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Masculinity is NOT toxic!

Aging is a fact of life.  Getting OLD is a choice!

Opposed to popular belief, there is NOTHING wrong with or toxic about being a man! The world needs men. I mean real men.  We seem to have become a society of people who have forgotten that strength with restraint is a virtue. The world needs men that run TO the sound of trouble, not away from it. We need men who believe it is our role to protect the those we love, not because they cannot protect themselves, but because it is our duty as men to stand between the those we love and harm that seeks to destroy them. 

As men, we believe it is our duty to smooth the path to an easier life for our loved ones.  That be by opening a door, paying for dinner or walking on the traffic side of a sidewalk and making ourselves a human shield. It is a matter of honor and in today’s world, honor is becoming a rare thing.  There may be those who read this and believe that I am talking about “Toxic Masculinity”.  Those people need to understand this: The way that Hankins Health sees manhood is a matter of honor.  If you slap a woman, beat a child or in any way abuse another person for ANY reason including sex, race, gender identity, sexual preference, religion or social status, you have no honor and therefore are NOT a man.  I do not apologize to anyone for these beliefs. If you do not agree, go find another website. You will not find what you are looking for here. 

Manhood is not racist, sexist or homophobic. We do not need that foolishness to be a man.

I am a 60-year-old man. I have spent my entire adult life in the service of others and in healthcare.  I was a Paramedic and firefighter in the 80s.  I became a registered nurse in the early 90s working in the Emergency Department.  I spent many years working side by side with law enforcement, EMS, fire service and security. This is where I came to understand strength of character and the “balls” that it takes to do these jobs.

I spent most of the last 25 years working for the Ohio Department of Correction and Rehabilitation.  These people are the true definition of courage.  Working in a maximum-security prison, I saw acts of bravery and self-sacrifice that most people cannot imagine. Corrections is the true “silent service”.  The only time you hear about correctional employees is when something bad happens.  This is an extremely stressful, hazardous, and thankless job for which there is next to no recognition or glory.  The average career correctional employee will live less than 5 years after retirement.  That should tell you something.  It has been my honor to work beside these heroes and know what true courage is. 

I never had the honor of military service.  This was one of the few regrets of my life.  I was disqualified due to poor vision, which was probably a good thing for all involved!  I have the utmost respect for those who serve.

I have also never worked in the trades, but I am good friends with several union welders, pipefitters, masons, and electricians.  I understand the fact that without your effort, everything that we have in this country would not exist. I thank you for your hard work and dedication to making America what it is. 

These men are real men.  We do not apologize for our beliefs or our nature.

I have told you these things to say this:  Our bodies are under attack.  Our testosterone, which is the hormone that makes us men is being destroyed daily. Around the time we turn 30 years old, our natural production of testosterone decreases by 1% a year on average.  We are then bombarded by “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)” that cause the destruction of our ability to produce testosterone.  These EDCs are in everything that we eat and drink (Including tap water). They are in the paint on our walls and the plastic in our homes and vehicles.  They are in the air that we breathe. And they are slowly destroying our manhood. During World War II, it has been estimated that the average man’s testosterone level was near 1200 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). The average today is between 300 and 900 ng/dL.  As a result, we are constantly tired, have no motivation or sex drive and have a significant loss of muscle mass.  We are lead to believe this is a normal part of aging.


Although we cannot avoid the EDCs that are part or every aspect of modern life, we can replace the testosterone that is being taken from us!

Hankins Health is dedicated to helping men regain what we have lost, to regain the strength and endurance that we had in our 20s. To once again be the men that are capable of providing for our families and protecting those we love. 

If you are interested in Testosterone Optimization Therapy (TOT) through Hankins Health, contact us at or leave a message at (740) 858-8124.

If you are not yet ready to take that step, sign up for our weekly email. We will be discussing what testosterone does in your body (Hint: IT’S EVERYTHING), why it is being destroyed, ways to naturally increase your body’s natural production of testosterone as well as many other topics that relate to a man’s health and ways to improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

Thanks for taking the time to read this article. We hope to hear from you soon.

Stay strong!

Darryl (Hank) Hankins Certified Nurse Practitioner

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Signs of low testosterone include: 
  • Chronic fatigue

  • Increased body fat

  • Low libido  

  • Muscle weakness

  • Erectile dysfunction  

  • Fewer spontaneous erections  

  • Brain fog 

  • Depression, anxiety, and mood changes

  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Testosterone "Replacement" therapy consists of giving you just enough testosterone to reach the low end of the "normal range".  Most clinicians are only allowed to get you to the bottom. Your symptoms and how you feel are not taken into consideration.


Testosterone optimization as offered by HHH is not just the replacement of the testosterone you have lost but also the safe elevation of your hormone level to the upper end of the normal range! 


You will feel better, be stronger, have more endurance and be ready for what life throws at you!

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Through the use of therapeutic testosterone replacement under the supervision of a knowledgeable healthcare provider, your levels can be returned to the upper end of the normal ranges. This will reverse your symptoms and make you feel like the man that you are!


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Hankins Hormonal Health can help you regain your MANhood!

If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, then replacing the testosterone that has been taken from you could be the answer!  Testosterone optimization can increase your energy level, increase your muscle mass, increase your sex drive and erection quality and improve your zest for life! Let's work together to find new possibilities!

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Our Services for Men

Initial Consultation


  • Physical examination

  • Order and Interpretation of Initial lab panels.

  • Personalized testosterone optimization plan

  • Testosterone and injection supplies 



$250 (includes your first month of treatment) 


Monthly Services


  • All follow-up appointments - (Telemedicine)

  • Follow up lab orders and interpretation - At 3 months then every 6 months or as needed.

  • Testosterone and injection supplies

  • Access to your prescribing provider


Monthly Fees:


Other Services

Hankins Hormonal Health also offers:

  • Medically assisted weight loss programs.

  • Performance enhancement 

  • Peptide therapy

  • Sexual enhancement 

Fees vary and are in addition to basic testosterone optimization  therapy


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