Hormone Diet: My guide to boost testosterone naturally for women with low-T
When we think about testosterone we often think of it as a “male hormone” with negative associations like aggression and anger. We may only hear about testosterone in terms of our own bodies when we’re told that we have too much, with a PCOS diagnosis, because we are developing problem “male” characteristics like excess hair growth.
The benefits of testosterone for women
The truth is that women have testosterone too (just less than men) and low testosterone (or low-T as it’s often called) can also have a significant impact on your health and well-being.
For the fertile, healthy woman testosterone will be at its peak when you’re ovulating, but our bodies produce a steady stream between the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Good testosterone levels are important for building muscle mass, maintaining a healthy weight, and retaining bone density. You also need testosterone to get a decent night’s sleep, to have a strong libido, and to be able to tap into your creativity. That’s right - for women, studies show that robust testosterone levels promote creative divergent thinking as well as musical talent!
Stay away from those synthetics
You may have seen those TV commercials for synthetic testosterone therapy gels lately - the ones that say men and women can benefit from this treatment, reverse signs of aging and so on, with that rushed admission of heart attack and stroke risks at the very end. It’s possible your partner has been offered this, so you should know too that transference of the male gel to the skin of a woman or child can have rapid, scary consequences.
Playing with your hormones from a synthetic standpoint will always be risky. So, I’m here to tell you that, yes, low-T is important, but as always, taking the natural route is more effective and safer. You don’t want the potential side effects of the synthetic hormone replacement and you don’t need it in your life. There is a better way.
How to know if you have low-T
Our testosterone levels naturally dip as we age, but if you’ve recently gone through a big health transition like an experience of post-partum depression, the removal of your ovaries or uterus, the start of perimenopause or if you’ve come off the Pill, you might consider asking your doctor to check your levels of what is called “free testosterone” with a blood serum test as it is likely that those scenarios involve a dip in your levels.
Some of the symptoms you would be experiencing with low-T are:
lack of sex drive
gaining weight around your middle
problems retaining muscle mass
Natural testosterone therapy
Instead of looking for that quick-fix from the pharmacist it is much better to start from a place that assumes, and knows, that your body wants to be healthy and wants you to live a full and happy life. You body can and will produce all the testosterone you need at this time in your life. So, start by asking yourself this question:
What am I doing that’s suppressing my body's natural productivity of testosterone?
Then all you need to do is stop doing the things that are preventing your body from functioning at its optimal level. You never have to beat your body into submission to make it work as you want, what you have to do is submit yourself to your body’s pattern and work with how it is designed.
I like to call that living in your Flo! Pay attention to the Flo-blockers in your life.
With that in mind, here are five Low T factors to evaluate right now and the natural testosterone balancing solution, FLO-T Fix, to get started with now:
Q: Are you getting enough saturated fats into your diet?
FLO-T Fix: avocados are a great source of natural bioidentical testosterone!
Q: Are you getting a good amount of zinc in your daily diet?
FLO-T Fix: Zinc is bountiful in beans and seeds, however you can also supplement with 50mg a day.
Q: Are you getting enough exercise?
FLO-T Fix: Strength training and body resistance-based workouts naturally increase testosterone levels.
Q: Are you pushing yourself too hard?
FLO-T Fix: Low testosterone in your 30s or 40s can be a reflection of a life burning the candle at both ends without giving yourself adequate rest and relaxation time. Stress is an enemy of testosterone. Lay down for 5 minutes 2x/day in Savasana pose and breathe with your eyes closed - let all your stress melt into your yoga mat. (Click here to read more about the direct link between stress and your fertility!)
Q: Are you having regular, healthy periods?
FLO-T Fix: If you’re on the Pill your testosterone levels will take a kicking and even when you come off you’ll need to make a choice to nurture your hormones back to health. If your cycle is wacky or non-existent then you might be having progesterone problems that will have a knock-on impact on your testosterone levels and overall health and well-being. Try coming off the pill.
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