An anti-cancer must for men?
It's perfectly natural for it to decline as you age.
Unfortunately, that's where the trouble begins.
As testosterone levels decline in aging men, a host of complications can arise -- from libido to mood in general to heart and brain health.
New research adds one more to the list -- cancer.
Research reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that aging men with cancer more frequently have low levels of testosterone as compared with their cancer-free peers.
The researchers want to follow up with a testosterone replacement trial, but there are plenty of reasons to look into increasing your testosterone levels now.
Long-term Nutrition & Healing subscribers already know that the cancer fight isn't the only thing that could benefit from a testosterone boost. Back in 2000, Dr. Wright wrote about the hormone's ability to help men over 40 prevent or reverse a significant proportion of cardiovascular symptoms.
And that's not all -- additional testosterone can actually prevent or reverse osteoporosis as well as senility and Alzheimer's disease. Men in their early 60s with the highest free testosterone levels have the lowest risk of developing Alzheimer's in the next 15 to 20 years.
It also raises mood-lifting endorphins. So how do you get a testosterone boost? Nutrition & Healing readers are probably already saying "bio-identical hormone therapy!"
It's true -- Dr. Wright has written for years about the benefits of bio-identical testosterone therapy. In fact, in the March 2004 issue of Nutrition & Healing, he debunked some mainstream fears of testosterone therapy. Lo and behold, the root of the problems they identified always seems to come down to the same thing -- using completely manufactured versions of the hormone rather than the bio-identical version!
Of course, the best course of action when it comes to boosting hormone levels through bio-identical hormone replacement is to talk to a physician skilled in natural medicine who can measure your levels and help find the appropriate dose.