Dr.Karol, MD

The doctor with alternative solutions


Leave a comment

Radical Remedies: Royal Jelly

Bee Royal Jelly

Did you know that bees create Royal Jelly?

When worker bees are raising a new queen bee, they feed a few chosen larvae copious amounts of Royal Jelly, a honeybee secretion that stimulates morphological changes in the larvae to transform them into queens. The queen is much larger than the workers, it has a longer life span and unlike to the worker bees, it has ovaries that can produce eggs.

podcast

Continue reading


Leave a comment

Boosting your Libido Part 2: Natural Alternatives to Cialis and Viagra

herbal_viagra

 

 

Last week I discussed how drugs such as Cialis and Viagra are double-edged swords. On the one hand they effectively increase the blood flow to the penis, thus combating erectile dysfunction. However, they are linked to some potentially serious side effects, such as penis damage due to a prolonged erection, as well as dangerous drops in blood pressure. They also involve discussing intimate issues in order to procure a doctor’s prescription, which many men are reluctant to do.

Some dietary supplements, although not as potent as Cialis and Viagra, rarely present with uncomfortable side effects and may have health benefits in addition to their sexual enhancement effects. Continue reading


3 Comments

Options for upping your libido: Viagra and Cialis vs. natural alternatives

herbal_viagra

 

 

Many men suffer from erectile dysfunction, lack of libido, (i.e., sex drive), and premature ejaculation due to overexcitement or sexually related anxiety. In the absence of sexual partners, this may be seen as a blessing. But for those of you wanting frequent and satisfying intimate relations, it can be a serious burden. Many turn to prescription medication to help this condition. But there are natural alternatives too.

The sexually enhancing properties of certain plants have been backed by well-conducted human clinical trials. These plants go by the name of Eurycoma longifolia, Tribulus terrestris, Maca, and the plants of the ginseng family.

The prescription route

So why search for natural, plant-based remedies when we have such miraculous prescription medications such as Viagra and Cialis? Well, for one, these are prescription medications and they involve the hassle of going to a doctor and discussing intimate issues, which many men are reluctant to do. Some perceive these conditions as a threat to their manliness.

Those who opt for the more anonymous online route should know that ordering these medicines without a prescription poses serious health risks. Usually such medicines are shipped from Asia or India where there are no stringent regulatory standards in place to ensure that the drug produced is safe for human consumption and that it actually lives up to its claims. These medicines may be contaminated with harmful compounds or manufactured in a manner that produces a toxic byproduct. Continue reading


Leave a comment

Radical Remedies: Natural Testosterone Boosters

RR_natural_testosterone_boosters

NHS

 

 

There is renewed hype about testosterone replacement therapy. At first, a lot of middle-aged men jumped on the bandwagon because testosterone replacement offered a quick fix to improve vitality, energy, stamina, strength and sexual performance.

Now, lawyers and critics are not far behind as more and more TV ads about testosterone replacement causing increased risk of strokes and heart attacks appear. Other potential side effects are increased risk or exacerbation of prostate cancer, decreased sperm count, acne and hair loss.

The story of testosterone replacement is probably just too good to be true.

Listen to Podcast
podcast

Continue reading