Oestrogen and testosterone are the principal female and male hormones respectively, responsible not only for our sexual function but for looking after our hearts and our brains and myriad other essential functions. Pesticides and fungicides are some of the major disruptors of these hormones, not only preventing our body from manufacturing them but also impeding their activity. Aside from compromising sexual activity, fatigue, depression, diminished cognitive ability and waning emotional wellbeing can be the consequence of ongoing exposure to these chemicals. Research demonstrates that consuming pesticide rich foods leads to lower scores on tests assessing mental acuity, behavioural and attention problems in children, asthma, a range of cancers and infertility for both sexes.
A recent study out of the USA has revealed that an organic diet significantly reduces the excretion of a range of pesticides in both adults and children.
If the Arctic fox is a benchmark for evaluating the male experience then research connecting exposure to pesticides and significantly lower testosterone production might explain why so many men struggle to manufacture adequate amounts of this hormone.