Category Archives: Testosterone

Testosterone Update September 2016


Along with testing my cholesterol and HbA1c after 15 days of the Whole 30, I also checked my testosterone levels.  It’s something I’ve checked in the past maybe once a year just to get a sense as to where I stood.

Here are my prior posts:

Nutritional Ketosis and Testosterone
Cyclic Ketogenic and Testosterone
My Health Test Results from March 2015

I’ve tried to search for other good resrouces on testosterone testing and results, but haven’t found anything better than the Art of Manliness series I referred to in my first post.… Read More

My Health Test Results from March 2015

Huffpo Blood Test

After a little over three months since I stopped working as a shift worker and fixed a lot of my sleep issues and settled into a fairly regular routine, I thought it would be a good idea to check some of my labs to see where I stood.  I checked my NMR Lipoprofile, Apo B100, Lp-PLA2, Ferritin, fasting Insulin, CRP, Vitamin D, Thyroid Panel, and Testosterone.  Before going into the health test results, here is a brief bit of background.

My last series of tests was in October 2014 when I was trying another round of strictly following the Carb Nite protocol.… Read More

Cyclic Ketogenic Diet and Testosterone Levels

testosteroneAt the end of my Carb Nite Solution experiment, which is a type of cyclic ketogenic diet, right before we went to Italy, I obtained a panel of labs which I plan doing a series of posts about.

I most recently wrote about my low Vitamin D levels.

Before going into my testosterone while following this cyclic ketogenic diet, here are some basics from my previous testosterone results when I was solely doing nutritional ketosis:

The best resource I found actually came from a website called, “The Art of Manliness.”  He had a whole series of posts dedicated to testosterone (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4, and Part 5).Read More

Nutritional Ketosis and Testosterone

Man and his shadow #1One of my favorite blogs to follow is Mark’s Daily Apple, and when I came across this post, one of the letters really caught my attention.  One of his reader’s was wondering about his “gynoid” pattern of fat deposition.  A gynoid pattern is when there is increased fat in the hips, buttocks, and thighs as compared to an “android” pattern where the fat is increased in the chest and belly.  Here is part of Mark Sisson’s response:

“…For you, a male with a more “feminine” pattern of fat deposition, I would suspect low testosterone levels.

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