STEP 6B: Examine other alternative ways to raise your testosterone naturally:
Many men with low testosterone do not want to immediately jump on testosterone therapy and with good reason. I personally have had a great experience overall, but not all men are so lucky. And it is also a fair amount of time and expense, etc. Anyway, for many reasons many men are looking for natural ways to increase their testosterone. See my page Fixing Your Testosterone With Natural Methods (Greater Than 25%) for some of the bigger gun methodologies to do that. And you'll also want to scan through this page where I include some of the strategies that are a little more "off the beaten path."
Below you will see that twenty years of research have given us abundant ways to boost testosterone. I would guess many of the things on this list will surprise you: they are the opposite of what most of the bodybuilding magazines and health food stores will tell you.
One caution that I have is that I tried for years to raise my testosterone through lifestyle changes, i.e. diet, sleep, supplements, etc., and nothing budged my testosterone. And I see this quite often on The Peak Testosterone Forum: some men seem to have actual damage to some part of their HPT (hypothalamus, pituitary and testes) axis. In those cases, going natural just does not work for reasons that we do no understand yet. Of course, it does not hurt to try, and I especially encourage the younger men to do that.
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The bottom line is that it's easy for most of us to increase testosterone 10%-30% by having more frequent sex, sleeping more, lowering stress levels by life style changes (and 1500 mg of Vit C on a Low Fat Diet) and adopting a winning attitude (assuming you're not doing one of the deadly hormonal sins of drinking too much, being overweight or overtraining).
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