“The Facts You should know whether you are male or female about Testosterone and Your Health”

And what you can do about it

There has been much controversy about testosterone and its benefits and its potential risk. Most information is has been misleading and confusing to say the least. So I will give some what I know to be accurate and useful. First of all testosterone is essential in both men and women. It contributes to the thickness of bones and their calcium content. Testosterone increases retention of both calcium and sodium. It prevents osteoporosis in both men and women. What’s important is the misinformation about increasing calcium consumption as the only answer to osteoporosis. Low testosterone contributes to low body metabolism as well as lower body temperature. So the next time you think you have a weak thyroid because of low metabolism or low body temperature, think again it just might be low testosterone. Low testosterone is also associated with accelerated aging. Testosterone is renotrophic, i.e., it increases the size and weight of the kidneys. Testosterone insufficiency and kidney insufficiency often go hand in hand. It is necessary to promote the movement of amino acids into the cells. Excess dietary protein depresses testosterone and increase the effect of cortisol. Cortisol has been associated with increase belly fat.
Testosterone is stimulated by the anterior pituitary luteinizing hormone (LH). Although associated with male sexual development and metabolism, this Hormone is just as essential for females, though in smaller quantities.
In females the hormone is produced mainly in the adrenals. It is a activator of general cell metabolism. A testosterone insufficiency may thus result in sluggish poor elimination of wastes. Dietary vegetable oils depress testosterone levels. The other misunderstanding about testosterone is it has been associated with causing enlarged prostate and also been associated with prostate cancer.
Where the misunderstanding comes in is the lack of explaining that it’s the conversion of testosterone to Estrogen or DHT (bad form of testosterone) that’s the problem. To much aromatase converts testosterone to estrogen and this is what’s harmful and associated with enlarged prostates and prostate cancer.
There are specific herbal formals that are beneficial in decreasing aromatase and preventing the conversion to estrogen.
Symptoms of Testosterone insufficiency are the following:

1. Fatigue

2. Decreased body temperature

3. Decreased blood pressure

4. Frequent urination

5. Anemia

6. Decreased libido

7. Poor retention of calcium, sodium, chloride, potassium and phosphorous

8. Cold, and sweaty hands

9. Weight gain

Correction of testosterone insufficiency is made by giving attention to one or more of the following nutritional imbalances: electrolyte insufficiency, anaerobic imbalance, glucogenic/ketogenic imbalance or parasympathetic imbalance.

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