One in three men has the genetic tendency to CID (carbohydrate-induced dysglycaemia), then metabolic syndrome, and then type 2 diabetes. Especially in the last two, the insulin signal is continuously high. In addition to directly causing hypertension and high cholesterol, a continuously high insulin signal also lowers a man’s testosterone level by speeding up the enzyme (aromatase) that naturally transforms testosterone into oestrogen, but usually in the small amounts normal for men.
The same diet, exercise, and supplement plan that can reverse type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome (and prevent these problems from happening)… see page one… will also slow a man’s transformation of testosterone into oestrogen to a normal male amount.
Men with this problem should never rely on long-term use of a patent medicine, or even a specific botanical remedy, to re-regulate this problem without also following all the other recommendations for reversing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome reviewed elsewhere in this issue of Nutrition & Healing. For further details about excess transformation of testosterone into oestrogen in men – and information on what to do about it – see the August 2013 issue of Nutrition & Healing.
Women have a normal amount of testosterone, too. It’s the main hormonal support for a woman’s muscles, and for many women it’s an important factor in libido. Women with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome should always be checked for low testosterone. As in men, low testosterone caused by that high insulin signal can be corrected with diet, exercise, and appropriateWishing you the best of health,
Dr. Jonathan V. Wright
Nutrition & Healing
Vol. 8, Issue 6 – June 2014
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