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Raising Testosterone Naturally




I like to watch Friday Night Fights.  However, I find the TV ads during that time slot really annoying.  Based on the repetition of ads about hair loss, erectile function, and prostate problems, one would guess that men (The predominant viewer), are ALL bald, impotent, and unable to hold our bladders!

More importantly the ads portray men as feminine, incompetent, weaklings.  Advertisers play up the persona of a tail tucked, wimpy caricature of a man that needs their product to have any success in life.

That’s all phooey.

 Men need testosterone!

(So do women but in lessor and different ratios).

So how do they get testosterone without dangerous and expensive hormone supplementation?

Recently I began introducing the concept of purposefully adding essential fats and cholesterol at specific times of the day to enhance hormone production.  From a physiologic standpoint, our bodies make testosterone and other hormones primarily from the “Chassis” of cholesterol.  High stress, poor diet, excess alcohol, lack of physical activity, Statin drugs, and chronic narcotics all contribute to lower sex hormone production.

In essence I’m encouraging my patients to consume raw ingredients for hormone production at specific times daily.

Over the last few months I’ve put several men on the following regimen for raising testosterone naturally.  The following results from an actual patient…we’ll call Kip….were repeated with the other cases.

 Kip’s Testosterone levels


12/18/2012 =  335
02/07/2013 =  467
04/16/2013 =  557


Note the considerable increase from a “low” normal range in 12/2012 to a “solid” normal range in 4/2013.

 What did he do?

1-2 boiled eggs morning/night (Night most important)

3-5 Macadamia nuts morning/night (Again, night most important)

That’s it!  No other changes.

Patient’s like Kip with improving testosterone levels typically notice better energy, improved libido, improved erectile function, better recovery from exercise, less moodiness, and generally a better sense of well-being.

I encourage NRGTRIBE members to try this natural approach if you have low-T. (Or any other hormone imbalance for that matter—See menopausal symptoms). Athletes seeking better performance?  This will work for you to regardless of gender.

No more stereotypes.  We don’t need drugs or huge doses of dangerous synthetics to boost hormones.  We can do that naturally with real food nutritional options.

I look forward to questions and feedback.



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  • Matthew mc farland October 2, 2013, 12:46 pm

    Must the eggs be hard boiled to achieve results?I can’t stomach hard boiled eggs .

    • William Curtis MD January 8, 2014, 12:29 pm

      Sorry must have missed this post in the past….No, the eggs do not have to be hard-boiled.

  • William Hines January 8, 2014, 11:25 am

    What if I have high cholesterol.

    • William Curtis MD January 8, 2014, 12:28 pm

      Tons of research that egg consumption is in fact healthy and normally raises Good Cholesterol. I have written a great deal on some of the problems surrounding the treatment of cholesterol as a disease.

      I also saw a long, but very well written article, that I’d like you to review. It very nicely refutes many of the Low Fat Dogma plaguing our population. It’s well worth your reading.


      I eat eggs daily. The folks that I have on the NRGDIET and other similar paleo-style diets nearly always see weight loss and improved cholesterol panels. Cholesterol is used to build hormones including testosterone.

  • Apolo M January 9, 2014, 12:38 pm

    Thank you for the informative website and “straight” talk on many subjects that can be confusing due to the mixed messages we find online.

    On this topic of testosterone diet, are eggs and macadamian nuts been the best combination for raising T levels? Can we switch with other types of food and nuts? Pistachio instead of macadamian….etc…I have nothing against eggs 😉


    • William Curtis MD January 9, 2014, 12:58 pm

      Great question. My answer is straight forward, eggs and macadamia nuts are dense in cholesterol and fat. Of course both serve as precursors and building blocks for hormones like testosterone.

      I gave those choices because that’s what I experimented with and measured results.

      Clinically I suspect any whole food source of cholesterol (Avocados, other types of nuts, etc) might have similar results. I suspect locking in on eggs isn’t completely necessary.

      The idea is basically to avoid high sugar, processed food diet and get back to what our body needs for repair and maintenance, essential fat and cholesterol. Most modern dieters are avoiding fat or eating huge amounts of carbs….all deleterious for hormone production.

      On another note, I am currently looking into high dose fish oils with patients. I’ll report back if I see similar benefits.

      Thanks for your question.

  • dj January 15, 2014, 7:59 am

    Do I take the eggs and nuts together?

    • William Curtis MD January 15, 2014, 10:07 am

      Absolutely. I suppose alternatively you could eat the eggs morning and night, snack on nuts mid-morning, late afternoon. The point? Eat them daily.

  • jay January 21, 2014, 11:17 am

    Raw or roasted Macadamia?

    • William Curtis January 21, 2014, 12:01 pm

      Raw might hold quality of nutrients better, but roasted is ok too. I didn’t differentiate with the men I tested on.

  • Francis May 22, 2014, 10:03 am

    Concerning the timing -What is the significance of eating the eggs and nuts at night? Are you referring to dinner or sometime closer to bed time? First time I have heard anything related to eating eggs /nuts in the evening. Where can I find more info on this subject? Any other sources you could refer to on this subject ?? My T level is 588 and I am 61 yrs. old. Would this protocol increase my levels ?

    • William Curtis MD May 23, 2014, 3:05 pm

      The results I wrote about in this posts were the actual results from patients treated in my clinic. I was intially playing with the testosterone boosting experiments detailed by Tim Ferriss (Blogger, Author, Lifestyle Designer) who wrote about similar topics on his blog page.

      The concept stems from the idea that many people fear fat and cholesterol. Unfortunately these are the building blocks for sex hormones among many others. Increasing the raw material for testosterone in a twice daily pattern seemed reasonable since many hormones normally fluctuate in production depending on the time of day. My experiments in clinic have thus far supported that idea.

      First off, your T levels are not low. Due to the numerous variables related to sex hormone production, I couldn’t even guess as to whether your levels will rise. Medications, diet, activity level, stress, etc all affect testosterone. Each individual varies….

      My advice? Test levels and experiment. The concept is safe and I’ve seen adding cholesterol and essential fats improve hormone balance and testosterone levels consistently in those that have attempted the nutritional therapy.

      I hope you will report back any findings…positive or negative.

  • Orlando De La Cruz September 27, 2014, 11:22 am

    Great article! I’m going to try this out. Quick question about eating the eggs and nuts at night though.: Is it ok to eat them with my dinner, which is usually around 6 pm? Or is it more effective to eat them closer to bed time?

    • William Curtis September 30, 2014, 4:53 pm

      Absolutely ok to eat them earlier in the evening (Like with an early dinner).

  • RJ December 25, 2014, 8:30 pm

    Can I substitute boiled eggs with raw eggs?

    • William Curtis MD December 26, 2014, 8:38 am

      RJ, that would provide the same raw ingredients. Raw gives you a higher risk of salmonella, etc….but really only if you don’t have clean eggs or get shell contamination in the mixture….

  • Al Tahtawy May 1, 2016, 8:18 pm

    This is amazing, and worth trying. do you think I can get even close improvement in T ( ~275), even I have very high Cholesterol levels??

    Keep the good work

    • William Curtis MD May 9, 2016, 10:39 am

      Yes it should help. Your cholesterol profile is likely high due to dietary lack or improper balance in diet….in other words the cholesterol is high in an effort to repair / replenish hormonal axis. (Like testosterone)

      Try and see…I’d be interested to hear if you cholesterol goes down while testosterone goes up….

  • Dennis August 14, 2016, 10:17 pm

    Can you clarify if I should eat 2 eggs in the morning and 2 eggs at night or eat just a total of 2 eggs daily?

    And same with macadamia nuts: should I eat 5 in the morning and 5 at night or just eat a total of 5 nuts daily?

  • M January 16, 2017, 2:05 pm

    Does this also work for women? If not what could you suggest?

    • William Curtis MD March 13, 2017, 1:52 pm

      No reason it wouldn’t. It’s based on removing sugar and adding quality fats to the diet, which is the key to re-balancing hormones.

  • Noel April 5, 2017, 2:36 pm

    After how long will the tetesterone levels be sufficiently raised in order to enjoy normal sexual life?

    • William Curtis May 12, 2017, 12:08 pm

      Great question, but complex. Raising testosterone doesn’t always equate to “normal sexual life.”

      Plumbing or erectile problems are not always improved by testosterone. So raising testosterone doesn’t always help men with ED.

      Low libido is normally improved with testosterone.

      Consider discussing with your doctor and trying to better clarify why you have issues in this department. Testosterone is but one variable.

  • Kevin June 21, 2017, 8:15 am

    Great information. Could this work with scrambled eggs or do they need to be boiled?

  • eric January 29, 2018, 11:51 am

    Hi Id like to try this but this is how ill personally do it.
    1 hard boiled egg with 3 nuts 30 minutes before I go to sleep. Im going to do less but be consistent with daily dosage and most importantly(I believe) is consuming before I go to sleep

  • Cory December 3, 2018, 11:56 am

    Is it normal for men at the age of 23 to be struggling with this? ED I mean, and can this really help? Its humiliating, embarrassing, not to mention disappointing. I used to have no trouble at all and had all the libido I needed. now I’m lucky if i can maintain all the way through sex. IDK what the problem is please help!

    • William Curtis December 4, 2018, 7:51 am

      ED has many causes. Low testosterone is but one factor. I would suggest a full medical workup. Causes can range from hormonal issues all the way to mental/emotional challenges. Sexual health is huge in life and deserves attention.

      Get a checkup first and foremost.

      Thank you for sharing your struggles. So many are afraid to bring this up with their physicians. It’s common.

      Diet, lifestyle and stress management are usual culprits when physical problems are absent. Take a look at those topics on this website…..

  • Lee July 19, 2019, 3:55 am

    This works! I was diagnosed with low T for years. My libido was nonexistent. Thanks, for the boner.😊

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