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