Posts Tagged ‘integrative’

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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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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Saturated fats – Are they dangerous for prostate cancer?

Long Story Short Retrospective study of 1854 male patients between 40-79 with a diagnosis of prostate cancer [1] A high saturated fat diet was associated with increased aggressive prostate cancer (CaP). Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA) was inversely associated with CaP aggressiveness (*statistically insignificant). Those with more aggressive CaP ate more calories, more fat and more…

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Ashwagandha – Bigger, Leaner, Stronger

Long story short: In young men (n=50, age of ~28 years) participating in a weight training program, given 300mg of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera – standardized to 5% withanolides) twice daily: Randomized, Placebo controlled clinical trial (Considered the gold standard set-up) Increased muscle strength (bench press, leg extension)* Increases in total testosterone* Lowered body fat* Increased arm…

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Great news to share! Release of "Healing in Urology"

I am proud to announce, as a contributing author,  the release of Healing in Urology! A comprehensive evidence-based educational guidebook for urological ailments. Urological and pelvic issues are sometimes things we’re shy to talk about but at the same time they can be really impact our quality of life. So they must be addressed. Let me help. Of…

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