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by 30 · about 5 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 787 · about 5 hours ago

I recently read that fat boosts testosterone, i'm wondering is it true? If so, how to best take advantage of this effect? I know when i drink a lot of olive oil, like over 50g in one go i get that 'pumped up' feeling in my muscles about... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 07, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Well, yeah, cholesterol is the building block of hormones. But it's not like if you eat a ton of fat, all of it will become hormones. Like anything else, it's a tightly controlled process - it's only when you're very low fat and consume only... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Hi, I'm 34 and been struggling with thyroid and testosterone issues for the last couple of years (hypothyroid and hypogonadism). While most of my doctors won't search for a root cause, I have one who encouraged me to start paleo. It took a... (more)

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drdeb 0 · February 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Congratulations on your success with your paleo lifestyle.When men are overweight, adipose tissue converts testosterone into estrogen. Your pituitary "sees" estrogen and testosterone the same, so it does not increase the release of LH and FSH in... (more)

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by 88 · about 5 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 5 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 4283 · about 5 hours ago

https://www.directlabs.com/mobile/Home/tabid/15890/language/en-US/Default.aspx Type 1 diabetic, Crossfit Athlete, Strict Paleo dieter. Looking to figure out why he can't lose last 10 lbs of belly fat in mid section. I want to do an ASI and... (more)

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Lazza 0 · August 15, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Wrt testing, the only one that you might to take are the thyroid tests: TSH, free T3, free T4 and antithyroid antibodies tests. You can probably find these tests bundled in some sort of thyroid panel. However I would be surprised if your thyroid... (more)

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by 394 · about 5 hours ago

What would our ancestors testosterone levels of been in comparison to ours? I was wondering if it would of been higher or lower.

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 12, 2013 at 12:01 AM

My guess would be higher (than the average today) because it would have played a more important role in survival and spreading the genes. Low testosterone men would have less chance to reproduce. Today even the weakest and dumbest of the species... (more)

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by 10 · about 5 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 65 · about 5 hours ago

My doc put me on 50 mg of Chlomid 2x a week and since then I have been gaining a few lbs. Like 210 to 218 over last 4-5 months. Anyone else getting Low-T injections, patches or using Chlomid having similar gains? I am also lifting 2-3x week but... (more)

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by 15 · about 5 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 10 · about 5 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 5 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 95 · about 5 hours ago

Does anybody know if cycling tongkat ali or tribulus to boost free testosterone 1) really works beyond the placebo effect and 2) backfires because more testosterone leads to more AROMATIZATION of the testosterone leading to estrogen increases. (more)

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scottmartinez2012 0 · May 09, 2013 at 5:08 AM

If you???re using more than one ingredient in your cycle, you???ll never know which one is causing harm, which one is ineffective, or which one is showing the greatest result. Keep it simple. Use either tongkat ali or tribulus terrestris so... (more)

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by 10 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 hours ago

I'm a little annoyed with my Dr's office. This Dr is supposed to be on the up and up when it comes to women's hormones, she is familiar with paleo, and her practice is a mix of traditional/holistic medicine. I called the other day to set up an... (more)

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by 2022 · about 5 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 5 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 35 · about 5 hours ago

Hi guys, I'm 24 years old and have been experiencing sexual problems (ED, low libido) for a year or so now. I would like to hear from you people some recommendations to hack my libido and to get my potency back. I really need help, but I'm lost... (more)

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Anondson 0 · February 01, 2013 at 4:12 AM

Had you gotten testosterone levels tested? Because it sounds like you need to target lifestyle around restoring those levels. Just blowing a hunch out there, but I'd wager you need to lift heavy things a couple times a week (no more no less), get... (more)

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by 25 · about 5 hours ago

Whats up guys. I've been to my doc recently for a number of nagging issue, and found out my testosterone is incredibly low. Total test - 230 Free Test- 5.2 For this he wants to put me on a small amount of testosterone gel, clomid, coQ10, and... (more)

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paleocurious_1 0 · February 25, 2013 at 3:42 AM

I don't know about those other things, but I do know anemia is extra not normal for a male (I'm assuming you're a male). Unless your gut is extremely unhealthy, there's almost no chance you can't absorb enough nutrients to prevent anemia since... (more)

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by 3521 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 1925 · about 6 hours ago

Well, it is MOvember and all. Thought I should ask... And from an evolutionary point of view, what purpose does facial hair serve? ... other than to catch the breadcrumbs.. which seems pointless... because cavemen didn't eat bread EDIT: Some... (more)

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Ivan_3 0 · November 18, 2012 at 1:51 PM

It seems to me that the purpose of hair on one's head is to retain body heat. For instance, people of primarily European ancestry (colder climate) have straight hair which retains heat, often in layers, better than the hair of of those with... (more)

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