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Results of a new meta-analysis and review suggest that the presence of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) increases the risk of prostate and bladder cancer. The study evaluated both case-control studies (16 in total) and cohort studies (10 in total), and the findings are useful for clinicians and men for screening and prevention of these types of cancer. (more…)
If you are looking for natural treatments to enhance your sexual function, then you may want to consider eating these foods that have been shown to help with erectile dysfunction (ED).
Certain foods can boost testosterone levels and nitric oxide levels, resulting in better erectile function without exposing you to the side effects of erectile dysfunction drugs.
Here are our top 3 foods to eat for better sexual health based on the studies and clinical trials: (more…)
The best foods for men over 60 include foods that are going to support the heath of your heart, prostate, bones, sexual performance, and brain. Eating a healthy balanced diet is going to help keep you healthy and help you maintain a good quality of life. Men over age 60 generally require fewer calories than younger men, but vitamin and mineral requirements remain the same. So it’s more important than ever to choose nutrient-dense foods to give you the most bang for your buck and your caloric intake. (more…)
When you open your medicine cabinet, there’s a good chance the contents staring back at you are pretty hazardous to your health. Disguised in the canisters, tubes, bottles and sprays are insidious toxic ingredients that the federal government allows manufacturers to use in products men put on, and (when they penetrate your skin), in your body every day. These personal products can smell great, and that’s a big part of the problem.
Two thirds of the chemicals used by the fragrance industry have not undergone safety testing. In addition, more than three dozen chemicals not listed on the labels of big-name brand men’s personal care products were found to be either not tested or to be associated with allergic reactions, damage to sperm (and resulting infertility), and disruption of hormone levels, including testosterone, other male hormones, and thyroid hormones, according to a recent study. (more…)
How To Optimize The Way Your Body Digests Food and Turns It Into Fuel (reprinted)
The math is pretty simple: The more you exercise, the more calories you burn and the less you have to worry about eating whatever you damn well please. How our metabolism changes as we get older, though – that’s what makes things tricky.
Most of us are born with a resting metabolic rate—the number of calories we burn just to stay alive—and that baseline dictates how often we have to exercise in our twenties to offset any benders, hangovers, et al. Some of us have a fast resting metabolic rate and therefore require little to no exercise (thanks, Mom and Dad!), while others of us have a slower one and therefore require more exercise and/or patronage of a local Big & Tall emporium (add it to the list of grievances). It’s the luck of the genetic draw, and there’s not a lot anyone can do about it beyond working out and watching what you eat. (There is nothing to hack here, folks.) (more…)
In a new study, researchers showed that men who exercised the most before a diagnosis of prostate cancer were less likely to die of the disease. You can read more on the study here, but the obvious takeaway is – keep exercising and never stop!
Testosterone is often considered to be a quintessential symbol of manhood and machismo. This hormone, which is produced primarily in the testicles, is associated with sexual prowess, libido, and muscle strength, but it also is critical for maintaining bone density, energy levels, and even moods. In many ways, it is the male hormone.
That’s why when testosterone levels begin to decline as men age and because of other factors such as weight gain, exposure to environmental toxins, and sedentary lifestyle, guys begin to worry. They see their sex drive faltering, their waistlines expanding, their hairlines receding, their sleep habits changing, and their get-up-and-go waning. Suddenly all those late-night ads on TV about testosterone replacement and supplements to boost T levels sound like the answer. But they are not.
How can you raise testosterone levels naturally?
Testosterone levels are going to decline as you age – especially if you are sedentary and/or overweight, and/or you don’t get enough sleep – but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to significantly improve your T levels naturally and keep them at a point that allows you to maintain your effectively. One way is to include certain foods in your diet on a regular basis, but before we discuss them, there are a few other things you should know about testosterone and how to maintain healthful levels. (more…)
Approximately 18.8 million people in the United States take an omega-3 supplement, making it the number one natural product used by adults. How many of them can be certain the supplement they have chosen is the safest and most beneficial product available? Do you know how to choose the best omega-3 supplement?
Fish oil, which is a source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), is associated with numerous health advantages for people of all ages, which is the main reason for its popularity. However, consumers must be savvy when purchasing omega-3s, since the supplement market is not tightly monitored and it’s easy to be fooled into buying inferior products made with poor quality ingredients and other issues that could not only fail to deliver hoped-for benefits but also harm your health as well.
What are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
Omega-3 fatty acids are known as essential fatty acids, because while they are necessary for human health, the body is incapable of manufacturing them. The three main types of omega-3s (aka, polyunsaturated fatty acids) are EPA, DHA, and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), the latter of which is found in plant foods such as nut oils, soybeans, walnuts, algae, and flaxseed.
Both EPA and DHA are long-chain fatty acids and readily available to the body. ALA, a short-chain fatty acid that is a precursor to the longer-chain fatty acids, must be converted to EPA and DHA for use. This conversion is not very efficient, as an estimated 8 to 20 percent of ALA is converted to EPA and 0.5 to 9 percent is transformed into DHA. Therefore, most experts recommend getting EPA and DHA from fish oil while also enjoying foods that provide ALA. (more…)
Every minute you spend on the basketball court, skipping, hitting the HIIT (high-intensity interval training), slamming the tennis ball, or running the streets is not only good just for your cardiovascular system and dropping excess pounds. Such high-impact exercise beginning in adolescence and young adulthood also lays some serious foundations for strong bones, which can significantly reduce a man’s risk of developing osteoporosis later in life, note the authors of a new study.
If you’re middle-aged and didn’t participate in high-intensity exercise in your younger years, it’s not too late to start. In fact, according to Pamela Hinton, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology in the University of Missouri College of Human Environmental Sciences, “if you are healthy, it is never too late to begin high-impact activities or resistance training to improve bone mineral density.” (more…)