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Natural ways to help reduce estrogen and improve testosterone levels:

  • Lose weight – More importantly, lose body fat. Excess body fat is linked to excess estrogen.
  • Short, intense exercise – 8 repetitions totaling a 20 min. routine with strength training increases testosterone and reduces estrogen. Proceed with caution and under the direction of a medical professional!
  • Consume ZINC – Foods such as cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts), shellfish, lean meat, nuts and beans.  These are shown to regulate estrogen and increase testosterone.
  • Avoid environmental estrogens – It’s impossible to avoid all environmental estrogens. However, avoiding meat products from animals raised with synthetic hormones is a good place to start. Plastic food wraps or food containers can leach estrogen into food. Shampoos and toiletries that contain parabens also include estrogens. Avoid these products when possible.
  • Reduce soy and flax products – Both are very high in phyto-estrogens. Many scientists believe that foods containing these products increase estrogen levels.
  • Reduce or eliminate alcohol intake – Alcohol interferes with liver and kidney function, which in turn affects the body’s ability to regulate estrogen, testosterone and growth hormone.
  • Limit or eliminate sugar and processed foods from your diet; increase healthy fats – mono and polyunsaturated as well as healthy saturated fats; vitamin D supplementation up to 8,000 iu. daily; reduce stress (cortisol) and get a good night’s sleep.

4 oral supplements that help reduce estrogen and enhance testosterone levels:

  1. Zinc Orotate
  2. Resveratrol derived from grape skin.
  3. DIM
  4. Calcium-D-Glucarate

Continue reading “Effective ways to reduce estrogen and INCREASE TESTOSTERONE” »

There are a lot of questions, concerns and confusion regarding HRT (hormone replacement therapy).  Some of these questions are:  What types of HRT are there?  Is it safe?  Am I a candidate for therapy and how do I find out?   How, when and where do I start?

Two of the most common types of HRT that we sometimes don’t associate with hormone replacement is:  1. Insulin for diabetes.  2. Thyroid medication for thyroid gland abnormalities.  Another well known therapy is:  Estrogen and progesterone used primarily as female hormone replacement.

Two forms of hormone replacement that have contributed to very positive and profound changes for many individuals:

  1. TRT (testosterone replacement therapy), used in both men and women.
  2. GHT (growth hormone therapy), also used in men and women.

Continue reading “Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) – Is it for me?” »

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