It’s Not Only Women That Suffer From Sex Hormone Imbalances

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Sex Hormone Imbalance news from my mentor, Dr. Mark Hyman.

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Get your sex hormones back in balance, and these problems usually disappear.

 

Male Hormonal Problems

If you are a man older than age 50, you might be getting flabby and feeling less interested in sex.

Do you see the hair on your legs and chest disappearing?

Are you getting “man boobs”?

If so, you might be low in testosterone, which makes you depressed, unmotivated, and mentally dull.

The solutions are simple:

  • Lose belly fat
  • Build muscle
  • Consider using topical testosterone cream or gel

Female Hormonal Problems

If you have headaches, breast tenderness, fluid retention, mood swings, and irritability before your menstrual period, you might have too much estrogen and not enough progesterone.

 

We know that sugar, caffeine, alcohol, stress, and lack of exercise all contribute to worsened PMS and all hormonal imbalances including menopause and andropause.

It is also true that dairy consumption can worsen hormonal imbalances because of all the hormones in milk. Even organic milk can come from pregnant cows, jacking up hormones levels.

 

Here’s what to do:

  • Eat a diet of whole foods that are low in sugar and refined carbs, caffeine, and alcohol.
  • Load up on broccoli, collard greens, and kale, which help balance hormones.
  • Supplement with vitamin B6, magnesium, evening primrose oil, and fish oil.
  • Get regular exercise.

Balancing your hormones is a process–and sometimes it has little twists and turns. But by sticking with it, you can become vital, happy, alert, brilliant, and thriving.

 

But beware: there may be some serious side effects from balancing your hormones …  Some people notice a significant spike in their sex drive and pleasure!

 

To your good health,

Mark Hyman, MD

Note: This post was previously published on this site on August 21, 2014, and has been completely revamped for readability, comprehensiveness, and accuracy.

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13 thoughts on “It’s Not Only Women That Suffer From Sex Hormone Imbalances”

  1. I’d like to add hydration to the list of remedies. When we’re dehydrated, our systems become unbalanced. I, personally, suffer hot flashes if I don’t get enough water.

  2. Both my husband and I go to the doctor frequently to keep our hormones balanced (which helps keep us from killing each other!). Glad you shared such important information at The Blogger’s Pit Stop!

  3. Very interesting… but I disagree with it being “easy” to lose belly fat. I know it all boils down to diet but it’s one of the toughest places to lose fat. Thanks for the information. I especially liked seeing a list of supplements that can help women! #BloggersPitStop

  4. I know this is lazy but basically everything that Kim B Smith said above. I’d love to say I practice all of them constantly but I don’t. What I do know is that when I do, everything physically and mentally is better. Time to look at what’s stopping me I guess….

  5. It is all about the choices we make and our lifestyles. Healthy food choices, exercise and mental health with spirituality thrown in is a great combo.

  6. Hi Elise and Mark Hyman, M.D.

    This post make a lot of sense. It really irritates me that so many medications are advertised on TV with so many “may cause warnings.”

    Just as anything in life, this takes work and if you don’t take it serious (myself included) then things are not going to work properly.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in Mindset, Stress Management, Emotional Health and the Brain-Gut Connection to it all.

During Elise's 30+ years of experience she has been honored to work closely with health and wellness pioneers such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. John Gray, and several others.

Dr. Ho holds multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.