Oct 21, 2017
I thought I really knew everything there was to know about estrogen exposure until I read the new book written by Anthony Jay, today's podcast guest and the author of Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile.
In it, he delves into everything from cannabis to lavender to licorice... ...to genetic triggers that can cause a parent's choices to make a child fat or have higher risk of breast cancer... ...to hidden estrogen sources that food and cosmetic manufacturers can legally hide from us... ...and much more.
Who is Anthony Jay? Anthony grew up in rural Minnesota.He went to college at Ave Maria University, Florida, and earned a B.A. with a double major in Biology and Theology and a double minor in Chemistry and Classics. It was in college where he began researching inhibitors of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and where he also acquired a unique reputation as the founder of the University Shark Fishing Club. After college, Dr. Jay began working in an Alzheimer’s disease lab in Boston for the U.S. Veteran’s Affairs. Next, Dr. Jay earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, researching different types of fats and cholesterol. Today, Dr. Jay continues to lead the “AJ Consulting Company”, which he founded in 2010, where he predominantly analyzes DNA for high performing individuals. In addition, Dr. Jay is the President of the “International Medical Research Collaborative”, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that trains and educates medical students and doctors from around the globe within American hospitals and labs. Working within the medical and research systems, Dr. Jay has become disenchanted with many aspects of the “conventional” medical and research culture in America and has become vocal about these problems and passionate about strategies for mental and physical health optimization and disease prevention.Dr. Jay is also an expert on artificial estrogen chemicals and recently published Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You, Fat, Sick, and Infertile. Dr. Jay has other upcoming books as part of this book series called “Chagrin & Tonic” and a YouTube channel under that name, all focused on simplifying important scientific ideas
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-Why Anthony is concerned about two things I use before I go to bed at night (lavender and cannabis)...[6:10 & 10:18]
-Whether licorice can increase estrogen or decrease testosterone...[14:35]
-Which types of plants are the most estrogenic, and whether those plants be processed in such a manner such as fermentation, that decreases the estrogens...[17:40 & 22:15]
-The little known estrogenic fungus ZEA and why Anthony talks about it in his book...[30:20]
-Why you need to be careful with any soap that creates high amounts of "suds"...[39:50]
-How a plastic can be BPA free but still be estrogenic...[42:40]
-What the chemical atrazine has to do with turning male frogs into female "princesses"...[46:20]
-How infertility and obesity issues caused by estrogens can actually be passed on to future generations...[53:15]
-Anthony's top strategies to detox ourselves from estrogens, and how long it takes...[57:10]
-And much more...
Resources from this episode: -Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile -Why Lavender Won't Give Your Boys Man Boobs -Do Phytoestrogens Raise Estrogens and Modulate Cancer Risk? -Ben's "How To Detox Your Home" article -Ben's podcast about "OralIV" -Zach Bush's "Restore" product for mitigating the effects of glyphosate -My article on hacking an infrared sauna
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