Spotlight on Men’s Health
Spotlight on Men’s Health
In the coming weeks you may see a friend of mine walking around with a bright pink moustache!
Sure, he is a jokester but the reason for putting himself in the spotlight runs much deeper than that.
The month of November is becoming fondly referred to as Movember. As men grow a moustache to highlight men’s health issues and raise money for research.
The founders behind Movember stand for tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention, noting that statistically men die on average 6 years younger than women.
As a naturopath l see men coming into the clinic for a wide range of health concerns.
Most recently it has been for gout, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, reflux, improved recovery from injury, fatigue, mental health and muscular aches and pains.
As a naturopath l treat the whole person, not just the physical body.
So, it is inevitable that these men also talk about grief, childhood trauma, relationship challenges, low mood, feelings of worry, overwhelm and their fears as we dive deeper into all aspects of their physical, mental and emotional health.
This is where as a naturopath l feel l can really make a difference.
By treating the person as a whole through the use of herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, diet and lifestyle advice, along with Australian bush flower essences to address emotions, l am able to help restore each individual’s health from a range of angles.
There is no shortage of health advice available now thanks to the internet and social media.
However, nothing replaces a combination of being heard and seen for the individual you are and the need for personalised health care is as relevant today as it always has been.
I encourage men to seek support from a wide range of health professionals, for any health concerns they may have and the woman who care about these men to also encourage them to speak up and seek help.
Seeking professional help is empowering and can make all the difference in improving both short term and long-term health outcomes.
Oh and that friend of mine, has been set the challenge to wear a matching pink tutu to complement his mo for a whole day at work, if he raises a $1000 before the end of the month!
Now in my mind, that makes him one absolute legend, going above and beyond to do his bit to raise awareness for men’s health.
If you too would like to get behind Movember, you can find out more information and make a donation here: https://au.movember.com/
Written by Courtney Baker – Naturopath
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