I recently went to see a doc in my health plan and he once again made me realize that most docs are clueless. He saw my old testosterone chart and then saw how my new one was tripled. I told him about Paleo and some supplements I take from a naturopath to help my adrenals (I have anxiety). He responded that anything that works would be regulated by the FDA and therefore it is all a placebo effect (i.e all in my head). I asked him if a ketogenic diet which has been shown to "cure" seizures was regulated by the FDA and he responded that saturated fat will give you a heart attack and then proceeded to rant on about his 35 years of experience and basically how dare I, an ignorant patient question his infallible wisdom.
Sorry for the rant but really would like to find a good doc.
My goal is; To figure out why my testosterone is still low and to raise it naturally. Paleo/sleep/meditation and supplements have raised it to the low end of normal. I have low FSH and low LH which this doc blew off as nothing. Any endocrinologist or another type of doc that someone could recommend would be much appreciated. The naturopath I currently work with is open minded but really bad with details and loses track of things. Was hoping to get the best of both worlds with an open minded/cutting edge doc that still is well organized and has a methodical approach.
how old are you? what is your typical diet like... are you eating low carb?
My T was between 300-450 on low carb... on high carb it is much higher. I havent gotten tested yet but my sex drive has exploded, ease of erections, confidence, attitude... all signs of increased T. I also supplement with Iosol and Iodoral and now it a 50-60% carb diet with 15-20% protein and 25-30% fat. Lots of egg yolks, yams, liver, fish, greens, white rice, tropical fruits.
This is pretty anecdotal but you either get increased T with low carb paleo or lower T. Not sure what the mechanism is but Ray Peat says for good T, thyroid, vitamin A, and cholestoral is needed... so a higher carb diet + iodine supports more thyroid activity, liver once a week and lots of yams for vitamin A and beta carotene... egg yolks and organ meats for cholesterol. Works for me. Try to keep protein between 70-100 grams... going to overboard lowers T. I also drink tons of bone broth with extra beef gelatin powder.
Whats your body temperature like? Have you tested thyroid?
A good example of how much better my T is on high carb paleo vs low carb paleo is I can get poor sleep on high carb paleo and still have solid morning wood the next day, but on low carb paleo I will not.
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