Aging and Men’s Health

The idea that aging is inevitable can be a difficult concept for many men to accept. Aging, from the male perspective, is frequently associated with loss of physical and mental function and vitality. The implied stigma that comes with aging often prevents men from dealing with important health issues associated with the process. The goal of this article is to dispel the idea that aging has to be a limiting factor and to shed light on some key health concerns for the 40-plus man.

As my father is in his mid-50s, I am personally witnessing the changes men face as we age. My father has always been vital and physically fit; however, his body is changing and with it, his perspective. Sports-related injuries have taken their toll on his mobility, and he has had to adopt new approaches to his overall health. If we examine aging from a holistic perspective, we can see important health considerations among mind, body, and spirit. read more

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Sleep Well Ways to Sleep Better

Rest, Relax, Unwind

Everyone has a favorite way to unwind. Spending some time each evening doing your favorite relaxing activity before bedtime may help you get in the mood for sleep.

Need some ideas? Try some of the relaxing items on this list.

  • A Warm Bath.

Increasing your body temperature before bed with warm, relaxing water may help set the stage for sleep.

  • Restful Tunes.

A study of older women revealed that listening to music at bedtime decreased the time it took them to fall asleep and also reduced the number of times they woke during the night. read more

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Food For Strong Bones

If you think brittle bones are just for old people, you’ve got a lot to bone up on. True, osteoporosis usually affects women after age 50, but bone mass starts to deplete in your 30s. If you’re a teenager, a grandmother or any age in between, a good diet will lower your chances of developing a weak and fragile skeleton. Strong bones take more than the occasional glass of milk. Here are foods that are surprisingly good for your skeleton…

A Few Ways To Go A Little Nuts:

Pre-measure a 1-ounce portion to take to work for an afternoon pick-me-up. Sprinkle a tablespoon or two onto your mixed green salad. Toss some with green beans or sautéed spinach. read more

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Parasites

Parasites should be an important part of every medical evaluation in cases of illness, especially digestive problems. Many parasites go undetected because they are not producing serious symptoms, or only produce symptoms at one stage in their lives. It is easy to attribute feeling ill to other causes because parasitic infections can look like a hundred other conditions.

Whether you are currently feeling sick or not, you may be harboring parasites. Most people are unaware that these organisms are living inside them. read more

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Steps To Healthy Aging

North Americans are living longer than ever before. Today, 46 million Americans and 5 million Canadians (about 16 percent and 17 percent of each country’s total population) are age 60 and older. Many of these older adults may not realize that aging doesn’t dictate a decline in health and quality of life. They can make a difference in their health by choosing a healthy lifestyle.

Studies show that eating well and staying physically active can help prevent or delay many diseases and disabilities. Older adults can live longer, more independently, and with greater satisfaction than ever before. read more

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Improve Hypertension with Diet, Supplements and Exercise

Of all the illnesses that make up cardiovascular diseases, (CVD)—such as heart attack, stroke, angina pectoris, atherosclerosis, and arteriosclerosis—high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is the most common. It is also a condition about which many North Americans are complacent.

This is a riddle. Hypertension may be common, and we may not worry about it, but it can be deadly. Hypertension can result in serious conditions such as kidney disease to traumatic and often tragic events such as stroke, heart attack, and even death. read more

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Detoxifying with Herbs

Just as many of us take time to clean out the clutter in our lives—go through the basement and closets—we should also acknowledge that every once in a while our bodies need help in facilitating the natural process of detoxification and elimination. The body is a self-cleaning mechanism via the liver, kidneys, urine, feces, breath, and sweat. Keeping our systems of elimination in a healthy condition can help improve and protect our health. Yet for many of us, our systems are overloaded and can use a bit more help. We can give our bodies the opportunity to let go of that which is not necessary—the feeling of sluggishness and the extra pounds gained. Although weight loss is not always a primary goal in detoxification, it can be one of the benefits as well as simply feeling lighter and fresher. A cleaner body can even enhance one’s ability to feel more creative, motivated, and energetic. read more

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Green Tea

Tea (Camellia sinensis) has a history of mythological proportions, no matter where in the world you look. In the West, the word Thea, which is Greek for “goddess,” gives tea its name. In the East, in China, a popular legend has Chinese emperor Shen Nung “discovering” tea when some leaves from a nearby tea bush blew into a pot of water he was boiling for drinking water. In India, ancient legend tells the tale of Siddhartha Guatma, the founder of Buddhism, despairing after falling asleep during meditation. He was so upset with himself that he ripped off his eyelids and threw them to the ground where they rooted and grew into the first tea plant, with the shape of its leaves resembling the eyelid. read more

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Digestive Problems

  • Digestive Disease is the #1 Health Issue in North America!
  • In The United States Alone, 50% of the Population Have a Colon Disease!
  • 7 Billion People Have Parasites!

These diseases, encompassing everything from hemorrhoids to colon cancer, result in more time lost—at work, school, and play—than any other health problem. They also appear to be occurring with much more frequency—while many of them were almost unheard of in our grandparents’ times, they are cropping up more and more and at an earlier and earlier age.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a common complaint: some 10 to 20 percent of the population experiences the diverse symptoms this syndrome causes. IBS goes by several different names. It is also called spastic colon, spastic bowel, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, colitis, intestinal neurosis, and functional bowel disease. read more

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AIM BarleyLife

AIM BarleyLife is the New and Improved BarleyGreen product by AIM International with a higher and richer nutritional value. It contains 2˝ times the beta carotene found in a an equivalent weight of raw carrots and about 25 times that found in an equivalent weight of raw broccoli. Beta carotene is an important antioxidant known to protect cells. It is implicated in cardiovascular health and is believed to have anti-cancer benefits.

BarleyLife also contains more than 7 times the calcium found in an equivalent weight of raw spinach and 15 times the calcium found in an equivalent weight of raw broccoli. Calcium is essential for bone development. In addition, AIM BarleyLife contains more of other essential vitamins and minerals, more amino acids, more enzymes—including peroxidase, a marker of freshness, and superoxide dismutase, a marker of antioxidant activity and a free-radical fighter—more antioxidants—including at least two powerful ones, lutonarin and saponarin—and more chlorophyll. read more

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