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Subject: Very glad to read your work and have a question

>Hi, Gary,

I read your writing of Hormones and Diet, and I think you offer the best insight of the relationship between hormones and diet in your writing among all the readings I could find on the Internet so far. I am planning to take your advices and have a following question before I do that.

If I use your diet plan (Fat: 35-50%, Protein: 20-35%, Carbs: 30-50%) in order to raise my testosterone levels, is there any side effects (such as vitamin and mineral deficiency)?

Keep up the good work and I am looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your insight.


I'm glad you liked my article. As for your question, that would depend on what foods you consume. IOW, it is not so much the caloric proportions that will cause nutrient deficiencies but what foods are eaten. If you fill up on high-fat junk foods, then yes, that could be problematic. But there are plenty of healthy high-fat foods one can eat, such as lean meats, fatty fish, olive and other healthy oils, and nuts. It is also important to consume other healthy foods, like veggies, fruit, and whole grains.

The article you read was revised and expanded into a chapter in my new book, God-given Foods Eating Plan. In that book I address the issue of hormones in many places in addition to the main chapter on the subject. I also detail what foods are healthy and what foods are not healthy. The last chapter outlines my own eating plan. So if you really want to pursue this issue, then you should attain a copy of my book. It's not possible for me to repeat all of the advice I give in that book in an email.

Disclaimers:  The material presented in this article is intended for educational purposes only. The author is not offering medical or legal advice. Accuracy of information is attempted but not guaranteed. Before undertaking any diet, exercise, or health improvement program, one should consult your doctor. The author is in no way responsible or liable for any bodily harm, physical, mental, or emotional, that results from following any of the advice in this article.

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It was posted on this site June 21, 2007

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