Pills vs. Diet For Erectile Dysfunction

From NutritionFacts.org by Dr Greger

Erectile dysfunction is the recurrent or persistent inability to attain and/or maintain an erection in order for satisfactory sexual performance. It is present in up to 30 million men in the U.S. and approximately 100 million men worldwide. The U.S. has less than 8% of the world’s population, yet up to 30% of the impotence? We’re #1!

But hey, we’ve got red, white, and blue pills like Viagra. The problem is that the pills just cover up the symptoms of vascular disease and don’t do anything for the underlying pathology. Erectile dysfunction and our #1 killer, coronary artery disease, are just two manifestations of the same disease: inflamed, clogged, and crippled arteries, regardless of which organ it affects (See Survival of the Firmest: Erectile Dysfunction and Death).

Atherosclerosis is considered a systemic disorder that uniformly affects all major blood vessels in the body. Hardening of the arteries can lead to softening of the penis because stiffened arteries can’t relax, open wide, and let the blood flow. Thus erectile dysfunction may just be the flaccid “tip of an iceberg” in terms of a systemic disorder. For two-thirds of men showing up to emergency rooms for the first time with crushing chest pain, their penis had been trying to warn them for years that something was wrong with their circulation.

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Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD: How to Reverse Heart Disease, Part 1

http://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/videos/advanced-study-weekend-experts/caldwell-b-esselstyn/

This is a two-part interview:
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD: How to Reverse Heart Disease Part 1

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. Based on the groundbreaking results of his 20-year nutritional study—the longest study of its kind ever conducted, his book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, explains, with irrefutable scientific evidence, how we can end the heart disease epidemic in this country forever by changing what we eat. In 1991, he organized the first National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease, and in 1997 he chaired the Summit on Cholesterol and Coronary Disease. In April 2005, Dr. Esselstyn became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine.

You need to Eat your Walnuts… Keeps Vascular System Healthy

Walnuts and Artery Function

From Nutritionfacts.org and Dr Greger

Not eating walnuts may double our risk of dying from heart disease (compared to at least one serving a week), perhaps because nuts appear to improve endothelial function, allowing our arteries to better relax normally.

See the Video here