Men, do you know why you need to reduce your estrogen? Do you know how to lower this female hormone? Estrogen is known as a female hormone but it's also found in small amounts in men. Consider this though, your testosterone level is normally 10 times higher than your estrogen level. As you get older, this ratio can get out of balance.
Even more insidious is how estrogen is acquired from the environment. Shampoos, chemicals, water, processed foods, food packaging . . . all may contain estrogen-mimics known as xenoestrogens. The effect is the same - a rising estrogen to testosterone ratio in your body.
Estrogen reduction starts by first having your estrogen measured - Have a test taken to measure total estrogen in your blood. This is needed to measure the critical ratio of estrogen to testosterone. A ratio of 8 parts testosterone to 1 part estrogen is needed for maximum "manliness". Athletes should have 10 to 1.
Your total estrogen should be less than 100. After determining your estrogen, here are some estrogen reducers.
1. Consume less alcohol
2. Eat hormone-free meat
3. Cut the fat off your meat before cooking (this is where chemicals and hormones can collect)
4. Drink purified water
5. Wash fruits and vegetables prior to eating them.
6. Avoid insulin-spiking refined carbohydrates like pasta and bread from your diet. Avoid sugar.
7. Eat more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower which inhibit estrogen estrogen.
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Bodybuilders who artificially raise their testosterone levels have used DIM for years to offset the estrogen increasing effects that boosting testosterone causes.