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The Many Benefits of Bone Broth

The Many Benefits of Bone Broth

With Winter setting in for many of us, it is time to review the Many Benefits of Bone Broth (and How to Make It). It is available as a premade item in most grocery stores however, for the price of a couple of containers you […]

How To Make Delicious Stuffed Pork Chops

How To Make Delicious Stuffed Pork Chops

                            This Whole Foods Recipe is Low-Carb, Gluten-Free and Keto Friendly Creamed Spinach Stuffing is what takes these Pork Chops to a new level of Deliciousness. Not everyone considers Pork as part […]

What You Should Know About Male Breast Cancer

What You Should Know About Male Breast Cancer

Hear is What You Should Know About Male Breast Cancer. Most men that I have talked with have no idea that it is even an issue. so spend a little time and become aware that it does happen to men.

Breast Cancer is a disease that is not limited to the female sex. Men have breast tissue that can be susceptible to the growth of cancer cells. Any man can develop breast cancer, but it is more common in men between the ages of sixty and seventy.

Breast Cancer is a disease that is not limited to the female sex. Men have breast tissue that can be susceptible to the growth of cancer cells. Click To Tweet

Breast cancer in men can be treated successfully if it is detected early. The symptoms of male breast cancer are very similar to the symptoms of female breast cancer. It is important that men pay attention to their breast tissue so they will be able to detect any changes.

The most common symptom of breast cancer in men is a lump or thickening in the breast tissue. Most of the time, the breast lump is painless. Another symptom of male breast cancer is a dimpling or puckering appearance to the skin.

Men should also be on the lookout for a new retraction of the nipple. Redness or scaling of the skin around the nipple or the breast should be reported to the doctor. If a man starts to notice discharge from the nipple, he needs to see his doctor right away.

The cause of breast cancer in men is not known in most cases. Doctors have discovered that one in six cases of breast cancer in men is inherited. Most causes of breast cancer in men are from exposure to radiation or other cancer causing agents during the man’s lifetime.

There are certain risks factors that a man can control to help prevent breast cancer. Click To Tweet

There are certain risks factors that a man can control to help prevent breast cancer. These risk factors include smoking, excessive drinking and obesity. If a man has a family history of cancer, especially breast cancer, he should be careful to avoid these cancer risk factors.

It is important that a man seek medical advice right away if he notices any changes in his breast tissue. The doctor can do a series of tests to determine if the lump or changes in the breast tissue is indeed cancer.

The doctor will do a clinical breast exam which simply involves feeling the breast tissue to detect lumps. A mammogram may be beneficial if the doctor finds something suspicious. Other tests for male breast cancer may include a breast ultrasound, nipple discharge examination, a biopsy of the breast lump or the doctor may order a series of blood tests.

Treatment for male breast cancer can include a mastectomy in which the male breast tissue that is affected will be removed. A mastectomy can also include removing the surrounding lymph nodes to prevent the spread of cancer cells throughout the body. A doctor may order radiation therapy to shrink the breast tumor before removing it. He may also order chemotherapy, in addition to the mastectomy, if he suspects the cancer has spread.

There are a lot of ways to address cancer in the body and the above mentioned ways are the main stream thinking of most doctors. I chose to follow a Holistic cure for myself for my prostate cancer but that required a lot of research on my part and the help of Holistic doctors in the area where we live. It is a personal decision that only the person with cancer can make along with their doctor of choice. If you or someone you know is diagnosed with cancer do some research. The first Four doctors I visited all offered a different treatment for the same problem and insisted that theirs was the only treatment that would cure the cancer.

A man needs to take care of himself by maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking and avoiding excessive alcohol use. Click To Tweet

Men must remember that breast cancer is not just a women’s disease and develop a routine of examining their chest. A man needs to take care of himself by maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking and avoiding excessive alcohol use. If a man notices any changes in his breast tissue, it is critical that he seek immediate medical evaluation. With early intervention, breast cancer in a man can be cured.

I am not a medical doctor and do not offer medical advice, for that always seek the help of your medical doctors.

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RESOURCES

Susan G Komen: Do Men Get Breast Cancer
http://ww5.komen.org/uploadedfiles/content_binaries/806-320a.pdf

National Cancer Institute: General Information about Male Breast Cancer
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/malebreast/Patient/page1

MedLine Plus: Male Breast Cancer
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/malebreastcancer.html

MayoClnic: Male Breast Cancer
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/male-breast-cancer/DS00661

American Cancer Society: What is Breast Cancer in Men
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-what-is-breast-cancer-in-men

 

 

Homemade Keto Friendly Chicken Vegetable Soup

Homemade Keto Friendly Chicken Vegetable Soup

Yesterday I was feeling a little “Under the weather” because it was cold by Mexico’s standards and my body has adapted. My wife made me some Homemade Keto Friendly Chicken Vegetable Soup which was just what I needed. I had been asking my wife to […]

How To Make Garlic-Herb Roasted Chicken

How To Make Garlic-Herb Roasted Chicken

This Whole Foods Recipe is Low-carb, Gluten Free and Keto Friendly. Here is a recipe that really takes the flavor of the chicken to a new level. Garlic-Herb Whole Roasted Chicken is one of the many ways to make chicken a welcome choice at the […]

Spinach And Eggs For A Quick Keto Breakfast

Spinach And Eggs For A Quick Keto Breakfast

 

 

 

When I am in a hurry a simple Spinach and Eggs for a Quick Keto Breakfast is one of my fall back meals. Often I will add two strips of crisp bacon to round it out with enough fat to make it a real keto meal and keep me going with a lot of energy all morning.

This week at the farmers market all they had was full grown spinach. I recommend you use organic baby spinach if you can get it because it is much easier to chew and enjoy. The full grown spinach tends to be a little tough. I usually slice the larger leafs before I cook it to make it a little more desirable. (more…)

Mens Health and Food – Male Anxiety

Mens Health and Food – Male Anxiety

Male anxiety, is there such a thing? You bet there is but most men attempt to hide it from the world. I always tried to hide it and did a pretty good job except from my wife. She can read me like a book and […]

How To Make Healthy Mayonnaise

How To Make Healthy Mayonnaise

Have you ever thought about what goes into mayonnaise and How To Make Healthy Mayonnaise? It is an easy process that only takes a few minutes and gives you control over what goes into and onto your other foods. I have always really enjoyed mayonnaise, […]

Bulletproof Tea To Start The Day

Bulletproof Tea To Start The Day

I really enjoy my first cup of tea each morning. That is because I treat myself to a large mug of Bulletproof Tea to start my day. I am sure  you are familiar with Bulletproof coffee but have you tried Bulletproof tea yet? I switched because when I make coffee I make cowboy coffee and then must make the bulletproof coffee from it. That is a longer process.

I do this as part of  my ketogenic lifestyle. Going keto allows you to eat a lot more fat while restricting your carbs. That is for another blog post but basically carbs turn to sugar in your body and ketos do not. Sugar turns to glucose and I am reducing the glucose by replacing it with ketos for energy. The result is that my body burns fat for fuel instead of all that glucose – aka sugar. I would not recommend bulletproof tea or coffee daily unless you are in control your diet otherwise you could gain weight.

Here’s My version of Bulletproof Tea (more…)

Mens Health and Cardiac Care

Mens Health and Cardiac Care

Another week has gone by and it’s time to talk a little about Mens health. Today it is Mens Health and Cardiac care which is an important subject and it grows more important as we age. Lifestyle has a lot to do with it and […]


My Diary

Daily Functional Fitness

Daily Functional Fitness

Long ago I decided that daily Functional Fitness was going to be the way for me to go if I was to exercise and stay in any kind of shape at all. This past year I have adjusted to a Ketogenic lifestyle that includes a lot more whole foods and I use functional fitness as my exercise program. As a side effect and without effort on my part other than the above, I have dropped 51 pounds that needed to go. When I had my annual physical the doctor discovered through the blood work that I had a health issue that needed to be addressed.The pounds had to go in the fastest possible time without putting a strain on my health in general. That made it extra easy to make the changes. I have more pounds to drop (the curse of being a chef) and I plan to share with you what I do so perhaps if you want to drop a few pounds or just want to add a little Daily Functional fitness to your life, you will join me.

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