Hey guys, I recently discovered that cotton and wool are the only fabrics that don't harm testosterone levels. From what you know, is it important to use cotton fabrics even during sports, or is the damage caused by technical fabrics minimal for a few hours?
@Sean Ramirez if u want sport type clothes i recommend merino wool t shirts. They are expensive but worth it if u take care of them. They have benefits of normal sports clothing minus the polyester and they have anti bacterial and anti odor properties which is good. They also keep you warm when u are sweatibg which cotton doesnt do, but cotton is good too
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.
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
1. Eating a meal high in protein (>100g) before bed can induce restlessness, but eating a diet high in protein throughout the day will improve sleep quality at night. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/226434/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4008810/ 2. Glycine -https://amzn.to/3ef2ebg A non-essential amino acid that functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, which helps you sleep, is anti-anxiety, lowers cortisol, increases DHT. Glycine is most abundant in gelatin. You can start with 3g glycine before bed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22529837/ 3. Carbohydrates A meal high in carbs, about 130g before bedtime, increases REM and sleep quality, as well as significantly shorter sleep latencies. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6164541/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21816963/ 4. Valerian Root - https://amzn.to/3qhCSiv (1000mg before bed) Valerian is a herb with sedative properties, used and thoroughly backed up with long-term studies. Sleep Aid. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15982998/ 5. L-theanine - https://amzn.to/3pfqy39 (200mg before bed) L-Theanine found in tea is shown to improve slow-wave sleep, and it also lowers cortisol. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22285321/ 6. No to caloric deficits Sleep quality can be disturbed when in a caloric deficit, as being in a caloric deficit can be stressful to the body. This is partly due to higher cortisol and adrenaline. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4008810/ 7. Body Fat Percentage
This is a lovely drink you can make for the hot summer weather. (Shoutout to the wife; she makes it weekly). Ingredients: 6 lemons , 10 cm chunk of fresh ginger, white sugar, ice & water. Instructions: juice the lemon juice & add it to an empty jug. Grate 3-7 cm chunk of ginger into the jug. Add 3-5 thin slices of fresh ginger. Add 1 tablespoon of white sugar. Add a generous amount of ice & finally add the cold water. Mix well. P.S. if the taste of lemon is sour you can add half an extra tablespoon of sugar.
Lately ive been getting blood sugar crashes which causes me big stress after eating starches like potatoes. When i eat sugar i become very tired quickly and fall asleep after a short while. Does any1 have any tips on how to avoid crashes because i dont know what to do, thanks
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?
@Christian Koziol but what you say in the end here is that, so as long as you believe you are saved so whatever else you do, does not matter for the results in the hereafter? So there is no punishment in the hellfire for those who blatantly sin, as long as they believe? Or is there accountability?
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.
Yo so basically ever since I started taking care of myself and not playing video games all day and using my phone so much, if come to a realization; I have nothing to do. My family doesn’t go out often and my day is comprised of, waking up, washing my hands face, brushing my teeth, going outside for about half an hour, eating, going for a walk, doing light calisthenics, depending on if I have gym that day, go to the gym, eventually eat lunch and then dinner, I try to fill the gaps with talking to my siblings, research and if I have any plans, doing that, but otherwise, I’m kind of down to just staring at the ceiling the rest of the day and it’s gotten kind of boring so I’m just wondering what do people do all day. If you have any good recommendations that sort of tie in with the whole bettering myself as a person I’d appreciate it. Thank you