Testosterone:
Let's start with some basic questions, Dr. Serrano. How much protein does a guy need if he's training heavy for strength and size?

T-mag: How about for fat reduction?

T-mag: You always hear the casein vs. whey debate and I know that you've actually separated proteins for their predominant anabolic or anti-catabolic properties. Can you briefly explain this? What are the best protein powders on the market?

T-mag: Okay, good info. Now, many people are looking for ways to naturally increase Testosterone levels. Any suggestions?

ES:

T-mag: Okay, now that we know how to naturally boost T-levels, how can you naturally control dreaded cortisol levels?

ES:

T-mag: You're not a fan of milk, but you don't mind other dairy products like cottage cheese or even whipping cream. Why is this? Also, what type of cottage cheese do you recommend?

ES:

T-mag: Can you clear up the whole egg issue? For one, some people don't believe we digest eggs all that well and that they're a common food allergy. Others feel that since eggs are so similar to human tissue, they're easy to digest.

Then there's the issue of cooking them or not. On one side of the coin is Dr. Mercola who believes that cooking destroys some beneficial enzymes and nutrients, and that the risk of salmonella poisoning is actually quite rare. Then there's John Berardi who says cooking the eggs will increase their absorption. What are your thoughts on all this?

ES:

T-mag: Interesting! Can you discuss your "fruit hierarchy"? A little while ago, you faxed me a flowchart showing the end metabolic pathway of fructose. Although known for their high antioxidant and fiber content, why is it that fruit consumption can hamper fat loss?

ES:

T-mag: Can you reveal your new food pyramid? I've heard you discuss the inherent problems with the original model, and although the new proposed pyramid is a step in the right direction, it's still off. Please explain.

ES:

T-mag: With all this talk about mercury toxicity, is it even safe to eat fish these days?

T-mag: Hmm, love that dolphin! It's getting tough to find at the grocery store these days though. Pesky environmentalists! Now, there's been a lot of talk lately about blood acidity. Explain why you believe this whole concept is faulty.

ES:

T-mag: Okay, let's switch topics again. You've brought to light that the enzyme responsible to break down ALA into the active constituents DHA and EPA is deficient over the age of 35. Does that mean it's relatively worthless to take flax seed oil over that age? And if below 35, how much flax seed oil should you take?

ES:

T-mag: Now, here's a problem a lot of people have. How would you go about regenerating the adrenals after a lengthy period of stimulant abuse?

T-mag: Okay, how would you cleanse the liver after a steroid cycle which included orals?

ES:

T-mag: Okay, let's give the reader an example of how you diagnose things. We'll take the thyroid for example. You've mentioned that you check TSH, T4, T3, reverse T3 and triglycerides as well as ask questions about hair loss, constipation, weakness, palpitations, and usage of carbs and caffeine. What exactly do you look for and how do you go about correcting some of these anomalies? How about boosting the thyroid gland? What would you suggest?

ES:

T-mag: Now, since you've always impressed me with your knowledge of kinesiology and your diagnostic skills, what are some of the common weight-training injuries you see in your practice?

ES:

T-mag: While we're talking about injuries, any tips or supplements that'll help speed up healing?

ES:

T-mag: You focus mostly on nutrition, but you know a lot about training as well. Do you have any tips you'd like to share?

ES:

T-mag: Very interesting stuff. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us today, Dr. Serrano.