Skip to comments.Thomas Roberts On Why He'd Take Testosterone Despite Risks: 'Live Today, Borrow From Tomorrow'
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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Pump it up ping to Today show list.
When he croaks they can put both stiffs in the same casket.
Tomorrow is made up of a bunch of 'nows', dummy.
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?
Personally, I would rather live til 70 with a high quality of life, than live til 80 with a low quality of life.
So you define “quality of life” as borrowed money?
the quality of life may differ, person to person.
Sex, although important, is only one ingredient of living a comfortable and rewarding lifestyle.
Borrow from tomorrow. America’s motto
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.
Who is Thomas Roberts and why do we care what he does?
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.
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.
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.
agreed - but a number of posts had to do with sex
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.
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.
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.