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by 608 · about 22 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 22 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 5 · about 22 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 787 · about 22 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 22 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 129 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 20 · about 22 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 22 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 25 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 695 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 3521 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 25 · about 22 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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