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by 608 · about 8 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 787 · about 9 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 9 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 5 · about 9 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 9 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 129 · about 9 hours ago

Hey guys, quick background. Im 27 yrs old 5'11 160 male, strict paleo moderate alcohol/caffeine use, train Jiu Jitsu 5 days a week and lift 2 days. Was curious about my testosterone and cortisol as I train alot and had some indicators that I might... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · August 28, 2013 at 1:18 AM

If you occasionally wake up with a boner, your testosterone is fine. Otherwise, eat more steak and eggs. Ignore T salesmen. That's all I got.

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by 88 · about 9 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 394 · about 9 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 20 · about 9 hours ago

I'm somewhat surprised and confused by my recent spectracell analysis results, however I'm not an expert. My doctor doesn't seem to know what to suggest, so i'm here looking to see if anyone might have some thoughts or can suggest why some of... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 04, 2013 at 11:02 PM

First, how many carbs do you eat per day? The reason I ask is because my most recent spectracell results showed that my pantothenate and vitamin C levels dropped considerably (now borderline low) compared to the last two times I did the test. The... (more)

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by 65 · about 9 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 9 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 95 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 188 · about 9 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 9 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 1013 · about 9 hours ago

Last month I had my blood tested by WellnessFX. Results showed low total cholesterol, low Vitamin D, some liver concerns. I had a pretty good action plan put together to address these things. Then I had a hormone/cortisol test through ZRT Labs... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 16, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Okay, well by losing Fat your testosterone should go up. I wish you had a before and after of your testosterone as I think it would exemplify that point. You can do testosterone replacement therapy, and that will probably help you towards your... (more)

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by 1495 · about 9 hours ago

I just had a huge battery of blood tests done and everything looks great except I noticed that my FREE TESTOSTERONE is low (below range) and my ESTRADIOL is on the very high end of the range (not above range). The blood tests happened to occur on... (more)

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by 145 · about 9 hours ago

just got some bloodwork done and not sure how to read it........... anything jump out to you? I'm 21 female 5'3 muscular 130 pounds experiencing (suffering with) hirstuitism and acne Estrad: 69.40 pg/ml Progesterone .76 ng/ml SHBG 57 Total t3... (more)

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anonymous_12 0 · October 26, 2012 at 8:07 PM

As others said this could be PCOS related, but do not overlook high cortisol condition that could manifest many of the same hair and insulin handling issues. I say this because you mention drinking. Frequent high intake of alcohol can cause a... (more)

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by 608 · about 9 hours ago

Does fruit lower testosterone because of the fructose or insulin?

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BoneBrothFast 0 · October 02, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Fruit has this chemical compound that attracts raw vegans like flies, but I don't think it affects much more than that.

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by 608 · about 9 hours ago

Does insulin supress testosterone production in men? Why is it only okay after a workout?

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · October 01, 2012 at 4:15 AM

-Why do you ask questions #1? Insulin and IGF-1 are potent hormones for growth. -IRT question #2. Insulin is a potent "storage" hormone. Post-workout we want to shuttle as many nutrients as possible into our cells (the window post workout is... (more)

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