We have tons of material written for women about handling menopause. What about men? Do men undergo a similar hormone related mid-life change? You Bet! It’s related to decreasing testosterone levels. Whether you call it MANopause, andropause, male menopause, or other unkind names, it is real and it may have more negative health implications than previously thought. The good news is that there are natural approaches to supporting your body and improving health related to andropause.
We know from mummies of ancient Egypt that chronic diseases like arthritis, heart disease and cancer were all around back then. Now we are living longer because we were able to solve the problem of infectious disease like pneumonia, and we are able to save people who get into accidents and other trauma. But it is clear that chronic diseases are on the rise not just because we are living long enough to get them. Why? Most experts agree that it is related to the chronic toxicities from both the environment we live in as well as the toxins we produce in our own body by consuming food that is all wrong on many levels. This leads to a chronically inflamed state and internal “corrosion” of cells as well as your very genes. A way to explain it is that we are rusting ourselves out. This is basically an oxidation process at the molecular level and so we talk about free radicals, reactive oxygen species and how to combat those using antioxidants in our diet and in supplements. So, is reducing chronic disease and retarding the aging process as simple as taking a fistful of antioxidants thinking more is better? If so, which ones are the “best”?
Menopause! A time of major transition for many and hell on wheels for some. It was so simple 10-15 years ago when we used to prescribe estrogen like it was water. It did help many, but was dangerous for some. We found that out through science, via a large study called the Women’s Health Initiative. It’s part of what I mean about Cureology’s mantra, “Truth Through Science”. Anyway, although estrogen may still be a reasonable alternative for SOME women, there are natural menopause health options available for every woman. I just wrote an article for Evitamins.com which talks about menopause, when it may hit and what to do….. Here’s the leadin and link..
It’s every teenager’s nightmare to have even a slight blemish on the face. Imagine this image then! It does not get easier in adulthood, although thankfully the hormonal changes that accelerate acne is lessened. But the key issue is the following. As UCLA dermatologist Dr. Jenny Kim says, “many people don’t realize it’s bacteria that cause acne. Some people say your face is dirty, you need to clean it more, scrub more, don’t eat chocolate, things like that. But really, it’s caused by bacteria and the oil inside the pore allows the bacteria to overpopulate.” Unfortunately antibiotics are overused, and hence the following problem as reported by NPR.
Breast cancer screening saves lives. There is no question about the fact that finding breast cancer earlier, leads to treatments that are less invasive and leads to a much better chance for cure. This is because an earlier diagnosis is hopefully associated with a cancer that has not yet spread through the blood stream or the lymphatic system. The problem is that some cancers are very aggressive at the cellular level and can spread even before the cancer tumor in the breast is smaller than a pea. Even at that size there are tens of millions of cells in the tumor that are trying to break free and spread. So, what is the best way to detect this as early as possible?