Nutrition

5 Foods to Boost DHT Levels & 5-a Reductase Naturally

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a controversial hormone. Even though it’s the male hormone of the male hormones and a lot more androgenic than testosterone, some are still scared that high levels of it could lead to hair-loss and prostate enlargement.…

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Pomegranates and Testosterone: Nitric Oxide & More

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Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD The pomegranate (Punica grantum) is an antioxidant-rich fruit with small red edible seeds. It originates from the Mediterranean region, but nowadays, the use of this delicious fruit has spread around the globe. Due to the many claims made about the possible health benefits, pomegranate is in high demand in the…

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Natural Steroids: 3 Surprisingly Anabolic Foods

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD For years, bodybuilders and health-conscious men have looked into ways to optimize natural testosterone production. One of the things that have gained quite some interest, has been some specific foods that boost testosterone levels. And it has been already…

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Carbohydrates and Testosterone: Non-Essential but Still Important

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Carbohydrates have been unfairly bashed in the media for the last few years. Nowadays, many people are dumb enough to believe that increased carb intake would make them gain weight and that the “most evil of them all” – sugar,…

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Protein and Testosterone: Amino Acids & Hormones

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Protein is easily the least demonized of the macronutrients, and when it comes to male health, people actually love it a bit too much. Especially the guys involved in any form of weightlifting, some of them consuming ridiculously high…

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Fats and Testosterone: Dietary Fat, PUFA, & Androgens

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Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Nutrition has a key role in our natural testosterone production. And one of the biggest factors in our diets is macronutrient ratios and the types of macronutrients we consume. When it comes to dietary fat, it has arguably the largest impact and room for manipulation. Increasing or decreasing the…

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Caffeine and Testosterone: Coffee for AR Activation and cAMP?

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD If you’ve been reading my older posts here, you already know that I’ve been somewhat of an anti-coffee guy in the past. That’s because research has shown time after time that caffeine consumption leads to dose-dependent increases in cortisol…

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Sugar and Testosterone: Fructose, Glucose, & Hormones

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Sugar – after saturated fat – is likely the most demonized foodstuff there is. Ask almost anyone and they will gladly tell you with high level of confidence that sugar is bad for us, that it’s unhealthy, and that…

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