Men’s Health

Men’s Health

By |2019-04-29T15:10:21-07:00June 10th, 2019|Ayurveda|

By Lissa Coffey, Co-founder of Tulsi Spa

The prostate is part of the male reproductive system.  Most men are unaware of their prostate until middle age, when prostate health becomes an issue.  But even though the prostate seems to be an older man’s health problem, the imbalances start much earlier in life.  However, simple lifestyle changes can restore balance and most of these issues can be avoided.  Here are some tips:

-Drinks plenty of water throughout the day to prevent the urine from becoming too concentrated.  If you have a prostate problem, avoid fluids after 7 pm as a full bladder can disturb your sleep.

-Always empty the bladder completely.

-Avoid alcohol.

-Avoid caffeine.  Both alcohol and caffeine irritate the bladder.

-It you must sit all day at work, take short stretch and walking breaks.

-In cold weather, keep the body warm.  When body temperature drops, urine is retained, which aggravates the prostate.

-Maintain regularity with fiber and cooked vegetables.

-Abhyanga, or daily self-massage is helpful.

-Get a good night’s sleep.

-Avoid extremes in food – anything too cold, too hot, too spicy, too dry, or too oily.

-Eat sweet, juicy fruits.

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About the Author:

Best-selling author Lissa Coffey (What’s Your Dosha, Baby?, Song Divine) has embodied the Ayurvedic lifestyle since before her first book came out in 1997. She teaches Ayurvedic principles and philosophy all over the world with her Ancient Wisdom, Modern Style approach. She’s been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and many other national and local TV outlets. Lissa has worked with Deepak Chopra, Vasant Lad, Vaidya Mishra and other renowned Ayurvedic luminaries.Tulsi Spa brings her vision of accessible Ayurvedic massage and treatments to Los Angeles, where she calls home.