Q: Should I get my testosterone levels checked by my doctor?
A: If you decide to do this, you should be aware that test samples for hormones can be taken from serum, saliva, urine or micro-capillary blood samples. Just taking one test can give misleading results, as hormone levels fluctuate in the body, and some tests show active levels better than others. It is best to take a variety of different samples over a two week period to get accurate readings and talk it over with your Medical doctor, endocrinologist or other health care specialist..
Q: Can my diet affect my testosterone levels?
A: Yes, many men with gluten intolerance may also have leaky gut syndrome which increases inflammation. Also, an acidifying diet low in fruits and vegetables and high in processed foods will lead you this way too. Then, of course there is chronic stress, which pumps out the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol often makes your belly grow fatter, and so your testosterone (male hormones) can then convert into estradiol (female hormones) as we have seen through aromatase.