Is this “man hormone” the secret weapon against diabetes
Remember that old Pete Seeger song? You know, the one about the guy whose “get up and go got up and went.”
Well, if you’re a guy over 50, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced that firsthand.
It’s natural for your testosterone levels to start to drop – to the tune of 1 or 2 percent each year – and that can leave you feeling constantly tired, depressed and irritable.
Never mind what it does to your sex life.
And if you’re thinking about testosterone therapy, some New York researchers have some exciting news. Because a regular dose of testosterone won’t just help you get your mojo back – it also can help you fight one of the most dangerous diseases around.
A new study published inDiabetes Carefound that testosterone replacement therapy not only improves your energy and libido, but it can help protect you against type 2 diabetes.
Researchers at the University of Buffalo gave dozens of men with type 2 diabetes and low testosterone either a weekly testosterone injection or a placebo for 24 weeks.
Just in that short time, the testosterone shots helped improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar numbers by 32 percent.
And, of course, the benefits didn’t just stop with type 2 diabetes. Testosterone also improves sexual function and increases skeletal muscle strength and bone density.
But if you are considering testosterone therapy, remember: Keep away the dangerous synthetic treatments being heavily marketed by Big Pharma.
I recommend bio-identical hormone treatments instead. They’re natural and safe, because they closely mimic your natural supply of testosterone.
Work closely with a doctor skilled and knowledgeable about natural medicine and bio-identical hormones. To find a doctor near you, check out the American College for Advancement in Medicine website at www.acam.org.