Posts Tagged ‘Steroidogenesis’

What is Testosterone? The Basics and Production of Androgens

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD Sadly, most guys who start optimizing their natural testosterone production, don’t really know how the hormone works and is produced in the first place. Even though the process is the exact thing that they’re trying to optimize, hack,…

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Triclosan and Testosterone: Banned in EU, Still Used in the US

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD Triclosan (2,4,4′-Trichloro-2′-hydroxyphenyl ether) is an antibacterial and antifungal compound that has been in wide-spread use throughout the United States since the 60’s. It’s also a potent endocrine disruptor and a known carcinogen. In fact, triclosan is such a…

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Chlorine and Testosterone: Endocrine Disrupting Halogen?

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD The side effects of chlorine from pools can be detrimental to your endocrine system if you don’t take the right steps to flush it out. Now, I’ve been talking about the dangers of light halogens (chlorine, bromide, and…

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Cold Showers and Testosterone: What’s the Evidence?

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD The old school powerlifters of the now fallen Soviet Union were some bad-ass fellows. You see they had this crazy habit of freezing their balls right before big competitions. They didn’t do it from pure joy however. Their sole…

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