Wednesday, December 30, 2015

How Your Clothes May Be Influencing Your Testosterone

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Throughout history people have used clothing to portray their social status. Whether we like it or not, we are all affected by the information that our outfits communicate to the world.

A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology took this idea to a whole new level when it revealed that the clothes we wear affect our very hormones.

To conduct their study, researchers gathered 128 men between 18 and 32 years old, who were of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and divided them into two groups – “targets” and “neutral perceivers.” The targets were then dressed in high-status and low-status clothing. The high-status targets wore business suites, while the low-status targets were given sweat pants, sandals and plain T-shirts.

The targets then were asked to engage in a business negotiation with a neutral perceiver, in which they played the role of a chief financial officer of a large company and had to negotiate the most favorable deal. Scientists then compared the results produced by the low- and high-status targets, and found significant differences, not only in their behavior, but also in their testosterone levels before and after the experiment.

Participants dressed in high-status clothing exhibited more confidence and achieved higher profits with their negotiated deals than those who were dressed in low-status attire. Moreover, the low-status participants experienced a 20 percent drop in their testosterone levels compared to the measurements taken before the experiment.

This research demonstrates how sensitive our endocrine system is to various outside influences. If mere clothing can reduce testosterone production by 20 percent, it is easy to imagine how damaging a bad diet, stress and other factors can be to our hormonal health. This is why it is very important to be careful with the choices we make, and keep a close watch on our daily routines.

And if dressing well can help alleviate at least some of those negative influences, well, it might just be time to buy yourself a new suit.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Low Testosterone Levels in Men May Cause Atherosclerosis, Study Finds

According to research that was recently published in Clinical Endocrinology, low levels of both free and total testosterone in men are linked to an increased risk of coronary atherosclerosis.

For the Atherosclerosis study, researchers analyzed the hormone levels of more than 3,000 male participants without a previously known history of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Multiple blood samples were taken in order to measure the correlation between free testosterone and coronary artery calcium among other things.

After tallying up the data, researchers found that men with lower total testosterone had significantly higher coronary calcium levels than those men whose testosterone levels were above 9.54 to 10.4 nmol/L.

Testosterone deficiency (Low-T) is a serious medical condition that often leads to a number of health complications if left untreated. Remember to always speak with a qualified physician if you suspect that you might be affected by Low-T and don’t try to self-medicate.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

How Diet and Exercise Can Help Boost Your Testosterone

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In order to get a better understanding of our own health, it may help to look at our bodies as complex chemical machines. In order to manufacture the chemicals necessary for proper functioning, our bodies require a certain balance of nutrients to be constantly present in our diet.

Whenever our diet begins to lack nutrients from quality proteins, an assortment of fruits, vegetables or whole grains, our bodies become unable to synthesize the building blocks necessary to maintain a chemical balance. Such imbalance may lead to a variety of physical and mental health complications, including depression and low testosterone.

Fortunately, there are many foods that have been known to naturally boost testosterone production and vitality. For example, certain seafood, including shrimp, salmon and tuna are rich in vitamin D, which is associated with testosterone production. Eggs and steak contain high levels of cholesterol, saturated fat and protein, which are essential for synthesizing muscle growth and hormone production. Foods that are rich in Zinc may also help, as this mineral plays an important role in testosterone production.

Nutrition aside, exercise is one of the most effective ways to naturally boost your testosterone and improve your mood. Strength training exercises, including squats, bench-presses and muscle-ups activate both muscular and nervous systems, that in turn stimulate the endocrine system and overall testosterone production.

Of course, none of these methods would be sufficient for those already suffering from testosterone deficiency, also known as Low-T. People affected by this medical condition need to consult an endocrinologist and undergo professionalmedical treatment. Fortunately, testosterone replacement therapy is available for those whose testosterone levels are continuously below the normal range. Still, a healthy diet and regular exercise will help you stay on top of your health and enjoy a meaningful and rewarding lifestyle.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 and Are Gaining Momentum

I am very honored to report that my blogs at and at are seeing significant increases in readership. I think that it is very important to maintain an active discussion about our health issues and share our knowledge on the best ways to address them. I hope that you will continue reading my blogs in the future, and share them with your friends.

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Below is a recent press release highlighting the growing number visitors to my blogs:

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 15, 2015 - and, the personal websites and blogs of Brad Palubicki, president of a leading national network of medical centers, are proud to announce a significant influx of visitors. Already popular with the online community since their launch, in recent weeks, the websites have seen triple-digit increases in traffic.

Additionally, Brad Palubicki has received scores of emails from the regular readers of his blog and those who have come upon the content online.

“I was pleasantly surprised to see how many people visit my websites and read my blog posts,” said Palubicki. “I decided to launch these sites with two ideas in mind: to help raise awareness about men’s health issues and to disseminate important information about treating and preventing them. So far, the results have been exceeding my expectations and I’m incredibly humbled by the opportunity to make a small contribution toward improving the state of health for men everywhere.”

In addition to and, Brad Palubicki is also active on social media, including Twitter (@Brad_Palubicki) and Google+. He plans to continue writing blog posts in order to help his audience live healthier and more rewarding lives.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

The Truth about Testosterone Replacement Therapy

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When it comes to testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), there has always been a wide range of approaches and opinions. Some people believe that age-related low testosterone (Low-T) is a natural part of aging and doesn’t need to be treated. Others use testosterone excessively in order to build muscle or gain extraordinary physical stamina.

As with many things in life, the truth is somewhere in the middle.

Testosterone plays a major part in a variety of bodily functions, including maintaining bone density, muscle mass, as well as proper functioning of internal organs and the brain. Almost every organ in our body has testosterone receptors.

Doctors have long realized the important role testosterone plays in our health. According to a recent study, a whopping 40 percent of men over 45 have been found to have low testosterone. And men with chronic Low-T become more prone to various health complications as they age.

For decades, testosterone replacement therapy has been used as a preferred method of treating Low-T, but in recent years, many men with normal testosterone levels began to use TRT in order to boost their libido and increase vitality. As a result TRT’s increasing popularity, various testosterone supplements of questionable quality flooded the consumer market. Many men use these products without any doctor supervision, which sometimes results in unforeseen health complications.

This improper use of TRT has become the main source of the controversy surrounding testosterone. The truth, however, is that while testosterone therapy certainly helps men with Low-T, it can also bear negative consequences when administered without close supervision by a qualified specialist. This is why it is very important to approach TRT responsibly and always with the help of a trusted medical professional.

Stay healthy!