Men’s Health

Enhancing Fertility with Functional Medicine: Insights from the Peer-Review Literature

By Erik Goldman

Approximately 1 in 8 every couples in the US faces fertility challenges. And that’s a conservative estimate. As functional medicine practitioners, we could easily postulate that optimal fertility is even more fleeting for many more people, as are optimal maternal and neonatal health outcomes. Humans today face a daunting moment. In the industrialized world, fertility […]

Nitric Oxide: The Body’s Best Medicine

By Erik Goldman

Nitric Oxide (NO) has been the topic of over 140,000 research articles.  The pinnacle of accomplishment in this field was the Nobel Prize in Medicine given to three American scientists for their work in discovering the nitric oxide pathway.  Since then, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies have been scrambling to create new products that harness the […]

Standard Process Fuels Athlete’s “Impossible” Antarctic Dream

By Erik Goldman, Editor

On December 9, endurance athlete Colin O’Brady set out with five other intrepid men from Punta Arenas, Chile in a rowboat. Their objective? To cross the Drake Passage—the 600 miles of frigid, treacherous water separating Cape Horn from Antarctica. Standard Process, one of the nation’s leading nutraceutical companies, fueled this “impossible” expedition. 

CoQ10: A Valuable Ally for Male Fertility

By Kelly Kremnizer, Contributing Writer

CoEnzyme Q10 positively impacts all three of the basic semen parameters (morphology, concentration, motility) and seems to have the greatest overall effect on motility. The majority of clinical studies of Q10 in infertile males have indicated positive outcomes on semen parameters and/or pregnancy rates.

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. , 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.

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. , 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.