Fish Nutrition: Is Fish Always the Healthiest Choice?
Fish is a great source of protein, with low amounts of saturated fat and high amounts of heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Indeed, certain species are nearly perfect health foods.
American Heart Association Recommendations
The American Heart Association recommends eating fish, especially fish high in omega-3 fats, at least two times (two servings) per week.1 Fish high in omega-3 fats include salmon, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines, and albacore tuna.
Best Fishes for read more
Your abdominal muscles consist of 3 major muscle groups and 4 distinct areas: the upper abs, lower abs, obliques, and transversus abs. Any complete ab workout works all of these abdominal muscle groups. The following basic ab workouts for men consist of four exercises to target these four distinct areas. The more advanced ab routines add a combination abdominal exercise that works multiple muscle groups at the same time.
Just like with any other training routine, your body adapts to your current abdominal workout. read more
Do you typically have difficulty falling or staying asleep? Do you typically experience difficulty sleeping? If you answered “YES” to either of these questions, you may suffer from insomnia, and you are not alone.1
Nearly 1 in 3 men suffer from insomnia, which seriously hurts them physically and mentally. Sure, everyone occasionally has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, but chronic insomnia results in poor physical and mental recovery.
Most men try to cope with the sleep deprivation caused by insomnia by read more
Oral preparations of testosterone come in a pill form and are ingested. However, there is currently no oral testosterone form approved by the FDA for use in the United States. Therefore, orally available testosterone has no place in testosterone replacement therapy in the US. Most oral forms available on the underground market may cause significant liver damage and should be avoided. The reason that this form of testosterone read more
There is an assortment of low testosterone treatment options for men with low testosterone. These options are known as testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT. Potential types of testosterone include transdermal gels, oral lozenges, implantable pellets, and injectable testosterone. Several factors can be used to determine the best available replacement option for each individual. These factors include cost, insurance coverage, convenience, ease of administration, and potential negative side effects. Before read more
Unfortunately, as men age, total and free testosterone decline. Worse yet, these declines have been associated with unwanted physical changes such as increased abdominal fat and decreased muscle mass.1-4 Low levels have also been associated with low libido, low energy, and depression.5
Fortunately, certain healthy lifestyle choices, such as exercise and proper diet, may actually increase testosterone naturally. At the very least read more
Androgen deficiency is a relatively common problem in older men. It is also thought to be responsible for many symptoms once considered to be the result of normal aging. About 1 in 5 older men have a total testosterone level that falls below the normal range. (See Testosterone Levels By Age).
However, many men, even those in the lower end of the normal range, still suffer from problems associated with low read more
The two basic types of cholesterol with which we are concerned with are LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol (BAD cholesterol) causes plaque build up on the inside walls of arteries. Over time, this plaque buildup leads to coronary artery disease.1 HDL cholesterol (GOOD cholesterol) removes LDL cholesterol from the blood. HDL cholesterol prevents plaque build up. Thus, it protects against coronary artery read more
A great deal of confusion currently exists regarding the proper use and protection provided by sunscreens. In 2012, the FDA revised its labeling requirements in an attempt to alleviate some of the confusion.
Sunscreens must contain an active ingredient that stops UV radiation from reaching the skin.1 “Chemical” sunscreens contain an active ingredient that absorbs UV radiation, while “physical” sunscreens contain an read more
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Introduction1
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a difficult disorder for physicians and for patients because symptoms occur in the absence of definite intestinal pathology. What this basically means is that patients have symptoms of GI upset, cramping, diarrhea, and/or constipation but physicians don’t have anything specifically to treat. Additionally, the cause remains unknown. read more