Excess Estrogen and Weight
Chemicals: The Hidden Cause for Belly Fat Gain and Other Disorders in Men
of The Warrior Diet
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you need to know what to do, or you probably will still bloat up and suffer. All
men and women alike are exposed to estrogenic chemicals day by day. Known as xenoestrogens,
they are capable of mimicking estrogen activity in the body. The ongoing assaults
of these chemicals affect the body like excess estrogens, with overwhelming and
sometimes devastating consequences. It is almost impossible to avoid these estrogen
They're in the air, car emissions, detergents, paints,
nail polishes, lotions, soaps, plastics, food and water. Most notable sources
of estrogen chemicals are petroleum based products, pollutants, pesticides, herbicides,
fungicides and plastics.
One may suffer from some of the following
symptoms: weight gain in the waist (belly fat) and other areas that virtually
resist fat burning, allergies, recurring sinus infections, water retention, fatigue
and mood swings, all of which may be symptoms of excess estrogen due to estrogenic
Xenoestrogens are not the only reason for excess
estrogen. Obesity, aging, birth control pills, estrogen replacement drugs
(HRT), anabolic steroids, hormones in meat and dairy, and a poor diet are also
major contributors to excess estrogen and its related disorders in men and women.
estrogen is balanced with other hormones in the body such as progesterone in women
and testosterone in men. A certain hormonal balance must be maintained for
proper metabolic functions. When that hormonal balance is interrupted, disorders
and diseases occur.
most notable sign of aging is the loss of hormones that balance estrogen. With
age, there is also an increased conversion of androgens to estrogen in both sexes,
all of which leaves the body with an excess of renegade estrogen.
perimenopausal women, who initially lose estrogen, suffer from increased levels
of excess estrogen due to the aforementioned reasons.
summary, our "estrogen cup is full". Estrogenic chemicals cause a "spill
over" effect in the form of excess estrogen and its related disorders.
and Other Disorders
"thickening" of women's bodies and the "softening" of men's bodies are often related
to excess estrogen.
When in excess, estrogen promotes the growth
of estrogen sensitive tissues, leading to an increased size of adipose (fat) tissues
in the waist, belly and other estrogen sensitive fat tissues: For men, typically
in the belly and chest; for women, in the belly, lower butt, upper thighs and
sometimes in the back of the arms. In some cases, excess estrogen causes feminization
of men's bodies with conditions such as genecomastia.
sensitive fat tissues are also called "stubborn fat" due to their high resistance
to fat burning. Generally, not even diet or exercise can help remove this estrogen
sensitive tenacious fat. Excess estrogen works in a vicious cycle. Estrogen
promotes fat gain, and the enlarged fat tissue produces more estrogen within its
cells, which then promotes more fat gain, and so on.
solution is to attack the core of the problem, which is excess estrogen. Excess
estrogen can lead into overgrowth of other estrogen sensitive tissues such as
the lining of the endometrium (endometriosis), or ovarian fibroids in women, and
the enlargement of the prostate gland in men. If untreated, such conditions can
lead into cancer.
all of the above, it becomes evidently clear that we're living today under an
ever-growing risk to get fatter and sicker due to estrogenic chemicals and other
factors that contribute to excess estrogens.
question is what can be done to lower this risk? How can we defend our lives
against excess estrogen?
against Excess Estrogen
problem of excess estrogen is gradually gaining recognition. However, there
is still much confusion among mainstream nutritionists and medical authorities
as to how to address this problem. In many cases, the problem of excess estrogen
is overlooked or ignored, leaving patients with almost no choice but taking drugs,
which often accelerates the problem, causing severe and even mortal side effects.
solution to excess estrogen requires the means to counterattack estrogen and its
excess in a natural and safe way.
Estrogen isn't one hormone,
but rather a group of hormones and their metabolites. Estrogen hormones and their
metabolites compete with each other on binding to estrogen receptors. Most important,
estrogen can convert into two kinds of metabolites: beneficial and
— one or the other.
The key to defend the body against excess
estrogen is by countering its excess and by shifting its metabolism into producing
beneficial antioxidant, anti-cancerous metabolites, instead of toxic cancer promoting
is now known that certain compounds in plants (belonging to the family of flavonoids
and indoles) can help counter estrogen actions, and defend the body against its
estrogen inhibitors, these compounds work in three different ways:
- Inhibit estrogen
production (bind and de-activate the cytochrome P 450 aromatase enzyme that converts
androgens to estrogen)
estrogen receptors activity
estrogen metabolism to produce beneficial metabolites
lab studies found that estrogen inhibitors work better when combined together.
A stack of estrogen inhibitors have shown to provide a superior defense against
the research on plant estrogen inhibitors is still young, there is a growing amount
of evidence as to the potential benefits of plant compounds (phytonutrients) in
treating metabolic problems, including estrogen related disorders and lowering
the risk for cancer. It is very likely that the human body has been primarily
pre-programmed to be nourished and protected by phytonutrients.
Unfortunately, due to industrial harvesting and processing methods,
food today is often deficient in most beneficial phytonutrients, leaving people
with inadequate nutritional defenses. Estrogen inhibiting phytonutrients are a
major missing link in the diet.
To effectively support a healthy
hormonal system, it is critically important to provide the body with sufficient
amounts of estrogen inhibiting phytonutrients to balance against the overwhelming
surplus of estrogenic food substances and chemicals in the diet.
concept of healthy nutrition should be re-defined. New nutritional guidelines
should direct people on how to incorporate estrogen inhibitors with estrogen promoters
to effectively balance their diets.
compounds in plants, called flavonoids and indoles, are known to possess antioxidant
and anti-cancerous properties. Recent studies reveal that some of these compounds
have the capacity to affect estrogen metabolism, some work as estrogen inhibitors
whereas others work as estrogen promoters.
we live in an "over-estrogenic world," loaded with overwhelming amounts of estrogenic
chemicals, it makes sense to regard estrogen promoters as "bad guys" and estrogen
inhibitors as "good guys."
an ideal world, both anti-estrogenic and pro-estrogenic substances play important
roles in supporting our metabolic system.
to the ever growing problem of estrogen dominance, with an excess of estrogen
chemicals in our lives, it makes sense to regard estrogen promoters as part of
the problem and vice versa, estrogen inhibitors should be regarded as part of
Guys" vs. "Bad Guys"
a nut shell, the "good guys" are estrogen inhibiting compounds in plants (flavonoids
in passiflora, chamomile, bee products, citrus fruits, onion, garlic, and cruciferous
vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and cabbage).
beneficial estrogen modulators are omega 3 fatty acids (N-3), derived from flaxseeds,
hempseeds and fatty fish.
the other side, there are the "bad guys," the estrogen promoters.
list consists of pesticides and herbicides in fruits and vegetables, hormones
in meat and dairy, soy and products high in soy isoflavones, other estrogenic
isoflavones (such as in the herb black cohosh), plastic derivatives in packed
food and water, diets high in animal fat and excessive consumption of omega 6
rich oils (such as canola, corn, safflower and soy oils).
that processing increases the concentration of the already existing estrogenic
compounds in food.
that matter, processed soy products may be more estrogenic than soy beans (edamame).
the same reason, commercially processed milk or whey protein products may be more
estrogenic than regular milk or yogurt, unless they're organic or pesticide free.
compounds are neutral to estrogen. Omega 9 fatty acids (monounsaturated oil) such
as in olive oil, nuts and seeds are neutral and safe to use. To a certain degree,
so are fruits with a peel such as bananas or avocados, which are safer than unpeeled
fruits such as conventional grapes or strawberries.
conclusion, to effectively defend the body against excess estrogen, one should
increase the intake of estrogen inhibiting compounds, and decrease the intake
of estrogen promoting compounds in the diet.
Due to the fact
that the typical diet is low in some estrogen inhibiting nutrients and almost
totally deficient in others, it is highly recommended to supplement with estrogen
inhibitors to cover the bases, and provide the body with sufficient amounts of
to fight back excess estrogen.
It's important to be proactive
and make the right choices of food and supplements. All essential vitamins,
minerals and antioxidants must be provided to support the body's metabolism.
Together with estrogen inhibitors, such nourishment can help enhance the liver's
capacity to detoxify and neutralize excess estrogen, finally creating the right
metabolic environment within the body to get leaner and healthier.
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