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Sadly, we are not given operating instructions to set off on our respective journeys. The good news is that Dr. Judson Brandeis has released an informative and insightful guide to being a Twenty-First Century man – with many of the changes and challenges we will encounter. And while no book can include all of the advice you might need in your journey, this book is one of the most information-packed and critically important guides to modern living to come along in a long time. The author has been taking care of men’s health issues, as a practicing urologist for close to 25 years. This stunning volume contains countless articles and essays, along with diagrams of our bodies and other assorted pieces of information. As an experienced urologist, Dr. Brandeis, along with a host of other doctors and health experts, function in this book as a wise and friendly companion to guide us as we age. It is an incredibly rich resource that includes vital information on everything from living longer (and better) to leaving behind a legacy.
The book is based on three main pillars of health: feeling good, looking good and having great sex. Dr. Brandeis is a graduate of Brown University and has been voted the top urologist in the San Francisco area for seven years in a row. The book is divided into 14 sections, covering a massive and comprehensive amount of practical information and wisdom. As he writes early on, “I created and wrote The Twenty-First Century Man, to help men feel great, look good and have better physical intimacy.” Dr. Brandeis compares the book to a “world-class buffet” from which the reader can select from the issues and areas most pertinent to them at a variety of stages of life. For example, there are a series of essays and articles based simply on preventive maintenance and it’s followed by a section of advice from specialists. The book explores the crucial roles of a healthy diet, plenty of exercise, how to cope with addictions, as well as how to look good and feel good. You can read about the importance of a healthy smile and how to protect yourself from the sun. Or you can dip into the information and advice on how to make your life “fun” or how to deal with mental health concerns.
Put quite simply, this manual covers all of the bases when it comes to living a full and authentic life. There is important advice on relationships and another critical section on how to navigate health care and finding a good doctor. Finally, the book covers how to leave behind a legacy that you can be proud of that that will help others. As we emerge from the dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic, this book serves as a great reminder to live life to the fullest. This is an enormous amount of information and it is assembled in a manner that makes it easy to get the information you need to live, love and prosper in this Twenty-First Century.
John J. Kelly
This medical guidebook was contributed to and compiled by Judson Brandeis, MD. It was written to help improve the health of men who are 40 and older. There is a disclaimer to the readers to consult a health physician before implementing the recommendations.
In the introduction, Brandeis writes about how as men age, their health and sex drive tends to decline. This is due to lack of a healthy lifestyle that affects all aspects of an older man's life. Dr. Brandeis compiled this book to help increase male rejuvenation. He recommends that everyone read the introduction and then read the Chapters that are most relevant to them.
In Chapter 1, The Hero's Journey, there many examples of older men in history who made great achievements later in their lives. Chapter 2 is about reducing your risk to bad health. After the age of 40, men's risk of cancer and heart disease increases. He recommends three of the most important ways to stay healthy. A good diet with lots fruits and vegetables, daily exercise and getting enough rest. These three things can extend one's life beyond the average age for men in the U. S. which is 76. Quitting smoking and reducing alcohol consumption are also important to improve health.
Part 2 is called Preventative Maintenance. In Chapter 5, Strengthening Your Heart, the author writes about understanding our arteries. When arteries have too much plaque in them it can lead to heart attacks and strokes. A healthy diet is important to having clean arteries. There are warnings to stay away from fast food and processed foods that are high in fat and preservatives that are loaded with sodium. Regular visits with your physician are more important as men get older. There are many lists of healthier food choices that are high in antioxidants and others that can lower cholesterol.
This book contains an Encyclopedia of health advice from Doctors that is both informative and interesting. With a variety of topics that include, diet, mental health and relationship advice to name a few. This is an important book for men who are aged 40 and older.
The 21st Century Man is a gold mine of information on aspects pertaining to all areas of men’s health and lives. With more than 100 chapters, covering 14 different topics, this book is loaded with comprehensive, scientific, and factual information about men’s health. Brandeis has not gone solo in this endeavor, but has included contributions from many other leading medical experts to make this a truly in-depth resource for men to know how to live better, healthier lives. Dr. Brandeis recommends that readers approach this as a “buffet of world-class information written by extraordinary professionals,” allowing the reader to focus on what is most relevant and useful on their health journey, while also providing the opportunity to learn more about new or potentially embarrassing topics.
He bases the book on three different “pillars of health” – feeling good, looking good, and having great sex, reverse engineering each pillar and thinking of what men can do now in order to keep doing all three of those things well as they age. He is absolutely in tune with his audience, using light, humorous, poignant, and occasionally alarming anecdotes that connect to male life and provide incentive to begin caring about health.
Dr. Brandeis wisely identifies that many men are reluctant to engage in preventative health care and recognizes that he may be writing this book as much to spouses and partners as to men themselves. There’s information here for how partners can help, as well as the inclusion of chapters on aspects of women’s health that will impact the relationship. This resource goes far beyond physical health, addressing men from a holistic perspective, providing chapters on addiction, looking good, making life fun, having great sex, relationship skills, navigating healthcare, and leaving a legacy.
Dr. Brandeis sees men and their health needs clearly, compassionately encouraging them to become active players in their health journey and providing them the tools and knowledge with which to do so. The 21st Century Man is a powerful and practical guidebook for men and their partners. No matter how age or injury is hitting you, there is information in this book that is helpful for every part of a man’s body and life! Brandeis has outdone himself in compiling a singularly robust resource that empowers men to journey with health, strength, and vigor. Highly recommended!
The 21st Man is an excellent guide for men of any age on how they can tackle the inevitable challenges and difficulties that come with getting older. Written in a compelling and sympathetic way, it can prepare men to deal with problems as sensitive as erectile dysfunction, as serious as the prevention of prostate cancer, and as frustrating as the loss of energy and purpose. Furthermore, the fact that each section in the book is written by different physicians with impeccable credentials, gives the assertions made in each, tremendous credence. However, the book's two best features are that it is written in a very compassionate manner that provides practical advice and tools that men can employ to help them combat the various ailments presented that may befall them. Finally, although the book is clearly written for men approaching or well into middle age, adopting the methods presented in it can serve as a great source of preparation for younger men and a great way for men in their senior years to make the most of that time period.
To me, the 21st Century Man is a blemish free book. It is well thought out, easy to understand and something one can actually look forward to reading. Additionally, it contains a sincerity that is refreshing and makes everything covered in it, feel believable.
Thus, if you're a man who is just entering or are well into middle age, you should read this book, it can help you. If you're a younger man and the challenges presented in this book are sill a long way off for you, you should read it too because it's never to early to start the practices that it contains and can be beneficial for you. Lastly, if you're well into your senior years, reading this book can still be useful because it's never too late to feel better. Reading the 21st Century Man is like being in a room with a group of intelligent, compassionate, non judgemental doctors, who are there to help you make the most out of your life. You could not ask for anymore than that.
The 21st Century Man: Advice From 50 Top Doctors and Men's Health Experts So You Can Feel Great, Look Good and Have Better Sex covers exceptional concepts and knowledge on how to acquire evolving into the best man ever:
Sixty board-affirmed specialists and men's wellbeing specialists offer counsel and insider privileged insights that men over thirty-five need to recuperate and keep up with their physical, mental, and sexual wellbeing to feel incredible, look great, and have better intimacy.
The book is sated, with not one professional opinion and advice concerning these issues and topics but is filled with over fifty various diverse guidance from sound individuals supplying the audience or reader additional knowledge on how to be a better person in virtually all areas of your life.
There is a broad area on sexual wellbeing and sexual medication composed by a top pick of doctors. Lead creator Dr. Judson Brandeis, the best urologist in the SF Bay Area for ten years, is a specialist, doctor teacher, and caring clinician and specialist. An alum of Brown University, Vanderbilt Medical School, UCLA Urology residency, and Harvard for research, he spends significant time in the rising field of men's sexual wellbeing and rejuvenative medication.
In conclusion, I appreciated this book because of its informal-giving nature of great advice concerning men's overall health to maximize your result to feel great, look good, and have better sex.
I highly recommend anyone wanting to feel happier in these areas of their lives start the changeover procedure instantly. And this first commences equipping your brain with meritorious wisdom that you can immediately put into practice by simply reading this book.
I recently decided to pick up the book The 21st Century Man: Advice From 50 Top Doctors and Men's Health Experts so You Can Feel Great, Look Good and Have Better Sex by Dr. Judson Brandeis. While I am not quite the recommended age (the book is written for men over thirty-five), I am approaching it very quickly. So rather than trying to play catch up and getting the book after that time had come and gone, I decided to do some prep work and get the book ahead of time. And I’m glad I did. It’s a chunk of a book, and clocking in at over 1,300 pages might take me until I’m thirty-five to finish. Exaggeration? Obviously, but it’s such a comprehensive book that dives into so many diverse topics that you’ve really got to set aside time to actually read the book and not just skim it.
That said, it’s not required to read the whole book from cover to cover. Instead, using the table of contents, you’re more able to bounce around the book and find the piece that you need at the time (or want to get ahead of the curve). More concerned with exercise because those pounds don’t come off as easily as they used to (not that I’ve noticed)? There’s a chapter for it. Struggling with mental health questions? There’s a chapter for it.
In the end, it’s a fantastic book to pick up, even just as a reference for when you’ve got questions about something specific.
K & J
I am so grateful to have found this helpful and insightful guide. It is very insightful into the latter life of men. I believe this is a topic often overlooked as men are viewed as such strong characters there’s often an overlook of their slower years where they need help. This book goes into detail of how to help and just a deeper understanding of the struggle men face later in life. I think this is definitely a must have for any man. I loved how this book went into not only the physical aspect but the mental and emotionally aspects also. It’s a wonderful flurry of everything needed to guide a man through later years. I loved how it spoke of leaving a legacy and even sexual healing which is so important. So many aspects are discussed and I believe this guide can truly help so many get back on the track to happiness and spend their life happily instead of grumpy! My favorite part is the beginning “the journey” I love the way the author begins and it really founded my curiosity and lead me to finish the book. Throughout there is such great advice and I definitely recommend to any older man. This book is easy to understand and founded on researched and supported by well known physicians. That’s why I trust that it’s beneficial. I’ve learned a lot from this book and am very glad this guide exists as I know a lot of men suffer in silence.+ Read More
The 21st Century Man is a book of essays, written by specialists, about topics pertaining to men's health. While the individual essays are very readable and approachable, this is a reference book; don't expect to read it cover to cover. You can pick out the chapters that pertain to your concerns and focus on those. This book promotes physical, mental, sexual, and emotional health. Note that this book is quite self-help flavored, and a number of essays are not written by doctors, but other experts. Take, for instance, the chapter by an electrical engineer/DJ about the positive scientific effects of enjoying music and how to integrate it into your life.
This book is an incredible, informative resource. There are photos and graphs, and each chapter ends with a nice summary. I'm learning lots of things I wanted to know more about, but was afraid to ask--I found the chapters explaining the American health insurance system and hair loss especially useful. This book introduced me to terminology and treatments I hadn't even heard of before, and it gives me a good reference for what I should talk to my doctor about and look out for moving forward. This book is a vital resource for any man (or anyone who is close to a man). Navigating doctors and healthcare is so difficult, and living a healthy life can be a struggle. This book will help me be more mindful, and it's a resource I know I'll call upon for years to come. My utmost thanks to all those who contributed to this work, as well as to Dr. Brandeis for bringing it all together! This is fantastic!