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man’s body. These routinely appear in petrochemicals, pesticides, phar- maceuticals, dairy products, meats, canned foods, personal care products and plastics. Bisphenol-A (BPA) in the lining of metal food cans is particu- larly dangerous. Avoid microwaving foods in plastic containers, even when they are labeled as microwave-safe. Research medications. Dr. Eugene R. Shippen, co-author of The Testosterone Syndrome, states, “High-dose statin drugs used to lower cholesterol definitely lower testoster- one levels and are high on the list of causes of erectile dysfunction.” Exercise. Physically inactive people lose up to 5 percent of their total muscle mass per decade. Exer- cise helps to lower estrogen levels and enhance testosterone levels.


Testosterone Supplements Past incorrect beliefs that testosterone


replacement therapy causes prostate cancer left many medical practitio- ners reluctant to prescribe it. The latest scientific research shows that a healthy man does not increase the risk


by raising his testosterone level to the normal biological range for his age. Renowned medical oncologist and prostate cancer researcher and survi- vor, Dr. Charles “Snuffy” Myers, has stated, “There is absolutely no hint that testosterone at high levels correlates with prostate cancer.” He founded the American Institute for Diseases of the Prostate, near Charlottesville, Virginia. Natural bioidentical testosterone cream labeled USP, for United States Pharmacopeia standard, is available at compounding pharmacies. Bioidenti- cal means that a substance has the same chemical form as that produced by the human body.


Other forms of testosterone


therapy, including biweekly injec- tions, skin patches and pills, typically employ synthetic chemicals that are similar, but not identical, to natural testosterone. Thus, such products are not completely recognizable by the body. About 15 years ago, bestselling author and hormone balancing expert Dr. John R. Lee published his startling conclusion that synthetic hormones can cause serious side effects, in-


cluding an increased risk of stroke, cancer and liver damage. His findings were subsequently confirmed by the Women’s Health Initiative study. Injec- tions, skin patches and pills subject the body to unnatural fluctuations in testosterone and estrogen. In contrast, skin creams permit precise daily or periodic dosing as prescribed by a qualified health care practitioner. As they age, some men strongly feel the effects of a cumulative decline in testosterone levels and experience significant symptoms, while others barely notice it. Restoring testosterone to its biological norm can be reward- ing. Remember that hormones are powerful and a little can go a long way. Beyond a prescribed amount, more is not better and can reverse benefits.


James Occhiogrosso, a natural health practitioner and master herbalist, spe- cializes in salivary hormone testing and natural hormone balancing for men and women. For a phone consultation, call 239-498-1547, email DrJim@ HealthNaturallyToday.com or visit HealthNaturallyToday.com.


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