A 2016 study from Harvard found that men who had at least 21 orgasms in a month were a third less likely to develop prostate cancer compared to men who only ejaculated 4 to 7 times per month (1). The Short Answer. This study suggests that ejaculation frequency has a strong inverse correlation with prostate […]
The term “blue balls” is used to describe the painful sensation in the testicles of a male who is sexually aroused but unable to experience the sexual release that comes with ejaculation. It is very real! (1) The Short Answer. Blue balls are not a myth (1). What causes blue balls and why does it hurt? […]
Inflammation is your body’s protective response to harmful insults like injuries, toxins, and pathogens. On the outside we see signs of inflammation like edema or swelling, redness, heat, pain and loss of function like stiffness. How does short term inflammation have a positive effect on injury recovery? Let’s explore what happens after an injury. 1. Localization […]
Beta-Alanine, B-ALA, or β-Alanine, is an amino acid that supports skeletal muscle. Beta-alanine is an endogenous amino acid that is not essential, meaning the body can produce it on its own. Poultry and beef contain great amounts of this amino acid. Beta-Alanine, unlike most amino acids is not used as a building block for proteins. Instead, […]
Research on smoking has linked smoking tobacco to several fertility related disorders. In this article we will explore how smoking can affect sperm health and your sperm count, and how long it takes for sperm health to improve after quitting smoking. The Short Answer. It generally takes a minimum of 2 to 3 months for sperm […]
A miscarriage can be an emotional rollercoaster. The confusion that comes from continually positive pregnancy tests can add to this already difficult situation. Be assured that it takes time for one's hCG levels to return to zero after a miscarriage. The Short Answer. Can I get pregnant after a miscarriage? Yes. In most cases, pregnancy […]
Why do hangovers happen? Hangovers typically occur when the body processes alcohol and produces a toxic byproduct called acetaldehyde, which can cause inflammation and other physiological disturbances. Alcohol can also lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and disruption of sleep, all of which can contribute to hangover symptoms. How long do hangovers […]
Sleep disorders are among the most common neurophysiological problems in the United States today. The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that roughly 70 million Americans (i.e. just under a third of the population) struggle with a chronic sleep disorder. There are many different types of sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, restless […]
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by your brain when it’s preparing for sleep. Darkness and relaxation can trigger the release of melatonin, causing you to feel sleepy. Aside from the naturally occurring melatonin, you can also use melatonin supplements, like melatonin gummies, to increase the amount of melatonin in your system. Melatonin is […]
Creatine is an organic compound found naturally in many foods including red meat, chicken, and fish. Some vegetables contain amino acids that are necessary for the body's natural production for creatine including arginine, glycine, and methionine (1). In addition to getting creatine from one's diet, many athletes, exercise enthusiasts, body builders, and those interested in […]
Sleep is a bodily function that is critical to our overall health and wellbeing. It allows your mind and body to rest and reset after a long day, thus making you ready for the next. Though this benefit may be obvious, many people do not understand just how important sleep is to the body (1). […]
The body uses copper in energy production and to support bone, skin, neurological, and cardiovascular health. Although copper deficiency is rare, copper deficiency can result from high levels of zinc intake as zinc decreases the body's ability to absorb copper from the diet. In this article we will explore the pathways that can lead to […]
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