Men’s Health Month: Prioritizing Well-being and Skincare

June is Men’s Health Month, and in this article we address the functional nutrition considerations for men including how to support hormone levels and gut health while limiting exposure to chemicals that impact fertility, metabolic health and chronic diseases.

Hormone Balance for Men

Hormonal imbalances can significantly impact men’s overall health. Testosterone, the primary male hormone, plays a vital role in regulating muscle mass, bone density, libido, and energy levels. As men age, testosterone levels naturally decline, leading to fatigue, reduced muscle mass, and sexual dysfunction. Identifying and addressing hormonal imbalances can help restore vitality and improve quality of life.

Hormone testing matched with dietary change can dramatically improve hormone driven symptoms for men. Blood sugar imbalances can cause aromatization which leads to estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance can lead to erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular complications. Early detection, proper management, and lifestyle modifications are crucial in mitigating the effects of endocrine disorders on men’s health.

You can learn more about how to improve male hormonal symptoms in the IshbelWELL Hormone Healing Program.

Gut Health and Its Impact on Men’s Well-being:

The gut, often referred to as the “second brain,” plays a crucial role in overall health. A healthy gut microbiome promotes optimal digestion, nutrient absorption, and immune function. Imbalances in the gut microbiota can contribute to various health problems, including gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, mental health issues and hormonal imbalances.

You can learn more about how to care for your gut in the IshbelWELL Gut Healing Program.

Skincare for Men: Counterman by Beautycounter:

Taking care of the skin is an important aspect of men’s wellbeing, and what most people don’t realize is that the ingredients in skin care products can impact hormonal and metabolic health. Beautycounter has led the way in producing skincare products that are free of ingredients known as endocrine disruptors which have been found to cause infertility and chronic disease in men and women. Men’s skin has unique characteristics and needs, requiring specific attention. Beautycounter’s Counterman line offers a range of high-quality skincare products designed specifically for men. These products are formulated to address common concerns such as dryness, oiliness, and signs of aging.

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