What do your brain and your sex life have in common? It’s testosterone.
There are ways to increase testosterone as we get older. Testosterone decreases with age. This causes an avalanche of other problems.
Testosterone is truly the elixir of youth. With the exception of health enthusiasts, few people are even aware of the great importance of testosterone in total health, and this certainly includes most doctors.
Of course, the trouble is that the line between the natural hormone and the synthetic, or steroids which are illegal, is blurred. This may be done on purpose to keep natural hormones out of the mental awareness of the people.
The pharmaceutical companies consider hormones to be their domain—and this includes testosterone. But they deal in synthetics or steroids which they extract and sell as prescription drugs. This blurring and confusing of steroids with natural hormone has worked with the people and most doctors.
Pharmaceuticals are masters of deceit. They create confusion that they channel in their favor. Yes, it is psychological propaganda and confusion.
Anything that we lose as we age needs to be replaced if possible. I can think of nothing more important than testosterone. When natural testosterone is not replaced with age, men’s testosterone gets so low that their bodies can’t make much estrogen at all. In both sexes the body makes estrogen by converting testosterone to estrogen.
I have written about acquiring testosterone 5 percent cream from a compounding pharmacy. This is what I use. But there are other non-prescription precursors that produce natural testosterone.
The sex hormones come from cholesterol and the pharmaceuticals are trying to stamp out cholesterol under the pretext of heart health.
It is commerce and actually the lowering of cholesterol is extremely negative for heart health. And the doctors won’t come off of this anti-cholesterol phobia.
The first cause of skyrocketing cholesterol is insulin imbalance. Testosterone and the other sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone, are produced from cholesterol as are the sex hormone precursors DHEA and androstenedione.
As we age we seem to get insulin resistant, causing us to be overweight and leading to diminished testosterone and DHEA levels.
Pharmaceuticals don’t say much about insulin because any honest insulin studies lead to the subject of the high U.S. consumption of fructose corn syrup and the health hazard it is causing, resulting in a pandemic of diabetes.
Sugar causes high insulin levels and medical problems. Low insulin correlates with higher DHEA levels and higher testosterone levels and normal cholesterol levels.
Well, we started with the direct relationship of the brain and sex life or sexual potency. I, like most people, think of testosterone as it relates to enhanced sex life, or diminished sex life if testosterone is low.
But Dr. Jonathan Wright, in his October 2008 newsletter Nutrition and Healing (www.wrightnewsletter.com), states that testosterone levels are directly related to cognitive function. He writes “The sex part is important, no doubt, but who cares about sex if you can’t remember who you’re with or what you’re doing with her?”
Dr. Wright writes that natural “testosterone replacement for men is extremely important for significantly reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline.”
Also, “higher serum (natural bio-identical) estrogen levels in women in their 60s are directly correlated with lower incidence of Alzheimer’s in those same women decades
“Testosterone for men and estrogen (that’s real, bio-identical estrogen—not horse estrogen as used in conventional medicine) for women is very protective for the entire cardiovascular system, including the blood supply to the brain.”
Seniors, we all need to be aware of declining levels of nutrients and hormones with aging. We need iodine, DHEA, coenzyme Q10, glutathione, etc. Above all, let’s try not to become insulin resistant.
Watch all sugars or sweeteners, especially high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). It is more dangerous to the people than a standing army.