Stabilizing Male Hormones
Stabilizing male hormones does not have to be difficult or costly but, it should be at the top of the priority list of every man. It doesn’t matter if you are exercising and eating well if your hormones are not where they should be you are suffering in one way or another. Sadly, sometimes the damage is not palpable and the sufferer ignores it until it has been going on for so long that something significantly impactful happens (physiological, emotional, mental).
Yes, there are options like what we do here at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic where you can obtain a prescription for bio-identical hormones but, before anyone jumps into a Testosterone Therapy or an HGH therapy they should above all attempt to increase their endocrine production naturally. See, once you start participating in hormone therapy, your body’s endocrine system has to work less, since your doing all the work for it. You only want to get to that point once your body is no longer able to produce ample amounts on its own. This happens to the great majority of us around the age of 30. Unfortunately, as toxins and pollutants continue to bombard our society, that age number continues to drop. This is where the importance of stabilizing male hormones comes in.
The Endocrine System: 101
Before we get into the art of stabilizing male hormones through smoothies, it’s important to have some basic understanding of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is made up of a collection of glands. These include the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid and adrenal glands as well as the pancreas. Several tissues of the other organ systems also contain hormone-secreting glands and function as part of the endocrine system. These include the:
- bone marrow
- adipose (fat) tissue
The Problem with Problems of the Endocrine System
The effects of hormone disruption in the body can range from bothersome to deadly. While hormonal changes can result from birth or genetic defects, others can be caused by:
Any overproduction, underproduction or shift in the balance of hormone levels can interfere with normal physical function. Issues in the endocrine glands are often responsible for hormonal imbalances, and because hormones work along with other body systems, endocrine disorders often surface in other organs. On the other hand, hormonal problems can also be a symptom of non-endocrine diseases. You can understand why it’s so important to check your hormones to ensure that they are where they are supposed to be. Stabilizing male hormones is more than just about sex, it has to do with your whole quality of life.
Best Nutriment for Men
There are a lot of wonderful foods that not only taste delicious but are actually extremely beneficial to us men in particular due to the fact that they are rich in specific nutrients our bodies need in order to optimize some specific tissues and functionalities.
- Tomatoes, watermelon, and grapefruit
These foods contain large amounts of lycopene – an antioxidant known to protect against prostate cancer.
- Know that there is very little bioavailability to raw tomatoes. You will get the most nutritional compounds out of cooked tomatoes. Try a real, authentic tomato soup for maximum nutrient absorption.
- Pumpkin seeds, spinach, sunflowers
These all contain high levels of zinc, the mineral known to boost immunity, especially in the prostate region. Zinc is also known to raise testosterone levels in men, which improves the sex drive.
- Hazelnuts, dark leafy greens (kale, chard, spinach), sweet potatoes
All contain large amounts of various B vitamins, which are known to boost testosterone levels.
- Lean Meats
Lean cuts of beef and pork are packed with protein and have only a little more fat than chicken breast. Red meat is also a good source of leucine, an amino acid that helps build muscle.
- Fatty Fish
They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids. These protect against heart disease, the top killer of men in America.
Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food. Zinc is an essential micronutrient for prostate health: Low levels of zinc are associated with fertility issues and prostate disease.
- Maca Powder
Maca is rich in vitamin B, vitamin C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. It works very well to help level out hormones and as such, it promotes sexual function. Helps with mood, energy, and assists with restoring red blood cells.
- Maca Powder should not be taken in excess. Too much can negatively impact your hormones levels.
~ 1x to 2x tbsp. will suffice.
- Be very cautious if you have cancer-related to hormones like testicular and ovarian, among others.
- If you have liver issues or high blood pressure, you should ask your doctor before taking maca.