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Viagra use causes infertility, says study; statins interfere with sex hormones

Tuesday, May 18, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: prescription drugs, strength training, physical fitness


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The irony is hard to miss: men who take Viagra may be shooting blanks according to new research conducted at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Viagra, it seems, causes sperm cells to premature release digestive enzymes that normally break down the wall of the egg. As a result, sperm from men who take Viagra can no longer fertilize eggs as effectively.

In the United States and around the world, men who suffer from obvious nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances caused by statin drugs, and an alarming lack of physical exercise are increasingly turning to Viagra to restore their youthful sexual performance. But I've got news for all Viagra fans: healthy men keep it up well into their 70's and 80's without Viagra. If you're drooping at age 40, you are suffering from some rather serious health problems, and prescription drugs are probably part of the problem. Taking statins, for example, interferes with your body's ability to create cholesterol. And cholesterol is the raw ingredient out of which sex hormones are manufactured. By taking statins, you're effectively blocking your sex hormones and practically guaranteeing you'll stay limp!

Lack of physical fitness is another big factor: men who exercise regularly (and especially those who engage in strength training) rarely have performance problems. That's because exercise generates natural hormones that keep you youthful and able.

To anyone who thinks they need Viagra, I have alternative advice: you need to change your diet, get off prescription drugs, and start strength training. Don't take one drug (Viagra) to treat the problems caused by another drug (statins). Instead, get back to the fudamentals of good health (nutrition and fitness) to restore the performance you had when you were in your 20's.


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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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