Male Health & Virility!
Male health and virility are both sides of the same coin. Men have specific dietary, supplement and exercise needs which must be met for optimal health.
Dr. Al Sears has written an informative male health guide called
The 12 Secrets to Virility
, where he covers the full range of men's health optimization.
Let's go over the essentials:
Male Dietary Needs
The nutritional plan for men is a higher fat, adequate protein and low carbohydrate diet as outlined in the
. Follow these guidelines:
* Your main protein sources should be red meat, eggs, milk and cheese along with their natural fats. These foods provide complete proteins and fats which are absolutely necessary for muscular development and hormone production.
* Consume high-quality protein at every meal.
* Carbohydrates should be limited to raw fruits, leafy green vegetables such as kale and spinach and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower. Starches from potatoes, rice, and grains should be strictly limited.
* Avoid the foods marked in red on
as they are the worst foods due to their high levels of estrogen compounds. The phyto-estrogens in these foods wreak havoc in the male hormonal system causing many disease conditions including prostate problems.
Male Supplement Needs
Together with proper nutrition, men also require specialized health supplements to combat conditions such as
. An enlarged prostate and prostate cancer are two of the most common male diseases which are driven by the dominance of estrogen over testosterone and progesterone (the happy hormones!).
Every man should be taking a professional quality multi-nutrient supplement such as
Total Balance for Men
, which contains a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, co-factors, specialty nutrients, herbal extracts, and anti-aging compounds to supply the precise needs of the male body. In addition to all the above, there are specific nutrients to promote prostate health and to naturally increase testosterone levels.
In addition to this, a specific male formula such as
may be taken daily for increased prostate support, testosterone boosting and libido enhancement. It contains potent doses of specialty nutrients believed to help reduce an enlarged prostate and protect against prostate cancer such as Grape Seed Extract, Green Tea Extract, Quercetin, Beta Sitosterol and Saw Palmetto…PLUS other actives such as Epimedium Brevicornum, Damiana and Tribulus Terrestris to help naturally raise testosterone levels and libido.
This is especially important for men over the age of thirty five, since the chemical toxins in our environments are estrogen mimics (xenoestrogens) and together with the estrogenic foods listed above, serve to cause the feminization of males at an ever earlier age.
Increased levels of Testosterone and Progesterone result in:
* Elevated mood
* Increased mental and physical drive (from increasing the size of the medial amygdala)
* greater libido
* younger looking skin
* maintaining and building musculature (especially during the 50’s when men loose 10% muscle mass per year until by 60 they are at minimal muscle mass to move about)!
* maintaining bone density
* increased fertility
* decreasing body fat
In other words it makes an older man younger again!
Another optional supplement for men to take is magnesium. A sufficient amount is already contained in
, but extra magnesium is recommended if you wish to improve your blood circulation and relax your muscles. An inexpensive way to buy magnesium is as magnesium citrate sold in drug stores as a laxative. A typical dose would be one tablespoon per day. Magnesium is important for regularity as well as for heart, muscle health and erectile function.
Male Exercise Needs
The final male health enhancer is obtained from exercise. The two types required are strength training such as
as well as special exercises to energize the glands and organs of the body. These
will act as a natural whole-body tonic and activate the male gonads as one advances into old age. In addition, these types of exercise serves to increase vitamin T (testosterone) and growth hormone production whereas aerobic workouts will do just the opposite. So, if you want to increase and preserve your male energy you must do less cardio and more strength/rejuvenation training.
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