I thought to share this important debate on how we should pee now in hopes of offering some light relief form the 24-hours news cycle covering COVID-19. Do Real Men Stand or Sit to Pee? Recently, I was having breakfast with a brilliant Ayurvedic practitioner and friend, Kashaypa Fisher, and somehow we got on the
How Strong is Your Pelvic Floor? Pelvic floor exercises, better known as Kegels, are stereotyped as only for women, to help with urinary incontinence or strengthen the pelvic floor after giving birth. However, everyone should be paying attention to their pelvic floor health! For both men and women, not only is the science behind pelvic
Importance of Testosterone Did you know that testosterone is crucial for both men’s and women’s health? Read on to learn more! Testosterone Replacement in Men Sales of testosterone replacement drugs have surged more than 20-fold in response to studies linking low testosterone to a host of common maladies.5 Testosterone starts to decline in most men after 30, but accelerates
In 2008, the United States Services Task Force (USSTF) recommended discontinuing routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood testing to evaluate prostate health for men. (PSA is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland and the PSA test measures the level of PSA in a man’s blood.) The thinking was that what happens in the
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 32 seconds According to Ayurveda, the prostate is a pitta organ, which means it is prone to inflammation. Other pitta organs on the body are the skin, eyes, liver, stomach and the small intestines. Ayurveda says that if you eat a lot of hot or spicy foods, pitta can
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While men are lining up to get their testosterone injections, few doctors are testing their estrogen levels. Men with even slightly elevated estrogen levels double their risk of stroke, have increased risk of coronary artery disease (1), benign prostatic hypertrophy, and prostate cancer (2). As it turns out, it is incomplete to test only for
In Ayurveda this imbalance is classified as an imbalance of one of the three vital parts. These are head (sira), heart (hrydara) and pelvis (vasti). This disorder of the pelvis (vasti) is further classified into a type of disorder called Udavarta which means the reverse direction of vata. More specifically, the apana vata in the