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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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New Book: Integrative Sexual Health

Dr. Geo is one of the distinguished editors of the new practitioners tome, Integrative Sexual Health. According to Dr. Geo, the books "is a fabulous resource for both men and women interested in improving their sexuality. It was a privilege to work with Dr. Barbara Bartlik and Dr. Janet Mindes on this project, along with all the experts who participated in writing chapters in the book." Congratulations to Dr. Geo.

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Treating ED with TCM

There are many methods for treating erectile dysfunction and improving vitality in men with natural medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Exercise is all part of it. I had the privilege of co-editing what is likely the number one resource in treating sexual dysfunction with integrative modalities. The Integrative Sexual Health book is part of the Weil library of Integrative medicine books published by Oxford University Press. Today, I will focus on how Traditional Chinese Medicine works in treating erectile dysfunction. Some of the information below is excerpted from the Integrative Sexual Health book written by my colleague, Jillian Capodice. Traditional Chinese Medicine...

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Chicken and Prostate Cancer

(Apparently a chicken crossed the road and got Dr. Geo's attention.) I love chicken, I admit. Furthermore, and a bit more embarrassing since I teach and preach health, I love fried chicken – fried drumsticks to be exact. Argh! (that was painful). But I can't remember the last time I had any. Maybe it’s just selective memory. The reason why I don’t have much of the fried hens is that it’s not good for my body, despite the fact I find it tasty. And it is more important to me to not die prematurely. So, I stay away from eating deep fried chicken, most of the times. What if the chicken is not fried? Is it OK to eat? Does eating chicken contribute to prostate cancer? Studies on...

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Eggs, Choline and Prostate Cancer

Many studies, not all, have associated egg consumption to aggressive prostate cancer. That’s a doozy since eggs are a staple diet for most and a preferred source of protein for many. Let’s take a look at the scientific data regarding egg consumption and prostate cancer. In The Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (HPFS), a study observing over fifty thousand male health professionals since 1986 noticed that men who consumed ≥2.5 eggs per week had a 1.8-fold increased risk of developing lethal prostate cancer compared with men who consumed <0.5 eggs per week. However, this study found no association between consumption of eggs and risk of deadly prostate cancer after...

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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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