10 simple tips to increase testosterone. This might be hard to swallow, but are men being attacked by estrogen? I'm not talking about when you get dragged out to watch some damn Nicholas Sparks film. I'm talking about the hormone - estrogen. It's been a long time coming, but I'm about to blow the lid off of the low testosterone issue. This might be uncomfortable, you may even get your knees dirty, but open up wide and let me give you what you deserve...the truth. It's time to Man Up.
Hey bros, Ever wonder where all the men are? I’m #thebreastdoc and I’ve been educating our sisters on #honesthormones! Why, you may ask, am I telling you this? The answer is simple: You’re not immune. Testosterone, like estrogen, is widely misunderstood by the majority of the medical community, and that’s why low T is being called a “new” health disorder and is currently on the rise.
We’ve been lied to, but I am here to tell you the truth so you can regain your strength.
Being an Alaskan girl, I adore a “man’s man” and want to assist keeping men burly. I touch on this subject, The Vanishing Men (The Feminization of the Male Species), in chapter six of my groundbreaking book, Breast Cancer Boot Camp-Dr. Hobbins’s Thermography Revolution. I use several examples from scientists observing the male species disappearing in the animal kingdom -- absolutely fascinating stuff and is reflection of what is happening to you.
Some of you may be aware that breast cancer is increasing in women AND in men. The American Cancer Society has noted a 0.9 percent rise in male breast cancer from 1975-2006 and cite the reasons as “unknown.” Well, the reasons aren’t unknown – read on.
Testicles have decreased in size by a third since the early 1900s. Seriously guys, that should scare the hell out of you! Along with rising sterility and testicular cancer, you should be questioning what is causing these detrimental increases in men's health. It is all tied to the rising levels of environmental estrogens. Breast cancer is theoretically more rare in men than in women, simply because you have higher levels of testosterone than women. But what if you have low testosterone? Read on how to effectively reduce estrogen, raise testosterone levels and to avoid Low T myths!
It’s true, guys – menopause is a real thing, it’s male menopause. Symptoms are low testosterone, low libido, increased body fat, loss of muscle, reduced strength, decreased bone density, tender breasts, hot flashes, decreased energy, changes in sleep patterns, depression, emotional changes such as a decrease in motivation or self-confidence or concentration/memory. This is usually caused by increase in environmental estrogens. Increase testosterone by becoming estrogen free®.
The sex talk
Low sex drive is a surefire sign of low T in both men and women. Since I research the effects of hormones with thermography with my patients, we always eventually circle back to sex. Yup, I discuss sex all day and how to improve it. (I love my job). If you want to improve your passion (libido), it’s easy: raise your testosterone levels.
First, I need to take you guys back to school. That’s a good thing – an educated man is attractive! If you are bored with facts and just want the meat, scroll down to the tips below.
So, let’s get the facts straight. Doctors tell men all the time that the male hormone, testosterone, can biosynthesize, or change into estrogen. It’s technically not true. Testosterone can theoretically be biosynthesized into estrogen with manipulation, but this must be accomplished in a lab. Testosterone cannot turn into estrogen and estrogen cannot turn into testosterone naturally in the body.
Let's review hormones. Think of a fork with three tines. The handle or source of all the sex hormones is cholesterol. From the source, each of the sex hormones are created: one tine is estrogen, the second is progesterone and the third is testosterone. All similar and all from the same source, which is an alteration of the cholesterol molecule – so it’s possible to manipulate these similar hormones by removing or altering an OH group in a lab, but it doesn’t just happen naturally in our bodies.
Another argument is that the adrenals will create hormones. This is true, but ONLY in case of an emergency, if our ovaries or testes are damaged. For example when a man is castrated he can still grow a beard, this is due to the emergency backup, the adrenals. If the ovaries and testes are working fine, the body is functioning correctly and the adrenals will not interfere. The body knows best, it will not make excess hormones in the adrenals, unless you have a rare disease.
William B. Hobbins M.D., my mentor and renown breast surgeon, has used testosterone to shrink breast cancer tumors since the ’70s. He’s also treated prostate cancer with estrogen. These are examples of what’s called an endocrine antagonist. The theory is that when testosterone is reduced in a male with elevated PSA and he is treated with estrogen (an antagonist to testosterone), PSA will drop to zero. Estrogen blocks the testosterone to diminish its effect on the prostate. Now in the case of breasts, Dr Hobbins has used testosterone therapy in metastasized recurrent breast cancer and was able to shrink tumors. Just as estrogen is used to block testosterone in prostate cancer, the testosterone will block the estrogen in the female breast in the case of breast cancer. If testosterone changed into estrogen this would cause the breast cancer to actually grow and possibly mestastize, not shrink it.
An interesting fact is that when you treat prostate cancer with estrogen, men experience a side effect called gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts. Basically, the guys’ breasts stimulated from the excess estrogen, causing breast tissue growth AKA Man Boobies. This is how excess estrogen can lead to breast cancer and low testosterone in men.
This same circumstance is evident in transgender supplementation; most doctors who specialize in these procedures can substantiate the fact that testosterone cannot biosynthesize into estrogen. When women want to become men, they inject extremely high amounts of testosterone to shrink their breasts. The opposite is true when men want to become women, as they inject high doses of estrogen for breast growth.
The argument that testosterone can change into is estrogen is due to an enzyme called armotase. There is a drug for breast cancer patients that is supposed to block this enzyme. Armotase Inhibitors (AIs). Since we specialize in monitoring breast cancer treatments with thermography we have never been able to prove this drug works. And I have just explained why, with basic physiology.
Testosterone FACTS not phallacies– the estrogen-free® list
1. Supplement with testosterone.
If you have low T the easiest way to raise it is with bio-identical testosterone. Apply it directly to the shaft because this is where testosterone receptors are located. There are no receptors in your thighs or abdomen. Applying it to these areas is a waste of your time, product and money. There are certain receptors that correspond with certain tissues. Testosterone, estrogen and progesterone are sex hormones and correspond to the corresponding sex organs/glands. There are no receptors in the skin for sex hormones as they are not needed. Don’t stress – as we’ve already explained, testosterone won’t magically become estrogen.
Most Americans are consuming estrogen and don’t even realize it, hence the rise in Low T. Become estrogen free® to increase testosterone. It is that simple. However, it is required to be monitored by a doctor since testosterone therapy may increase risk of prostate cancer. Better safe than sorry and keep an eye on your levels.
2. Avoid “natural” estrogen blockers
Check out this video which will change your mind about estrogen blockers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krxc4Stea_g
These products sound effective, but actually don’t work at all! I monitor several hundred breast cancer patients with thermography and I have never seen a decrease in vascularity or risk with these products; in fact, many increase risk their risks with these ineffective products. I consult a lot of gym rats who buy this crap, don’t waste your money! Watch the video to see with your own eyes. By using testosterone and/or being estrogen-free® you are decreasing your estrogen levels, you don’t need to block them. Just stop using what is causing the problem, estrogen.
3. Avoid hormones in food
Did you know the hormone they use to fatten livestock IS estrogen? Estrogen causes weight gain, that is why they choose that hormone. If your girlfriend ever went on The Pill you now know why she packed on the extra 10 pounds. That is why you need to eat organic to avoid raising estrogen levels.
Avoid Non-organic meats – beef, chicken, turkey, and pork.
Avoid Non-organic dairy – milk, cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese.
4. Avoid plant estrogens
The most surprising sources of estrogen are plant estrogens, which many believe are weak or insignificant. However, weak or not they’re still a hormone, and plant estrogens have the same effect as any other: they stimulate our receptors increasing estrogen levels in the body causing low T. Don’t let your crunchy hippie girlfriend convince you to eat these “healthy” alternatives. Think flax and soy are “natural” and "safe," read this blog:
“The Flax Fairytale ~ F* Flax and the Horse it Rode In On.” http://abreastboutique.com/blogs/breast-darn-thermography-blog-ever-this-aint-your-mothers-breast-screening/17883365-the-flax-fairytale-f-flax-and-the-horse-it-rode-in-on
Flax – oil, seeds, crackers, chips, cereal and milk (flax is 20 times stronger than soy).
Soy – tofu, edamame, fermented soy, cereal, milk, cheese and meats
Eggs labeled Omega 3 (flax) and fed soy
Garbanzo beans or chick peas
Sesame - oil, crackers or bread
Multigrain bread, crackers and cereal
5. Avoid supplements with soy
Many of you are supplementing and most contain the plant estrogen soy. Soy is a cheap emulsifier but, using it in your supplements increase weight gain, especially around the abdomen and lowers testosterone. Wanna be rock hard? Dump soy!
6. Avoid plastic, BPA Free products and toxic products
You all know BPA contains an endocrine disruptor. However, ALL petrochemical products contain a xenohormone or a commercial grade estrogen, raising levels in your body. BPA free products contain BSA which recently has been found to be toxic, too. Stick with glass and stainless steel, especially when freezing or heating food. Don’t cook with Teflon and rubber, which are also toxic when heated.
BPA free containers
Rubber cooking materials
Canned food – BPA in lining
7. Avoid tap, bottled water, reverse osmosis and filtered water
Tap and filtered water contain medical waste. Yup, you are drinking everyone’s Prozac, Lipitor and more importantly, for your hormone balance, HRTs (hormone replacement therapy) and BCPs (birth control pills). Check out this blog for more information and to find special filtration systems: “Drink it Up ~ 5 Reasons Why Your Alkaline Water Isn’t Hydrating You and is Loaded with Hormones.”
Filtered water – Britta, Pur etc.
Reverse osmosis filtration
8. Avoid non-organic skin care and household products
As mentioned above all products that contain petro chemicals contain commercial grade estrogens. This includes your laundry soap, deodorant and shampoo etc.
9. Avoid some essential oils
What I am also seeing with my thermographic research is that some essential oils are plant estrogens, too, and may be found in organic products also. Avoid placing these plant estrogens on skin daily, limited use is fine.
Tea tree oil
10. Avoid hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial soaps
Triclosan, the active ingredients, is another endocrine disruptor. Ditch the and hand sanitizer and wipes!
It’s time to Man Up!
If you know what is causing your hormone imbalance then you can do something about it. I’ve kept it simple for you in the list above. Save the bros! Stop using these estrogenic products and reclaim your vigor and stamina.
Made with heaps of love, insurmountable work, oodles of research, the usual blood, sweat, tears, and of course sacrifice of my social life and a few minor melt downs. #thebreastdoc Wendy Sellens DAOM WABT-BTI ~ THE No BS Breast Thermologist
Wendy Sellens is a Chinese medical doctor, breast thermologist, thermography and hormone researcher and protégé to William B. Hobbins M.D., one of the original mammography researchers, leading researcher in thermography and renowned breast surgeon. She is following her mentor’s pioneering spirit and is president of the consumer advocacy group the Women’s Academy of Breast Thermography, president of The Pink Bow Breast Thermography Research and Education non-profit, author of “Breast Cancer Boot Camp – Dr. Hobbins’s Thermography Revolution” and creator of the Estrogen Free® lifestyle to dramatically reduce risk of breast cancer and hormonal disorders in the entire family.
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