natural testosterone

  1. Weight loss can boost testosterone levels

    Men, there are two main conditions that can cause your testosterone levels to plunge. One's completely within your control... one's completely out of it.

    They're extra pounds and extra years, and you can take a big hit from either one. And if you're tacking on both at the same time, you'll end up feeling like half the man you used to be -- even if you're twice the size.

    Some 900 overweight prediabetic men were assigned to either the diabetes drug metformin, a placebo, or a weight-loss regimen for a year. Those who got the drugs and placebo saw no changes in their hormone levels.

    But half of the men with low testosterone who lost weight saw their levels rise -- with a drop of 17 pounds leading to an average testosterone boost of 15 percent.

    Hey, better than nothing at all and if you're overweight you need to lose the pounds anyway. But 15 percent isn't enough to stoke your internal fires.

    It's barely enough to light a match.

    The men in the study who had low testosterone were at or below 300 nanograms per deciliter, which means a 15 percent increase would put them at a maximum of 345 nanograms per deciliter.

    For normal male function, by comparison, you need between 500 and 1,000 nanograms per deciliter.

    Sure, you could lose more than 17 pounds, but that's not the entire answer here. Like I said, age takes a toll of its own, and there's no "treatment" for that (the party every year is nice, though).

    Visit a naturopathic physician experienced in natural hormone supplementation. He can check your levels, top you off and monitor your progress. I recommend a doctor who belongs to the American College for Advancement in Medicine.

  2. Low testosterone linked to frailty

    I've been warning men of the dangers of low testosterone for years... and now that the mainstream is catching on, I wish I'd kept my mouth shut.

    Now that they've "discovered" the problem, they're only too happy to offer you a dangerous Big Pharma solution.

    How typical!

    You don't need their drugs... but you probably do need a natural testosterone boost, and a new study shows one more reason why: Low testosterone levels will turn you into a sickly weakling.

    Australian researchers looked at data on more than 3,600 men between the ages of 70 and 88, and found that those with the lowest testosterone levels were most likely to be frail, or become frail over the following years.

    These were sad, tired old people who had difficulty with basic acts like climbing a flight of stairs or walking a block, and facing conditions like diabetes, heart disease or arthritis.

    Some of them were just plain wasting away.

    Think that can't happen to you? Sorry, pal -- but it IS happening, right now, as you sit there reading this.

    Men need more testosterone as we age, but nature's played a cruel trick on us: Our bodies make less and less every year.

    Low testosterone won't just increase your odds of frailty -- it can hurt you in every way, from low energy levels to sex problems to cobwebs in your brain. And it doesn't wait for your golden years. These problems can start at just about any time from middle age on.

    So here's what you need to do: First, turn off the TV so you don't have to listen to that goofball in the commercials prattle on about "low T."

    God forbid they actually use the word "testosterone."

    Then, you'll need to have your levels checked -- but don't ask your regular doctor to do it, because he'll just push a prescription for dangerous synthetic testosterone on you.

    He's seen the commercials, too.

    Instead, visit a doctor who has expertise in natural hormones. He can check your levels, top you off naturally -- and keep tabs on you to make sure it's working.

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