Hormone Levels; Male Hormone Balance; Men’s Health; Weight Loss; Insulin Receptor

[title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Question[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]I am 49 and overweight. I am about 280 with a target weight of 215-220. My weight is centered in the middle, and it is hard. You can punch me in the stomach and think you are punching a brick wall. When I eat, sometimes I notice that my palms turn red. I think my cholesterol is around 220-225. Is this a circulation problem? I am not currently taking any medications.[/testimonial][/testimonials][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” icon=”” width=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Answer[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]The first thing that you really need to do is get smaller dinner plates. If you take a look at the dinner plates that your grandparents used to use, you will notice a difference between those and the ones we use today. When you put food onto a big plate, you tend to over-portion, and that is truly what it is all about.

Most of the weight that you are carrying is deep to the abdominal muscles, not superficial to it. I could kick you in the stomach and you would have enough padding there for it to make no difference. If you actually open up the abdomen, there would be a thick layer of lard that sits between your rectus abdomens and viscera. That is where your weight is being stored.

What causes this? If you believe the commercials on television, you would be led down the wrong path. You would say, “oh it is cortisol.” Nonsense! It has nothing to do with cortisol, but has every bit to do with two other hormones; one is called insulin, and the second is called estradiol. Men’s estradiol should be below 30. Odds are, yours is in the 40s-50s, and that will cause fatty tissue to accumulate. The same phenomenon happens to cattle. If you give a steer estrogen, it will fatten.

That is how we do it in this country. It is one of the ways to keep the price of beef down. This can also be accomplished by giving the same cattle something called corn meal. Corn meal contains fructose, or high fructose corn syrup. This inhibits the action of insulin and causes the insulin receptors to become insensitive. As a result, the boyd secretes more insulin, and then the abdominal fat accumulates and becomes an issue.

What we need to do, is lower your estrogen level. It would be really helpful to know what the estrogen level is first, so initial blood work is a good idea. However, in the absence of having that information now, the way that you can lower a man’s estrogen level and lower cholesterol at the same time, is to use Milk Thistle. The dosage in men is 150mg of Milk Thistle (Silymarin) 3 times a day. What that does is it will lower your cholesterol, and then the estradiol esters are released into the small intestine and excreted naturally.

Women should not take Milk Thistle (Silymarin) because lowering estrogen levels is not typically desirable for them.

To increase the effect on the insulin receptors is a little trickier. We use Berberine for this purpose. The dosage is 500mg twice daily. this will promote weight loss, weight loss, and also the lowering of blood sugar.

In addition to the Berberine, we often suggest vandal sulfate and chromium polynicotinate. The ratio between these two minerals is important to maintain, otherwise it just does not work long term.

Why vandal sulfate and Chromium? If your body were to become deficient in these particular cations, it leads to weight gain. Weight gain and insulin resistance are common indicators of vanadium and chromium mineral deficiency.

You always have to pay attention to portion control. How do you treat yourself with an anorectic agent? You can do this yourself. Cayenne pepper is wonderful for this. You can get cayenne pepper capsules and you take them 3 or 4 times a day. Cayenne pepper encourages the secretion of two hormones in the stomach that make it feel like you have eaten enough.[/testimonial][/testimonials][separator style_type=”shadow” top_margin=”35″ bottom_margin=”35″ sep_color=”#8e8e8e” icon=”fa-share-alt” width=”” class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”yes” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”#ffffff” bordersize=”10px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”center” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””] StudMix[/imageframe][button link=”http://www.stages-of-life.com/silymarin-curcumin-mix-milk-thistle-extract-150mg-120-capsules.html” color=”blue” size=”medium” type=”3d” shape=”” target=”_self” title=”Buy now” gradient_colors=”|” gradient_hover_colors=”|” accent_color=”” accent_hover_color=”” bevel_color=”” border_width=”1px” shadow=”” icon=”” icon_position=”left” icon_divider=”no” modal=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”1″ alignment=”center” class=”” id=””]Buy Now[/button]

David S Klein, MD

David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM was born in Washington, DC, and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. Medical School was completed at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, followed by Internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Klein has been practicing medicine since 1983, concentrating in Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Medicine and Surgery, and Neuroendocrinology. Earning Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Dr. Klein was elected Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiology, and he was elected Fellow in the American College of Pain Medicine. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Medicine. He has focused his private practice on treating patients with hormone imbalance issues, nutritional deficiency related medical problems as well as pain related issues and impairment. With a highly-complex, CLIA licensed laboratory in-house, he has been able to provide rapid-turn around analysis efficiently and cost-effectively. Lecturing extensively nationally as well as internationally, Dr. Klein has authored many articles on topics relating to pain, injury and nutritionally modulated illness. His radio show, “Pain Free Living,” received top ratings during the 6 years it was on the air. Currently practicing in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Klein practices entirely in the office setting.

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