Have you Lost your Drive?
In my Practice, I often work together with men in finding solutions to their lack of “drive”. This lack of ambition effects all areas of desire including passion, mood, and motivation in both personal and work related avenues of their lives. The hidden root of the cause for the lack of enthusiasm is most commonly associated with low testosterone.
People with higher testosterone and a healthier hormonal profile take more risks and are more successful in accomplishing what they want in life. The conventional cure for low testosterone involves pharmaceuticals (a gel or pill) that will affect your body’s natural hormone production, so identifying the original cause and solving the case naturally should be your go-to strategy.
If you know for a fact that your testosterone levels are low, identifying these below and working to improve them can help build your testosterone levels naturally:
1. Reduce Excess Body Fat
If you have belly bulge, it’s time to let that go. The fat tissue that comes from inactivity and eating poorly enhances and enzyme that has the power to take your free testosterone (the bioavailable testosterone) and turn it into estrogen. When estrogen is elevated, testosterone plummets so it’s imperative to keep body fat at a healthy level. Essentially, lower body fat means higher testosterone, higher libido, more energy, and more ambition.
2. Consider Fasting (Periodically)
Short-term fasts, have been shown to increase testosterone levels significantly! By short-term I’m referring to about 14 to 16 hours without food. Allowing your body the opportunity to use more of it’s fat stores for energy will help with weight loss. It’s a simple habit to start implementing; wake up, drink some delicious black or matcha tea, and skip breakfast. Easy as that.
3. Check your Blood
Low testosterone isn’t the only culprit responsible for the lack of momentum in your life. High blood sugar, cortisol, and inflammation are likely suspects as well as Vitamin D and Vitamin B deficiencies. Every six months, make sure to get a some blood work done to assess where the imbalances are coming from. The sooner you know, the more likely you will be able to take preventative measure from (unknowingly) making the situation worse.
For help in balancing your hormones naturally, contact the office to schedule your appointment today.