Men who eat walnuts have higher quality sperm and health!


Over a 12 week period researchers at the University of California, found that eating 75gms whole-shelled (not rancid) walnuts daily improved the vitality, motility (swimming speed) and morphology (shape) of sperm.

And its not just about making babies. Consider this. Both olive oil and walnuts have beneficial effects on arteries after a high fat meal (they reduce inflammation and oxidation), Walnuts maintain flexibility of the arteries thanks to alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) found in walnuts. (ALA is an omega-3 fatty acid similar to those omega-3 fatty acids found in fish). The study was published in the October 17, 2006 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

So here it is boys – Increase your anti-oxidant intake with heaps of colourful veges and if you suffer health problems consider a supplement. Definitely reduce your alcohol intake especially if you are considering making babies….however if baby making is not what you have in mind, this is great news for mens health and other fun pleasures!

Men are becoming health-conscious says Dr Bob Corish and we would agree!


Bob has written a “Guide to Men’s Health”. This fact-filled book, with a dose of humour, is designed to help men understand the importance of preventive health care.

“Men live recklessly, make poor lifestyle choices and largely ignore their own health needs until the ‘wheels are falling off’ or it is too late to be fixed. Consequently, men suffer the most heart attacks, strokes and disabling illnesses before they finally kick the bucket…usually, it is not a pretty ending! Well, as Bob Dylan would say, “Times they are a changing.”

Men are now paying attention to their health, appearance and wellbeing. This book is intended to help men along the path towards taking better care of themselves. It provides straightforward answers to questions that men should be asking their doctors.

Bobs career began as a professional soccer player in England which led him to the United States.  A career-ending injury changed everything and Bob moved into medicine specialising in anesthesiology, toxicology and nutritional medicine. He is also board certified in pain management.

We are lucky to have Bob living in the Nelson region promoting men’s health.

The perfect gift for your hubby, dad, adult son!   Available at Bodywise

Long Live Healthy Men


On average, men are living longer but generally do not outlive their women.  Many health issues facing men in their middle years are preventable, so long as the early warning signs are acted upon before becoming either acute or chronic health problems. Men need to believe that this is a valuable use of their time and money and an investment in the future quality of life.

At Bodywise we are supportive of men and boys who wish to engage in a healthier lifestyles and treatment programmes. We encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in all men and boys. Men who enjoy looking after themselves are great role models for their boys.

While many men want a quick fix we encourage them to talk just a little about what is going on even when we get the “what is there to talk about? … “. We can then work out an appropriate treatment programme, using what Bodywise has to offer and other health professionals as needed.

Not surprisingly, the current economic recession has had a huge impact upon men’s (and women’s) work load, job security, status, income, spending, lifestyle, debt, sense of security and health.  Meanwhile the role and expectations of father’s have expanded and all these challenges add up. A sense of too little spare time may hamper the exercise and activities needed to discharge all the stress and keep fit.

Depression in males, young to old is becoming more apparent.  Men may not be aware that how they are feeling is both real and a sign their whole being is under pressure. The next step is how to ask for support and where to find it and this may feel both too difficult and an imagined sign of weakness.

Adolescent and young men, who consume alcohol and drugs recklessly, are generally at risk of showing signs of depression, fatigue and health issues. For them to be able to help themselves they somehow need to feel that they can call for help. There some wonderful supplements for lifting feelings of indifference or outright depression and anxiety like Valerian, St John’s Wort and L-theanine to name but a few.

By middle aged men may have woken up to find that their get up and go is not what it used to be and the pressures of family and work are getting on top of them. This stress may be compounded by marginal nutritional difficulties, weight gain and lack of fitness.  As symptoms associated with genetics and lifestyle emerges now is the time to take stock and look at the bigger picture and a holistic approach to the wellbeing. This is where the natural health perspective addresses the whole physiology and wellbeing.

We look forward to seeing you at Bodywise with any concerns you have or you can send a message to us if you have a question