Erectile Dysfunction. Canary in the coal mine?

E.D. is widely known as an early warning sign for heart disease.

A simple solution to a big problem---that just might end up saving your life

A simple solution to a big problem—that just might end up saving your life

That’s because they’re essentially the same disease—restricted blood flow caused by the build-up of plaque in the arteries. So it’s kind of like the canary in the coal mine—an early warning system of a more serious disease, America’s #1 killer—heart disease. And you can easily cure both of them—with the same treatment: a diet consisting primarily of whole, plant-based foods.

One of my standard speeches has this attention-grabbing title:

Erectile dysfunction can save your life, reduce global warming, end world hunger AND help you lose weight.

That’s because the best solution for heart disease is switching immediately to the natural diet for our species—a whole foods, plant-based diet. That diet will also fix your heart disease—hopefully, before you have your first heart attack. It will also do some wonderful things for global warming and the ecosystem, while enabling us to feed all of the world’s seven billion people on far less than half the land that we’re using today.

For your convenience, this page is now included in the new alphabetical listing under the “Diseases” tab of this site.

Posted below is a 3-minute video where a group of doctors talk candidly about E.D. and it’s relation to heart disease. They don’t talk about the plant-based solution, but they do make the connection between E.D. and heart disease. Why don’t they mention the plant-based solution? Because there’s about a 95% chance that they don’t know about it. Whatever nutrition is being taught in med schools these days is a far cry from a powerful disease-reversing whole foods, plant-based diet—that would reverse heart disease and E.D.

Now for that 3-minute video

Appearing below is another slightly longer video that is basically an online advertisement for a new Mens Health Center. While it clearly makes the connection between E.D. and Heart Disease, it doesn’t mention the plant-based solution for either. They simply talk about sending the E.D. patients to see cardiologists—causing the patient to invest more time, money and anxiety in a disease that can be easily reversed in most cases with a whole foods, plant-based diet.

Toward the end of the video, they interview a pretty sad looking, obese patient as one of their success stories. What a sad state of affairs in our healthcare system.

A sad 5-minute story of patients not being told all of their options

One-on-one MD Help. Sadly, 95% of our medical doctors are not aware of the power of plant-based nutrition to combat many chronic diseases, including E.D. If you would like a second opinion (about E.D.) from a medical doctor who truly “gets it” about food, you may wish to visit our MD Help page and schedule a telephone consultation with one of the MDs listed there.

Consecutive daily blogs

Consecutive daily blogs

Want to do some more reading? Here are a few of my earlier blogs on this topic. Also, since E.D. is essentially the same disease as heart disease (plaque in arteries impeding blood flow), you may also wish to visit our Heart Disease (#1 killer) Page on this site. It may provide more incentive for you to take care of your coronary arteries before it’s too late. E.D is just an inconvenience when compared to having a heart attack.

Please forward this page to anyone you know that may be interested in learning more about the causes and prevention of erectile dysfunction—and it’s cousin, heart disease.

This page is now included in the new alphabetical listing under the “Diseases” tab.

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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1 Response to Erectile Dysfunction. Canary in the coal mine?

  1. Leo S. says:

    Dr. Ornish discusses ED at 6:15 in the following video. Take the time to see the whole video.

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