“Toss my cookies?”
“Doc, say it ain’t so.”
This tough conversation that I had with Ron yesterday was for his own good. Ron’s a 54-year-old who came to me for natural help with fatigue and weight loss.
The first thing we looked at was Ron’s diet. He was eating a hell of a lot of bread, cookies and pasta. “I can’t imagine life without those things,” he told me.
Many guys have trouble with wheat- the main ingredient in most breads, cookies and pastas. The wheat contains a protein called gluten that a lot of guys have trouble processing in their guts, even though they might not know it.
This gluten problem causes inflammation in the gut, and inflammation is a type of stress on the body. The stress shoots the stress hormone cortisol sky high, and can lower Testosterone or T over time. This will inevitably lead to a guy losing his sex drive.
So one of the simplest ways to start fixing your fatigue and weight gain is cut wheat out of your diet. No bread, no cookies, no pasta. I tell my guy patients to give it 60 days. This usually is enough time for them to see 10 pounds drop off without trying. Then they notice they feel better. But it starts with tossing the cookies!
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