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Heart Attacks UNDERSTANDING THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE

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Heart Attack and Men

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Battling Baldness

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Hackingthe Human Brain

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Osteoporosis Is Not Just a Woman’s Health Concern

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Alcohol Has a Profound Effect on Men’s Health

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Heart Attack and Men UNDERSTANDING THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE By Harleena Singh, Staff Writer According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than one in three adult men has heart disease. Men around the age of 55 years are more likely than women to experience a heart attack. Men often ignore the symptoms of a heart attack because they are uncertain about what they are feeling and don’t want to be embarrassed by a simple diagnosis, such as heartburn. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50 percent of men who die from coronary heart disease did not know they had a heart attack because of a lack of symptoms. So it is essential for men to understand the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. These include: • Chest pain. Chest discomfort is the most common heart attack symptom, but the nature of chest pain varies from one man to another. It

can come on fast or slow; it can come and go or feeling weak, could indicate real trouble. last for more than a few minutes. In a study pub• Upper-body aches and pains. You may experilished in the American Journal of Critical Care in ence pain running down one or both arms, below 2008, men reported more severe chest pain than the chest or up in the neck and jaw. Some men women. Most men say their symptoms occurred report these pains start in the chest and radiate due to exertion. For some, the heart attack could outwards. feel like tightness in the chest, as though someone • Other signs. Cold sweats, dizziness and lightis pulling a rope around them, while for others it headedness or feeling sick to your stomach can all could be a sensation of the heart being squeezed. be potential signs of a heart attack. The dizziness Some heart attack survivors could be strong enough to described their symptoms as make you faint. pressure on the chest, as if You may not have any of something was sitting on the these symptoms or you may 50 percent of men middle of their chest. In other have them all. Heart attacks cases, survivors said it felt like are tough to self-diagnose, so who die from a sharp pain or ache. But some men who experience some men experience no chest pain of these symptoms should coronary heart at all. Diabetics can have heart seek emergency medical disease did not know help immediately. Ask your attacks without feeling pain. The pain may be felt behind doctor if chewing an aspirin they had a heart the sternum or to the left of is advisable if heart attack it, and the discomfort may symptoms develop. This may attack because of a stretch from one underarm to help prevent a blood clot the other. from forming in your heart lack of symptoms. • Shortness of breath. If or keeps the clot from getting you find yourself running out bigger. A study published in of breath after mild exertion or no exertion at all, the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing in 2010 you need to pay attention. Shortness of breath is a found most men wait six hours before calling 911 symptom that must be taken seriously. when having heart attack symptoms. That is far • Anxiety and a racing pulse. Anxiety can occur too late. The faster you get to a hospital, the better for no reason, though men with anxious feelings your outcome will be. Don’t delay. may also find their pulses accelerating. This could lead to the heart skipping a beat, which, when HEART Continued on Page 28 coupled with chest pain, shortness of breath and

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Battling Baldness HELP ON THE HORIZON FOR YOUR HAIRLINE By Angela S. Hoover, Staff Writer Some men look in the mirror and regard a receding hairline with distress, wondering if there is a cure for baldness. Currently, the only truly effective medically proven way to arrest hair loss is to lower dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels. DHT is a form of testosterone that regulates beard growth and hair loss. Higher levels of DHT produce fuller beards at the cost of male pattern baldness. Lower levels of DHT ensure a full head of hair at the cost of the inability to grow a beard. Two treatments clinically proven to be successful for male pattern baldness are finasteride and minoxidil. Finasteride, the generic name for Proscar and Propecia, works by inhibiting the enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT. A 1-mg dose of finasteride taken daily can lower DHT levels by as much as 60 percent. This decrease has proven to stop the progression of hair loss in 86 percent of men taking the drug during clinical trials, and 65 percent of trial participants experienced a substantial increase in hair growth. However, finasteride doesn’t work for everyone. Its biggest downside is its side effects, which include impotence, swelling of hands or feet, dizziness, headache, runny nose and skin rash. Minoxidil (Ionitne) was the first drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of male pattern baldness. Originally used to treat high blood pressure, minoxidil caused hair growth in unexpected places, such as the cheeks and forehead. Topically applying minoxidil to balding areas has been clinically proven to slow the progression of hair loss and regrow some hair. But most experts see it as a marginally effective drug because it does not affect the hormonal process of hair loss. Its positive effects are often temporary. U.S. scientists exploring how certain cancer tumors form stumbled upon cells that make hair turn gray. The protein KROX20, commonly associated with nerve development, is also progenitor or precursor cells that

become the hair shaft. These cells then produce another protein called stem cell factor that is essential for hair pigmentation. The results were published in the journal Genes & Development. A new drug, SM04554, is in the beginning phases of testing. Instead of blocking DHT as finasteride does, SM04554 enables the Wnt pathway, which is known to cause hair growth. In addition to generating new hair follicles, the Wnt pathway is also believed to initiate and maintain the active phase of hair growth. The natural process of the Wnt pathway can be blocked by a protein called DKK1. Researchers theorize SM04554 can inhibit DKK1 from stopping the Wnt pathway, and this will regenerate hair follicles and improve hair growth. One study showed SM04554 was safe for use with very few side effects. A second study’s results look promising: Follicle counts increased even after treatment had ceased after 90 days. A third, larger-scale study performed with more than 300 male subjects found hair count and density increased. An autoimmune disease called alopecia areata causes complete hair loss, including the eyebrows and eyelashes. In a study conducted at Stanford, Yale and Columbia universities, 66 alopecia areata patients received the rheumatoid arthritis pill Xeljanz. More than half the subjects saw hair regrowth. A third recovered more than 50 percent of their hair loss. In another study, nine of 12 patients with alopecia areata recovered more than 50 percent of hair growth using a similar drug, Jakarfi, which is approved for cancer treatment. Medical researchers are evenly split about whether a topical ointment from either of these drugs may be useful for male pattern baldness. The carrot on a stick many men are waiting for is multiplication via cloning. It is said to be five years away. The idea is to take hair unaffected by DHT from the back of the head and miniaturize and clone it to make hundreds or thousands of similar hairs. Although there has been success with this procedure in experiments, it remains too costly and impractical for the market.

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Exploring this phenomenon further, some people have an addiction to cyber relationships. These relationships are formed online by some who are Many people enjoy visiting lonely or unhappy. Whether they are social or various Web sites and apps that sexual, these addictions can be destructive and challenge the brain by luring them have negative consequences. These online social deeper and deeper into cyber connections often become more important to the space. Cyber addiction comes in several forms, but addict than the real friends and family in his life. all impact the brain. The past two decades have Cybersex addiction hacks the brain by stealing acquainted many people with the concept of hackthe ability to make good choices. High on this ing. It is why people strive to protect their computlist is exploring online pornography through a ers and smartphones from outside sources trying to multitude of adult Web sites. This kind of activity break in to steal information, can lead to sexual fantasy, chat implant malware and preocrooms, Web cams with XXX cupy their lives. ratings and other sexually It’s important to protect the related online activities. When … online social brain as well. Hackers pose these activities interfere with connections often a threat to everyone from real-world sexual or romantic smartphone users to the comrelationships, professional become more puter databases of government help is necessary. important to the addict organizations. Have you ever Effective treatment of any associated hacking with the of these addictions begins than the real friends way we think? When someone with recognizing the need and family in his life. uses his computer excessively and doing something about for offline activities that may it. It follows the same basic include games, he may sufapproach that has proven to fer from a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder work in the treatment of general addictive and that needs to be accurately diagnosed and treated. substance use disorders. If you or a loved one Online obsessions are Internet addiction issues that decide to work with a clinical specialist, treatment become compulsive in nature. They may manifest will likely involve counseling such as cognitive as online gambling, stock trading or even buybehavioral therapy (CBT), coupled with group ing items from Web sites and auction sites. Many therapy and perhaps the inclusion of a 12-step individuals find compulsive shopping is a big issue. program and other social support interventions. It may be hard to resist the impulse to make a purCBT is the backbone of most cyber-related addicchase, resulting in brain hacking. tion treatment regimens, especially early on. CBT

differs significantly from forms of psychotherapy that typically examine how someone’s past is affecting their present thoughts and behaviors. CBT is much more focused on the here and now, attempting to stop the addict’s problematic behavior before dealing with other, longer-term issues. CBT specifically looks at things that trigger emotional discomfort and the desire to escape through compulsive use of the Internet to meet one’s needs. Web MD (2017) provides a good starting point with follow-up to specially trained and credentialed mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, nurses and physicians. The treatment protocol may also include an addictions specialist and a mental health counselor working with an integrated health care team. Sources and Resources • Volkow, N.D., Koob, G.F., and McLellan, A.T. (2016). Neurobiological Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction. New England Journal of Medicine, 374, 363-371. • WebMD (www.webmd.com)

About the Author Thomas W. Miller, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist, Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Department of Gerontology, College of Public Health, UK.


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Osteoporosis Is Not Just a Woman’s Health Concern SILENT DISEASE AFFECTS 12 MILLION MEN By Harleena Singh, Staff Writer Osteoporosis, which means porous bones, is a condition in which the bones become weak and are more likely to break. Osteoporosis is often called a silent condition because people do not notice any symptoms until a fracture occurs. Although it is often considered to be a woman’s health concern, 12 million men are at risk for osteoporosis and may have early signs of bone loss and low bone density, or osteopenia. While fragility fractures are less common in men, when they occur, they can be associated with higher rates of disability and death than in women. Common sites for fractures include the hip, spine and wrist. At least one in five men will break a bone because of osteoporosis, and onequarter of the 30,000 hip fractures caused by osteoporosis are in men. Bone mass peaks during young adulthood. Men usually have more bone mass than women. After this peak is reached, the amount of bone in the skeleton begins to decline because removal of old bone exceeds the formation of new bone. By age 65 or 70 years, men and women lose bone mass at the same rate, and calcium absorption decreases in both sexes. Excessive bone loss makes the bone fragile

and more likely to fracture. Bone density is affected by factors such as physical activity, heredity, sex hormones such as testosterone, diet, lifestyle choices and certain medications. If your doctor thinks you are at risk for osteoporosis, he may refer you to have a bone mineral density test (BMD), which measures the density of your bones at the hip and spine. This test can identify osteoporosis, determine your risk for fractures and measure your response to osteoporosis treatment. The most widely recognized BMD test is called a central dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, or central DXA test. It is painless like an X-ray but with much less exposure to radiation. It is common for women to be diagnosed with osteoporosis using a BMD test, often at midlife when doctors begin to watch for signs of bone loss. In men, however, the diagnosis is often not made until a fracture occurs or the man complains of back pain. This makes it essential for men to inform their doctors about risk factors for developing osteoporosis, such as loss of height or change in posture, a fracture or sudden back pain. There are two main types of osteoporosis: primary and secondary. In cases of primary osteoporosis, either the condition is caused by

age-related bone loss (sometimes called senile osteoporosis) or the cause is unknown (idiopathic osteoporosis). Idiopathic osteoporosis is typically used only for men younger than 70 years old; in older men, age-related bone loss is assumed to be the cause. In cases of secondary osteoporosis, certain lifestyle

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behaviors, diseases or medications cause the loss of bone mass. Risk factors for osteoporosis in men include: • chronic diseases such as overactive thyroid or parathyroid glands; rheumatoid arthritis; celiac disease and other chronic gut conditions; diabetes; and chronic liver or kidney disease; • a family history of osteoporosis, fractures and loss of height; • regular use of certain medications, such as anticonvulsants, antidepressants and glucocorticoids; • prostate cancer treatment; • undiagnosed low levels of testosterone; • age – the older you are, the greater your risk; • race – Caucasian men appear to be at particularly high risk; and • lifestyle factors such as excessive alcohol drinking, smoking, low calcium intake, inadequate exercise, obesity, low body weight and vitamin D deficiency. Lifestyle changes can help treat osteoporosis in men. Exercises such as strength training and brisk walkOSTEO. Continued on Page 28

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practicing abstinence. This is the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). With AA, the alcoholic finds “understanding, strength and hope,” a non-judgmental support group and the spiritual means to get his life back on track. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) describes a group of people with alcohol problems who are only moderate drinkers. They may have two or

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for approximately 89,0000 deaths in the United States yearly.

By Jean Jeffers, Staff Writer Here are a couple of important questions for men concerned about their health and wellness: Do you drink too much? Are you able to say “no” after having a few drinks? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says excessive alcohol use is responsible for approximately 89,0000 deaths in the United States yearly. Men are more likely than women to drink to excess, and men have consistently higher rates of alcohol-related deaths and hospitalizations than women, according to the CDC. The true alcoholic is generally unable to quit drinking once he gets started. In most cases, drinking directly affects his life in the form of lost friends, a marriage in tatters and/or a promising job decimated. The alcoholic may end up hitting rock bottom, but with proper help, he may be able to get past this difficult situation by

three drinks a day for years, never really getting drunk, but they are unable to quit drinking. It may also take them years to come to realize they have an alcohol problem. Their drinking becomes more of a problem if they increase the amount of alcohol they imbibe. About 14 million Americans are affected by

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We Are Losing Our Men to Suicide MALE DEPRESSION, LEFT UNNOTICED, CAN LEAD TO DIRE CONSEQUENCES By Jean Jeffers, Staff Writer

likely to follow through effectively, usually with a gun or other lethal method. A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates overall suicide rates rose 24 percent in the past 15 years, but the rate of suicides were much higher for men ages 45 to 64 years and jumped by 43 percent during that time frame. There are multiple causes for the increases in this group. Men are typically reticent about getting help for medical matters and particularly for mental health issues. And the economic stress over the past decade, including recessions, job losses and downsizing, may have hit older men much more drastically. Depression and suicidal tendencies in elderly males is a widespread problem, with 80 percent of suicides in this age group consisting of white males. In older adults, life changes may increase the risk for depression or make existing depression worse. These changes include a move to a retirement community, chronic illness or pain, children moving away, a spouse or close friend passing away and loss of independence. Symptoms of depression may fool you. Someone may have difficulty sleeping, tiredness, irritability and an increase in substance abuse. He may be isolating himself from friends and family or giving away possessions. If you think a loved one is displaying depressive symptoms and is at risk for suicide, do not leave him alone. Start a gentle, caring conversation and ask what is going on in his life. Tell him you have noticed a change and you are concerned. Be pre-

Men, are you feeling sad and withdrawn? Do you notice you are not being social these days or you’re working all the time? Are you drinking too much? These may be clues that you have depression. And you may be at risk for suicide. Depression affects men and women differently. For men, depression may be marked by unhealthy coping or escapist behaviors; too much drinking; or controlling, resistant, abusive behaviors such as reckless driving. Male depression may go unnoticed — and undiagnosed — and could lead to devastating consequences, including suicide. Women attempt suicide more often, but men die at more than three times the rate and are more

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Managing Anger By John A. Patterson MD, MSPH, FAAFP Anger can be a healthy emotional response or a serious health risk. Managing anger appropriately does not require that we deny it, repress it or get completely rid of it. Brief, mildto-moderate episodes of anger and righteous indignation can be a useful stimulus to positive and constructive action on both the personal and societal levels. However, severe, repeated or uncontrolled anger can lead to serious harm to oneself or others. The body’s stress (“fight or flight”) response is triggered by anger. It was an important evolutionary development in our primate/human past. It permitted our ancestors to successfully flee or fight off an attacker. To prepare the body to defend itself or escape a threat, stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol impact every organ system in the body, leading to increased heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, muscle tension, body temperature, perspiration and overall metabolic rate. These changes can be helpful and even life saving in an emergency but lethal if sustained or repeatedly experienced in daily interactions at home and work or angrily being with ourselves. They can contribute to the development of hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, mood disorders and a host of other medical conditions. Some people are inclined toward anger by having witnessed it in their family. Ayurvedic medicine explains people with a predominance of pitta

dosha are predisposed to anger constitutionally. Anger can also be the superficial expression of underlying emotions such as fear and hurt, which may be more difficult to express. Whatever the origin of anger, there are signs that suggest you may need help to constructively manage it. These signs include frequent or intense feelings of anger, cynicism, irritability, impatience, hostility, aggression, road rage, conflict and arguments at home or work, thoughts of violence, actual violence, hateful speech, tantrums, throwing things and destroying property. Anger management skills can be learned from print or online media, group classes or individual work with behavioral health professionals. Classes can be specific to anger management or take a more general approach to emotional awareness, overall self-awareness and mindfulness. Mindfully managing anger includes non-judgmentally becoming aware of all emotions – happiness and joy, sadness and grief, fear and courage, depression and anxiety – as well as anger. Developing self-awareness of the wide spectrum of your

emotional life makes it easier to feel and communicate underlying emotions that may be at the root of anger. This alone may diminish anger significantly. Journaling about emotions each day helps you develop the capacity to notice the triggers and other emotions that precede episodes of anger. This helps you recognize that people, events and circumstances are probably not the cause of your anger and that you have options in emotionally responding. Other people are not necessarily wrong or bad and may actually be your best allies in healing your anger. Keeping a journal of pleasant and unpleasant events can be very enlightening. Write down each day a memorable pleasant event and an unpleasant one. Write down what caused you to label one event pleasant and another one unpleasant. Write down what sensations were present in the physical body at the time of the events. Write down what thoughts were present. Write down what feelings and emotions were present. This kind of journaling can lead to remarkable changes in emotional awareness. You may notice that your opinions, assumptions, biases and prejudices are wrong or outdated and need to be altered. Such journaling can be the basis for conversations with important people in your life. Mindful movement such as yoga, tai chi and qigong can enhance this journaling process by putting you in touch with your moment-tomoment experience of

physical sensations, thoughts and emotions. This can gradually lead to greater equanimity and acceptance of life just as it is. Living more closely aware of each moment permits you to choose how to respond to yourself and others and to life events. You can learn to feel emotions without necessarily reacting to them. You can learn to accept and allow uncomfortable emotions. You can even learn to follow the advice of mindfulness teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. He teaches us to embrace and take good care of our anger and remember our capacity for love and peace is also present within us. He reminds us that our anger is part of us. It is like our screaming, crying baby and needs our protection. He advises us to hold our anger and all emotions close and care for them as we would a newborn baby – not reject, judge or repress them. In my experience, two of the most useful and heartwarming mindfulness practices are forgiveness and loving kindness. These practices are like a balm for most emotional difficulties, including anger. Practicing forgiveness for oneself precedes forgiveness of other people. Practicing loving kindness for oneself precedes offering loving kindness to others. These heart-opening practices can have an immediate impact on difficult emotions such as anger. If you need help with anger, you may well find relief from mindfulness practices that have been helping people for thousands of years. Sources and Resources • Mayo Clinic. Anger management. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/anger-management/basics/ definition/prc-20014603 • Taming the Tiger Within: Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions by Thich Nhat Hanh (2005) • The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace by Jack Kornfield (2002)

About the Author Dr. Patterson is past president of the Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians and is board certified in family medicine, integrative holistic medicine, mind-body medicine, hatha yoga, yoga nidra, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and physician coaching. He is on the family practice faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Saybrook College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences (San Francisco) and the Center for Mind Body Medicine (Washington, D.C.). He operates the Mind Body Studio in Lexington, where he offers mindfulness classes, coaching and integrative, mind-body medicine consultations. He can be reached through his Web site at www.mindbodystudio.org.


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Men and Their Emotions MALE, FEMALE BRAINS PROCESS EMOTIONS DIFFERENTLY By Dr. Tom Miller, Staff Writer

It is well known men are wired differently than women when it comes to emotions. Emotion is a complex psychological state that involves three distinct components: a subjective experience, a physiological response and a behavioral or expressive component. Are women “wired” to be more emotional than men? Not exactly, but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotions. Previous research has shown women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a large-scale study from the University of Basel suggests gender differences in emotion processing are linked to variations in memory and brain activity. Feelings of happiness and pleasure are linked to the prefrontal cortex in the brain. Anger, fear, sadness and other negative emotions are linked to the amygdala. All human behavior can be broken down into four basic emotions, according to research by Glasgow University. The study has challenged a commonly held belief that there are six basic emotions of happiness, sadness, fear, anger, surprise and disgust. Dr. Robert Plutchik (2002) is credited with developing a psychoevolutionary theory of emotion. It is one of the most influential classification approaches for general emotional responses. He suggests there are eight primary emotions: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, antici-

pation, trust and joy. Plutchik further introduces the concept of emotional contagion. Emotional contagion influences the feelings of one person from another person that transition into adoptive behaviors. This explains why some individuals are influenced by others and adopt their emotions as if they were their own. It is the phenomenon of having one person’s emotions and related behaviors directly trigger similar emotions and behaviors in other individuals. A good example of this is the marketing strategies used by advertisers to push their products: “If you have this certain condition, you need this particular medication.” The Basel researchers designed an experiment to determine whether women perform better on memory tests than men because of the way they process emotional information. The researchers exposed 3,400 participants to images of emotional content. They found women rated the images as more emotionally stimulating than men, particularly in the case of negative images. When presented with emotionally neutral imagery, however, the men and women responded similarly. After being exposed to the images, the participants completed a memory test. The female participants were able to recall significantly more of the images than their male counterparts. The women had a particularly enhanced ability to recall the positive images. The study’s lead author,

Dr. Annette Milnik, hypothesizes gender-dependent differences in emotional processing and memory are due to different mechanisms in the brain. More specifically, the data suggested men have less reactivity to negative emotional images, which is linked with decreased activity in the motor regions of the brain. It may also suggest this is why men show less reactivity to various forms of trauma encountered in war and violent life experiences.

Sources and Resources • Lee, R., Arfanakis, K., Evia, A.M., Fanning, J., Keedy, S., Coccaro, E.F. (2017). White matter integrity reductions in intermittent explosive disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. • Plutchik, Robert. (2002). Emotions and Life: Perspectives from Psychology, Biology, and Evolution, Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

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FDA and Aphrodisiacs There is only one known aphrodisiac, and a few things can factor into its effectiveness. In addition to a placebo effect, some foods may help promote “sexy time” due to visual stimuli or status associated with them. Oysters have zinc, which can increase testosterone, but they’re no aphrodisiac. Chocolate increases serotonin but not the libido. Spanish fly, made from ground-up blister beetles, can cause an erection and urethra irritation. Eastern and Native American herbs are neither effective

nor safe. Not even Viagra is a libido stimulant; it just causes erections. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) says there is no aphrodisiac and labeling anything as such is false advertising. The one and only aphrodisiac is the mind. Dancing is rare in the animal world because it is spontaneous, but humans are the lords of dance. Species that utilize vocal imitation, such as some parrots, cockatoos, California sea lions and Asian elephants, can learn to dance; all have been observed moving in rhythm to a beat. When people synchronize their motions through dancing, it raises endorphins and encourages social closeness. A study published in PLOS Genetics found two genes associated with creative dancing and linked them with the need for social communication.

Why Can Some People Tolerate Spicy Foods Better? Scientists don’t know for sure why some people can tolerate spicy foods better than others, but three factors may be in play here. Some people may be born with less sensitivity to spiciness. Spiciness is detected by a sensory receptor called TRPV1, a little protein that opens up when molecules like capsaicin bind to it. Gene sequences that produce the TRPV1 protein vary from person to person, so certain versions of the receptor are more or less responsive than others. It may also matter how much a person uses his or her TRPV1 receptors. Researchers have documented a desensitizing effect that happens when someone eats a lot of capsaicin; the person must eat higher levels of it in order to taste a certain degree of spiciness. As people eat spicy food more regularly, they start to feel less of the burn. And lastly, some people may just like the burn.


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mumps in puberty, his fertility may be impacted. Different health conditions such as diabetes can cause retrograde ejaculation, which happens when semen backs into the bladder during orgasm instead of exiting from the penis. Surgery, radiation or chemotherapy often affect male fertility. Lifestyle choices that can hinder fertility include smoking, illicit drug use and drinking alcohol. Being overweight is another factor in male infertility. Some medications, such as anabolic steroids, may impede fertility, and so can exposure to radiation and certain toxins and chemicals, such as pesticides, herbicides and lead. Some men are azoospermic – there is no sperm at all in their ejaculate. To boost sperm production and mobility, doctors suggest: • Wear loose underwear such as boxers instead of jockey shorts. This relieves pressure on the testicles. • Avoid saunas and hot tubs. Overheating the testicles may

impair sperm production and function. • Get out and get some exercise. According to a Harvard School of Public Health study, men who participated in moderate to vigorous activity at least 15 hours a week had 73 percent higher sperm concentration than men who exercised less than five hours a week. • Watch where you place your laptop computer. Research shows when men place laptops directly on their laps, it can increase the temperature of the scrotum and decrease sperm production. In some cases, if infertility is due to high or low levels of certain hormones, your doctor may recommend hormone replacement therapy to enhance hormone balance. After a year of trying to achieve a pregnancy with no results, you and your partner should talk to your physician to

discuss possible causes, treatments and assisted reproductive technology options such as in vitro fertilization. About the Author Todd Martin graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 1990 and completed his master’s degree in 1999, receiving honors in both programs. He is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked in emergency medicine and family practice. Todd has lived in Lexington with his wife, Lori, since 2000 and is an avid fly fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. He joined Family Practice Associates of Lexington in 2013. He believes in treating not just the disease but the patient as a complete human being.


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Every Monday from 9:30am–10:30am at Ageless Yoga Studio, 611 Winchester Rd., Suite 200. 859303-6225. Pre-register online at agelessyogastudio. com. Click “class” tab to sign up now! Email info@ agelessyogastudio.com for more info.

Mondays & Wednesdays MELT Method Hand, Foot and Body

Healing Class by Shayne Wigglesworth Mondays and Wednesdays at 12pm - Discover pain-free living at any age! Enjoy a gentle foam roller class to reduce pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety and more! MELT Method certified instructor Shayne Wigglesworth will teach you healing techniques you can use for self care at home. All materials and rollers are provided. Perfect for all ages, body types and experience levels. Learn more at www.centeredlex.com or call 859-721-1841.

Mondays & Wednesdays Lexington Area Parkinson's Support Group

Mondays and Wednesdays at 12pm Free daytime and evening discussion groups for people with PD and their care partners. Daytime meetings held the 4th Monday of each month at noon. Evening meetings held on 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm.  Both group meetings held at Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, KY.  For more details contact Elaine at 859-2771040 or by email info@parkinsonslexington. com. Please visit our website atwww.parkinsonslexington.com to get more details about these meetings and other free events held by LAPSG.

Tuesdays Community Flow

This weekly restorative class integrates gentle yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and wellness tips for all ages and levels of physical condition. 10:30am–11:30am. Donation only (great portion of all donations go to the Backpack Food Program at Ashland Elementary.) Inspiring, Educating & Supporting our World through the Moving,  Visual & Healing Arts! Daily classes, therapies, workshops & a great spot to host your next event! 309 N Ashland Ave Ste.180, Lexington, KY 40502. 859-721-1841. www.centeredlex.com.

Tuesdays Swing Lessons Every Tuesday: 8pm–10pm at Tates Creek Recreation Center, 1400 Gainesway Dr. $5.00 per person per lesson. Call for more information: Glenn and Rosalee Kelley 859-233-9947; OR Peter and Robin Young 859-224-3388.

Tuesdays Community Yoga Class with Lauren Higdon

Every Tuesday 10:30am–11:30am at Centered Studio, 309 n Ashland ave suite 180 in Lexington. This weekly restorative class integrates gentle yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and wellness tips for all ages and levels of physical condition. Classes may include chair yoga, restorative, yin yoga, tai chi, and more. Perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis! Donations-based class.

Tuesdays & Thursdays Free "How to Stay Young" Class Triple Crown Chiropractic and Wellness offers a free class twice a week explaining how to keep your body young through chiropractic care. Free spinal screening available

for anyone who attends the class. To register for the class, please call 859-335-0419. Questions to pr.triplecrownchiro@gmail.com. Triple Crown Chiropractic and Wellness: 1795 Alysheba Way #4103 Lexington, KY. Free gift from the office to those who attend the class!

1st Tuesdays Lupus Support Group:

Living & Coping with Lupus The Lupus Foundation of America support groups are intended to provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers and loved ones can share experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with chronic illness. Imani Baptist Church, 1555 Georgetown Road, Lexington from 7:00pm– 8:00pm first Tuesday of every month. 877-8658787. www.lupusmidsouth.org.

2nd Tuesdays PFLAG Support for LGBTs and Families

We are a support group of family members and allies united with LGBTQ* individuals. Our meetings provide a safe, confidential space where you can feel respected and accepted wherever you are in your journey or family struggle. Monthly speakers help us to broaden our understanding of these issues in our families and in society. Lexington meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 2025 Bellefonte Drive. Frankfort chapter meets the 3rd Monday of the month, 5:30 at the Unitarian Community, 316 Wilkinson Blvd. More information and resources at www.pflagcentralky.org For questions, call 859-338-4393 or info@pflagcentralky. org. *lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning.

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prior experience of yoga or meditation required. Mobilize inner resources for promoting health and managing the stress of caregiving, burnout and chronic disease. Study and practice in a supportive group. Gentle yoga, mindful movement, deep relaxation, sitting meditation and discussion. Cost $10. Instructor: John A. Patterson MD, MSPH, FAAFP, Mind Body Studio 517 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 859-373-0033. Full details at http:// www.mindbodystudio.org/?page_id=1055

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“Dance of the Heart” Passionate and Romantic- Mindful and Meditative. A uniquely transformative social skill, art form and movement therapy. No partner or dance experience required. Friday evening 7:30-9:00 PM. You may drop-in to any class- this is not a series. Cost $10 (first class free) Instructors: Dr. John Patterson and Nataliya Timoshevskaya. Mind Body Studio 517 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 859-3730033. Full details at http://www.mindbodystudio. org/?page_id=214

August 1 Eat, Move, Lose Weight Support Group 12 – 1 pm, Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Department PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road. Free weight-loss support group appropriate for anyone wishing to lose weight or maintain weight loss. Share struggles and ideas with others. Held first and third Tuesdays most months. For more information or to pre-register, call 288-2446.

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Join us for this very special musical adventure featuring a unique collaboration between Ms. Sarah of Candy Mountain Music and local yoga instructor extraordinaire Julie Ransdell! This class will contain all the musical fun of a regular music class with the addition of playful poses perfect for even the most energetic little ones! Don't miss this unique, local offering! Candy Mountain Music is a unique, hands-on, interactive, energetic approach to musical play for toddlers from ages 1-3 years old. Your child will delight in the experience of different sounds, movement, tones, and textures, along with songs, dances, movement play, and exploration of instruments. Siblings welcome at half price (babies less than 1 year old are welcome to join you for free!). Registration Required. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd, Ste 103; www.babymoonlex.com

August 5 Back to School Rally Multiple locations in Lexington. For more information, visit www.ymcacky.org/childcare/back-toschool-rallies/

5:30 – 6:30 pm, Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Department PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road. Free year-long intensive program helps overweight adults or those diagnosed with pre-diabetes reduce their risk for developing full diabetes. Weekly for 16 weeks, every other week for 2 months, monthly for 6 months. Call 859-288-2347 for more information.

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Join us for the second annual Colon Cancer prevention project. Despite the fact that colon cancer is on of the most preventable forms of cancer, it remains the 2nd most common forms of cancer among men and women, impacting thousands of families each year. Activities begin at 8am and the race starts at 9am. For information and to register, visit the website: http://support.kickingbutt.org/ site/TR?fr_id=1111&pg=entry.

August 22 Freedom from Smoking class series (Weekly to October 3), 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Eastside Library, 3000 Blake James Drive (Palumbo and ManOWar). Free class series helps you develop a plan of action that leads you to your quit day. Call (859) 309-1700 to register and for more information! Co- sponsored by the Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Dept.

August 23 Breastfeeding 101 6-8 p.m. Baptist Health-Lexington Education Center, 1740 Nicholasville Rd. (Building E, lower level), FREE, only for those delivering at Baptist Health-Lexington. Register online at www.baptisthealth.com/event/breastfeeding-101 or call (859)260-6357.

August 26 Louisville Kicking Butt 5k The 2017 Kicking Butt 5k - Louisville is an event to raise awareness and funds to eliminate preventable colon cancer by increasing screening rates. Despite the fact that colon cancer is on of the most preventable forms of cancer, it remains the 2nd most common forms of cancer among men and women, impacting thousands of families each year. Let’s walk, run, and jog for a world without colon cancer! Visit http://support.kickingbutt.org/ site/TR?fr_id=1110&pg=entry for information and to register.

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Bluegrass Ovarian Cancer Support

Cancer Classes

GrassRoots Yoga Classes

Exists to assist Central Kentucky women and their loved ones during diagnosis, treatment and survival of ovarian and other gynecological cancers. Come meet with us the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at Joseph Beth Booksellers, Bronte Bistro Cafe meeting room.

The American Cancer Society offers women undergoing cancer treatments the opportunity to attend the Look Good...Feel Better workshop. This free workshop helps women deal with the appearance-related side-effects of cancer treatment in a private setting. Each participant receives a complimentary custom cosmetic kit. The American Cancer Society offers Prostate Cancer Educational and Support Classes called Man to Man for men with prostate cancer. This is an educational and networking program that provides information about prostate cancer and treatments options. For more information about these classes, please call Kristy Young at 859260-8285. For cancer information 24 hours a day, please call 1-800-ACS-2345 or go to www.cancer.org.

Chair yoga: 10:30–11:30am Tuesday and Thursday. Hatha Vinyasa Flow: 5:30–6:30pm Thursday. Yoga Basics for Stress Relief: 5:30–6:30pm Friday. Partial proceeds from all yoga classes benefit the Latitude Artist Community for adults considered to have disabilities. All instructors certified through Yoga Alliance. For more information, visit www.grassrootsyoga.org.

Yoga • Meditation • Stress Reduction The Yoga Health & Therapy Center offers daytime and evening Yoga classes with slow stretch, breathing awareness and relaxation training. Small classes provide personalized instruction. New yoga students receive a series discount. Meditation classes and ongoing group practice sessions available for all levels. Stress-Reduction classes based on Yoga principles and practical skills also offered. Free parking provided for most classes. For information, please call 859-254-9529 or visit www.yogahealthcenter.org.

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Perinatal Loss Grief Group

First Tuesday of the month, 7pm, Center for Grief and Education. A group for parents who have experienced loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. Contact Debbie Mueller at (859) 260-6904 for more information.

Coping After Loss

First Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7pm, Center for Grief and Education. A brief educational program offering an introduction to grief information. Contact the Lexington office at (859) 277-2700 for more information or to register.

Free Transportation to Cancer Screening

Fayette County residents can receive free transportation through HealthLink Transit, a partnership between Kentucky Pink Connection & the Lexington--Fayette Urban County Government. Transportation provided by taxi or gas cards to cancer screening. Call (859) 309-1700 to arrange a ride.

2nd Chance Ambassadors

Lexington: a support/volunteer group comprised of organ transplantation recipients, donor family members, those on the waiting list and community members interested in transplantation meets the 3rd Sunday of each month at Word of Hope Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Man O’War and Armstrong Mill Road.  Meetings begin at 4:30. For questions, please contact Charlotte Wong, Education Coordinator, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates Lexington office at (859) 278-3492 or toll free (800) 525-3456.

Center For Women’s Health Center Classes

Held at Frankfort Regional Medical Call Mediline at 502-226-1655 or toll-free 800-242-5662 to register or for more information. Classes include: • Prepared Childbirth • Baby Care For The Early Weeks • Breast Feeding Basics • “That’s My Baby” • Sibling Classes

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Survivors of Suicide

First & third Tuesday of the month, 6-7:30pm, Center for Grief and Education. For adults affected by the loss of someone by suicide. Contact the Lexington office at (859) 2772700 for more information or to register.

Bosom Buddies

A support group designed to meet the ongoing needs of women with breast cancer. The purpose of Bosom Buddies is to create a safe and comfortable environment in which women diagnosed with breast cancer can receive information and emotional support during and after treatment. Meets are the third Thursday of every month 6:00pm at the Frankfort Regional Hospital: Frankfort Medical Pavilion, Conference Room C. 279 King’s Daughters Drive, Frankfort, KY.

BRCC Volunteer Opportunities

The Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center provides a 24-hour crisis line, hospital and court advocacy, crisis intervention counseling, longterm therapy, and information and community referral to victims of sexual assault as well as family members and friends. Volunteers at BRCC have the unique opportunity to provide valuable direct services to those impacted by sexual assault. Volunteer opportunities: Crisis Line Volunteer, Medical/Legal Advocate. For more information, please call: (859) 253-2615.

Stop Smoking Class Series

5:30-6:30, weekly until April 17. Tates Creek Library, 3628 Walden Dr. Based on the Cooper-Clayton method. $10/week for 10 weeks covers the cost of nicotine replacement. Call 288-2457.

ANAD Overcoming Eating Disorders Support Group

Free support group for people who want to improve their relationship with food and body image. Safe, comfortable place. Facilitated by Megan Roop, RYT, supervised by Tina Thompson, MS, RD, LD, Bluegrass Nutrition Counseling, sponsored by ANAD. Introduction meeting on October 3 from 7:15-8:30pm at Bliss Wellness Center, 2416 Sir Barton Way, Ste 125. 8 week session Oct 17-Dec 5 from 7:15-8:30pm. Contact Megan Roop 561-779-0290 for details.

Diabetes CHATS

Nathaniel Mission Health Clinic CHAT: 1109 Versailles Road, Suite 400 from 4pm to 5:15pm the 4th Tuesday of each month. The Refuge Clinic: New Location, 2349 Richmond Road-Suite 220, Lexington, KY, 40502. 859225-4325. Free. Sponsored by the LexingtonFayette Co. Health Dept and UK Healthcare.

Free Cardio Classes

9-10am. Every Saturday morning in the month of February at Body Structure Medical Fitness Facility, 2600 Gribbin Drive, Lexington. This class will increase your heart rate and respiration while using large muscle groups repetitively and rhythmically to create a great workout. (859) 268-8190.

Taoist Tai Chi Society

We offer classes in Louisville and Lexington. All classes are led by nationally accredited volunteer instructors in a friendly and helpful environment. The meditative movements of taijiquan can reduce tension, increase flexibility and strength, and improve circulation and balance. To contact us, phone 502.614.6424 or e-mail kentucky@taoist.org.

Consumer Support Groups (Individuals with a Mental Illness)

Every Sunday, 869 Sparta Court, Lexington. 2:30-4:00pm. 859-309-2856 for more info. NAMI Lexington is a local affiliate of NAMI, the “National Alliance on Mental Illness”  we provide numerous support groups and recovery programs for families and Individuals living with mental illness.

Monthly Reiki Classes

Turn your hands into healing hands! Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy Learn to improve your mind, body, and spirit! Classes taught by Robert N.Fueston, Reiki Master/Teacher and Acupuncturist, 17 years of experience and Member of The Reiki Alliance. Approved for Continuing Education hours (CE hours) for Massage Therapist. CE’s for nurses pending. Register online at www. robertfueston.com. 859-595-2164.

Al-Anon

Free support group for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Local meetings and information at www.LexingtonAl-Anon.org or call 859.277.1877.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is not a diet club. We do not count calories or have scales at meetings. OA is based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues or fees. OA is self-supporting through member contributions. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop eating compulsively. Please go to oalexingtonky. org for meeting dates and times.

GRASP

GRASP is the acronym for Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing. This support group aims to provide mutual empathy and understanding for parents and loved ones of those who have died of an addictive disease. All members of GRASP have this experience in common, and we do ask that prospective members contact the group coordinator, Anne Roberts--at 859-576-7082, or PJC863@ aol.com--before coming the first time to a GRASP meeting.


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Planning For Retirement by Kim Wade, Community Relations Director, Milward Funeral Directors Whether you are a boomer or the child of a boomer, you may have started talking about the next 10, 20 or even 30 years and planning for the retirement years. If you have already had the retirement conversation and started planning, congrats, you are doing yourself and your family a favor by considering and possibly making decisions on the many choices you have available to you. If you haven’t, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. I highly encourage you to start learning about, thinking about and discussing your future retirement with your family so they aren’t left in the dark and wondering what mom or dad prefers. Finding a way to start talking with loved ones about retirement and the future is the difficult part. So here are a few topics to start with: Retirement Age Just because you can retire at 65, doesn’t mean you have to, or want to do so. Many people choose to work beyond retirement, not because they need to, but simply because it is a passion. If you enjoy working, then you should continue doing so. Perhaps consider cutting back your days so you can pursue other activities you enjoy or always wanted to do. If you are ready to throw in the towel and can afford to do so by all means retire and enjoy life.

Finances If you are going to retire, you certainly need to know how you will cover your expenses. No matter how old you are, it is certainly a good idea to meet with a professional who can help you get your financial affairs in order. Legal Affairs Have you written a will, set up a trust or need to deal with other legal affairs? If not, when you die, your family is likely to spend a lot of time and money in probate court dealing with these legal and financial affairs. Take time now to finalize your legal affairs. You can always make changes. Healthcare Will your children or home health care take care of you in your home or theirs? Is it time to downsize so you can live in your own home for longer? Or, if necessary, do you have a specific independent senior living or nursing home you’d prefer to live? Look around you. Senior living facilities are popping up all over town. Similar to the drug store boom, the need for senior living facilities is greater than ever. If you haven’t, now is a great time to schedule a tour so you can find facilities you prefer if you should need to get more personalized care. Funeral/Life Celebration While no one really likes to plan for death, it is one of those things on

the “have to” list. That is if your goal is to ease the burden on your family. There are literally over 100 decisions that need to be made at the time of a person’s death. Planning in advance is simply a responsible thing to do and one your children will greatly appreciate. Whether you pay for the funeral/life celebration now or through life insurance, specifying what you want done with your remains (buried or cremated) and where you want them placed; as well as, how you’d like your life celebrated allows your family more time to grieve their loss at the time of your death.

As you are taking time to enjoy life, learn about the resources that are available to you and your family for your retirement. The need for resources for senior varies widely depending upon how independent or co-dependent an individual is during their senior years. The Lexington community offers a spectrum of services to seniors. In fact, there seems to be more senior services than ever before as our community prepares for an increased demand from boomers who have or about to enter their retirement years along with their parents who are living longer than previous generations.

Activities Retirement does not have to be the equivalent to sitting in front of the television for all these years. It can be, if you want, but it can also be filled with a lot of enjoyment with friends and family. It could include traveling, volunteering, reading or quilting, exercising, caring for grandchildren, attending spiritual activities, cooking and so much more. The choice is yours. Enjoy life to its fullest.

Kim Wade has been a marketing consultant for more than 20 years specializing in the funeral industry. Currently, she is the Community Relations Director for Milward Funeral Directors, the 37tholdest continuously operated family business in the United States which operates three locations in Lexington including its Celebration of Life center at 1509 Trent Boulevard. Kim can be reached at marketing@milwardfuneral. com or 859-252-3411.

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Sex Addiction Can Prove Ruinous PREVALENCE OF PORN A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR By Angela S. Hoover, Staff Writer A person can be addicted to sex just as he can be addicted to alcohol, drugs or gambling, says Paul F. Schmidt, Ph.D., one of only a few licensed clinicians in Lexington who have sex addiction certification. Sex addiction can start with a variety of behaviors that often lead to an increasing amount of deviant behaviors. As with any other addictive substance, some people can engage in these behaviors without becoming addicted to them and others cannot. Varieties of sex addiction can include voyeurism, exhibitionism, anonymous sex with strangers and crossing relationship boundaries – exploiting roles such as incest or having sex with an employee, teacher, student or client. Almost all forms of sex addiction are rooted in an arrested development within the entirety of courtship, either in the initial, closing or other stage. The sex addict creates a mirror underworld

in which he can act out the aspects of courtship he is incapable of doing in real life in order to avoid rejection, Schmidt says. For example, trouble closing the deal in real life becomes conquest sex, racking up large numbers of partners. Inability to begin a courtship or initiate contact becomes making new contacts on dating sites that never lead anywhere other than the opening conversation. Impersonal, unemotional sex becomes romantic fantasies in the shadow self’s double life. The prevalence of pornography is a contributing factor to sex addiction, Schmidt says. “It’s so much more available, affordable and anonymous,” he said. “It seems innocuous and harmless but it can be harmful.” Phone sex also provides addicts the playground to live their shadow life’s fantasies, but this can actually lead to economic ruin because some sex addicts can’t do anything else but live in the fantasy. While rejection-proof, both porn and phone sex present other problems, says Schmidt. The average porn and sex-line caller is unaware these companies keep track of everything. They know your computer, your preferences and your arousal behavior and they use this information to devise personal “hooks” through which they can market to you. Once they’ve gotten you to peak arousal with free stuff, they ask for credit card information. “It’s really insidious. It’s an evil empire,” said Schmidt. “And that’s just the stuff we know about. That’s not accounting for the darknet.” Signs of sex addiction include having three or more of the following traits: 1. repeated attempts to quit altogether; 2. repetitive problems stopping the behaviors;

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3. mood changes – excitement about initiating some instance of acting out or intense anxiety while doing it, shame afterwards and withdrawal in between; 4. increased tolerance – more is needed and it takes more and more to feel sated; 5. boundaries change – thinking one will only do A, B and C but not X, Y or Z but doing X, Y and Z regularly; 6. degradation of morals and boundaries – “I will never” becomes something done regularly; 7. neglecting responsibilities for this activity; and 8. significant relationship costs due to this behavior, as with any other addiction. The brain scans of sex addicts having sex are undistinguishable from the brain scans of individuals high on cocaine. This distinction separates a normal person engaging in a lot of risky or deviant sexual behaviors from a sex addict. Most sex addicts try to self-treat themselves by swapping between addictions, but ultimately, all addictions must be treated at once to get to the core issues of what hurt or pain the person is really medicating. Addicts often give themselves too high a dose of self-shame. Adding gasoline to the fire, their loved ones also mistakenly believe the addict needs more shame. Sexual excitement can often become associated with shame in sex addicts. “Don’t shame but empower,” Schmidt said. SEX Continued on Page 28

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DON’T LET ‘SNEAK THIEF’ STEAL YOUR EYESIGHT by Dr. Rick Graebe, FCOVD Family Eyecare Associates and Vision Therapy Age takes its toll on all parts of the body, even the eyes. While conditions such as glaucoma are not necessarily inevitable as we get older, they are still possibilities that can change the way we see. It always pay to practice foresight – it just may save your eyesight. Glaucoma is a rather complex disease. Simply put, it occurs when fluid pressure builds up in your eyes. Approximately two and a half quarts of fluid, called aqueous humor, pumps through the eyes every day, providing nutrients to the inside of the eyes. This fluid is constantly being pumped in and out of your eyes. The pumping keeps the fluid clear and clean so you can see well through it. The way glaucoma works can be compared to a faucet and drain. As long as both parts are working fine and everything flows smoothly, you have no problem with backups or clogs. But sometimes the fluid gets blocked instead of flowing out of your eyes as normal. The blockage causes the pressure in your eyes, so the balance between inflow and outflow is important. A person can be born with glaucoma, but that only happens rarely. Usually the condition is related to age. Your risk of developing glaucoma rises a percent-

age point with each decade. Unfortunately, glaucoma has no warning signals. The condition is painless and the pressure buildup that steals your eyesight is so slow and steady that most people have no idea they even have glaucoma until they realize half their vision is gone. That is why glaucoma is called the “sneak thief of sight.” The sooner it is caught, the better able your eye doctor will be to keep it under control. One of the first signs that you have glaucoma is a loss of peripheral or side vision. Visual field testing can check it. You may also see halos around lights or experience narrow or tunnel vision. Your eye doctor will check for glaucoma by dilating your eyes. This will give him a better view of your optic nerve. The pressure in the eyes often damages this nerve. The doctor will also perform a tonometry test to check the fluid pressure in your eyes. Treatment may include eye drops taken once or twice daily. These drops help relieve the pressure by either increasing the outflow of the aqueous humor or reducing its production. Another option is laser surgery, which can increase the flow of fluid from the eye. One microsurgery procedure is used to create a new channel to help drain the fluid and relieve the pres-

Unfortunately, glaucoma has no warning signals.

sure in the eye. You should talk about your options with your eye doctor. Glaucoma is essentially a neurodegenerative disease. It cannot be cured and lost vision cannot be restored. However, with proper treatment, the progress of the disease can be slowed down and the vision you still have can be saved. As with diabetes or high blood pressure, the ultimate goal with glaucoma is maintenance.

Here, too, prevention is worth multiple pounds of cure. About the Author Dr. Graebe received both his B.S degree in Visual Science and Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University. He is a Behavioral Optometrist and learning expert. He has been in private practice here in the Bluegrass area for the past 32 years.


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Prostate cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms in its early stages because it is a slow-growing cancer.

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It is located beneath the bladder and in front of the rectum. Male hormones called androgens stimulate the activity and growth of the prostate. Many men’s prostates get larger as they grow older due to a non-cancerous condition called prostate enlargement or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy (besides skin cancer) diagnosed in men. Nearly 1.1 million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year around the world. It affects one in seven men in America. The risk factors for prostate cancer include being over 65 years old – the older a man gets, the more likely he will develop prostate cancer. Your risk of prostate cancer is higher if you have a family history of it. Prostate cancer is more common among African-American men as compared to Asian/ Pacific Islanders and Native American and Native Alaskan men. The American Cancer Society recommends men make an informed decision with their doctors about whether to be tested for prostate cancer beginning at age 50 years. Prostate cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms in its early stages because it is a slow-growing cancer. The symptoms do not appear until the cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra or the tumor grows into surrounding tissues and organs. Because of the proximity of the prostate gland in relation to the bladder and urethra, prostate cancer may be accompanied by a variety of urinary symptoms. Depending on its size and location, a tumor may be pressing on and constricting the urethra, inhibiting

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the urine flow. Some prostate cancer signs related to urination include trouble starting or difficulty urinating; stopping while urinating; pain or burning during urination; frequent urge to urinate at night; blood in the urine (hematuria); loss of bladder control; and decreased flow or velocity of the urine stream. Other symptoms include painful ejaculation; blood in the semen; erectile dysfunction; swelling in the legs or pelvic area; and bone pain that doesn’t go away. Late signs and symptoms of prostate cancer, which occur as the cancer grows or spreads to other parts of the body, include weight loss, fatigue, nausea or vomiting and anemia. To diagnose prostate cancer, your doctor may do a digital rectal exam (DRE) to feel the prostate for lumps or anything unusual. Blood tests for prostate-specific antigens (PSA) are also used in prostate cancer screening. Treatment depends on the stage of the cancer and how fast it grows. Options include watchful waiting, surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy. To reduce your risk of prostate cancer, try eating soy products such as soy beans and tofu; tomatoes and food containing tomato sauce; vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli; fish such as salmon and sardines; walnuts; and flaxseed. Leading a healthy lifestyle can also help you reduce your risk. Sources and Resources • American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) • Cancer Treatment Centers of America (www.cancercenter.com) • MedLine Plus (www.medlineplus.gov) • Prostate Cancer Treatment Research Foundation (www.pctrf.org)

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Sources and Resources • • • • •

Health Grades (www.healthgrades.com) HealthLine (www.healthline.com) Marshfield Clinic (www.marshfieldclinic.org) NewsMax (www.newsmax.com) University Health News (www.universityhealthnews.com) • WebMd (www.webmd.com)

About the Author Harleena Singh is a freelance writer and blogger who has a keen interest in health and wellness. She can be approached through her blog (www.aha-now.com) and Web site, www.harleenasingh.com. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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ing can benefit the bones. A bit of exposure to the sun will boost the production of vitamin D. Quit smoking – it reduces the density of bone minerals. Drink caffeine and alcohol in moderation. Prevent falls, which are responsible for 90 percent of hip fractures and 50 percent of vertebral fractures in older people. Ensure you are taking enough calcium. Adults need 1,000 mg of calcium daily; men over age 70 years need 1,300 mg. Calcium can be obtained from diet, supplements or both. Sources and Resources • EMedicine Health (www.emedicinehealth.com) • International Osteoporosis Foundation

(www.iofbonehealth.org) • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (www.niams.nih.gov) • Osteoporosis Canada (www.osteoporosis.ca) • WebMd (www.webmd.com)

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ment. It may include medications, counseling and support groups. Begin by talking to your health care provider. Sources and Resources • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) • Mayo Clinic (www.mayoclinic.org) • Medline Plus (www.medlineplus.gov)

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pared to listen more than you talk. Encourage him to talk to someone he trusts if he does not open up to you, such as a minister or a trained mental health professional. See if he is willing to get help, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 to reach trained personnel. Asking for help is difficult, but without assistance, depression is not likely to go away and may get worse. Depression and suicidal ideation, even if severe, usually improve with medication and/ or psychotherapy. It is a sign of strength – not weakness – to ask for advice or seek help when you need it.

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When depression worsens, suicidal thoughts are much more prevalent. To better manage depression: • exercise regularly; • surround yourself with caring, positive people; • learn good sleep habits; • watch for symptoms of depression and know how to respond to them; • drink less alcohol and do not use illegal drugs; and • talk about feelings with someone you trust. If your depression is manifesting in the form of suicidal ideation, talk with someone and make a pact that you will call them if you are tempted to commit suicide. Sources and Resources • Mayo Clinic (www.mayoclinic.org) • Medline Plus (www.medlineplus.gov) • National Institute of Mental Health (www.nimh.nih.gov)

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There are medical, psychological and religious models of sex therapy, but Schmidt favors the 12-step approach. He says it is the most comprehensive because it incorporates all the models. Research shows it to be the most effective model, he adds. However, in sex addiction therapy, the 12-step model is expanded into what are called The 30 Tasks. Visit www.sexhelp.com and Dr. Schmidt’s personal blog, mynewlife.com for more information.

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Vanilla

It takes a lot of work to produce this spice, so let’s appreciate it By Tanya Tyler,

Editor/Writer

When something (or someone) is bland and unexciting, we usually say they are like vanilla. Simple, colorless, ordinary, easily overlooked – that describes vanilla accurately, right? Well, not exactly. The more you learn about vanilla – its origins, its popularity and what it takes to get it to our pantry shelves – you may refrain from ever describing anything or anyone as “just plain vanilla.” The aromatic spice, which you’ll find in various forms from scented candles to just the right amount in the best cookie dough and ice cream, has a long and storied – and flavorful – history. It was first cultivated by the Aztecs of South America. It’s actually the fruit of an orchid – the only orchid that produces anything edible (and there are more than 20,000 varieties of orchids!). According to the Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com), the vanilla bean was once thought of as an aphrodisiac. It was so rare it was reserved for royalty. As you savor a vanilla ice cream treat, you might want to give some thought to how much work goes into creating pure vanilla. It’s the second most expensive spice in the world, after saffron. Remember the orchids mentioned above? They blossom only for a few hours one day a year. They must be hand pollinated because the plant’s one and only natural local pollinator, the Melipona bee, couldn’t do all the

necessary buzzing about with such a short window of opportunity. Once pollinated, the vanilla pods grow to their full size of six to 10 inches long in about a month and a half. Then they need about nine more months to mature. After this, they are hand picked, though they are still green and have neither the smell nor flavor we expect. The pods must be cured for three to six more months, a process that involves them getting a bath in boiling water, then receiving sun exposure, followed by a blanket wrap in which they are allowed to sweat at night. All this makes the

beans ferment and shrink and turn dark brown, the way you’ve probably seen them in jars in the spice aisle of your local supermarket or on a cooking show. The three most popular types of vanilla beans are the thin BourbonMadagascar vanilla beans (75 percent of the world’s vanilla bean supply comes from Madagascar and the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean); the thicker Mexican vanilla beans, which mainly come from the state of Veracruz and are more rare than the Bourbon-Madagascar beans because their growing habitat

has been usurped by oil fields and orange groves; and Tahitian vanilla beans, thickest, darkest and most aromatic of all. When cooking with the beans or pods (the word vanilla means “little pod”), you generally slit them lengthwise and scrape out the tiny seeds to add to your pudding, dough or sauce. You probably prefer goodies with all-natural vanilla as opposed to vanilla flavoring. You’ll notice the difference. And life is too short to settle for the imitation or artificial stuff.

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MAKERS Why Some Men Can’t Grow Beards

Androgens are a group of hormones that regulate secondary sex characteristics – masculine physical traits unrelated to reproduction. Along with testosterone, there is a more potent form of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in this group. Beard growth is determined by the number of androgen receptors in skin that DHT can bind to. Several androgen receptors on the lower half of the face equals a full beard, but DHT can also cause hair loss. Androgen receptors in the scalp will cause baldness. Medication can be taken to lower the amount of DHT to combat male-pattern-baldness, but there is currently no known way to increase androgen receptors for beard growth. However, researchers found chronic caffeine intake increased androgen stimulation and epithelial cell proliferation and hyperplasia in rat ventral prostates. Their results were published in the International Journal of Experimental Pathology in 2012.

Beard growth is determined by the number of androgen receptors in skin that DHT can bind to.

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