you need genetic repairs.

Girls have more estrogen that protects the brain and low estrogen makes men more vulnerable with head injuries.  Autistic boys have low estrogen and high testosterone which creates low to no empathy and high systemization thinking that does not allow for communication nuances or shades of gray. Estrogen protects the immune system compared to testosterone that suppresses the immune system.  I give patients with autoimmune conditions testosterone to suppress their hyperactivity and inflammation. It's all about balance.  

Read every label and throw out all household goods that contain PAH's, phthalates, parabens, BPA, flame retardants, etc. Visit Environmental Working Group's site, join and get list of safe foods, cleaners and other household items.  Start with your home and share your environmental awareness at work. We have to consciously stop paying for our genocide.  

We offer preconception detoxification for both men and women and prenatal protection programs to reduce the long term effects of toxic exposures.  

We recommend everyone take Xymogen's Chelex, MedCap DPO, XenoProtect,  and NAC as part of your basic daily environmental protection plan.  You need cellular protection no matter where you are on the planet.  

Topics: Men's Health, Detoxification, Healthy Living, Women's Health

Isadora Guggenheim

Written by Isadora Guggenheim

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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