Andropause (male menopause)

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Anecdotal observations by John Thomas

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Andropause: is also known as male menopause and involves falling-off of  sexual hormones including: testosterone, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone; a condition of aging and slowing of metabolic rate, not necessarily a ‘testosterone’ issue.

Overview

A common denominator of hormonal fall-off and loss of male and female sex drive/function is iodine ion insufficiency which you can read about in Special Insights, Bio-Friendly Iodine & Perpetual Health in the Archive Link above/below.  This VERYI MPORTANT!

Drop in hormone levels in general, and testosterone in particular for men, is not what it appears and demands a totally different approach for men who are in trouble and who wish to avoid serious prostate problems that slowly manifest after age 35 and accelerate around age 45-50 and beyond.

The body needs a healthy supply of dietary fats in order to make its hormones; the liver is the processor of fats, hence, as liver function falls, so does hormone production; in order to process fats, the liver need to produce plenty of bile; without bile, the benefit of dietary fats is lost.

Fats can produce up to 80% of daily energy needs; so liver function and hormone production go hand in hand; so does increase in body fat which says food and cellular waste is going to fat production.

Erectile dysfunction is often blamed on low ‘T’ (testosterone), but the problem should be viewed as a general slowing of metabolism, poor liver function, poor capillary blood flow, inflammation in the prostate, lack of dietary fats and the ability to process them into energy.

In addition to slowing sex drive, reduced production of semen and inability to climax are classic symptoms of sexual slowing and should not be ignored. At the core of these issues is the prostate gland, which for men is the core of their issues.  This is one of those areas that men must directly intervene on a ‘physical’ level to reverse sexual function and drive.  Help is available for men who ask for assistance.

Note: Women need to realize that most men do not and will not ask for help with male sexual problems. Wise is the woman who gets her man to ‘have a talk’ with another man about how to address and avoid problems with the prostate which is every man’s nightmare and a potential time bomb that will manifest sooner or later.

Men have the similar problems like women face after age 35 and up, which is a general slowing of the system, loss of muscle mass, inability to grow muscle to replace loss; physical activity and vigorous workouts and activity are extremely beneficial for both sexes.

Restore the terrain should be the mantra for men who are losing it or who wish to revive their sexual drive and function. Meaning, the body slows and grows old over time and it takes time and guidance to reverse the process known as, aging.

Please read Special Insights, Change Your Food Habits, Change Your Life for a good understanding of regulatory hormones leptin, insulin and adrenaline and their effects on male sexual issues.

Also see Hormones, Inflammation, Digestion, Fats, Bowels, Autoimmune Attack Cycle and Male Protocol in the Glossary link below.

Read the 6th edition of the book, Young Again! and ask for guidance men, before your problems become serious and challenging.

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