Burbank Chiropractor Reminds Us that Men Have Hormones, Too!
As a Burbank Chiropractor and R.N. who has spent a lot of hours studying how the human body functions, I can tell you that many men would greatly benefit from knowing more about their hormones. With all the constant fuss in the media about women’s hormones, it’s time men get their day because you guys have hormones, too!
In fact, men have some of the same hormones as we women. That’s right, men have estrogen and progesterone in their bodies, only in much smaller amounts than women do.
And then there is testosterone.
Testosterone is an androgen hormone produced by the adrenal cortex, the testes in men, and the ovaries in women. It is considered the primary male hormone.
Testosterone stimulates the development of male characteristics such as body hair and muscle growth and is essential in the production of sperm. In women, testosterone plays a role in egg development and ovulation.
Healthy males who have gone through puberty have 20 times the levels of testosterone compared to a healthy female. Low levels of testosterone in men can cause male infertility, while high testosterone levels in women are associated with female infertility.
Testosterone production may diminish with age, causing the loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, decreased cognitive ability, lethargy, osteoporosis, and loss of muscle mass and strength.
Before you give in and try that little blue pill, give a healthy change of diet a try. Good nutrition can be your best friend. Zinc, vitamin D, and a whole plethora of nutrients available in natural foods can help put the spring back in your step and the zing back in your love life.
Testosterone-boosting foods include honey, cabbage, asparagus, garlic, eggs, bananas, watermelon, ginseng, almonds, oysters, oatmeal, citrus fruits, spinach, grapes, wild salmon, avocado, tuna, pomegranate, and lean beef.
Natural products for men only during the month of June, Men’s Health Month
I recommend a line of natural supplements, available only through doctors, called Standard Process, that feature a number of products which are extremely effective for encouraging healthy prostate and testes function. Throughout the month of June 2017, I’m offering 20% off men’s health products Prost-X, Prostate PMG, Zinc Liver Chelate and Symplex M.
Ask me about which one is best for you (or your loved one) when you are in the office.
Until next time…
Yours in health,