All three of the above leads to even more body fat which in turn leads to higher estrogen & lower testosterone.
Which in turn means even more body fat.
That higher body fat then leads to a further decrease in testosterone and increase in estrogen levels & the cycle goes on.
So hopefully you can see why losing excess body fat should be your first priority to lower estrogen naturally & lower your inflammation for healthier levels of testosterone.
One thing to clarify is that while aromatisation is the process by which testosterone is converted to estrogen.
You don’t want to look at aromatisation inhibitors or blockers. As your body still needs estrogen & AI’s can lower estrogen too much!
Eliminate Exposure To Chemical Estrogen / Endocrine Disruptors
Another major reason testosterone levels have dropped & estrogen levels have increased in the past past few decades is our bodies being exposed to a vast range of toxic chemicals that mimic estrogen & disrupt hormone production.
These chemicals mimicking estrogen is obviously one of the issues, the other is disruption of hormone production.
This can lead to lower testosterone production, increased estrogen production & all hormone production being out of whack.
This imbalance of hormones can potentially lead to a multitude of illnesses.
In some cases it is even linked with some types of cancers, so serious beyond the testosterone & estrogen element!
Sadly these chemicals are found everywhere.
In fact you’ll probably be shocked by just how many products can & in the case of most brands expose you to these chemicals.
I’m going to give you a list of some of the most common places these chemicals are found.
Please note this isn’t exhaustive & there are other places these chemicals are found.
Non organic fruit & veg
Animals fed GMO feed/ crops
Skin care products
Oral hygiene products
Non stick cook ware
Domestic & commercial cleaning products
As you can see it’s a wide number of products that exposes you to these toxic chemicals.
They make their way to in your body by being ingested, inhaled & absorbed through the skin.
These toxic chemicals have a lot different names, some you may recognize as umbrella terms & others are specific chemicals that you may be aware of.
Again not an exhaustive list but these are the chemicals & terms you may regularly here & definitively need to be avoided.
As you can see these chemicals are pretty wide spread & found in a number of products.
The good news is that there are ways to reduce exposure, as there are products you can opt for that are free of these chemicals.
I always suggest starting with the things that you are definitively exposed to daily.
This mainly means foods, shower, cooking, oral care, skincare & cleaning products.
There are plenty of options that you can opt for.
You can check out some of my articles below where I suggest options that are free of chemicals estrogen & endocrine disruptors.