Well over a million testosterone prescriptions are being written in the U.S.A every year. In other parts of the world for example UK, over 8% of men aged between 50 and 79 (over 790,000 men), are affected by testosterone deficiency. There is no beating about the bush here, this is a major issue.
Many would like us to surrender and just call it Male menopause however that’s we chose not to accept that. Here are 5 natural ideas we can use to cure low testosterone.
Intermittent fasting has been shown to increase testosterone by 400%. If done along with weight training especially, it is a great natural way to increase testosterone.
Intermittent fasting is basically restricting your daily eating period to a specific window of time in the day. It could be for instance 8 hours window of the 24 hours day. Say 11am until 7pm and the rest of the time there should be no eating. This simply means skipping breakfast, and making lunch your first meal of the day.
This kind of lifestyle will allow your organs especially the liver to rest. The resting of the liver is so crucial for naturally balancing of hormones. Hormones like testosterone especially, need a healthy liver otherwise its production is going to suffer.
During the fasting especially in the morning, you could take green vegetable juice and or water to assist in liver cleansing.
Intermittent fasting also helps your body to shift to fat burning mode.
Heavy weights Training
When you combing intermittent fasting along with heavy weights training, you will find a positive result in your testosterone levels. Doing weight training for at least 30 minutes can be very beneficial for testosterone production. It is important to have a good recovery period after such training.
Heavy weights training will also increase your muscle mass. It is a well-known fact that the lower your muscle mass, the slower your metabolism. Therefore, it is important to increasing in your muscle mass because it will help improve metabolism. High metabolic rate will aid in losing weight which is another critical component for testosterone levels.
Healthy fat in your diet
Healthy saturated for example
From coconut oil, raw fermented dairy products, raw goat’s milk, raw goat and sheep milk cheese. Conventional dairy will actually damper your testosterone.
Healthy omega-3 fatty acids
Consuming salmon a couple times in a week will guarantee omega-3 fatty acids. Other sources may include;
Quality fish oil supplements,
Chia seeds and walnut
Like in avocado
Detox your liver
The liver is the gateway to the body. It is very easy for the liver to become toxic with all the environmental toxins common to us now. Therefore, it is vital to know how to aid this most important organs to detoxify.
Stay Hydrated: In order to flush out toxins, your liver needs adequate water.
Antioxidant-Rich Foods containing nutrients such as vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin C, B-vitamins, zinc, and selenium in your diet, aid your liver in flushing out contaminants.
An Apple-a-Day is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients which aid the body’s detoxification efforts.
Physical Exercise improves the function of every organ in your body including the liver.
Dealing with emotional issues specifically resentment, unforgiveness, anger and frustration is in itself spiritual detoxifying. However, this is at the heart of liver detoxification and an integral part in raising your testosterone.
If you are low in vitamin D, you will experience low testosterone levels issues. Get 20 to 30 minutes of direct sunlight every day to get some vitamin D. If not it is critical to know that you need to supplement that with 5000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. If your vitamin D levels are not right, your testosterone levels will stay low.
Animal sources of vitamin D include
Cod liver oil, Salmon, Mackerel, Tuna, Sardines, Cooked egg yolk, Beef liver
For vegan, sources may include lichen.