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Diet, Mens Health -

by B.J. Lehecka, DPT, PhD Diet appears to have a definite effect on sexual function/dysfunction and hormones. Compared to other diets, a Mediterranean diet (fish, fats from olive oil, fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and whole grains) appears protective against erectile dysfunction in men and sexual dysfunction in women. Additionally, a Western diet (usually rich in red and processed meats, dairy, refined grains, processed and artificial sweets, and salt, with minimal intake of fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains) is associated with lower semen quality. There are numerous studies of the effects of foods on sexual function, but one notable study...

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Featured, Masturbation, Mens Health, Testosterone -

Article by: B.J. Lehecka, DPT, PhD Contribution by: Some data suggest males average a 17% cyclic increase in testosterone every 20-22 days. Those cyclic periods ranged from 8-30 days and 9-28% of average testosterone levels in study participants. Evidence also suggests peak testosterone levels in males may be more likely on weekends or in 28-day full-moon intervals (among males trying to conceive with a female partner).  Although there is other evidence that male testosterone levels do not change in relation to a partner’s ovulation. Testosterone concentration in males is higher in the fall, peaks in December, and is lowest in the late...

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