Low Testosterone is a big problem for many men in the west. The biggest roadblocks to testosterone production are insulin, cortisol, and estrogen. First and foremost, it is crucial to stay away from prescription medications to synthetically add testosterone to the body. This will lessen the body's ability to produce its own testosterone. This is why body builders that take steroids and testosterone injections have shrunken testicles. It is also important to stay away from cholesterol lowering drugs. Secondly, It is vital to avoid foods that are pro-estrogen. This includes natural foods and foods that contain xenoestrogens as well. To boost testosterone, you should consume cruciferous vegetables and cholesterol foods, such as meat and eggs, that are grass fed and organic. Most non organic vegetable fed animals are fed GMO soy and corn and will contain estrogens. Cholesterol is the building block of testosterone production. It is also important to ensure you consume omega-3s. This can come from fish, flax seeds, and chia seeds or you can get yourself a good fish or cod liver oil supplement. If you are not a good vegetable eater, you must supplement with a good organic green drink. It is important to get Vitamin D, Vitamin A, and Zinc. It is recommended that you start getting into resistance training to help boost natural testosterone production and to intermittently fast. This is having your three meals in a six to eight hour period in a day. An example would be to eat breakfast at noon, lunch at three, and dinner at six and drink clean water in the morning and evening. This is to slow the production of insulin, which can cause the production of cortisol. It is also important to de-stress your life. Let go of your resentments and forgive others more often. Meditate whenever possible. It is very important to take 10 deep breathes before consuming a meal. This takes the body out of fight or flight mode and relaxes the body to absorb nutrients better. Watch my video "Foods That Harm" and follow these diet recommendations. Lastly, it is very important to protect and clean out the liver. Selenium is very protective to the liver and also contributes to a whole host of other organ and cellular functions.
Foods to Avoid:
Non-Organic/Grass Fed Meats and Eggs
Foods to Consume:
Organic/Grass Fed Meats and Eggs
Greens first (Original or Berry)- One scoop daily
Ahiflower Vegan Omega Oil- 3.38 fl oz. (Vegan) 1/2 teaspoon daily
Arctic Omega Lemon 1000 mg 2 a day
Ionic Selenium 2oz. 1 1/4 full droppers daily
Revolution Store: https://wellevate.me/aaron-baker
Harvey et al., Biochemistry: 3rd Edition, Baltimore: Lippincott, 2005, pp. 235-238.
Volek, J.S., et al. Testosterone and cortisol in relationship to dietary nutrients and resistance exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology 82(1): 49-54, 1997.
Ratamess, N.A., et al. Androgen receptor content following heavy resistance exercise in men. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 93(1): 35-42, 2005.