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Viggor is a guiding light on your journey to improve your health and quality of life. Our Expert panel is driven by a common desire to freely share their training, experience, research, insights, and knowhow with you. In this spirit, welcome to Viggor!

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Cancer: How to Talk to the Newly Diagnosed

How do you talk to the newly diagnosed? There is no more a potent reminder of how fragile and fleeting life is than being diagnosed with cancer. You may have family or friends who have been affected by cancer. Based on that, you may think that you understand what they are going through and how best to support and help them. You don’t. Unless you have had the words “you have cancer” directed at you, you have no idea.And I know this first-hand. I thought I understood, but apparently mortality is nothing more than an abstract concept until it is not. Today, I want to share with you three suggestions on how best to talk to and help a loved one who is newly diagnosed with prostate or...

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Tips on Stress Reduction

Stress Reduction is one of the keys to a leading a Mr. Happy life. For your consideration, here are 7 simple suggestions to simply mull over: Give up all hope for a better past. Regrets and grudges are a waste of your here and now. As is worrying about an uncertain future. It is how you take advantage of and use your here and now that will determine your future. Act accordingly. Apparently not everyone is in your hurry. Yes, I’m talking to you. Traffic is traffic, and it is not our job to teach the world how to drive. And that is just one example. The more we react to things that we cannot affect, the more stress we needlessly inject into our daily life. Avoid the absurd and...

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Be a Winner by Staying on your Health Program During the Super Bowl

About the Super Bowl, you are either excited to watch the game and root for your favorite team, looking forward to watching the halftime show with Justin Timberlake or you couldn’t care less about the whole thing. Oh yes, the commercials are a big draw too. Some of you may not even know what the Super Bowl is. Funny enough, at our office an email was sent out with an attachment of the filled out box pool and good luck wishes to whoever wins – one of the physicians replied to all,“Go Pats!” Shortly after a nurse asked in an email reply, “Who’s Pat?” and “Did I win.” LOL! Regardless the reason, more than one hundred million people around the world watch the Super...

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Do Dietary Supplements "Work"?

What’s a dietary supplement? The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) defined a dietary supplement as either a vitamin, mineral, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes that people consume by mouth to supplement a diet in the effort to improve health. They come in the form of capsules, tablet, and powder. 1. Dietary supplements do not replace healthy eating. They complement it. 2. Dietary supplements are not expensive urine. The body uses what it needs then eliminates what it doesn’t through your urine, feces, and sweat. Should we stop drinking water because we pee it out? 3. Dietary supplements do not cure disease. And it’s illegal for unscrupulous companies...

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Announcing the 2018 CaPLESS Retreat

The wait is over. With love and enthusiasm, I'd like to announce the next CaPLESS retreat on April 27 - 29, 2018. You may not know the story, but ever since my dad's prostate cancer scare about twenty-six years ago, I have had a vendetta against this disease. My uncles died of prostate cancer. My paternal grandfather did too. In my dad's mind, he was next. Since then I have had a vendetta against prostate cancer. Now more than ever, after having seen thousands of prostate cancer patients, I firmly believe this disease is the perfect wake-up call that helps patients practice habits that can create a hostile environment to cancer and live his best life forward. I am not...

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Celebrating Our 8th Anniversary

Eight years ago my dream became a reality. Recommending quality supplements to patients was a tough task as the market was (and still is) riddled with poor manufacturing practices and subpar ingredients. Low and behold my business partner David had just relocated to beautiful Madison, Wisconsin after a successful entrepreneurial career in Northern California. We spoke. And within a short period decided to create XY Wellness. That decision was easy. You see, David, as you may know, endured prostate cancer at the tender age of forty-four. He committed to conventional and natural therapies to assure he'd lived to see his two young daughters grow up - one of them is now a freshmen at...

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Prostate Cancer: Treating the Terrain

Cancer tumors, for the most part, are not deadly. The spread of cancer is what kills. My patients with prostate cancer who diligently follow the prescribed lifestyle regimen, often do well. Their PSA stabilizes, they lose unwanted weight and experience general well-being. When I’m asked by physician’s how I successfully treat prostate cancer, eager to adopt my protocol, I say, “ I don’t treat prostate cancer. I treat people.” You see, treating prostate cancer with surgery, radiation or focal ablation is only one part of the puzzle. The other critical element is treating the terrain, the host, you. This sound too warm and fuzzy for you? A little hokie pokie for you,...

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Prostate Cancer: How to Interpret a Rising PSA Post-treatment

The following is a clinical perspective from Dr. Geo, whose recent book on prostate cancer (Thrive Don’t Only Survive) is available and recommended. A 63-year-old patient who is one year after prostate cancer surgery recently came to see me at my clinic following his recent diagnosis of recurrence PSA. He looked at me strangely, so I asked him, “What’s wrong?” He responded with “I thought I didn’t have ever to worry about prostate cancer again since I had it taken out. I expected my PSA to be zero forever. I’m confused.”Men who opt for aggressive treatment of prostate cancer such as a radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, and so on unfortunately believe they are...

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Make 3 Simple Changes to Reduce Inflammation

As we do each year at this time, XY Wellness is challenging men to join us in a March Against Inflammation. Chronic inflammation poses a material risk to your health and your ability to combat disease. You can reduce your exposure to inflammatory agents by simply making smarter dietary and lifestyle choices. To demonstrate how dietary choices either boost or tax your body, the challenge is simple: during the month of March, avoid three well-known dietary sources of inflammation, and see how you feel. What are the three? They are sugar, dairy and gluten. Think you cannot do it? Hey, it’s only for a month! We know you can handle it, it is not as difficult as you might think, and we will...

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New Book on Integrative Prostate Cancer Treatment

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Geo on the publication of his book, Thrive Don't Only Survive: Dr.Geo's Guide to Living Your Best Life Before & After Prostate Cancer.This thoughtful, well-researched new book is an absolutely great resource for men over 50 and those who love them. We highly recommend that you pick up a copy, and once you have had a chance to read it, to then spread the good word by posting a review.Prostate cancer is a call to action. Rebuild, Reclaim, and Renew!

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Herbal Viagra: The Unfolding Lamar Odom Tragedy

Basketball is my favorite sport. I like all levels of basketball: college, professional, Olympic, even high school. Here in New York City, high school basketball is big, and as a result, we praise any high school kid who is really good at the sport and follow their career. One such player is Lamar Odom, who was a high school phenomenon at Christ the King high school in Queens, New York during the late ‘90s. He went on to have respectable a 10-year career on the NBA, although he may be better known to the masses as Khloe Kardashian’s ex-husband. Three days ago, he was found unconscious with white material oozing out of his mouth at a brothel near Las Vegas, Nevada. Today, October 15,...

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