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What Causes Erectile Dysfunction and Natural Approaches to Resolve it – Interview with Dr. Yale Smith

Dr. Yale Smith, MD of the The Center for Antiaging Aesthetic + Regenerative Medicine in Viera provides insight into the cause of erectile dysfunction (ED) as well as the many underlying conditions that can contribute to the condition. He also addresses options to help resolve ED.

Since practicing Anesthesiology for nearly 30 years, Dr. Yale R. Smith has in depth knowledge of anesthetic medications and techniques used in General and Regional anesthesia surgery procedures. He understands the drug effects on patients and diseases. Working with challenging Cardiac Anesthesia cases and having to perform thousands of anesthetics on patients; newborn to elderly, Dr. Yale R. Smith tailors methods used to a patient’s whole-body physiology.

Dr. Yale has transferred this knowledge from Anesthesiology to his Integrative + Functional Medicine Practice at C.A.A.R.M. He combines his knowledge with a gift for problem solving to implement research to discover root causes of diseases. Dr. Smith works with his patients to re-build their own unique physiologic pattern to better health and longevity using micronutrients, nutrients, diet, exercise, life-style adjustments along with more advanced techniques.

Mold, Mold, Mold – Part 1

What You Need to Know About This Toxin

Mold and mycotoxins can and do create havoc on the human physiology. Patients may be exposed to mold and mycotoxins after damage occurs to their homes after a hurricane, a pipe breaking behind a wall or a water heater ruptures.

Anyone exposed to mold or mycotoxins can and do develop vague, bizarre symptoms prompting them to seek out medical help. However, some of my colleagues would not be able to diagnose such an issue. I cannot and will not fault them because patient’s symptoms are not easy to evaluate and treat.

(Mold is found in the nasal cavities, and mycotoxins are found in the urine. Both are important to test for.)

Here are some factors regarding MOLD:

  1. There are 100,000 species of mold
  2. 24 of these species cause issues to a patient’s health along with 12 mycotoxins
  3. These can be found in grains, silos that store food and moldy foods.
  4. After just 24-48 hours after water damage this damage can and do create spores.

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Nutraceuticals and You – Chromium

Chromium

Chromium supplementation has great importance today, since so many people are developing Metabolic Syndrome and Type ll Diabetes mellitus.

Chromium is a trace mineral that heightens the action of insulin’s attaching to the cell receptor site.

Chromium also appears to have antioxidant properties necessary to counteract the stress of disease processes. It also has been used to enhance serotonin functions in the brain.

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Diabetes: Is It Preventable?

YES! Type II Diabetes is preventable…

Many studies, performed worldwide, have shown that Type ll Diabetes, mellitus, can be controlled and/or prevented by making the following lifestyle changes:

  • Weight Loss
  • Decreasing Intake of Total Fat and Saturated Fats
  • Increasing Fiber and Daily Physical Exercise

Patients who smoke have strong associations or links to Type ll Diabetes, mellitus, through glucose tolerance dysfunction of insulin and metabolic syndrome.

Both resistance exercise and aerobic training are key in preventing and managing the diabetic patient. Exercise not only decreases cardiac risk factors but also HGBA1C levels. Those patients or individuals that perform hatha yoga can reduce the HGBA1C and fasting blood sugars. (**Hatha Yoga is discussed below.)

Weight management, regular exercise, and proper nutrition, are the cornerstone for integrative diabetic management. In addition, nutritional therapy can modify and decrease HGBA1C from 1 -2% along with modifying glycemic control.

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Diabetes: An Overview

The incidence of Type ll Diabetes has grown worldwide as an epidemic. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 40% of the US population will develop Type ll Diabetes during their lifetime.

The rise of Type ll Diabetes is associated with a lack of physical exercise, obesity, a sedimentary lifestyle, and an aging population. By the end of 2020, the cost for diabetes care was estimated to be $4.7 billion.

Patients develop Type ll Diabetes, mellitus, from impaired insulin secretion, insulin resistance, and hyperglycemia. The carbohydrates that are ingested are broken down into sugar and trigger the release of insulin from beta cells within the pancreas. There are special transporters called GLUT-4 that are the transporters for the sugar into the cells. Chronic and continuous elevations in blood sugar can lead to insulin resistance. Type ll Diabetes occurs when the cells cannot take up the sugar with the insulin. The result is that beta cell function is hampered. Insulin resistance causes the production of inflammatory cellular triggering agents and free fatty acids.

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Mediterranean Diet

Recipes based off of the Mediterranean diet

For those of you that are not familiar with this diet, let me explain some of its key benefits.

The Mediterranean diet has been known to prevent heart disease and strokes, keep you agile, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, cutting in half your risk of Parkinson’s disease, increases longevity, and can aid in protection against type 2 diabetes.

Some more pros to this heart healthy diet plan is that it covers all major food groups, has diverse flavors, and may be easier to adhere to than more limiting diet plans. The Mediterranean diet comes close to the American Heart Association dietary recommendations.

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