Entries by Dr. Tracy Gapin

Epigenetics Series: Can Working Out Change Your Genes?

Professional athletes seem to have a special “something” that no one else has. “It must be in his genes,” we say when we see Michael Phelps swimming or Michael Jordan shooting a three-pointer. But is it actually in their genes? Is there a gene for athleticism? Epigenetics says “maybe.” It’s not necessarily that professional athletes […]

What’s The Deal With Weight Gain And Low Testosterone?

If you’re struggling to see the results you want in your weight loss program, you may be dealing with a testosterone imbalance. Have you been noticing that the number on the scale keeps increasing recently? Is your midsection growing at a faster rate than the rest of your body? Are you struggling to lose those […]

How to Treat Peyronie’s Disease

If you have a bent or curved penis, you may be dealing with Peyronie’s disease. Between 1 and 23% of men over age 40 deal with Peyronie’s disease at some point. Although it’s a benign condition, it can be painful and make sexual intercourse unbearable. And I’m a firm believer in the importance of sex […]

Epigenetics Series: How does stress affect your genes?

Could your genes and stress be related? Is stress passed down from generation to generation? Recent research shows that stress may alter our genes in a way that’s linked to mental and physical illnesses. These stress-induced illnesses may even be hereditary, meaning the trauma of our ancestors impacts our contemporary genetic expression.  How is stress […]

5 Foods to Avoid for a Healthy Prostate

A healthy prostate is incredibly important for men, especially if you want to keep living your current lifestyle without having to spend a significant chunk of your day at a urinal. Luckily, there are simple ways that you can support the health of your prostate. By making some simple changes to your lifestyle, including exercising […]

Overcoming Premature Ejaculation For Sexual Satisfaction

  Do you ejaculate quicker than you’d like? Do you feel like you’re not satisfying your partner in bed? Are you not fully satisfied with your sexual experiences? Does it feel like sex ends before it even starts? You may have a form of premature ejaculation, otherwise known as PE. What is premature ejaculation? Premature ejaculation […]

The Link Between Vitamin D and Prostate Health

Are Vitamin D and prostate health related? Half of all men over age 50 will be diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia. This statistic rises to nearly 90% in men over age 80. While an enlarged prostate due to BPH can be related to age, it may be even more intricately linked to hormonal and vitamin […]

Testosterone and Prostate Cancer – What You Should Know

What is the relationship between testosterone and prostate cancer? Does testosterone stimulate the growth of prostate cancer? Let’s answer the many questions surrounding the association between men’s hormones and prostate cancer. Starting with probably the single most common question that has been weighing on the minds of many scientists and medical professionals for decades: Do […]

11 Ways To Increase Your Energy After Age 50

Are you ready to feel ultimate vitality? Are you ready to increase energy and become a productive, lively, youthful man once again? As age starts to rise, everything else seems to decrease (except for maybe the number on the scale). Energy drops, testosterone levels decline, muscle mass is lost, metabolism slows, and even sexual drive […]

Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction: How To Overcome It

If you think you might have porn-induced erectile dysfunction, you’re not alone. If you feel depressed because you’re pretending to be interested in dating or not fully enjoying your marriage, you’re not alone. And if you would rather not talk or think about it, you’re not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, an […]

How Fenugreek Benefits Your Testosterone Levels

Fenugreek is the unsung hero of anti-inflammation and sexual drive. Scientists have discovered significant fenugreek benefits with regards to testosterone levels and libido. With new, promising findings, this little legume may be the missing link in our journey towards improved male sexual health. What is fenugreek? You may have seen fenugreek seeds or powder in […]

13 Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally

If you’ve been experiencing symptoms like diminished sex drive, low energy, difficulty losing weight or erectile problems, it’s time to consider some ways you can increase testosterone naturally. What is testosterone? Testosterone is widely known for its “manly” effects on boosting competitiveness and desire for power, but it plays a much bigger role in the body than […]

Can We Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk Through Lifestyle Change?

Cancer prevention is an important aspect of our daily lives. For men, the most prevalent cancer diagnosed is prostate cancer. Finding ways to prevent or reduce one’s risk of developing prostate cancer is a high priority. Exercise The evidence is mounting that inflammation and oxidation play key roles in the development of prostate cancer. Research suggests […]