THC in Cannabis May Alter DNA Methylation Pathway and Affect Sperm Integrity

As legal access to cannabis continues expanding across the U.S., more scientists are studying the effects of its active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in teens, adults and pregnant women. New research from Duke Health suggests men in their child-bearing years should also consider how THC could impact their sperm and possibly theRead …

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Pine-Bark Extract for Benign-prostate Hypertrophy in Men & Dysmenorrhea for Women

New science continues to show that pine-bark extract is a valuable dietary supplement for men and women’s health. A new study shows that pine-bark extract (brand Pycnogenol®) is beneficial for men with benign-prostate hypertrophy. We also include an earlier study showing that the pine-bark extract can reduce symptoms from dysmenorrheaRead …

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Dr. Geo Espinosa: Vitamin D for Longevity and Reducing Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

This recent study, published in the British Journal of Urology, shows low vitamin D levels are associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men, especially during the winter. The following is an excerpt of a blog on the subject by contributor, Geo Espinosa, ND. STUDY DETAILS 457 patients participated in aRead …

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Dr Geo Espinosa on the Recent Change in Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

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On May 8, 2018, the  United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)  issued new recommendations for prostate screening, published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), for prostate screening, stating “Clinicians should not conduct prostate cancer screening in men aged 55-69 years who do not ask for it (level C recommendation).”Read …

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Low Testosterone Levels Pose Disease Risk for Men of All Ages

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It is well known that male testosterone levels decline with age, which can lead to sarcopenia, osteopenia and an increase in chronic disease risk, such as obesity, Type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But, what is the ideal level among men of various age groups? A new study, published in ScientificRead …

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Pesticides from Food Negatively Impacts Male Fertility

Men with fertility problems and issues related to spermatogenesis may need to look at their exposure to pesticides through diet. In the first study of its type, the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men’s semen was linked to lower sperm counts andRead …

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Is There a Connection to a High Fat Diet and Prostate Cancer? Not Likely, says NYU Naturopathic Urologist

High Fat Diet and Prostate Cancer

In January 2018, the New York Times published an article titled: High-fat Diet May Fuel Spread of Prostate Cancer, citing an animal study that looked at the relationship of fats with this male disease. Is there an association between a high fat diet and prostate cancer?  The question is notRead …

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Human Clinical: Selenium Yeast Reduces Oxidative Stress In Men

For the first time ever, researchers have made a significant positive connection between biomarkers of oxidative sress, a standardized form of selenium-enriched yeast and reduced prostate cancer risk. Results from long-term clinical trial suggest that selenium-enriched yeast (SY), in a dose-dependent, standardized form from SelenoExcell, but not selenomethionine (SeMet) may be effective at reducing prostate cancer risk. This study confirmed reductions in biomarkers of oxidative stress following supplementation with the standardized form of SY but not SeMet in healthy men. By John P Richie Jr PhD, Karam el-Bayoumy PhD et al, published in Cancer Prevention Research, August 2014.

Men’s Health Sheds Fills Health Gender Gap

Marriage is good for men’s health, according the the latest National Health Interview Survey. It’s not surprising that spouses encourage men to see the doctor more frequently than they would otherwise. But what about men who are not married but living with a partner? They are even less likely than other non-married men to see a physician for preventive health care. Short of a marriage license, the way to get more men to pay attention to their health may lie in a novel approach that appeals to males desires to be useful, give back and be a part of club. In Australia, these are called Men’s Health Sheds, and they could provide a way to improve men’s physical and mental health.