This topic is becoming a not-so-well-kept secret: Excess fat around your belly is a hormone factory that includes estrogen. Yes, this means that the more fat you are carry around, the more estrogen dominant you will become.
Estrogen Dominance in Men – Yup, in Men!
Forget all the fancy commercials about drugs for erectile dysfunction, all the poppycock about penis enlargement, and any other simple-minded approach to making ‘manly’ things work right. The underlying issue is estrogen dominance. And if you are too fat, then you are making yourself worse.
A Couple of Solutions
Of course, everything that you can do to get rid of belly fat is going to be helpful. That is the man theme of this blog. However, you may still reach a plateau and get stuck before you reach your ideal fat composition. I’m going to give you two crucial and overlooked solutions that men either don’t know about or refuse to act on.
Number 1. The first solution is to address your estrogen dominance with a key hormone supplement. (I know, that sounds weird for men). You can do this directly by a daily intake of 10 mg of progesterone, which is the key hormone for opposing estrogen. Women have known about this for decades. This is a significant part of Hormone Replacement Therapy. However, progesterone is a hormone that we men must have in balance, too. The main difference is that men require about half as much as women, so progesterone supplements have been designed for men.
I have been supplementing with progesterone for a few months now, and I already feel the influence on my sleep, energy level, and even my workout results. Several companies make excellent products. The best ones, based on what I see as sound biochemical reasons, are in creams that are delivered in pump dispensers. You can certainly find one at your local nutrition store. Or you can see the products that I have selected as the best at my store site, Doctors Nutrition Center. (Just look at the list of products under Men’s Hormone Balance.)
Number 2. Human Growth Hormone. Forget about what you read regarding professional athletes and the misuse of HGH. The most important thing to know is that this is the master hormone. Your your testosterone and other steroid hormones will go back into balance when your HGH levels increase to youthful levels.
If you are so fortunate as to have an anti-aging doctor who gives you HGH injections, then have at it. For the rest of us, HGH levels respond to certain amino acid supplements, foods, sleep patterns, and types of exercise workouts. I’ve addressed some of these in the final installment of my report, “5 Steps to a Slimmer and Healthier You.” If you haven’t got your copy yet, do so by subscribing my Belly Fat Science News.
You can also get some good perspective on natural ways to stimulate HGH at my anti-aging page at HerbScientist.com. It is a great place to get started.
All the best in natural health,