Body Mind Empowerment with Siim Land

#188 Optimizing Testosterone for Health with Dr Ralph Esposito

June 30, 2020

Welcome to the Body Mind Empowerment Podcast I’m your host Siim Land and our guest today is Dr Ralph Esposito. Dr Ralph is a naturopathic physician who specializes in functional medicine and men’s health. 


  • How Ralph Got Into Optimizing Men's Health 02:00
  • Difference Between Functional and Naturopathic Medicine 04:00
  • Causes of Low Testosterone in Men 10:20
  • Role and Function of Testosterone in the Body 20:20
  • Why You Need Estrogen 25:40
  • Does Testosterone Promote Heart Disease or Cancer 28:00
  • How to Fix Insulin Resistance 32:29
  • How the Thyroid Affects Hormonal Production 42:49
  • How to Prevent Low Thyroid Function 48:00
  • Foods That Boost Testosterone 53:52
  • Herbs and Adaptogens for Testosterone 57:30
  • Who Should Do Hormone Replacement Therapy 01:03:00


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