Erectile dysfunction (ED) has many causes, but research has shown that obesity, hypertension (HTN), diabetes, stress, and anxiety have all been linked to ED. Our diets are filled with processed foods that are high in sodium and sugar and lack many vital nutrients. The food we ingest and our lifestyle choices affect ED and our …Continue Reading
Is plastic in tea impacting your testosterone and fertility?
A new study from McGill University in Canada showed that some plastic tea bags release small particles called microplastics when they are steeped into hot water. In fact, after looking at four commercial teabags in 200 degree Fahrenheit water, the researchers found 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 billion nanoplastics. At this point, we do not …Continue Reading
Does Intermittent Fasting Work?
Every year there seems to be a new fad diet that everyone swears by, and tons of people try it – some with success and some without. This year the diet craze seems to be focused on intermittent fasting, or time-restricted eating. The Wall Street Journal just published an article supporting the benefits of this …Continue Reading
It’s Not Just Carbs in Our Cereal
As most people know, there are chemicals and pesticides in our environment and in the food we eat. There is an ongoing debate about the safety of many of these chemicals and what is an acceptable level for human consumption. One pesticide that has been heavily researched is glyphosphate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup …Continue Reading
Water Bottles & Low Testosterone
We need to drink water to survive. In fact, our bodies are approximately 60% water, and every cell in our body uses it. Water regulates temperature, removes waste, aids in digestion, and prevents dehydration. Without it, we could not digest and absorb our vitamins and minerals, yet most of us don’t drink enough daily. In …Continue Reading
Can sperm count be related to your diet?
Today, we often forget (or ignore) how food affects our health. Food is fuel and there is something to the adage, “you are what you eat.” Our food provides important vitamins, minerals and nutrients which are needed for our bodily processes to work correctly. Food intake has been linked to chronic diseases such as obesity, …Continue Reading
Prolonged Sitting Counteracts Benefits of Exercise
Most people know that exercise is important for their health. Exercise has been shown to help with weight loss, improve mood, build and maintain strong bones and muscles, increase energy, and decrease the risk of chronic disease. As a result, many of us make it a point to get to the gym or engage in …Continue Reading
Don’t Overlook Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin with many roles in the body related to bone health, immune support, and inflammation reduction. Some studies show it may have a role in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and with sexual function. Vitamin D is now routinely tested with blood workups, and about 50% of the population …Continue Reading
Processed Food May Cause Obesity
Today we are surrounded by many processed food options that line the shelves of our grocery stores. These foods are often cheaper, more convenient, and attractive to those with limited time and cooking skills. Generally, the average American knows that eating fresh, whole foods is better than eating processed foods, yet they continue to rely …Continue Reading