Does Your Husband Have Low Testosterone?
Why do men gain weight as they age? The truth is both men and women gain weight for many of the same reasons as they age – poor diet, slower metabolism and changing hormones.
Scientific research has established that there is a correlation between hormones and weight gain. Hormones are, specifically, a chemical that sends messages to all of our other cells, telling those cells what to do. Hormones are responsible for every process within the human body, playing a direct role with brain function, kidney function, the respiratory system and even telling us when to gain or lose weight. The slightest hormonal changes can dramatically impact metabolism. Men who have had healthy diets and lifestyles and still slowly gain weight are probably having problems with their hormones – a sluggish metabolism being among the side effects.
Androgen: Is a hormone that is produced by both men and women; for men it is produced in the testes. This hormone is primarily responsible for the weight gain that is often experienced in the mid-section, aka the “middle-age spread.” When hormone levels become imbalanced, androgen levels tend to increase, causing increased accumulation of fat in and around the belly.
Testosterone: Both men and women also have testosterone, which is produced in the testes in men and in the ovaries for women. Testosterone, the hormone that confers masculinity, declines naturally with age about 1% per year after men hit their 30’s. Any reduction in testosterone levels results in the loss of muscle mass, which is often replaced by mid-section fat. Muscle cells help burn calories and keep the rates of metabolism high. Declining testosterone in men also causes major changes in libido and overall sexual performance. According to a study in The British Medical Journal, men’s testosterone levels have fallen 21% on average over the last half century! That means men today have much less testosterone than their father’s had at the same age. Men are also experiencing a dramatic loss of sperm count. The University of Florida conducted a study on male sperm count for several years. In 1929, the average male sperm count in the US was 100 million per ml. By 1973, the sperm count had dropped to 60 million. In 1980, the count had dropped to 20 million. Imagine what it has dropped to today, over 30 years later. What happened?
The Standard American Diet is killing Testosterone.
The standard American diet is loaded with processed carbohydrates, processed meats, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), hormones, trans fats and genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), all of which have damaging effects on the body and cause major disruption in the natural hormonal balance.
A few simple modifications in your diet can lead to extremely positive health results and naturally balanced hormones.
Here are 7 steps that every man, especially those over the age of 30, should consider to boost their testosterone:
- Eliminate processed foods, HFCS, hormones, trans fats and GMO’s from the diet.
- Rid your body of toxins. Take Dual Support supplement daily
- Eat health fats and protein 5-6 times per day. Start the Amino Diet 90 day body transformation program.
- Start Strength Training Program. Lean muscle promotes the natural production of testosterone.
- Sleep minimum of 7-8 hours/night. Poor sleep kills testosterone production
- Boost Your Hormones. Amino Diet Endocrine Boost supplement supports adrenal glands, thyroid and sex hormones.
- Take Your Fish Oil. EPA/DHA (3000 mg/daily) Fish oil helps decrease SHBG which is a glycoprotein that robs your body of testosterone.
How you feel is just half of the equation. A healthy hormone balance means a healthy body. An imbalance will make you feel sluggish and unmotivated, along with obvious changes in your sex life. By leveling out any hormone imbalance, we can improve or eliminate these health issues and improve your enjoyment of life!
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