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(Guest Post By Dr. Richard Cohen)

Normal Testosterone Level – Are Your Numbers Where They Should Be?

Male estrogens (estradiol) are a testosterone by-product that are produced naturally in the body. In small amounts, they help regulate testosterone production and serve to create testosterone as well as promote bone, brain and sexual health.

But when elevated, male estrogens can suppress testosterone levels as well as directly reduce sex drive, promote fat gain and muscle loss, enlarge the prostate and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Unfortunately, this is exactly the set of problems that we are currently facing.

A combination of our lifestyle and dietary choices, stress, use of medications and alcohol coupled with the pervasive amounts of estrogenic pollutants found in plastics and our water supply are the reasons why estradiol levels are climbing in men.

In fact, we now see men with estrogen levels higher than that of many women.

As estrogen rises in men, normal testosterone levels drop and mammary gland tissue begins to grow (creating male breasts).

This problem is so common that male breast reduction is now the fastest growing surgery in America!

And it is this elevated estrogen level which will reduce the T/E ratio and reduce the critical anabolic to catabolic ratio.  An ideal testosterone to estradiol level is 40 to 60:1. In assessing thousands of men via saliva testing, we find that less than 10% achieve these critical ratios and over 75% of them are less than 35 years old!

Saliva hormone testing is an excellent method to inexpensively test for testosterone levels as well as male estrogen. If testing shows that your male estrogen levels are high and/or you no longer have normal testosterone levels, don’t fret, there are some simple things that you can do.

(1) Lean out!  Fat cells, especially in the abdominal region, produce the aromatase enzyme, which converts testosterone into estrogen. Eliminate alcohol, wheat, commercial dairy, caffeine, soy and any sugars especially in sodas, juices and energy drinks and waters. Only use xyltiol or stevia to sweeten.

(2) Reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption to enable your liver to better remove excess estrogens.

(3) Reduce exposure to plastics containing bisphenol A and phtlates found in soft plastics and non-organic skin, hair and other topical lotions.

(4) Reduce or eliminate and medications that you are regularly taking that may interfere with your healthy liver function. Common medications include NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin), the “statin” class of cholesterol lowering drugs, some heart and blood pressure medications, and some anti-depressants.

(5) Increase the amount of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale these promote the liver to metabolize and excrete excess estrogen. Consider the use of an herbal anti-estrogen and a whole food concentrate formula.

(6) Optimize vitamin D and essential fatty acid levels. Take 4000 iu of vitamin D and enough fish oil to consumer 2000 mg of EPA/DHA. After 4 months of use, assess your vitamin D and essential fatty acid levels to insure you have achieved optimal levels.

(7) Optimize zinc levels. Zinc functions as an aromatase inhibitor for some men. Get 75 mg a day of zinc picolinate for 3 months. Afterwards switch to a wholefoods based zinc such as Innate Response 2 tablets daily.

(8) If after six months, the above protocol does not result in normal testosterone and reduced male estrogen levels, consider a short-term use of the prescription medicine Arimidex (anastrozole), a potent aromatase-inhibiting drug.

Starting at the low dose of 0.5 mg, twice a week increasing to a maximum of 1.0 mg daily four times weekly until levels have returned to normal.

Note: Side effects from this medication is rare.

In conclusion: While testosterone is the ‘master’ male hormone if you have too little or too much estrogen, you will never be able to look and feel your best.

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Dr. Richard Cohen MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest post by Dr. Richard Cohen

Do you have normal testosterone levels?

Over the last 50 years, the U.S. government and corporate establishment have vigorously promoted a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, and unlimited amounts of aerobic activity as being healthy (they are not).

Little to no consideration has been given to stopping the flow of not only toxic foods but the poisonous, industrial by-products polluting the environment. As a result, normal testosterone levels have deteriorated at an alarming pace.

Consider the following:

  • Normal testosterone levels are 25% lower than they were 20 years ago.
  • The average male estrogen level is 40% higher than it was 20 years ago.
  • Rates of male infertility are skyrocketing, and expected to double during the next decade.
  • Depression, immune dysfunction, gastrointestinal disease, and cancer rates are all rising.
  • Diabesity (obesity + diabetes) affects more than one billion people worldwide, including 100 million Americans and 50% of all Americans over the age of 65.

Statistics indicate that 4 out of every 10 deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to heart disease; the number is projected to double within the next 50 years.

While conventional medicine wants you to believe that all of these diseases are unrelated conditions—which is a work of fiction created by the pharmaceutical industry (and perpetuated by the medical establishment) to sell more drugs—the truth is that they all share a common origin: our modern lifestyle.

Poor dietary choices and resulting nutrient deficiencies, stress, lack of sleep, too little or too much exercise, exposure to toxic chemicals, and the use of medications, both prescription and over the counter, have all played a direct role in the downfall of our health and hormones.

And declines in normal testosterone levels have been overlooked.

Our disease-oriented, pharmaceutical-driven medical system only recognizes and provides restorative therapies for the one percent of men who suffer from hypogonadism—extremely low levels of testosterone.

And since there are no pharmaceutical options for the millions of men suffering from mild to moderate reductions in testosterone and/or elevated levels of estradiol, they are not offered any restorative treatment.

Even if your doctor was on board with offering a treatment, his or her testosterone replacement plan is, at best, a Band-Aid. Because it is an artificial intervention, and conventional testosterone replacement therapies are not effective.

They do nothing to address any underlying, physiological imbalances; their sole purpose is simply to mask symptoms. They are not easily utilized by the body, which will eventually become resistant to their intended effects over time.

Those who use conventional testosterone replacements are subject to the inevitable side effects—the body becomes susceptible to more and bigger imbalances and it becomes completely incapable of producing its own supply of testosterone.

And this often leads to irreversible testicular atrophy.

Before you decide to restore normal testosterone levels with testosterone replacement, ask yourself: “Do I really want to rely on artificial hormones for the rest of my life?”

If not, it’s time for you to take charge of your own hormonal health.

And you are in the driver’s seat!

Leave the disease and medications to those who are less educated (including your doctor) and opt for the common-sense alternative—a 100% natural, scientifically-proven step-by-step program that will take you far beyond the superficial management of your symptoms.

The first step?

Determine if lack of normal testosterone is at the core of your problems by taking a simple saliva testosterone test to find out where you stand.

If you’d like help with this, you’ll find it Right Here.

How to Be A Stud At 60

I spent a month in Haiti when I was in my 20’s.

  

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 I’ve been to India and several other impoverished countries since this trip
ended…

But this little island nation takes the cake. We’re talking dirt poor.

That’s me on the left in Port Au Prince a few hours after we landed.

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I had no clue what lie ahead when that pic was taken.

But I can assure you it was an eye opener for this middle class boy from the suburbs.

We spent our first night in Port Au Prince…

The next morning we woke up, bought 50 pounds of rice and hired a guy with a truck…

Then told him we needed a ride out to the back country.

He drove us to the middle of nowhere, dumped our stuff on the side of the road and split…

Now what?

After a long walk we finally found a shack sitting on a hillside…

Some poor guy was working this little sugar cane field on a slope as steep as a cliff.

And his wife was out there helping him and she was nude from the waist up.

I felt like I was in the middle of Africa in the 1800’s.

We told him we we’re looking for a place to sleep and he pointed down to a valley below…

And there sat 3 grass huts….

 

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We’d found our hotel.

The guy who owned this little compound was about 60 years old.

He was weather beaten. Rough around the edges…

But he was stud. No doubt about it.

We gave him the 50 pounds of rice as payment and settled into our digs…

With mud floors, a colony of mosquitoes and no room service.

Later that night….

We came outside around dinner time to find a big fire raging in the middle of the huts.

Our host walked up to me and asked what I wanted to eat. And I made the mistake of saying meat.

Within seconds he’d grabbed a goat and hung it upside down by it’s back legs from a tree…

Then slit it’s throat with a rusty knife.

Bon appetite.

I’d never eaten goat before but it was actually pretty good.

I stuck with the muscle meat but they ate everything. Heart, liver, brains,
etc..

So they were getting some big time nutrition.

We woke up the the next morning….

And the old guy came up to me again and asked what I wanted for breakfast.

I looked at all the cute little goats running around and said…

How about a coconut?

I’d already killed one goat. And I wasn’t ready to kill another.

So once again our host got down to business…

And this 60 year old stud….

With no money. No personal trainer. No 24 hour fitness membership….

Pulled a strap out of his back pocket….

Wrapped it around a coconut tree and went straight up into the air more than
150 feet…

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Then he pulled out his machete…..

Hacked down 6 coconuts and walked right back down like he was strolling
through the park.

I told you he was a stud.

And I’ll tell you exactly why he was….

Because that white rice we used as payment wasn’t a staple in his diet.

It was more like a desert. And he didn’t get it very often.

I probably ate 30 meals over the 10 days I was there.

And once you subtract the rice…

All that was left was goat, chicken, fish, coconut and mango.

These foods made up the vast majority of his diet.

And this explains why this man was still a stud at 60 years of
age….

He was eating real food. And he was still doing things like
climbing trees.

The fact that he didn’t own a television also helped.

Remember…

The holidays are right around the corner.

And if you’d like to hit the feast with a little breathing room…

Take a hint from our 60 year old stud before the celebration begins…

Kill your TV. Dump the refined grains. Eat real food….

Then tax your body in brief – hard spurts.

Do this and you’ll be ready for all the carbs coming your
way.

So instead of feeling fat and bloated once the food orgy
ends…

You’ll still feel like a stud.

Order a Hormone Test Kit Today

And I’ll send you my Diet Course. My Exercise
Course..

And Richard Cohen’s Nitric Oxide (erectile dysfunction cure)
Ebook….

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Order this. You get the entire package.

 

Test Testosterone Levels

I used to believe that blood testing was the best way to
check testosterone.

But now I know better…

Because serum (blood) tests only check total testosterone.

But the real important number is your Free Testosterone. 

The steroid that is not bound up by carrier proteins.
And is available for immediate use by your body.

This explains why we use saliva to check free testosterone
with our hormone test kits…

It’s the number you really want to know.

But how accurate is saliva hormone testing?

Well, several scientific studies have proven one thing…

It’s the most accurate way to measure bio-available hormone
activity in the human body.

You get information from saliva that simply cannot be found
in blood.

Look at it like this…..

Say you wanted to check the unemployment rate in your
town.

Your blood test number would give you the total population
in the city.

But saliva would give the exact number of people who are
actually employed.

And employed is a good analogy here….

Because free testosterone is the steroid that does all the
work in your body.

But your bound T doesn’t even get out of bed in the morning.

That’s why I will always recommend saliva hormone testing
over blood testing.

Unfortunately many doctors don’t see it this way…

They check total testosterone and base their medical
decisions off that number.

Bad move.

Especially if that doc has a habit of putting men on
Androgel based on these numbers.

And I can tell you right now a LOT of them do this.

But this won’t happen to you. Because now you know
better 🙂

Get Your Free Testosterone Tested Here.

References:

Human Saliva as a Diagnostic Specimen

Salivary Testosterone Measurements: Reliability Across Hours, Days, and Weeks

Salivary Cortisol: A Better Measure of Adrenal Cortical Function Than Serum Cortisol

Too Depressed For Sex

QUOTE:

I would like to do it with a woman but I’m too depressed
to put out the effort to get it

And I don’t have the confidence anyway.

So I’m sure I’ll never have relations with a female
again.

END QUOTE

This was the tail end of an email exchange I’ve
been having with a guy…

A man who can’t quit masturbating excessively. (I’ll
save you the depressing details).

So I told him to go find a girl…

Because a girl can take over the duties of your right
hand…

And do it much better.

Not only that, but when you work up a sweat with
a woman like this…

You come out the other side with all kinds of feel
good hormones…

But when you go it alone – those feel good hormones
aren’t coming…

What IS coming are the hormones that cause stress,
anxiety and depression.

And even worse….

You’re going to lose the motivation to go out and get
the real thing.

Next thing you know…

You’ll be sending me an email asking how you can
continue to masturbate 3 times a day….

Stop bedding women entirely. And still maintain high
levels of T.

If you stoop that low (we both know you won’t do that).

I’ll have to tell you the same thing I told him…

You can’t.

Get Your Hormones Tested Here.

Mark

Hormone Replacement in Men Over 30?

There’s a hormone replacement party going on…

And you’re invited.

One trip to the doc’s office and you’ll have your invitation
in hand.

Even if you’re not in the mood to party.

These invitations used to be really hard to get…

You had to be over the hill with really low testosterone.
And pretty damn sick to get one.

But not these days…

As a matter of fact, sick isn’t even part of the equation anymore.

Nope…

If you’re old enough to drive a car – and you test out below 500
you’re automatically in.

Funny thing is, that 500 number doesn’t tell you much.

Especially if the test was Not taken first thing in the morning.

You see, 500 at 2pm may not be as bad as you think.

Especially if that number was closer 700 when you woke
up in the morning.

And chances are pretty decent is was.

Especially if you still sprout wood between 3-6 am on
a regular basis.

But it goes deeper than this…

Because that total number doesn’t tell you another thing…

Your Free Testosterone levels.

The stuff your body can actually use…

This is the Real important number.

And this one doesn’t move around so much…

So if you test it at 2pm, you’re still going to a have good
snapshot of what’s going on.

Now here’s a tip for you…

If your free numbers test out over 80 pg/ml…

Chances are good you already own that 700 we just
talked about.

And if not, you’re just a breath away.

So here’s my question to you today:

Do you know what your free testosterone number is?

If you don’t, I suggest you get this vital piece of information.

I’ve made it real easy for you.

It’s important. So I suggest you do it.

Male Hormone Testing Online

I got an email on Saturday that was hard to read…

It was especially brutal because the author was so articulate…

So he told his story well.  With Lots of detail.

Here’s the watered down version…

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His nightmare began after he and his wife decided to divorce.

The split was mutual. Or so he thought…

But after the papers were signed and he’d moved out. –  he
discovered he’d been tricked.

Because she’d been seeing a guy at work.

And before the ink dried on the court papers, he’d moved
in the house.

And was sleeping with His wife. In His bed.

Ouch.

After the standard two year slide that Always happens after
something like this, he cleaned up his act.

Cut back on the booze. Started exercising…

Took the pizza place off redial. Lost a little bit of weight.

Then he went girl shopping.

It took him almost 18 months.  But he finally found one.

Fast forward 9 weeks later and it was time to consummate this
relationship.

She was his girl now.  

So they needed to do what girls and boys do.

He was a bit nervous about this, but he was pretty sure he
could rise to the occasion.

But he was wrong. That rise never happened.

Ouch 2.  

There’s quite a bit more to this story, but I’m going to save you
the pain…

And jump straight to the happy ending.

Two months ago he did something he Should have done two years
ago…

He had his hormones tested. 

Once the results came back he knew Instantly why his flag pole
never rose that night.

He’d been walking around with the estrogen level of a 60 year
old woman.

And let me tell you something. Estrogen does a Lot of things to
a man…

But creating a flag pole ain’t one of them.

Moral of the story?

If you’ve been on a bad run lately…

You Need To Get Your Hormones Tested

 

Testosterone Reference Range

The Atlantic just did a bash piece on testosterone therapy.

The author went after the big pharm companies who hype these fake hormone products.

He attacked their slick commercials. Their sneaky habit of minimizing side effects.

Then he dug into a trail that was done back in 2009.

The one that was stopped when the TRT victims had more than 4 times the number of cardiovascular events.

Pretty good stuff for the most part. I commend the author. He tried really hard.

But he failed miserably when he started talking about the dreaded testosterone reference range…

I quote:

“A healthy range spans between 250 to 1,100 nanograms per deciliter of blood.”

As I was reading this I was thinking to myself, oh boy, here we go again….

Why?

Because this often quoted reference range is compiled using statistics from the old. And the sick.

This means the lower end of this range should NEVER apply to you.

UNLESS…

You are old. Or Sick.

Actually, I’m going to take back the old part…

Because even you old timers should’t be THAT low.

250 is death bed material. And you ain’t dead yet (:

Mark

Like to see how your numbers stack up?

Get tested right here.

Hormone Test Kits

Here’s some weirdness for you…

The hormone test kits are rolling in and you guys are testing STRANGE!

Of the first 40 results only two came back with low testosterone.

Dr. Cohen noticed this and fired me the following email…

Mark,

“Only 2 men have been real low T.

I’ve been doing this a long time. And it seems like this bunch is doing some things correctly.

The random people I test off the web are much worse.”

Now this email made me feel good. Real good.

Because I know that the vast majority of these first 40 are
hardcore regulars…

Men who strictly follow the site protocols.

Because the hardcore guys are always the first to sign up.
No matter what I’m offering.

So if you think about it, we’ve just run a randomized
clinical trail…

We have the 40 men following the protocols who are
acting as the subjects.

And the random men off the web who aren’t following
the protocols who are acting as the controls.

And in this trial the results are conclusive….

The site protocols win.

All of the information provided on this site are my opinions only.
Always consult with your doctor before acting on any of the
information found on the pages of this website.
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