Interesting article for men

by RJ

Hello Wray,
Passing this link along to you in case you haven't seen it. I thought it was quite interesting as my husband is increasing with age ;) Estrogen plays a huge, huge part in this and look how they talk about aromatase inhibitors....which progesterone is....imagine that! Hope you are feeling better! God Bless! RJ

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Nov 19, 2013
Interesting article for men
by: Wray

Hi RJ Thanks!!! There is so much contradictory info about testosterone. Most men, and doctors too believe it’s ‘the’ answer to a low Libido. But it appears not to be. There are plenty of studies showing how older men with low testosterone suffer a greater risk of CVD than those with a higher level. None of the studies I’ve read have mentioned a possible link to oestrogen. As men get older their aromatase increases. This enzyme converts available testosterone to oestrogen, so it’s hardly surprising their testosterone goes down and their oestrogen rises. Interestingly men using progesterone find their testosterone goes up. Simply because progesterone is an aromatase inhibitor, so preventing the rise of oestrogen. Plus it suppresses excess oestrogen. See these general papers on the subject, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Factors known to increase aromatase activity include age, obesity, insulin, the gonadotropins LH and FSH, IGF-1 and alcohol. So the best diet is a Ketogenic Diet. It reduces glucose to the barest minimum, which in turn reduces insulin and IGF-1. It will also prevent weight gain and obesity. Of course progesterone suppresses LH and FSH. Plus it prevents the destabilising affect oestrogen has on blood glucose by suppressing that too, see here. If blood glucose is not stable, cravings for sugary foods increase, weight goes up, insulin goes up etc. So use progesterone and don’t eat sugars! Please keep sending me info. And bless you yes, taking time out for myself, by not answering all the queries is helping no end. Take care Wray

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