Whole Food Plant Based Diet
Whole Food Plant Based Diet
Menu

Eating Meat Drops Testosterone Levels In Men And Can Increase Estrogen Levels

By | February 23rd, 2017 | Modified - September 17th, 2018
Eating Meat Drops Testosterone Levels In Men And Can Increase Estrogen Levels
Eating Meat Drops Testosterone Levels In Men And Can Increase Estrogen Levels

Meat Consumption Is A Testosterone Killer In Men

I think eating lots of meat and getting big has been associated with being more manly, but it likely makes men more beastly than manly.

Both men and women have testosterone and estrogen and the divine design placed more testosterone in men and more estrogen in women.

The balance of opposites exists in everything in life in some form and the same applies to the natural balance of testosterone and estrogen in men and women.

Our diets and environmental factors throw of that natural balance. This study[1] showed that high animal protein diets suppressed testosterone in men.

Another study[2] took men who ate plant-based diets and fed them meat everyday. Their testosterone levels went down and some estrogen levels went up.

Learn about the Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide »

Another study[3] examined natural body builders who didn’t use steroids but who ate high animal protein diets. Their testosterone levels dropped by 75% in the months leading up to a competition.

Animal Protein Throws Off Normal Hormonal Activity

Though the high consumption of animal protein and its growth hormones allowed for the accelerated growth of muscle, it reduced the internal balance of testosterone interfering with the natural balance of what greatly makes men.

The high consumption of animal protein throws of the natural hormonal balance in men, maybe supporting the development of beasts and not men.

Dr. Greger covers the role animal protein consumption and testosterone reduction in men in the video.

Sources:
[1] Anderson KE, Rosner W, Khan MS, New MI, Pang SY, Wissel PS, Kappas A. Diet-hormone interactions: protein/carbohydrate ratio alters reciprocally the plasma levels of testosterone and cortisol and their respective binding globulins in man. Life Sci. 1987 May 4;40(18):1761-8.
[2] Hill P, Wynder EL, Garbaczewski L, Walker AR. Effect of diet on plasma and urinary hormones in South African black men with prostatic cancer. Cancer Res. 1982 Sep;42(9):3864-9.
[3] Rossow LM, Fukuda DH, Fahs CA, Loenneke JP, Stout JR. Natural bodybuilding competition preparation and recovery: a 12-month case study. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2013 Sep;8(5):582-92.

ADVERTISEMENT - Why do I see this?
Gods Alkaline Vegans

About Author:

Aqiyl is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.