Sunday, July 07, 2013
Welcome! Guess what, I'm getting closer because I got myself on some new better information, so naturally I'm going to weave that into what I'm doing and create better results. You can do this too.
For anybody male, female, old, young, any race or color or creed any religion or spirituality...hormones tell our bodies whether to store fat or use fat as fuel. Just yesterday I learned of a new hormone(well new to me at least) called Adiponectin. What's cool about this hormone you ask? Well it's the hormone that tells the body to burn fat for fuel. It kind of regulates what to do with the glucose and food you take in, whether to use it to store it for later or whether to use it for fuel feeding the muscles. Regardless, anybody living in this day in age especially in the USA has a real problem with estrogen dominance. I certainly do, and if you are overweight or obese, you do too. Because bodyfat stores create their own dang hormones and they produce more estrogen and more aromatase enzyme, both which tell the body to keep and store more and more fat, which is a vicious cycle because more and more body fat just keeps telling the body to make more estrogen and aromatase enzymes and the effect is exponential.
For me, and this has really been the case most of my life especially from my teen years on up through today, with maybe one exception about a year ago when i got down to 240 lbs and was doing fantastic only 35 lbs away from reaching my goal ! .... the aromatase enzyme inhibition information eluded me. I had no clue, i didn't know or realize what this nasty thing does, it also creates secondary sexual characteristics, which basically means as a male i've struggled some with my self image as an adonis aries masculine god, by feeling all too feminine at some times because i didn't have the "look" of a man really. sure i have a beard and i am tall handsome and can have a lot of muscle, but my chest isn't flat or chiseled, and my hips and waistline resemble more female characteristics which truly does a number on my self confidence and self esteem......for years and years of my life, because of a silly little enzyme. aromatase enzyme. you see as a guy i have testosterone and estrogen, both male and female have this, but for guys the issue is when you put on some toxins, the body protects itself by sealing it up in fat cells and stores it away from the internal organs as far as it can, but the skin keeps it locked in. this body fat then produces estrogen and aromatase enzyme. this enzyme does something really nasty for all of us, but guys feel the effect worse, it steals the testosterone out of our body and converts it into estrogen! whoa whoa whoa wait a minute hold the phone there mister. i need my testosterone, it prevents cancer especially prostate cancer and it helps build my lean muscle mass which helps burn my fat stores off! let me keep my testosterone so my confidence stays up so my self esteem stays up so i don't miss out on the best years of my life not having the best time ever!
so this nasty aromatase enzyme steals my testosterone and converts it into estrogen, so now i pack on even more fat in my chest and waist, hips and thigh area, and the effect just snowballs, and losing weight gets harder and harder because the hormones are telling my body to store fat you see.
so counting calories is pointless if your hormones are telling your body to store fat, truly. even doing cardio and lifting little 5 lb weights doesn't to much in the fat loss department. oh sure it helps your heart health(so long as you replenish minerals like magnesium and selenium to keep your heart pumping and eating organic tomatoes) and it helps build some endurance and stamina, but it does not burn off fat like you think it does, not if the hormones tell body to store it despite your cardio efforts. lifting heavy weights (like less than 20 reps maximum) stimulates your body to release the hormones that build muscle(which is lean not bulky it takes years to bulk up) and then to burn the fat off. muscle does burn fat so lifting heavy weights is good for bones(piezo electric effect) and good for building muscle and burn fat. muscle even burns fat in your sleep. see some of this info is new to me because i've been focusing on my health for a long time now, at least 3-4 years.
so about this aromatase enzyme inhibition....passionflower is perhaps the best plant/herb for stopping the enzyme. indole 3 carbinol, which is found in cruciferous veg like broccoli is good also. flax seed, which i had been avoiding when i found out it was a phytoestrogen(which may have been a mistake) also helps inhibit the enzyme. soy is horrible just don't do it avoid soy please. seeds are also good like flax seed and pumpkin seed(im a guy i need the zinc)and fenugreek seed(ladies if you're pregnant this increases breast milk production) and other stuff. so the thing is, if i can stop the enzyme from stealing my testosterone(which already lowers when everybody reaches 30's-40's all our hormone production decreases across the board for everybody and health is about keeping the glands producing high enough levels of good hormones well into our elder years. so if i keep my testosterone, and put on a little muscle, i can burn some fat off, now i have less fat producing estrogen, and less aromatase enzyme to store fat, and by doing both of those things im reducing my risk for cancer. estrogen dominance is a great factor for increaseing obesity and all health risks especially cancer and especially liver disease. you see, our body has 4 eliminatory (to eliminate) channels, the lungs, the skin, the colon, the liver. these things are like the ventilation we need to keep open and clear and clean. think of an air filter all clogged up, hardly any air flows through it. the same is pretty much true of the body we want everything flowing through our filters.
well quickly back to the estrogen issue. in the usa especially, both genders have estrogen dominance. in females we see tons of uterus issues, all kinds of surgeries carving and cutting out precious goddess organs like ovaries and uterus sometimes even breasts are hacked off (there were times i wish my female chest was hacked off so i could look and feel more like the man that i am) and a lot of those female issues are due to estrogen dominance. plastic is just awful stuff unless it is hemp based plastic. i don't like petroleum plastic for lots of reasons, it creates a static charge to its direct atmosphere, it creates estrogen because it is one molecule away from being estrogen/plastic, it is chemically toxic, and it helps oil barons stay filthy rich and feeds their unrespectful intentions. here's the thing about water in plastic bottles...you're drinking estrogen so you're telling your body to store fat and become a fatty. and the more "less plastic" thin the bottle is to be all "ego and green" the WORSE it is because plastic as most people know is not biodegradable, BUT what they don't know is it is actually photodegradable which means sunlight/photo breaks it down. so light leeches the plastic chemcals (it is literally melting into the water) and the water becomes plastic estrogen water to make us fatties. and toxic sick fatties at that. so where i was going with this is estrogen comes from plastic bottles, it comes from chemicals like parabens (breast cancer from antipersperant and deoderant with parabens and other chemicals in it on the armpits right near the lymph nodes and right near the breast boom breast cancer made easy(not the sole reason but you get the idea). laundry detergents, household chemicals, any and all crazy chemical lotions and sunscreens we expose our skin to, maybe even the chlorine in the shower water goes right in the skin like a sponge and makes estrogen issues. anything not organic(humans are organic creatures you know not inorganic) so any foods like soy and other bad things that are toxic. remember my very first lines near the top ? toxins are sealed up in fat to protect the body and organs. so anything you expose yourself to, put on you, put in you, anything you eat or drink that is toxic is stored as fat. and fat ladies and gents promotes aromatase enzymy activity and promotes and releases IT'S own estrogen, on top of your body's normal production, and all that stuff tells the body to store fat no matter how many miles you jog, no matter how long you're on a treadmill, no matter how many litres of plastic spring water bottles you drink, no matter how much calorie counting(which is truly a waste of time as all people are different and no calorie is alike it's just a game wasting time), no matter WHAT you do. if your hormones are saying "let's store fat and produce hormones to make them even more fat, which produce more hormones to make them even way more fat" and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on.
bad estrogen buildup needs to be removed. the liver does this, but it lacks a methane molecule to do it. methyl molecules come from sources such as cruciferous vegetables, msm supplement, possibly even sulfur veg like roots vegs(but i may be confusing sulfur with good foods for joints so bare with me on that one) but basically the indole 3 carbinol cruciferous veg and anything with a methane or methyl molecule helps the liver in breaking down bad estrogen. now what, well now the body gets rid of it in 3 ways. this is kinda bad news. because one path is bad, one is horrible, and one is perfect and ideal. look it up. seriously.
so if you eat the right stuff you can tell the body to use the right path to remove the bad estrogen and you gotta eat the right stuff to speed the process of it exiting the body through the whole digestive/colon avenue as quickly as possible, if things get stuck or slow down, the estrogen(and other toxins) can leech right back into the bloodstream and start the process all over again or possibly worse create new ones. keep the colon clean and flowing, poop at least everyday or everyother day or maybe several times a day, just keep it moving!!!!!
sesame seeds, flax seeds, fiber like apples, seeds, chia seeds which are just awesome, and other stuff help grab the bad estrogen and keep pushing it out of the colon when we poop. we don't want it to stay in our body, we want it all out.
so now i'll just kind of recap here, first of all i'm not a doctor and the legal saying is to legally consult your doctor, the drug pushers that promote practicing medicine(yes practicing) and that this information is all more like entertainment and not designated to cure anything or treat any dis-ease. legally only a doctor can "cure" anything. i'd like to see them actually do it though. but you can remiss things! you can reverse things! and detoxing is perhaps the best method along with fortifying your body with nutrients, especially micronutrients, phytonutrients, minerals, organic material. anyway im an average joe trying to get healthier and shed the baggage and looked a lot up on the powerful tool the internet.
lift heavy weights, drink spring water from a real spring that you know is safe and clean, or properly filtered water, always drink out of a glass, eat or juice or blend up your cruciferous veg(cooking them might break them down and lose or mutate the nutrients so focus on raw) and keep the seeds in there, sprout or germinate them if you want. learn more about aromatase enzyme inhibitors and about the bad estrogen removal pathways, and remember to sleep and rest as much as you need(but don't overdue it listen to your body) and human growth hormone from goji berries(the body makes it but these berries stimulate it) and melatonin(from supplement or from sleeping bedtime around 9:30pm everynight) will promote more fat loss and more muscle growth and repair, so you'll be less fat.
so am i a fat guy right now? yep but i'm a 'healthy' fat guy getting CLOSER to reaching my healthier goal weight of 205. body mass index says i should be about 185, but i want a little bit more muscle, with my height i guesstimate that around 205 based on similiar physiques at 6'2" from what i saw on the ufc weigh-ins. they aren't puny skinny and they aren't gorilla jocks, and they are all my height and gender. so that's how i arrived at 205. and i'm getting closer because i make smoothies usually in the morning or after a workout which have more things like sesame seed, flax seed, passionflower, fenugreek seed, brazil nut(selenium), chia seed(fiber), pumpkin seed(zinc) and some fruit usually like berries(natures vaccine)which also berries are great fiber. these things with spring water from an actual spring in glass bottles help me out. i'm now starting to learn and add in the lifting HEAVY weights to force my body to secrete the hormones that promote fat loss and muscle building. who knows, by this time next year i might even look like a movie star or fitness model on a magazine or calendar, hopefully though i'll be happier with how i feel and look and be all the healthier for it.
i pray you learn more about some of the things i've mentioned above as they have taken me either years to find, or years to study, and yes i believe in this information. I also rebound which i believe in especially after no less than 10 minutes of it. i also believe in lowering cortisol which tells the body it is stressed so store fat for survival mode, lowering cortisol by lowering my stress, by breathing deeply whenever i remember to, by stretching, by relaxing, by removing fear and worry from my life, by doing yoga, by meditating, by chilling or chillaxin'! by embracing abundance and nurturing and cultivating abundance and health.
may you have the best...BEST...DAY...EVERRRRRR!