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Best Intermittent Fasting Article (yet)

By jyoung / 2017-08-23

I just read the best article I’ve yet seen on the benefits and the “how to” of Intermittent Fasting.  Highly recommended! How I Became Fierce with Intermittent Fasting  

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Testosterone update: Already freakin’ high

By jyoung / 2017-04-20

So my test results came back with Total Testosterone at 922, up from 816 the year before. When I look up where this puts me, it says I’m already above the 95th Percentile for a 45 year old man, though I just turned 64: Given that I’m already close to my goal (without resorting to […]

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Testosterone: Decision to go for it

By jyoung / 2017-02-23

I’ve never yet been on Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT).  A year ago, my Testosterone tested rather high for a man my age, so I’m confident that I’m already doing better than most men my age.  I think I’m even doing better than I was in my early 40’s, when I was last tested.  I judge […]

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Joys of Fasting

By jyoung / 2016-07-28

After taking my beloved wife to the airport yesterday morning, I realized that I had a perfect opportunity to try out an extended “Fast” without endangering my relationship if my mood got cranky and without needing to refuse the good food she prepares. So yesterday I ate nothing.  It’s now about 36 hours since I […]

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Raising Growth Hormone – notes

By jyoung / 2016-03-18

Photo: Brad Pilon, author of Eat Stop Eat, a book advocating Intermittent Fasting I recently learned from Dr. Erika Thost that HGH supplementation has become extremely expensive and difficult (political?). I offered to document alternative strategies I’ve encountered, so this post is a work in progress documenting those alternatives: L-Arginine (and some other amino acids) […]

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Vitamin D

By jyoung / 2016-03-18

Vitamin D: Pros and Cons Vitamin D: Pros and Cons Can increasing vitamin D intake above the current recommended dietary allowance really cure or prevent other health conditions? By Jane Langille Published: May 29, 2014 Last updated: September 5, 2015 In the last several years, there has been a flood of health news about studies […]

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Hormone Support: Erika Thost, MD

By jyoung / 2016-03-17

I’ve just been to Erika Thost, MD for a new patient visit and my impression is completely positive!  (The new patient invited me – I’m not her patient).

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Oxytocin helps muscle regeneration

By jyoung / 2016-03-08

UC Berkeley researchers have discovered that oxytocin — a hormone associated with maternal nurturing, social attachments, childbirth and sex — is indispensable for healthy muscle maintenance and repair, and that in mice it declines with age.   The healthy muscle tissue on the left is from a young mouse. The ability of muscle to repair itself decreases […]

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HRT Research Notes: post-menopausal women

By jyoung / 2016-02-29

There’s been a lot of turbulence in the mainstream news about the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy for women, especially post-menopausal women, in the last several decades. My experience with other areas leads me to be very careful of the “spin” presented by the media.   Digging to the bottom of this issue […]

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Hormone Testing Experience

By jyoung / 2016-02-19

Last week (after reading some very lively threads) I realized I really wanted to know my Testosterone and Estrogen levels. I followed the procedure Mike Cernovitch suggests, ordering up an inexpensive sex hormone panel for under $60, went in to a nearby lab and had blood drawn (by an interesting woman from the Ukraine), and […]

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