By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
May 18, 2016
- What’s robbing you of your manhood?
- Why all men should be concerned about estrogens
- Easiest way to get rid of testosterone-zapping estrogen
As men age two things happen. Well, more than two but today the two we’re going to talk about are that testosterone levels decline and estrogen levels rise.
Now, you hear plenty about testosterone. After all, it’s the “manly” hormone. Every man on earth wants more of it.
What men don’t hear nearly enough about are estrogens. And these days, they’re a real problem when it comes to maintaining your virility.
Excess estrogens are often the cause of excess belly fat, loss of muscle strength and the development of breast tissue that people often refer to as “man-boobs.”
Plus, too many of these female hormones circulating in your male body are horrible for your health.
Men with high levels of estrogens are more likely to have plaque build up in their arteries. They have a much greater risk of heart attack… and more than double the chance of a stroke.
To top things off, elevated estrogen levels are potentially linked to the development of prostate cancer.
The question is: where is all of that estrogen coming from and what can you do to get rid of it?
Why ALL Men Should Be Concerned About Estrogens
Every day you’re exposed to feminizing chemicals that mimic estrogen. They’re called “xenoestrogens”.
These are fake estrogens that attach to certain cell receptor sites in your body. When they do that, they end up displacing testosterone. Over time they build up in your system, turning even the most virile man into a memory of his old self.
Now, these estrogen mimics are everywhere today. With more than 80,000 new chemicals manufactured and released into our environment in the last couple of generations, they can be found in plastic baggies and water bottles… in your shampoo and deodorant… they can even get into your body when you handle store receipts (Bisphenol A if you’re interested).
Plus, you’ll also find them in meat and dairy products that come from animals fed growth hormones.
In other words, they’re all over the place. So you’ll be glad to know that there are ways to clear these estrogen mimics from your body to naturally restore your testosterone levels.
Get Rid of Testosterone-Zapping Estrogen
One solution to getting rid of all that testosterone-zapping estrogen is to eat more cruciferous vegetables.
They’re loaded with a compound called diindolylmethane (DIM) along with its precursor, indole-3-carbinol (I3C). These phytonutrients help bind and flush excess estrogen from your body.
You’ll find them in all sorts of veggies. These include:
|bok choy||collard greens||turnips|
|Brussels sprouts||mustard greens||watercress|
This gives you plenty of choices, but there is one caveat…
When choosing your vegetables, make sure to buy organic. Otherwise, you may get even more estrogen mimics from the pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals used on them.
You can also try DIM in supplement form. About 100 mg. daily should do the trick.
I also like a supplement called chrysin. It works to prevent the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. As a result of this blocking action, testosterone levels are raised.
Plus, when you combine it with an extract of black pepper fruit extract called bioperine, chrysin may help reduce estrogen levels even further, with the added benefit of increasing free testosterone levels in as little as one month.
I recommend 150 mg. of chrysin with 5 mg, of bioperene daily.
Zinc is another great supplement to help you maintain your testosterone levels. It helps reduce levels of aromatase, an enzyme that transforms testosterone into estrogen. This leaves more circulating testosterone in your body while lowering levels of estrogen.
For best results, I suggest 30 mg of zinc daily balanced with 2 microgram of copper.
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