Male Reproductive Health & Sexual Dysfunction in the 21st Century with Dr. Ralph Esposito

By: Ben Brown

Male Reproductive Health & Sexual Dysfunction in the 21st Century [Podcast Episode #54].

 

In this enlightening interview with Dr. Ralph Esposito, we start off our discussion by talking about the differences between normal testosterone and optimal testosterone ranges as seen in conventional blood labs as well as WHY just looking at normal levels can be such a big problem.

 

Dr. Esposito is a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist and functional medicine practitioner specializing in integrative urology, men’s health and hormonal health.

 

In addition to being a peer reviewer for medical journals, he has authored several medical textbook chapters and has designed education modules for health professionals specifically on urological conditions, male and female hormone dysfunction, hypogonadism, exercise, men’s health and sexual dysfunction.

 

Dr. Esposito has trained at NYU Integrative and Functional Urology Center and also holds a position as adjunct professor at New York University where he lectures on integrative medicine. Currently, Dr. Esposito serves as a medical consultant and research analyst.

 

In this podcast, Dr. Esposito discusses why it’s imperative to not only look at total testosterone, but also free testosterone levels to get a better idea of what’s happening at a cellular level and how your body it utilizing it’s testosterone production.

 

We discuss the numerous roles of testosterone in the body and it’s importance as we age and the internal and external factors that influence out bodies testosterone production, including HPG (hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal) axis dysfunction.

 

Finally we dive into diet and lifestyle considerations that are the biggest factors to regulate hormones, including sleep, blood sugar regulation, and if/how we should utilize intermittent fasting as a means to improve hormone health.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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