The devastating truth about a class of chemicals called "estrogenics" and how your daily exposures can cause weight gain, depression, infertility and many other exploding health problems.
In this book, Anthony Jay, biochemistry PhD and president of an international medical non-profit, offers a clear and fascinating look at:
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I liked how this book ramped up. It started with some basic stuff and listing artificial estrogens. Then it got more and more interesting. Fat storage in WHALES from estrogen waste in oceans comes to mind.... Chapter 9 was my favorite about inheritance of health problems. I've never heard ANYTHING like this!
Interesting how SOY and FLAX have more than 100,000 micrograms of phytoESTROGEN and all other plants have less than 1,000 (except may lavender and cannabis, I'm not sure). In chapter 8, it was also new to me to see how gut bacteria can break some of these more "natural" estrogens down, unlike phthalates, etc.
The energy was excellent and the feeling was there, even though Anthony Jay is obviously not a professional audiobook producer - I appreciated that HE read it and put so much feeling into the story
Laugh out louds on every chapter, for real
I'll be interested to see what pro athletes think of this book as it becomes bigger and bigger. It is clearly an athletic edge to avoid fake estrogen and this book is a force to be reconned with
What I loved about Estrogeneration is that Anthony Jay does NOT care about corporate or political backlash. He tells the story of artificial estr0gens like. it. is. I'd listen again, not just because the audiobook has so much science I couldn't even take it all down in my EverNote, but because it was entertaining.
This wasn't a novel (thank God!) but it has "characters". I would say the ANTAGONISTS were the estrogenics, the "Evil Ten". The PROTAGONIST is you, Anthony Jay and his early college life, and - most of all - your future children and grandchildren!!!
100%. There was extremely dense information here with NO FILLER but it was fun enough I could listen to the entire book in one sitting.
xoxoxo = this book
I rarely/never say "I would listen to a health/science/wellness audiobook again" but in this case it's different. The craft of this book is amazing! 3 Parts = (1) identifying artificial estrogens and where they are (it's WORSE than you think!), (2) illustrating major health problems with over 500 excellent scientific references - I bought a paperback version of this book because I wanted to utilize some of those references for my podcast I host (3) showing how obesity, breast cancer, and infertility can be PASSED to future generations AND explaining in detail how to avoid these estrogenics using Gold, Silver, and Bronze Level avoidance plans.
The study showing polar bears, whale blubber, and sea otter brains have high levels of parabens - because these estrogenics are circulating around the globe and causing major health problems in wildlife species, just like they do in humans - was the most eye opening thing I've seen in a long time. This stuff should be front page news but it seems that corporations are burying the information because they make loads of money on these artificial chemicals. I thought the author, Anthony Jay, did an incredible job illustrating the bias and spin within professional science. It was not angry or bitter, just saying calling a spade a spade. Basically, all of Chapter 3 of Estrogeneration was about this scientific spin. It included, btw, quote from the amazing Marcia Angel, whose books I recommend you read. Marcia Angel was the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and resigned after 20 years because companies were basically "sponsoring" research studies to find certain results and spin products as "healthy". Like soy. Anthony Jay does an amazing job working this all into Estrogeneration.
I love how Victor and Anthony found some pristine mountain lake and caught "estrogenic-free fish". Hilarious stories.
I think Dr. Jay will get a lot of "fake" negative reviews and "trumped up" bad press about this book because he shows REAL problems with SOY, BIRTH CONTROL, PLASTICS and other mega money makers. Don't be fooled. I am subscribing to his YouTube "Chagrin & Tonic" channel today and literally cannot wait until his next book comes out in this Chagrin & Tonic Series. I'm pumped.
There is so much information here AND probably 1/10th is stories so I would DEFINITELY listen to this audiobook multiple times. I'll probably revive this book once per year or so but mostly I'm spreading the word to my friends!
When I learned that FAT, CANCER, AND INFERTILITY can be PASSED TO FUTURE GENERATIONS, I was in shock. Epigenetics seems to be the future of medicine and personal health and Anthony Jay definitely has a keen insight in this area, without making it boring or getting too technical. Excellent!!
Recognizing these top 10 artificial estrogens in our environment really expanded my mind. Shoot - I didn't even realize BPA was "estrogenic"! Now I understand why BPA is so terrible for our health, along with so many other chemicals!!
I tell all my friends about this book. It SOLVES all of our modern diseases and the explosion of diseases like allergies (up 75% since 1980), infertility (up 100% since 1980), obesity (up 150% since 1980), AND breast cancer (up 250% since 1980). Avoid estrogenics!
Aspects of this book compare to "Born to Run". It has a lot of fun stories that connect to the main theme, without being overly scientific.
Since this book is read by the author, Anthony Jay, you can tell where he is most passionate and excited
Read his dedication. It will crack you up. It's a good example of the entire book.
EXCELLENT book!! I can't say enough about how excellent this book was because the readability and the depth of information - a tricky thing to balance - done PERFECTLY HERE!!!
Simple, easy to read. But this is just the start. Deep, fascinating, new, funny. I hear things like "we live to old age on average, our society must be healthy!" but Dr. Jay does an excellent job showing (1) 250% increase in breast cancer, (2) rises in allergies, (3) rises in infertility, (4) 33% of America is overweight, and ALL OF THESE ISSUES CONNECT TO ESTROGENICS!!!
I appreciate the pure enjoyment and fun that Dr. Jay finds in his life and how well he communicates this love of nature, fishing, and adventure
This book certainly made me LAUGH many times, which shocked me. How can you discuss breast cancer but still be tasteful AND funny? Dr. Jay can.
Overall, the book was amazing, content was new and enlightening, and I appreciated that the author read the book. Dr. Jay added a lot of interesting enthusiasm and pace changes. He also has a talent for pronouncing huge science words. I would have liked to hear the APPENDIX included in this audiobook, since it appears to be a short summary of all the top 10 estrogenics, but I'm still giving 5-starts because the book was so overwhelmingly good.
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