Men's Health - The Journey To Optimal Living

Master the unique health need of men to live an optimal life.
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  • Lectures 49
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

Men have unique physiology and health needs that are often neglected.

Life is short - why not live an optimized life.

When it comes to men's health care issues, there is a lot of information around, but very few authoritative sources.

Usually when someone talks about men and their bodies, they talk about big muscles, getting ripped, and getting women. There might be some people who want that, but the vast majority of my patients & clients want to understand how to achieve optimal health.

What is optimal health?

  • Healthy body weight – Getting in shape without trying to be Mr. Universe
  • Heart health – Lowering cholesterol and blood pressure without prescriptions
  • Taking supplements – Knowing which supplements work and which to skip
  • Reducing inflammation – Preventing pain in joints and illnesses caused by cellular damage
  • Better sleep – Understanding how to sleep well so you can be alert and active
  • Improving gut health – A strong immune system and easy digestion are based on healthy eating and probiotics
  • Stress management – Managing your responses so that they don't manage you
  • Hair loss – Learning the reasons for and prevention of this common problem
  • Erectile dysfunction – Why you are struggling with something you couldn't stop for decades

All of these and many more men's health issues are covered in my course, The Optimal Living Program. It's all about mind and body health leading you to optimal energy, fitness, stamina, performance, and longevity.

3,300+ men have already joined the program, each getting the information they need to get healthy and stay healthy.

What are the requirements?

  • No prerequisite knowledge needed

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand important mens' health issues
  • Better Health and Wellness
  • Biohacking
  • Learn what pitfalls to avoid
  • Improve performance
  • Understand how low testosterone can be dangerous
  • Which supplements to take and which to skip

Who is the target audience?

  • Desire to improve health
  • Men who want to perform at their best
  • Curosity

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction

Welcome to Men's Health 1.0. This lecture is a brief overview of the course and what you can expect. Remember that this course is designed for educational purposes only. Please watch the disclaimer video.


Mitchel Schwindt is a physician (M.D.), author, consultant, triathlete and will coach you through this course.


This course is grounded in science and research drawing on concepts from functional medicine, longevity and sports medicine. There is no hype. Watch the short video to learn why I created this course.


Contrast a typical health care encounter vs. using a different mindset and approach. This educational course provides the student with the inside knowledge to ask targeted questions and achieve results.

6 pages

To reach your destination (health goals), you need to know where you are currently at. Complete this now and periodically to track your progress.


Learn how to navigate the course to get the most from your learning experience.


For this course I am your instructor / guide only. Please watch this short video explaining the purpose of this course.

Section 2: How Do I?

Introduction to the how-to module.

Section 3: The Problem
1 page

Do you have symptoms of low testosterone (Low T)??


10 common myths that can negatively impact mens health.


Andropause is real. This lecture explains the concept, symptoms and what to do about it.


There are a variety of options for testing. Some controversy exists around which test is best. I share my thoughts and experience in this lecture.

1 page

This is a symptom quiz developed by the American Urologic Association. Take a moment and complete the quick quiz to see if you may have prostate issues.

I have added a link to a prostate cancer quiz also for you to compete.

Section 4: Matters Of The Heart

How much would you spend not to die?

Sort of a silly question, but it needs to be asked. Heart disease remains the top killer and unfortunately, the first sign of a problem for 50% of people is sudden cardiac death.

What if a quick test could find out if a problem is lurking in the shadows? 

This lecture discusses Cardiac Calcium scoring and what it could mean for you.


Cholesterol is more than just a simple number.

Many are ill informed about their cholesterol. I see it every day and it is disappointing. One doesn't fix a car by only listening to it and watching it drive but rather by lifting the hood and diving deep into the inside to discover the true problem.

Knowing the true numbers allows your health care professional to address the risk for heart attack and stroke. Don't let outdated tests determine your future.


This video covers 3 simple non-prescription techniques shown to decrease cholesterol. The goal is to reduce LDL and maintain or increase HDL.

Section 5: Do This - Biohacking To Optimize Health & Performance

Food is Medicine. In this lecture, we discuss how food can serve as medicine and prevent illness & disease.

The Power of C (hint: it's not vitamin C)
2 pages

Avoid This Bone Melting Drink

Contrary to popular advertising, cow's milk does not boost bone health.

I've shared the acidic nature of milk and how the body pulls calcium from bones to buffer the acid. You don't have to believe me, but read on if you want to avoid breaking your hip and dying prematurely.

The Facts About Milk

Researchers published data on 61,433 women and 45,339 men who they followed for 20 years and 11 years (males).

Women who drank 3 or more glasses of milk a day had a 60% increased risk of hip fracture and 16% risk for breaking any other bone.

1 glass of milk = 15% increased risk of death from heart disease

1 glass of milk = 7% increase risk of cancer

3 glasses of milk / day = 93% increased risk of death

For men, 3 glasses of milk a day increased the risk of dying by 10%

reference: BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 28 October 2014)Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6015. This was an observational study, but the data are certainly concerning and this is not the first time it has been presented that milk is not the panacea for bone health many believe.

Section 6: Sexual Function

Intro to ED, causes, treatment options including drugs, natural remedies and alternative therapies.

Activity: Hey ADAM? Did You Do This Yet?
2 pages

Sorry for the misdirection, but I wanted to get your attention. I often hear my clients / patients/ athletes tell me they don't feel "x,y or z". So it must not be important, working or critical to health or performance. There are many hidden dangers and pitfalls that can be avoided if one knows where to look.


Learn the issues around premature ejaculation and options for treatment.


Sperm production and function are influenced by a variety of factors. This lecture explores the issues around sperm and what causes them to perform poorly.

Section 7: Stress - A Worthy Adversary

This module covers stress and its effects on the body. Stress management and adaptogens are covered in additional detail, including recommendations from functional and sports medicine research.


I sat down with anxiety expert, Linda Esposito, and dug deep into the issue. Listen in as she shares decades of wisdom on a topic I know most of you are faced with on a daily basis.

Anxiety and stress are unavoidable in daily life, but learning to deal with anxiety in a positive way creates a whole new reality.

A close friend of mine pointed out the only group of people who aren’t stressed and faced with anxiety –those already buried in the ground!

I got a lot out of our conversation and I’m sure you will as well.


Part II

I sat down with anxiety expert, Linda Esposito, and dug deep into the issue. Listen in as she shares decades of wisdom on a topic I know most of you are faced with on a daily basis.

Anxiety and stress are unavoidable in daily life, but learning to deal with anxiety in a positive way creates a whole new reality.

A close friend of mine pointed out the only group of people who aren’t stressed and faced with anxiety –those already buried in the ground!

I got a lot out of our conversation and I’m sure you will as well.

Defeat Anxiety Part III

Sleep is a critical factor in establishing and maintaining health. Hormone production, including growth hormone and melatonin, require proper sleep. This section covers the use of melatonin and other sleep hygiene strategies to promote restful sleep.

Section 8: Midcourse Check In
Mid-Course Comments
Section 9: The Mental Game
4 pages

It's easy to get wrapped up living the story someone else scripted for you. This lecture walks you through shifting your mindset to create the future you desire.


Dr. Cuddy's work showed that posture affects hormone levels and stress. Adopting a power pose boosts testosterone by 20% and decreases the stress hormone cortisol by 25%.

Finding Calm
3 pages

This issue will be huge in health, medicine and society in the immediate future.

Section 10: Water Works - Prostate and More
What's A Prostate?

What is a PSA and what can cause it to be elevated (besides cancer).

Section 11: Your Gut

Want to reach a new level of health? Wash your mouth - literally. The mouth is the window to the body and gut. This lecture reveals why what's in your mouth affects the rest of your health.


Antacids produce a myriad of effects and the consequences of long term use are worrisome.


Want to live a fully functional life until the ripe old age of 120? This lecture dives into concepts geared to reaching the maximum functional human potential.

Section 12: Brain Power

Keep your brain functioning in top form.


Ignore this issue and wind up becoming demented.


What's the big deal with a little nicotine?

Section 13: Hair
Hair Loss Overview

Understand this information before you spend $$ and your time.

Section 14: Course Wrap Up
Course Summary
Section 15: Bonus Content

Interview with Kimberly Palm on stress management techniques part I.


Learning meditation is not hard, but try this simple hack to rapidly improve your meditation practice.


Conclusion of interview with Kimberly Palm on Stress Management

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Instructor Biography

Mitchel Schwindt, Physician, author, consultant and triathlete.

Dr. Schwindt has been teaching live courses on a variety of topics and is passionate about life-long learning. His focus is on simplifying the entire process of learning and his conversational style of presentation helps students rapidly master the topics presented.

He is a published author and several of his books have reached the top spots in their respective categories. He also hosts two podcasts sharing his unique perspective on health, wellness and endurance sports.

Dr. Schwindt continues to work as a consultant helping others implement technology into their businesses and removing headaches and hurdles along the way. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has a particular passion for the crossroads of medicine and technology. Dr. Schwindt is involved in a functional and sports medicine fellowship and shares his wisdom with patients and fellow athletes.

He easily reachable on twitter and enjoys interacting with his students.

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