This is something I borrowed from my friend Mike Mahler at Live Life Aggressively
He is a constant source of great information about hormone optimization and keeping your strength values up. He is also a strict vegan who has done a ton of quality research in order to bring the best knowledge about keeping strength, fitness, and cardio levels optimal while living that lifestyle.
If you are not familiar with this man I urge you to get acquainted and gain from the wealth of awesome information that he willingly shares.
Understanding how to keep your hormone levels in check will not only benefit your trining but also add to the quality of your everyday life.
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SEVEN MORE TIPS TO IMPROVE TESTOSTERONE LEVELS AND OVERALL HEALTH
Poor digestion is one of the main reasons for a poor hormonal profile including low testosterone levels. If you have poor digestion you fail to extract optimal nutrition to energize an optimal hormonal profile. Eating quickly often leads to poor digestion so slow down and take your time instead of using the vacuum cleaner technique at meals. Probiotics and ginger also help with gut issues and in turn improve digestion. Systemic enzymes also improve digestion by lowering inflammation. Systemic enzymes
Optimal levels of zinc and magnesium are crucial for optimal testosterone levels and an ideal testosterone to estrogen ratio. Zinc is an aromatase inhibitor and magnesium increases DHEA and free levels of testosterone. Hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds are both high in zinc and magnesium. In addition black beans and cacao are also loaded with magnesium. The best supplement for magnesium and zinc is my recovery oil. Recovery oil
Every time you have a poor night of sleep you miss out on an opportunity to produce testosterone, improve insulin and leptin sensitivity, and keep cortisol in check. Read for a few hours before bedtime to fatigue the mind and improve sleep quality. Watching TV for a few hours before bedtime has the opposite effect. The Holosync meditation program is also a fantastic option to listen to before bedtime Meditation program
One effective method to improve leptin and insulin sensitivity (both are master control hormones that affect other hormones such as testosterone and GH) is to take longer stretches in between meals such as 5-6 hours. This will also improve digestion and fat loss as well. Have a balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates and you will be satiated for many hours.
Selenium is an important mineral for optimal testosterone levels. Just one brazil nut has bout 50mcg of selenium and1-2 brazil nuts per day will supply optimal selenium levels for most .
According to anti-aging expert Dr. Thierry Hertoghe, a high consumption of alcohol, coffee, and tea causes prostate hypertrophy by excessively increasing estrogen levels. In my opinion no more than four cups of coffee per day should not be an issue and the same goes for tea. As for alcohol, if you have low testosterone and high estrogen levels, you should cut out consumption 100% until the issues are resolved. Alcohol converts testosterone to estrogen and has a negative impact on insulin sensitivity. Moreover, alcohol has a tendency to make men very emotional and have illusions of grandeur as well. For insurance against estrogen dominance use EC Estrogen Control