More guys have man boobs today than ever before, and rates of man boobs are increasing with time.
Perhaps the most important reason for this, is because of our increasing exposure to environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals, which is something I discuss in my program, How To Lose Man Boobs Naturally.
Another topic that's closely related to why we get man boobs, is why we get FAT.
Just like man boobs, obesity is also on the rise today, and one thing that explains why both conditions are on the rise today, is because of our increased exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals.
I recently came across this YouTube video by cardiologist, Dr. Alejandro Junger, where he explains how chemicals make us fat.
This was really eye-opening for me, and I thought I'd share it with you, because it gives you a different perspective on how all of the chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis are making us fat.
If you are still overweight, then this particular insight could be a key player to helping you to finally get rid of all of those excess pounds without it feeling like you are trying so hard with shear willpower.
The main juicy part is in the first 4m30s of the video:
In case you don't want to watch the video, here's a transcript of that section:
“Especially in America, there's a problem with obesity, and there's a lot of reasons why they talk about diabesity and all the metabolic alterations that lead to that.
But very few people are talking about one factor, which is that the body only knows how to adapt and survive. It doesn't have a code, it doesn't have genetic information on how to get sick.
So when you see the body accumulate fat and retaining fat and generating fat, there must be a reason for it. And one of the reasons is that 90% of the toxins that we're exposed to, through the air we breathe, the water we drink and shower with, the medications we consume, the cosmetics we apply on our skin, but mostly through the food-like products, or edible products that we are eating as foods, they're loaded with chemicals, 90% of which are only lipophilic, meaning they only dissolve in fat.
So let's follow the journey of a lipophilic molecule that comes in through one of these sources, alright? Goes into the circulation, whether it's through the skin or through the gut, and then starts circulating, and eventually passes through the liver. Now if things are working well, the liver will detect it, will spit its enzymes that would cut the molecule and alter its composition, its chemical properties, and transform it, biotransform it from lipophilic, from fat soluble, into water soluble. The reason it does that is because the body can only eliminate things through water. We don't sweat fat, we don't pee fat, we only pee and sweat water, and also water is in the faeces.
So we need to biotransform these molecules from lipophilic into hydrophilic, into water soluble, in order to be able to eliminate them.
Now because the liver is overwhelmed, lacking nutrients to manufacture those enzymes that cleave those molecules, then these molecules will remain. Some of them remain right there in the liver, and the liver starts doing what? Buffering their irritation by accumulating fat, and therefore leading to fatty liver, which is now becoming a huge problem.
The other ones will continue circulating, and then will start lodging themselves in fatty tissue – brain, thyroid, breasts, prostate, when you look at where the surge in cancers are, it's in those organs.
So the rest of the fatty disolvable molecules that have not lodged into a tissue, then the body will retain and generate fat in order to buffer their irritation, leading to obesity.
So obesity, really, part of the cause behind it, the root cause, is this overload of liphophilic toxins that we are not able to process, because of all the reasons we talked about.
…it is an adaptation survival mechanism, which is really the only thing the body knows how to do. What we see and perceive as diseases, are just adaptation mechanisms.”
…Dr. Alejandro Junger, The Model Health Show, Episode 566.
So we get fat because 90% of the chemicals we are exposed to are lipophilic, meaning they dissolve in fat. These chemicals accumulate first in the liver, then when the liver is overburdened, they accumulate all over the rest of the body, and wherever they accumulate, the body accumulates FAT as a defense mechanism, because by storing these chemicals in fat, your body protects its other organs and tissues from the damaging effects of these chemicals.
So the bottom line is that we get fat as a defense mechanism against environmental chemicals.
Who would have known?!!
Isn't everyone out there, doctors and nutritionists included, telling us that we get fat because we eat too much and don't exercise enough?
Well that doesn't explain why more people are fat today than 20 years ago. Did all these extra people just out of the blue decide to get greedy and lazy?
Dr. Junger's explanation above makes more sense. The rates of obesity has skyrocketed alongside the usage of chemicals in everything we eat, drink, touch, and breathe.
So a crucial thing you must do if you want to lose weight, is reduce your exposure to these lipophilic (fat-loving) environmental chemicals.
It just so happens that most of these same environmental chemicals are also estrogenic and/or anti-androgenic, and hence don't just make you fat, but can also give you man boobs.
This is why I go into detail about how to reduce your body's burden of environmental chemicals in my program, How To Lose Man Boobs Naturally.
When you reduce your exposure to chemicals, your body no longer needs to accumulate body fat to safely store these chemicals, and no-where will these changes be more evident than in your chest (if you have man boobs), because removing these chemicals will also improve your estrogen to testosterone ratio.