Clinical Nutrition Series: Male Sexual Health Module

Subject Matter Leads: Dr. Geo Espinosa and Dr. Ralph Esposito

In this webinar Dr Geo Espinosa and Dr Ralph Esposito review the various lifestyle factors that contribute to less than optimal male hormonal functions. Male sexual health requires an intricate balance between multiple organ systems. Dr Geo and Dr Ralph cover dietary suggestions for improved libido and what tests can be taken to determine low testosterone if there are signs of decreased sexual function.

Testosterone (T) plays a major role in male sexual health such as libido. The hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis (HPG) works closely with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA), where the adrenals are the primary sites for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a major precursor to male androgens, particularly T. Proper communication between the HPG and HPA systems allow for the optimal environment for male sex hormones and sexual function.

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The handouts below accompany the Male Sexual Health Module

Patient Handouts

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Geovanni Espinosa, ND

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Ralph Esposito ND, LAc

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo Espinosa, N.D., L.Ac, C.N.S., RH (AHG) is a renowned naturopathic and functional medicine doctor recognized as an authority in urology and men’s health. Dr. Geo is the founder and director of the Integrative and Functional Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) and lectures internationally on the application of integrative urology in clinical settings. He has been recognized as one of the top 10 Health Makers for Men’s Health by sharecare.com created by Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD. Dr. Geo is the author of the popular book: Thrive, Don’t Only Survive: Dr. Geo’s Guide to Living Your Best Life Before & After Prostate Cancer. On his time off from work, he enjoys writing on his popular blog, DrGeo.com and spending time with his family.

Ralph Esposito Jr, N.D., L.Ac is a naturopathic doctor and functional medicine practitioner specializing in men’s health. Ralph graduated cum laude from New York University with a degree in Nutrition. He went on to graduate valedictorian from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. Ralph has trained under Dr. Geovanni Espinosa N.D., L.Ac, founder and director of the Integrative and Functional Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC). Ralph has special interests in urology, andropause, endocrinology and fertility. He has published several chapters in integrative medical textbooks on the management and care in men’s health and urology.

From the educational series presented by MHICN in collaboration with the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS)

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