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Why are Men Reluctant to get Regular Health Checkups?

By Admin
 - August 31, 2017
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By David Holden, ND, MS, Senior Naturopath & BioChemist

This is a Health Issue we should ALL be concerned about especially in Prostate Cancer Blue Month.

  • What do we have to do to interest men in taking their health more seriously?
  • Why is it that men live on average 4-6 years LESS than women?
  • Why are men, especially older men, so reluctant to go to the Doctor or an Alternative Health Practitioner to get themselves checked out regularly, like an annual WOF for their car?

As a health aware male Health Practitioner, I see way too often men who finally come in for a Wellness Checkup when they have been sitting on a major health issue for far too long.  Unfortunately, it has reached the stage where it is already hugely impacting their quality of life.  Only due to pressure from their wife, partner, sister or daughter, do men agree to seeking help, IF they finally listen.

Men can be fastidious about maintaining their vehicles and homes though ironically, they ignore their most important asset – their health!  Without good health, all the money in the bank is worth little if you are unable to be around to enjoy it with family and friends.

I have had many very wealthy Men come and see me after a serious health diagnosis, offering me vast sums of money if I can cure them and take their health problems away with a magic bullet.  In some cases, I have to tell them I can’t because they have left things too late! It takes 10-20 years for the body to develop most cancers and advanced CVD (Heart disease).  If men received regular health checks much can be done during these years to change the course of your health history for the better.

Like investments, car, and house maintenance your body and mind need constant attention as you get older. Please give your dad and/or partner a nudge if he hasn’t been for a checkup for over a year, especially if he is over 50. Small issues can develop into big ones when we avoid addressing them.  Most health issues can be dealt with quickly if caught early.

Does your Father or Partner identify with the following?

  • a family history or parents with CVD (heart disease), Cancer or Diabetes
  • or he is overweight and likes the “good” things in life, fast food, alcohol,
  • lacking exercise too much

If the answer is yes, now is your chance to show him some love and shout him a heavily discounted Wellness Check up with someone who knows what to look for. I see advanced cases of Prostate Cancer / CVD / and /Diabetes every day of the clinic week. Addressing these early is ALWAYS best.

 

Minor health issues like snoring, beer belly, that disgusting rash or itch that doesn’t go away, smelly farts, poor eating habits and excessive coffee, energy drinks or alcohol consumption all can develop into serious health issues if not nipped in the bud early.

Women who are still mostly in the role of primary caretakers for infants and toddlers naturally extend this to themselves as part of their feminine nature.  Health statistics are evidence of this.  Mothers visit health practitioners with their children more frequently than fathers do. Women are in the habit of nipping things in the bud and dealing with them by getting professional advice far more quickly than men are. This is one major reason why women outlive men according to Worldwide Statistics. Women are used to taking care of themselves and others more. They are more interested in preventative health care which is what Alternative & Complementary Medicine is ALL about.  Alternative medicine encourage Nutrition, Lifestyle changes, Mindfulness, Herbs and Supplements instead of drugs wherever possible.

Changing the culture for male health is going to be a generational thing. “Metrosexual” and Gay men are far more health aware these days and there are a lot more treatment options than there have ever been.  Doctor, Naturopath, Herbalist, Acupuncturist, Chiropractor, Osteopath, Massage Therapist, who do I go to for what and when?? It is great to see more younger men not only taking an active interest in their cars and sports but also their health, vitality, skin care and grooming.  This is a positive sign of future trends which we should all encourage.

We would like to offer you this great opportunity to purchase a Wellness Check-up for our $99 special (saves over $100!) is a smart way to be proactive with your health.

You will be able to identify the following:

  • Does your nutrition need to be addressed due to weight or dietary sensitivities? If so, with a food, herbal medicine or supplement?
  • Are you eating too much saturated fat or sugar?
  • Is your coffee, beer, or energy drinks consumption problematic?
  • Do you have a history of elevated cancer, diabetes or heart disease within the family? If so don’t be a carbon copy of their mistakes. DO something about it now.

In all cases prevention is way better than cure so encourage the men in your life to get checked out.  Statistics indicate people most likely to read this article are Female!

Our $99 Wellness Check up Special with Senior Health Practitioner David Holden includes:

  1. Blood Pressure test, with diet, lifestyle & supplement advice on how to drop it naturally without drugs.
  2. Getting your lipids (Cholesterol) tested and how to drop it if elevated without drugs.
  3. Specific Oxygen Test (determines fitness and if you are at risk of CVD / Cancer) and what to do about it if low.
  4. Antioxidant Laser Scanner Test with our new high tech S3 Scanner to see if you can improve the Antioxidants in your diet to prevent all major diseases.
  5. Casting an eye over your diet and recommending some food substitutes where necessary to boost your health & wellness score. Small changes over time give BIG results!
  6. Reviewing your pre-filled out HAQ (Health Appraisal Questionnaire) and discussing any areas that may need attention now or in the future. Nip potential health issues in the bud now.
  7. Testing your VLA (Vitality, Longevity & Anti-Ageing) score and finding out your Biological Age.
  8. Get your Quantum Health Score done to see if any of your internal organs need support or a change in lifestyle to reduce the risk of disease over time

This testing and discussion takes a full 60 minutes and is one of the best gifts you can give your Dad / Father / Husband / Brother – the gift of Health!

A printed out report with recommendations is given as a part of this Wellness Check up.
If you would like to take advantage of this exclusive offer then please call our office manager Jax Nicholls and make a time slot – this genuine discounted offer is for bookings made in September only! Save over $100!!

Email info@hhc.nz or call 09 282 3588 NOW!

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