It's time for men to pay as much attention to natural
health as women. Currently, women dominate the readership
of natural health newsletters and magazines, and they're
typically the one member of the household more clued in
to nutrition for both adults and children. Men typically
lack in-depth knowledge on nutritional issues and are
often the ones defending unhealthful diets based on processed
meats, homogenized dairy and refined grains. But here's
why this trend is changing...
Men's bodies are just as sensitive to unhealthful foods
as women's bodies. Prostate cancer,
for example, is just as sensitive to synthetic estrogen
mimickers in foods and food packaging as breast cancer,
and preventing prostate
cancer is as straightforward as preventing breast
cancer: Avoiding bisphenol-A in plastic packaging
and water bottles, avoiding sodium nitrite in processed
meat products, supplementing with zinc, green tea,
lycopene, various isoflavones, etc.
Thanks to popular culture, the image of men eating healthy
has been "sissified." Men who eat salad greens, sprouts
and tofu are commonly thought of as having somehow lost
their masculinity, whereas those men who gobble down prime
rib, milk, pizza, hamburgers, onion rings and sugary sodas
are thought of as rugged men. Real men!
Of course, the truth of the matter is quite different.
As nutritional studies clearly show, those men who eat
the salad greens, sprouts, superfoods and nutrient-dense
ingredients have much higher sperm counts and mobility
measurements as well as stronger libido and performance.
Few men who pursue healthy diets ever turn to sex-enhancing
medications such as Viagra because they simply don't need
the drugs! They perform well, regardless of their age.
It's the men who eat barbequed ribs, pizza, fried foods
foods that end up firing blanks at the fertility
center or having prostate cancer surgery (which leaves
you in a state that can hardly be called "manly," by the
way). Processed foods devastate reproductive capacity
in both men and women, and from a medical viewpoint, nothing
takes away the manliness of men faster than following
a diet of processed foods. Except, perhaps, surgical castration.
But nutritional castration is the next quickest route.
Fortunately, the more intelligent, aware men in society
today are increasingly learning and applying principles
of nutritional science. Although they remain the exception
among the male population, they're exploring the tremendous
benefits of healthy diets by learning and applying nutritional
know-how to their own lives.
These men, for example, are taking more nutritional supplements
than ever before, and instead of pursuing the cheap, low-quality
"bodybuilding" supplements that typify the past purchasing
behavior of men, they're now consuming brain-enhancing
nutrients (like bacopa, Lion's Mane, ginkgo and PS) and
immune boosting nutrients (alkalizing greens, medicinal
oils, etc.). They're turning away from over-processed,
over-cooked and over-hyped brand-name foods and learning
ways to eat more raw, organic and locally-grown produce.
In doing so, they're challenging the stereotype and expanding
their options to include performance-enhancing, disease-preventing
nutritional strategies that most men don't even know exist.
Among the best strategies now being embraced by in-the-know
• Fish oils (omega-3 fatty acids) for enhanced brain
function, immune function, metabolism and cardiovascular
• Hemp protein and quinoa for complete proteins from
plants (which avoid the chemical contamination found in
most animal fats).
• Superfruit antioxidants for protection of the brain,
heart, skin, eyes and cellular DNA (these superfruits
include acai, blueberries, raspberries, noni, mangosteen,
goji and so on).
• Nutrient-dense microalgae (like blue/green algae,
chlorella and spirulina) for cleansing the body, protecting
the liver, and greatly reducing the risk of digestive
system cancers (including colon cancer).
• Mineralization strategies (taking trace minerals,
zinc, magnesium, and quality calcium supplements) to boost
cardiovascular health, eliminate excess stress, accelerate
tissue repair and recovery speeds and resist infectious
• Planned sunlight exposure for enhanced creation
of vitamin D which prevents gum disease, diabetes, osteoporosis,
depression, heart disease, obesity and all kinds of cancers
including prostate cancer.