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Dave Foreman

Healthy Guidelines for Men's Health Month

by Dave Foreman
Volume 7, Issue 4
- Repair And Recovery
- Homeopathy May Be The Relief You Are Looking For
- Antioxidants For Serious Health Concerns
- Acne (And Other Acne Related Skin Issues)
- Arrhythmias
- Using Tonics To Improve Your Health
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
- Herbal Pharmacist Health Update
- Smart Weight Loss Options
- Allergy Relief Alternatives
- Focus: Women's Health
- Menopause Symptom Relief
- Focus: Men's Healths
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
- Antioxidants for Blood Sugar Control
- Bone Health 101
- The Basics for Healthy Eyes
- Uterine Fibroids (revisited)
- Wait Before You Cut!

- Holiday Travel Tips
- Time for a Tune Up
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Energy: Who needs more?
- PCOS-Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Heavy Legs
- Stay Hydrated this Summer
- Lower Back Problems-Sciatica
- Antioxidants for Cardiovascular Health
- Prostate Health: not just an old manís concern
- Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Fats? Good for you?
- Prostatitis
- Superfoods
- Timing your Training Supplements
- Juice Up Your Life with Superjuices
- Infant Corner-Homeopathy
- Foundational Health
- Top Toxins
- Fall Cleansing
- Heart Health
- Protein Recovery and Repair
- High Blood Pressure
- Tart Cherries
- Infant Corner: DHA
- Healthy Digestion: Is it possible?
- Holiday Gift Ideas
- Herbal Tea
- Tired, moody, canít sleep? It might be STRESS.
- Infant Corner: Healthy Digestion
- Healthy Aging
- Breast Cancer
- Get a Jump on the Winter Cold and Flu Season
- Children's Essentials: No-Guilt Popsicles
- Infant Corner: Breastfeeding - Energize Yourself
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Hot Health Tip: Swimmer's Ear
- Infant Corner: Teething
- Understanding Homeopathy
- Green Foods Supplements
- Amino Acids
- Dry Eyes
- Infant Corner: Diaper Rash
- Blood Sugar Control
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Blood Sugar Concerns & More
- Sciatic Issues?
- Separating Myths From The Facts About Probiotics
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Infant Corner: Cradle Cap
- Swine Flu and Flu Season Worries:
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Weight Loss
- Quick Tips For Hypertension
- New Year's Resolutions
- A Natural Approach to Ear Infections
- Unraveling The Vitamin D Story
- Infant Corner: Prenatal Care
- Protein-Hype Or Hope
- Drug-Nutrient Interactions
- PMS-Something New
- Guide To Designing Your Supplement Regimen
- Why Can't I Sleep?
- Infant Corner: Developmental Support
- Hints for a Clearer Complexion
- Dental Tips
- Infant Corner
- Breast Cancer
- Healthy Aging
- Infant health corner
- Immune Support
- Secrets of Healthy Fats Revealed
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 4
- Chia seeds part II
- Healthy fats revisited
- Prostate health
- Infant health corner
- Fish oil & coq10
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 3
- Quick Tips for Women
- Bone Health
- Skin Health
- Quick Tips for Men
- Quick Fix For Allergy Sufferers
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 2
- Beauty Sleep
- Eye Health
- Weight Loss
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You
- Holiday Digestion
- Winter Dry Skin Tips
- Alzheimer's Disease
- TMJ Syndrome
- Breast Cancer Facts
- Bone Health
- Healthy Aging
- Children's Supplements
- Chia Seed the new superfood
- Understanding Chromium
- Water perhaps the most critical nutrient
- Stress! Tips to relax
- Allergy Tips
- There's A New CoQ10 In Town
- Tired? Quick tips for getting your energy level up
- Fats: Good For You?
- Flu Season
- Go Away Aches & Pains
- Oh!!My Aching Back
- Ear Infections
- How Sporty Are You
- No Bones About It
- Nattokinase
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Fiber
- Skin Cancer
- Sleep Problems
- Specific Herbs For Men
- Cleansing
- Nails
- Probiotics
- Specific Herbs for Women
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Your Breath Stinks
- Blood Pressure
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS)
- Colorectal Cancer
- Uterine Fibroid
- The Eyes Have It
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Putting Out the Fire
- Solving America's Energy Crisis
- Natural Gum Care
- Jazz Up Your Life with Juice
- Natural Relief for SAD
- Immunity Know-How
- Stop Smoking!!
- Let's Talk About Irregularity
- Free Radicals
- Asthma
- Memory Problems
- L-Carnitine
- Men's Health
- Women's Health
- The Four Pillars of Great Health
- Blood Sugar Control
- Probiotics
- Supplement Interactions
- Are You Consumer Smart?
- Digestive Blues
- Taking Control of Stress
- Heart Health
- Pycnogenol®
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Greens
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Happy (and Healthy) Trails to You!

Dave Foreman, RPh, ND is a pharmacist, Naturopathic Doctor, author, television commentator, radio host and practitioner of natural living and holistic approaches to better health. His weekly radio program is broadcast throughout North America. Dave is currently a contributing columnist for Pharmacy Today magazine and several other natural health publications.

It’s only fair that since the month of May has Mother’s Day and Women’s Health Month, that the men should get their turn, too. June is our month, gentlemen! Not only does it bring Father’s Day (and my birthday), but also Men’s Health Month - and that means, of course, an article focusing on men’s health. Here we will discuss the foundational items, including general vitamins, prostate health, libido and heart health. Until women hit menopause, men are at higher risk for heart disease, and therefore I saw the need to include it in this article. Ladies, please understand that you can also use my recommendations for men regarding heart health.

The average male seems to not care about health until it is too late. The old saying about “pay me now or pay me later” is so appropriate in this case. I have a theory that the reason men seem to have more serious health issues than women (generally speaking, of course) is that men never seem to go to the doctor unless it is something serious. Women, on the other hand, go to the doctor yearly for their exams and therefore other health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, weight issues can be caught in the earlier (easier to treat) stages. I think it is time for men to take charge of their lives and be proactive about great health. So why not start with the “4 Pillars of Great Health”: Supplementation, Diet, Exercise and Mental Health. The dietary, physical and mental aspects are basically the same as we age, but the supplementation will change.

We men should start with a good multivitamin and mineral formula(MVI). In most cases, men want to steer clear of iron containing products. Unless you are advised by your physician, or give blood on a regular basis, this is always my recommendation. There are several vitamin lines (ex. New Chapter, Enzymatic Therapy, and Vitamin Shoppe Brand) available that specifically address the needs of men, depending on their age and specific needs. Many of these formulations will even include herbals to support prostate health.

Speaking of prostate health, this could be an article by itself. To keep it short and sweet, I will only include supplements that support a healthy prostate and not address the specifics of prostate cancer. Guess what, men? We are pretty much guaranteed to have an issue with our prostate at some point in our life. It is for this reason that I started supplementing my diet at the age of 35. Whether you have issues with frequent urination, getting up and down at night several times, difficulty in getting a urine stream going, or discomfort, I always recommend that you get a thorough exam to rule out anything more serious than Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), or Prostatitis. If you are having an issue with either of these conditions, or are just looking to support a healthy prostate, I recommend the same product I use: Prostate 5LX® (New Chapter). The combination of saw palmetto, green tea, urtica, ginger, selenium, rosemary and pumpkin seed oil covers it all, as far as I am concerned. I believe this formulation will help with prostate function, normalize urine flow, decrease inflammation, support health prostate cell growth and provide general benefit to the male genital-urinary system. What more could you want?

Talking about prostate health is a perfect lead-in to a brief discussion on libido issues in men. Libido in this case is different than ED (Erectile Dysfunction, to be discussed in a future newsletter). Libido issues can have many different causes, including: stress, fatigue, hormones, use of certain medications, and age. It is best to speak with you health care professional about the underlying causes so that you can properly address the issue.

Lastly, since I mentioned heart health as more of an issue long-term in men, the following are some easy recommendations (along with proper diet, exercise and mental attitude) that will support a healthy heart. I always start with fish oil (Coromega®) for heart health. The U.S Government, the American Heart Association and “The Herbal Pharmacist” all recommend a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids from fish to support a healthy cardiovascular system. Beyond the omega-3’s, I would consider the following nutrients to be part of a good heart health program:

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