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"As a middle-aged man, I wonder about a healthy testosterone level for myself. I have many friends who are taking T injections and all of them swear by it. I am a bit more hesitant to lunge in. I want my body to age naturally without this (if possible). What are some other supplements/options?"
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Dr. Daneals and Janell dive in to discuss a pharmeceutical vs. comprehensive lifestyle approach to maintianing vital levels of testosterone at any age. As always, these two offer their combined expertise spanning natural wisdom from both holistic western and eastern perspectives. Learn to avoid secret sources of sabotage and activate your virility via consistant routines around food, rest, breath, excercise and herbs.
Some studies to check out:
About the pharma T-shot:
EMF exposure effects on testosterone:
Effects of sun exposure on testosterone and other sex hormones
Cell phone usage and erectile function
Cell phone usage effects on semen
Effects of wi-Fi and GHz frequency on male sexuality
Changes in T-levels according to average age
HIIT training and testosterone levels
apnea effects on testosterone
Exposure to microplastics decrease testosterone:
Reduced testosterone and general endocrine disruption tied to toxins in plastic:
*** PLEASE do not store your food in plastic containers or drink out of plastic cups or bottles. Especially hot stuff--that makes the plastic leach rapidly!
Remember the tip Janell gave for using a piece of parchment paper as a barrier in plastic baggies and plastic food storage containers.
moderate amounts of red meat (grass fed, organic, no hormones or antibiotics)
Nitric Oxide Foods
very spicy and heavy foods
leftover food (increases histamine content = autoimmune response à stress hormones)
refined sugar and excessive sweets in general https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6311464/
Heavy (high weight low reps):
*Power lifting (doesn't have to be an enormous amount of weight):
High intensity interval training (90 sec on, 30 sec rest)
Don't do too often: prolonged bouts of "steady state" cardio such as long distance running... but if you must, incorporate some 90 sec sprint intervals and 30 sec walking intervals.
Low intensity/calming exercise:
Yoga with focus on mobility and PNS (parasympathetic nervous system)
Avoid masterbation. Work on containing, recirculating and transmuting your sexual energy
Practice this sexual transmutation pranayama daily:
I haven’t found any one product that contains all of these, but you can look for formulas that contain a handful of these in different combos
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Sleep! “Early to bed early to rise, makes for super potent guys!”
Protect from harmful cellphone radiation in your pocket
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Cold showers (can contrast with hot) or ice baths/cold plunge-- do this daily 5 min or 2 min each if using contrast
Remember that when stress hormones rise, testosterone lowers. When relaxation response occurs, testosterone can rise.
Any concentrating, calming activity is good for testosterone levels.