Posts Tagged ‘functional medicine’

Peyronie’s: ‘Does this look normal Doc?’

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Did you know there is a correlation between autoimmune disease, plantar fasciitis and Peyronie’s disease? There are a few things men don’t like to discuss, and one of them certainly is about whats going on below the belt. And I get it, its a touchy topic, you don’t want other people to think you’ve got…

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Male Infertility? Are we on our way towards extinction?!

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My Nonna (Grandma in Italian) once told me, ‘Oggi, non fanno gli uomini come prima’. Translation: “Today they don’t make men like before”. Well, she called it, because with recent news of male fertility rates dropping, apparently something is happening to our men. A very well designed study recently found a steady and significant decline…

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How marijuana steals your manhood

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Yes. Marijuana could be sabotaging your manhood. Cannabis is gaining more attention in the media and medical journals along with its legalization. Many people are touting its benefits from pain relief, anti-inflammatory and cancer fighting. But marijuana can be a major cause of Erectile Dysfunction (ED). A study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found…

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Fasted exercise – Should you? And how to do it right.

Long Story Short: Fasted exercise = Fat burning BCAA (5g) Prior to training = Muscle sparing If you’re like me, it doesn’t feel right exercising on a full stomach. Many of my patients ask me if it is okay to exercise on an empty stomach, and I am never able to give a one-size-fits-all answer, but…

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It's all connected – Thyroid, Prostate, Testosterone and Vitamin A.

It’s all connected! Thyroid hormone, Testosterone, Prostate Cancer and Vitamin A. Long Story Short: BCO, the enzyme that makes vitamin A from B-carotene, may also be responsible for making Testosterone. Thyroid hormone controls BCO. Hypothyroid > Slow BCO > Low T > Poor prostate health/Low Libido/Decreased lean muscle A study testing mice found that when…

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Will prostate cancer kill you?

Long Story Short: Most men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer will not die from Prostate Cancer. Heart disease is more likely to be a cause of death in men. Smart Nutrition, Lifestyle, Exercise, Stress, Supplementation is the best way to prevent prostate cancer Men, worried that prostate cancer (CaP) will kill you? A new study shows…

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Help men…Through their women.

Long Story Short Men ignore their health 48% of men will discuss their health with their spouse before their doctor. Only 5% of men will discuss their bedroom issues with their male friends 60% of men won’t visit their doctor for a serious health issue Silver Lining! 19% of men will go to the doctor to stop…

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Movember- Not just about mustaches: Stop men from dying too young

Long Story Short Movember is about: Prostate Cancer Testicular Cancer Mental Health Physical activity Men’s health is beyond physical, it’s mental and emotional. Its all connected. Being a men’s health expert means knowing more than just the physical issues but the mental and emotional It’s not all about men. Women too are key in keeping…

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Fake it 'till you make it – Power posing, the mind and hormones!

Long story short Doing a power pose can increase your testosterone (T) and lower your stress hormone, cortisol. Low power posers experienced the opposite, lower T and higher cortisol 2 Minutes of power posing, that’s all it takes. The power of your mind extends beyond just feeling and thinking but actually manifests as physiological and…

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