The penis is a barometer of male health. Since erectile dysfunction (ED) is closely linked to various forms of heart disease, failure to keep an erection may be a sign of an incoming cardiac event. STUDY DETAILS According to the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, conducted in 1994, erectile dysfunction is a common problem for aging… [Read More]

This morning David, my partner at XY Wellness, sent me this article from BBC news on how a guy, Henri Astier, in his mid-fifties cured himself of prostatitis with meditation. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recognized and defined recognized prostatitis as one of four syndromes as follows: I –  Acute bacterial prostatitis – typically… [Read More]

I spend much of my clinical time talking to patients about nutrition and helping them choose what to eat. As always, I challenge my knowledge to do better for my patients and my family. As of late, the conversation on eating has shifted a bit not only on the what to eat but also on when to eat. Here’s the deal; it… [Read More]

In honor of our good friend who recently died from a Heart Attack, I am writing a three-part series on how to prevent one: Part One: What is a heart attack and how it happens Part Two: Beyond Cholesterol – the blood markers to use to reduce your risk Part Three: Science-based lifestyle practices that… [Read More]

[image from Science Life, University of Chicago Medicine]   One of the challenges I have when working with a patient undergoing radiation for prostate cancer is whether or not to have them take dietary supplements. You see, radiation works by producing oxidative stress (free radicals) in an effort to kill cancerous cells. So, in theory,… [Read More]

This recent study shows low vitamin D levels associated with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in men, especially during the winter. STUDY DETAILS 457 patients in a prospective study Evaluation included medical history acquisition, physical examination and the completion of validated questionnaires, such as the IPSS, the Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS), and the International… [Read More]

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