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.
Neil started gaining body fat as he got older, even though he watched what he ate and was getting at least 2 hours of daily exercise. Concerned about the health dangers of excess belly fat and just not feeling well, he decided something had to change. After discovering the WCAMH podcast, Neil adopted new habits that helped him naturally increase his testosterone from 300 to 450, lose almost 20 pounds, and improve his sleep apnea. He feels better now than ever physically and mentally and doesn't feel guilty about eating pizza and pasta anymore.
Learn how to use reflection in your life for better mental and physical health, to achieve your goals, and become a better man. Psychiatrist Benjamin Chan joins the WCAMH guys to discuss the steps for effective reflection, questions to ask, and how they use reflection in their lives.
From hip social media health trends to testosterone levels to playing pickleball with a couple of docs, the podcast has explored so many topics in 2022. The Who Cares guys take a look back on the past year of episodes and share their favorites.
Tactical breathing. BLAST. The Power Grip. These aren’t your usual mental health tools. Kevin Curtis is back and he’s brought his friend Ben to share three simple, proven techniques you can use to help improve your mental health.
Sleep is crucial to being the healthiest you, but 70% of Americans get less than six hours of sleep a night. That’s rough. Sleep expert Dr. Kelly Baron explains how following the simple rules of CBT-I can help break the cycle of bad sleep health and get you on track for regular restful sleep.
In the midst of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to care about your health. Even during distancing, working on the Core 4 can help keep up your immunity and resiliency. Dr. Troy Madsen, Scot, and Mitch share their strategies for staying fit and healthy while working from home and physically distancing.