I received this question below in response to a recent video I posted on my YouTube channel about gyneocomastia (GM), a swelling of breast tissue in males that stems from a hormonal imbalance of estrogen and testosterone.
ssg2991: Hey Paul, I was wondering if you had any info to share on gynecomastia. I’ve learned about metabolic typing and have been eating only organic whole foods for almost a year now.
I’ve gotten much healthier and lost a lot of weight. But my gynecomastia hasn’t gone anywhere and there’s also this last bit of fat on me that just won’t come off for some reason. I’ve been eating well and working out 4-5 days a week for several months now yet my fat loss has stagnated, although I am building plenty of muscle.
Any idea on how to fix this issue? I’d like to start taking my shirt off comfortably. Is fasting the solution? I recently just started reading Rational Fasting by Arnold Ehret and have done a little bit of research and it seems like water fasting may be the solution.
Over the years, I’ve seen various cases of GM. Here are some tips to help you:
When a man has GM, it is generally an indicator that they have been eating toxic foods, and/or been in a toxic environment for a long time, or that they have a history of anabolic steroid use. This condition is often related to children being fed soy-based or soy containing commercial baby food and formulas, as well as commercial pasteurized milk, which also has many other farming chemicals in it that are disruptive to the hormonal system, and toxic to the body.
The body stores all toxins it can’t convert to water-soluble chemicals and excretes it in the fat of the animal or human being until it has the nutrition on board to effectively run the major detox pathways in the liver. Many never get there…
If you consider the length of time you lived an imbalanced lifestyle and ate a poor diet relative to the time you’ve spent “cleaning up,” I’m pretty sure you’ll see you’ve only been on your cleanup project a small fraction of the time you were eating and living unconsciously. (This is not a criticism, by the way, just what is likely to be the facts.)
In a case like yours, I always tell my clients they should plan on a minimum of one year, and usually two years of conscious 4 Doctors living to restore balance to the body, and establish dream-affirmative behavioral patterns to the point that they are natural.
If you’ve not had any functional medicine testing for environmental and industrial toxins, as well as heavy metals and parasite and fungal infections, you need to do it.
I’ve never had a patient with GM or related imbalances who didn’t have all sorts of toxic levels of environmental chemicals, harmful substances from foods and body care products, heavy metals and/or some level of fungal or parasite infection. It is very likely that your GM isn’t going to fully go away until your body burden is decreased and you have the specific nutrition to support your detox process.
A very common heavy metal that I’ve seen in almost everyone I test is mercury. It plays hell with your immune system, nervous system and other systems, and is very toxic and dangerous to the body. Then, you have aluminum, which is in many vaccines you are likely to have had, and it also screws up your immune, nervous and detox systems too.
Fungal infections are hard to test objectively, but you can study my DVD program, Healing Fungal and Parasite Infections: The Absolute Essentials, to learn what the symptoms of fungal and parasite infections are, and how to begin healing and managing your body and environment immediately to prevent further infections.
With GM, you can rest assured your level of xenoestrogens and all related chemicals will be very high. I’d stay very far away from any soy products or ones containing them, avoid storing food in plastics of any type, don’t drink water stored in plastic (unless you absolutely have no choice, such as traveling in airports), and switch to all organic body care products pronto.
A product recommendation
You can get a product called Metal-Free, a very effective, easy to use method of removing heavy metals from your body. Follow the directions exactly! This can be a huge help, and you can start ASAP, even if you are getting tested. The worst thing that can happen is it will clean the toxic heavy metals out of you.
The doctor I’ve used for lab testing since I started referring people instead of doing all the tests myself is Dr. Cliff Oliver who is located in La Jolla, Calif. He is very experienced (about 45 years) and can tell you exactly what tests you need, interpret them, give you direction, and probably has all the specific supplementation you need to treat your GM.
I’d also recommend you study my Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 program ASAP because you definitely need an effective education.
There are sure to be many things you are unaware of and need to learn to complete your healing mission and keep it that way for the rest of your life.
Love and chi,
For over thirty-two years, Paul's unique, holistic approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of countless people worldwide, many of his clients, his students and their clients. By treating the body-mind as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, Paul has been successful where traditional approaches have consistently failed.
Paul is the founder of the C.H.E.K (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute, based in California, USA and the Chek 4-Quadrant Coaching Mastery and P~P~S Success Mastery Coaching Programs.