Some health Tips for Dad This Father’s Day

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Men Need Zinc

This micro mineral is needed daily to help prevent erectile dysfunction and male infertility, as well as to maintain a healthy prostate. The safe dosage for taking supplements is 40 mg or less; taking too much can cause toxicity in the body and throw off copper levels, so consult a healthcare practitioner if you want to start taking this supplement.

Men Need to Watch Their Iron

High iron can result from eating too much liver, pork and beef or fortified cereals. Be sure to take multi-vitamins specifically for men as they will have lower amounts of iron or none. High amounts of iron are associated with high- er risk of heart disease, liver disease, and cancer among other health issues. It is important for men to test their iron levels in the body through the following two blood tests called “serum ferritin” and “transferrin saturation.” Both tests are necessary to determine an accurate reading.

Eat Saw Palmetto

This plant has been shown in studies to effectively support the prostate. It is one of the most commonly consumed supplements by men with prostate can- cer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It also stops hair-loss in men.