Depression and The Chinese Herbal Formula: Xiao Yao San

Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed for a period of two weeks or more. It may lead to emotional and physical disharmonies and can decrease a person’s ability to function with everyday work.   Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include the following: Feeling sad or low mood …

Summer Diet – Eating with the Seasons

Summer Diet Summer is a time of openness and expansive abundance. The fresh vital flavors, colors and textures of many fruits and vegetables ripen and so do our senses. According to Chinese medicine, Summer is yang in nature. It is a time of expansion, growth, lightness, outward activity, brightness and creativity. This is why everyone wants to be outside instead …

How castor oil can help PCOS symptoms

Castor oil has been known for centuries to help with various health issues. In terms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) it is used as a natural remedy to help decrease the size of cysts, prevent growth of cysts, help decrease inflammation, hormone regulation and metabolic balance. It is one of the most popular home remedies used for detoxification. Benefits of …

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is pain and swelling of the prostate gland. It usually develops for unknown reasons. Prostatitis can result from a bacterial infection that spreads to the prostate from the urinary tract or from bacteria in the blood stream. Bacterial infections may develop slowly and tend to recur (chronic bacterial prostatitis) or develop rapidly (acute). Rarely fungal, viral or protozoal infections …

Male Infertility More Common in Overweight Men

Many studies are showing a link between excess weight and male infertility. In this study, researchers combined data from 14 studies comparing sperm count in overweight, obese, and within healthy range weight men, along with data from an infertility center. They found that overweight men were 11 percent more likely to have a low sperm count and 39 percent more …

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied To Prostate Cancer Growth

Research has shown that there is a link between prostate cancer and low vitamin D levels. They have found that men with prostate cancer tend to have lower levels of vitamin D. This relationship is still being researched. These findings are suggesting vitamin D slows the tumor cells life cycle and prevents growth by promoting cellular differentiation and reducing tumor …

10 Foods to Boost Male Health

A healthy diet and exercise can help overall health but there are some foods that have proper nutrients that will improve cardiovascular health and reproductive health in men. Foods that are good for cardiovascular health are known to be good for circulation all throughout your body this includes your reproductive health! Below are the top 10 foods recommended for men’s …