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The Most Effective Fat-Burning Workouts

One of the the things I hear over and over again from my patients is how hard it can be to find time for exercise. Let me tell you, I get it! As a physician with a family who also happens to be an Ironman triathlete—an experience I talk about here—I’m painfully aware...

Movember Men’s Health Month

November. For many it signals the start of the holiday season, but it’s also the month that men all over the world will grow a moustache. Why? An annual event known as Movember (Mo=moustache + November) encourages guys to grow moustaches as a way of raising awareness...

Top 3 Supplements for Hair Growth

Hair loss can be tough to handle. You have so much power when it comes to optimizing your physical and mental health, but when your hair starts thinning, there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Or is there? As I explain here, hereditary hair loss (androgenic...

Techniques for Building Muscle Mass

Do you feel like you never see the results you want no matter how hard you hit the gym? Has your fitness level plateaued? As a triathlete who works with a lot of athletes, I get it. The good news is, you may only need to do a bit of tweaking in order to achieve your...

Top 3 Meditation Misconceptions

As a guy with a busy life who has a tendency to push myself pretty hard, I sometimes find it hard to slow down. But as an integrative physician, I know all too well how important relaxation and release are for overall health. That’s why I’m such a big proponent of...

How a Morning Ritual Can Make You More Productive

Do you find yourself hitting snooze over and over again every morning? Do you drag yourself out of bed so late that you end up rushing to get to work on time? Are you dependent on coffee to get you out the door? For too many of us, the morning grind is a struggle that...

5 Steps to Looking 10 Years Younger

We all know our appearance doesn’t matter as much as what’s on the inside, but that doesn’t mean we don’t care about how we look, especially as we get older. Short of turning back the hands of time—or getting plastic surgery—what can we do to look better as we age?...

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

You’ve probably heard the old adage about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure, right? Perhaps nowhere is this more true than with your health. After all, if given a choice between preventing disease and treating it, who wouldn’t choose to stop sickness...

Top 5 Exercises to Boost Libido

A sudden dip in sex drive can be disturbing, particularly if you don’t know what’s causing it. Testosterone levels are typically a big factor, but late nights, long hours at work, and underlying relationship issues can all impact libido. While it may be tempting to...

Top 3 Sexual Health Issues and Treatments

Sex. It’s not just about pleasure, which is important, but also an integral part of intimacy, connection, and fun. Many men have issues with sexual function, which range from low libido to premature ejaculation to erectile dysfunction. Others are concerned about the...

Top 3 Foods to Increase Sex Drive

A demanding job, the tumultuous political landscape, physical exhaustion, aging, side effects from medication…There are a lot of reasons why a man may find his libido lagging. While it’s perfectly normal to experience ups and downs when it comes to sexual desire, you...

Top 3 Exciting Breakthroughs in Modern Medicine

One of the things I love most about medicine is the breakneck speed at which it advances. New discoveries are being made everyday, and technology is constantly being incorporated in thrilling and innovative ways. Here are my top three exciting breakthroughs in modern...

Where Your Donation Dollars Do the Most Good

It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by all the awful things happening in the world. Climate change, war, poverty, natural disasters… Sometimes life feels like a constant barrage of really bad news. In the face of so much suffering, many of us feel compelled to help. But...

Top 5 Biggest Health Misconceptions

We are truly living in the age of information. Thanks to the internet and the ubiquity of smartphones, everything you want to know (and a lot of stuff you don’t) is only a few clicks away. But if there’s one lesson you learn when spending time online, it’s this: Don’t...

The Roadmap to Winning

I believe that health is the most important tool you have in your quest to win – to win at what matters most to you. Hence my tagline, “when you’re healthy, you can win!” But health is more than just the absence of disease. And it’s more than just not being sick....

Could Your Annual Physical Be Missing Something

For many men, the annual physical is the only time they see a medical professional all year. And, while they may have a rote conversation with their doctor and receive a basic exam, most of these men will walk out of the clinic knowing just as little about their...

Do Fat-Burning Supplements Really Work

The rise of social media has taken the marketing of weight loss supplements to a whole new level. So-called “influencers” ranging from movie stars to fitness gurus use their platforms to hawk products to their many followers, claiming they themselves use and benefit...

Scientifically-Validated Six-Pack Diet Techniques

Women aren’t the only ones who are constantly bombarded with seemingly unattainable body images. You only need to turn on your TV or flip open a men’s magazine to see shirtless guys with bulging biceps and washboard abs. First of all, remind yourself that those guys...

5 Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Hormone imbalance is an issue often discussed in women’s health, but it’s a problem for men, too. Remember puberty? Your hormones were going crazy, and it probably affected your quality of life. As you age, your hormone levels can get similarly out of whack, causing...

Top 3 Food Documentaries to Change Your Diet Forever

More and more people are stopping to consider where their food comes from, as well as the effect their dietary choices may be having on their health. Perhaps you’re considering modifying the way you eat but aren’t sure about the best way to educate yourself. With all...

Is All This Buzz About CBD Legit? A Post in Honor of 4/20 Day

The short answer is – yes. CBD, cannabidiol, can help with many medical issues, just not as many as you see claims about. But I want to focus on what it CAN do to help you – not what it can’t. And, most importantly, how it is different from THC and how to identify...

3 Research-Proven Ways to Increase Life Expectancy

Given the constant advances in science, medicine, and technology, you’d think the average life expectancy in the United States would increase every year, right? Wrong. According to reports released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in late 2018,...

Top Health Risks for Men: 6 Key Threats to Be Aware of

Men experience worse long-term health than women and die on average six years earlier, according to men’s health awareness organization the Movember Foundation. Worse, this gap in life expectancy has been increasing in recent years. Why is this? Part of the reason may...

Healthy(ish) Super Bowl Drinks for Your Big Party

Whether your favorite team makes it to the big game or not (as an Angeleno who used to live in New Orleans, I am still reeling from their playoff game), the Super Bowl is an excellent excuse to throw a party. This year, why not skip boring old beer and go for...

Ditching the Snacks for Foods That Help You Focus

Unhealthy snacking can undermine even the most well-intentioned person. When you’re hungry, all dietary intentions fly out the window. Do you find yourself hitting the vending machine every afternoon in an effort to power through the work day, only to crash an hour...

3 Coping Skills for Depression That Help You Take Back Control

Given the current political landscape and post-holiday season, it’s hard to avoid feeling depressed and anxious sometimes. But what if these feelings are more than just occasional? According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people worldwide...

Strengthening Your Thinking Ability: 5 Tricks to Faster Thinking

The signs of physical aging tend to be pretty obvious—hair thins and/or turns grey, joints get creaky, muscles start to lose their definition. But when it comes to the impact of growing older on your brain, things aren’t always so clear. Maybe the right word is always...

Top 5 Supplements to Increase Sex Drive

Supplements can be a powerful tool for helping you achieve your goals, especially when you follow a regimen that’s tailored to meet your specific needs. I’ve written about supplements a lot—you can read about some of my general favorites here, and I’ve also listed...

Men’s Health: Three Tests That Could Save Your Life

If you’re relying on the basic tests you get at your annual physical to measure your health, you may not be seeing the whole picture. Many diseases won’t be caught, much less prevented, by the American Medical Associations’s standard of care testing. Or maybe you...

The Mindfulness Meditation Apps You Won’t Be Able to Live Without

Regular readers of this blog are likely familiar with my passionate belief in the power of mindfulness. When it comes to keeping your stress levels in check—whether at work or elsewhere —mindfulness meditation has been scientifically proven to be effective. In one...

Are You in a Slump? Try These 4 Foods That Improve Mood

Feeling low lately? You’re not the only one. According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression, a condition that, unlike the normal and temporary response to life’s challenges, can become a serious and...

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