Can You Naturally Increase Your Testosterone

Men's Health - Can You Naturally Increase Your Testosterone

When it comes to Men’s health there are a variety of areas that can be addressed. The number one concern that I get on my radio and television broadcasts for men is about testosterone levels. Guys are concerned about why their levels are dropping and what it takes to bring the levels back up. Testosterone is not that difficult to manage if you understand how the body works. Sure we produce less as we age, however, there are ways to slow that process down and maximize your body’s potential. First you must realize that your testosterone levels are dependent on several factors. The first is that you daily lifestyle choices will directly determine your results. Let’s look at the steps to make sure your testosterone levels stay at their peak. 

1.Exercise with Resistance 
This is a must. I prefer free weights, however, bands and bodyweight will work as well. Aim for 5 days a week for the best results.

2.Get Your Sleep 
Sleep is vital to get your testosterone levels to their peak. The typical goal is between 6-8 hours per night of quality sleep. Research shows that getting enough sleep can increase testosterone levels up to 20 percent. We did a show recently on the Dr Asa Network

3.Eat Plenty of Healthy Fat 
Low fat eating is a myth. Its old school and it will wreak havoc on your hormones. Aim for the healthy fats including fish oil, nuts and seeds, and avocados. Oh, and don’t forget the egg yolks. I eat 6 per day. 

4.Get Your Minerals 
The two most vital for your testosterone levels re zinc and magnesium. Men are heavily deficient in both. They are your secret weapons for bringing back your levels. Magnesium comes in many forms. Make sure to look for the aspartate, threonate, or glycinate versions for empowering your health

5.Get Your Protein 
Study after study shows how vital protein is in us building a lean body. The reason that is important is the lower your body fat, the higher your testosterone levels will be. It all starts with protein. The goals of your protein intake should be in the range of about 1 gram per pound of bodyweight. 

Getting your hormones tested is also a great practice so you know where your numbers are. You can check with your doctor to have this done. However, if your levels are low, you might not have to run to the hormone clinic just yet. There are some great lifestyle methods to implement first.

The Top 5 Warning Signs for Men

Men's Health - The Top 5 Warning Signs for Men

As men we tend to be somewhat stubborn when it comes to our health. I know, I’m one of them. We tend to put off going to the doctor, not getting tested when we should, and definitely not taking the medications as prescribed. Just leave me alone and everything will be fine. I’m good. Besides, I’m healthier than most of the people I know! Ok, so this may be the case, but the one thing I tell people is that TIME is not your friend when it comes to your health. When you wait for the symptoms, you have waited too long. As a matter of fact we know in the research that 80 percent of the body has broken down before we experience our first symptom! Think about that. So when you get a chest pain, 80 percent has broken down. When you have a prostate issue, 80 percent has broken down, at some particular level, and the list goes on. The body is an amazing creation that gives us warning signs when things aren’t going the way they should. So guys, let’s look at a list of items that shows us certain issues that we could be facing as men. 

Hair Loss 
More than cosmetic concerns, hair loss is a big deal when it comes to our health. Men recovering from surgery, or having severe emotional stress could be subject to losing their hair. It could also be an underlying metabolic condition. 

Chest Pain 
This is a no-brainer, right? Well, not really. Chest pain could be the heart, but could also be a host of other issues including lung disease, digestive conditions, or even simply asthma. 

Memory loss 
A normal part of aging, right? Not really. Memory loss is as simple as “where are my keys” to more severe conditions like Alzheimer’s. The main trigger seems to be lifestyle choices, some genetics, and certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies. 

Excessive Thirst 
This is a big one. This could be a major indicator that you have diabetes or other blood sugar related conditions. You could also be dealing internal bleeding, a severe infection, or even failure of the heart, liver, or kidneys. 

Dizziness can come on for a variety of reasons. Going from lying down to standing can be a simple indicator of an underlying adrenal issue. However, frequent dizziness can be a symptom of something larger like heart disease, or even a stroke due to the lack of blood getting to the brain. 

So guys, if you start to experience any of these symptoms, make sure to get to your doctor immediately for empowering your health

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