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Thomas Roberts On Why He'd Take Testosterone Despite Risks: 'Live Today, Borrow From Tomorrow'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 07/31/2014 6:35:33 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Latest dispatch from the Department of Too Much Information: Thomas Roberts wants you to know that if diagnosed with low-T, he would take a testosterone supplement "without hesitation."

More surprising is Roberts' reckless attitude. Asked whether testosterone's possible health risks would dissuade him from taking the hormone, Roberts replied: "No. I want to live today, I will borrow from tomorrow." Roberts' startling admission came during today's Morning Joe segment on Time's current cover story, "Manopause," which looks into the testosterone-supplement boom and its associated dangers.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: morningjoe; testosterone; thomasroberts; timemagazine

1 posted on 07/31/2014 6:35:33 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Pump it up ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 6:36:00 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
That's the same attitude that causes people to bury themselves in credit card debt.
3 posted on 07/31/2014 6:36:47 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When he croaks they can put both stiffs in the same casket.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 6:38:12 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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If You Want To Keep FR
Support It

Support It Or Lose It!

5 posted on 07/31/2014 6:38:29 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
We only got the now. I don't know what's going to happen tomorrow.

Tomorrow is made up of a bunch of 'nows', dummy.

7 posted on 07/31/2014 6:45:45 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Typical sex-addicted homo. Of course he’d take the T; he probably knows (at least on a subconscious level) that his lifespan will be shortened by his lifestyle, so why not live it up?


8 posted on 07/31/2014 6:46:23 AM PDT by MarkRegal05
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
That's the same attitude that causes people to bury themselves in credit card debt.

Personally, I would rather live til 70 with a high quality of life, than live til 80 with a low quality of life.

9 posted on 07/31/2014 6:49:57 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

So you define “quality of life” as borrowed money?


10 posted on 07/31/2014 6:55:20 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: PapaBear3625

the quality of life may differ, person to person.

Sex, although important, is only one ingredient of living a comfortable and rewarding lifestyle.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 7:04:14 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Borrow from tomorrow. America’s motto


12 posted on 07/31/2014 7:08:33 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m old enough now to know you do NOT fool with Mother Nature. Am also watching a niece who’s developed “estrogen induced cancer” that metastasized very, very quickly. There are treatments, but they only buy time. I’d be very cautious about any drug, much less any optional drug. But then again, I’ve had many of my “tomorrows” as Roberts would view it.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 7:23:41 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who is Thomas Roberts and why do we care what he does?


14 posted on 07/31/2014 7:34:03 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: elpadre; E. Pluribus Unum
Sex, although important, is only one ingredient of living a comfortable and rewarding lifestyle.

Sex drive is not the only thing that's affected by testosterone. Low testosterone can lead to insomnia, loss of muscle mass, loss of bone density, loss of energy, depression, and reduced mental function.

15 posted on 07/31/2014 7:37:50 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I have been on testosterone therapy for several years. My doctor is very cautious and closely follows my PSA and red blood count both of which can be raised by testosterone as well as testosterone levels. I have had sleep apnea treated with a CPAP so that risk is not of concern. The studies linking testosterone therapy to increased risk of heart attack or stroke or testicular cancer are inconclusive. The latest studies actually show a decrease in stroke and heart attack in men on testosterone therapy.

Don't believe either the hype of the drug company TV ads or ads being run by ambulance chasing lawyers. Have a frank discussion with your doctor about any symptoms, have a blood test for testosterone levels and then with your doctor's help make an informed decision.

16 posted on 07/31/2014 7:59:24 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The good thing is that low T can be dramatically affected by diet (quit eating all the highly processed swill) and supplementation. Iodine, Boron, ZMA, certain aminos and herbs can dramatically affect T levels in a much safer fashion. Besides all of the above have many other positive health benefits.

The same goes for women undergoing Hormone Replacement Therapy, the hormonal imbalances can be accomplished much more safely with the above. However, big pharma doesn’t do as well when we approach things from a more natural viewpoint.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 7:59:54 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: PapaBear3625

agreed - but a number of posts had to do with sex


18 posted on 07/31/2014 8:05:09 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL!


19 posted on 07/31/2014 8:17:40 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: bereanway

Actually, exercise—especially heavy squats increase testosterone naturally without any side effects. The effects of many supplements are not well researched. Most increase serum T, but show little effect on healthy subjects.

Gynecomastia is directly linked to precursor hormonal use. Bodies can be fooled by supplements, but the effects can be disastrous without proper use. Cycling, estrogen blocking, and step down programs are essential, but many, if not most, OTC supplements do not not offer a complete solution.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 8:19:35 AM PDT by antidisestablishment (Islam delenda est)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Anyone know what the health risks are?

I ask because I’ve been having some issues myself lately and I will be seeing an endocrinologist soon. It might simply be adrenal fatigue, but it might also be low-T. If that’s the diagnosis, I’m curious to know what the degree of risk with testosterone replacement therapy is.

I’m tired of it being difficult for me to drag my ass out of bed in the morning and having constant brain fog and no energy, but I don’t want to cut years off my life either.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 8:23:24 AM PDT by JamesP81
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To: antidisestablishment

As you get older when you increase T levels there have to be steps taken to guard against the aromatizing of T into estrogenic compounds using some sort or an AI inhibitor (many natural compounds can fill that role) along with something to combat 5 alpha reduction of T into DHT. Again this can be accomplished naturally.

I do all of the above and have had tremendous success. Diet and supplementation is more important than heavy workouts. I have done both and if I had to give up one or the other it would be the heavy workouts. As you age those workouts become less effective and by alone cannot overcome those hormonal imbalances.

In my late 40’s I began to notice my workouts becoming less and less effective. Now over a decade later diet and supplementation have resulted in strength gains and well being I could have never achieved otherwise.


22 posted on 07/31/2014 8:40:56 AM PDT by bereanway
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