Q&A with Cam #7: Male Hormones

Q-

Hi Camille,

Do you know of any books, blogs, podcasts, or any functional medicine resources I could check out on balancing male hormones? I recently took the DUTCH complete hormone test, which to no surprise, showed my hormones are really out of whack. I am seeing a functional medicine practitioner through an organization called the wellness way, but I’m also trying to do my own research and figure things out on my own. I haven't found a ton of information so far. Just from your experience and knowledge, do you have any advice or opinions on balancing hormones? 


A-

Awesome that you're looking into it, and seeking guidance from a functional medicine practitioner and even better that your arming yourself with knowledge so you can go into it educated. I'll link you do a few people whose information I value in other realms (I haven't dived too deep into male hormone health, apart briefly in reading Dittman's Brighton Baby Book (this is it: https://amzn.to/2RZSvcr) it’s worth a read, but maybe try finding it at a library as it mostly relates to female preconception. But its solid information because the goal is to find balance/ health before conceiving so even if babies aren't on your mind, it’s a good resource.

Anyways - I don't know your level of awareness in regards to health/ hormones but check out:

  • Super basic hormones 101: 

https://www.motionnutrition.com/ultimate-guide-hormones-balance/ 

  • This dives deeper:

https://www.lifeextension.com/protocols/male-reproductive/male-hormone-restoration/Page-01

  • You definitely want to understand as much as possible about testosterone:

https://www.onnit.com/academy/testosterone-levels-need-know/

  • Generally male hormone imbalances involve low testosterone, in which case read this:

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/article/hormones-articles/the-best-ways-to-increase-testosterone/


A few relevant podcasts:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzDu9ovfZHQ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZi7aNsBYoA

That should get you started, I hope this helps!