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.
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
There are 4 things I can think of: 1. Fix micronutrient deficiencies 2. Fix thyroid function (often have cold hands and feet still) 3. Convince my family to stop using PUFA in foods :( (mostly mom because she cooks for us) 4. Get a water filter + water remineraliser
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)
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.
It will likely have a good effect on your testosterone since it's very intense activity for shorter bursts of time, training your explosive musculature. As long as you don't overdo and feel fatigued all the time after a while, you should be fine.
I've been having 3-4 eggs for 3 weeks now each day at school, I've got a small sandwich with that too. I would really like to increase the amount of eggs, but they stink like hell and people are annoyed and if I find a way to make them stink less, I'll have more 😂.
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.
Hi everybody, my name is Manuel. I'm 24 , italian with cuban origins. I joined Brotherhood cause I want to become healthier. I've been watching videos on yt on keto, carnivore, plant based throughout these years. I've been changing my diet a lot depending on the period of my life. It's a pleasure to be part of this group!
Hi everyone, just remind you that next Friday the 1st of September we have another free Collaboration Call. We'll talk about many topics, including health, training, lifestyle, relationships, etc, and other deep topics like the meaning of life. You'll also be able to ask questions and get advice from any of the community members and from @Aleks Fidurski and @Christian Koziol as well. It's going to be a great time to gather together to talk, discuss topics, and learn from each other. See you there.
This is going to sound stupid but 🐻 with me. I eat 6 eggs for breakfast almost every day and I tried adding honey to the eggs after asking myself the question: How I can improve the nutrition of the eggs even further? I thought it was going to be disaster, but it turns out it tastes pretty good (at least to me). While it's not a thing to eat every day, it's certainly worth trying out. Note: Add the honey towards the end or after preparing the eggs, if it goes above around 80 degrees Celsius, it starts losing nutritional value (coming from my dad and I think he's right). Feel free to add anything to this post or tell me if this is stupid somehow if that is the case. Hope this provides some value either way :D, have a good one.
@Aleks Fidurski Yep, I put on some salt, pepper, sometimes a bit of Hungarian Bacon (it doesn't have a name in English) and put on the honey after taking off the heat and waiting for around 1 minute. I make fried eggs though because I think they taste better. I suppose you could also do this with scrambled eggs too, haven't tried that yet.
- Intermittent fasting has been found to reduce testosterone levels in lean, physically active, young males. - However, it does not affect SHBG (sex hormone-binding globulin) concentrations. - Studies suggest that intermittent fasting decreases androgen markers, including testosterone and the free androgen index (FAI), while increasing sex hormone levels in both females and males. - There is a connection between intermittent fasting and decreased testosterone levels, especially in lean, young, physically active males. - It is important to note that fasting during the month of Ramadan has also been studied in relation to testosterone levels. If you need more specific details or have any other questions, feel free to ask.
So my mom is in her late 40s and she is starting to develop cataract in both of her eyes, one is quite severe and the other one is only mild (so far). I've been reading Ray Peat's stuff on cataract and here the things that I've learned: - Cataract is when the eye's lens becomes blurry through an excess build up of water there, causing problems with your eyesight and possibly even blindness - This can be caused by many things: Hypoglycemia, high cortisol, UV light (radiation), sodium deficiency, tryptophan, metals, lactic acid high ADP and calcium build up, high estrogen, PUFAs, low potassium, low ATP and low magnesium (comment more causes if you have any to add) - Thyroid hormone plays a vital role in combatting this, as does carbon dioxide, red light, Vitamin E, iodide, progesterone, progenolone, pyruvate (oxidized to CO2), palmitic acid - Diet wise, Peat also recommends: - "The "treatment" for intracellular fatigue consists of normalizing thyroid and steroid metabolism, and eating a diet including fruit juice, milk, some eggs or liver, and gelatin, assuring adequate calcium, potassium sodium, and magnesium, and using supplements of niacin-amide, aspirin, and carbon dioxide when necessary. Simply increasing carbon dioxide decreases lactic acid and ammonia, increases GABA (the sleep improving nerve inhibitor), and regulates mineral and water disposition." If you have anything to add to this whatsoever, please share it because I'd appreciate each bit of information to help her out. She is already taking Vitamin A supplements, drinking carrot juice and kurkuma (I think that's the word) and doing eye exercises recommended by a physiotherapist (guy knows his stuff). 2 questions: 1: Is there any way to decrease lactic acid that's already in the eye? Ray Peat says it builds up in cataract eyes, decreasing that would be huge (also its other effects which are equally bad). 2: What should be my main focus from the things that can help in this, which one has the most ROI?
@Benjamin Rathgeber Thanks for the advice! She eats liver quite happily, so that shouldn't really pose a problem. That adrenal cocktail is something I'll certainly look into as well and I can confirm that raw carrots help you with your system by helping out your gut microbiome. Peace be with you Benjamin 🙏
I was talking with a friend about Christianity today and he asked me why everybody gets to Heaven as long as they believe that Christ died for our sins and they believe that the Godhead exists. I told him that if you were judging everything on who does the most for getting into Heaven by the things they created (e.g. statues of Jesus etc.) then you would fall prey to pride and ego as it creates competition. But the following question came up: What if you went around sinning the whole time even though you accept the Gospel? I know that we are made to be sinners due to Adam and we have to acquire the Holy Spirit, but what if somebody believes in Christianity and sins on purpose? Will that person be going to Heaven still or not?
I've been thinking about adding some greek yoghurt to my diet recently and I'm wondering: Does it have a negative effect on testosterone? I've seen some things relating this to lactic acid (Aleks' post), but from other sources I've seen that it's completely fine (mainly some YouTube videos and articles), therefore I'm uncertain.
**NOTE**: This has been copy pasted from a different community because I already made this post there and it took me quite a bit to write. Thanks and hope this provides some value :) I've been training Kung Fu since the age of 8, I'm 17 now. Since 2+ years, I've become a trainer there myself and I would like to tell you some things I've learned there about people. I hope this post can teach you some valuable skills when dealing with other people in various ways Lesson 1: Keep the balance A part of my job is to hold a training, but it's important that you are seen more as a respectable trainer that wants the best of you instead of a tyrant. While it's not good if they can run circles around you and you need to keep respect, but at the same time they shouldn't be scared shitless. If you are too hard with the kids and scream at them to do stuff, they become scared of you and don't feel well around you. If you're too easy, none of them will take you seriously and it becomes a playground, where you feel powerless. This is something that needs to be learned over time (Even after 2 years, I still have to work on this), and that means that this is a difficult skill to acquire. Even though it's hard, it's one of the most important skills to learn IMO. Striking this balance will mean better relationships, more respect from others and most importantly: More respect from yourself. Where this balance is for you (Yes the one reading this :D) has to be decided for your own, I'm more of the serious type in my everyday life, but you can figure that out yourself. Lesson 2: Motivate more, criticize less When you want one of the kids to do the exercises, you want them to be motivated. That motivation however can quickly transition into too much fun, where they start doing their own thing and if you don't keep it in check, it becomes that playground from lesson 1 again. It's important to keep them motivated though, or they'll not be coming back. That means that motivation > criticism. Of course criticism is important to keep them from becoming delusional, but which is the better choice of these 2: Tell them that they are doing great 80% of the time or that they're being horrible for 20% of the time? What will be more beneficial to that child? Even saying the smallest thing like "Great job Mike!" and putting that in the forefront is really important and only criticizing when absolutely necessary.
Hey everyone! My name is Örs and I am Hungarian, residing in Germany. I'm 17 years old and I joined because I would like a brotherhood where I can learn and aid others too, a community where we are all on a purpose. I like to fight, work out, play drums and make content for my YouTube channel. Looking forward to meeting some of you guys! Regards, Örs :)