Daily Archives: December 15, 2018

Sexual Health of Men!

The sexual health of men is not as complicated as that of women. Show a man a certain type of image and if his brain and nervous system are working properly to produce nitric oxide, then a response will usually occur. That’s not to discount any mental, emotional, and spiritual components but it is the physical component that has the greatest impact on man’s sexual health. This article will focus on what men can do to improve the physical component of their sexual health. The side benefit is that these suggestions can also positively impact your overall wellness and how you age.

In all the information I gathered to prepare for this article, two overriding issues kept surfacing. These two health issues were consistently present. The first is hormone levels. The second is cardiovascular health. Most men would understand how hormone levels could apply but few ever consider cardiovascular health.

Cardiovascular Health!

Your cardiovascular health is as important to your sexual health as it is to your overall health. The reason why centers on the health of the endothelial cells that line the blood vessels of your body. The creation of nitric oxide occurs in these endothelial cells. Nitric oxide researchers believe that nitric oxide can correct up to 90% of all penile dysfunction. When the endothelial cells are damaged by high blood pressure, high sugar levels, cholesterol, and smoking this decreases nitric oxide production. Endothelial cells and their ability to produce nitric oxide are critical to the sexual health of men.

Hormone Levels!

At its simplest level, sex is just a hormone driven function designed to perpetuate the species. With that said, the sexual health of American men is in trouble. Testosterone levels have been decreasing over the last 20 years. Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. It plays an important role in maintaining bone and muscle mass. Low levels of testosterone have been linked to lowered libido and diabetes. Diabetes can affect the endothelial cells of the blood vessels compounding the problem of lower testosterone levels.

Over the past two decades, the level of testosterone in American males has decreased by 16 percent. Researchers don’t know why. But there are some clues. The recent Nurses’ Health Study revealed some important truths as they apply to women. Some of those truths also apply to the sexual health of men because they affect both hormonal levels and cardiovascular health.

Additionally, as testosterone levels have decreased this has resulted in reduced muscle mass and tone, reduced metabolism and energy and an increase in body fat. Not a sexy combination! You can accept it and do nothing about it. Or, you can begin to live life by making healthier eating and exercise choices. Choices that will help your body actually be younger physically than your chronological age.

You Have Control Over the Process!

Every day you replace approximately 1% of your cells. That means that 1% of your body is new today, 1% is new tomorrow, and 1% is new each …

Removable Dentures Versus Denture Implants

Losing your teeth in old age is a major inconvenience. Dentures are provided to provide a solution to this problem, but sometimes they may cause you more discomfort. One alternative is to replace them with denture implants.

The Problem with Dentures

Removable full or partial dentures are still the most common solution to replace missing teeth. While they may be more economic than implants, they may cause some problems. These include:

* Additional expenses for adhesives and cleaning solutions
* The embargo of dentures falling out or moving around while eating in public
* Sore or irritated gums
* The inconvenience of having to remove them before going to sleep every night

Denture Implants

Many people believe they need to have individual dental implants installed to fix their lost teeth. While this was true in the past, all on four implants changed everything.

All-in-4 implants, created by Portuguese dentist Paulo Malo, involve the installation of four implants in your upper or lower jaw. Full rows of dentures are then mounted on these implants. A set of four implants is enough to support around 12-14 teeth.

The Advantages of Denture Implants

Removable dentures are no match for the benefits permanent implants provide. For one thing, they look and feel exactly like your natural teeth. Many removable dentures look unnatural and fake. Reliable dentists providing all-on-four implants take your facial structure, age, and skin tone into account when making your new teeth. This ensures your teeth look natural while providing a bright smile.

The four implants hold your dentures in place securely without causing you discomfort. You no longer have to use dental adhesives, or regularly adjust your dentures in your mouth. They will not press down on your gums when you chew. This allows you to enjoy all your favorite food without having to worry about your dentures moving out of place.

Denture implants are much easier to take care of. When using removable dentures, you have to soak them in cleaning solution every night to keep them moist as you sleep. You may also need specific types of brushes and toothpaste to clean them on a daily basis. All on four implants only require regular brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth would.

Implants require a certain amount of bone mass to adhere to. Senior citizens and individuals suffering from periodontal disease often have lower bone mass than other patients. If your bone mass does not meet the requirement, your dentist has to perform a bone grafting operation to remedy the problem. This procedure is often painful and may require months of healing.

Permanent dentures are effective for everyone, even people with low jawbone mass. The four implants are angled in a certain way, which allows them to act as a solid foundation for your dentures regardless of your jawbone's density. …

Rewards for Rewarding

Mornings do not always go smoothly in my house. Our older children, Josh and Danny, are never particularly thrilled about making their beds, a task they liken to going to the dentist. One morning, after noticing that Danny had done a superbly sloppy job with his bed, he and I had the following conversation.

Daddy: "Danny, I think we can do a better job with the bed."

Danny: "No I can not. This is the way I always do it."

With that, Danny made a beeline for the computer while I pondered what had just transpired. Maybe Danny thought that since we never say anything, this was the way we expected his bed to be made. Had I not been clear enough in my expectations? Do your associates ever look at you with a puzzled look on their face? Do you ever feel you are not getting through to them?
Often, we do not clearly tell our associates what we expect of them. When I teach companies how to "Hit the Grand Slam" with their customers and associates I stress that they must motivate and make it fun. Setting expectations is critical, as israising and rewarding the achievement of company goals and objectives. Developing a workforce of happy associates puts a thrill into customer service. The results are higher revenues and stronger profits.

There are several ways to do this:

1) Explain yourself clearly: Make sure your associates clearly understand your expectations. Take the time to patently explain things.

A friend recently told me of an experience he witnessed with a restaurant client. One of the servers needed a lot of improvement. and they were about ready to let her go. In a last ditch effort, my friend appeared to the managers that they should tell her exactly what was expected – and to give her one more night to improve. They did, and she improved dramatically in just one shift. That was 2 years ago and she is still doing very nicely.

2) Set high expectations: Expect great things and you will get great things. Conversely, if you expect failure, that's exactly what's headed your way

With the server above, once her supervisor explained things and raised the level of their expectations, they were rewarded with great improvement.

3) Praise often: Support your troops. Find opportunities to pat them on the back. Have your managers read The One-Minute Manager. They should always be trying to catch your associates doing something right!
Martin Broadwell had it right when he said "Praise is the bullet-proof vest for front line service personnel!" Lavish praise on your associates, as you would your grandschildren.

4) Reward more often: Demonstrate how you value your associates by rewarding their achievements. Not just the major ones but also the minor ones – especially after you have delivered some difficult constructive criticism.

Ask your associates how they would like to be rewarded. It does not always have to be financial. Sometimes a handwritten letter from the President of …