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Watermelon For Erectile Dysfunction

A disturbing analysis of mortality and morbidity was recently published in the Journal of Gerontology. Americans are living longer but sicker lives. We’re now living fewer healthy years. Compared to a decade ago, we live about a year longer, but come down with a serious disease like a stroke, cancer, or diabetes two years earlier. It’s like one step forward, two steps back.

The UCLA researchers also tracked one’s capacity to function—for example, the ability to walk up 10 steps or kneel without using special equipment—and found a similar trend. In just a decade’s time, we now live more years with a serious illness and more years disabled, meaning we’re living longer in sickness, not in health; a longer lifespan, but shorter healthspan.

The three leading causes of disability in the United States are arthritis, heart disease, and lower back pain, which all may be prevented, treated, and in some cases even reversed with a healthy plant-based diet. For arthritis, see my 3-min. video Diet & Rheumatoid Arthritis; for cardiac disability, my Care2 post Reversing Heart Disease; and for degenerative disc disease, my 1-min. video Cholesterol and Lower Back Pain.

Every part of the body needs sufficient blood to function properly. Cholesterol can clog arteries in our inner and outer organs, causing aneurisms, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, spinal degeneration and sexual dysfunction. In my Care2 blog Dietary Sexual Dysfunction I discuss what clogged pelvic arteries can do to the sexual functioning of both men and women. Eating healthily can extend one’s love life as well as the life of one’s love.

With Memorial Day picnics around the corner, today’s Care2 video pick is a NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day from last month (see above).

Note that although watermelon may help treat the symptoms of pelvic atherosclerosis, it’s better to get to the root of the problem and clear out the arterial plaque, just as Indian gooseberries may help treat diabetes (see Amla Versus Diabetes), but it’s better to reverse the disease (How To Treat Diabetes). See my 2-min. video Our Number One Killer Can Be Stopped and the 10 other videos on reversing chronic disease.

For more on diet and sexual dysfunction, feel free to check out Cholesterol and Female Sexual Dysfunction, Atkins Diet: Trouble Keeping It Up and Rosy Glow.

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

Image credit: Caro’s Lines / Flickr

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Dr. Michael Greger

A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. Hundreds of his nutrition videos are freely available at NutritionFacts.org.

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1:41AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

Teresa W states: "Carol, Care2 is also about animal rights. You'd better leave Care2 and move to a site for inveterate meat-eaters"

Really, Teresa W? Are you stating that those not agreeing with your version of animal rights must go elsewhere? Nothing like democratic rights and the freedom of expression which is also what Care2 is about. Sort of like you visiting all the threads on sex to state "Disgusting!" Although Care2's authors are generally rather liberal when it comes to the topic of sexual expression. But you do have a right to your own opinion which you seem eager to deny to others. There are also those involved in the inveterate belief that those not holding their opinion somehow seem have no right to express an opinion unless it is the same as theirs.

"inveterate

chronic, confirmed, deep-dyed (usually derogatory) deep-rooted, deep-seated, dyed-in-the-wool, entrenched, established, habitual, hard-core, hardened, incorrigible, incurable, ineradicable, ingrained, long-standing, obstinate

http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-definition/inveterat"

1:41AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

Agreed Carol P, Dr. Greger does push a vegan agenda because, surprise surprise, he is vegan.

I don't really trust his information, especially when he mentioned in one of the nutritionfacts items incorporated into one of his Care2 articles that eating one egg daily is comparable to smoking 25,000 cigarettes. Wow, one egg a day equals chain smoking for life. (On the video).

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/eggs-vs-cigarettes-in-atherosclerosis.html

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-vs-cigarettes-in-atherosclerosis/

It often appears as the sky is falling in if you eat eggs, meat, dairy or any of that non-vegan food.

1:17PM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

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7:47AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Carol, Care2 is also about animal rights. You'd better leave Care2 and move to a site for inveterate meat-eaters.

11:05AM PDT on May 16, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:45AM PST on Nov 7, 2012

I reckon Carol B needs to go post elsewhere as Care2 doesn't need abusive posts from people who hear something that disagrees with their narrow world view. There are many people out there who don't know about the enormous benefits of a vegetarian diet and this info should be shared. The world is in deep trouble and cannot sustain a meat eating human population that has exploded and is straining every resource on the planet. In addition Government budgets are near breaking point thanks to a massive increase in cancers and heart disease. Coincidence, I don't think so Carol B, but feel free to keep your head firmly buried ostrich style!

11:00AM PST on Nov 4, 2012

@ Jane B. "I turned into an animal" Congratulations and thanks for the inspiring story.

8:02AM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

Interesting. I've done some research on this myself.

9:34PM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

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Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection for satisfactory sexual activity. Erectile dysfunction is different from other conditions that interfere with male sexual intercourse, such as lack of sexual desire (decreased libido) and problems with ejaculation and orgasm (ejaculatory dysfunction). This article focuses on the evaluation and treatment of erectile dysfunction.
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9:31PM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get and maintain an erection that is sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection for satisfactory sexual activity. Erectile dysfunction is different from other conditions that interfere with male sexual intercourse, such as lack of sexual desire (decreased libido) and problems with ejaculation and orgasm (ejaculatory dysfunction). This article focuses on the evaluation and treatment of erectile dysfunction.
To know more about erectile dysfunction products and to availe them at your door step please do google expressmeds247. They are the best discounted, budget, and leading generic medicine providers today

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