“androgen use and abuse is increasing in our society, either for therapeutic or recreational reasons”.
Vascular Health Risk Management 2008
Today is the age of twitter, emojis, 30 second commercial ads, abbreviations, character limitation and limited attention span. The old adage is ‘brevity is the soul of wit’. In this new age of character limitation that is the result of limited attention span, brevity is the soul of communication. To be consistent with the age, I give you brevity in a title: 50–25—21.
What is 50–25—21? The 50—25—21 is a rule, a rule to separate therapeutic uses of Testosterone from recreational uses of Testosterone. The 50—25—21 rule is a reference to the statistics of Testosterone therapy found in the medical science. The 50–25–21 rule allows one to separate physiologic, evidence-based Testosterone therapy from recreational, non-evidence-based Testosterone therapy—or simply Testosterone doping. As the quote above points out, androgen use and abuse, at the hands of physicians, is increasing in our society.
Have you seen Jack’s magic beans? In one way or another, everybody is looking for Jack’s magic beans. Everyone knows the story. Jack, at a whim, traded his milk cow for the “magic beans”. Despite his mother’s rebuke, Jack’s trade eventually proved to bear fruit, that is the fruit of the goose that laid the golden eggs. The relevance of Jack’s magic bean to health is significant. Everyone is looking for the magic beans of health. The magic beans of prescription medications. The magic beans of surgery. Everybody is looking for the golden goose of health through the healthcare magic beans. But, do they exist?