3) Hormones


In mid-life a bloke’s hormones shift. A “spare tyre” and an altered body shape are often the result of that shift. (Incidentally, I believe that in the West hormonal influencers in our diets are producing specifically middle-aged type weight gain in more and more young people today. I am increasingly seeing this in Australia. Growth hormone in the food chain is also a concern.)

One of the simplest and healthiest ways of managing the kind of hormonal shift that is normal to mid-life is to moderate your intake of high starch foods and add some LSA to your regime. LSA is ground Flaxseedss (Linseeds) Sunflower Seeds and Almond meal. Every day I find a way of including some LSA in my diet.


Often I will use my Nutri Bullet (IMHO the world’s best blender) to whir up a smoothie of frozen blueberries (also great for your prostate if you’re a bloke) water, fresh (not UHT) apple juice or almond milk, some organic gelatin (for my gut health) and three generous teaspoons of LSA. I also take a magnesium supplement for the same reason. I added this when I hit that mid-life zone and have found it very effective.