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Your Tools for Health, Issue #016 is here
August 01, 2006

My informational web site is geared to women. Is that because I don’t think men’s health issues are important? Not at all!

I do have a number of male clients and customers, however it’s the women in their lives who tend to bring them to the natural health options I can share with them. The wife brings her husband, a mother brings her son (even if he’s fully grown!). In fact, I’ve only had one male client who initiated coming…at the encouragement of my own husband and his wife did come with him.

So what about those guys in your life? Recently I was able to listen in on one of NSP’s educational calls that focused on men’s health. This issue of Tools for Health shares the tidbits I gleaned from the call and will give you ideas on how you can help those wonderful guys in your life support good health.

Jay Vanden Heuvel was the guest speaker for the call and is a powerful advocate for natural healing. He has a B.S. and a M.S. in natural health and a Ph.D. in holistic health sciences.

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July/August 2006............Issue #016

In This Issue

  • What’s the Difference?
  • Prostate Health
  • What You Can Do
  • Classes, online classes/chats, teleconference calls, etc.

NOTE: To receive the best results I recommend only high quality resources. Look for herbs, supplements, and other resources mentioned in Tools for Health at My NSP Natural Health Coach and Natural Health Coach for Women.

What's the Difference?

Besides the obvious,one of the first things to keep in mind is the fact that women, in general, tend to be more intuitive. They listen to their bodies and emotions more. Men lean more toward the visual. For them, seeing is believing. Men are also more interested in basic survival day to day instead of prevention.

I'm not trying to pigeon hole anyone. There is great diversity in each of us; however, there are general tendencies we do need to consider. On the flip side, as you'll see, many of the problems we deal with are the same for males and females…and they need to be dealt with in the same way.

Where hormones are concerned, men usually deal with testosterone issues while estrogen is often the focus for women. Testosterone makes up about 15% of hormones in women, and 80% in men. But estrogen dominance in men causes problems with both the breast tissue and the prostate gland.

Did you know that breast cancer in males is up 600%? That is not a type-o. 600%! This is an estrogen issue and needs to be dealt with accordingly. This means in the same protocol a woman would use should also be used by men.

Diets high in red meat, bad fats, and minimal fruits and vegetables add to this problem of excess estrogen. Xenoestrogens are another strong contributor to the problem, particularly where reproductive health is concerned.

Prostate Health

One organ that is unique to males is the prostate. Part of the glandular body system, the prostate sits directly under the bladder and surrounds the urethra. It is important to remember anything running through the bladder will affect prostate health, including coffee, chemicals from cigarettes, even too much chocolate, because those tissues are actually touching each other.

The prostate tends to affect the entire human body. Any time you are trying to rebuild any part of the body, if the prostate is clean, it helps. Keeping cellular structure healthy is aided by good prostate health.

According to Mr. Vanden Heuvel, if all males lived to be 100 they would all have some level of prostate cancer. So don't let those guys wait to take care of prostate health! The more they do today, the better off they'll be. Prevention is the key.

What You Can Do

  1. Colon, bladder, and body cleansing in general. Cleaning the bowel, as I mentioned earlier, in particular is very effective when trying to help with prostate issues.

  2. Have a prostate examination and check your PSA. PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) is a precursor or marker that if present may mean you have cancer specific to the prostate. It's a simple blood test specifically designed to find the antibodies. The best PSA is 0 no matter what they tell you!

  3. Exercise the prostate. The best exercise? According to Mr. Vanden Heuvel, that would be frequent s*ex. (The asterisk is in the word because email blockers might otherwise not let you receive this newsletter.) The second best exercise is to not ignore the urge to urinate.

  4. Helpful herbs and supplements:
    • Saw Palmetto – very effective in relieving bladder problems from enlarged prostate, spasms, and edema in Prostate. When swollen, the internal diameter swells shut and pinches the bladder so it's more difficult to empty the bladder … sometimes starting sometimes stopping. It inhibits dihydrotestosterone which is an antagonist to testosterone.

    • Flax Seed Oil – noted as early as 1941 for its benefits which include circulation, dry skin, fertility, brain, eyes, platelets. It helps with less frequent urination, sometimes frequent urination, more sexual enthusiasm and infertility.

    • Zinc – like putting lead in a mechanical pencil. Ejaculation causes a loss of a significant amount of zinc which is important for fertility and maintaining prostate shape. Note, at the time this newsletter is being written, the zinc is on sale. To find the best price for you, type the word zinc in the search box in the left column.

    • Red Root (Lymphomax) – for prostate discomfort

    • Ylang Ylang – for prostate and penis health in general. In peyronie's disease the shaft of penis deteriorates. Use directly on area with carrier oil to help circulation and internal penis tissue. Early though because damage can become permanent.

    • Men's Formula – Lycopene – great prostate enhancer and protector. If you don't know what to do for men's health, pick this one.

    • Ginko Biloba – blood flow to penis.

    • Water – A good reverse osmosis purifier is important in male health. Dehydration stresses prostate.

    • L-Arginine – increases circulation (watch for a new NSP product with L-Arginine) It is currently found in Blood Pressurex and X Action for Men.

    • DHEA-M – critical in manufacturing testosterone and balancing estrogen dominance. Increases fertility, virility, and energy.

Classes, online classes/chats, teleconference calls, etc.

Natural Health Connections currently offers two online classes/chats at the following times beginning in September:

Wednesdays, 3:00 PM Easter Standard Time

Simply sign in; you don’t need a password, just your name.

Thursdays, 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Again, simply sign in, you don’t need a password.

Reminders are sent to those who live in the local area about classes here. If you’d like to be on that list, reply to this email and we’ll be happy to add you.

Did you listen to the July NSP teleconference call? I always learn something new, and highly recommend this resource. As I said earlier, this issue of Tools for Health is based on my notes from a recent call.
Click on ‘Opportunity’ then click on ‘Events’ for the upcoming schedule of calls and other happenings.

Have a healthy day,

Teri Hayes
Certified Natural Health Consultant

Teri Hayes is a Certified Natural Health Consultant, Herb Specialist, and Certified Reflexologist

You can e-mail her by replying to this newsletter or visit her at Natural Health Coach for Women

The herbs and supplements she recommends to clients can be found using this link.

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