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by 608 · about 7 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 5 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 129 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 88 · about 7 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 7 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 10 · about 7 hours ago

I am currently trying to raise my testosterone, for muscle building and psychological reasons. I am doing IF (9PM to 11 AM) on 5 days a week. Now I read that in order to increase testosterone one should eat saturated fat containing cholesterol... (more)

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by 20 · about 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 35 · about 8 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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