Optimal Men's Health

ISBN : 9780190654870

Myles Spar
256 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
May 2019
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Optimal Men's Health is a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand guide to everything men (and the women who care about them) need to know about health. Taking an integrative approach, Dr. Myles Spar shows you how to feel young and powerful at any age while minimizing the risk of disease; showing that prevention is just as important as treatment. This curated content gives the reader easy recommendations for what tests you should look for in order to know your risks for future health problems and what you can do, beyond taking medications, to prevent those problems from getting in your way or for treating any chronic conditions. Using science-based information, this book asks the reader, " and then sets out to equip them with all that they needs to make sure their health will facilitate, and not hinder, the reader's life goals. Using real patient experience, Dr. Spar explains the usefulness of advanced testing; the usefulness of integrative medicine approaches such as mindfulness, an anti-inflammatory diet, how to optimize sleep, and the use of supplements for all of the conditions; and uses various complementary treatments and therapies that can be useful in preventing and treating diseases through acupuncture, yoga, exercise, and more. Dr. Spar provides you with lists of questions to ask your healthcare professional, sidebars of key information, checklists and action plans, lists of resources and suggested further reading for you to take your health journey into your own hands. Optimal Men's Health equips you to achieve your health goals, addressing every aspect of lifestyle, medicine, and alternative therapies. This is the perfect resource for anyone, man or woman, to live your best life.


Section 1: Foundations
1. Why Men Have Unique Health Needs
2. Medical: What Impacts Health in Men and What to Look for in an Assessment
3. Nutrition and Diet
4. Supplements
5. Behavioral Influencers and Exercise
6. Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Aspects of Health
7. Environmental Influencers on Health
Section 2: Specific Male Health Goals: Prevention and Integrative Approach to Treatment
8. Cardiovascular Disease
9. Prostate Disease
10. Overall Cancer Prevention
11. Sexual Health and Male Fertility Optimization
12. Optimal Brain Aging
13. Sports and Fitness Optimization
14. Optimal Aging
Section 3: Complementary Medicine Approaches in Men's Health
15. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
16. Ayurveda
17. Homeopathy
18. Manual Medicine (Chiropractic, osteopathy, massage)
Section 4: Conclusions
19. The Future of Men's Health and Medicine
Suggested Reading
About the Author

About the author: 

Myles Spar, MD, MPH is board certified in Integrative and Internal Medicine, on academic faculty of the UCLA and University of Arizona Schools of Medicine. He has been awarded the highest honor in Integrative Medicine by his peers and has presented Internationally on his dual passions of Integrative Men's Health and bringing holistic, patient-empowered care to the underserved. Dr. Spar consults with professional athletes and celebrities through his Tack180 optimal health program.

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