Naturapthic Doctor?

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  1. magic7

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    Im looking for a doctor who specializes in curing erectile dysfunction and testicular atrophy, with herbs and natural supplements. I feel like my testicles are shrinking and my erections and turn around time arent good anymore, but do not wish to go to an endocronoligist or uroligist bc they will want to put me on hrt with testosterone and viagra.

    Is naturapathic the way to go? does anyone know of doctors who specialize in this? Does anyone know a directory I can be reffered to?

    Thanks guys. Please do not post on here telling me to go to a urologist and endocronoligist, I have been and dont like their suggestions. I am stillyoung and dont want to start with that kind of stuff yet.
     
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    Yes, I think holistic medicine is the best route to go for you.
    You could always try, see how it works for you and then move on to a drug/hormone replacement based treatment if you feel that is what is going to be better for you.

    I also have a book to reccomend for you. "The Hardness Factor" by Dr. Steven Lamm. You can find it online here: Amazon.com: The Hardness Factor: How to Achieve Your Best Health and Sexual Fitness at Any Age (9780060755515): Steven Lamm, Gerald Secor Couzens: Books and from other sellers.

    Basically, the most important thing to remember is, the healthier you are in general, the healthier your erection is going to be.
    Cut out the animal products, trans-fats, and refined sugars from your diet. Replace with fresh fruits and vegetables - 10 servings each day minimum. Avoid smoking, alchohol, and other kinds of drugs. Talk to your doctor about any medications you are taking. Some such as, prostate and hair loss drugs, antibiotics or antidepressents can cause ED. Engage in moderate excercise daily. Get enough sleep, try 8-10 hours every night, and see if it makes a difference. Live a low-stress life, making time for what is important, clearing out negative influences, connecting to your spiritual community and with family and loved ones, and having a positive, stable, mutual love partnership.

    One supplement I can reccomend to you is L-Argenine. Take it according to the package instructions, or according to Dr. Lamm's advice in the book above.
    Another book on general health I highly reccomend to begin with is "Stop Aging Now" by Jean Carper. Amazon.com: stop aging now: Books Here you will find reccomendations for daily Zinc supplementations. Follow her guidelines. Having sufficient Zinc is very important for your problem, but don't take more than is reccomended - it can make you sick.

    A good doctor will not just be looking at your penis and testicles for the solution to the problem. Don't discount your family doctor and specialists. They are part of your health team, and you are the captain. He should also, check your thyroid, kidneys, and circulatory system. Sometimes problems with erections are red flags for other problems.

    Don't discount the phsycological aspect either. Talking to a counselor or mental health professional is a good idea. Even if your problems don't stem from this area, dealing with any kind of sexual dysfunction is very draining on the pysche, and as with any other health condition, you can take care of yourself best when you are in a healthy frame of mind. This branch of medicine has a lot to offer, and I traditional medicine would realize the benefit of incorporating their work more frequently.

    I happen to be a traditional healer of one sort. I won't say more on the forum, for privacy reasons. I can't really treat or advise you over the phone or internet though. Here is a listing of holistic practitioners in Georgia for you to start your search with.
    Georgia Naturopathic Doctors - A List of Naturopathic Physicians and http://www.naturopathic.org/af_memberdirectory.asp
    The most important thing is for you to find a practitioner you feel good about working with. Trust your gut instincts.

    I can tell you that there are few herbs that you are going to be learning about in this process most likely, whether you use them or not. Ginseng, Ashwaganda, Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium), Macca, Tribulis and Daminana. A book you can learn more about these plants from is: "Hot Plants" by Chris Kilham Amazon.com: Hot Plants: Nature's Proven Sex Boosters for Men and Women (9780312315399): Chris Kilham: Books Don't take the table of contents as a prescription to be filled though. Some are not best for certain individuals, or certain conditions. There are other herbs, such as Yohimbe, touted for their benefits to sexual health, meanwhile which should not be taken in high doses or long-term because they can raise blood pressure, or have other negative effects of health. So, don't just try everything you hear of all at once without consulting with an expert.

    I wish you a lot of success, and I hope this helps!
     
  3. D_Dick_Jerqhoff

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    Wow great response by Mattbrick! There is also tons of advice on here re the use of natural herbs and supplements. It's definately the way to go!
     
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    Animal products are NOT unhealthy.
    Unhealthy foods are most anything in a box, especially if there are ingredients you can't pronounce or recognize. Also most grains. Whole wheat bread is not a health food. And then for the soy scam. Yes, soy. Tofu, soymilk, soybean oil and the dozens of soy-based stuff is actually not the healthy alternative. Don't believe the hype.

    Oh, and organic butter is actually a healthy fat, an energy form the body needs to consume and can digest, unlike the "healthy" alternatives available today.

    And the free-range organic egg is probably the most healthy food source there is.
     
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    SRdude, please save your rant for some other place. This thread is not called the great health debate, so please stay on topic. Participants on this forum can generally distinguish a response that is reasoned, thoughtful, and well put together, from one that lacks those qualities.

    Magic7, why I can recommend, staying away from animal products and refined foods for your condition without any qualifications, is because in simple terms, the higher your diet is in these foods, the more likely you are to develope heart disease, cirulatory disorders, type two diabetes, and after age 60 the spectrum of cognitive decline and dementias. These conditions do cause erectile dysfunction, so it behooves all of us to do all we can to avoid them.

    SR dude is correct that packaged foods, are high in refined sugars, which I cautioned against. They also contain additives, which you want to avoid since they can build up in your sysetm (but which may not play a role in your specific problem.) They also contain massive amounts of sodium, which can raise blood pressure in certain individuals. High blood pressure sometimes spells low erection quality believe it or not.

    As to the relative merits of animal products in the diet, this is largely a hypothetical debate. If you could eat fresh organic eggs from your own well cared for pet chickens, and fresh raw organic milk from your own well cared for pet cow, that might work in moderation. And of course, it would have to be in moderation as it very much was in the past, since these animals take up a great deal of the resources, food, water, money, space, waste treatment, that you would otherwise allocate to yourself. But this is all irrelevant, since this is no longer how animals are raised. Animal foods today are industrial products as much as any processed food is, and impact health negatively. A sound reccomendation for any individual is to limit or reduce their consumption.

    Eggs and dairy products contain less saturated fat than meat, and that fat itself is less saturated. They also contain fewer Advanced-glycation end products, heterocyclic aromatic amines (potent carcinigens caused by cooking meat) and heme iron when cooked than meat does. So, these are preferable to meat, for your condition, and organic is even better. Milk and dairy products today though are ultra-pasturized (heated to intense temperatures) and homogenized (extruded through something like a mist nozzle, in order to reduce the fat globules to sizes small enough to remain in suspension.) The problem is that in modern industrial milk, both organic and not, these proceses alter the composition of the dairy fat, make this fat more readily oxidized, and are implicated in coronary artery disease and suspected in diabetes. Non-organic agriculture cows are also treated with antibiotics and hormones, which of course pass to those who consume their milk (or bodies). These are far more potent and dangerous than the soy products that SRdude decries. Additionally, while the milk of grass fed cows are full of saturated fats (bad for cirulation, and erectile function) they also contain positive fats, such as Conjugated linoleic acid, and even DHA (Omega 3s). Traditional dairy in moderation has its good and bad points. Keep in mind though that even organic raised cows are not raised traditionally or allowed to eat grass. They eat mostly organic grain - which SRdude again decries. This is not their natural food and causes a variety of problems for them and us. SrDude points out that eggs are the best animal food, and they just may be. Choose organic, cage free, and omega three enriched. These should cost you about $4 a dozen, which if for no other reason will encourage you to eat them in moderation. Remember though one large egg a day is better for you (and provides more and better-absorbed protein) than one small steak a week.

    As to soy, keep it in moderation, and keep it to traditional soy foods. Choose organic soymilk, tofu, tempeh, and yuba - the soy foods eaten in Asia for thousands of years. These are processed the traditional way (boiling, curdling, fermenting), which breaks down the anutrients that can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Societies have known how do do this with their staple crops, or there would not be societies. But soy is neither a panacea nor a danger-food. Corn, likewise, if eaten as a staple, but which has not undergone nixtamalization (treatment with lye) causes pellagra. It is how you eat it, how much, and what else you eat. No one suggested you become a veggie-burger-vegetarian. Keep processed soy products (boca, gardein, morning star, TVP) and fake meats as a few-times-a-week treat. Know though that they would still be better for you if substituted one-for-one in place of meat, even if you were to eat them several times a day.

    A pair of great, informative books on all things nutrition are "What to Eat" and "Food Politics" by Marion Nestle. Amazon.com: What to Eat (9780865477384): Marion Nestle: Books

    Amazon.com: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition, and Health, Revised and Expanded Edition (California Studies in Food and Culture) (9780520254039): Marion Nestle: Books

    Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University and was involed in the developement of the Food Pyramid. Her work is no-nonsense, scientific, and an excellent primer for the layman interested in food and health. I highly reccomend it.

    But, don't get discouraged. You don't need a PHD to take good care of your body. I gave you my reccomendations Magic7, because they are safe and effective for just about everyone. I hope this helps!
     
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    BayAreGuy, please save your rant for some other place. This thread is not called the great health debate, so please stay on topic. Participants on this forum can generally distinguish a response that is reasoned, thoughtful, and well put together, from one that lacks those qualities.

    And how about, you're cock is full of shit.
    Just saying that because I can, no relevance to the discussion.
     
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    eat more and mostly raw foods. This includes meat (bison, wild game and fish), eggs (albumen and yolk together[wash the egg- the shell is dirty, not the interior]), some dairy (unpasteurized [pasteur'n. destroys important enzymes)
    try colostrum.
    and lots and lots of fruits and veggies.
    excersize. 7-8 hours sleep a night.
    And watch clouds and blow bubbles.
     
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    ^Exactly. And if the food must be cooked, grill it. And WATER is hugly important. I try and drink 3 liters a day. 2 liters is the minimum!
     
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    I was on topic and just because I don't agree with your statement to avoid animal products doesn't make it ranting.
    One common cause of ED is blood sugar imbalance, which a diet with at least 10 servings of carbs every day will exacerbate.
     
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    magic7 you might also consider a nurse practitioner. Nurses are trained to use an holistic approach, but many are licensed to prescribe medicine should you decide to go that route.
     
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    Thank you for all that have replied. I am just trying to find a naturopathic doctor who specializes in erectile function. I want to find one that specializes in erectile function, because the last naturopathic doctor I had didn't seem to be able to help me very much and just focused on raising my testosterone even though my testosterone was already in the normal high range. And then he moved to another state, so Im looking for a new one. he did help me raise my total test, and dht level which was low, but it didnt seem to help my erectile function at all. side not: my dhea level was low the first time we tested it, and then low again the 2nd time. he gave me 10 mg of dhea to take every 3 days, but then moved away. I hope the dhea isnt whats been shrinking my testicles and penis, but i doubt it is the main problem because I had the problem before I visited him and it is a very low dose of dhea. not to mention i take anti-estrogenic herbs.

    I am actually a very healthy person, eat very healthy, exercise, avoid soy, and have taken herbs for about 6 years for erectile function. The problem is that the herbs Ive taken are not working like they once did when I first started taking them.

    Basically Im looking for a naturopathic doctor who can guide me on what herbs I need to take, how much I should take, when I should take them, etc..
     
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    Try this guy. He's in your area and specializes in sexual dysfunction.

    Dr. Shalomim Halahawi
    Naturopath, MD(AM), ND(M), DPSy, DNM, DPHC
    Office Edenic Light Integrative Family Life Care
    Atlanta,*Georgia*30331

    Contact Information
    phone: (678) 321-7928
     
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    thank you dragonurse, but i no longer live in georgia but rather san francisco california. i should of updated my info..........
     
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    If naturopathic actually worked, it would be trivial to find double-blind peer reviewed studies clearly demonstrating the efficacy. And don't you think big pharma would be all over it? Why spend billions on research when you could pocket that money?
     
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    Thanks for your advices MattBrick.
     
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