Concerns unique to men and women
For many years, most medical and health-related research was done on men, and
it was assumed that women have the same health problems and needs. We now realize
that this is not true. The symptoms and progression of diseases differ between
men and women. Men and women have unique needs due to their unique physiology,
and each may benefit from different health strategies.
When things go wrong
Both men and women have special considerations. For women, these include fertility,
pregnancy, birthing, menstrual concerns, menopause, fibroids, endometriosis,
breast cancer, urinary tract infections, osteoporosis, and anemia. For men,
prostate concerns (urinary dysfunction, infection, cancer), impotence, and fertility
(sperm count, sperm motility) are a worry.
Why things go wrong
Although men and women have different concerns, the risk factors are often
similar. A poor diet, toxins, stress, and alcohol consumption affect both men
and women negatively. Women should have special concern with hormone replacement
To maintain men’s and women’s health
Both men and women should live the Healthy Cell Concept™. Women have special
needs for the minerals iron and calcium; folic acid; the vitamins B6, B12, and
E; soy-based foods; and cranberry supplements. There are also many herbs of
special interest to women. These include black cohosh, wild yam, and dong quai.
Men should look to supplements such as pollen extracts, zinc, and ginkgo biloba.