Synopses & Reviews
How to maintain optimum testosterone levels for the male body through the use of herbs, nutritional supplements, and diet
• Explains the phenomenon of andropause--male menopause--and how to deal with it
• Reveals scientific evidence of testosterone-blocking agents in the environment that alter men’s essential chemistry as they age
• Presents safe, organic plant medicines that can restore optimum testosterone levels
• Contains the most up-to-date natural treatments for impotence, infertility, and prostate disease
The recognition of the middle-age stage in male development of andropause, which is comparable to women’s menopause, is hampered by the lack of a clear understanding of the chemistry and physiology specific to aging men. Men are still capable of reproduction well into and beyond middle age. Yet a man’s sexual desire and potency varies, often according to his testosterone level. Recent studies show that the lowered testosterone levels endemic in aging men--the gradual drop that is quite normal--is being exacerbated by environmental agents. Testosterone-blocking estrogen agents are present in insecticides, industrial materials, pharmaceuticals, and foods. Men are daily inundated with a “cocktail” of estrogen agents that alter the fine balance of testosterone that makes them male.
In The Natural Testosterone Plan, Stephen Harrod Buhner shows why men need help to maintain their testosterone levels as they age and explains how safe, naturally occurring phytoandrogens--plant medicines that contain male hormones--can remedy the depletion exerted by the environment. Buhner details how each phytoandrogen works, when its use is indicated, and the most appropriate method of application.
Stephen Harrod Buhner shows why men need help to maintain their testosterone levels as they age and explains how safe, naturally occurring phytoandrogens--plant medicines that contain male hormones--can remedy the depletion exerted by the environment. Buhner details how each phytoandrogen works, when its use is indicated, and the most appropriate method of application.
About the Author
Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of ten books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine. He comes from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. The greatest influence on his work, however, has been his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.
Stephen's work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common Boundary, Apotheosis, Shaman's Drum, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America. <>
Table of Contents
A Note to the Reader
1 The Importance of Natural Hormone Support for Men
2 Andropause: Hormones and the Male Body
3 Environmental Pollutant Impacts on Testosterone
4 Phytoandrogens: Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
5 Supplements to Increase Testosterone Levels
6 Androgenic Foods
7 Testosterone Antagonists: Things to Avoid
8 Enhancing Male Sexuality: Erectile Strength, Sperm Production and Motility, and Prostate Health
Appendix: Ten-Week, Low-Fat Cleansing Diet
Resources and Sources of Supply