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    #10 - Male Health: Penis Augmentation

    #10 - Male Health: Penis Augmentation

    Continuing with our Male Health series, we discuss penis enhancement procedures with Dr.Sam van Eeden. Many men are curious about these types of procedures, how they work, and if they are even necessary.

    A huge part of considering having a treatment like this revolves around the underlying reasons for why a man might feel inadequate in the first place, and Dr.Sam explains the psychology and social implications of penis size, and enlargement procedures.


    5.20 - Studies show that 45% of men in the UK believe that there is an issue with the size of their penis.

    7.20 - How is a penis augmentation procedure performed?

    7.40 - The psycho-social impact of penis size and augmentation procedures is very important to understand.

    10.30 - Dr.Sam explains what areas of the penis are actually treated.

    14.00 - As you age, the aesthetic appearance of the penis also deteriorates, and this can be treated as well.

    15.40 - It is possible and likely that the penis will shrink with age.

    19.00 - The facts on penis size, what is considered 'normal' and 'average'?

    23.30 - Worrying about penis size often results from comparing to other males, and mot necessarily from any functional or medical issue.

    26.00 - Dr.Sam discusses 'Micro Penis', a legitimate medical concern.

    27.45 - Are penis augmentation procedures painful?

    29.10 - What is the recovery like from these types of procedures?

    34.40 - Does the penis look and feel normal afterwards?

    37.05 - What are the risks or side effects associated with penis enlargement procedures?

    40.30 - How long do the results last?

    46.45 - How much do these procedures cost?

    50.00 - You can contact Dr.Sam directly at https://nuacell.com/contact

    Check out our previous podcast - Functional Medicine - Managing Disease or Promoting Health?

    • 56 min
    #9 - Male Health: Circumcisions with Dr. Ernu de Villiers

    #9 - Male Health: Circumcisions with Dr. Ernu de Villiers

    As part of our Male Health series, Dr.Sam van Eeden and Dr.Ernu de Villers discuss circumcision, a procedure that helps thousands of men every year with a variety of reproductive and genital issues.

    They break down this simple procedure, discussing the indications, health benefits and possible complications of circumcisions, and remove the taboo from what is a very common and normal issue for men of all ages.


    3.50 - Dr.Ernu de Villiers is from Namibia.

    6.30 - Circumcision is often seen as a taboo subject, particularly in Ireland.

    8.10 - Dr.Sam mainly sees medical circumcision cases.

    11.40 - BXO is a precursor for penile cancer.

    13.10 - In Namibia there is a national drive for voluntary circumcision.

    14.40 - In Africa, the national circumcision rate is 62%.

    15.45 - In the UK the rate is 7% , and in Ireland the rate is 5%.

    19.00 - Circumcision is used in some cultures as part of a manhood initiation ceremony.

    21.20 - There is an argument currently about the issue of young babies and consent for circumcision procedures.

    23.20 - There are many different strains of the HPV virus.

    26.50 - Dr.Sam outlines the risks involved in these procedures.

    31.00 - Managing risk comes down to proper surgical practice.

    32.40 - Complications are very rare with circumcisions.

    36.00 - Exposing the glans and stretching the foreskin is vital from a young age.

    40.00 - The doctors explain how a circumcision procedure is performed.

    43.10 - Almost all Irish males request a partial circumcision.

    48.30 - One risk of a partial circumcision is phymosis.

    49.30 - Wound healing in the penis is very quick.

    50.30 - Some people experience an increase in sensitivity post procedure, some people experience a decrease.

    52.00 - Premature ejaculation is a medical condition.

    53.50 - SSRI's can reduce sensitivity.

    58.00 - Hyaluronic Acid fillers in the penis can reduce sensitivity of the corona.

    1.00.00 - Discussing pain and discomfort during and after circumcision procedures.

    1.02.00 There is very little pain, all clients are discharged with pain medication but it is rarely needed.

    1.04.45 - What is a frenuloplasty?

    1.09.40 - The foreskin and the lower eyelid share similar physical characteristics.

    Check out our previous podcast - Functional Medicine - Managing Disease or Promoting Health?

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #08 - Be Mindful, Be Considerate, Be Healthy with Gina O'Callaghan

    #08 - Be Mindful, Be Considerate, Be Healthy with Gina O'Callaghan

    It takes a lot of bravery, determination and belief to change your life. It takes even more to save your own life, and to take charge of your body and your health, even as doctors, friends and family are advising you differently.

    Gina O'Callaghan tells a story of how a shocking discovery and diagnosis of not one, but two types of rare cancer inspired her to radically overhaul her life, focusing on being as healthy as she could, and how this helped her not only recover from the disease, but transformed how she lives today.

    Show Notes

    06.30 - Gina lived with her family in Asia.

    7.00 - Her son suffered a lot with chest infections when he was younger.

    8.44 - She made a decision to slow down her pace of life.

    11.00 - On October 2013 she got a clean bill of health from her doctor.

    12.25 - Early one morning in March 2014 she wok with excruciating pain.

    16.45 - The doctors told her they had performed a sub total hysterectomy.

    18.10 - Gina discovered she had cancer.

    23.38 - They found a second cancer that had been missed.

    25.40 - The chemotherapy she was offered was used for palliative care.

    30.20 - A book she recommends is called 'Radical Remissions'.

     34.00 - Gina went vegan, juicing, ignoring the advice given to eat cakes and sugar.

    35.30 - It's not just about 'being positive', you have to apply your focus.

    44.40 - She started thinking about how to stop the cancer from coming back.

    48.00 - Most doctors won't recommend alternative options.

    50.20 - A diagnosis doesn't necessarily mean you'll die tomorrow, take your time.

    52.00 - How did Gina get cancer?

    54.00 - She did some genetic testing and found that she had an issue with B12 absorption.

    57.10 - Cancer is a symptom of underlying problems.

    59.50 - The power of your mind on your body.

    1.04.30 - Does Gina bring her personal experience into her treatments with her clients?

    1.06.40 - What does a typical day look like for Gina?

     1.10.00 - You need tot take time for yourself to reflect and consider.

     1.13.30 - Be mindful of where your food is coming from.

    1.14.30 - She is studying naturopathic nutrition at the moment.

    1.18.15 - Use an 80/20% approach to food.

    1.20.10 - How we chew can affect our digestion.

    1.26.30 - Gina is practicing sound therapy.

    1.30.00 - It's important to understand that health is a multifaceted thing.

    1.34.00 - The body wants to heal itself.

    Check out gina's website : Ospa.ie

    Check out our previous podcast - Functional Medicine - Managing Disease or Promoting Health?

    • 1 hr 35 min
    #07 - Aging - Fighting the Health Effects of Getting Older

    #07 - Aging - Fighting the Health Effects of Getting Older

    Getting older is generally associated with a decrease in performance and an increase in health issues and disease, but why does this happen, how is aging actually defined, and once we understand the process itself, is it possible to do anything to slow the process down or manage the negative effects? Dr.Sam van Eeden discusses how aging fits into the bigger picture of medicine and functional health, and explains the concepts behind the approach he takes to helping people manage their own aging process.

    3.30 - Aging can be classed as a disease or a degenerative condition in some ways.

    5.10 - "That's normal for your age" is normal for some doctors to say to patients.

    8.00 - ICD codes are the worldwide standard for classifying disease.

    10.00 - How do insurance companies view a disease?

    11.30 - You are on your own until you have an active ICD code and a disease.

    13.20 - Preventative medicine is not classed as guideline treatment standards for doctors.

    15.00 - What is actually happening as you age?

    17.20 - On a cellular level you are actually aging from when you are born.

    18.00 - Cell senescence is when cells cease to be able to divide themselves.

    21.40 - Metabolic disease is the biggest threat to human health ever.

    27.00 - Can you potentially boost human lifespan by understanding and applying the science?

    28.50 - Sharks never develop cancer.

    30.40 - As long as your cells have the ability to repair, you can manage disease better.

    32.00 - How Dr.Sam helps clients understand what they need to do themselves.

    37.00 An accumulation of damaged DNA leads to cell senescence.

    42.10 - If you want to slow down disease, slow down DNA damage.

    45.40 - It's the patient's decision whether to engage in this type of medicine or not.

    48.10 -Education is the key to effective treatment.

    50.00 - We can use a wide range of biomarkers as an indication of health.

    53.00 - How do you manage a client in life who's cells are already senescent?

    57.00 - Senescent cells are not dead, they can still function.

    58.00 - Age is not particularly relevant to functional medicine treatments.

    1.03.00 - Aging and it's effects are unique to every individual.

    1.07.30 - It's never too late to treat a client with a functional approach.

    Check out our previous podcast - Functional Medicine - Managing Disease or Promoting Health?

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #06 - Functional Medicine - Managing Disease or Promoting Health?

    #06 - Functional Medicine - Managing Disease or Promoting Health?

    What sounds better to you: waiting until you get sick, visiting your doctor and trying to manage the disease, or taking a proactive approach and optimizing your health, to try to prevent the disease from ever taking hold?

    Dr.Sam van Eeden, a functional medicine practitioner, speaks about his approach to preventing and managing the illnesses and metabolic diseases that have become so prevalent in modern society, like heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes, his views on the issues with the current healthcare system, and explains what functional medicine actually involves, as a concept and a practical treatment format, touching on the importance of considerations like proper nutrition and lifestyle, and treatments like IV vitamin therapy.

    3.03 - How is functional medicine sometimes interpreted?

    4.14 - Functional medicine is science and evidence based practice.

    6.10 - Functional Medicine is a study of external factors and the ability of the body to adapt to those factors.

    15.10 The World Health Organization did a study about the link between statins and a reduction in cardiac surgery, but this is not entirely relevant any more.

    17.00 - It's not no longer accepted that statins decrease heart disease.

    17.47 - Does Dr.Sam think people are being kept sick for profit?

    18.48 - Insurance companies are happy to pay for disease management but not for disease prevention.

    20.28 - Dr.Sam illustrates the problem with modern healthcare using a Bell Curve.

    22.45 - The individual has to make the call about their own health.

    27.40 - Cannabis is a good example of change affected from the bottom up.

    28.10 - In Canada a doctor can prescribe cannabis as part of a supervised treatment protocol.

    35.30 - Health screens generally test for current issues, not future ones.

    37.20 - The absence of disease does not indicate the presence of health.

    37.50 - Are men and women both tested the same?

    40.12 - Are men or women better at making moves and decisions regarding their own health?

    45.10 - People are revolting against chemicals and drugs.

    48.00 - We know statins don't change the requirements for cardiac surgery, but the current medical guidelines have not changed to reflect this.

    49.20 - Cholesterol is like a firetruck responding to a fire, statins stop the firetruck but not the fire. Inflammation is the fire, in the endothelial cells.

    51.00 - It's not just about the LDL levels tested, it's more about the levels of inflammation in the blood vessel cells.

    56.00 - It's about reducing systemic inflammation in the body.

    57.10 - Taking statins can prevent further plaques from forming, but there's no evidence to suggest it helps plaques already formed.

    58.05 - Things like Lecithin, Phosphatidylcholine etc can reduce these plaques.

    1.00.12 - There is no link between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol levels.

    1.07.00 - The fast food industry in the UK has grown by 56% over the last 3 years.

    1.15.30 - What are IV bars and how do they differ from functional medicine clinics?

    1.17.30 - the body is very good at identifying the nutrients it needs through craving and hunger.

    1.25.10 - High dose IV vitamin therapy introduces huge amounts of electrons to stabilize free radicals.

    1.29.40 - It's up to the individual to investigate the options for their own health.

    1.31.00 - IV Therapy bypasses the gastrointestinal system.

    1.34.00 - It's important to do IV therapy in the context of a guided and tested approach to get maximum benefit.

    Check out our previous podcast about Taking Control of Your Health and Wellness with Eoin Lacey

    • 1 hr 42 min
    #05 - Eoin Lacey - Take Control of Your Health.

    #05 - Eoin Lacey - Take Control of Your Health.

     Eoin Lacey, expert in Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, Health and Wellness from the Irish Strength Institute, has built a career around helping people achieve their health and fitness goals, from the average person seeking weight loss, to the elite and Olympic level athlete chasing world records.

    Today Eoin speaks with Dan about the importance of taking an individualised approach to your health, setting proper goals and plans, and the steps you can take to regain control of your own body and make the improvements you have been yearning for in your own life, even if the aim is just to simply feel good.


    0.35 - Eoin Lacey describes his own background, and how he started out his career in commercial gyms.

    3.30 - Eoin set up the Irish Strength Institute with John Connor.

    5.05 - In government departments, you are very restricted in terms of courses you can study or develop.

    7.58 - The GTI principle applied by Eoin, what is the objective of the training?

    9.20 - Be specific about whatever it is you want to do or achieve. 

    10.40 - Get advice on training before starting, don't think you can simply show up and start training with no advice or experience.

    15.10 - Treadmills force you into extension and do not mimic a normal running pattern, and can actually hamper performance.

    17.00 - You don't want all show no go, you want to apply the training to the activity.

    18.30 - If you're not testing when it comes to training, then you're guessing.

    19.25 - If you are calorie deficient on a diet, then you will definitely be low in micronutrients.

    21.10 - The thyroid gland is affected by cutting calories.

    22.05 - On the standard American diet it takes 5 years to recover the nutrients lost during pregnancy.

    24.55 - Dr.Joel Evans has a book called Dead Execs Don't Get Bonuses.

    25.06 - The absence of disease doesn't mean the presence of health.

    31.00 - It is always important to give a client what they want as a motivational factor.

    32.41 - Dan calls these treatments a 'break in the clouds' which can help people get over the hump or obstacles to change.

    33.00 - Some people respond well to crash diets, it provides a form of motivation when they see results.

    33.28 - Most people don't realize what it is to actually be healthy or feel good.

    34.00 - You are 100% responsible for where you are in life.

    34.34 - The things and people you surround yourself with in life have a direct effect on you and your health.

    38.16 - Eoin failed with clients, and that motivated him to learn more and develop successful techniques to help people.

    39.05 - Is your health your priority? You have to make time to take care of yourself.

    39.38 - A lot of trainers just give general advice to cover themselves.

    40.40 - You cannot be a generalist with health, you have to be specific.

    41.50 - Corporate Health Medical with ISI gives you useful information.

    43.25 - Polypharmacy is rife, taking many medications generally causes a bunch of other side effects.

    50.20 - Eoin discusses the importance of sleep, and how approaching sleep has to be so individualized.

    51.45 - The body does 2 things while you are asleep: detoxifies and regenerates.

    54.15 - CPAP machines are given to people to address sleep problems, but there is no coaching or follow up provided.

    55.15 - Eoin discusses mouth taping to help train people to breathe through the nose.

    55.58 - The Oxygen Advantage provides good information for nasal cleansing techniques.

    57.00 - Eoin gives seminars and talks for industry professionals on health, wellness, fitness etc.

    For more information please visit Human Regeneration Project page.

    • 59 min

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