Men's Health

  • Ibuprofen Negatively Impacts Fertility | Natural Health Blog
    2/1/2018
    According to new research, taking ibuprofen might be negatively impacting your fertility. Learn more...
  • The Art of Reading Tongues For Health | Natural Health Blog
    6/27/2017
    July 19th is Stick Out Your Tongue Day!  Let's celebrate by taking a closer look at the tongue from the standpoint of health. Learn the art of reading tongues. 
  • How To Have A Healthy Father's Day
    6/8/2017
    While some dads might be happy with a day off from chores and a chance to park themselves on the couch with a six-pack of beer, we’re here to suggest some healthier alternatives...
  • Improve Relationship Communication | Health Blog
    4/18/2017
    It’s vital to know how to communicate with your partner so that you’re not always in a state of conflict, or so that you can minimize the damage when disagreements do arise. Here are two highly effective methods that might ease the stress.
  • Health Benefits of Napping | Natural Health Blog
    3/13/2017
    Maybe the parts of the world that encourage a little afternoon snoozing have the right idea, especially when looking at certain health benefits. Read on to find out what daytime slumber can do for you.
  • 10 Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day | Natural Health Blog
    2/7/2017
    Tired of always going out to eat on Valentine's Day? Try these 10 alternative ways to celebrate Valentine's Day that don't build the waistline!
  • Six Tips For Super Bowl Diet Survival | Health Blog
    2/3/2017
    You can enjoy your Super Bowl party without undoing all the healthiness of the rest of your diet routine. Just plan ahead with a few simple do’s and don’ts.
  • Heath Benefits of Weekend Warriors | Health Blog
    1/21/2017
    According to recent research, weekend warriors really do get some of the same benefits as those who exercise every day.
  • Single Dads Have More Health Problems | Health Blog
    1/17/2017
    New research suggests that fathers raising their children alone are at higher risk for health problems than their peers who have a partner to share the family responsibilities.
  • TV Harms Your Fertility | Health Blog
    12/13/2016
    Home entertainment options nowadays make just about everything accessible on our televisions. Between on-demand cable services, subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu, and DVR recorders, we can watch almost anything our hearts desire for hours on end. And sometimes, that may be just what you’re in the mood to do after a long day at work or on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Of course you’re aware that binge watching TV isn’t the healthiest of activities in general, but now there’s a specific reason that you probably haven’t thought of.
  • Health Benefits of Beer? Natural Health Blog
    11/1/2016
    New research, out of Switzerland, concluded that beer makes you cheerier all around. Other studies show some real health benefits to beer.
  • Job Stress Leads to Diabetes | Natural Health Blog
    10/24/2016
    These are tough times that we live in, financially speaking. And now, worrying over losing your job appears to be linked to diabetes.
  • 5 Signs of Internet Addiction Disorder | Natural Health Blog
    10/18/2016
    Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) has finally reached the status of a mental health disorder. Now the problem is acknowledged, and the growing prevalence is causing some alarm.
  • No Health Benefits to Venting Anger | Natural Health Blog
    9/9/2016
    Catharsis is the release of strong or repressed emotions, whether is be crying or anger, for relief. But, is it really good for your health? Find out in this article...
  • Parkinson's Disease & Parkinsonism | Health Blog
    7/7/2016
    Rates of Parkinson's disease may have escalated in American men during the last several decades and--in a mind-boggling twist--a contributing factor might be their dropping rates of smoking.
  • Hearing Aids without Prescriptions | Natural Health Blog
    4/30/2016
    Hearing aids are expensive, but there may be an effective alternative.
  • Height and Weight Disadvantages | Health Blog
    3/24/2016
    Shorter men and heavier women may find themselves at a small but noticeable disadvantage when it comes to both education and income levels.
  • Distracted Driving Causes Accidents | Health Blog
    3/12/2016
    The risk of crashing a car is significantly higher if the driver is performing one of a number of distracting tasks or experiencing an emotional state that produces anger, sadness, agitation, or crying.
  • 3 Top Reasons Americans Die Young | Health Blog
    2/25/2016
    Deaths due to car accidents, drug overdoses, and gun violence are significant contributors to the gap in life expectancy rates between the U.S. and similar developed nations.
  • People Break New Years Resolutions -- Health Blog
    1/3/2016
    A recent study found that people actually buy more high-calorie foods at the supermarket between January and March than they do during other months of the year.
  • New Fathers Gain Weight | Children's Health Blog
    8/6/2015
    New dads frequently put on an average of about 4.4 pounds after having their first child.
  • Why Men Have Lower Life Expectancy | Health Blog
    7/23/2015
    The fact that women have a longer life expectancy than men is a relatively new phenomenon.
  • Virus to Cure Genetic Deafness | Health Blog
    7/21/2015
    Scientists successfully restored hearing to profoundly deaf lab mice using a virus, and they're hopeful that the discovery will lead to human treatments by 2025.
  • 7/6/2015
    What happens when testosterone and the adrenal hormones go awry--which begins happening as men and women enter their early 30's?
  • Birth Month as Disease Predictor | Natural Health Blog
    6/25/2015
    According to new research, your birth month might make a big difference in your health--and there might be real scientific reasons for it.
  • Independents Outlive Republicans & Dems | Natural Health Blog
    2/10/2015
    According to new research, certain areas of the political spectrum may be associated with an earlier mortality.
  • Making Health Goals as a Couple | Natural Health Blog
    2/7/2015
    Long time couples who team up in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle are more likely to achieve their goals than were those who attempt to do so individually.
  • Older Drivers More Dangerous When Texting
    1/13/2015
    As drivers get older, the risk of making certain errors on the road due to combining texting with driving increases greatly.
  • Smartphones Change the Brain Cortex | Health Blog
    1/10/2015
    According to new research, simply texting on a smartphone changes the complexion of certain regions of the brain.
  • prostate health benefits
    11/13/2014
    Researchers are making a pretty good case for the prostate health benefits of having more sex.
  • 3/25/2014
    aving excess weight around the midsection has been linked with serious disease, even in those with a normal body mass index.
  • map of Brazil from where Catuaba bark comes
    2/25/2014
    Catuaba bark is the most well known aphrodisiac plant in Brazil and has a long history of medicinal use. Its aphrodisiac properties were first discovered hundreds of years ago by the Tupi Indians of Brazil.
  • 10/29/2013
    Research has determined that men who exercise consistently are more likely to have a sperm count that is higher than average as compared to men who are not regular exercisers.
  • 9/24/2013
    Dips in estrogen may have a major influence on the weight men often put on in middle age, very similar to the effect they are known to have on women's bodies.
  • 8/24/2013
    Out the thousands and thousands of questions we've received over the last year, I've selected some that I think might be most interesting to share.
  • Men's health issues
    7/20/2013
    A new study has concluded that men with high levels of omega-3s have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer and of developing the most aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
  • Skin Health
    7/13/2013
    In our last newsletter, we explored the anatomy of the skin. In this issue, we'll discuss its physiology…and more particularly, some of the diseases and problems commonly associated with it.
  • 7/9/2013
    There is a high percentage of men with prostate cancer who are undergoing extensive, often very expensive, treatment when they have little risk of dying from the condition.
  • skin anatomy & Skin health
    6/29/2013
    Your skin is more than just a shrink wrap designed to cover your body. It is a major organ of transportation. It is your first line of defense And it serves as a canary in the coal mine. Let's first explore skin anatomy...
  • RLS: Men's Health Issues
    6/29/2013
    In a recent study, male RLS patients were determined to have a fatality rate that was a whopping 92 percent higher than men without RLS
  • kola nut benefits (bitter kola)
    6/28/2013
    You may be surprised to learn that the kola nut (aka kolanut) is the origin of the word “cola,” and the tree on which it grows is believed among some Nigerian tribes to be the first tree on earth. This nut is how the first cola recipe received its caffeine kick -- along with real coca leaves.
  • Balding men
    4/16/2013
    New research suggests that a man who is losing his hair appears to have a substantially greater risk of having a heart attack…and where that balding is taking place affects the degree of risk.
  • Lowered sperm count
    2/14/2013
    Everywhere on the planet, the quantity of men's sperm seems to be dropping steadily. And now a new study reveals what one of the culprits might be: too much television.
  • 11/29/2012
    New resarch has found that higher soda consumption in men with osteoarthritis of the knee, increases knee damage and the risk he faces that the condition will progress.
  • 8/28/2012
    A new study has found that increasing fertility may be one of the health benefits of walnuts. In fact, those volunteers in the nut group who had the poorest quality of sperm initially had the biggest gains in quality after eating walnuts for 12 weeks.
  • 8/25/2012
    A male contraceptive pill may be just around the corner. The drug works by making cells "forget" their function -- including cells that trigger sperm to mature. And it seems to work without reducing libido.  
  • Men's Health Topics
    7/31/2012
    Check out a variety of articles on men's health: what you need to know about prostate cancer, hormone balancing, sex drive, natural testosterone, impotence, and what you can do naturally for the top health issues affecting men today.
  • wifi & sperm motility
    2/14/2012
    A recent study has found a link between the wireless internet connection (wi-fi) on your computer and reduced sperm motility when the computer is operated close to the male genitals -- such as on the lap.
  • 1/26/2012
    According to the tallies, young men in a study thought about sex only 19 times a day, on average, far fewer than the 8000 times expected.
  • 1/12/2012
    New research has found that the U.K. was determined to be home to the highest number of obese women in all of Europe. But it still can't top the U.S.
  • 11/12/2011
    Using data compiled from 21,743 men and 24,608 women who took a self-assessment of their health status, the scientists discovered that binge eating was almost as big an issue for men as it is for women -- about two men for every three women.
  • 10/31/2011
    On October 12th, the researchers conducting the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial  published the results of their eight year investigation  by announcing that vitamin E supplementation not only does not help prevent prostate cancer; it actually increases your risk of getting it -- substantially. As it turns out, the study is based on false logic. It is sophistry. It is bad advice.
  • 10/29/2011
    A recent study out of the Harvard School of Public Health found that when men eat fatty, unhealthy food, their sperm lose the ability to move vigorously enough to make the journey all the way up the ovarian tube. A related study found that eating trans fats reduces sperm count. Added together, these facts seem to indicate that a junk food diet may lead men to male infertility.
  • 10/28/2011
    A recent study out of the Harvard School of Public Health, found that when men eat fatty, unhealthy food, their sperm lose the ability to move vigorously enough to make the journey all the way up the ovarian tube. A related study found that eating trans fats reduces sperm count. Added together, these facts seem to indicate that a junk food diet may lead men to male infertility.
  • 10/18/2011
    Between the ages of 20-29, testosterone levels drop for all men. Men without children have a 12 to 15 percent decrease in testosterone, while men with a baby between one month and a year old have a 30 percent decrease. Those with infants younger than one month old experience the greatest decline, with levels four to five times lower than men with no children and twice as low as fathers of older children.
  • 10/13/2011
    A recent study has found that a significant portion of men have sperm that is missing a protective protein. When not present, sperm have a much tougher time getting through the cervical mucus and past the immune system cells ready to attack foreign bodies.
  • 7/12/2011
    A new study has determined that there was a 55 percent increase in emergency room hospital visits for prescription drug-related suicide attempts in men between the ages of 21 and 34 from 2005 to 2009. The largest increase was shown to come from men taking antidepressants, which rose a whopping 155 percent among men 21 to 34.
  • 6/25/2011
    A study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston showed that regularly consuming six or more cups of coffee daily can reduce your risk of developing lethal prostate cancer by 60 percent. If that sounds like more coffee than you can handle in one day, drinking one to three cups a day provides some benefit too. That amount was associated with a 30 percent lower risk of fatal prostate cancer compared to those who don't drink coffee at all.
  • 6/14/2011
    A new study, just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, has found that even people who have no symptoms and no clue that they're carrying herpes can, nevertheless, spread the disease. People who have herpes but no symptoms shed the virus in genital secretions 10 percent of the days they are tested, meaning they can infect sexual partners on those days. In contrast, those who manifest active herpes symptoms “shed" the virus about 20 percent of the time.  Explore what immune system boosters help if you have herpes (HSV-2).
  • 5/5/2011
    A new study has shown that approximately half of all adult men are infected with HPV. The participants were residents of the United States, Brazil, and Mexico, and the mean age among them was 32 years old. The rates of HPV infection discovered were high in men of every age. The findings also showed that the immune systems of older men were typically able to clear up HPV infections faster than those in younger men. And, unsurprisingly, certain strains of HPV that can cause cancer were highest in men with more than one sexual partner at a time.
  • 4/21/2011
    Researchers genetically altered mice so they overproduced a stress hormone called "corticotrophin-releasing factor," or "CRF." In reaction to the increased stress, the mice turned gray and lost hair. But then, the scientists injected the mice with a mellow-out compound called astressin-B, which blocked production of the stress hormone. To the great surprise of the research team, one of the side effects was that the mice grew back their missing fur. The take-home message here is that stress and hair-loss can go hand-in-hand, and so reducing stress may be key in reducing hair loss.
  • skipping prostate screening test
    4/16/2011
    Last year, the American Cancer Society revised its recommendations about prostate cancer screening. They changed from advising men 40 and over to get a regular check-up to a more cautious suggestion of discussing your risk level with your doctor to determine whether an exam is warranted. Now, there is further research backing up the determination that prostate cancer screenings can potentially be more harmful than helpful.
  • 3/19/2011
    A recent study conducted at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center found that men who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) on a regular basis are 38 percent more likely to have erection difficulties than their counterparts who rarely or never use these drugs.  This was not the result the researchers expected, as ED is believed to be a result of inflammation.  Read on for natural alternatives to NSAIDs to prevent erectile dysfunction with this natural health blog!
  • 3/10/2011
    A UK study has found a 40 percent increase in men who no longer want to have sex with their partners -- and the study authors point to internet porn as a major factor. In a separate study, French researcher Serge Stoleru found that young men who overindulged in viewing porn had considerably diminished sexual responsiveness.  Has social media begun to replace our need for human contact?  Learn more with this natural health blog!
  • 3/1/2011
    Recent research has found that antioxidants may hinder female fertility. The researchers fed antioxidants directly to the ovaries of female mice, and to their surprise, discovered that the ovaries of the affected mice produced very few eggs, and those eggs that did get produced had little viability. Learn more about antioxidant dietary supplements and fertility with this natural health blog!
  • 1/25/2011
    Scientists in England are creating a method of STD testing that can be conducted over your cell phone and the diagnosis only takes between five and 15 minutes. Understand more about this new cellular STD testing device with this natural health blog!
  • 1/21/2011
    Forward-thinking scientists in England at St. George's University of London are creating a method of STD testing.  This device, approximately the same size as a USB chip, is put into contact with the user's urine or saliva and then connected to a cell phone or computer.  If it is positive, the readout tells the user whether it they have contracted an STD, which one it is, and what to do for treatment.  Listen to this health podcast for more in depth information about protecting your sexual health with this new digital gadgetry!
  • 1/6/2011
    Men who have high levels of BPA n their urine experience lower sperm quality than men without much BPA in their systems.
  • 11/16/2010
    Less than half of the Viagra (sildenafil) currently being prescribed for men is actually working.
  • 5/11/2010
    The annual bill for PSA screening in the U.S. is $3 billion, even though the test “is hardly more effective than a coin toss.” Learn more about healthy PSA levels, prostate tumors, prostate cancers and whether PSA testing will become mandatory for cancer prevention.
  • 5/7/2010
    The annual bill for PSA screening in the U.S. is $3 billion, even though the test "is hardly more effective than a coin toss."  Learn the truth about PSA testing, what tests will give you more accurate results concerning your prostate health, and about alternative cancer therapies with this health podcast.
  • 2/18/2010
    About 40 percent of all men suffer from a condition known as gynecomastia -- male breasts. Discover what can be done naturally to rebalance hormones instead of going through surgery.
  • 1/28/2010
    A recent study found that testosterone levels dip in men on the losing side of an election, is there really a correlation between hormonal shifts and winning or losing?
  • 11/21/2009
    According to a study just published in the journal Human Reproduction, BPA, at least at high doses, causes erectile dysfunction and significant sexual problems in men.
  • 10/3/2009
    According to a study by researchers at the University of New Mexico, intelligence correlates to healthy sperm.
  • 10/2/2009
    With some clever marketing by a big pharmaceutical company, the medical community and the FDA are convinced young boys need to take the Gardasil vaccine, but how safe is it really? Listen while Jon Barron uncovers the truth.
  • 2/19/2009
    A new study from Brookhaven National Laboratory has found that although men can control their brain's response to food, women can't.
  • 11/1/2008
    New research out of the University of Oxford in England has confirmed a strong link between eating meat and dairy and the development of prostate cancer.
  • 9/13/2008
    Studies have shown that older men stand a higher chance of fathering babies with autism, dwarfism, and schizophrenia.
  • 8/19/2008
    A recent study at the Harvard School of Public Health found that eating even moderate amounts of soy significantly reduces male sperm count.
  • 7/12/2008
    A new study out of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey on early-stage prostate cancer found that hormone therapy treatment did nothing at all to prolong survival.
  • 6/4/2007
    The results of a new study just announced at a meeting of the Amerian Society of Clinical Oncology concluded that flaxseed supplementation significantly reduced cancer cell proliferation rates in men with prostate cancer.
  • 4/17/2007
    An estimated 5.1 million people in the United States suffer from gout, and it is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men. Gout affects approximately 3 times as many men as women, and men are more likely than women to have gout at all ages.
  • 10/19/2006
    According to a study published earlier this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the consumption of cola soft drinks is associated with significantly lower bone mineral density.
  • 10/12/2006
    Gynecomastia, male breast enlargement, results from an altered estrogen-androgen balance. Surprisingly, it is quite common in men, being present in 30% to 50% of healthy men.
  • 10/7/2006
    Understand how natural health can help prevent prostate cancer with things like quercetin, citrus pectin, AHCC and cesium chloride.
  • 1/2/2006
    Could there really be a direct relationship between the male brain and his private parts? In this newsletter, Jon also shares a quick and effective intestinal detox program.
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