Dr. Goodyear was proud to be apart of the recent A4M meeting in Las Vegas, December 13-15. This annual meeting of the leaders in functional medicine brought together thousands of physicians representing 60 nations. Dr Goodyear presented evidence from his new upcoming book “Man Boob Nation, an Integrative model to Low T”. Below is the forward from “Man Boob Nation”.
Men are not the men that their grandfathers were. Obesity is on the increase. Estrogen production in men is on the incline. Testosterone and sperm count are on the decline.
What is the physiologic impact on the health of men?
Better yet, what is the cause.
To know the physiologic impact, one must know the underlying cause. Is low Testosterone the problem. Or, is low Testosterone merely the effect of the cause? The effect that produces the symptoms and physical signs are the result of low T, but should that be the focus?
In fact, the low Testosterone epidemic is not the cause, but is simply the effect. So what is the cause?
Marketing would have us believe that it is all about the T. Physicians are not immune to this trap. Instead of “evidence-based” practitioners, we have become “marketing-based” practitioners. We providers practice medicine out of 30-60 second marketing bytes.
That is marketing. But what does the science say. Not, what do opinion statements say. Not, what do self-help books say. And definitely, not what marketing says. What does the science, bias and opinions removed, say.
There are 8 primary causes of low Testosterone:
As Functional medicine practitioners, the source of the problem is our focus. A healing strategy for health care requires a solution based therapeutic approach. That is the drive behind “Man Boob Nation”, a functional medicine approach to low T.
Other highlights from the conference included:
Arnold Swarzeneeger was presented with the life time Affinity award for his commitment to Health and Fitness
Dr Travis Stork from the “The Doctor’s” show discussed healthy living
Suzanne Sommers discussed health and hormones
Dr Joseph Maroon, Vice Chairman of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, discussed the evidence of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in football and other sports
Dr Abraham Morgentaler, the director of Men’s Health Boston, discussed Testosterone therapy
Dr Mark Houston, Director of Hypertension Institute in Nashville, discussed new concepts on hypertension
Dr Mark Rosenberg presented new emerging links between Telomeres and Cancer
Dr. Goodyear will next be presenting at the American Functional Medicine Association (AFMA) in Atlanta March 6-9.