Posts Tagged ‘naturopathy’

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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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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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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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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Male Infertility – Guys, it might be you.

Long Story Short: Up to 50% of infertility cases are due to a male factor   [1] Up to 30% of infertility cases are solely due to a male factor [1] 9.4% of American men between 14-60 years-old  are infertile [1], that’s almost 11 MILLION men It’s not just physical but can be nutritional, hormonal, social, stress and…

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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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Antibacterial Soaps – Making men less… Manly.

Long Story Short: Antibacterial soaps (Triclosan) don’t work. Antibacterial soaps are not benign. Antibacterial soaps may impact your hormones. Triclosan may impact women and their unborn children. I still can’t help my friend with her men acting womanly issue.   A few weeks ago a good med school friend was ranting to me about how men today seem…

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