No, there are no hidden urological messages in this book…it is just delightful. All of the Russian stuff circulating around in the news has piqued my interest in Russian history. This book is historical fiction and about a Count who in 1918 or so has been banned to live out the rest of his life…in a hotel. Just as I thought “Boys in the Boat” would be too limited in scope to enjoy and was wrong, so too was my first impression of this book.
Not since “A Man Called Ove” has a book captured my imagination and has been informative as well. If you like a bit of history and want to go a little deeper into Russian history than you’ll get on the news, then let me assure you that you will cherish this book.
Don’t like to read? I listen to books while I’m in the care or when I walk or ride a bike…so there is no excuse.
Vasectomy Not Associated With Prostate Cancer
Urology – February 28, 2009 – Vol. 25 – No. 04
Article Reviewed: Vasectomy and the Risk of Prostate Cancer. Holt SK, Salinas CA, Stanford JL: J Urol; 2008;180 (December): 2565-2568.
I am often asked about using essential oils for a variety of urological issues. Here is a discussion of using oils as it pertains to bladder infections. Click Here!
The above is a calcium oxalate stone in the ureteral orifice just about to fall into the bladder…no wonder they hurt. The green tint you see is the laser fiber beam which will be used to fragment the stone.
Probiotic Supplements Sold on Internet Unlikely to Benefit Stone Patients
Urology – July 30, 2015 – Vol. 32 – No. 12
Article Reviewed: Analysis of Commercial Kidney Stone Probiotic Supplements. Ellis ML, Shaw KJ, et al: Urology; 2015;85 (March): 517-521.
This is a common question and is most often the result of a bladder infection. Not mentioned in the article as a cause is the change in the ph of the urine by certain foods that will create phosphate crystals. This is a benign situation but often times a concern to patients. Read More.
Dietary Tips for Boosting Male Fertility
Diet can affect a man’s sperm, so if you’re trying to have a baby, make healthy choices when you eat!
Fruits and Vegetables: Eat plenty of leafy greens, purple and yellow vegetables, apples, oranges, kiwi, blueberries and melon.
Whole Grains: Easy ways to get enough whole grains include a bowl of oatmeal at breakfast, whole-grain bread at lunch and brown rice with dinner.
Low-Fat Dairy: Dairy products are high in important nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, potassium and protein. Good low-fat dairy choices include 1 cup of milk or yogurt or 1 ounce of cheese each day.
Protein: Some healthy sources of protein are: fish, turkey, chicken breast, beans, nuts, seeds and tofu.
Fats: Limit foods high in saturated fats, such as red meat, full-fat dairy products and fried foods. Instead, consume healthy fats, such as an ounce of walnuts or almonds, extra-virgin olive oil or avocado.