3 Things You Can Do To Be A Healthier Man
There are 3 areas that we concentrate on improving in The Men’s Clinic:
1. Increasing and maintaining muscle. There is nothing a man can do that is more beneficial for his health than increasing his muscle mass……nothing. It prevents fragility, increases basal metabolic rate, and improves insulin sensitivity. Muscularity helps to control inflammation and helps burn off excess calories. If you want to lose fat, get off the treadmill and start pushing weight……resistance training trumps aerobic training when it comes to fat loss.
2. Decreasing inflammation. Inflammation increases in our bodies as we age. It is the foundation for nearly all diseases and it seriously ages a man. If we want to stay in top form, controlling inflammation is a must. We offer an Inflammatory Lab Panel to member’s of the Men’s Clinic at a special rate of $100. It checks the following: homocysteine, ferritin, uric acid, CRP, sed rate, and fasting insulin level. You want to be fasting for the blood draw so we can get an accurate look at your insulin level. In my opinion, there is no lab marker better than a fasting insulin level to gauge your metabolic health. We want that value on the low end of normal…….otherwise, loosing excess weight is almost impossible. Good supplements to decrease inflammation are Tumeric, Resveratrol, fish oil, and extra virgin olive oil.
3. Maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. The bacteria that live in our intestines govern our health or the lack thereof. Taking a daily probiotic is important…….Matt can help you select the best of the best. Drinking some Metamucil first thing in the morning is the food the probiotics need to thrive. Fermented foods like sauerkraut are really good too.
Our goal in the Men’s Clinic is to stay healthy and strong as the years go by…….I personally do every single thing that I recommend to you guys……I am in it with you.
Do the things listed above plus:
8 hours of sleep per night
Weight training 3-4 days per week for 1 hour.
Drink 2 liters of alkaline water per day……I like the brand Essentia.
Intermittent fasting 5 days per week……pick an 8 hour eating window and do all your eating then with nothing for the next 16 but water and black coffee.
I am currently doing a 5 day modified fast called Prolon……You just eat what is in the box for that day and nothing else so it is very easy to do…….it supplies you with the essential nutrients you need so you lose only fat and spare your muscle during the fast. I plan to do Prolon quarterly……..it decreases inflammation, improves insulin sensitivity, targets fat loss primarily, and nourishes the gut microbiome……….Google Prolon and check it out.