Researchers working in the field of endocrinology have identified an alarming connection between hormone imbalance and the inability to lose problem fat areas (like lower belly fat, love handles, thigh and back fat).
An increasing number of women and men over the age of 35 from around the world have been experiencing the fat storing effects of hormone imbalance. What researchers found most interesting was that the hormone related fat deposits could not be eliminated by diet and exercise alone.
Subjects were placed on a hypo caloric (low calorie) diet and exercised 3 times per week. After 8 weeks, more than 50% of subjects were still unable to eliminate their trouble spot fat deposits. Researchers discovered that in each case where weight loss was unsuccessful, hormone imbalance was to blame.
The researchers then identified four hormonal imbalances that prevent your body from losing fat;
Chronic inflammation is now recognized as being the most common disease associated with fat gain and rapid aging. Researchers from Harvard University recently concluded that inflammation and the associated excess insulin are the number one contributors to the recent rise in type 2 diabetes and obesity in North America. A new 3 step process for reducing inflammation and balancing the hormones associated with fat gain is revealed in the article on the next page.
Since the 1950’s researchers have identified a steady increase in estrogen levels (in both sexes). This increase is associated with a rise in reproductive system disorders and stubborn fat deposits around the hips, belly and thighs.
Two primary pathways for excess estrogen accumulation in humans have been identified- endogenous (from within) and exogenous (from the environment). New cutting edge research has now proven that this harmful rise in estrogen is not only preventable but can also be reversed. Find out how to reverse the damaging effects of toxic estrogen levels in your body on the next page.
Low testosterone levels were once believed to be a hormonal imbalance reserved for older men. However, alarming new research shows testosterone levels for men of all ages has been on a steady decline for the past decade. Testosterone enhances muscle mass, libido, strength, mood, bone density and even memory. Testosterone also determines fat patterning and low levels are associated with an increase in belly and chest fat in men.
Testosterone levels can be increased naturally at any age and without the use of testosterone replacement drugs. You can learn a new method for optimizing your body’s natural hormone production on the next page.
Cortisol is the "master" of all hormones and healthy cortisol function allows our bodies to respond to various stressors. Chronically elevated cortisol interferes with the function of other essential hormones, and can result in:
- Insulin and thyroid resistance leading to an increase in fat on your back and love handles.
- Estrogen imbalance and an increase in fat on your hips, buns and thighs.
- Testosterone fluctuations resulting in muscle loss and reduced metabolism.
While cortisol is a vital hormone of the body, optimal levels are required to achieve health. New research has discovered an enzyme within fat cells that deactivates fat storage and turns off the fat storing actions of cortisol. You can do this today using 4 simple foods found on the next page.
It is a fact- hormonal imbalance is on the rise due to environmental induced endocrine disruption and contaminated food and water. This is resulting in an increase in hormone specific fat deposition including hips, belly, thighs and arms. Where you store your body fat is a strong indication of a potential hormonal imbalance problem. You can find out what your potential hormone imbalance is by viewing the diagram found on the next page.