Can the male body have too much estrogen? Yes! You see, right inside your fat cells, lives an enzyme called aromatase. The main duty of this substance is to take the testosterone that is in your blood stream and turn it into estrogen. When a male begins to put on weight in all the incorrect places, suffers from prostate enlargement, has mood swings, experiences testicle shrinkage, loses his sex drive, and develops breasts…There is a problem! Men, just because you are aging doesn’t mean you should turn into a sixty year old woman! If this is happening to you, you are producing way too much estrogen! This is not how man was supposed to end up! Unfortunately, many men in this time in history eat too much estrogenic foods, live a sedentary life, and do not protect themselves from exposure to many chemicals. So what do chemicals have to do with estrogen? Xenoestrogens are foreign estrogens. They are estrogen mimickers that effect the estrogen in our bodies and can alter hormone activity. Growing evidence implicates xenoestrogens in a wide range of human and wildlife health problems.
There are some 70,000 registered chemicals having hormonal effects, in addition to being toxic and carcinogenic. The synergistic effects of exposure are well documented, but largely unknown. These substances can increase the estrogen load in the body over time and are difficult to detoxify through the liver.
Here are some symptoms to look for if you suspect too much estrogen in your body.
* Weak Erections
* Testicular Atrophy
* Low Libido
* Enlarged breasts
* Pear shaped body
* Loss of muscle mass
* Enlarged & Painful Nipples
Excessive estrogen also causes numerous health problems in men..
* Hormonal cancers
* Coronary atherosclerosis
* Lethal blood clots
* Peripheral artery disease
* Heart Attack
You are not going to look like this right away, but with the correct diet, and exercising, along with the right visualization techniques…You will be on your way! You will definitely feel sooo much better!
So now, what can you do about it? You need get back into harmony with nature. What does that mean? It means you need to consume testosterone promoting foods, reduce your chemical exposure, and start exercising to get rid of the aromatase soaked fat cells! Do not eat carbs and fats together! Reduce you over all sugar load to your diet. You need to eat enough proteins, fats, and vegetables. Stay away from soy products, meat that has been raised with added hormones, and milk with added hormones.
Some supplements that may help to reduce estrogen, and strengthen testosterone production in the body are:
Maca (Mmmm… Maca)
Eleuthero ( Siberian Ginseng )
A good multiple vitamin for men
Here are a couple of sites you might want to look at:
Or if you like a lot of meat~
Always check with your doctor before taking any herbs or vitamins to see if the interact with any medication.
Have a great day and remember to eat right, exercise, and love others! Namaste, Kathleen