Men's Health

Men's Health Awareness Month is dedicated to bringing awareness to a wide range of men's health issues. As we move away from November, let’s review some of the main health areas for men.

Get to the heart of the matter

At age 45, men’s risk of coronary heart disease ramps up—a decade sooner than women. Some of my favourite supplements to keep our tickers strong include:

  • Vitamins C and E
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Garlic
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids

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What are the benefits of l-arginine?

L-Arginine is an amino acid that is vital for the body to function properly. It is needed for protein production and is also used to support circulation.

It is produced in our bodies naturally, but it can also be found in our diet in red meat, fish, nuts and dairy.

In the body, L-Arginine is converted into a chemical called nitric oxide, which helps to enhance blood flow by widening blood vessels.

Men-tal Health

Some men may think it is unmanly to admit to such things as mental problems, while other men might be steeped in their own denial, and completely unaware of how their behaviours affect others. Adopting a proactive approach to health that prevents disease is fitting for the men who want to remain strong and avoid feeling vulnerable about their health trajectory.

Research shows that taking Vitamin D will not only benefit immune and bone health but also enhances brain chemistry especially in cases of seasonal affective disorder or winter blues. A good strategy around boosting mental wellbeing is to combine high strength Vitamin D with a good quality fish oil in liquid form as well as magnesium bisglycinate which is shown to support the nervous system.

Symptoms of Male Menopause

From the age of 40 through to the 70s, male testosterone levels gradually decrease. This decline is normal unless the levels drop suddenly or to a level below a normal range for one's age. If the latter occurs, a multitude of testosterone-deficiency symptoms can occur. These include fatigue, low libido, depression and other mood disturbances, loss of muscle tone and strength, increased body fat, accelerated loss of bone density, joint pain, poor memory and concentration, insomnia, elevated lipid levels, and erectile dysfunction.

A healthy diet with a concentration on whole foods is key to achieving good hormone balance and vitality. Consume foods rich in vitamin E such as wheat germ, leafy green vegetables, and whole grains. Excellent sources of zinc include pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, peas, meat, and seafood. Watercress leaves and sesame seeds are traditional libido-enhancers, so consider making these a regular part of your diet.

Avoid food that impairs hormone balance such as harmful fats found in margarine and refined vegetable oils.

A B complex supplement helps offset the effects of stress that can cause a host of symptoms including fatigue, depression, and poor memory. Take 100 mg daily.

Men, take control of your health and arm yourself with information for prevention!