3 Tips for Optimal Prostate Health & Function

Getting personal about the health of your Prostate Gland.

Ok fellas – nothing scary, no examination, just a talk – so relax!

The Prostate gland in men, is about the size and shape of a walnut, but tends to get bigger as you get older (Remember, we’re still just talking about your Prostate Gland!) and over a third of all men over 50 years of age will have some symptoms of prostate enlargement.

By the way – prostate enlargement isn’t caused by cancer and it doesn’t increase your risk of developing prostate cancer and is medically termed ‘Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia‘ or BPH. Medicine generally states that the cause of this growth is unknown.

However ‘unknown’ the cause may be to medicine – when guys follow the Savvy 1-2-3 Philosophy, they often find a decrease in symptoms of poor prostate health and BPH.

The main problems that affect the Prostate are:

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11 Ways To Boost Testosterone & Sex Drive Naturally ~ Men, Let’s Talk About Sex . . .

Let’s talk about SEX!!

Now that I have your attention, in this post we’ll look at some issues surrounding Men’s health and hormonal imbalance that can lead to lowered testosterone, lowered libido, lowered sperm count and even erectile dysfunction.

This post probably needs a ‘companion post’ all about libido in women . . . but that’s a little more complicated (pun intended). While testosterone is not the whole story, it does play a leading role in lowered sex drive in men, however for women – desire stems from a much more complicated set of hormonal and emotional interactions.

So Men . . . do you find yourself too busy, too tired, or too distracted for sex? Or does your drive just not seem to be there like it used to be?

Unfortunately, modern life isn’t friendly to a man’s libido.

Challenges to a healthy sex drive are many: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal exhaustion, poor nutrition, prescription medications, too much stress, and too little sleep and even ‘technology’. Yes, too many blokes ‘zap their crown jewels’ with mobile phones and laptops, by not understanding the effects of electromagnetic fields on the body.

11 Ways To Boost Testosterone & Sex Drive Naturally . . .

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7 Steps for Healthier Heart

7 Steps for a Healthier Heart!

 

One Australian dies every 12 minutes from it.

It’s the most costly disease for our healthcare system costing $1.8 Billion for medications alone in 2012. It’s the leading cause of death . . . and yet it’s largely preventable!

It’s Cardiovascular Disease!

Recently I was invited to speak to a group about the topic of ‘Heart Health’ and Cardiovascular Disease. It’s certainly a topic that I’ve had a keen interest in understanding, since I’ve had family members succumb to the effects of poor cardiovascular health.

Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, (plus most developed countries) and in addition it is a major cause of disability. According to the National Heart Foundation, CVD is responsible for 11% of direct healthcare expenditure with the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme paying out $1.8 Billion in medications for CVD in 2012 (21% of total benefits that year).

So it’s a very costly disease for the healthcare system and a deadly one at that.

So what can you actively do to stack the odds in your favour?

Well, here’s 7 Steps to get to started . . . 

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The Silent Health Saboteur

Surely if there’s an underlying cause of our widespread weariness, we should know about it?

“The reason doctors don’t flag it is because they’re taught in medical school that the adrenal glands are either working perfectly well or not working at all, which is a condition called Addison’s disease,” explains Dr Peter Dobie,  integrative GP and adrenal fatigue specialist. “However, an increasing number of doctors, myself included, believe there’s a grey area or intermediate zone of adrenal function where the adrenals are working, but not as well as they should be.

The adrenal glands produce around 50 different hormones, which influence everything from how we handle stress to our metabolism, inflammatory response, blood glucose levels, blood pressure and our fluid and electrolyte balance.

The adrenal glands have fundamental functions in the body and are primary to our immune system function, our reproductive function and even our neurological system. If they become exhausted, it can initiate a domino effect where many other systems start to go down,” explains Dr Sherrill Sellman.

Dr Sherrill Sellman naturopath and women’s natural health expert, is author of ‘Hormone Heresy: What Women Must Know About Their Hormones’, and ‘What Women MUST Know To Protect Their Daughters From Breast Cancer’. Dr Sellman will be visiting South East Queensland and we are hosting TWO events, one at the end of july and first week in August, so make you get along to hear her talk on all things hormonal, male and female. DOWNLOAD this flyer for more details.

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Does Death Begin In The Colon?

My original exposure to the warning that “Death begins in the colon” and the further investigation of it that I undertook, came after hearing if from Dr. Bernard Jensen, D.C. who, in some circles, is referred to as the “Father of Colonics”. But the term has also been ascribed to physicians in ancient Egypt, and said to be espoused by Hippocrates, the apparent father of modern medicine, whose teachings link many illnesses to problems with the digestive tract, and the lack of optimal functioning of the body.

If not death, then perhaps at least disease and ill health might have a lot to do with the much overlooked function and health of the digestive tract. And the way to achieve that simply and effectively, does depend on the Savvy Team’s three-step process. The strategy of optimising nutrient intake while minimising toxins is also the central focus of the Savvy Team.

The Savvy Team point to the research showing that these days, children, and especially those coming from families with a history of “brain-immuno-gut disorders”, are also being affected with paediatric disorders such as ADHD, Asthma, allergies, autism, chronic illness, depression, learning and language delay, and digestive and behavioural disorders. All of these conditions are now proven to be triggered by toxins, malnutrition and infections as well as inflammatory conditions and stress. While their diets may be ‘good’, they are almost always found to be low in nutrition. (more…)

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