Choosing Alternative Therapies/Hormones


Can you think of foods or suppliments that resensitize men to testosterone? I am worried I am not getting the effect of testosterone that I used to and my body is producing too much DHT as a result.

Hello, James,

Partly your question depends on why you think you aren't sensitive enough to testosterone. Is it an age-related question, or are you a bodybuilder?

You should get your hormones tested by a doctor. Don't assume that they are out of whack without knowing exactly how. Admittedly, medical tests are often full of errors, but you have to start someplace. Also, you may have symptoms, such as softening muscles, belly fat, and the like. This can safely be said to infer you have a problem.

That said, I can give you a few pointers, but mostly you need to do research, and you can do this with a good search engine.

There are foods you can eat that will act against testosterone, partly by increasing the amount of estrogen in a man's body. The worst offender that I know of is soy. Soy is really bad news anyway. Most soy in the United States is genetically modified, and there are all kinds of dangers. Soy is hidden in a lot of prepared foods; read labels carefully. Since labels must warn you of soy content, pay attention. Stay away from soy. In addition, there are commonly used plastics that will increase estrogen. These are really hard to get away from; they are everywhere.

Here is a good page that explains this problem. It also offers a product. We have tried that product in our household, and are satisfied with it, although we haven't used it for very long.

This product DOES contain magnesium stearate (which makes me angry, and I have complained, but nothing has been done). Magnesium stearate inhibits absorption, and may cause the body to dry out. If you have trouble with dry eyes, this may be the reason (if you are taking anything that has it). If magnesium stearate doesn't bother you, that's great. But I am not aware of a comparable product without it.

The problem of the body not being sensitive enough to testosterone is a separate problem, but related. I have no information handy on this.

I hope this helps.

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