What bothers men the most? A big waist or erectile dysfunction?

There seems to be no end to the number of ailments aggravated or caused by diet. And it seems to be tough for people to give up eating the stuff they just love in the interest of  avoiding body fat or an ailment. But some ailments, particularly for men, are harder to ignore.  

In my experience, women are very much more concerned about their body fat than men. Dissatisfaction with weight is a perpetual subject of discussion among women; usually a “Do you think I look fat?” thing. Women join together in weight loss support groups. But for men, erectile dysfunction is another matter. Continue reading

“Those with cardiovascular disease not identified with diabetes…are simply undiagnosed.”

 

Any heart disease in your family? Do you have any kind of heart or artery disease? Odds are really good because cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of death in America. And maybe you are kinda worried about that heart attack, stroke, or  aneurysm. So maybe you would like to avoid that. Continue reading

What are your triglycerides and HDL cholesterol? Do you care?

What are your triglycerides and HDL cholesterol? Do you care? When I ask people who are diabetic or those worried about their “cholesterol” what their trigs and HDL measures are, they rarely know. And yet these are crucial pieces of information relative to heart disease risk and the dangers of diabetes. Chapter 10 (page 61) in It’s All About the Food is short but pointed in explanation. The attached link, on the other hand, is long and very detailed, including a mountain of research in support. But the message is still the same. Diet is the essential element in both diabetes and heart disease. Continue reading