By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
April 17, 2019
I don’t think a single week goes by without two or three male patients asking me to write them a prescription for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).
And I have to admit. The commercials for male hormone replacement are tantalizing.
They dazzle the viewer with images of male strength, virility, lean muscle and attractive women.
Even I want to be THAT GUY!
But it’s unlikely TRT will get me there.
A more realistic scenario is that I would end up with a devastating blood clot that could trigger a heart attack, stroke, organ damage and early death. That’s because treatment with fake, manmade testosterone actually increases your chances of developing a blood clot by about 63%.
This is not a risk I’m willing to take.
The crazy thing is, all of those dazzling ads for TRT actually mention these dangers. Still, men are clamoring for synthetic testosterone treatment that could disable them for the rest of their lives… or cut their lives short.
So today I’m going to tell you the same thing I tell male patients who have the bright idea that TRT will change their lives for the better.
Forget about fake testosterone that could kill or disable you! Instead, let me show you how to….
Spontaneously Trigger your
Body’s Production of Manly Hormones
I’m a man. So I’m all for more testosterone… in its right form.
But there is never a single instant when it should be a synthetic version of the natural testosterone that flows naturally through your body.
Additionally, TRT should ONLY be offered to men who have genuinely low levels of testosterone. This means men whose testosterone deficiency has been confirmed by blood tests.
If it turns out you are deficient, don’t go with mainstream medicine’s idea of forcing fake hormones into your bloodstream. Instead, talk to your doctor about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
These are natural, plant-based, bio-identical hormones which are EXACT COPIES of the hormones your body naturally produces. They are designed specifically for your own, personal physiological make-up and metabolism. And they can work wonders to boost your natural testosterone levels.
If you don’t qualify for replacement therapy, don’t worry. There are many other ways to spontaneously boost your body’s production of testosterone. And none of them are difficult.
For example, a sedentary lifestyle saps the testosterone right out of your body. This is true even among men of younger ages. And it means that every hour you spend as a television-watching-couch-potato you’re robbing your body of the hormone that defines your manhood. So get up and get moving!
Weight is another issue. It blunts the expression of compounds that affect your hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis (HPT). This, in turn, depletes testosterone. Decreasing your weight with healthy, plant-based foods and more activity can dramatically improve testosterone status.
There are also several supplements that can naturally trigger your body’s production of testosterone.
An amino acid called D-Aspartate is my top choice. It literally “flips a switch” that causes testosterone levels to skyrocket. All it takes is 3,000 mg daily.
Zinc is another big testosterone booster. It reduces production of aromatase, an enzyme that zaps testosterone. If you’re eating a zinc-deficient diet, your testosterone levels could drop by almost three-quarters in just 20 short weeks.
Shellfish, beans, lentils, seeds cashews and meat are all good sources of zinc. Plus, if you supplement with 30 mg. of zinc daily (balanced with 3 mg. copper) it could double your T levels in six months or less. Some research has also suggested that Vitamin D supplementation may increase testosterone levels.
And don’t forget about keeping those blood vessels nice and relaxed. Good blood flow is absolutely necessary for an erection. It only takes 1,500 mg of citrulline daily to boost nitric oxide levels and keep that blood flowing smoothly to your manhood!
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