Your man may not be sleeping with someone else, but he isn’t coming home to you. What to do …
Editor’s Note: The author has conducted extensive research on the subject explored here. Selected references appear at the bottom of this post.
Take a staple of the human diet. Market it as a predominantly male habit and chick magnet. Cruelly alter its original components to sedate the desire for free will and sovereign thinking. Craft it to eviscerate sexual function, and you have our modern version of beer. Once a sexual restorative to heal what “ales” is today an ailment in and of itself. A modern day plague on our hormonal integrity, beer is about as benign as stage four cancer and, metaphorically, the chemo of beverages.
And men are drinking it like water.
Beer is actually feminizing men and our masculine energies (both men and women), and not in a spiritually awakened, getting in touch with our ‘feminine’ kind of way.
It is not a coincidence or mistake that beer contains the single most potent form of estrogen known to man.
Ale was once medicine, and the alcohol a carrier for high quality fermented herbals. Literally to heal what ails us, they were tonics and sexual stimulants.
The Purity Act of 1516 introduced hops to beer. This was, in effect, the first drug law ever implemented. It is thought that the Protestants implemented this Purity Act. Very much against the ‘self indulgent’ lifestyle that was apparently rampant in Catholicism, (food, drink and immoderate lifestyle); it was implemented to sedate a once very sexually stimulating tonic ale, called Gruit Ale.
It seems they wanted a sexually impotent culture. And boy, did they get it.
The dawning of ‘drug’ laws in our ‘civilized’ culture has single handedly dumbed down, sexually shamed and repressed us as a species; often through indoctrinations such as this.
Indigenous cultures throughout the world used herbs in ales for at least 60,000 years, not only for their medicinal actions but also as mild inebriants and sexual stimulants. GRUIT ALE is highly intoxicating and aphrodisiacal when consumed in sufficient quantity. Gruit ale stimulates the mind, creates euphoria and enhances sexual drive. Hopped ale is quite different.
~ Stephen Harrod Buhner
Hops are one of many environmental estrogenic toxins changing the genetics, sexual, reproductive, and relational activity of every species on the planet exposed to our water, air and soil.
Structurally, it is the female flower of the hop plant. It contains a flavonoid called isoxanthohumol. In the human body, this flavonoid is demethylated (digested) and turned into the strongest known phytoestrogen in our diets to date.
Side effects of hops in men include:
~Feminization of male secondary sex characteristics
~Erectile dysfunction leading to impotency later in life
~Lack of will
~Weight gain, particularly in the breast tissue and gut
~Lowered Fertility Rates
~Depression, lack of desire
~Lack of will, drive
~Low Self esteem (burning off of Yang Jing energy)
~And the most horrifying and sexually emasculating side effect for men … Brewer’s Droop.
It is a common condition, regularly contracted by bartenders and brewers after years of exposure to hopped beers and ales.
High levels of plant estrogens in hops makes hopped beer an extremely good drink for women in menopause and a very, very detrimental choice for men.
To think, all this time we’ve been afraid of going home with strangers from dark bars and contracting other unfortunate things.
Consumption by men of large levels of estrogenic compounds can lead to erection problems later in life
~ Stephen Harrod Buhner.
We have been sold the story and bought it up without hesitation. Today’s beer is a hormonal epidemic on humanity, riding on the coattails of a sacred human ritual.
Hops are also creating an emotional impotence in men. Hormones drive our emotional bodies equally as much as our sexual ones. Bellying up to the bar, diluting our endocrine and nervous systems with estrogenic compounds, we relegate testosterone to the backseat. Our most precious life force energy suffers as a consequence, deeply harming our sacred sense of self worth and shutting down direct access to our highest consciousness.
Receptor sites for these hormones reside in our brain, spinal chord, nervous systems, and bone marrow. Testosterone is highly neuro~protective. In Ayurvedic Medicine, our nervous system, which runs up and down our spinal column in the physical body, houses our eight chakras in our subtle body; our consciousness it Self. This means that our Consciousness is directly affected by our hormone levels and the fluids we take in that bathe our cerebrospinal fluid. Think water … and beer.
Androgens, including testosterone, are nature’s original anabolic steroids. They give rise to male secondary sex characteristics and potentiate the masculine energetic body and it’s characteristics. They drive our emotional health and govern our heart centre, known as Shen in Chinese medicine. Shen houses the emotional body.
How Balanced Testosterone/Estrogen ratios show up in the emotional body:
~Ability and willingness to be guided by instinct and intuition
~Desire to ‘conquer”/create in the world
~Ability/willingness to succeed in life
~Ability to potentiate dreams into reality
~Ability to make money, create stability
~Willingness to follow heart as well as head/ Inner resolve.
~Sense of sovereignty and free thinking
~Free will, sovereign thinking
~Cultivation of positive attitude
~Where passion and purpose merge with clarity.
~Resiliency of body, mind, spirit
How unbalanced Testosterone/Estrogen ratios show up in the emotional body:
~Lack of motivation, dedication, follow through, commitment.
~Can’t seem to get your shit together
~Not invested in your own life
~Inability to think for your Self
~Trouble making decisions
Everything that makes a man feel productive and valuable—at work, in love, to your Self—falls away when your nervous system is drowned in estrogen.
The beer you think is making you the man you are, is in fact keeping you from him.
The fallacy of reaching optimal performance through synthetic HRT therapies and steroidal drugs is an outdated lie. A great deal of the suffering men go through to attain a level of perfection through the physical body is because the emotional body, untended to, is left to die a slow death. When the two compartmentalize, no authentic satisfaction in the Self can be actualized, ultimately creating a vicious circle of drug abuse and often, Body Dysmorphia. Our biology becomes our psychology.
The current spiritual spotlight is currently on creating a new paradigm of masculine and feminine dynamics in the world; an evolution of Self through dynamic balance of the two. We need take a much closer look at how our immediate environment is shaping this for us as well.
Liquid nutrition is fast becoming a dominant paradigm of health as we begin to break free from outdated laws of thought that don’t align with the laws of our hearts.
Water-based paradigms are intuitive, free flowing, mutable, dynamic and rooted in the emotional body—feeling over thinking. Liquid nutrition, from juicing to foraging for clean water, carries lessons that inform our nervous systems of these same qualities in a way that the fixed nature of “four square meals” cannot. The result: our highest consciousness is reacquainted to a more sovereign paradigm of vitality. Through liquid rituals we can reawaken dormant genetic expression, unveiling true potential and purpose. Beer and other ancient rituals for humans are vital to our expansion.
They can be an artery; a portal, to our highest consciousness.
Beer can once again become a part of this paradigm, with a few adjustments.
#1: remove the hops.
It feels like time to break free from rigid constructs forced upon us some 500-odd years ago and bring back the original intent of ale.
Few people would argue more sex and free thought to be a bad thing. Perhaps something to chew on.
Here is a recommendation for something to drink that will help restore your systemic balance.
This Tonic Elixir Coffee can replace the one that is currently depleting your endocrine system even further. It will detoxify excess estrogen from your system, replacing it with vital androgenic compounds, bringing your sexual, mental, emotional and spiritual body back to life.
Play with the quantities. Be intuitive. Have fun.
THE MANPOWER TONIC COFFEE INGREDIENTS:
16 oz warm (not hot) Nettles + Milk thistle tea (from spring water)
¼ C Milk (Hemp for vegans, Raw grass fed dairy for non vegans)
2-3 Heaping Tablespoons Dandy Blend (or fair trade organic coffee If you must)
1 T Ghee or Grass fed butter
1 T Coconut Oil
1 T Pine Pollen (Surthrival)
1 T Pumpkin seed oil (Styrian Gold, cold pressed)
1-2 T Colostrum (Surthrival)
Himalayan Sea Salt
1 dropper Stevia, (to taste. Any flavor)
Add liquid ingredients to high speed blender (boiled nettle tea, milk, pumpkin seed oil, Butter and coconut oil, stevia). Add dry tonic herbs/foods (Colostrum, pine pollen, sea salt).
Blend and go.
NETTLES—Support liver detoxification, eliminating excess estrogen from system. Supports endocrine and prostate health.
PINE POLLEN—Potent androgenic tonic superfood. Testosterone rich. Inhibits conversion of testosterone to estrogen. Complete amino acid profile/protein. Mineral rich. Essential fatty acid rich. Builds lean muscle mass. Burns fat. Rejuvenates metabolism. Provides sustained energy and strength. Superior tonic food for athletes.
COLOSTRUM—A vaccine, probiotic and growth hormone all in one complete food. Builds clean muscle mass and impenetrable immune system. Nature’s first vaccine. Pumpkin seed oil—Should be staple oil for every man and woman for hormonal balance. Potent tonic for prostate health.
Give it a try. It might just be the thing you need to restore your masculine vitality.
Definitions and Resources
Isoxanthohumol – Biologically active hop flavonoid.
2.STEPHEN HARROD BUHNER
3. DANIEL VITALIS
4. Truth Calkins
Podcast: Nature’s Testosterone Solution. Longevity Warehouse.
Judith S. Gavaler, Ph.D.
2. US National Library of Medicine Research Study on Hops:
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