Estrogen

Excess of estrogen is responsible for a vast number of health problems.

It is one of the main cause of prostate enlargement, prostate cancer, and heart disease in men and a big risk factor for breast cancer in women.

In women, estrogen dominance can cause:

  • Weight gain
  • Headache
  • Osteoporosis
  • Night sweat
  • Mood swing
  • Fatigue
  • Low libido
  • etc..

Testosterone/estrogen levels in men:

With age and lifestyle, testosterone levels decline while estrogen levels increase (especially the two most dangerous and potent estrogens-estrone and estradiol) due to the conversion of testosterone to unwanted estrogen.

 Not surprisingly, high levels of estrogen usually correspond to low levels of testosterone. This is called andropause.

A man over 50 years old, litterally has more estrogen than his postmenopausal wife, scary? isn’t it?

Excess estrogen works in a vicious cycle, it promotes fat around the waist, and belly fat produces even more estrogen.

In men, estrogen dominance can cause:

  • Weight gain
  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Prostate issues
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Increased bodyfat
  • Gynecomastia
  • Mood
  • etc
  • To be healthy, we need an optimal ratio of good to bad estrogen metabolites ( 4 hydroxysestrone versus 16 hydroxyestrone)

    Good ratio will:

    • Improve breast health
    • Improve prostate health
    • Improve cardiovascular health
    • Decrease the risk of getting cancer

    How my 8 principles can restore estrogen levels?

    Foods and other factors that can disturb estrogen balance:

    • Sugar
    • Fat-free foods
    • Margarine
    • Processed foods
    • Excess alcohol
    • Lack of exercise
    • Obesity

    Foods,  factors and medicine that balance estrogen

    • Healthy fats
    • Weight loss
    • Anti-aromatase like arrimidex ( for men)

     

    Testing the ratio of 16-hydroxyestrone to 2-hydroxyestrone in men and women should be done, if they:

    • Are fat around the belly or overweight
    • Are over 50 years old
    • Have bad eating habit ( processed food, use plastic container, eat non grassfed meat…)
    • Have sedentary life ( smoking, alcohol, lack of sport..)

    A good lifestyle personal trainer will teach you what foods and what supplements that promote ideal estrogen metabolism, like:

    Consider having a urine tests that measure 16-hydroxyestrone and 2-hydroxyestrone.

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