Testosterone Levels: Can Specific Foods or Diets Boost Them?

Susan S. Johnson

“The moral is that healthy men who are of normal weight with no significant comorbidities are unlikely to benefit from restrictive diets,” said Dr. Richard J. Fantus, one of the study’s authors and a urologist at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill.

Diet studies are complicated, because changing one component of the diet, such as fat intake, alters so many other things, such as the amount of carbohydrates, protein and micronutrients consumed. It’s unclear which component of the diet may have prompted the hormonal changes, Dr. Bhasin said. Furthermore, testosterone levels may also be shaped by how much a person

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Meet My Favorite Vegan Multivitamin

Susan S. Johnson

A couple of weeks ago, I set my sights on trying to stick to a plant-based diet for the first time ever. Growing up in a household where the majority of my family members were pescatarians (some fully vegetarian), I wasn’t unfamiliar with the necessary rewards and challenges that came from a diet where veggies and fruits reigned king.

In the beginning, everything seemed to be going smoothly, but after a couple of days, I felt my body lacking the usual energy I was used to. Curious I reached out to my doctor to see if there was anything I

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Tara Haddad Shares the Many Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Susan S. Johnson

Today, many people are being encouraged to switch to plant-based diets. These diets are known to help people maintain healthier body weight, reduce the chance of developing heart disease, and help with other chronic conditions.

The CEO of Modern Meat, Tara Haddad of Vancouver, BC, explains the health benefits of a plant-based diet and how it can help protect you well into the future.

Eating a Plant-Based Diet Lowers BMI

According to a 2020 study published in the medical journal Nutrients, vegans and vegetarians have a lower BMI (Body Mass Index) than people who consume animal products. The

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