Sex-hormone-binding-globulin, or SHBG, is a hormone that binds to and eliminates excess sex hormones from the body (including androgens, prolactin, and harmful estrogen metabolites). Low SHBG levels can lead to elevated prolactin levels and this is a dangerous combination that is associated with stubborn acne, breast cancer in women, chronic fatigue, a high viral load and susceptibility to colds, and coronavirus. Because SHBG binds to harmful estrogens, low SHBG levels can also lead to a troublesome hormonal disorder called estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal disorder that affects approximately 10% of females. It is characterized by sex hormone imbalances and symptoms such as menstrual irregularity, excessive body and/or facial hair, infertility, ovarian cysts, depression, anxiety, and weight gain. If all that weren’t bad enough, it also increases insulin and testosterone which leads to an overproduction of pore clogging sebum, and many PCOS sufferers struggle with stubborn acne as a result. This type of acne is often unresponsive to topical therapies and other acne remedies. Fortunately you can reverse PCOS-related acne safely and naturally and I’m going to show you how.
Although men require some estrogen in order to maintain bone and heart health, estrogen dominance is a far more common problem for men. Estrogen dominance is a condition where you have too much estrogen or not enough progesterone or testosterone to balance out the effects of estrogen. Estrogen dominance causes you to become less manly – you lose muscle mass, body hair becomes sparse, and you gain belly and breast fat (man boobs). Your libido and sperm count are also reduced, you may become highly emotional, and in advanced stages, erectile dysfunction and infertility can develop.
Estrogen dominance is silently sabotaging the health of Americans and no one seems to be doing anything about it. This hormonal health disorder has reached epidemic proportions, it is rarely diagnosed and it’s almost always left untreated. I will discuss the plethora of symptoms and health risks associated with estrogen dominance and reveal how you can identify and reverse it later, but first I’d like to explain what it is.
The maintenance of adequate testosterone levels in men is essential for mental, physical, emotional and sexual wellbeing. Unfortunately, after age 30, testosterone begins to decline and most men will experience a 1% drop in testosterone levels per year, after their twenties. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is not an ideal solution because it can cause oily skin, stubborn acne, weight gain, moodiness, increased risk for blood clots, the development of man boobs, and potentially even the growth of prostate cancer cells.
Estrogen dominance has reached epidemic proportions in America, it’s rarely diagnosed and it affects both men and women alike. It can trigger stubborn acne and cause a myriad of sexual, physical, mental and emotional consequences. Fortunately, there are lifestyle modifications and clinically proven supplements available that can help you reverse estrogen dominance and the acne and other symptoms that it causes. Before revealing what these modifications and supplements are, let’s first explore estrogen dominance a bit further.
Thanks to the Western diet and lifestyle, a surplus of estrogen has become one of the most common hormone imbalances in men. It’s important to identify and address this imbalance because it can seriously sabotage your health, cause stubborn acne and weight gain, and lead to a myriad of sexual, physical, mental and emotional consequences!
If you’re a long-time acne sufferer chances are you’ve heard testosterone and other androgens trigger acne by over-stimulating oil glands. But these aren’t the only hormones responsible for acne. Often times stubborn acne is caused by estrogen dominance, which is a health condition that occurs when estrogen levels are too high or when progesterone levels drop too low to keep estrogen in check.