Hello everybody, my name is Matthew. I am 20 years old. I have watched yt videos about manhood and ways to improve my life. But I never truly took action to make a change. I joined brotherhood because I wanted to find a community but most importantly a family. Three things I want from brotherhood. 1. Have a better understanding of myself, improving one step at a time. 2. Building a healthy foundation long term. 3. Forming healthy relationships with likeminded individuals. Three things I like to do for fun. 1. Calisthenics 2. Listening to Instrumentals 3. Observing Nature
Whats up everyone! I just joined the brotherhood and happy to be here. Already have found alot of value in the reclaim videos. Glad to be a part of it and hoping to increase my testosterone as well as my righteousness fidurskis perspective on bettering both of them was really eye opening for me and made me realize that we need to improve both to improve as men. Can't wait to learn more and hope everyone has a great day.
Insoluble fiber is a type of dietary fiber that does not dissolve in water and, as a result, remains largely intact as it moves through the digestive system. Soluble fiber is a type of dietary fiber that dissolves in water to form a gel-like substance in the digestive tract. A study conducted how eating fat and fiber affects sex hormones in men. The study had 43 healthy men, and they made them eat two different diets: one low in fat but high in fiber, and the other high in fat but low in fiber. They switched between these diets after 10 weeks and a 2-week break. The diets had the same number of calories. On the low-fat, high-fiber diet, 13% higher levels of testosterone were found in the blood, especially the type bound to a protein called SHBG. Urine tests also showed 13% more testosterone when on the high-fat, low-fiber diet. However, levels of estrogen (estradiol and estrone) and certain hormone metabolites were 12–28% lower when eating the high-fat, low-fiber diet. In conclusion, the study suggests that what you eat can change how your body processes sex hormones in men. In this study they tested how different types of bran, hulls, cellulose, lignin, and a substance called cholestyramine can trap hormones like estrone, estradiol, estriol, testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and estrone-3-glucuronide. Each hormone had its own pattern of trapping in these substances. Cholestyramine trapped the most hormones (about 90%), while cellulose trapped the least (only 12%). Other substances trapped hormones as follows: lignin (87%), wheat and oat brans (45% each), corn bran (44%), and oat hulls (32%). Hormones that were chemically changed (conjugated) were less likely to be trapped. Lignin seemed to be particularly good at trapping these hormones. These results show that hormones are attracted to these substances because of their water-repellent nature and suggest that when studying how fiber affects hormone levels in the body, we should consider different fiber components separately.
Glycine is one of the 20 amino acids that serve as the building blocks of proteins in the human body. Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins through a process called protein synthesis. Glycine is unique among amino acids because it is the simplest in terms of chemical structure. What does Ray Peat say about glycine? Glycine and Collagen: Ray Peat has emphasized the importance of glycine in the diet, particularly in relation to collagen production. Glycine is an essential amino acid that plays a crucial role in collagen synthesis, and he has suggested that consuming adequate glycine may support healthy skin, joints, and connective tissues. Anti-Inflammatory: Peat has suggested that glycine may have anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce inflammation in the body. He has argued that glycine can counteract some of the pro-inflammatory effects of certain amino acids like methionine and cysteine when they are consumed in excess. Glycine and Stress: Peat has also discussed the potential role of glycine in managing stress. He believes that glycine may have a calming effect on the nervous system and could be beneficial for individuals dealing with stress and anxiety. Metabolism and Glycine: Ray Peat has proposed that glycine can support metabolic health by improving the efficiency of energy production at the cellular level. He suggests that glycine may enhance mitochondrial function and promote overall metabolic stability. Glycine Sources: Peat has recommended dietary sources of glycine, including gelatin, bone broth, and collagen supplements. These sources are rich in glycine and can be included in the diet to support collagen synthesis and potentially benefit overall health. Glycine is essential for the production of bile acid, creatine, nucleic acids, and porphyrins, supporting many important processes within the nervous system and the gut. Glycine is neuroprotective and can lower oxidative stress and it has been shown in the research to help improve all sleep parameters in humans. Supplementation with glycine has also been shown to get rid of fatigue caused by sleep deprivation.
On Friday Night at work while driving the bus with College Students I notice they was going to parties and they was drunk. The Most High told me about stress and addiction. College Students go through a lot of stress with school work, so they turn to perversion and drunkenness to cover up the issues they facing. I myself for many years turned to the websites to cover up my issues with instant Gratification. I thank everyone in this community for steering me in the right direction
Here is a snippet of a lesson from The Reclaim Mastermind. Hyperthyroidism = high metabolic rate Testosterone and DHT production is dramatically increased in hyperthyroidism and their clearance rate is decreased. The most dramatic increase was noted for DHT, with plasma levels increasing by 8-10 times over the average values found in euthyroid men. The data on testosterone was pretty similar to DHT. Decrease clearance and a slight increase in free testosterone. Conversion of testosterone to its weaker metabolite androstenedione is significantly decreased, but the conversion of androstenedione to testosterone is increased twofold. There was an increase in SHBG (sex hormone-binding globulin), but free T is still greater during hyper than euthyroid. SHBG also decreases the metabolic clearance rate of testosterone. There is accelerated conversion of estrone and estradiol into estriol, which is the “weakest” of the estrogens and is often used as a final form to be excreted in the urine. High TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) due to hypo also increases prolactin. The increased SHBG will help bind free estrogen and excrete it through the urine. Estrogen clearance in the body is increased during hyperthyroid. Thyroid hormones and Vitamin A work synergistically. Hypothyroid is not only due to low thyroid hormones, but could also be due to low conversion of T4 to T3. Hyperthyroid also: 1) Increases androgen receptors 2) Decreases estrogen receptors 3) Inhibits the aromatase 4) Decreases androgen binding proteins 5) Increases protective hormones When the testes are damaged (by oxidative stress for e.g.), thyroid hormones help to repair the damage by generating new (differentiation) Leydig cells. Hypothyroidism in an adult is associated with severe intellectual defects, abnormal balance, and defects in fine motor skills, plasticity, and deafness.
I would like to at least cut down on bread consumption and ideally get rid of it completely due it being somewhat nutrionally harmful and me feeling tired after eating it. Do you have ideas how to replace the carbs from bread? (I eat a lot of fruit and a good amount of potatoes already)
Whenever i eat enough carbs like ricecream/pudding (only rice and milk) with sugar i feel amazing, but i gain weight rapidly. I believe this is because im insulin resistant, i dont really over eat too and it helps me feel normal but now ive stopped. Does anyone have any specific advice so i can handle carbs without getting weight Thanks
Growth hormone has an array of benefits for the body including, increase muscle mass, fat loss, bone density, etc.(Similair benefits to testosterone) Does anyone have any tips to boost this hormone? Or lower Somatostatin(the GH inhibitor). Some studies say sugar has a negative impact. Any opinions on this claim?
0-500 ng/dL is considered LOW testosterone. This is where you experience all the symptoms of low testosterone. ⠀ - Low Libido⠀ - No morning wood⠀ - Low sex drive⠀ - No drive⠀ - No motivation⠀ - Hard to build muscle⠀ - Hard to drop fat⠀ - Brain fog⠀ - Emotional⠀ - Erectile Dysfunction⠀ - Low metabolism⠀ - Constantly cold⠀ Also “beta male” tendencies and so on… and on… ⠀ 500-700 ng/dL this would be considered NORMAL testosterone levels.⠀ ⠀ You will still experience some of the low testosterone symptoms.⠀ ⠀ 700-1000 ng/dL is HIGH testosterone.⠀ ⠀ Here you experience all the benefits of high testosterone.⠀ - High Libido⠀ - Daily morning wood⠀ - High sex drive⠀ - High drive⠀ - High motivation⠀ - Easy to build muscle⠀ - Easy to drop fat⠀ - Mental Clarity⠀ - Calm and Collective - Optimal blood flow - High metabolism⠀ - Warm all the time - Confident Also “alpha male” tendencies and so on...⠀⠀ ⠀ 1000+ ng/dL this is where everything is OPTIMAL. Most guys will probably not experience this in their lifetime. There is more variables to consider. Like this post I made. And this like free testosterone, SHBG, albumin, cortisol ratio etc.
@Andreas Siokos We can chat about it on the next collab call. And I'll be done week 3 with Reclaim 3.0 this week as well. So you'll have a detail answer. Because the above post is a snipet of a 1h lesson I done about testosterone 🙌
Fermentation would be good for testosterone since this study says that fermented carrot juice increased γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) one of the things we need to develop good sleep and better testosterone levels. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36523330/ And it also increases lactic acid, which this source of information tells us is present in the first phases of testosterone biosynthesis. https://www.masmusculo.com.es/workout/acido-lactico-mas-testosterona/#prettyPhoto Even though it is in Spanish, I would like to know if anyone agrees with this or not and why.
Ray Peat on Lactic acid foods and metabolism and migraines. Lactic acid is produced by stress. You use your muscles faster than your lungs can keep the oxygen supply adequate. The lactic acid is circulated to your bloodstream - reaches the liver. Your liver needs to spend extra energy to convert the lactose into glucose. Which is then sent back to the muscles. Meanwhile it’s depleting the liver of any stored glycogen it had, to just get rid of the lactic acid and turn it back into glucose. Vinegar type of fermentation is slightly toxic, but it doesn’t participate in that blood sugar disturbing effect that lactic acid does. Some of the probiotic bacteria that make lactic acid, in themselves - they can produce other substances that are protective. But you don’t want them producing lactic acid from the sugar you eat. The sugar you eat should be absorbed up in the first part of your intestine, where there are no bacteria to speak off (there shouldn’t be). Sometimes the bacteria will migrate up there from a sluggish bowel or if you eat poorly digested materials like too many starches or fibrous mixtures of starches and carbohydrates. These things will not be absorbed and so they will go down and feed the bacteria and then the bacteria can make lactic acid and other worse toxins from them.
In a world that often exalts pride and self-promotion, the concept of humility, as presented in the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, remains a timeless and profound virtue. Humility, as exemplified in the scriptures, is not weakness but a strength that fosters a deeper connection with God and a more harmonious relationship with others. 1. Humility Before God "The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility." - Proverbs 15:33 The Bible teaches that true wisdom begins with a humble heart. Recognizing our limitations and our dependence on God is the first step in our spiritual journey. Humility allows us to submit to God's will, acknowledging that His ways are higher than our own. 2. Learning from the Example of Jesus "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls." - Matthew 11:29 The ultimate example of humility is found in the life of Jesus Christ. He, the Son of God, demonstrated a profound meekness and humility throughout His earthly ministry. His willingness to serve, His compassion for the marginalized, and His submission to God's plan for His life set a high standard for us to follow. 3. The Exaltation of the Humble "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up." - James 4:10 The Bible assures us that God exalts the humble. When we willingly lower ourselves in His presence, He bestows His grace and lifts us to places we could not reach on our own. Humility, therefore, becomes the pathway to true greatness in the eyes of God. 4. Unity and Peace through Humility "With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love." - Ephesians 4:2 Humility is essential for fostering unity and peace in our relationships with others. When we approach others with meekness, patience, and a willingness to understand their perspectives, conflicts are resolved, and harmony is restored. 5. Clothed in Humility "Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering." - Colossians 3:12
@Valtter Saarikalle What does muscle and energy have to do with athleticism? And you made a bold point that I prove my healthy with only athleticism. Can you send me a link to a video I made, or post I made. I'm open to your opinion. And like you said. I haven't had a reason to check it. It's definitely something I may look in to in the future. I'm still quite confused with all of your points to be quite honest with you. And what kind of criticism can't I handle? I'm curious to what you mean by that?
@Valtter Saarikalle I'm happy to hear that you had good sleep and that the carrot salad benefited you. I see your point, and my questions were purely for more evidence for your claims as you just gave blank statements. Firstly, do you believe that Usain Bolt is a natural athlete? Secondly, let's say he was natural. Would you use him as a standard for health? He has a low heart rate, does one need to accomplish a 9.58 second 100m run as well to accomplish his health standard? Thirdly, and can you give me the proof of him having high energy and daily morning wood. And I'm still waiting for that reference of you claiming that I use only my athleticism as a way to prove my health. I'm not a bio-hacker and I don't really care what they say. Next, I've made videos about cardio. What do you mean by genetic variation? Here is my stance on heart rate: "The late Dr. Broda Barnes introduced the basal temperature test as an easy way to determine adequate thyroid function. It’s important to do an oral temperature test. The oral temperature is measured with an oral digital thermometer after arising. Women should do this during their menses to ensure missing the rise of temperature during ovulation. The morning oral temperature after arising should be 98.0 degrees F. It should then rise to 98.6-99 degrees F between 11 am and 2 pm and the resting daytime pulse should be around 85 beats per minute. The national average is around 72. If your pulse is less than 80, you may have an underactive thyroid (however a hypothyroid person with high adrenalin can have a pulse of as high as 150). Babies have a pulse greater than 100 until around the age of eight years when the pulse slows down to around 85. Dr. Peat says that the idea of a slow pulse being healthy is folklore. Thyroid needs increase during the cold, dark winters and decrease during the warm summer days when there is more sunlight. In addition to the seasons, any kind of stress hinders thyroid function.” -Lita Lee, PhD
How much fruit do you consume / fruit juice? And what fruit do you eat / drink? I personally consume plenty of orange juice because of it's powerful polyphenols which inhibit the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase which converts tryptophan (which is an amino acid found in foods like chicken) into serotonin. (If you're new here, serotonin is NOT good!) One thing about orange juice, don't drink the one with pulp. Because that's a fiber = starch. Which feeds the gram negative bacteria = endotoxins.
Androstenol/androsterone is a pheromone synthesised in the testes, contributing to an appealing musky scent in men. This scent is not only detected subconsciously by others but can also influence male behaviour, sometimes leading to increased hostility. Therefore, having higher levels of testosterone (and DHT) can enhance one's attractiveness through this scent. https://www.livescience.com/28812-women-prefer-smell-of-manly-guys.html
Thyroid hormone, often associated with metabolism regulation, plays a crucial role in maintaining the balance of various hormones, including testosterone. In Peat's perspective, adequate thyroid hormone levels are essential for maintaining healthy testosterone levels in men. The thyroid, acting as a sort of conductor in this hormonal symphony, ensures that the right signals are sent to the body's endocrine system, fostering an environment conducive to testosterone production. Peat's perspective emphasizes the importance of a well-functioning thyroid in keeping estrogen levels in check. Higher levels of estrogen in men can lead to suppressed testosterone production. Thyroid hormone's role in metabolizing estrogen helps to maintain a balanced hormonal milieu that supports optimal testosterone levels. Peat's research suggests that by addressing thyroid health through dietary and lifestyle measures, individuals can indirectly positively influence their testosterone levels. Drawing a fascinating parallel, we find wisdom in the Bible that resonates with this understanding. In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, it is stated, "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." In this verse, the reference to the body as a temple, a dwelling place for the divine, can be seen as a call to honor and maintain the physical vessel. Just as the temple is a sacred space deserving of care, our bodies too deserve proper care, including the hormonal balance that contributes to overall health and vitality. This resonates with the idea that ensuring the optimal functioning of the thyroid, which in turn influences testosterone levels, is akin to honoring the divine design of our bodies.