Why Build Muscle Mass? One of the most important things we can do for ourselves as we get older is maintain good muscle mass. It not only keeps us looking trim and fit but it helps us do even the simplest daily activities even better. Many of my patients do strength training with weights several … Read more
Like many of my over-40 patients, you’re probably trying to stay healthy and active as you get older. Great! Yet, many of you may not know that once you pass the over-40 milestone you can lose as much as 8% of muscle mass every 10 years. That means by age 60, you could have lost … Read more
When I ask my male patients how much protein do they eat every day, many of them look at me kind of bewildered. Some don’t really know which foods are protein and have no idea how much they’re eating every day. Yet, as a man gets older, it’s important to get enough protein for two … Read more
Like many of my patients, I share a love of oysters. They taste great and are chock full of health benefits such as being low in cholesterol, high in protein and B vitamins, a good source of vitamin A and C and also contain many important minerals like zinc, magnesium, iron, copper, iodine and phosphorus.
That said it could be a little tricky deriving the health benefits from oysters when you also have to contend with a real drawback – they can be poisonous.
I don’t think a week goes by without one of my patients asking me about whether or not to eat soy products. The question of eating soy has become a fairly controversial subject as, indeed, there are some good health benefits gained by consuming certain types of soy, but there can also be some bad health effects of consuming soy as well.
Many of my over-40 male patients are concerned that they are losing muscle mass and ask me if there are any special exercises they can do to keep their muscles strong. Yes and that is to spend a little time in the kitchen! No, not weight training with the appliances, rather, spending some time preparing the correct type of foods that will help you build muscle from the inside out. Let me explain how.
Indeed, red meat and dairy do confer some positive health benefits to men. According to research studies, however, meat and dairy can also contribute to a man developing prostate cancer. Let me explain how.
Without enough biotin in your system, your nails get weaker and your hair goes limp and lifeless. If you’re struggling with lifeless locks and brittle nails is to start taking a B-complex vitamin immediately.
I do think there’s a time and place when energy drinks can be useful, especially during high exercise moments when you can become extremely dehydrated. But on the flipside these drinks pack in quite a lot of calories with their loaded high fructose corn syrup. Because of that, these drinks are definitely not something I’d put into the “everyday consumption” category. I also think there are better alternatives for a natural energy boost.
Several of my male patients who are troubled with low testosterone levels have also been found to have type 2 diabetes. In fact, the two conditions share many of the same symptoms (see more below) like erectile dysfunction and fatigue, which are usually symptoms that bring male patients in to see me. Balancing the two hormones of insulin and testosterone are not only important to a man’s sexual function but also to his overall good health – in fact, his life may even depend on it.
I think one of the scariest things that my male patients face is the prospect of prostate disease, especially as they pass the age of 50. Indeed, the statistics on prostate health are not great, with 1 out of 6 men predicted to develop prostate disease in their lifetime, and 1 in 35 dying from … Read more
Well, it’s that holiday time of year again when all the parties start rockin’ and rollin’ and, like most of my patients, you’ll likely eat and drink too much by the time New Years Day rolls around. That’s usually the day when my patients, and many people, try to “start over” and ring in a … Read more