- Decrease intake of animal foods and saturated fat.
- Eat soy foods regularly.
- Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, including cooked tomatoes (in tomato sauce made with olive oil, for example). (more…)
Eating our fruits and veggies will take us a long way to getting the vitamins and minerals we need. But most of us wonder if we should take supplements, and if so what kinds. We are bombarded with a huge array of promises that if we take the right kinds of supplements we will live longer and better. I recently held one bottle that says it contains “the world’s best nutritional supplement.” It tells me it has a “super antioxidant-rich formula.” Sound familiar? (more…)
If you eat eggs, use omega-3-fortified, organically raised eggs from free range chickens. Turkey is a good source of protein. Get the hormone free, free-range variety. You don’t even have to wait for Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Eat more complex carbohydrates with a low glycemic index.
Growing up, I believed that next to protein, carbohydrates were the best nutrients we could eat. Bread was, after all, the staff of life. I thought all carbohydrates were the same. They are not. Carbohydrates are found naturally in foods in two forms: simple and complex. (more…)
There is a simple formula for keeping our weight in the healthy range. We must expend as much energy as we take in. In our hunter gatherer past, that was built into the process. If we didn’t move, we didn’t eat. The more we ate the more active we had to be. (more…)
Do you get as confused as I do about all the claims and counter claims of what is the best diet? We hear about the High Protein-Low Carbohydrate diet, the High Carbohydrate-Low Protein, the Blood Type diet, and a hundred more. This expert disagrees with that expert.
Who has time to try and figure it all out? I don’t and I don’t think you do either. Just remember that it doesn’t take much to begin improving on what and how we eat. If you want to delve into more depth, I will provide resources at the end of the book. (more…)
I often describe andropause as adolescence the second time around or as puberty in reverse. During puberty, male hormones, such as testosterone, surge mightily. We’ve all experienced the signs. As Michael Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys, says, “When a boy hits puberty, the influence of testosterone on the brain increases manifold.
His testosterone level itself will increase in quantities ten to twenty times more than girls. His genitals will increase to eight times their previous size. His body will process anywhere between five to seven surges of testosterone per day. (more…)
Lowered levels of hormones at midlife are central to the changes associated with andropause. Testosterone is one of the significant hormones that decreases as men age, but there are testosterone cycles that occur throughout a man’s life.
We now know that men, like women, experience complex hormonal rhythms that affect their sexuality, mood, and temperament. For instance, researchers have found five different testosterone cycles in men: (more…)
Andropause generally takes 5 to 15 years to complete. How long it takes depends on many factors. Remember, this is not simply a psychological shift from one stage of life to another, but involves all seven dimensions: hormonal, physical, psychological, interpersonal, social, sexual, and spiritual. We don’t go from adolescence to adulthood overnight. (more…)
Every employee has the right to get worker’s compensation from employer if they get injuries when working. However, the process isn’t as easy and simple as expected. Fighting for worker compensation even becomes a matter because employers dispute the requests. Some workers decide to stay silent without continuing the efforts to get workers’ compensation. Perhaps, it’s because they don’t know what to do as the three must-dos below: (more…)