Sunday, October 23, 2011

Metabolism Enemy #4 - Female Hormones

Women’s bodies are more complex than men’s due to their hormonal system. It is a well-known fact that men lose weight more easily, while women experience much more difficulty in losing weight. This is due to the following reasons:

1.) Men have more muscle and therefore use more energy and "burn" fat easier

2.) Men produce the male hormone testosterone, which is a muscle constructing and fat burning hormone.

3.) Women produce the hormone estrogen, which is a hormone that accumulates fat in the body.

4.) Women tend to have higher emotional stress levels than men and therefore produce higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which is a hormone that accumulates fat in the abdomen and hips.

It is due to these factors that women always lose weight slower than men. One of the reasons, the excess of the hormone estrogen has to do with a condition that many women, especially over weight ones, suffer from. The condition is called "estrogen predominance". This hormone, estrogen, in reality is a group of various substances that are vital to a women's body.

Without estrogen, pregnancy couldn't exist, nor would they have menstruation, breasts or soft skin. Estrogen is a hormone that a woman’s body balances with another hormone that is produced during ovulation called progesterone. Progesterone is a hormone that reflects its name very well because it allows "gestation" or becoming pregnant.

Women’s bodies depend on a certain hormonal balance between these two hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Just about everyone knows that estrogen is produced in the ovaries of women. But few know that the body’s fat also produces estrogen with the help of an enzyme called aromatase. Fat produces estrogen and that’s why obese men develop breasts and start to have more feminine characteristics, even to the point where their tone of voice changes in pitch.

In his book, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause", Dr. John Lee explains the problem of the "estrogen predomination" in women. It is a condition where the body of an overweight woman keeps producing estrogen from her fat even if her ovaries don't work anymore. When the estrogen isn't being balanced in the body by the progesterone hormone, which is only produced during ovulation, it increases an "estrogen predominance" that doesn't allow the woman to lose weight. A "predomination" means that the estrogen dominates the body internally because the progesterone isn't there to oppose it. This creates a situation that makes it very difficult for women to lose weight because the excess estrogen accumulates fat and makes you gain weight and at the same time doesn't allow fat loss.

The problem is that the estrogen hormone accumulates fat and makes you gain weight. This has been a well known fact for many years; you might have seen in the news that some years ago the pig and the hen breeders tried to make their animals gain weight by supplementing their diet with estrogen to make them fatter. This was publicized on the front pad of newspaper around the country as a scandal and as a result, many people are still upset about the attempted manipulations in using estrogen to make the animals gain weight. They still refuse to consume chicken due to the fear that it contains estrogen.

When a woman suffers from an "estrogen predomination" she can experience the following symptoms:

1.) Accumulation of fat in the hips and abdomen

2.) Reoccurring yeast infections

3.) Autoimmune conditions like Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis and Fibromyalgia

4.) Difficulty losing weight of losing weight very slowly

5.) Difficulty becoming pregnant

6.) Water retention (edema)

7.) Lack of energy or constantly tired

8.) History of breast cancer or uterine cancer

9.) History of fibroids, edemas or vaginal polyps

10.) History of having miscarriages

11.) Painful menstruation cramps

12.) Osteoporosis (loss of bone density)

13.) Facial hair

14.) Loss of sexual interest

15.) Excessive menstrual bleeding

16.) Breast tenderness

17.) Sleeping too lightly or sleeping difficulties

"Estrogen predomination" keeps the metabolism low and makes it very difficult for the women suffering from this condition to lose weight. Estrogen is a growth promotion agent for cancerous cells, which is why having "estrogen predominance", puts a woman at a high risk for breast and uterine cancer.

When a woman starts getting a lot of facial hair, it is generally a result of the "estrogen predominance" that makes the body produce more masculine hormones(androgens) to counteract the estrogen. The body will do its best to try and balance out the "estrogen predominance" by producing more masculine hormones if it can't produce the progesterone it needs. This increases facial and body hair.

The solution for women is to use natural progesterone cream. This natural hormone is applied to the skin and counteracts the harmful effects of the "estrogen predominance", successfully balancing the hormonal system. The natural progesterone has a calming and antidepressant effect. Also, it helps women have deeper, sounder sleep.

For women that have experienced a great deal of difficulty in losing weight and especially those that have gained a lot of weight in their hips and abdomen (caused by estrogen), the natural progesterone cream can be an excellent help. Along with all of these benefits, natural progesterone also has an anti aging effect on the body, Women who use natural progesterone have nice skin. Natural progesterone also has an effect of detaining bone loss or even helping to recover bone that has been lost due to a condition called osteoporosis. This is something that can be proven months after having begun to use the cream by doing a bone density exam and comparing it to an exam done before using natural progesterone.

If your weight or obesity problem is centered in lower parts of your body (hips and abdomen) and you are feeling various symptoms like those described for "estrogen predominance", you could experience a miracle in starting to use the natural progesterone cream. When the "estrogen predominance" is very strong, the use of the natural progesterone cream causes an amazing increase in the metabolism and helps achieve the balance that your body needs to stay at its optimum state. I recommend that you buy and read the book by Dr. John Lee on this topic.

-Frank Suarez, Author of the book “The Power of Your Metabolism”

1 comment:

  1. Oh, yes, I also was mistaken that the problem of hormones and especially testosterone is a male problem. It turned out that many women are prone to health problems because of a deficiency of a hormone. And the deterioration of metabolism is probably not the worst problem more here at all. But notwithstanding, the obvious connections between hormone levels and activity were inconspicuous for a long time and until a certain moment, as indicated by doctors.