Why Is Mens' Health Important?

Technically, the month of June is dedicated to bringing men's health issues to light. But men's health is important year round, especially as we start looking to the end of the year and how health can be improved in the year to come.

Let's start with this simple fact:

Compared to women, men are less likely to put emphasis on their overall health. Research done by the Commonwealth Fund found that one of four men did not see a physician in the last year and that 33 percent of men did not even have a regular doctor.

How do we make it easier for men to engage in and support their health -- without a lot of time, effort, and focus? Understanding how to balance your life and health can lead to the healthy lifestyle all men can benefit from.

Holistic Health Connections represents many practitioners who help support mens' health. We asked our holistic health experts to share some of their knowledge. Here's what they had to say...


Dr. Nathalie Campeau

In a recent survey, Americans revealed that the most pressing problem they were facing was the difficulty to balance their lives. Most men who complained about that problem said that their hectic lives were causing them to be stressed out, to be less productive at work and to not be able to find quality time for their family. Furthermore, there are physical and mental health consequences when one’s life is out of balance. From digestive issues to chronic anxiety, men are plagued with many disorders that could be prevented by balancing their lives.

Many solutions have been suggested over the past decades, including meditation, time management, exercise and yoga classes. But what if I told you that technology is now providing us with a new approach to balancing your life by going to the root cause of our issues. This technology comes in the form of a software that has the capacity to harmonize the frequencies in your energy field. When our lives are hectic, our frequencies are out of balance. Correcting those frequencies is the key to bringing you back in control.

How it works: the software analyses a sample of your voice and compares it to several energetic signatures in your body, mind and bio-field. It detects which frequencies are out-of-tune. After analyzing your frequencies, the App generates a soundbite for you to listen for a few minutes, which interacts with your own frequencies and harmonize them. Your frequencies are at the root of what happens in your emotional and physical forms. By harmonizing your frequencies, you are balancing your life.

People who use this software consistently report significant improvement in their lives. It becomes easier to deal with daily stress, to be less reactive to upsetting situations and to be able to better focus on what is important.

For more information on how to balance your life, visit Dr. Campeau is a retired physician and a Certified Bio-Acoustics Practitioner.


Dr. Mylaine Riobe

Feeling tired, low sex drive, gaining weight? If you’re a male between the ages of 35-75 and answered yes to any of these, you may be entering andropause! Here’s what that is, how to tell if you have it, and what you can do about it.

Andropause is most commonly associated with declining levels of testosterone, but when we look from a holistic perspective, it’s much more than that. Although testosterone commonly declines as men age, we are seeing much more rapid declines in these levels due to the overwhelming stress that men endure in our modern society. So if we simply replace testosterone, we’re not looking at this critical phase in men’s lives in a balanced way. The finding of low testosterone is a late finding in andropause.

To successfully treat symptoms and PREVENT diseases, a much more comprehensive approach is needed. And that’s what we provide at the Riobe Institute of Integrative Medicine!

At the Riobe Institute of Integrative Medicine, we believe in a holistic and natural approach to wellness. Symptoms like fatigue, weight gain and low sex drive may sound like nuisance symptoms, but they can be harbingers of diseases yet to come. If left unchecked, the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s dementia begins to rise.

When a client presents with these all-too-common symptoms of fatigue, weight gain and low sex drive, we determine the causes of these symptoms which vary for each individual. With a preliminary evaluation, we determine the underlying causes of your symptoms, evaluate diet and lifestyle factors, then perform the recommended testing to get more detailed information.

We have a wide array of affordable advanced and metabolic tests that drill down to the level of your cells to see what blood work usually can’t. We guide our clients with a comprehensive treatment plan using bio-idential natural hormones, customized nutrition planning that replenish critical missing nutrients, optimize lifestyle choices to match your needs, and customize your plan to fit your unique needs.

Clients generally feel much better within 3-4 weeks of starting a treatment regimen. They feel more energetic, start losing weight, and have a more vigorous sex drive. And, as a side effect, they’re unknowingly preventing diseases they’d otherwise be at risk for. After our preliminary evaluation, we see our clients to review test results. This can be done by phone for convenience. We see them again in a month to assess progress and make adjustments if needed. Some testing has to be repeated - especially hormone levels – to assure safe levels are being obtained and maintained!

We look at mind, body and spirit and take your wholeness and wellness as our primary concern! We invite you to be our partner in wellness and hope to hear from you!

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You can listen to Dr. Riobe live on her podcast “Awakened Wellness with Mylaine Riobe MD” the first and third Tuesday of each month on Archived podcasts are available on our website!

Owner, Jamie Gonzalez


The Salt Suite has the feel of a spa and offers treatment to men, women and children as well. Adults sit in a relaxation chair in our Salt Suite where pharmaceutical-grade salt is pumped into the air. A session is cool, dry and very relaxing. Many say it's the best nap they've had! The benefits of salt therapy (also known as ‘halotherapy’) first came to light in the mid-1800s when Felix Bochkovsky, a health official in Poland, made the observation that salt mine workers rarely suffered from colds, respiratory ailments or lung diseases. Bochkovsky attributed this to the salt aerosol being inhaled on a daily basis.

The Salt Suite clients visit 1-5 days a week depending on severity and length of their health challenge, more at first typically, then less during maintenance or when triggers are diminished. People with asthma, allergies, sinusitis, COPD and other respiratory problems benefit greatly from the decongestant effect, clearing the entire airway system. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of the dry sodium chloride aerosol help in treating ear infections and certain skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.

Men also suffer from anxiety and stress in great numbers in the U.S. Our clients report significant feelings of relaxation and quieting the mind when attending regularly. This is attributed to negative ions produced by the salty atmosphere. Would you like to improve your sleep quality and stamina? Salt therapy is your friend! Clearing the airways and increasing lung volume help more air pass into the lungs providing more oxygen to your blood improving energy and overall circulation. Clients say they snore less and sleep apnea symptoms are reduced.

The Salt Suite is open every day so clients can visit regularly and around busy schedules, and the monthly rate is easy on your budget!

“Saturday I had my first salt-therapy session. I went in with a sinus infection, very bad sinus headache. After my session my sinuses drained for the next two days, headache went away the first night. The Salt Suite, you Rock. P.S. Tina & I had our 2nd session today, we love it.”

– Mike M.

All of our experts would agree that the emphasis on mens' health needs to be addressed. This will involve the work of all health practitioners and men themselves. That could mean taking a trip down to the Salt Suite, getting in touch with your life through the use of technology or simply going to the doctors office when you feel off. Balancing your life and health is a start to taking charge of your well-being.