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The Obesity Epidemic: It's a Guy Thing

By Erik Goldman

obesity-epidemic-in-men-smThe current obesity epidemic is really an epidemic among men, said John La Puma, MD, at Holistic Primary Care's fifth annual Heal Thy Practice conference in Long Beach earlier this month.Though the attention is most often focused on women, overweight is more common in men and has devastating long-term consequences.

 

Helping Men Get Proactive About Health: A Conversation with John La Puma, MD

By August West, Contributing Writer - Vol. 14, No. 3. Fall, 2013

It's no secret that women tend to be a lot more proactive about their health than men. Dr. John La Puma, author of the forthcoming book "Men Don't Diet, Men...Refuel" hopes to change this. HPC's August West caught up with the "Chef MD" and got his thoughts on how to engage more guys in prevention & self-care.

Lose Weight? You Bet! Men Excel in Weight Loss Wagers

By Erik Goldman
Weight loss wagers, the latest rage among big employers trying to cut health care costs, are proving to be an effective strategy for helping men get into better shape.

Putting PSA Testing in Perspective

By Erik Goldman
The recent Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation against routine Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening has a lot of guys pissing vinegar, with some calling the new report "a death sentence." More moderate voices call for recognition of the limits of PSA testing while cautioning against sweeping policy moves. Integrative Urologist Dr. Geo Espinosa sheds some light.

Military Veterans at 4-Fold Risk for Sleep Apnea

By Kauley Jones - Vol. 12, No. 3. Fall, 2011

Military veterans are at much higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea than the general population, yet the disorder often goes undiagnosed because many vets do not fit the stereotypical profile of the "classic" apnea patient: an overweight middle-aged male who snores. Pharyngometry, a new, inexpensive & non-invasive tool can improve diagnosis.

Could Genomic Testing Improve the Diagnosis of PTSD?

By Kenneth Blum, PhD - Vol. 12, No. 3. Fall, 2011
Why is it that some combatants develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), while others do not? Further, why is it that some individuals with PTSD develop drug abuse or impulsivity problems, while others do not? A new line of research suggests genetics may play a role...and may also hold the keys to better treatment.

Male Infertility Linked to Cell Phone EMF Exposure

By Alasdair Philips - Vol. 12, No. 2. Summer, 2011

Sperm counts in men worldwide have declined by half over the past 50 years and are continuing to fall. The trend has been particularly accelerated over the last decade, and a growing body of data point to EMF radiation from cell phones as a contributing factor.  The implications for "Generation Text" are serious. Alasdair Philips, a British electrical engineer, and director of Powerwatch UK, reviews the science & offers tips to minimize risk.

Life After Cancer: Regular Exercise Improves Survival, Reduces Recurrence

By Janet Gulland / Contributing Writer - Vol. 12, No. 1. Spring, 2011

Non-strenuous exercise can significantly improve survival and prevent recurrences in people recovering from colorectal cancer.

New Organization Promotes “Holistic Surveillance” of Prostate Cancer

By August West / Contributing Writer - Vol. 11, No. 4. Winter, 2010

The vast majority of men with prostate cancer do not need surgery, toxic drugs or other invasive treatments, according to Aaron Katz, MD, founder of the new Society of Integrative Oncology. He believes most can be safely treated for decades with dietary changes and intensive use of plant-based anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. The new organization’s prime goal is to educate doctors about the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical options.

Lycopene Has Health Benefits Beyond Prostate Cancer Prevention

By Stacey J. Bell, DSc, RD | Contributing Writer - Vol. 8, No. 2. Summer, 2007

A recent National Cancer Institute sponsored study has challenged the notion that increased lycopene consumption can prevent prostate cancer. But on closer analysis of the data, that conclusion is hardly written in stone. A wealth of other research shows that this valuable nutrient, found abundantly in tomatoes, can lower blood pressure, reduce cardiac events, and even protect against sunburn.

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