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XY Wellness is a no-nonsense, high-value resource for men. Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of men diagnosed with serious urological conditions such as prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. We provide a practical, complementary, and integrative "road map" approach to rebuilding and reclaiming health and quality of life, including actionable recommendations on nutrition, nutritional support, exercise, sleep improvement, stress reduction, and sexual health.

XY Wellness Blog

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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Exercise is Crucial in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer

What follows is an excerpt from my upcoming book on the integrative treatment of prostate cancer: We are simply not made to sit for long periods. We are built to move. Humans need to exercise, plain and simple. It does not matter what exercise you choose as long as you do something. However, the key is to get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. You may already be familiar with many of the common benefits of regular exercise—lower stress, weight loss, better sleep, and a plenty of other advantages. However, in terms of prostate cancer, research has shown that fitness can help you reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer, prevent it from returning, or lower the chance...

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The Truth About Plant Based Protein

Protein is essential to a wide range of bodily functions and in building and repairing muscle. No argument there. What I do object to is how the meat and dairy industries have spent millions, if not billions, on convincing us that the only source of high quality protein are their products. This is simply not true. Proteins consist of twenty amino acids, of which eleven are naturally synthesized by our body. We are able to get the remaining nine, which are also known as Essential Amino Acids, from the foods we eat and the nutritional support with which we complement our diet. So to be clear, our body needs to ingest these nine Essential Amino Acids, not protein per se. This is a key...

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Get to Know your Prostate

“Know thyself.” No one knows exactly who came up with this wise phrase (it was definitely a Greek, but which one is uncertain), but I think we all agree that there’s something to it. Knowing yourself is powerful because it’s an ability that other animals don’t have. While they live blissfully ignorant in the moment, subject to their impulses, we can act intelligently in order to achieve the best possible outcome for ourselves. Specifically, we can have knowledge about how our bodies work, and we can use this knowledge to live for maximum health. So, here’s my question: do you know what your prostate gland does (or did if it was removed)? If you don’t know what the prostate...

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The Link between Baldness and Prostate Cancer

A recent article on FoxNews.com caught my eye a few days ago. According to a “new” study, says Fox author Dr. David B. Samadi, some kinds of male pattern baldness increases a man’s risk of prostate cancer. Now, I’m a bald man—a bald naturopathic urologist. Of course these things are interesting to me. But Dr. Samadi, who’s a top robotic surgeon and a friend of natural and integrative medicine, isn’t saying anything new. The scientific community has recognized a link between male pattern baldness and an increased risk of prostate cancer for at least 15 years (Denmark-Wahnefried et al., 2000). Balding is a fact of male life. When did your hair start thinning? In your late...

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XY Wellness Diet: Why Low-Glycemic is Critical

It’s a new year and a perfect time to review the evidence behind the basic principles of the XY Wellness diet. We recommend a fresh, organic, low-glycemic diet that minimizes inflammation and enhances the immune system. Last week we discussed inflammation and gluten’s ability to put your cells through unnecessary chronic stress. Today, we recap the meaning and importance of eating foods that share a low glycemic index. First, it never hurts to clear up definitions. The word “glycemic” is a distant relative of the Greek word glykys, which means “sweet.”Words like glucose, glycerin, and glycol all share this common ancestor. It makes sense, then, that when something is...

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The Science Behind ImmunoPCTN

At XY Wellness, we seek to support the natural strengths of your body. To do this, we provide information and recommendations for choices of lifestyle and supplements. One of our most popular products is called ImmunoPCTN. This blend of botanicals (ingredients listed below) is designed to help support a healthy immune system as well as healthy cells. All of the ingredients in ImmunoPCTN are documented by good science that shows their potential positive effects in the growth and maintenance of healthy cells, particularly your immune system. In this post, I’ll give some examples of the support behind our product. Modified Citrus Pectin Don’t balk when you see the word...

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Are "Low T" Treatments a Fountain of Youth for Men?

Today we welcome a guest writer, David DeLuca, to share his perspective on hormone replacement therapy for men: From countless sources we hear a dangerous and seductive message: “youthfulness is good, and aging is bad.” We see advertisements for all sorts of drugs, ointments, and even surgical treatments that aim to hide the outward effects of aging. Some celebrities exfoliate their skin by bathing in wine. Yes, bathing in wine. A less outrageous technique, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), is marketed as a treatment for hypogonadism, a decrease in hormones that results in reproductive dysfunction. HRT promises boundless energy and a happier life to men and women alike. But the...

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Demystifying Detoxification with Actionable Advice

What is detoxification? The term is as widely used as it is misunderstood. The underlying concept is that the toxins that accumulate in your body can cause illness and disease, and that by ridding your body of these toxins you are boosting your body's innate ability to heal. The goal of detoxification is to convert toxins into a water-soluble form that can enter your bloodstream, be processed by your liver, and then be eliminated through urine or fecal matter. Where are these toxins coming from? Primarily from you. Most toxins enter your body along with the food you eat, the water you drink, and the air you breathe. Rather than stopping all 3 of these activities, you can reduce your...

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Is it true that aspirin reduces prostate cancer risk?

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that a low dose of aspirin (81mg a day) may decrease the risk of prostate cancer in men who are high risk. According to the study, high-risk men who took aspirin or another NSAID lowered their risk for overall prostate cancer by 13% and potentially deadly prostate cancer by 17%. This association (not causation) is thought to be a result of reducing the inflammatory marker Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) in the body. Over six thousand men between the ages of 50 and 75 participated in the study. They included men from North American and Europe. It would seem like this is great news. After all, anything that reduces one’s...

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