10 Health Benefits of Maca

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Maca ( Lepidium meyenii ) is a plant that has exceptional  nutritional and also medicinal properties. Due to all of the benefits provided it is classified in the category of super food.
Maca root is a source of strength and fertility. Contains vitamins B1, B2, B12 and C, alkaloids, macro and micro nutrients, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, fatty acids, fructose, starch, tannin, sodium, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, iron, manganese, silicon and magnesium.

Calcium, phosphorus, vitamins B1 and B12, and fatty acids have a beneficial effect on the nervous system, stimulate the appetite and positive impact on digestion. Sterols, calcium and vitamin C from mace help build muscle mass and increase physical endurance. That is why one of maca supplements used by many top athletes.

Maca contains a four unique alkaloids – macaina 1, 2, 3, 4 – not found in any other plant. Alkaloids from maca help in exploiting all the nutrients from the mace that the body needs.

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Maca Treats Infertility, Sexual Dysfunction and Anxiety

http://cdn.wellnessmama.com/wp-content/uploads/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Maca.jpgMaca (Lepidium meyenii) is a plant that grows only at 4,000 feet above sea level in the central Peruvian Andes.  Maca is consumed by both men and women for its nutritional and medicinal properties, which have been documented to include:

* Increases sperm count

*Shrinks enlarged prostates

*Increases libido

*Treats erectile dysfunction

*Aids in overall sexual functioning

*Treats symptoms of menopause and postmenopause

*Reduces anxiety

But maca is more than a new darling in the research lab. It has stood the test of time, with anecdotal information passed from generation to generation since pre-recorded history. Besides improving sexual health, maca is a true adaptogen and known to increase stamina, memory and outlook.

Modern science documents what Inca warriors once knew (more…)

How About a National Campaign on Prostate Health?

Prostate Health

It may not be fun, but prostate checks are important.
PSA level tests, however—that’s a trickier matter.
The prostate gland is geographically the lowest organ in the body. It’s way down under: much lower than the thyroid gland and well below the adrenal glands.

It’s gender-specific. There’s no female equivalent. (Keeping with gender fairness, in 2002, a woman’s paraurethral glands, or Skene’s glands, were officially renamed the “female prostate” by the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology.) Really? (more…)

Drinking Coffee Lowers Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Drinking Coffee Lowers Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Whether it’s regular or decaf, coffee appears to lower a man’s risk of developing a deadly form of prostate cancer according to Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers.  In a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute researchers examined whether coffee could lower the risk of aggressive prostate cancer which causes death or spreads to the bones.

Among U.S. men, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death, affecting one in six men during their lifetime. More than 2 million men in the U.S. and 16 million men worldwide are prostate cancer survivors.  (more…)

Prostate Specific Antigen Affected by Fatty Acids and Coenzyme Q10

The British Journal of Nutrition reported in November 2012 that fatty acids and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) alter serum levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA). PSA is a protein produced by prostate cells. Elevated levels of PSA are associated with prostate issues such as prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and acute bacterial prostatitis.

The investigators evaluated 504 healthy men with serum PSA level of 2.5 ng/ml or lower. The subjects received daily supplementation with:

1. Omega-3 fatty acids, including 1.12 grams of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 0.72 grams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) per capsule, (more…)

Protecting the Prostate

by Chris D. Meletis, N.D.Cancer Rates

If you’re a man and your prostate isn’t bothering you, chances are good you’re not spending much time thinking about this walnut-sized gland. And if it is bothering you with either painful or just annoying urinary tract symptoms, you’re probably thinking about it a lot, whether you want to or not.

Either way, paying attention to the health of this small gland can have big benefits. That’s because even if you don’t feel as if there’s anything wrong with your prostate, two of the most pressing male prostate health concerns can be symptom-free.

Some men with an enlarged prostate—known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)—don’t have symptoms. Additionally, early-stage prostate cancer is also often silent. This means that there could be something wrong with your prostate and you wouldn’t even know it without an exam from your doctor. (more…)

Healthy Men Should Not Take Statins Says JAMA

Healthy Men Should Not Take Statins Says JAMA by Jeffrey Dach MDHealthy Men Should Not Take Statins Says JAMA

by Jeffrey Dach MD

The title speaks for itself. This bombshell article by Rita Redberg, MD, editor of the Archives of Internal Medicine, appeared in April 2012 JAMA advising healthy men with high cholesterol to stay away from statin anti-cholesterol drugs, pointing out there is no mortality benefit.  Dr Redberg goes on with a list of adverse side effects of statin drugs,  namely, myopathy, cognitive dysfunction, etc.   This JAMA article and debate is an outgrowth of the “Less is More” series in the Archives of Internal Medicine.    For fairness, JAMA also posted the opposing view by Dr. Blaha.  (more…)

A Review of Supplements for Male Sexual Performance

It doesn’t seem like you can watch TV without seeing an ad for Cialis, Viagra, Levitra, or some type of dietary supplement that will help a man perform better.  And then there are the low T commercials, guaranteed to make any tired man feel he needs testosterone.  Sorting out this nonstop and bewildering advertising blitz is not easy, especially understanding the risks as well as the claims in the typically overhyped commercials.  This article gives you a better understanding of the subject so you can formulate a healthy plan that works for yoo.

Cialis, Viagra & Levitra (more…)

PSA prostate cancer test should be abandoned, warns government task force

The verdict is in — PSA tests for prostate cancer are unreliable, and do not offer men any tangible benefit in lifespan or quality of life. These are the conclusions of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (PSTF), which found that many more men are injured by PSA tests than are helped by it.

PSA, also known as prostate specific antigen, is a biological marker that doctors and healthcare practitioners often use to detect the presence of a potential prostate tumor. Since PSA levels in the blood are known to climb in response to prostate tumors, it is commonly thought that early detection can help in mitigating the cancer. (more…)