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Acai Colon Cleanse And Low Testosterone In Men

Posted by Harold Lauder on Sunday 11 July 2010

I am not a doctor. I am a man who was suffering from low testosterone production. I have decided to share my story in this way with the hopes that it may help other men who might be going through some of the same things I was. If you believe that your testosterone might be low, please consider contacting a professional who can do the appropriate testing and treatment.

I am a 42-year old man, husband and father of 4 children. Approximately 8 years ago I started to feel “off.” It started off with very slow, almost imperceptible changes in how I felt and it gradually became worse. I was very easily winded (even tying my shoes became a huge chore). I had no energy or motivation to do anything. I got dizzy if I stood up too quickly. I started to gain weight without any real change in my diet. I had always been a very sexual person throughout my whole adult life and when I no longer had early morning erections, I knew something was wrong. My libido was pretty much non-existent.

I went to see a specialist (an Endocrinologist) who did a battery of tests and eventually found that I had very low testosterone levels. Testosterone levels taper off as men age but mine were much lower than they should have been for my age. The doctor told me that I had a condition called pituitary hypogonadism. This condition basically causes one’s testosterone production to slow way down or even stop completely. The doctor prescribed testosterone shots every two weeks.

After my first shot, I felt much better. My energy came back, I started losing weight, my erections and libido returned in earnest. That was it! That was the answer. It just made so much sense. I was low on testosterone, so I needed to supplement testosterone right? Wrong! Let me explain further.

I stayed on testosterone for many years. I did shots (two different types of testosterone esters), creams, patches and gels. I’ve tried them all. All in all I felt better than before the HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) but I started to develop another issue. This one, I wasn’t able to detect on my own. There were no side effects like getting tired or not wanting to have sex. The doctor who was treating me for the low testosterone did periodic blood tests to check on my overall health and testosterone levels. He noticed that my hematocrit level began to rise. Hematocrit is a measurement of blood volume that is occupied by red blood cells. I started to develop the opposite problem of someone with anemia. I had too many red blood cells – a condition called Polycythemia Vera. Polycythemia is potentially life threatening. Too many red blood cells make your blood particularly thick. Some professional athletes (particularly distance runners) take supplements in an effort to increase the number of red blood cells in their bodies. Red blood cells transport oxygen to our muscles so in theory, the more red blood cells you have, the more oxygen you make available to your body. This translates to better and more efficient athletic performance and quicker recovery. However, as in my case, there IS a point at which it’s too much of a good thing.

The downside of an increased number of red blood cells – thicker blood means my heart has to work harder to pump blood throughout my body. That “extra work” I’m asking my heart to do could lead to a heart attack. Also, thicker blood will clot easier and more effectively. This could lead to stroke, a pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, etc. Basically, it’s not good.

I went to yet another doctor (this one a Hematologist/Oncologist). The treatment for high hematocrit (too many red blood cells) is to do a phlebotomy (remove some blood). Basically, they just take off a pint of blood. When they remove a pint of the “thick blood” my body will make new blood to replace the pint they took. The hope is that my body can’t produce the red blood cells as fast as the doctor can remove them. It’s just like donating blood. This blood-letting needed to happen a couple of times per month until the levels of red blood cells cane down to an acceptable or “safe” level.

I was in a catch-22. I needed the testosterone to feel normal and like a man, but every time I took my shot, I needed to run to the blood bank to bleed-out a pint and eat a cookie! I did this cycle for several years and it sucked!

Fast-forward a few years. My wife saw an infomercial and they were talking about Acai berry – using it to detox, cleanse and lose weight. My wife was trying to lose the last few pounds she had gained while pregnant with our newest son. She wanted to give Acai a try. She and I both went online and got one of those offers for a one-month test. I figured if she was going to try it, I might as well try it as well. I had a few pounds to lose myself so I figured it couldn’t hurt.

I started taking the pills as directed. After a few days I noticed that I wasn’t as hungry as I usually was. I would load up a plate of food at dinner and then only finish half of it (which is NOT normal for me). The only other thing I noticed was that my morning “eliminations” became almost effortless. I don’t want to go into too much detail here but just… um… there was no need for reading material in the head anymore – I was in and out in no time! Other than that, I didn’t really notice much. I don’t think I lost any appreciable weight but I was also working out a lot and building muscle so it was hard to say based on just weighing myself. I never had my body fat measured (something I should have done). My wife actually DID lose weight (about 8 pounds in 3 months or so) but that’s not the point of this post.

After about a month on the Acai pills, I was back at the blood doctor for my check-up. He did a blood test and found that my red blood cell count was low! My doctor assumed that I had stopped taking the testosterone because he believed that it was the testosterone that was making my body produce the extra red blood cells. I told him that I was still on the testosterone. I couldn’t think of anything else that I was doing different. I made another appointment for a month later.

It wasn’t until I got home later that night that I remembered that I had been taking the Acai pills. I wondered if maybe the pills had something to do with the change in my blood profile. I wasn’t doing anything else different so it made sense to me. I tried looking it up online and found NOTHING regarding a correlation between Acai and red blood cells. I had no way to prove my theory but my position was this: I was feeling great and my blood profile was PERFECT so why change anything right? I ordered another bottle of Acai pills and continued to take them religiously. Just an interesting note – My wife actually stopped taking the Acai pills. She said that they gave her headaches. I really don’t think that Acai caused her headaches but I figured it was at least worth mentioning here.

I met with my Endocrinologist about 3 weeks after that. This time, my levels of testosterone were HIGH! I was at about twice the level of a 25 year old man and I was 39!

During my hormone replacement treatment, my testosterone levels would fluctuate up and down. The level would be higher if I had recently taken my shot and lower if it had been a while since my last shot.

The doctor asked me if I was taking more of the testosterone than he had prescribed. I told him no. I tried to talk to him about the Acai but he didn’t want to hear it. He dismissed it as a “useless herb.” He lectured me about the dangers of taking steroids to excess. I told him that I was taking the exact amount that he prescribed. I made another appointment to see him a month later.

All of the research of Acai that I could find online was focused on the weight loss and cleansing components of Acai supplementation. There was nothing about any correlation between Acai and testosterone production.

The next time I saw my Endocrinologist, he did a test and my level of testosterone should have been VERY low (in the 200’s). It was not! In fact, it was high-normal (517 ng/dl). My doctor has no explanation but refuses to acknowledge that the Acai has anything to do with it.

Since that appointment, I have had several more testosterone tests. My level stays at a normal or high-normal (430-520 ng/dl). My blood profile (the high red blood cells) has remained within the normal limits. I attribute this to the fact that I’m no longer supplementing with testosterone injections. I feel great, I have energy, my weight is down a few pounds and I still really enjoy it when I poop! I’m not necessarily saying that Acai is responsible for all this, but I’m not saying that it isn’t either!

I still see both doctors once in a while just to keep an eye on things. If things start to revert back to the way they were, I want to be able to catch it early you know? I’ll tell you though, I’ve had several blood tests over the past many months and so far, everything is perfect!

If you think you might have low testosterone, you might consider going to a doctor to get it checked out. A lot of “old-school” doctors are of the opinion that low testosterone is just part of growing old and they aren’t comfortable prescribing testosterone. You probably should look for an Endocrinologist or an anti-aging doctor – someone who specializes in hormone replacement therapy.

It’s important to note that I use only pure Acai Berry. Never any of the products that combine Acai with other supplements.

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Can Acai Colon Cleanse Impact Testosterone Production In Men?

Posted by Harold Lauder on Saturday 10 July 2010

If you think you are suffering from low testosterone production, please read my story. I wrote this article to share my experience. My hope is that this article will be helpful to other men who might be going through the same thing I was. Please note that I am not a physician or an authority on health issues.

About eight years ago, I started to feel really bad for no reason. I was very easily winded and had zero energy. I lost all interest in sex and started having difficulty in the bedroom. I knew there was something wrong but I wasn’t sure exactly what it was.

I went to my general practitioner who referred me to an Endocrinologist. That doctor did a bunch of tests (blood, urine, etc…) and found that my testosterone levels were way below the normal levels for a man of my age. He told me that I had something called pituitary hypogonadism. In a nutshell, my pituitary gland shut down and stopped sending signals to my testis to produce testosterone. Evidently, it’s quite common in men who are in their late 30’s and/or early 40’s. I guess most men just tolerate it and chalk it up to growing old. Not me. No disrespect to those men who are okay with aging but I want to do everything I can do to stay youthful for as long as I can. The Endocrinologist put me on testosterone, an injection that I had to give myself in the rear-end, once every two weeks.

The testosterone shots worked great. I felt better and my libido was back in full force. It made sense to me that if my body wasn’t producing testosterone, I needed to take it in the form of a shot.

I stayed on testosterone for many years. I did shots (two different types of testosterone esters), creams, patches and gels. I’ve tried them all. All in all I felt better than before the HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) but I started to develop another issue. This one, I wasn’t able to detect on my own. There were no side effects like getting tired or not wanting to have sex. The doctor who was treating me for the low testosterone did periodic blood tests to check on my overall health and testosterone levels. He noticed that my hematocrit level began to rise. Hematocrit is a measurement of blood volume that is occupied by red blood cells. I started to develop the opposite problem of someone with anemia. I had too many red blood cells – a condition called Polycythemia Vera. Polycythemia is potentially life threatening. Too many red blood cells make your blood particularly thick. Some professional athletes (particularly distance runners) take supplements in an effort to increase the number of red blood cells in their bodies. Red blood cells transport oxygen to our muscles so in theory, the more red blood cells you have, the more oxygen you make available to your body. This translates to better and more efficient athletic performance and quicker recovery. However, as in my case, there IS a point at which it’s too much of a good thing.

The increased number of red blood cells was making my blood thicker than it’s supposed to be. This is very dangerous because the thicker blood could lead to clots, stroke and even heart attack. Not good.

I went to yet another doctor (this one a Hematologist/Oncologist). The treatment for high hematocrit (too many red blood cells) is to do a phlebotomy (remove some blood). Basically, they just take off a pint of blood. When they remove a pint of the “thick blood” my body will make new blood to replace the pint they took. The hope is that my body can’t produce the red blood cells as fast as the doctor can remove them. It’s just like donating blood. This blood-letting needed to happen a couple of times per month until the levels of red blood cells cane down to an acceptable or “safe” level.

I was in a catch-22. I needed the testosterone to feel normal and like a man, but every time I took my shot, I needed to run to the blood bank to bleed-out a pint and eat a cookie! I did this cycle for several years and it sucked!

My wife and I saw an infomercial about Acai Colon Cleanse. She wanted to lose some weight (and I had a few pounds I could stand to lose as well). We did one of those free one-month trials that we found online.

I didn’t really notice a whole lot while on the pills other than I wasn’t as hungry as I usually was. I also found that my bowel movements were very easy. My wife lost about 8 pounds in 3 months but I don’t think I lost much weight.

It was time for my next appointment with the Hematologist. Note – for purposes of the time-line, I had been taking the Acai for almost one full month at this point. By this time, my doctor appointments were becoming very routine. It was the same thing every time I went in. They would do what’s called a “Stat Hematocrit” (a quick blood test to check my levels of red blood cells). It was ALWAYS too high (near 60-ish for any physicians who might be reading this). Then they would put a needle about the size of a McDonald’s drinking straw into my arm, take off a pint of blood, give me a cookie or a hard candy and send me on my way. This time was different though. This time, the test showed a LOW level of red blood cells. Not too low but at the low end of normal. There was no need for the blood letting (I was really happy about that – I hate giving blood). My doctor asked me if I had changed anything. He thought maybe I stopped taking my testosterone shots or something. I told him no. I was still on the testosterone. In fact, I had just recently done my shot about 3-4 days prior to that appointment. Based on that, my red blood level should have been through the roof! I couldn’t think of anything that I was doing different so we just made another appointment for a month later and I left his office.

After the appointment I realized that I had been on the Acai for the past month or so. I thought that it must have been the Acai that was changing my blood profile. I have no way to prove my theory but I still take Acai to this day and my blood profile remains normal. My wife actually stopped taking the Acai because she said she thought it was giving her head aches.

I met with my Endocrinologist about 3 weeks after that. This time, my levels of testosterone were HIGH! I was at about twice the level of a 25 year old man and I was 39!

Every time I would have my testosterone levels checked, the reading would be different. There was a correlation between how high or low the level was and how long it had been since my last testosterone shot.

My doctor asked me what I was doing to increase my levels of testosterone. I told him nothing. I told him that I had been taking Acai and asked him if he thought it might be having an effect on my testosterone levels. He said “no.” I think he was angry because he accused me of taking more of the drug than he had prescribed. He gave me a lecture about the side effects of taking too much testosterone (a steroid). He didn’t refill my testosterone prescription and made another appointment for me to come back and test again in a month.

Again, I went online and tried to research any possible correlation between Acai berry and testosterone production in men. I found nothing! I found that most of the websites were just trying to sell Acai and touted the weight loss effects of the supplement. There didn’t seem to be any scientific research at all – just a bunch of hearsay and hype (“Diet secret of the stars”, “Super Food Acai Berry”, etc…).

Fast forward to my next appointment with the Endocrinologist. I intentionally did not take my shot when I was scheduled to so by the time I was at the doctor’s office, it had been approximately 8-9 weeks since my last testosterone shot. My level of testosterone should have been VERY low (in the 200’s). It was not! In fact, it was high-normal (517 ng/dl). What the heck? It had been about eight years since my diagnosis. Pituitary Hypogonadism, according to my doctor, doesn’t just fix itself. It’s a chronic condition. My doctor has no explanation but refuses to acknowledge that the Acai has anything to do with it (he’s very old-school medicine and this is just too much of a stretch for him I think).

Now, every time I test, my testosterone level stays at a normal or high-normal (430-520 ng/dl). My blood profile (the high red blood cells) has remained within the normal limits. I attribute this to the fact that I’m no longer supplementing with testosterone injections. I feel great, I have energy, my weight is down a few pounds.

I still see both doctors once in a while just to keep an eye on things. If things start to revert back to the way they were, I want to be able to catch it early you know? I’ll tell you though, I’ve had several blood tests over the past many months and so far, everything is perfect!

If you think you might have low testosterone, you should go see a doctor who specializes in hormone replacement therapy.

I’m obviously a HUGE believer in the benefits of Acai berry supplementation. If you want to give Acai a try, you should use only pure Acai (as opposed to Acai mixed in with various other supplements).

Learn more about acai colon. Stop by Harold Lauder’s site where you can find out all about acai colon and what it can do for you.


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If you think you are suffering from low testosterone production, please read my story. I wrote this article to share my experience. My hope is that this article will be helpful to other men who might be going through the same thing I was. Please note that I am not a physician or an authority on health issues.

I am a 42-year old man, husband and father of 4 children. Approximately 8 years ago I started to feel “off.” It started off with very slow, almost imperceptible changes in how I felt and it gradually became worse. I was very easily winded (even tying my shoes became a huge chore). I had no energy or motivation to do anything. I got dizzy if I stood up too quickly. I started to gain weight without any real change in my diet. I had always been a very sexual person throughout my whole adult life and when I no longer had early morning erections, I knew something was wrong. My libido was pretty much non-existent.

I went to the doctor and was referred to an Endocrinologist. He did a bunch of testing and told me that my testosterone production was very low. I was diagnosed with pituitary hypogonadism which basically means that my body stopped sending signals to my testicles to produce testosterone. He told me that it was somewhat common in men my age. The treatment was for me to give myself an injection of testosterone once every two weeks.

Soon after starting the hormone replacement therapy, I started to feel much better. I noticed that I wasn’t as tired all the time and I started to find an interest in sex again. I thought I had found the cure for my condition but it turned out not to be quite that simple.

I was on the testosterone for many years. Things were great. I had to go back to the doctor every month or so to do blood tests. He wanted to monitor my liver function and check my testosterone levels to make sure I was on the correct dose for my age. One day, the blood tests showed that my red blood cell count was elevated. I had developed a condition called polycythemia Vera – too many red blood cells.

Having too many red blood cells is very dangerous. This condition is life threatening because the hart has to work much harder than usual to pump thicker blood throughout the body. The testosterone that was making me feel better was threatening my life!

I had to go see another doctor – a blood doctor. The treatment for too many red blood cells is to give blood. They take off a pint of blood and hope that the body can’t make red blood cells faster than the doctor can remove them. I needed to give blood several times a month until the red blood cell count in my body was normal.

The testosterone that I needed to feel good was necessary but it meant that I needed to give blood several times a month to keep my red blood cell levels safe. It was horrible.

I heard about Acai Berry and how people were using it to lose weight and detox their bodies. My wife and I decided to give it a try (she wanted to lose some weight). I found a free trial offer online for a one month supply.

I didn’t really notice a whole lot while on the pills other than I wasn’t as hungry as I usually was. I also found that my bowel movements were very easy. My wife lost about 8 pounds in 3 months but I don’t think I lost much weight.

Every time I went to the blood doctor, my Hematocrit level was way too high and I had to give blood to drop it to acceptable levels. I went to the blood doctor again (this was after I had been on the Acai pills for about a month) and this time, the test showed a LOW level of red blood cells. My doctor asked me if I had changed anything. He thought maybe I stopped taking my testosterone shots or something. I told him no. I was still on the testosterone. In fact, I had just recently done my shot about 3-4 days prior to that appointment.

Later that night I realized that I had been taking the Acai pills. I wasn’t doing anything different (other than the Acai) so I believe that it was the Acai pills that were changing my blood profile. I couldn’t find anything on the internet about it but I figured, I was feeling awesome, my blood was perfect, why knock it right? I ordered more of the Acai pills and I still take them to this day.

I went back to the Endocrinologist and did another blood test to check my testosterone level. It was VERY high.

During my hormone replacement treatment, my testosterone levels would fluctuate up and down. The level would be higher if I had recently taken my shot and lower if it had been a while since my last shot.

The doctor asked me if I was taking more of the testosterone than he had prescribed. I told him no. I tried to talk to him about the Acai but he didn’t want to hear it. He dismissed it as a “useless herb.” He lectured me about the dangers of taking steroids to excess. I told him that I was taking the exact amount that he prescribed. I made another appointment to see him a month later.

Again, I went online and tried to research any possible correlation between Acai berry and testosterone production in men. I found nothing! I found that most of the websites were just trying to sell Acai and touted the weight loss effects of the supplement. There didn’t seem to be any scientific research at all – just a bunch of hearsay and hype (“Diet secret of the stars”, “Super Food Acai Berry”, etc…).

When I saw my Endocrinologist again, I had intentionally not taken my testosterone shot when I was supposed to. My levels should have been very low but they were normal! It had been about 9 weeks since my last shot and my levels were normal! My doctor had no explanation but won’t even consider that the Acai has anything to do with it.

Since that appointment, I have had several more testosterone tests. My level stays at a normal or high-normal (430-520 ng/dl). My blood profile (the high red blood cells) has remained within the normal limits. I attribute this to the fact that I’m no longer supplementing with testosterone injections. I feel great, I have energy, my weight is down a few pounds and I still really enjoy it when I poop! I’m not necessarily saying that Acai is responsible for all this, but I’m not saying that it isn’t either!

I continue to see both doctors just in case. So far though, every blood test has been normal!

If you think you might have low testosterone, you might consider going to a doctor to get it checked out. A lot of “old-school” doctors are of the opinion that low testosterone is just part of growing old and they aren’t comfortable prescribing testosterone. You probably should look for an Endocrinologist or an anti-aging doctor – someone who specializes in hormone replacement therapy.

I’m obviously a HUGE believer in the benefits of Acai berry supplementation. If you want to give Acai a try, you should use only pure Acai (as opposed to Acai mixed in with various other supplements).

Want to find out more about acai colon, then visit Harold Lauder’s site on how to choose the best acai colon for your needs.


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Colon cleansing for health and slimming down

Posted by admin on Saturday 26 June 2010

Find out what colon hydrotherapy is and why it is the best way to cleans, gain energy, reduce stress and toxins and get rid of fine lines if you are not willing to change your diet and get rid of the root of the problem with the 80 10 10 raw food low fat vegan diet by Dr. Doug Graham

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Colon cleansing for health and slimming down

Posted by admin on Tuesday 22 June 2010

Find out what colon hydrotherapy is and why it is the best way to cleans, gain energy, reduce stress and toxins and get rid of fine lines if you are not willing to change your diet and get rid of the root of the problem with the 80 10 10 raw food low fat vegan diet by Dr. Doug Graham

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