@adam-l It is very noticeable to older people who remember how young men used to be. More than a few middle aged women have said to me that young men now act like women, and I have observed the same thing. Measuring bodyfat, primping in front of the mirror all the time, worrying if they look good enough for girls the opposite sex to like them--such things used to be the province of females, but you see younger men commonly behaving this way.
@SeasonedRP I used to float around ~1200ng/l in my 20's. From what I have looked up and have been told it is an unhealthy amount to constantly have in your system. It does cause prostate issues (any UTI tends to turn into full-on prostatitis with me) and I have lost my hair in my late-teens. I have been told by an honest doctor that I do have a higher chance of heart issues once I get older. I think you are confusing the benefits of men with low-T getting back to higher levels.
I am in the top 2 percentile of male T-levels. I had a few minor issues but also benefits. I do not suggest people try to mess with it, no supplements or TRT. If you are low-T I can almost guarantee that lifting weights will fix it within 6 months to a year if you stick to it. If you are high-T like me don't do anything to drop it, that's just plain stupid. Stick to your natural T-levels while working out unless you are some sort of genetic dead-end with hormone issues and actually need medication to balance out properly, those cases are extremely rare and I doubt I'll ever talk to someone that legit has that problem.Read More
@TiberiusBravo87 1000 ng isn't unhealthy and isn't particularly high. That's where it should be for younger men. There's a lot of propaganda demonizing testosterone and most doctors are ignorant on the subject other than thinking testosterone is inherently bad (because it is associated with masculine traits, and modern society hates masculinity). The scale used to go to 1600 at the top, and the lower end used to be 400 ng. As testosterone levels dropped over the generations, instead of treating the condition or looking for the cause, the medical community simply lowered the top and bottom ends of the scale, which doesn't differentiate by age and includes sick 85 year olds. "Normal" doesn't mean "optimal" in this context. There is tons of research showing that higher levels of test are associated with better heart and prostate health, among other things. But your family doctor sure won't tell you that. The now discredited study that purported to show testosterone is linked to bad cardiac health was rigged by the VA-it didn't want to pay for the expensive gels for veterans with low T levels. Researchers from around the world called for it to be retracted. There are something like 6000+ published papers demonstrating the benefits of testosterone. Society wants weak, low T men. Don't fall for the propaganda.Read More
@Ketogainsmongoose In the U.S. and England, everyone who goes to the hospital for any reason is tested, and if positive, gets counted as a covid hospitalization whether sick or not. Women in the hospital to give birth are being counted. And the PCR test is fraudulent. FDA is revoking authorization for it at year end. Cases will magically drop and mass lockdowns and forced vaccinations and masks will get credited.
@SeasonedRP And there is the kicker, the Igboka have a lot in common with middle-class white farmers. They tend to build a large workshop for the whole family to work in, parcel their land for children to make their own homes, try to acquire more property and livestock so the next generation has a better situation. Same exact thing many farming families do right now in the midwest.
The differences are minor like how they just cut a whole chicken in half down the spine before cooking them instead of cutting them into the various pieces like you see from KFC. Guy I know was also really good at growing cucumbers, apparently they are related to the melon-like plants they grew back at home. I had the benefit of learning lots of neat things from him, yet our family and his family retained our identities and what made us unique while bettering each other through friendly advice and observations.
What is really crazy is if I were to copy/paste a lot of the stuff an actual Nigerian says about American blacks, people would think a white supremacist was talking from the Daily Stormer.Read More
@mattyanon My take on covid vaccines, and I'm open to being persuaded otherwise, is that the elderly should get the vaccination. For middle age people, it depends on personal risk factors (I chose to get it). I don't think young people should get the vaccine because the risk of covid to them is much smaller than the risk of an adverse vaccine reaction, though in absolute terms both risks are quite low. The vaccinate everyone campaign in the U.S. is concerning to me as I do not see any reason at all why young people should get vaccinated.
@adam-l How many covid deaths in 18-49 with deaths counted the same as deaths from prior repiratory viruses, such as swine flu? Until last March, there had to be pneumonia confirmed by a chest x ray for a death to count as being from a respiratory virus. That was changed to include anyone with a positive test (and a test method designed to pump up numbers) regardless of cause of death.