5 Ways to Fix Inflammation to Jack Up Testosterone
With these 5 ways to fix inflammation, your levels of testosterone will significantly rise. And you will get this improvement without any of the pesky side effects that come with anti-inflammatory medications.
So, how does that work?
High levels of inflammation are often a factor in hormonal imbalances. And vice versa, a good hormonal balance is crucial to maintain inflammation levels under control. (1)
Thus, it’s majorly important to address inflammation to boost testosterone levels.
Long term, healthy testosterone levels will regulate inflammation. And that’s how your body will get healthier… hormonally speaking, of course. A good diet and exercise routine are also essential for good health friend! 😉
However, what are the best ways to fix inflammation to jack up T levels?
5 Natural Ways to Fix Inflammation
The following ways to fix inflammation will bring inflammation levels to healthier levels and thus, help your body to resume a proper testosterone production.
Additionally, high levels of inflammation can lead to numerous diseases, among them cardiovascular and auto-immune diseases, diabetes and cancer.
Consequently, maintaining healthy levels of inflammation – just enough to fight off infections and little health issues – will majorly benefit hormonal and above all, general health.
Spice it up with Turmeric
The curry spice – aka Turmeric – is on the forefront of research & health fads for a good reason!
The main active compound of the spice, curcumin has shown significant anti-inflammatory prowesses.
Research has shown that high doses of curcumin can reduce the production of a protein that makes life hard for your immune system (a protein that increases inflammatory markers). (2)
To see satisfying results, 1000 to 1500 mg of curcumin a day are recommended. 10 teaspoons of ground turmeric or 4 ounces of fresh turmeric will provide 1000 mg of curcumin.
So, you can make plenty of curries and golden lattes (search on Internet for recipes) to get to those levels. Moreover, adding a compound found in black pepper, piperine, can boost the bioavailability of curcumin by a whooping 2000%. Therefore, don’t forget to add plenty of back pepper when cooking with turmeric!
For those who aren’t fond of turmeric, finding a reputable supplement of turmeric with high levels of curcumin is the way to go. And it will probably be easier on your bank account too.
Eat Plenty of Greens & Boost your Anthocyanin Intake
Leafy green vegetables are a staple in any healthy diet. Those vibrant greens are a great source of magnesium, a mineral that 1 in 2 people are deficient in.
It has been found that people with low magnesium levels tend to have high inflammatory markers. Plus, people who have conditions associated with high inflammation – such as heart disease and diabetes – also tend to have low magnesium levels.
When it comes to anthocyanins – water soluble pigments, found in colourful fruits an vegetables – those have been shown to also be effective in reducing inflammatory markers.
To see positive results, try adding plenty of the following in your diet: blackberries, grapes, red cabbage and other fruits & veggies with deep red and purple hues.
Move your Body on a Regular Basis (Exercise!)
Being overweight or obese is a major factor behind high inflammation levels. And even if it’s just a little bulge, know that it can significantly increase inflammatory markers.
To maintain your weight – and lose it – a good exercise regimen is essential. Additionally, it’s a great tool to boost your cardiovascular health and to keep you at bay from mental health hurdles.
Also, do remember that exercise can also mean hoovering, climbing stairs or taking care of your garden!
Find what works for you, make sure to walk as much as possible and add a minimum of 3 moderate to high intensity workouts weekly (for at least 45 minutes or 20 minutes for high-intensity interval training aka HIIT).
Manage Stress Healthily
Stress is the enemy of pretty much everything when it comes to health, and inflammation is no exception.
If you frequently struggle to stay cool in front of the chaos of life, you may want to consider the damage that this is doing to your health…and your T levels.
Good stress management is essential to reduce inflammation, blood pressure, heart rate and improve your blood flow (which is also needed for hard and long lasting erections!)
So, find coping strategies to keep your inner Hulk happy!
You could try a new hobby, such as learning to play an instrument, painting, a sport (exercise does wonders against stress), yoga, meditation or anything that you find enjoyable! The possibilities are endless!
Sleep Well & Enough
Lack of sleep can quite literally make many things wrong: your mood, your appetite, your hormonal balance and of course, your overall health.
Also, poor sleeping habits tend to lead to an increasing waistline, higher stress levels, poor decision making and in some cases, depression. So, never underestimate the power of a good night of Zzzz.
It has been shown that inadequate sleep can also increase inflammatory markers quickly.
Thus, sleep until rested, go to bed earlier if you need many Zzzz and stay off technology one hour prior bedtime. This allows your body to produce melatonin, a hormone that promotes a good night of sleep.
Moreover, to make it easier on your body clock, try to keep a regular pattern of sleep. Try going to bed and waking up at similar hours, every single day. Trust me, it feels amazing and your body will thank you in a variety of surprising ways!
The article “5 ways to fix inflammation to jack up testosterone” was written by Michael King.
(1) The relationship between circulating testosterone and inflammatory cytokines in men. Mohamad NV, Wong SK, Wan Hasan WN, Jolly JJ, Nur-Farhana MF, Ima-Nirwana S, Chin KY. Aging Male. 2019
(2) Curcumin: A Review of Its’ Effects on Human Health. Susan J. Hewlings and Douglas S. Kalman. Foods. 2017