This massive book has 14 sections, 101 chapters, and over 900 pages—a buffet of world class information. But don’t be daunted by the size of the book. It was created to help men and is filled with clear and comprehensive explanations and details on each topic, plus specific action steps, and hundreds of resources.
It is suggested that you approach the book like a buffet—choose from the table of contents the topics that are most important to you right now; i.e. reducing your risk of heart disease, preventing cancer, or erectile dysfunction. There are also topics about food, drugs, exercise, mental health, relationships, sex, nutraceutical therapies, work-life balance, depression in men, navigating health care, and so much more! Many solutions, advice, and therapies cross over into other topics so that they all work together to improve a man’s life journey.
As women, we want the best for our husbands, partners, sons, brothers, and fathers. We are often the driving force to get them to seek medical care or to lose weight or improve their health. We also want the best physical intimacy that is possible, regardless of age or the number of years we’ve been together. With 101 topics, there isn’t much affecting the lives of men that aren’t included in this book. It is like eating an elephant—one bite at a time. But we all need to begin somewhere to look and feel better. Begin with the most serious health problem and take the necessary steps to improve in that area, such as reducing your risk of heart disease, which is so prevalent in men. Then use what you learn to tackle the next challenge you are facing.
There are many solutions for all of these problems from doctors and experts on a particular topic. The opinions reflect the research and ideas of the authors, but are not intended to substitute for the services of a trained healthcare practitioner. The resources and books available are also an amazing supplement to this book.
Don’t we all want to look and feel better? There is no reason why you can’t begin today and change the trajectory of your health. “My advice is to be an active participant in your medical care and partner with physicians and other medical professionals, as well as your family, to take the best possible care of yourself,” says Dr. Brandeis. “It’s important to remind yourself that you have the power to make significant changes in your health risks. There is strength in taking action to reduce our risks. And if we are struggling, we need to become proactive about our health. We owe that to ourselves.”
Judson Brandeis, MD, is a board-certified urologist who currently practices men’s health and sexual medicine in Northern California. Dr. Brandeis attended Brown University, Vanderbilt Medical School, and received a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Award for his year of transplantation immunology research at Harvard Medical School. He completed two years of general surgical training and four years of urology residency at UCLA Medical Center and served as Chief of Urology at John Muir Hospital and at Hill Physicians from 2012 to 2018. Dr. Brandeis has been a pioneer in surgical robotics, Greenlight Laser, and MRI prostate biopsy. At BrandeisMD, he performs clinical research using shockwave therapy, platelet- rich plasma, high-intensity focused electromagnetic waves, micro- vascular ultrasound, and nutritional supplements for conditions such as sexual dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease. www.brandeismd.com