If you dream of 6-pack abs but instead suffer from an abdominal “spare tire” that won’t go away, it may be due to hormonal imbalances more than anything else, according to new research.
Extra abdominal “belly fat” can indicate a number of hormonal imbalances including high estrogen levels, low testosterone, low DHEA (a hormone from the adrenal glands), high insulin and high cortisol. All of which are bad for men and their virility.
Testosterone is what separates the men from the boys.
It is also the primary sex hormone that determines male sex characteristics and also responsible for increased muscle mass, bone mass, libido, potency and sperm production in the body.
Anything to do with being male and male virility is some way or another linked to testosterone.
Any man looking to increase their virility, strength, stamina or libido should play close attention to their own testosterone levels.
You are not alone.
There are over 40 million Americans who have a chronic sleep disorder or suffer from lack of sleep.
For sleep deprived men, a new study finds that skipping sleep can drastically lower testosterone levels in healthy guys in as little as one week.
The recent study funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute found testosterone levels dropped significantly in men who did not get enough sleep – A drop equivalent to 10-15 years worth of aging.
Not only was lack of sleep linked to reduce libido and T levels, it was linked to lower energy levels, poorer concentration, fatigue and decrease muscular strength.
The team of researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center found that men who slept less than 5 hours a night for over a week had lower testosterone than when fully rested.
You won’t find manly men eating licorice. Period.
It has nothing to do with the taste. In fact licorice is a very popular candy and flavor additive used around the world in many products.
Even before it was used in candy and breath fresheners, licorice was used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This is because licorice has some some very specific physiological properties.
Licorice Kills Male Virility
When it comes to your drinking water, chances are you never really considered that estrogen was there to begin with.
But the facts are in; the presence of estrogen and estrogen related compounds in your drinking water is more than likely, especially if you prefer to have yours bottled.
With the effect of estrogen ravaging men’s sexuality and psyche, it should be obvious that you would want to remove it-but the question now is; how do I?
You may want to think twice after reading this.
A study conducted by the Goethe University of Frankfurt and German Federal Institute of Hydrology found over 24,000 chemicals in bottled water (now it is worth mentioning that in the United States, tap water is better regulated than bottled water).
In this study, even more disturbing were many of the chemicals found in bottled water have also been shown to be endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) such as di(2-ethylhexyl) fumarate, or DEHF.
Unlike bisphenoal-A (BPA) an estrogen-mimicking chemical used in the production of many plastic products (which is already banned in many countries), the chemical DEHF found in bottled water is completely unregulated.
Researchers in this study found 13 of the 18 bottled water products tested exhibited “significant” anti-estrogenic activity, while 16 of the 18 samples were found to inhibit the body’s androgen receptors by up to 90%.
This is very bad news for men.
According to the latest data, as many as 1 in 4 men currently suffer from low testosterone levels. Low testosterone is a condition which robs men of their drive, virility, manliness and overall sexual health.
Fortunately there are many simple and effective methods to get your testosterone levels back to normal.
Consider for a moment how many times during an average day we come in contact with plastic.
It is used to in containers to hold our cold and hot beverages, it is used to store our hot and cold foods, many consumer goods and pretty much most of what we touch or expose ourselves daily to is made from plastic and it is harming our health.
The manufacturing process of many of these plastics includes the use of a popular industrial chemical called BPA (Bisphenol A). Recent animal trial in the Journal of Biomedical Research shows that low dosages of BPA were found to result in significantly lower sperm counts and reduce the production of important sex hormones (such as FSH) in the adult male rats.
This is only one of many studies which illustrate the negative impact this chemical has on our male reproductive health. Our exposure to BPA is so wide spread that in a recent study, it is estimated that 93% of American’s have detectable levels of BPA in their bodies.
Fortunately, there are a number simple to follow steps which can reduce your exposure to BPA and its negative effects.
What do you do when the cashier hands you a paper receipt?
For many of us, we just stuff it into in our wallet or pants pocket without a second thought.
According to a new study, BPA (still used in the manufacturing of many cash register paper receipts) is transferred from the paper to the skin even after only handling it for only a few seconds.
In the Amazon regions of Bolivia, researchers from the University of California studied a group of tribesman called the Tsimane to determine if non-competitive activities had any effect on testosterone levels.
What they wanted to know was if competition or the activity itself had the greatest effect on increasing testosterone levels.
They sampled saliva testosterone levels before and after men playing a competitive game of soccer and chopping wood.
The results came back with a whopping 48.% percent increase in testosterone levels for the men chopping wood.
For the men playing soccer, their testosterone levels only rose 17%.
The results came back with a whopping 48.% percent increase in testosterone levels for the men chopping wood
Lifting heavy things, such as the effort needed to swing a weighed stick has offered men throughout the ages an excellent form of exercise, and in some cases a weapon of self-defense.
Not only has this type of exercise been shown to naturally boosted T levels, but also responsible for building lean muscle and sculpting an amazing physique.
Here are 3 weird “weighted stick” exercises to help boost your natural T levels and build an amazing physique: