Posts Tagged ‘wellness’

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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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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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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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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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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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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