For several years now, the term “low T” has been used to market testosterone to older men who are concerned about losing their sex drive. Critics say this marketing has convinced many men to take potentially risky drugs that they don’t need. Now CNN has come along to alert young men that perhaps they, too, should be worried about “low T.” In the piece Low testosterone, or ‘male menopause,’ no longer just for older men, Ian Kerner, whose web site identifies him as a licensed psychotherapist, wrote: “In my practice, I’ve noticed that an increasing number of younger guys are complaining of sexual concerns, such as diminished libido and erectile problems, more commonly seen in older men.” Kerner offers no evidence that libido or erectile problems are increasing in young men, or that low testosterone is to blame. Many causes of erectile dysfunction In fact, there’s good reason to question this premise. Justin Lehmiller, PhD, … [Read more...] about What you need to know about CNN’s story on young men and low testosterone
Which carbs should you avoid to lose weight
Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE It can happen at just about any social gathering where food is present: a well-meaning carnivore wants to know why I’m vegetarian, and more pointedly, how on earth I can survive without meat; as in, how am I alive? I can answer the first question just fine: I’m a vegetarian because I love animals and would rather not eat them when given the choice. But the second question, often more aggressively framed, tends to break down into a dozen other queries: Am I getting enough protein? Am I getting enough iron? What supplements do I take? If I were to eat meat now, just a little, would I get sick? Most people are trying to lower their carbon footprint, and a really easy way to do that is to opt for a vegetarian diet. Standing there with my plate piled with greens, potatoes and the sad Boca burger somebody threw in the microwave last minute, I start to feel a lot of pressure — like a PhD student trying to defend her thesis … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about going vegetarian — explained
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 07/23/2018 05:33 pm ET Susy AlferezGuest Writer Before I was ill, I took my health for granted. I was a vegan. I ate only organic. I avoided additives and preservatives and drank eight cups of water a day. I ate mostly raw mono meals, with hardly any salt or sugar. I compacted all the health dos and don’ts I had read or heard about into a very rigid lifestyle that centered on maintaining a “clean body.” I should’ve appreciated that my body never hurt and that I rarely got sick or needed to visit a doctor. Being healthy was like having electricity ― it was a luxury that I thought I would never be without. I honestly could not have imagined the nightmare that was waiting for me. I have been sick now for over two years. On the journey to a diagnosis, I heard it all ― pancreatitis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes. Even cancer was mentioned as a possibility. I have dealt with severe fatigue, … [Read more...] about What I Learned From Losing Weight Against My Will
Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Rewind three-and-a-half months to January. You’ve woken up, feeling the after effects of last night’s celebration, and resolved to make a change in the new year. The goal? To lose weight. Fast forward to today. You’ve cut out the fast food, revamped your diet and committed to an exercise routine. But the numbers on the scale haven’t budged at all. What gives? I’ll be the first to tell you that I’ve been there. For most of my young adult life, I weighed in just under the average for my age and height. Then, when I turned 25 I started taking an anxiety medication that catapulted the scale upwards a full 45 pounds — despite not having changed my diet or exercise routine. While I definitely have been hard on myself over the eight months since the weight gain, I took it upon myself to re-up my gym membership, sign up for ClassPass to give myself some variety and make more conscious food choices. Over the … [Read more...] about I’m doing everything right, but I’m still not losing weight. What’s going on?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by The New Health Care One conclusion from a much-discussed study: The best diet is the one you can stick to. ByAaron E. Carroll March 26, 2018 Leer en español The endless array of diets that claim to help you shed pounds tend to fall into two camps: low fat or low carbohydrate. Some companies even claim that genetics can tell us which diet is better for which people. A rigorous recent study sought to settle the debate, and it had results to disappoint both camps. On the hopeful side, as The New York Times noted, people managed to lose weight no matter which of the two diets they followed. The study is worth a closer look to see what it did and did not prove. Researchers at Stanford University took more than 600 people (which is huge for a nutrition study) aged 18 to 50 who had a body mass index of 28 to 40 (25-30 is … [Read more...] about What We Know (and Don’t Know) About How to Lose Weight