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Men’s Health Day
July 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm£65
With Oliver Cowmeadow BSc, PGCE, MRSS, MC
Find out how you can improve your health and avoid many common diseases affecting men today.
Men, we get some serious health problems, and some of these are on the increase, but the good news is that there is a lot we can do to prevent ourselves from developing these problems, and often to alleviate them with changes in our food, activity and lifestyle. Number one is you need to be aware of your prostate gland, there it is adding fluid to your semen for years and probably not causing any problems at all, then you get to your 50’s and suddenly just peeing is no longer easy – you feel you want to pee but nothing comes out, or the flow is weak, you leak after peeing, or you feel like your bladder has not emptied fully. 40% of men over 50 starts getting these symptoms of having an enlarged prostate, which puts pressure on the urethra carrying urine from the bladder to the outside.
And the usual treatment for prostate enlargement? At first, drugs may be used, including testosterone inhibitors, and then some way of removing part of your prostate using surgery or lasers, which can damage surrounding tissues causing for example problems getting an erection.
A separate prostate problem is cancer, this is the most common site of cancer in men after skin cancer, accounting for about 25% of all cancers in men. You may have had a blood test with a raised PSA level, indicating that you may be going in this direction.
Yet both of these problems can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, avoiding excess fats in your diet, and eating a more plant-based diet. These all help avoid the build-up of excess tissue in the prostate, which can lead to enlargement or cancer. I have also seen a good number of men with enlargement shrink of their prostrates, and avoid long-term use of drugs or surgery, and men with prostate cancer help push back the development of this disease.
This day will also be looking at what you can do to avoid Heart Disease, still the biggest killer of men in the UK, Strokes which are the third biggest killer, Infertility affecting 1 in 10 men, and other male health problems. So come along and discover some simple dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to look after your health and greatly reduce your chances of developing these problems. The day includes a cooking class demonstrating how to make some ‘meaty’ plant-based dishes to satisfy your appetite and give you the deep energy you want in your life.
Taught by Oliver Cowmeadow, who has been teaching and giving health consultations to thousands of people over the last 35 years. He has a wealth of practical experience in helping people recover from a wide variety of diseases and experience increased health and wellbeing.