Increase Testosterone The Natural Way

It was the summer of 2012.

I was seemingly killing myself in the gym, doing cardio religiously like all the fitness mags said to do, and yet I didn’t have the body I wanted and felt a lot older than I was.

I struggled to drag myself out of bed each day and had some lingering aches and pains in my knees and back, fought bouts of anxiety at times during the day and just had a general lethargy from the moment I awoke to the time I tried to retire for the night.

Wasn’t a healthy lifestyle supposed to make me FEEL healthy?

I had been at this fitness game for 10 years by this point, and though progress was slowly being made, I felt there must be a better way and not have it impact my day-to-day life.

After all, fitness should help you live a better life, not be the only reason for living.

Quality sleep is one step you can take to raise testosterone naturally.

So on a whim, I decided to book a physical with my family doc and get some blood work done.

To my dismay, when the results came back, not only were my cholesterol values out of whack but I had the testosterone levels of an 80-year-old male. I was shocked.

Rather than be put on statin drugs (for cholesterol) like the doc suggested, and deal with those complications the rest of my life, I resolved to get my health right the natural way, and then retest three months down the road. After some resistance, I escaped the doc’s office without a prescription.

Over the following weekend, I poured over every research paper I could find on the subject of cholesterol and testosterone, but kept coming back to the Weston A. Price Foundation.

It emphasized a return to the old way of eating, direct from the farmer with nutrient-dense foods loaded with lots of fat soluble vitamins.

Apart from improving my diet, one focus of my efforts to increase testosterone the natural way was to improve my sleep quality. In fact, in researching for this article today, I came across a new study that says skipping sleep can drastically lower testosterone levels in healthy guys in as little as one week.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute found testosterone levels dropped significantly in men who don’t get enough sleep—equivalent to aging 10-15 years. These lower levels affect more than just libido as testosterone deficiency is also linked to poor energy levels, lowered concentration, fatigue and decreased strength.

The team of researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center found that men who slept less than five hours a night for one week had lower levels of testosterone than when they’re fully rested. The study analyzed 10 healthy, lean guys, averaging around 24 years old. When deprived of sleep, their testosterone levels dropped by a whopping 10-15%.

Over those three summer months, apart from quality sleep most nights,  the 10 steps I took to turn my health around and quadruple my testosterone levels in the process are found in this free cheat sheet and video (Hit “Like” to unlock the freebies!)


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Here’s the free report. Follow the guidelines and see what it can do for you! (see my bloodwork results below!)

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The Results

After implementing these 10 things to my daily routine to increase my testosterone the natural way, the results came back as follows…

June 15, 2012 (Pre-changes)
Triglycerides 1.5 (range 0.56 – 2.3)
HDL 0.6 (0.9 – 1.6)*
LDL 3.71 (Optimal <2.57)*
Total CHL RATIO 7.67 (Optimal <4.98)*
Testosterone 6 (8 to 35)*

September 11, 2012
Triglycerides .60 (range 0.56 – 2.3)
HDL 1.45 (range 0.9 – 1.6)
LDL 1.12 (Optimal <2.57)
Total CHL RATIO 2.85 (Optimal <4.98)
Testosterone 27.69 (8 to 35) BINGO, BANGO

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Mitch Calvert is a Winnipeg-based fitness coach for men and women like his former self. Heavyset in his 20s, he lost 60 pounds and now helps clients find their spark and lose the weight for life.