Men with low testosterone are at greater risk for a myriad of chronic diseases. In a perfect world, disease would result from dysfunction of easily adjusted individual factors. However, the reality is that the majority of chronic disease plaguing Americans is multi-factorial, and it is crucial to look at the whole picture. Men's Health Month is an excellent opportunity to discuss the health effects of low testosterone ("low T") and their implications for overall well-being.
Prostate cancer, and all cancer for that matter, can be prevented. While thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s certainly a genetic component to disease progression, the majority of our health outcomes are firmly within our control. Epigenetic (literally meaning Ã¢â‚¬Å“above the genesÃ¢â‚¬Â) research is beginning to elucidate what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve known in Naturopathic Medicine for years: health promoting choices lead to longer, healthier, and happier lives. Since we are in so many ways Ã¢â‚¬Å“what we eatÃ¢â‚¬Â, any rational approach to cancer prevention must start with health promoting nutritional choices.
Approximately 2.5 million men in the United States are living with prostate cancer. While we have some knowledge of what kind of diet may increase or decrease risk of getting prostate cancer, we know little about what effect food choices will have on these men once they do have cancer.
Prostate cancer (CaP) is a leading cancer among men. You may be familiar with the statistics, but what you probably don't know is that using naturopathic methods can increase the chances of better recovery among CaP sufferers and slow it progression.
Right up there with growing hair and playing basketball, urination can get more difficult for many men over 50. After first ruling out a serious diagnosis such as prostate cancer, conventional doctors often attribute this and other associated symptoms to an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Their solution typically involves prescription drugs or, in severe cases, surgery.