Fitness and Nutrition for Hormone Health
How Does My Diet Affect My Testosterone?
Many people are looking for a way to treat their low testosterone symptoms without seeking medical intervention. Diet and exercise would seem like a logical way to naturally increase testosterone levels. That’s exactly what the fitness news, popular health culture, and the nutrition industries would like you to believe—that it’s a simple fix. However, the…Read More
Exercise Caution: Supplements to Treat ED
Let’s cut right to the truth about nutritional supplements that claim to treat ED (Erectile Dysfunction): When any nutritional supplement claims to treat ED, Low T, obesity, or any medical illness for that matter, you need to exercise caution. These supplements that claim to treat ED usually fail to perform as promised, and even if…Read More
Do Testosterone Boosters Work?—Choose Research Over Marketing
On the shelves of a health store, fitness supplement store, or online marketplace, you’ve undoubtedly seen the testosterone boosters for sale—supplements promising a natural route to raising testosterone levels, boosting muscle mass, and increasing sex drive. But do these OTC testosterone boosters work? It’s always recommended you go with science over marketing, and research shows…Read More
Low Testosterone and Inflammatory Foods: A New Study Supports the Connection
Inflammation has a bad reputation, but it is an important contributor to your body’s natural defense system. Inflammation is your body at work, either protecting itself from illness or promoting healing when injured. However, the link between chronic, sustained inflammation found in various parts of the body and a variety of serious health issues is well…Read More
Reducing Fat Intake and Your Testosterone Levels—What You Need to Know
If you’re concerned about your fat intake and are considering a low-fat diet, you need to understand that the fat in your diet affects testosterone production. For decades, reducing the amount of fat has been highly recommended by the “experts.” Every 5 years, the US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services release the…Read More
Vitamin D and Low Testosterone: Does Research Support a Connection?
Vitamin D, often referred to as the sunshine vitamin, is produced by the body when the skin is directly exposed to the sun. Lower-than-normal vitamin D levels could result from a lack of outdoor activity, and it has been hypothesized and publicized that vitamin D is associated with testosterone production in men. Men are asking:…Read More
Indirect Doping—The Harmful Misuse of Estrogen Blockers to Increase Performance
Most people are concerned about how they look and want to perform at the top of their games as often as possible. Societal pressures can convince us to take shortcuts and utilize less than safe measures to achieve those goals. Steroids and human growth hormone have been made famous in media scandals involving popular athletes…Read More
Exercise—Not a Treatment for Clinical Low Testosterone
Muscle mass and strength are important as men age. Mounting evidence indicates these factors indicate a longer life expectancy, whereas frailty is associated with morbidity. One of the primary factors in determining the body’s ability to maintain muscle mass is a healthy testosterone level—responsible for initiating a number critical bodily systems that must be functioning…Read More
Low-Fat Diets—Do They Contribute to Low Testosterone Levels?
Dietary information, which is often based on conjecture and marketing spin, can be both confusing and contradictory for those looking to improve their overall health. Many of us remember the days when almost all fat was labeled bad for you. However, modern nutritional fads like the Keto and Paleo diets recommend consuming much more fat…Read More
TRT and Increased Strength—The Method of Treatment Matters
One of the telltale symptoms of low testosterone (hypogonadism) is a loss in lean muscle mass and overall physical strength, a condition known as sarcopenia. Studies have shown that one of the primary benefits of restoring healthy testosterone levels through Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is slowing or reversing this decline, with many patients experiencing a steady increase…Read More