Man Up: Boost Your Testosterone Levels for Health, Power and Confidence

Testosterone Levels Fall Worldwide

Men’s testosterone levels across all age groups have been plummeting over the last couple of decades, probably due to environmental factors. As Reuters reported in 2006:

A new study has found a “substantial” drop in U.S. men’s testosterone levels since the 1980s, but the reasons for the decline remain unclear. This trend also does not appear to be related to age.

The average levels of the male hormone dropped by 1 percent a year, Dr. Thomas Travison and colleagues from the New England Research Institutes in Watertown, Massachusetts, found. This means that, for example, a 65-year-old man in 2002 would have testosterone levels 15 percent lower than those of a 65-year-old in 1987. This also means that a greater proportion of men in 2002 would have had below-normal testosterone levels than in 1987.

“The entire population is shifting somewhat downward we think,” Travison told Reuters Health. “We’re counting on other studies to confirm this.”

Travison and his team analyzed data from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, a long-term investigation of aging in about 1,700 Boston-area men. Data from the men were collected for three time intervals: 1987-1989, 1995-1997, and 2002-2004.

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The researchers observed a speedier decline in average testosterone levels than would have been expected with aging alone.

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It’s likely that some sort of environmental exposure is responsible for the testosterone decline, Travison said, although he said attempting to explain what this might be based on the current findings would be “pure conjecture.”

Men’s Health wrote in 2007:

In the summer of 2006, Travison attended an Endocrine Society meeting where another researcher, Antti Perheentupa M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Turku, in Finland, presented evidence of a similar decline. The Finnish results suggested the change was happening among younger men, too. A man born in 1970 had about 20 percent less testosterone at age 35 than a man of his father’s generation at the same age. “When I saw another group reproducing our results,” says Travison, “that was convincing to me that we were seeing a true biological change over time, as opposed to just some measurement error.”

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Mitch Harman M.D., Ph.D., an endocrinologist at the University of Arizona college of medicine and the director of the Kronos Longevity Research Institute, sees the shadow of Silent Spring. Back in 1962, when Rachel Carson published her environmental classic, estrogen-like substances in the insecticide DDT were making eggshells so thin that they were crushed by nesting parents; populations of eagles and other large birds plummeted. And today? Dr. Harman says, “I’m concerned that we’re just pouring chemicals out into our environment that are endocrine-suppressing, estrogen-like compounds,” possibly causing similar disruptions in human reproduction. The authors of a recent article in the Medical Journal of Australia likewise suggest that from early fetal life onward, male hormonal and reproductive functions are under “xenobiotic attack,” meaning chemicals not naturally found in the body appear to be disrupting normal biological development.

For instance, 90 percent of American men have evidence of chlorpyrifos in their urine. This shouldn’t be surprising, since up to 19 million pounds of the stuff was distributed across the United States in 1999 alone, much of it in household products like tick-and-flea powder for pets, lawn treatments, and common insecticides. Though residential use is now restricted, chlorpyrifos is still common in agriculture, as well as in some professional applications; for most people, diet is now the main source of exposure. In a recent Harvard study, men with the highest chlorpyrifos exposure typically had 20 percent less testosterone than those with the lowest exposure.

Carbaryl is another possible culprit. Detectable levels turn up in 75 percent of American men, and having it in your urine appears to be associated with reduced sperm count and liveliness, or motility, as well as increased DNA damage. And yet we still apply carbaryl to lawns and gardens at a rate of up to 4 million pounds a year, mostly by way of an insecticide known as Sevin. There should be a bumper sticker: Honey, the lawn shrunk my testicles.

Phthalates are also everywhere, almost certainly including your own body. Manufacturers use them in colognes and cosmetics and as softeners in plastics. Baby bottles now come “phthalate-free,” but hospital intravenous bags generally don’t. And yet some phthalates seem to have all of carbaryl’s unpleasant associations with reproductive health. And not just in men: Last year Greenpeace issued a warning against the danger of phthalates in your girlfriend’s sex toys. Then the Danish Environmental Protection Agency came riding to the rescue, declaring such toys safe—as long as she keeps it to an hour or less a day.

Scientists can’t say that any of the suspect chemicals actually cause the reproductive effects that are occurring. They can only point out troubling associations. But these associations seem to be proliferating. About 50 new chemicals come onto the market weekly, says Dr. Harman, and while testing for carcinogenicity is required, “there’s no systematized testing for subtle endocrine effects.”

We’re not likely to have good answers anytime soon. The reproductive problems of human males will remain understudied, says Dr. Harman, in part because federal research dollars are being diverted to issues like biological warfare and terrorism. “We might just wind up disappearing from the planet quietly,” he says, “because we were too busy fighting wars to figure out that our reproductive systems were going south.”

Moreover, as noted by the The Internet Journal of Urology in 2004:

There have been a number of studies over the past 15-20 years … which suggest that sperm counts in man are on the decline. Since these changes are recent and appear to have occurred internationally, it has been presumed that they reflect adverse effects of environmental or lifestyle factors on the male rather than, for example, genetic changes in susceptibility. If the decrease in sperm counts were to continue at the rate that it is then in a few years we will witness widespread male infertility.

Studies published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the journal Diabetes Care, the journal Heart and other major medical journals show that low testosterone levels not only lead to obesity, loss of muscle, weak bones and depression, but also increase the odds of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimers and other major health problems.

In addition, low testosterone levels are correlated with decreased confidence, drive, ability to concentrate, and cognitive abilities.

The bottom line: Most men – and especially those over 30, fathers, or men who have been exposed to toxic chemicals or potent medications – need to maintain their testosterone levels to keep their health, power and confidence.

How to Boost Your Testosterone Level

There are numerous ways to boost your testosterone (we’ll call it “T”) level. Choose what works for you, depending on your health, finances, time and temperament.

Sprint

The International Journal of Sports Medicine found that, in young men, a six-second bout of sprinting increased serum total testosterone levels. Levels remained elevated during recovery.

Lift

Numerous studies have shown that resistance training is a powerful stimulant for testosterone production. So – if you are physically able – be sure to lift heavy things every now and again.

The rest intervals between sets can also stimulate different hormonal responses. A study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research found that resting 90 seconds between squat and bench press sets boosted post-workout T-levels the most.

Snooze

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that lack of sleep dramatically lowers testosterone in healthy young men. Peak testosterone levels coincide with rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep onset. Getting 7-8 hours sleep a night – to make sure you get your REM sleep – will boost your T levels.

Chill Out

As shown by studies published in the the Journal of Hormones and Behavior, the European Journal of Applied Physiology and elsewhere, prolonged stress produces cortisol, which reduces T levels.

So take breaks and play sports, go for a walk, meditate, do yoga or do whatever else de-stresses you.

Get Excited

Newsweek reported in 2009:

Monkeys that see sexually active females register as much as a 400 percent jump in testosterone (nature’s own performance-enhancing drug) promoting lean muscle and quick recovery times, according to the Yerkes Center for Primate Research at Emory University. In humans, German researchershave found that just having an erection is enough to spur testosterone levels. it makes no difference whether a man is watching sex on a screen or having it in real life, his testosterone levels will go up. Just having an erection, in fact, is enough to spur production.

Such findings, along with work that shows family life to be a drain on testosterone levels, prompted Rutgers University sex researcher Helen Fisher to advise this month that males in the “captivity situation”-her term for married with kids-”go on the Internet and look at porn” as a kind of hormone-replacement therapy. “[Porn] drives up dopamine levels, which drives up your testosterone,” she tells NEWSWEEK, while kissing your wife or hugging your kids drives it down.

Indeed, marriage and fatherhood have both been shown to decrease testosterone levels.

(This post concentrates on science, not objectification of women, relationships, ethics, or addictions … all important things to reflect on. I am an ethical, happily-married man with kids, and I value all of those things tremendously. But I also know that if I didn’t have a strong sex drive, my T levels would be lower.)

Keep Your Vitamin D Levels Up

Vitamin D positively correlates with testosterone levels in men, according to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and researchers at the Medical University of Graz in Austria.

So make sure you get enough vitamin D.

Magnesium

The Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis reports that magnesium levels correlate with T.

Calcium

Biological Trace Element Research notes that calcium levels correlate with T, at least in people who exercise a lot.

Zinc

The Journal Nutrition reports that a zinc deficiency predicts lowered testosterone in men.

But don’t take extra … supplementary doses of the mineral don’t boost T levels beyond normal in men with adequate dietary intake.

Eat Monounsaturated and Saturated Fat

We’ve previously documented that fats have gotten a bad rap, and that they are essential for our health. See this, this and this.

The Journal Lipids reports that olive oil – a monosaturated fat – converts cholesterol more easily into testosterone. So use raw olive oil on salads and in other dishes. (Coconut oil – a saturated fat – does the same thing, but to a lesser extent.)

While cholesterol has gotten the worst rap:

Cholesterol is actually a vital precursor to vitamin D, and to basic hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, and adrenaline. If we don’t have enough cholesterol in our body, we will be sickly, impotent and depressed.

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reports that a low-fat, high-fiber diet reduced T levels in middle-aged men. The Journal of Applied Physiology reports:

Preexercise T was significantly positively correlated with percent energy fat, SFA [saturated fatty acids] and MUFA [monounsaturated fatty acids] ….

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These data are consistent with the findings of several other investigations that have reported a decrease in T in individuals consuming a diet containing ∼20% fat compared with a diet containing ∼40% fat ….

The results from several investigations strongly suggest that dietary fat has a significant impact on T concentrations; however, the influence of different types of lipids on T is not as clear. In the present investigation, dietary fat, SFA, and MUFA were the best predictors of resting T concentrations. Interestingly, Tegelman et al. observed a significant positive correlation (r = 0.76) between percent energy fat and T in young athletic men, which is very similar to the correlation (r = 0.72) obtained in this study. Also, Adlercreutz et al. reported significant positive correlations between T and dietary fat, SFA, MUFA, and cholesterol in postmenopausal women. The same nutrients were positively correlated with T in the present investigation except for cholesterol, which showed a correlation of r = 0.53 (P = 0.07) with T. In contrast to the results obtained in this study, Key et al. reported a significant positive correlation (r = 0.37) between PUFA and T in male vegetarians and omnivores. Our results showed a nonsignificant correlation between PUFA and T and a significant negative correlation between the PUFA/SFA ratio and T. Thus dietary lipids appear to have a significant influence on resting T concentrations; however, the effect of different types of lipids on T regulation and metabolism is complicated and most likely influenced by a complex interaction of several nutritional and metabolic factors. This complexity is illustrated by the findings of Sebokova et al., who reported that alteration in the testicular plasma membrane and changes in the responsiveness of Leydig cells and subsequent T synthesis occur as a result of ingestion of different compositions of lipids.

Avoid Foods that Spike Blood Sugar Levels

Researchers found that 75 grams of pure glucose – and the resultant spike in blood sugar – was enough to drop T levels by as much as 25% in a random grouping of healthy, prediabetic, and diabetic men.

The glycemic index measures how much of a food converts into blood glucose. Because refined carbs have a higher glycemic index than even candy, you should watch the refined carbs.

Get Enough Antioxidants

Oxidative stress may decrease T. So get enough antioxidants, which protect against oxidative stress.

Herbs

Numerous herbs and other substances have been shown to boost T (at least in rats):

  • Ashwagandha – an ancient Indian Ayurvedic herb.  See this and this  (but don’t take too much – high doses backfire and actually reduce T levels)
  • Freshly-squeezed onion juice (but it’s possible that only girls from Transylvania will want to kiss you after drinking onion juice).
  • SAM-e, a compound produced by the liver (see this, this and this)

Note: I’m not a medical professional, and this should not be taken as medical – or marital – advice.

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  • K

    Women need testosterone too. I began losing strength, and now I take essential fatty acids. In women, testosterone is produced mainly in the adrenals and ovaries. Many foods/herbs which increase t in men have a different effect on women, increasing ovulation instead. However, the raw materials required (cholesterol and zinc) are the same for everyone. DHEA, fish oil, Omega-3, vitamin D3, zinc, a multi-vitamin, magnesium, and exercise may help women with low testosterone. Note: DHEA can convert to estrogen instead of testosterone if those levels are low.

    The addition of FEMALE hormones into the food supply seems like an obvious culprit causing endocrine disruption in humans. Bovine growth hormone is injected into dairy cows (to simulate pregnancy, increasing milk), then passed on to us in milk, ice cream and cheese. Estrogen and growth hormones are injected into beef cattle (and chicken and pigs) to fatten them. According to Michael Pollan, corn-fed cattle now have different fat and lower levels of CLA than the grass-fed cattle of yesteryear. So our food is greatly altered from the food our grand-parents ate, and full of pesticides. – Thanks for another great article! -

  • K

    oops, I just noticed that your article links to the same Michael Pollan info which I put in my previous comment; sorry! Please edit freely.

  • BankerBailouts

    Just wondering what all that crap they spray in the skies through Chemtrails does to us? No politician I know of dares look into this . Oh, and them there is that fluride the elites love so much!

    • gozounlimited

      In answer to your question …. note chemtrails (air pollution) produce positive ions … vinegar creates negative ions. Chemtrails (air pollution) remain airborne due to loss of gravity forced by over production of positive ions. When vinegar is miffed through your apparatus (humidifier), negative ions are produced restoring gravity and producing electromagnetic plasma in the effected field. By restoring this magnetic field …. healing is possible …. this explains it: RUNNING ON EMPTY

      CULTURAL ENGINEERING; GLOBAL ARCHITECTRONICS

      “The interaction of our mind and consciousness with the quantum vacuum links us with other minds around us, as well as with the biosphere of the planet. It “opens” our mind to society, nature, and the universe. This openness has been known to mystics and sensitives, prophets and meta-physicians through the ages. But it has been denied by modern scientists and by those who took modern science to be the only way of comprehending reality.” -Ervin Laszlo

      New physics, chaos theory, synergetics, and information theory describe our existence as complex dynamical systems. Entropy can only occur in a system that is absolutely closed so no energy from outside can be fed into it. But the mindbody is an open system, which exchanges energy and information with its environment and can be negentropic.

      We can also have a negentropic influence on one another (Gladwell), perturbing, enlarging, creating new pathways and possibilities. Theoretically, behavior can ripple outward until a critical mass or “tipping point” is reached, changing the world. Gladwell’s thesis that ideas, products, messages and behaviors “spread just like viruses do” remains a metaphor. Yet, highly sociable or connective people often become revolutionary leaders, bringing others together with a new perspective, a broadened worldview.

      Life includes chaos and order, good and bad experiences, even catastrophes that require us to adapt or die. The important thing is how we meet and react to chaos, finding ways to replenish our depletion. Observation of the subquantal domain reveals an inexhaustible realm of negentropy from which we can draw our psychophysical sustenance. When healthy, our entire system is designed to reduce entropy, in different scales and domains.

      We live in a persistent delusion of separateness. However, we are all nonlocally connected in an ill-defined yet tangible way at the subatomic, individual, group and global level, connecting and diverging. Psychic energy or libido is a psychosomatic phenomenon analogous to the paradoxical nature of energy/matter or wave/particle. The human body is not an object in space, but seamlessly welded to spacetime. We are not merely a phenomenal body of flesh, but one of awareness, of consciousness, a living interface of inner and outer field phenomena.

      We all experience visceral or gut reactions and know instinctively how our mental states affect our physical vitality, and vice versa. But often we loose the intimate relationship with our mindbody, with the source of our being, our aliveness, our passions, our self-expression and self-image. If we experience this flow at all, it ebbs and flows away. Our individual and collective creative potential remains largely unrealized.

      How often do we pay attention to those vital signs, the innate wisdom of the body, inhabiting our minds rather than our flesh? We are increasingly not instinctual, but cultural, and we choose many of our behaviors for good or ill. Most of us are, indeed, “sick and tired” of the way things are, but what do we do to change them and ourselves?

      We can learn simple techniques for self-care and self-regulation, such as biofeedback, yoga, and meditation. Creativity, as an activity in several fields, brings many intrinsic health-promoting rewards. We can create new habits to help us cope with technocratic society that tone or recalibrate our systems and change our physical state. We all have to learn how to deal with personal and/or global catastrophe whether we want to or not.

      This dance is a harmonic continuum from the smallest to the largest scales, permeating all domains of assembly and observation: subquantum, quantum, molecular, chemical, even cultural, global, and cosmological. The evolution of our dynamic system obeys universal laws. Likewise our behaviors flow into manifestation from our beliefs, thoughts and emotions, including our self-image.

      By opening to system dynamics we can reorganize away from the entropic, reductionistic, destructive habit patterns that plague our species. We can make stress-reducing negentropic choices for structural and psychological adjustment, which improve our quality of life. Integration is a synergistic process rooted in primordial bodymind consciousness.

      The brain is not confined to our skull, but permeates our whole being through the intracellular matrix and sensory system, as well as the strong EM fields generated by the beating heart. Research suggests activities in the brain may be pre-conditioned by the DC field of the organism (Oschmann; Becker). Our molecular system extends beyond the nervous system and is the bedrock of intuitive, subconscious and unconscious processes.

      Read More: http://virtualphysics.50megs.com/whats_new_11.html

      • gozounlimited

        Vinegar also knocks down positive ions created by decaying radiation …. Being a Californian I can attest to high levels of radiation in my community … but glad to say much remediated by negative ions shot into space by miffing vinegar. See This: Radiation Levels in California Rain Recorded at 506% Above Normal The Intel Hub
        April 3, 2012

        A radiation test carried out after a storm swept through Southern California has recorded radiation at 506% above normal background levels.

        The EnviroReporter, through their Inspector Alert nuclear radiation monitor, has conducted over 1,500 radiation tests with the most recent one being by far the highest levels seen.

        see video …. read more: http://theintelhub.com/2012/04/03/radiation-levels-in-california-rain-recorded-at-506-above-normal/

  • Ray Grant

    You’ve listed all of the causes for lower testosterone execept the worse one which is “soy beans” and soy-based products. http://www.wnd.com/2006/12/39253/ 60 % of all processed foods you buy in grocery stores have at least soy “fillers” in them. 95% of all bread has soy in it. It causes deformed genitals on male babies, cause pubic hair and breasts to grow on 1st grade girls, it delays puberty in boys, and the list goes on and on. http://www.quantumbalancing.com/news/soy%20dangers.htm Soy overloads the body with an estrogen-like substance called isoflavones which depresses the testosterone to estrogen balance in the body: estrogen up and testosterone down with bad results for both men and women. It is the reason the USA has the most obese people per capita in the world: Load them up with soy and watch them inflate like a balloon.

    • Kirk McLoren

      Monsanto strikes again!

    • Ed K

      That’s interesting, but then how is one to explain the lack of very negative effects on the population of Japan and China?

  • ed

    This is the “other” reason men are just not what they use to be. Of course there is the cultural influences thanks to feminism that have told men they need to get in touch with their feminine side and cry more.

    I can remember 30 years ago when this down hill slide started. Women were criticizing men for be “macho” while they (women) were enrolling “assertiveness training” classes. Today we see more macho female heroes in movies than men. I drive down the street and 9 times out of 10 when I see a man and a woman in a car the woman is driving. They look like little boys riding with their mommies. There was a time not long ago that most men wouldn’t be caught dead letting a woman control their physical life. Just another symptom of how passive men have become.

    Their may a good reason why all these environmental influences seem to be effecting men this way. I would say the powers that be know that once a nation loses it’s masculine core, it will not be able to survive.

  • Wooten Berston

    Does this explain the insane passivity of men regarding the coup d’etat of 2000 and it’s subsequent rape and ruin of the Constitution and the true (as opposed to Media’ized) freedom of the average person (as opposed to the Big Rich who run absolutely rampant)? The citizen has lost his balls.

  • Dman

    I don’t know why Alcohol wasn’t included in the article above. It’s a big factor in testosterone reduction. This does not include the interrupted sleep patterns that also reduce testosterone.

    Research has shown that alcohol ;

    Increases the breakdown and removal of testosterone from the blood
    Decreases testosterone production rate

    A research articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine documents this. The study was extreme as the participants were given a daily alcohol dose of 220 grams. Even though it was extreme, it clearly showed the strong link between alcohol and testosterone.

    Why Alcohol Increases Testosterone Breakdown

    In an article published in the Journal Science, it was mentioned that the rate of breakdown of testosterone in the liver depends on an enzyme called testosterone reductase. Alcohol increases the activity of this enzyme. This increases the breakdown activity of testosterone in the liver.

    How Drinking Shuts Down Testosterone Production

    Alcohol is broken down to acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is rapidly converted to acetate by other enzymes and is eventually metabolized to carbon dioxide and water.

    Although the liver is the primary site for breakdown of alcohol, the testes also possesses the necessary enzymes. This ability of the testes to breakdown alcohol to acetaldehyde is documented in articles published in the Alcoholism and Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology. Apparently, the enzymes that help breakdown alcohol are also required for testosterone production. In the presence of alcohol, these enzymes in the testes are diverted to alcohol breakdown and not help testosterone production. This leads to a reduction in testosterone levels over time.

    Drinking Releases Cortisol That Suppresses Testosterone

    According to studies in Journal Alcohol and in Bone Journal, drinking resulted in higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol. It lasted for 4 hours after the first drink and remained elevated for 24 hours. Cortisol acts directly on cells in the testes to inhibit the production and release of testosterone.

    Stress hormones in our bodies help us during panic situations or “fight or flight” situations. In such conditions, the body shuts off the reproductive system by suppressing testosterone to channel blood into the muscles.

    This helps someone flee from an oncoming tiger and I am sure that reproduction is the last thing on one’s mind in such a situation. Testosterone levels will stay suppressed as long as cortisol levels are elevated.

  • Venture Shadow

    Increased population density, crowding, and overpopulation decrease testosterone levels. So does being humiliated or otherwise losing personal dominance or value, such as in the workplace, at home, and in other interpersonal interactions–and again crowding figures in.

    Low testosterone levels in men has important medical consequences besides low libido. Scientific studies show that it also means greatly increased occurrence of osteoporosis with bone fracture, muscle weakness, and heart muscle weakness. There are more angina (intrusive chest pains) and more heart attacks. (I am a research physician and have published in this area).

  • farmer with a bachelors

    it’s easier, less complex, the reason for the drop in testosterone; soy there is soy in virtually every prepared food, baby formula too. it is an estrogen based plant. look at the ingredients of most foods , most have soy in them, cheap protein. it is difficult to buy products without it. investigate before you start screaming. also if your a global warming believer it is a major contributor. millions of acres are planted, it is a c4 plant replacing c3 plants ,c4′s absorb much less co2.

    • Ken

      There is one soy product that is good for you. It’s called Beta sistosterol. It’s very good for BHP, works in the same way as Flomax, but with fewer side effects. All of the prostate remedies are promoting it now, but you can get the real stuff at Vitamin Shoppe much cheaper. ( I do not have any financial interest in providing this info.) It”s just that I have been using this stuff successfully for ten years, and don’t like to see the hawksters take advantage of unsuspecting men who need more help than they are giving. Everybody has something to sell, and sometimes it’s hard to tell the con from the real thing.

  • geekgrrl

    I feel sorry for guys these days. With all the estrogens they’re exposed to, I’m surprised any man in this country can still get it up.
    All of our hormonal systems are under attack, and as you quoted, “There have been a number of studies over the past 15-20 years … which suggest that sperm counts in man are on the decline.”

    Is this like Children of Men, but in reverse?

  • http://www.ConstitutionParty.com. Maria

    Two things:
    ONE: the birth control pill causes over 150 chemical reactions and one is to affect unborn children, the males being born with lower sperm counts and it affecting their testosterone levels.
    TWO: pornography (whether online or other format) never benefits either party in the marriage, is self-destructive and destroys intimacy in marriage. Pornography denigrates both men and women. It is not a prescription to increase a hormone level and truly does not allow for the beautiful, selfless expression of love between a husband and wife.

    • Success Bob

      Maria…

      You have expressed the truth beautifully, and I commend you for it.

      I almost trashed this article the moment that watching pornography was suggested
      as a benefit to produce testosterone. “How sick”, I thought, for not only does pornography create the situations that you describe, but (and this comes from a hard core Christian perspective) it allows the introduction of demonic influences into the soul and this will be perpetuated for generations until someone discovers how to be delivered from this tragic situation.

      I actually had written a book length post describing my life, being far from a kid, and how we grew up tough, but instructed from near infancy that “the duty of a man is to respect and protect ALL women”. Just one of two slogans my Dad drilled me with from age 6 or so.

      We had testosterone to the max in those days. Men were for dang sure, MEN. And women were protected and respected. No man uttered bad language around a “lady” and ALL women were considered to be ladies. Anyway, I covered a ton of the history of MY generation and my dad and precious mom’s. They REALLY knew what doing without was all about, and being born in the late thirties, I certainly knew what “making do” was all about. Anyway, I will save what I had posted in case I see a link by your name somewhere.

      Thanks once again for your “right to the point” posting.

      Bob

  • Kenneth

    being dominated by women either as mothers, wives, bosses, etc. certainly doesn’t help, and add the increasing density of populations in cities and increased competition for everything from jobs, to parking to housing, overly competitive america adds to the de-masculination of the USA

  • ZJ Mwangi

    Thanks for the masterpiece. The feminine behvioral problem with young men is also prominent in Africa too. It is of recent origin but no wonder since the chemicals being attributed to low T does not know any bounderies. While alcohol wasa psttime for post middle aged men it is now available to, litterally all ages. What a shame.

  • Robert Kimble

    I see absolutely no difference between the imminent population declines of China and
    the US over time. One has given its female babies away and the other has a sterile male
    population. Both being destroyed by their self-serving, worthless governments. Amen.

  • Jay

    FYI that DDT scare in “Silent Spring” has been shown to be bogus. It was not the cause of thinning egg shells. Not using DDT has been the reason millions who have died from malaria since it has been outlawed.

    • Success Bob

      Jay…. You are so correct!

      Sounds as though you may have read Dr Wm Campbell Douglass, MD’s massive writings on the subject of DDT.

      But then, being a hard core patriot and highly educated into conspiracy and treason, I’ve been on the “try to educate folks” bandwagon for forty years…. to little avail.

      Thanks again for truth.

      B

  • nico

    Dont remember the last time I had been innundated with such industrial quantities of testocrap. Are there really CONTROLLED HUMAN experiments with meaningful clinical significance about all this hormonal imbalances? Enlighten me, all affected- infected creatures,please.

    • ted

      Why don’t you ask Nico Haupt, he’s one of them. Perhaps the psychopaths are ‘unmanning’ the normals.

  • Success Bob

    Nico… how can anyone educate you in a forum such as this?

    In the first place, you have set forth an absolutely closed minded attitude by your opening line.

    So , experience shows that you are not yet ready to learn truth, you are just throwing down a challenge in order to engage in “back and forth” non productive forum controversy.

    But there are plenty of sources to support the lowering of testosterone in ALL males (and females), both in humans and in the animal kingdom. It’s the attack of the Estrogenizing elements in today’s world.

    Hope you find what you seek.

  • Big Country

    Shut the fuck up you pussies.

  • ted

    Are there any success stories out there? Cutting out tap water? No teflon pans? No Stevia? Nothing from plastic bottles?

    I’m sure the psychological and emotional aspects above play a part, but from what doctors say, this is an epidemic. So what is causing it?

  • Ed

    BPA (Bisphenol A) is largely responsible. It’s an estrogen mimicker and is intentionally distributed in packaging, tin linings, eftpos receipts amongst many other products. The fluoride in the water and other toxins are also responsible.
    The globalist central bankers that control the western governments want to feminise and weaken men to make the population less dangerous as they take over and implement their world government. This is also why there’s so much social engineering in the media to empower women and subjugate men.

    • zoozoo

      That’s what Bigfoot tells me!

    • Big Balls

      Maybe your right. Lot of men seem to be more passive and have feminine like emotions. Look at the bottom feeders in corporate America. Men have ruled the world for centuries good or bad.. …the world we live in today is getting worse. Mother Earth may have already started its cleansing process.

  • Frank

    This is a VASTLY underestimated problem. I truly believe you will see testosterone used for trauma in the future as well. Great article.

  • Noah

    Great post, would love to continue the dialogue on testosterone. Just messaged your inbox.

  • Ali

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  • Maggie Danhakl

    Hi,

    I hope all is well. Healthline just published an interesting infograph that gives a visualization of what your daily value of cholesterol looks like. In the graphic, you can see what 300 mg of cholesterol looks like for 20 high cholesterol foods: http://www.healthline.com/health/high-cholesterol/daily-value

    This is a very informative resource as it helps us visualize what their cholesterol intake look like. I wanted to bring this to your attention and ask if you could include this as a resource on your page here: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/04/man-up-boost-your-testosterone-level-for-health-power-and-confidence.html

    Would it be possible to include this on your site? I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Thank you,

    Maggie Danhakl • Assistant Marketing Manager

    p: 415-281-3124 f: 415-281-3199

    Healthline • The Power of Intelligent Health

    660 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

 

 

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