Category Archives: Men’s Health

Does Your Prostate need a Steam Bath?

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

April 29, 2022

Nearly all men will experience an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH) in their lives. At some point, they will find themselves making constant trips to the bathroom, especially at night. And it may seem that urgency is required… but when you stand over the toilet you may only be able to dribble.

You see, a normal sized prostate is about the size of a golf ball. But over the years, it can become as large as a tennis ball. When this happens, it presses down on your urethra like a vice. This can cause all sorts of troubles when it comes to passing fluids from your bladder through to the toilet bowl.

As a result, up to 50% of men over the age of 50 – and up to 80% of men over the age of 80 – will experience urinary tract symptoms cause by BPH. Continue reading

7 Reasons Your Testosterone Levels are Plummeting

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

September 10, 2021

By the time we men hit our 30s, our testosterone levels naturally start declining. But over the past several decades, testosterone levels in the U.S. have been dropping more quickly than they did 30 years ago.

Since the late 1980’s, average levels of testosterone in men dropped by one percent each year. So a 65-year-old man in 2021 would have levels 30% lower than a 65-year-old man in 1991. These decreases don’t appear to be associated with lifestyle, so why the big decline?

Well, these days estrogen mimics, called xenoestrogens, are all over the place. These fake estrogens attach to certain cell receptor sites and displace testosterone. Over time they build up in your system and exert estrogen dominance in men. And you can find them almost everywhere. Continue reading

Why Everyone Needs a Good Roll in the Hay

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

July 5, 2021

Sex does a lot of good things for people.

Everyone needs to have the feeling that happens during climax – that dopamine release. This pleasure chemical is responsible for the euphoria and satisfaction that floods through the body during the “big event”.

But that wonderful feeling isn’t the only thing that happens. Continue reading

Put the Brakes on Muscle Loss

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

June 23, 2021

I’m sure you’ve noticed some huge changes in your body as the years go by.  Your muscle mass actually began to decrease by 3-8% per decade after you turned 30.  This rate speeds up even more after the age of 60.

There’s no doubt about it. As we humans grow older, we tend to lose muscle strength. The medical name for it is sarcopenia.

But what causes that loss? Continue reading

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

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Three Sure-Fire Ways to Reclaim Your Manhood

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