Beans are more than just a magical fruit, they're also a superfood, with research showing a significant drop in obesity, mortality risk, and heart disease. The guys discuss legumes, pulses, and beans, as well as strategies to get the recommended half cup a day, while minimizing the gas.
You check your car's oil and your smoke detectors, but are you checking your own body? Urologist Dr. John Smith joins the Who Cares guys to emphasize the importance of regular testicular self-exams, a vital health habit that many men overlook. Learn why you should be doing it monthly, and learn the correct technique to safeguard your well-being and catch potential issues early on.
Loneliness and happiness play a significant role in men's overall health, and the importance of friendships cannot be underestimated. In this episode, the Who Cares guys delve into two major studies on loneliness and happiness, share their personal experiences of making and maintaining friendships, and provide practical strategies to help strengthen the relationships in a guy's life. Discover the impact of friendships on men's well-being and how to cultivate meaningful connections.
Confused about the glycemic index and what it means for your diet? You're not alone. Nutritionist Thunder Jalili joins the Who Cares guys to break down the basics of the glycemic index, its impact on your food choices, and why good nutrition goes beyond just a single number. Discover how to make informed decisions about the food you eat and learn how to balance your meals for a healthier lifestyle.
Most men go their whole lives assuming they are breathing just fine. Some of those men may have a breathing dysfunction and do not know it. That was Mitch's case when a stray thought during a jog led to meeting with a specialist and learning he had a severely deviated septum after 30+ years of thinking he was breathing just fine. Dr. Sarah Akkina is back to discuss functional breathing, treatment options available, and some basic test you can do while you listen to check your breathing.
With alarming headlines talking about record-breaking numbers of sexual diseases in the U.S., and something called “Super Gonorrhea,” the Who Cares guys decided it was time to finally have the talk about sexually transmitted diseases. Urologist Dr. John Smith is back to discuss what you should know about how to keep your genitals safe and ensure a healthy sexual relationship with a partner.
Cuts and scrapes happen. Whether working on your car, getting out in the great outdoors, or just cutting an avocado, you may need to do a little first aid on occasion. But when you find yourself bleeding - or bleeding a lot - do you really know the right thing to do? Mitch walks through the steps he took after a significantly bad slice on his hand, while Dr. Troy explains what he actually should have done. In this episode of Thing Guys Should Know, learn the best first aid for when you're bleeding.
Seems like there are plenty of social media posts and ads that are insisting that inflammation caused by food is causing all of your ills. One claims they stopped eating white bread and his skin cleared up. Another says that their chronic pain disappeared after cutting out red meat. Are these claims too good to be true? Nutritionist Thunder Jalili explains what gut inflammation can actually do to the body and what foods you should—and should not—be eating.
Doctors are human just like the rest of us and sometimes they get something wrong. Jonathan found this out for himself when trying to get help with a severe chronic pain condition that showed up in his 20s with little explanation. After finding little relief from his doctor, he learned the importance of advocating for your own health to live your best life.
Botox. It's a chemical that the Who Cares guys initially assumed was just for vanity sake and not something for them. That was until they talked to Dr. Sarah Akkina. Learn about the many medical uses of the toxin from teeth clenching to sweat control. And maybe, just maybe, learn about how guys can improve the appearance of wrinkles for those Zoom calls.
A vasectomy is one of the most successful ways to prevent pregnancy and is a way for men to remove the fear of a new kid from sex and even take the responsibility of birth control off of their partner. But when it comes to any sort of procedure below the belt, men may have some concerns. Urologist Dr. John Smith explains the ins and outs of the procedure and answer the question the guys have about getting "the snip."
Regardless of where you are right now, improving your health is a constant "work in progress." Why is it so hard to be better with sleep, activity, nutrition, or mental health? The Who Cares guys discuss their individual struggles with health and the larger social pressures that work against us. Hear the strategies these men have tried to help them overcome the challenges of taking control of their health.
Are your wellness goals not going the way you hoped? It's ok. Setting and achieving a goal isn't as easy as you might think. The Who Cares guys talk through some strategies to help you develop better goals to increase your chance of success. They also offer tips to get back on track when you slip up or fall short of achieving your goals.
When you decide it's time to start improving your health, what's the best first step? Is it improving your diet? Hitting the gym more often? Quitting smoking? Deciding where to start can be a bit overwhelming. The Who Cares guys discuss what has worked best for them and Dr. Troy Madsen turns to the research to rank what aspects of health he feels will give you the biggest bang for your buck when you're first starting out.
Guys, if you're 45 or older, are you putting off that colonoscopy? You're not alone, but it really is important. The Who Cares guys discuss their own experience and hesitations with the procedure. Nathaniel Ferre, a community health educator at Huntsman Cancer Institute joins to discuss the top reasons why men don't get colonoscopies and the potential risks of not getting one. Learn more about how you can prevent the second most deadly cancer in men and why a colonoscopy may not be as bad as you think.