Bio-Identical Hormone Balance for Men
UNIQUE HERBAL BALANCE FOR MEN
HORMONE BALANCE FOR MEN
The long-awaited work by John R. Lee, M.D. that sheds light on how men's hormones really work, what really causes prostate cancer, and how to supplement with natural hormones safely. It's a short book but it's packed with provocative insights and useful information.
Over and over again, Dr. Lee proved to his readers that he had a handle on how hormones work, and how to use them wisely for optimal health. His advice on thyroid dysfunction, osteoporosis, diet, diabetes, arthritis, brain health and much more has stood the test of time, and millions of women are healthier and happier for it.
However, Dr. Lee received a steady stream of letters and e-mails from women that said, "My hormones are working great now, but what about my husband's hormones? Please do a book for the men!"
Dr. Lee finally put it together in this remarkable little publication. Some of the topics this booklet explores include:
- Hormones men make and in what amounts.
- How estrogen makes men fat and enlarges their prostates.
- How to supplement with natural hormones, including testosterone, androstenedione, DHEA and progesterone.
- How to keep the prostate gland healthy.
- The truth about prostate cancer (hint: it's not the testosterone).
- What is DHT and how it affect a man's health.
- What the PSA test really indicates.
- Current research on men's hormones and prostate health.
How to use Progesterone for Men
Apply 1/4 tsp.(one inch strip) twice a day to thin skin areas (scrotum, inside arms, wrist, ankles, chest and feet) three weeks of each month. After three months reduce to 1/8 tsp (1/2 inch strip) twice a day to maintain balance
Testosterone is only Part of the Picture
(Excerpt from The John R. Lee, M. D. Medical Newsletter January 1999)
"Some years back, a handful of men called or wrote to tell me of their experience with progesterone, usually the result of handling progesterone cream while helping a woman apply it. They reported that their symptoms of prostate enlargement or benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) such as urinary urgency and frequency decreased considerably and their sexual performance increased. Needless to say, this gave me much to think about. Since then, several men with prostate cancer have told me their PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) level – an indication of prostate cancer — decreased when they started using a daily dab of progesterone cream and that they had no progression of their prostate lesions since using the cream. One man called to say his bone metastases are now no longer visible by Mayo Clinic X-ray test.
Though I retired from active practice ten years ago, six of my former patients with early prostate cancer have been using progesterone cream (along with diet, some vitamin and mineral supplements and saw palmetto) for about five years. All report their cancer has shown no progression."
The Wrong Treatment All these Years
Since Huggins showed in 1941 that castration (removal of the testicles) slowed progression of prostate cancer, physicians have assumed it was the resulting lack of testosterone that slowed the cancer and ever since have relied on suppression of testosterone in their treatment of the disease. However, the testosterone suppression benefit only lasts two to three years, and then the prostate cancer progresses to an androgen (male Hormone) intensive state that continues to spread. Despite this, metastatic prostate cancer patients are treated with androgen blockade through castration (orchectomy) and /or hormone suppressing drugs. I remember reading studies done 30 to 40 years ago showing that testosterone supplementation prevented survival of prostate cancer cells transplanted to test mammals. In more recent (as yet un-published) studies it has been shown that in a prostate cancer cell culture, testosterone kills the cancer cells. A 1996 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science showed that in mice, testosterone will shrink human prostate tumors.
Getting Down to the Gene Level
Embryology teaches us that the prostate is the male equivalent of the female uterus. The two organs differentiate from the same embryonic cells and they share many of the same genes such as the oncogene, Bcl-2 and the cancer-protector gene, p53. It is not surprising then, that the hormonal relationships in endometrial cancer will be the same in prostate cancer; that is both are very sensitive to the harmful effects of unopposed estrogen and are protected by progesterone. Researchers, TS Wiley and Bent Formby, PH.D., have done test tube studies that verify this relationship but still human studies need to be done.
The course of prostate cancer growth, like breast cancer growth, is not due to a linear progression of cancer cells multiplying from one rogue cell; it is due to the continued presence of an underlying metabolic in-balance. The underlying metabolic imbalance in all hormone-dependant cancers is estrogen dominance. Prevent the estrogen dominance and you will prevent the cancer. If the cancer is already underway, correcting the estrogen dominance will slow the cancer growth and prolong life. The benefit of castration in prostate cancer is stemmed from estradiol reduction, not testosterone reduction. Given the choice I would choose testosterone and progesterone supplementation over castration.
Hormone Balance for Men
"What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Prostate Health and Natural Hormone Supplementation." John R. Lee, M..D.
The Testosterone Syndrome
The Critical factor for energy, health, & sexuality — reversing the male menopause. Eugene Shippen, M.D., & William Fryer
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