Dear Anonymous — Because of space constraints, I was unable to go into detail in my latest blog piece when I suggested possibilities for avoiding consumption of hormones in cow's milk. So I am glad that you have given me an opportunity to expand on what I wrote. You are quite right: What I really meant was that stopping consumption of dairy products is not a desirable option unless an alternative way is found to replace the useful components of milk, notably vitamin D and calcium, at a satisfactory level. If that can be effectively achieved with an alternative diet, that is all well and good. My aim was to warn people against abruptly giving up dairy products without finding a suitable alternative source of essential nutrients.
The basic ingredients for testosterone are zinc, vitamin D, cholesterol, with selenium and magnesium being present as well. Research suggests that an amino acid called N acetyl cystein can be beneficial to increasing glutathione in the testes which makes for healthier teste function and increased testosterone. Sleep is critical. Excess alchohol or body fat do not compliment testosterone production Exercise in proper amounts has been shown over and over to raise T. Moderate amounts of porn and or masturbation are probably fine, but porn induced erectile dysfunction is real. Erectile dysfunction is not fun, it's crushing. Erectile dysfunction can be caused by many things aside from low T. Man up and see your doctor if all else fails. Garlic and vitamin C together have been helpful for me, for what it's worth.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) recommended dosing for systemic prednisone, prednisolone, or methylprednisolone in pediatric patients whose asthma is uncontrolled by inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilators is 1–2 mg/kg/day in single or divided doses. It is further recommended that short course, or "burst" therapy, be continued until the patient achieves a peak expiratory flow rate of 80% of his or her personal best or until symptoms resolve. This usually requires 3 to 10 days of treatment, although it can take longer. There is no evidence that tapering the dose after improvement will prevent a relapse.