As we age our testosterone levels slowly drop off in what we assume is a natural process of aging. But, our western culture contributes much more to this “Downward Cycle of Aging” than anything else.
Our western diets full of high fructose corn syrup, soft drinks loaded with sugar, white processed grains with little real nutritional value, all wreak havoc on our metabolic and hormonal systems. The simple carbohydrates we can’t seem to avoid, spike our blood sugar much faster than their complex counter parts. This spike leads to excess insulin, and a complete disruption in your hormone production.
The lack of vigorous and assertive work in most of our lives, shuts down out testosterone and growth hormone production. This leads to weaker and deteriorating muscles, low energy levels, and more body fat. It also contributes to the dangerous problem of Bone Loss.
Men and Women alike lose bone density as they age. This leads to osteoporosis, increase occurrence of hip fractures, higher risk of falling, and many other potentially deadly effects of having a compromised bone structure.
More and more research is coming out showing a direct correlation between bio-available testosterone and bone mineral density. Bio-available testosterone is the serum testosterone that our bodies are able to use for metabolic and repair functions. As we indulge a western lifestyle that decreases our ability to produce testosterone, and our increasing in Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), reduces our ability to stop a rapid decline in bone mineral density.
In a case control study published in the Journal of Aging they showed a direct link between testosterone deficiency and hip fracture. 48% of the participants were classified as having low testosterone compared to only 12% of the control group.
In another retrospective Nursing Home Study the researchers found that 66% of hip fracture occurrences in residents were preceded by low testosterone levels. This wide gap shows a statistical significant relationship between having low testosterone and the occurrence of hip fractures.
To decrease the risk of bone loss, make sure you follow a Testosterone and Life Hormone nutritional plan, as well as a Exercise Program that promotes increased Testosterone and life Hormone production.