So I recently discovered that I had low testosterone; so low in fact that it was outside a normal healthy range. I had suspected for a while that it might be low, so I had my levels checked using a service called Medichecks (I had a level of 6.08 nmol/L) which was then later verified by a second blood test from my GP (which came in even lower at 5 nmol/L).  A normal healthy range should be somewhere between 7.6 and 31.4 nmol/L.

Conventional advice says that you can increase your testosterone levels through healthy living, regularly exercise and a healthy diet. However as someone who trains regularly, eats healthily, doesn’t drink and doesn’t smoke, I didn’t see many lifestyle changes I could make that would have a significant impact. However I started doing some research and actually found lots of changes I could make, that potentially would have a big accumulative impact.  I summarised these into 9 key areas which you can see in the video below.

Within a few weeks of making these changes, when I had my third blood test my levels had already doubled from 5, to 10 nmol/L which on reflection was very encouraging even though I still wasn’t feeling great. However I had increased my levels naturally to within a normal healthy range (albeit still at the lower end of the scale).

The 9 areas I focused on to improve my testosterone were:

  1. Nutrition
  2. Gut Health
  3. Sunlight exposure
  4. Sleep
  5. Estrogen control
  6. Detox
  7. Supplements
  8. Training
  9. Avoiding blue light

Each of these areas are quite deep, so I am going to create a detailed video on each area to share the specific details of what I did which will helpfully be useful to other people in the same position. It’s worth noting that since making this video, I’m also looking into a tenth area around stress management. Now there is some overlap between each of these areas, but I’m going to try and make them into a really useful resource. Keep posted for future updates.