A diet high in fiber is important for overall health. Why? Foods containing fiber slow carbohydrate digestion, minimizing surges in blood glucose. As discussed in the CARBOHYDRATES article, simple carbohydrates are digested quickly by the body and cause blood sugar levels to rapidly rise and then rapidly fall, progressively harming the body over time. Excessive consumption of simple, refined read more
The major upper body muscles include the chest, shoulder, bicep, tricep, trap, lat, and the middle and lower back muscles. Each major muscle group is illustrated below. To find specific exercises for each muscle group, check out EMG's library of 100+ HD Exercise Videos, or select a specific link.
Back Exercises for MenBicep Exercises for Menread more
Reproductive and urinary problems increase in prevalence with aging. With the length of life expectancy in the US, most men will probably be affected by such a problem during their lifetime.
The most common reproductive and urinary problems include prostate cancer, benign prostate hyperplasia, erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory disorders, and urinary incontinence. While many men find these issues embarrassing, understanding these problems and addressing them with a physician can greatly help in their diagnosis, treatment, and read more
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is easily one of the most popular supplements in the US. Its popularity stems from claims that supplementation with DHEA slows down aging, increases energy, increases muscular strength, boosts immunity, and decreases body weight.
Below is an overview of DHEA and what science and the medical community actually knows about its supplementation. Read on to learn exactly what it is, what it does, and why people use it as a supplement. Also, learn about DHEA and aging and the proof for and against supplementation.
What Is Dehydroepiandrosterone?
Growth hormone secretion drops significantly after early adulthood. Then, it continues to drop by about 15% per decade. Since aging is associated with declining growth hormone secretion, it has been hypothesized that these undesirable effects may be partly due to the decline in GH production.1,2 While a direct link to GH decline and the unwanted effects of aging has not been established, it is important to pursue lifestyle choices that slow this unwelcome decline in growth hormone levels. After all, growth hormone is responsible for muscle growth and fat breakdown. (See read more
Effects of Diabetes: What Does Diabetes Do To the Body?1
The symptoms of diabetes are directly related to the effects of diabetes on your body. Both Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes damage the body in similar ways.
Effects of Diabetes: Progressive Damage
The chronic symptoms of diabetes are related to the nerves, blood vessels, and organs that are damaged or destroyed by chronically elevated blood sugars. High blood sugars damage or destroy both small and large blood vessels, damage nerves, and suppress the read more
Stroke Signs and Symptoms
The signs and symptoms are the same for both types of stroke: ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. If you experience any of the stroke signs or symptoms discussed below, CALL 911 or go to the EMERGENCY ROOM IMMEDIATELY. You have very little time before damage from a stroke to brain tissue becomes permanent.
SUDDEN numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on 1 side of the body
SUDDEN difficulty speaking or read more