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