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    I use to think the correlation between cholesterol and testosterone production was kind of bro science.
    But if you take a look at the average primal diet there's a whole lot of zinc, vitamin's A, C, B5's, EFA's and cholesterol coming on board by way of read meat, eggs, fish oils ect - in other words, the building blocks of test.

    Now I'm not talking about having explosive arguments with your spouse or punching strangers in the mouth at random, but over the last twelve months or so as I've honed my diet, there's been a definite shift in my training - weights and karate - that's hard to quantify. Not so much outward aggression, but definitely more fire in the belly.

    Anybody else notice this?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Dave_o View Post
    ...but definitely more fire in the belly.
    I think I've always had fairly high testosterone my whole life, but yes to this. Even more-so than pre-primal.

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    • #3
      I've really only been at this for 2 months but what I am finding is that after a bit of having some anger issues about 3 weeks ago, I am a more rational, not as emotional person. I used to be someone who would shy away from things and if anything made made me sad or upset, I would cry at the drop of a hat. Now I have actually started feeling more comfortable being more open and am more willing to tell others what I think and that is a bit shocking for me. I do feel some kind of fire burning within, its cool and different from what used to be the norm.
      Georgette

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      • #4
        I have energy & more life, but am calmer & less spikey in my emotions.
        5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
        Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
        Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
        Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
        ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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        • #5
          More driven, less tolerant of bullshit, yet more outgoing too. Definitely more fire in the belly! Go figure. I'm not sure if it is ramped up testosterone production, or just the general energy boost from getting off the blood sugar roller-coaster.
          The Primal Holla! Eating fat. Getting lean. Being awesome.

          You were sick, but now you're well, and there's work to do. - Kilgore Trout

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          • #6
            Take away my ribs, and you will see someone get mean!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by john_e_turner_ii View Post
              Take away my ribs, and you will see someone get mean!

              Gimme some ribs NOW!!!!
              Georgette

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              • #8
                Originally posted by geostump View Post
                I've really only been at this for 2 months but what I am finding is that after a bit of having some anger issues about 3 weeks ago, I am a more rational, not as emotional person. I used to be someone who would shy away from things and if anything made made me sad or upset, I would cry at the drop of a hat. Now I have actually started feeling more comfortable being more open and am more willing to tell others what I think and that is a bit shocking for me. I do feel some kind of fire burning within, its cool and different from what used to be the norm.
                That's good to read and is obvious too from your postings over the last few weeks :-)

                OP - yes me too and Mr Grok, more focussed, positive, at ease with ourselves, less likely to be a 'push over', not aggressive just more confident I guess, assertive might be a good description - that's a big shift for Mr G. And I just feel so great at the moment - added a vit D3 supplement in the last week (we do live at 57 north!) as I figured I'd run my supplies down not having seen good sun since an October trip to the med. Impressed with how I'm feeling so far.
                Seeking the natural way in a modern world ...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dave_o View Post
                  I use to think the correlation between cholesterol and testosterone production was kind of bro science.
                  But if you take a look at the average primal diet there's a whole lot of zinc, vitamin's A, C, B5's, EFA's and cholesterol coming on board by way of read meat, eggs, fish oils ect - in other words, the building blocks of test.

                  Now I'm not talking about having explosive arguments with your spouse or punching strangers in the mouth at random, but over the last twelve months or so as I've honed my diet, there's been a definite shift in my training - weights and karate - that's hard to quantify. Not so much outward aggression, but definitely more fire in the belly.

                  Anybody else notice this?
                  Fuck you, karate is gay and so are you.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rivvin View Post
                    Fuck you, karate is gay and so are you.
                    fuck this guy, he's an asshole. Too many eggs and zinc.

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                    • #11
                      Nope, I've definitely noticed absolutely zero changes in my personality. I'm still pretty much the same ol' nice guy I've always been.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dave_o View Post
                        or punching strangers in the mouth at random, ?
                        that 4 year old gave me a look.

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                        • #13
                          YES.

                          I was zen'd out all the time when I was a vegetarian yogini. Now I want to punch stuff (and not just pussy jabbing in the air in a cardio kickbox class...) and am itching to start training in Krav Maga. I love to sweat and grunt and eat with my hands.
                          "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rivvin View Post
                            Fuck you, karate is gay and so are you.
                            HA HA! - I like your attitude mate.

                            We should get together, drink some beer and wrestle a little..

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dave_o View Post
                              HA HA! - I like your attitude mate.

                              We should get together, drink some beer and wrestle a little..
                              Beer followed up by a karata vs jiu jitsu match? I'm sold.

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