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138: Optimizing Testosterone & Male Performance with Functional Medicine Testing

Mar 28, 2022 | Season 3


Dr. Tracy Gapin joins the podcast this week to talk about his holistic approach to optimizing men's health. He strongly believes we need to provide short-term and long-term fixes for men so they can see results quickly and support overall healthy and longevity. He provides insight into what he calls the “Testosterone Pandemic” happening in today's world and how seeking root cause solutions is the key before jumping into hormone replacement therapy.

Dr. Tracy Gapin is board certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a leading GAINSWave provider. He founded Sarasota Prostate Care in 2014 to provide MRI-guided targeted fusion biopsy and HIFU high intensity focused ultrasound for prostate cancer patients. In 2017, Dr. Gapin founded Smart Men’s Health, focused on optimizing male performance. He offers a personalized path to helping men maximize sexual health, testosterone levels, and prostate health. Dr. Gapin is also a published author with his book, Male 2.0.


0:51 Welcome to the show!

4:28 Dr. Tracy Gapin’s Bio

5:27 Welcome Dr. Gapin

7:01 How he discovered lifestyle medicine

11:14 His bicycle wheel analogy

13:10 Thyroid issues for men

14:35 The “Pandemic of Low Testosterone”

17:14 Best way to test testosterone

17:52 Top causes of low T

21:38 Detoxification pathways to address

23:10 *Dry Farm Wines Ad

24:43 Clean personal care products for men

27:05 Mindset & limiting beliefs

29:05 The power of meditation

30:30 Male performance anxiety & mindset

31:55 Strategies for improving sexual performance

33:38 Addressing root causes with a systems approach

34:22 Erectile Dysfunction & Cardiovascular health

36:00 The role of nitric oxide 

37:47 Where to start patients

39:02 Lifestyle recommendations

40:05 Using Continuous Glucose Monitors

43:49 Other useful wearable tech & devices

47:10 Measuring heart rate variability

50:27 Top peptides for men’s health

54:32 Gainswave therapy

56:16 PSA for prostate cancer screening

57:34 His book – Male 2.0

59:54 His final piece of advice

1:01:48 Where to find Dr. Gapin

1:02:32 Thanks for tuning in! 


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