Category Archives: Men’s Health

5 Myths About Testosterone Cleared Up

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

October 26, 2020

The causes of health problems aren’t always obvious. I know this more than most people.

That’s because – as a functional medicine doctor – I’m trained to look deep into every issue.  I talk with my patients, learn about their diet and lifestyle, and avoid looking for easy fixes at the bottom of a pill bottle.

So, when I have men come into my office with bedroom issues, I don’t always go with the obvious solution.  Many of these fellas think there must be something wrong with their testosterone levels. Continue reading

Common Heart Drug Zaps Testosterone

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

August 5, 2020

If you read my recent article about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), you know it’s not a magic fix.

In fact, most problems with bedroom performance can actually be traced back to heart disease rather than testosterone deficiency.  And using TRT actually increases your risk of cardiac disease.

It’s bad news all the way around. Continue reading

Bedroom Problems Aren’t Always Testosterone Problems

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

July 29, 2020

Will testosterone replacement therapy fix your bedroom issues? A lot of men who visit my office sure seem to think so.

They come in thinking it will help their performance issues – even when they have no idea of their actual testosterone levels.

Well guess what? Continue reading

Men: Is Your Bladder Running Your Life?

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

July 24, 2020

I’ve had a number of men come into my office over the years complaining about the constant urge to pee.

They usually suspect prostate problems. And, in some cases, they’re right.

But many other men are suffering from something much simpler… an overactive bladder. Continue reading

Simple Trick Makes Your Veggies Healthier

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

March 11, 2020

Let me tell you about my nightly dinners…

Walking into my home, you’ll hear some upbeat music from an artist like Caro Emerald drifting from my stereo system.

Then, you’ll enter my kitchen. It’s a cheerful place with warm colors and everything neatly organized. Continue reading

Three Sure-Fire Ways to Reclaim Your Manhood

regain power, strength, success, manhood, lower estrogen, raise testosterone level

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

October 28, 2019

Ever heard about the boiling frog experiment?

Here’s how it goes…

Put a frog in a beaker of very hot water and he’ll jump out right away. Put him in cold water – with a candle slowly warming the glass – and he’ll sit there happily until he’s boiled alive.

Cruel, I know.

But men these days are a bit like the frog in warming water… Continue reading

Forget Testosterone Therapy. This is Better.

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

April 17, 2019

I don’t think a single week goes by without two or three male patients asking me to write them a prescription for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

And I have to admit. The commercials for male hormone replacement are tantalizing.

They dazzle the viewer with images of male strength, virility, lean muscle and attractive women.

Even I want to be THAT GUY! Continue reading

At Risk for Prostate Cancer? Don’t Castrate Yourself Just Yet.

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

April 5, 2019

Unless I have a male patient who is at high risk of prostate cancer, I don’t recommend PSA testing.

First and foremost, PSA is not a test for prostate cancer. It doesn’t say “Yes, you have it.” It doesn’t say “No, you don’t have it.”

All the test can do is measure levels of prostate-specific antigen a protein made by the prostate gland. And there are any number of non-cancerous reasons you might have high PSA levels. Continue reading

Male Menopause: Myth or Reality?

Male Menopause

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

October 15, 2018

  • The difference between low testosterone and male menopause
  • Is low T a lifestyle choice?
  • Grab control of the hormone that makes you manly

There’s a good reason guys are so crazy about girls when they’re in their teens and twenties. At these ages, testosterone levels are practically raging out of control. But once you hit 30, levels begin to drop by as much as 2% each year.

This makes male menopause a very real threat to aging men. (You might also hear this condition referred to as andropause or hypogonadism.)

But these days, I notice more and more guys in their 30s and 40s coming into my office with symptoms of andropause. They complain that their libido is on permanent vacation. They can’t keep the action going in the bedroom. Their energy levels are low and they’re moodier than they’ve ever been in their life.

This clearly isn’t a result of age-related testosterone loss. So what could be behind this anomaly? Continue reading

MEN: Did You Know PSA Doesn’t Actually Test for Cancer?

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

October 1, 2018

  • The PSA controversy and what you must know
  • PSA doesn’t actually test for cancer
  • Eat your way to a healthy prostate

The never-ending debate over the virtues of PSA screenings is enough to make any man crazy.

For years and years it was considered the most important test for men’s health. In fact, if you’re in your 50s or 60s I’ll bet you’ve undergone numerous PSA screenings.

But over time, controversy struck. Analysts, scientists, researchers and other experts discovered a problem with PSA testing. Continue reading