Olli Savijarvi is what you call a biohacker – a type of person who actively seeks to improve their body’s natural processes for efficiency and health. In the last episode, Olli talked about the importance of testosterone for both men and women and how stress and chronic sleep deprivation contributes to impaired testosterone production.
Today, Olli gives us a few tips on how to not just improve our body’s ability to produce testosterone, but also a few helpful bio hacks we can apply right away.
“We like to work, but we have to sleep also and get enough free time and relaxation.” Dr. Olli Sovijarvi
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Coming back from Intermittent fasting makes us more receptive to testosterone and leads to higher testosterone than before.
- We have higher testosterone production when you eat enough food. When you fast, androgen receptor activity is high. Fasting is dangerous to your testosterone levels if you’re too stressed. Do a fast when you’re hormonally balanced.
- Excess protein is a problem. It’s toxic for your cells especially if it’s bad quality red meat.
- Plastics like in plastic bottles and cosmetics can have hormone disrupting effects in the long term.
- Creatine is considered to be the perfect supplement.
- Taking multivitamins is only if you can’t get it from natural sources like food sources.
- Red light is the perfect wavelength to improve mitochondrial health.
- Temperature affects testosterone production, especially in men. Olli suggests not wearing restrictive underwear or going commando as much as possible. Cold baths and showers are good for testosterone production too.
- Radiation and EMF from smart phones and tablets may cause hormone disruption.
- Something as simple as stress management can improve hormonal production and increase testosterone levels.
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Mentioned in this episode:
- Biohacker Summit
- Dutch Test
- Optimized Health & Wellness for the Athlete with Ben Greenfield podcast episode
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