Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

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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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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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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BRCA – What does it mean for men?

A few years back we heard about Angelina Jolie and her double breast mastectomy because she found out, as I hear most people say it, BRCA. As if BRCA is it’s own disease. First a little spring cleaning to clarify (since its the season). What is BRCA?  BRCA stands for BReast CAncer susceptibility gene. I…

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