Podcast with Jay Campbell on his new TRT book

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I did a podcast yesterday with Jay Campbell of Fabulously Fit Over 40, and it is now live at Jay’s site.

Mainly we discussed Jay’s new book, The Definitive Testosterone Replacement Therapy MANual: How to Optimize Your Testosterone for Lifelong Health and Happiness. I’ve read his book, and for anyone contemplating TRT or doing it now, it is a must read, genuinely the definitive book on this subject. Jay details the indications for TRT; discusses when you should consider monotherapy with estrogen blockers or aromatase inhibitors; how to find and choose the right doctor; what lab tests should be monitored during the therapy; and much more, all of it in a style that clearly explains for the intelligent general reader without getting too nerdy on the science. I think he’ll have a best-seller on his hands.

Jay himself has been doing TRT for a number of years, as well as being incredibly knowledgeable about muscular hypertrophy, fat loss, and weight training, so I think he’s uniquely placed to write a book on TRT and to know what readers want to learn about it.

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Daniel F says November 11, 2015

Excellent podcast. Props to Jay for having someone (Dennis) who is not on TRT and is thriving without it to discuss the topic.

Interesting how the pill for women (hormone therapy) is great. Hormone therapy for six year old kids who want to “change their sex” is wonderful. Tax-payer funded hormone therapy for prisoners who are transsexual is an important civil right. But men with low T who want help in getting it fixed is evil and dangerous. You’d almost start to suspect society doesn’t like healthy men.

Regarding “standard of care”, if you are lucky, you can find doctors who will give you the standard of care spiel but then be willing to discuss other options. I live in a place where due to local traditions, most doctors are used to people seeking alternative therapies, and many of them have been surprisingly knowledgeable and helpful about discussing and usually offering referrals. They may not offer you a given therapy themselves, but will be able to provide specific recommendations to someone who can and is willing.

You both noted how self publishing has been liberating. With regards to healthcare, the Internet as a whole has been very liberating and empowering. It is now much easier to have a very high level of knowledge and preparation when visiting a doctor. This also allows you to gauge whether the doctor is offended or threatened by your knowledge or willing to really engage with you. I don’t kid myself that I know as much as they do, but it is important to find someone open minded and who doesn’t treat you as an inanimate object.

Looking forward to reading Jay’s book. I don’t intend to start TRT but want to have the knowledge and information to make an informed choice.

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