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
In Part I, I told you about the things that can increase a woman’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and, how, women can be more adversely affected. In Part II, I’d like to talk to you about the health and lifestyle issues that increase a man’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and some surprising conclusions … Read more
Many of patients are menopausal women and men older than 50. This is the age group where mid-life hormonal shifts and changes can become problematic and set the stage for the onset of future health problems, like breast cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer, if left unchecked. The problematic hormone that can get out of … 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 can’t tell you how many times one of my male patients will ask me for the best diet advice to address all his particular issues, weight, cholesterol, hormones, etc. They want to know what they should eat, what they shouldn’t eat, when, how much. Maybe you’ve been researching various types of diets and wondering the same thing. Here’s what I tell my male patients.
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.
Although most of my patients who try natural testosterone enhancement report that those measures have helped, they may not have been enough to boost testosterone levels high enough to relieve their particular symptoms. The same may be true for you, and like my patients, you may now want to try direct testosterone supplementation through your doctor. In order for you to make an informed decision, here are the pros and cons that I explain to my patients about male hormone replacement.
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.
I call DHEA the “anti-stress hormone.” It’s the most abundant product of the adrenal glands. DHEA is the precursor used by your body to produce sex hormones like testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. You have a lot when you’re young but production dwindles with age.
I see a lot of men in my office who’ve gotten mixed signals about testosterone. Testosterone is the hormone that makes a man a man, so to speak. But sometimes testosterone gets a bad rap. In the medical community some say it causes aggressive behavior or irritability, extra hair growth, and other problems. On the flip side of the coin you need testosterone to have a healthy libido, good muscle tone, and good energy. So, what’s a guy to do?
As a man, you do face age-related hormonal changes. They may not be as drastic and as sudden as the changes a woman experiences during menopause, but you do experience a gradual change over a long period of time. And this change can take a real toll on your health.
You might not realize it, but many prescription drugs put a damper on your libido or can cause erectile dysfunction. Of course your doctor is not at fault. In his effort to keeping you healthy he might be indirectly killing your sex life! It is important to understand that you should never stop any medication that your doctor prescribes. If these drugs are acting like a cold shower on your sex life I have a few alternatives that might help you.