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by 608 · about 19 hours ago

I'm trying to increase my testosterone levels. I already know about adequate sleep. Lowering stress and lifting heavy weights. I know which fats to eat, saturated and monounsaturated. What paleo foods should i avoid? Does too many carbs from fruit... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · October 01, 2012 at 10:28 PM

There are really several ways to approach raising testosterone, but there is only one way to optimize it. WHen you do things to raise testosterone, typically you also increase estradiol via aromatization. Aromatization is just the conversion of T... (more)

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by 30 · about 19 hours ago

I had a blood test in Ireland in 2012 and my testosterone was '30.1'. I have had a test recently (2014) and it is 15.3 nmol/l (Range 6.3-24.7).I don't know what metric the test used in 2012 but if it is nmol/l my Testosterone levels have dropped... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 12, 2014 at 12:24 AM

To raise it, you'll need to increase its natural substrate: cholesterol. Eat more saturated fats: egg yolks, butter, bacon, avocado, coconut oil. Be sure to get plenty of zinc and magnesium as well.Keep your stress levels low, or cortisol will... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

I'm in my 20s. Got some blood work and my total T is 500. After looking up some info that's the general average for a 65 year old male?I eat a paleo diet by the way.

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Mscott1 0 · June 20, 2014 at 7:45 PM

500 isn't an unreasonably low level for your 20's, also free testosterone might be a more telling biomarker. If free T is also low, look into your all around lifestyle. Not enough sleep, poor mental health, nutrient deficiencies (e.g. zinc,... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

I got the most expensive blood test you can do from WellnessFX which pretty much tested a whole array of things. I am 23 years old. I have had whacky sex drive, sometimes to where I'm super horny and other times to where I'm not... (more)

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by 88 · about 19 hours ago

Hey there everyone- I've asked questions (actually just one) similar to this in the past, but I never really got the answer I was looking for- My question relates very simply to insulin sensitivity and testosterone levels. The question... (more)

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by 88 · about 19 hours ago

Hey, so I recently picked up a copy of Gold Medal Bodies' "Rings 1" and "Rings 2" gymnastics courses, and I am looking to start very soon. I was working through a barbell strength training program, WS4SB 3, but the whole point of my doing this... (more)

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max_8 0 · August 25, 2013 at 3:27 AM

You really need to eat more. There's no way to get bigger and stronger without eating more. You clearly aren't eating enough. I recommend increasing your daily caloric intake to around 3000kcal/day. My 120lb 5'1 girlfriend eats 3000kcal/day for... (more)

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by 88 · about 19 hours ago

EDITS: Some info- I'm 17, 113 lbs, male, and 5'7" Hey everyone, so I've been struggling quite a lot for the past 3-4 months, due to the problems I'm facing with trying to balance nutrition and working out. Right now though, I seem to have had an... (more)

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blackjack661 0 · September 02, 2013 at 9:03 PM

http://180degreehealth.com/2011/03/natural-testosterone-enhancement http://180degreehealth.com/2013/07/eating-disorder-recovery-update (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Hello all, I recently went in to see my doc about low sex drive and, after a variety of lab tests, was told that my testosterone levels were "low-normal". I'm all right with that since I don't want to go on prescription treatment, but it seems... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM

If you increase your saturated fat, you'll be able to make more, assuming that you don't have a pregnenolone steal going on due to chronic stress. Things like butter for example. Yes, tribulus terrestris is a good way to signal DHEA to convert... (more)

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

Does paleo reduce test levels? Why does sex drive take a nose dive and you feel so docile and laid back? What can I add to my diet to get he "zip " back? I was thinking raw oysters????

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greymouser 0 · June 08, 2013 at 3:06 PM

A paleo diet should not reduce testosterone levels, nor make you lose general "zip". Some have already mentioned carbs, and I'd like to reiterate: if you are not trying to eat a low carb diet, and taking the necessary steps to do so safely, then... (more)

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by 25 · about 19 hours ago

So, I'm 44 and have been eating primal for about a year. I only eat good dairy including drinking a bit of raw milk. Lately, the last month or so I've been feeling really great; really strong but I've also become a real a-hole to my friends and... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · May 31, 2013 at 3:36 AM

You might have a hormone imbalance but I would not say that its high T. It might be high E relative to your free T. Highly doubt your T levels are off the chart from eating Paleo but your E levels might be especially if your not eating enough... (more)

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by 90 · about 19 hours ago

Hi I just received my testosterone levels and they are at 18.2 nmol/L, is this normal for a 22 year old active male?

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · May 28, 2013 at 5:04 AM

hope this article helps http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/01/16/normal-testosterone-levels/ also a converter http://www.endmemo.com/medical/unitconvert/Testosterone.php (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Hi All, I'm going through some confounding problems and I would really like some advice from the community. Around a year ago I started feeling pretty poor all around- bad sleep, bad memory, low sex drive, muscle wasting, losing weight, joint... (more)

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Mscott 0 · May 23, 2013 at 2:07 AM

If you're eating high protein, low carbohydrate diet (as many paleo diets are) try lowering protein and increasing carbs, as a fair amount of evidence suggests this can increase testosterone levels: http://jap.physiology.org/content/82/1/49.full ... (more)

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by 88 · about 19 hours ago

I recently had my blood tested as I've felt pretty bad( I've had no libido, have felt depressed, had low energy, and over-training symptoms such as insomnia) for a while, and I just got the results back. Apparently, my thyroid is good, but my... (more)

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Gio_1 0 · May 19, 2013 at 3:10 AM

Eat adequate (just enough for the day) protein and get the rest of your calories from healthy fats like coconut oils, macadamia oil and nuts, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Avocado oil. High protein diet have been proven to lower free testosterone... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

So being a male and liking to have my testosterone as high, and my estrogen as low as possible, when it came to phytoestrogens, my only thought used to be: avoid! But now I read this: " 4) Use Phytoestrogens To Promote the C-2 Pathway Include... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 03, 2013 at 3:18 PM

If you avoid phytoestrogens, you are going to have to basically avoid plants. Don't do this. When people say that phytoestrogens should be avoided, I believe they are talking about the food sources of phytoestrogens which are orders of magnitude... (more)

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

Hi All, I'm a noob looking for some advice. I'm 35 years old, 295 lbs. I had a mild ischemic stroke about six months ago (completely recovered already from the speech problem and paralyzed arm). They never were able to explain the cause and I'm... (more)

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surfin_on_a_rocket_ 0 · February 16, 2013 at 11:29 AM

It's common for overweight to obese males to have testosterone levels below the normal range. As you become leaner, reduce dietary carbohydrate and increase your physical activity (particularly resistance training) your testosterone will rise... (more)

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by 695 · about 19 hours ago

It also increased testicular antioxidant enzymes, especially when taken with L-Carnitine (which us meat eaters get a lot of anyway.) Link to the study: https://www.waset.org/journals/waset/v64/v64-227.pdf (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · February 13, 2013 at 8:19 PM

onion juice triples Testosterone levels in study http://www.ergo-log.com/onionjuice.html parsley flavonoid prevents age related Testosterone delcine http://www.ergo-log.com/flavonoid-in-parsley-boosts-testosterone-levels.html Royale jelly... (more)

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by 2022 · about 19 hours ago

I have been working out religiously for a year. When I started, I could do one push-up, maybe two. At some point I tried to see how many I could do and I managed 10, pretty quickly and with good form (this was probably about 6 months ago). I lift... (more)

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miked_2 0 · February 07, 2013 at 8:56 PM

The only way to get better at push-ups is to do push-up (this goes for any activity). I can do many fewer push-ups than I used to be able to do, but I can do much more over just about everything else. If you want to be good a push-ups, practice... (more)

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by 871 · about 19 hours ago

Hello All, Question regarding Spironolactone (aldactone) I have been on this for my skin for quite a long time and it was recently brought to my attention that it is one of the reasons I am not seeing results from my training, as it is... (more)

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JON_19 0 · May 03, 2013 at 8:49 AM

"Even applied topically it effects the entire body." Can you show me a study that prove that ? It do not effect the whole body if applied topical. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3411088 (more)

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by 3521 · about 19 hours ago

I have been paleo for 2.5 years now, and I first started eating a high fat diet but slowly transitioned into a higher carb paleo diet. Throughout that time my libido has had a lot of ups and downs, but mostly downs. I have tried everything from... (more)

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Bill_4 0 · December 29, 2012 at 4:50 AM

Couple of things: From your history I believe your activity level is pretty high, have you thought about cutting back? Really giving your body a break? Hows your Vitamin A intake? I do recommend iodine as well. Definitely helped me and... (more)

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by 188 · about 19 hours ago

I??m 25 and recently due to a new diet I keep getting boners everyday, i??l wake up with a stiffy and even throughout the day get random boners. I??ve been taking pine pollen which has testosterone similating properties, bee pollen which also... (more)

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Mat_4 0 · December 28, 2012 at 6:50 AM

If all those boners are too much trouble for you I would recommend a vegan diet and you will never have that problem again.

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by 697 · about 19 hours ago

Sorry if this is inappropiate, I assume it will be deleted if so. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12659241 A study found that after ej***tion, and abstaining there after, serum testosterone was increased %146 on the 7th day. Have you noticed... (more)

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Justin_12 0 · December 21, 2012 at 2:45 PM

For some other thoughts on abstinence check out this Ted talk by Gary Wilson "The Great Porn Experience" and his website (that Stephen also linked) Your Brain On Porn. To summarize, there may be no physical effect from abstaining from... (more)

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by 50 · about 19 hours ago

I have noticed since being on Paleo I have some puberty like "symptoms". I.e. Oily skin, back pimples and increased aggression. Of course I have been lifting heavy also and making incredible gains in the gym but I feel like I am 16 again complete... (more)

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Mscott 0 · December 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Well, there is some preliminary evidence that eating enough fat (1, 2), specifically monounsaturated and saturated fat (3) can lead to higher free testosterone levels. The same seems to be true of eating meat (4, 5, 10), although in at least one... (more)

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by 25 · about 19 hours ago

Hey there, Just got my blood work (male 180lbs, 39 y/o). I'bee been on paleo for about two years, strict for the fist 10mths, then no energy, low testosterone, high TSH, started adding some sweet tators and milk + cottage cheese + yougurt (I'm... (more)

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Anon_16 0 · December 08, 2012 at 2:35 AM

Time to go Ray Peat.

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