There’s just one little thing they’re doing differently…
Which of these couples will die young?
- Both couples take care of their health
- Both couples see their doctor annually
- Both couples try to eat well and exercise
- Both believe in the power of natural healing and take as few prescription treatments as possible
- They BOTH are trying hard to do everything right. Yet, the Morgans will outlive the Franklins by at least 20 active years…
It’s not genetics… and it’s not luck…
The Morgans have discovered the one unusual practice that thousands of couples are using to add decades to their lives…
All the reasons why I’ll never, ever take Finasteride
Finasteride is sold under the brand names Proscar and Propecia.
It’s a treatment used to treat an enlarged prostate or hair loss.
Finasteride and related prostate/hair-loss treatments work by attacking an enzyme which converts testosterone to DHT.
This causes a lot of problems which I have written about before.
But this enzyme does not just affect testosterone and DHT.
It’s also responsible for converting other hormones.
A number of these hormones are very active in the brain – they are called neurosteroids.
These neurosteroids are among the most important chemicals for mental health.
Finasteride rapidly depletes these essential brain hormones, leading to anxiety and depression.
These animal experiments were carried out at Kanazawa University in Japan. The findings were published in Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin.
Finasteride and related treatments can cause a host of problems for many men.
These problems have become known as “post finasteride syndrome” or PFS.
A quick Google of this syndrome will bring up a list of commonly reported side-effects of these treatments.
“Reported symptoms include: loss of libido, ‘penile’ dysfunction, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, panic attacks, Peyronie’s disease, penile shrinkage, gynecomastia, muscle atrophy, cognitive impairment, insomnia, severely dry skin and tinnitus.”
Finasteride was marketed to target one hormonal interaction – the conversion of testosterone to DHT.
But the reality is that it targets the conversion of a lot of different hormones.
Hence all those different side-effects.
The psychological effects of finasteride are due to its effects on hormones in the brain.
This study was designed to see how the treatment alters important brain hormones.
“We examined the influence of finasteride on the brain levels and metabolism of neurosteroids in rats exposed to immobilisation stress.”
Immobilization stress involves restricting the movement of the animal.
This causes an increase in anxiety and stress. (It does this by increasing stress hormones.)
But the brain has its ways of dealing with these stress hormones.
The brain releases other hormones to counteract them.
These anti-stress, anti-anxiety hormones include things like allopregnanolone.
You see, a little stress and anxiety is completely normal.
Almost everyone experiences some every day.
But out-of-control stress, anxiety, and depression are serious problems.
Allopregnanolone is essential for preventing anxiety and depression from getting out of control.
When we get stressed or anxious, the brain increases the production of allopregnanolone to help us deal with this.
The researchers found that finasteride prevented the production of allopregnanolone.
Finasteride blocks allopregnanolone – the brain’s natural defense against excess anxiety and stress.
“The animal study demonstrated that finasteride dose dependently inhibits the stress induced elevation of brain allopregnanolone.”
This effect alone is enough to explain all of the psychological problems which could be caused by finasteride.
The researchers showed that the treatment could completely deplete the brain of allopregnanolone.
“A 10 mg/kg dose of finasteride can almost completely deplete allopregnanolone in the brain.”
Allopregnanolone stimulates something called the GABA receptor.
Other things which stimulate this receptor include alcohol, benzodiazepine sedatives like valium and xanax, and magnesium.
The GABA receptor is the anti-anxiety switch in the brain.
And allopregnanolone is critical for regulating GABA receptor activation.
The side effects of finasteride can persist long after men stop taking the treatment.
It may be necessary to take steps to increase the production of protective neurosteroids like allopregnanolone…
…and the other hormones which are altered by this treatment.
Imagine that you’re a caveman, and you have your eyes on a nubile, eager young woman who’s all ripe curves and bare flesh…
As soon as you see her, your body knows it’s time to plant your seed…
So your body starts flooding your system with testosterone, DHT, and all the rest surging through you….
Priming you for carnal lovemaking.
Getting you ready for what nature intends.
Like with puberty, where suddenly your body is flooded with testosterone and other hormones…
Hormones that make men horny at the mere sight of a naked woman…
At the gentle caress of her lips on your skin…
And all of a sudden you’re rocky and ready to go for 30 minutes or longer…