Men’s Health

Hey guys! Are you burned out and feeling overwhelmed with normal daily demands? Are you dealing with chronic joint pain or low energy so you don’t feel like exercising? We can help! Check out our prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma injections, neural prolotherapy and homeopathic injections. Is heartburn keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep?  We can help! Is you libido waning or are you having problems with performance? If so, read on!

Most guys think that aging means slowing down, but that isn’t true. In fact studies show that maintaining an active lifestyle throughout life improves personal happiness as well as health! In fact, life satisfaction surveys show that men have the following main goals:

• To feel good about their accomplishments and themselves
• To have adequate energy to be physically active
• To maintain a healthy appearance
• To have a healthy sex life
• To remain healthy enough to never become a burden on family and friends

We specialize in helping you obtain optimal health so these goals can be a reality!

Most often, men suffer from erectile dysfunction and getting up at night to use the restroom. They also battle abdominal fat gain, loss of muscle mass, enlarged breasts, insomnia, depression and fatigue. All of these complaints can be a result of insulin resistance (pre-diabetes), metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and hormonal imbalance, among others. That’s where we come in. We’re experts in determining the cause of the imbalance and we know how to help you get back on track. Below are additional causes that we consider.

Diet and Lifestyle Choices: Low fiber, high fat, high sugar diets and lack of exercise are always a key players in the development of hormonal imbalance and  dis-ease (hyphen intended).  Smoking, inactivity under stress (think video gaming), alcohol or recreational drug use, chronic stress and lack of time for sleep also contribute to poor performance and dis-ease. Most often, pharmaceutical drugs are prescribed to address the resultant symptoms of heartburn, hypertension, elevated blood lipids and/or pre-diabetes, rather than finding and eliminating their cause. Medications used for hypertiension, depression, pain and abdominal issues can lead to more hormonal imbalance, which can perpetuate these and more symptoms.

Genetic SNPs: Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can also be a factors contribuitng to various illnesses over time due to the liver’s inability to detoxify the body or regulate metabolic processes adequately. Environmental toxins and the body’s own waste chemicals can build-up in the body and cause metabolic dysfunction that includes the inability of insulin and other hormones to bind to cell receptors; elevated blood pressure; inflammation; lowered production of androgens (male hormones); and adrenal and thyroid imbalance. We test for genetic SNPs and evaluate your environmental toxin load and we know how to deal with them!

Chronic stress: Androgen production is severely lowered with long term stress. This causes issues with sleep and daytime energy as well as loss of interest in life. Stress can also lead to atherosclerotic plaque in the arteries, leading to hypertension, stroke and heart attack. Daily exercise and meditation are instrumental in reducing stress hormones. Stress also affects our blood pressure and our adrenal glands are key here, too. We know how to balance your adrenal hormones and keep you from getting burned out!

Hormonal Health: Below is a questionnaire that can help you evaluate your hormonal health.

1. Do you have a decrease in libido or sex drive?
2. Are your erections less strong?
3. Do you have a lack of energy?
4. Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance?
5. Have you lost weight or had changes in muscle mass?
6. Have you noticed a decreased “enjoyment of life”?
7. Are you sad and/or grumpy?
8. Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports?
9. Are you falling asleep after dinner?
10. Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance?

If you answered “yes” for question 1 and 2, and “yes” to 2–4 for all other items you may want to see one of the doctors at the Health and Healing Center. We’ll run the needed tests to help find and correct the imbalances. There are herbs and nutraceuticals that assist in correcting imbalance without side effects. We’ll also provide the information you need to help you balance your body so you aren’t dependent on outside help. It’s never too late to get your life back!