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Many lifestyle factors, such as smoking, the usage of alcohol, sex, sleep, prescription medication, stress, mood, confidence, and the like, can have a huge impact on our T-levels.

You also should monitor your exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors, such as the man-made chemicals in certain types of plastics, some pesticides in our food supply, or the parabens and heavy-metals in our personal care items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc). These are all proven to affect hormone levels.

Here's what I mean*:

  • Each extra hour of sleep can mean roughly 15% more testosterone for the day ahead.
  • In multiple studies, fat men constantly sport lower testosterone levels than their lean peers.
  • We're exposed to wide variety of antiandrogens on a daily basis, effectively suppressing T.
  • Alcohol dose-dependently disrupts the synthesis of male hormones and boosts estrogen.
  • Men who have sex frequently tend to have higher testosterone levels than men who don't.

*Clinical evidence for the claims above can be found in the posts below.

Scroll down to view all of our lifestyle articles, we cover these and many other topics, such as prescription drugs, excitotoxins, stress...

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