Today, Jill Foos focuses on men’s health, specifically testosterone. About 40-45% of men over 45 years old have low testosterone, or low “T”. Younger men can also experience low T, even when in their 20’s. Low testosterone levels are correlated with poor nutrition, age, sedentary lifestyle, poor sleep, alcohol or drug use, prescription drug use, exposure to toxins, stress, and genetics.
There are serious health risks associated with low T, such as an increase in cardiovascular disease, osteopenia, or osteoarthritis, a decrease in lean body mass, our longevity organ, chronic brain fog, and of course, sexual dysfunction. Low T leads to depression, more stress and a feeling of hopelessness and low confidence.
One of the first questions Jill Foos asks her male clients is, “How’s your libido?” because it tells me a lot of information about his health and lifestyle. It’s a fantastic marker to look at for overall health in men. The good news is that there are many options and lifestyle changes available to optimize testosterone levels.
Jill Foos’s guest today is Dr. Tracy Gapin. Dr. Gapin is board certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a leading GAINSWave provider and founded the Gapin Institute for High Performance Medicine in 2017, focused on helping men optimize their health so they can fulfill their highest potential. He offers a personalized path to helping men maximize their physical, cognitive, and sexual health. Dr. Gapin is also the author of the best-selling book Male 2.0: Cracking the Code to Limitless Health and Vitality.