Will the Real Men Please Stand Up!
Over the last several years, I’ve been greatly concerned as I’ve read a plethora of research studies and articles written on the decline of masculinity and fertility and increasing male menopausal symptoms.
Of course, our culture is changing and evolving, but men are, according to research studies, growing weaker and less virile than in generations before.
Recently, I read a research article saying essentially that men are the weaker sex. Here’s the depressing laundry list:
- Men are more likely develop coronaries
- Men are more like to have strokes
- Men are more likely to be obese
- Men are 70 percent more likely than women to die of cancer
- Men are experiencing rapidly declining fertility rates due to low sperm counts
- Man-boobs are increasing as obesity numbers increase
- Man-opause, or male menopause, is becoming THE research topic of the new millenium. Men are suffering with debilitating hormonal imbalances.
To put a final nail in the coffin, the studies also say men are more likely to commit suicide.
But if that wasn’t enough, there was an extraordinary article from Salon magazine highlighting their interview with Australian Anthropologist Peter McAllister, author of Manthropology: The Science of Why the Modern Male is Not the Man He Used to Be. The article exclaimed: Modern men are puny compared to the great men of the past.
McAllister explained that traditional physical power has become less important to our society, and therefore, the “real markers” of masculinity have become less important. The visual signs of manliness – strength and muscle development – have become far less prominent. The bottom line, says McAllister, “masculinity is in crisis:”
The article didn’t give any real solutions to address the problem, and won’t be able to offer a solution until they address the real, underlying problem!
A toxic overabundance of estrogen is the real culprit and no amount of dieting and exercise will ever completely solve the problem.
Want to find out the simple way to AVOID manopause, get rid of your man-boobs, shed excess weight, increase your testosterone levels, and give you the libido of your dreams?
Male Menopause: Myth or Reality
According to the Mayo Clinic, male menopause or andropause, sometimes referred to as manopause, is described as decreasing testosterone levels due to aging.
Hormone changes are a very natural part of aging, and unlike the very dramatic hormone plunge women experience, manopause occurs more gradually over a period of many years. The effects on men, such as decreased sexual function, energy levels and mood, are subtle and may even go unnoticed.
Testosterone levels vary among men, but in general, they gradually decline about 1% per year after the age of 30. By age 70 this decrease can be as much as 50%! That is shocking!
Most men tend to pay very little attention to the subtle changes happening to their bodies and probably wouldn’t do anything even if they did notice. They continue to gain weight, be depressed and just live with the sexual dysfunction.
Others listen to their bodies and notice the erectile dysfunction, reduced sexual desire, infertility, changing sleep patterns, weight gain, swollen man-boobs, and emotional changes like decreasing self-confidence – who wouldn’t have low self-confidence with all THIS going on! – and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
The first thing every man, regardless of age, needs to do is take charge of their life and realize low testosterone and high, toxic levels of estrogen go hand in hand. There is hope!
What Does Estrogen Have to do With Men?
Men over 50 years old literally have higher Estrogen levels than their post-menopausal wives! Frightening, huh?
This Estrogen dominance is a basic reason men get fat, grow those horrifying breasts, become impotent, suffer from prostate disease, and lose their hair. (Does this lovely picture describe your husband?)
Hyper-estrogen levels in men are due to the same causes as for women – gobbling down animal fats, especially dead pigs (bacon, ham, bacon cheeseburger, etc.) drinking alcohol, eating dairy products, low fiber dietary intake, laying on their FAT butts watching TV and being grossly overweight.
All these choices cause massive hormone explosions in the body and even cause breast cancer in men! It’s getting worse by the day.
FACT: All American men will end up with man boobs, prostate cancer and horrific man-opause if they live long enough. All of them – unless, of course, they do something about it.
Hormone Balance, Men's Health