There are a growing number of chemicals produced in our environment that have a serious impact on your hormone balance. Our innate Human Detoxification System has simply not evolved yet to the point of being able to handle the volume of toxins we are exposed to in the air, the water, our food supply and by exposure to pathogens like viruses, bacteria and fungi. There are chemicals in the environment that mimic hormones and will compete with our natural hormone system and cause major imbalances.
Toxins tend to congregate by the DNA that is housed in the mitochondria of your cells making them vulnerable. And mitochondria produce sex steroid hormones. And in turn sex hormones (like testosterone and estrogen) support the health of mitochondria in hormone responsive cells.
In addition to educating yourself on the most important toxins to avoid, I recommend taking action daily to support the Human Detoxification System. Daily use of glutathione and vitamin C, leafy organic greens, and remineralized water (1/2 your body weight in ounces of water) are a wise first step, along with exercise and rest. Take care of your mitochondria, and your hormone system, and in turn you will have more energy, better sex, improved mood and sense of purpose, and a far greater quality of life.